// TODO: no error checking - weâ€™re boldâ€¦
This has to be the best code comment ever. Not very intelligent, but humorous at least. Probably explains why the application got hacked 45 minutes after launching on the web. The victim was John McCrea, Plaxo‘s VP of Marketing, using the first web application based on Google’s new OpenSocial APIs.
If you’re curious, OpenSocial is Google’s new interface for creating widgets/gadgets/apps for social networking platforms. It’s partners currently include Engage.com, Friendster, hi5, Hyves, imeem, LinkedIn, MySpace, Ning, Oracle, orkut, Plaxo, Salesforce.com, Six Apart, Tianji, Viadeo, and XING. No information yet whether Facebook, Microsoft, or Yahoo will be joining the initiative. If it makes its way to Facebook at some point, you’ll want to be aware for the simple reason that a poorly coded application can be vulnerable to attack. Some existing Facebook applications have vulnerabilities, but for the most part are limited.
Techcrunch – First OpenSocial Application Hacked Within 45 Minutes
Okay, so I did Halloween a bit different this year. As you may have noticed, I dyed my hair black and painted my nails black.
I went to work in costume. I also was wearing my new Van’s shoes and a thicker black belt along with my sexy jeans and Matchbook Romance t-shirt and an old plaid shirt.
Turns out, I met the mayor that day. For a few moments, I wished I’d dressed better, but then I realized I didn’t care — the inside counts, and the outside gets peoples’ attention.
The mayor is actually a pretty intelligent guy. He let us introduce ourselves and then ask questions. He handled all the questions easily with the best answers he had and for the things he didn’t know, he made it clear he’d have someone take a look into it. I don’t know if I agree with all his policy stances, but he’s not just playing the political game: he’s actually looking to bring about positive change for the people.
I found it interesting he referred to Jerry Brown, former governor of California, as one of his influences. The mayor refused to Brown as a “philosopher politician” which, he states, is “the best kind of politician.” I knew about Jerry Brown because my dad had talked about him before. Upon election, Jerry Brown referred to live in the California Governor’s Mansion and instead lived in an apartment. Anybody who goes out of their way to be a true “man of the people” like Brown earns my respect.
From work, I proceeded to the bus and to Nick’s car and on to Wednesday-night church. There’s a potluck every Wednesday and this is the first one I made it to. It was awesome — I love food that other people cook. Bachelor heaven.
Tomorrow I’m volunteering at an Agros fundraiser. It’s the same one I volunteered at last year when I was visiting Seattle for a week and scoping things out. I decided I might as well make it an annual event.
‘k so that’s it for now.