25 Aug 2000 raph   » (Master)

I broke down and implemented some basic InterWiki support to Advogato. I made that link by typing <wiki>InterWiki</wiki>. You can also do MeatBall:InterWiki, which also does the expected thing.

Note that Advogato is a member of the InterWiki space. For example, my diary is Advogato:person/raph and this entry is Advogato:person/raph/diary.html?start=97.

It seems to me that Advogato diary entries already have a hint of WikiNature. I'm hoping that this new InterWiki stuff can bring more of that out. Since people ask for ways to comment on diaries, one suggestion is to include a Wiki link at the bottom of your diary entry. Let's play with it a bit and see how it works.

At the same time, since the needed infrastructure was the same, I also added the <person> tag. So you can make a link to raph by typing <person>raph</person>.

My PDF blend mode work continues apace, and now I have an actual nonbug image showing two transparent stars composited with the Multiply blend mode.

In other news: since 5.0, PGP has had an optional backdoor feature intended for corporate customers. Now we learn that this feature has a serious bug, which can be exploited fairly easily to compromise message privacy. Cool.

PGP is not free software, but of course free software has its own share of exploits, even OpenBSD. The bottom line is that we have no fucking idea how to build trustworthy systems.

But computers are fun toys, aren't they?

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