Prediction: Spam and old OAuth clients

October 13th, 2015

Just dropping in for a quick prediction... I've been thinking about how many different sites people have authorized to access their Twitter, Facebook, Google, etc. accounts via OAuth2. Those authorizations don't expire, do they? What happens when the client sites expire and new owners grab the domains? I'm thinking that in a few years, we'll see bad actors take over dead startups and exploit the social media access for data harvesting and spamming.

New site format

April 17th, 2006

I'm changing the structure of my site again. In any case, here's a roadmap of the changes:

  1. I've created a new blog which replaces the old main page.
  2. This new blog subsumes all of my other blogs.
  3. Over the next few months I will be moving posts and comments over to the new one, preserving timestamps and names.
  4. I will remove all of the pretty formatting.
  5. I will rearrange the page structure, removing modules where I deem necessary.
  6. I will put in brand-new formatting.

It'll be a long process, but I think it will be worth it.