Streamlining my Information Card login process

I spent a little more time this afternoon polishing the info card login process on Casa dé Hambone. Let me know what you think. I really liked how sxcore and sandbox.netfx3.com are handling their info card login. Sxcore specifically has a nice way of using a GET to kick off the process which eliminates the need…

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Do you want authenticated comments in DasBlog?

DasBlog 1.9.6264.0. Authenticated comments. Windows CardSpace. Working. Try it out right now by signing in with your information card and then leaving a comment on this post. Inclusion of your web page claim is optional; include during the initial card selection if you want your web page linked to your name when leaving a comment….

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Say goodbye to laptops? I don’t think so.

Has this guy ever sat inside a high rise office building or even the basement of a Midwestern home and struggled to get a reliable cellular signal? In his article about how once again the browser will make Windows irrelevant, he sings the joys of living with an Internet-connected mobile device: Things will get more…

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Casa dé Hambone is Windows CardSpace-enabled!

Taking inspiration from Kim Cameron and how he CardSpace-enabled WordPress, I did the same with DasBlog 1.9.6264.0. casadehambone.com now supports logging into the administrative account using Windows CardSpace allowing me to throw the use of passwords to the wind! The great thing is that it only took minor changes to three source files and the…

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How to grant ASP.NET access to certificate private keys on Windows Vista

One of the more painful processes on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 is granting read permission to the private keys of a certificate. It typically requires a few trips to your favorite search engine, msdn.microsoft.com and running winhttpcertcfg.exe. In Windows Vista, the Certificate MMC snap-in has a new feature that enables you to directly…

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Firefox 2 outperforms IE7 because Firefox doesn’t do "the right thing"

As I mentioned here, Scoble points out that IE7 renders TechMeme slower than Firefox 2. A true statement. Another true statement is that Firefox isn’t respecting the <META HTTP-EQUIV=”Expires” CONTENT=”now”> tag. Furthermore, Firefox doesn’t respect its own “Always clear my private data when I close Firefox” option. And this, my friends, is the heart of…

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IE7 vs. Firefox 2 – is IE7 not loading images from cache?

Scoble knocks IE7’s performance compared to Firefox 2 and I had to see it to believe it. Given I’ve been living in IE7 for months – and more recently with IE7 on Windows Vista – I’ve never given performance a thought, which tells me either that performance has been fine or I’m simply ignorant. Likely a little of…

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How I created my own Windows CardSpace image

I’ve been getting my feet wet with Windows CardSpace and my self-issued card. In watching Kim Cameron’s demonstration of how he integrated CardSpace with WordPress, I saw his nifty looking card with his portrait on it. Right then and there I decided I too must have one. What do you think of the results? Here’s how…

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Windows Vista RC2 upgrade broke domain membership

Turns out the 32-bit Windows Vista RC2 upgrade from RC1 broke my notebook computer’s domain membership in an odd way. I could still log into the machine with my domain credentials, seamlessly access Exchange over HTTP via single sign-on, etc., but I could not establish a VPN connection with IT Connection Manager. I’d be prompted…

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Who uses WSRP to avoid vendor lock in?

I’m really curious to know how many people actually leverage WSRP to run portlets in a variety of different portals. I’m not talking about writing the portlet here and running it over there. I’m specifically interested if people are actively writing portlets within their enterprises that are then consumed by multiple vendor’s portals vs. writing a portlet…

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