The Secret of Successful Telemarketing

Take a lesson from Game Stop. Their automated system called me today and left a voice mail. It got my attention right off the bat with, “Attention Halo fans!” Every other automated telemarketing pitch I’ve ever received on my cell phone was immediately deleted or promptly hung up on. But here was one that knew…

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Casa dé Hambone makes an apperance on HanselMinutes

In this week’s edition of HanselMinutes on identity, Scott Hanselman and Carl Franklin chat about information cards and Windows CardSpace. Scott gives me mention for the work I did to enable information cards and Windows CardSpace on www.casadehambone.com. There’s some great content about how information cards can (and I believe will) change the way we manage…

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Early SVN patch of DasBlog 1.9.6264 with information card support available

Rather than wait for perfection, I’m making available an SVN patch of my work-to-date for information card support in DasBlog 1.9.6264. You can get it here from the Casa dé Hambone Download Center. Due to the dependence in my current build on Microsoft.IdentityModel.TokenProcessor, you will require .NET Framework 3.0 and Visual Studio 2005 with the Visual…

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Information card sign in without validation

I’m testing out a slightly modified information card login process on Casa dé Hambone. Previously, I validated your email address in your self-issued card. An email was sent to your email address asking you to click a link to activate your account. Currently, I’ll take whatever claims you provide in your self-issued card and sign…

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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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