Journal Beta update

We just pushed out some new updates to beta.journals.aol.com, so please go play with it.  A lot of the changes are for International Journals (beta.blogs.aol.fr, beta.tagebuch.aol.de, etc) but there's also one fairly visible change:  We've modernized the look and feel of the "owner" pages, mostly by changing colors and buttons.  Newly created Journals will also get a different "Silver" default color theme.  It's not a huge functional change but it helps spruce up the look of the place.


Call me =john.panzer

Several Internet eons ago, I registered for a newfangled xri:=john.panzer universal identifier after listening to a conference presentation.  Didn't know if this system was going to go anywhere or not, but I did know that it was free to stake a claim in this potentially interesting namespace.

Well, after a while I did get a free i-name, a contact page, and now it turns out I can actually use it to log in to something useful, to wit, the new OpenID Wiki.  Turns out that the library used for the Wiki authentication automatically supports user IDs like =john.panzer; it just works.  Which is of course the goal of the technology, and a good demonstration that user centric identity can become ubiquitous.

Suspended by the Baby Boss at Twitter

Well!  I'm now suspended from Twitter for stating that Elon's jet was in London recently.  (It was flying in the air to Qatar at the...