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Becoming an RP with the Pamela Project (pt. 2)

Okay. So when I last posted I was waiting for my SSL cert to get installed and I left to enjoy the rest of the day with my wife and daughter. Good choice, as there were still a fair number of obstacles ahead of me. When I returned from my walk, the superstars at Bluehost […]

Becoming an RP with the Pamela Project (pt. 1)

Boy, I must REALLY be insane. Below is picture of this BEAUTIFUL spring day here in NYC, my wife and baby are in the park playing, and I’m sitting on my balcony trying to install the Pamela Project on my blog. The odds are stacked against a glowing review, as iCards are still an emerging […]

Internet Identity Workshop May 12-14th in Mountainview

Just a note to remind everyone that IIW is just around the corner (1 week from Monday!). This is THE event for the Identity community and just about anyone who’s doing anything in the space will be there. If you are thinking about getting involved or want to understand why User-Centric Identity may be the […]

Doc Searls, VRM, and the Redemption of Tomorrow’s Internet

I spent a couple of hours on the phone with Doc yesterday as he ran back and forth across the Harvard campus, where he’s currently a fellow at the Berkman Center. The conversation was as frenetic and wide-ranging as his movements (from his personal past, through VRM, to the meaning of the modern day Catholic […]

Drummond on XRI/XDI and OpenID

At the IDtrust Symposium in Maryland, Drummond just presented a paper about how the XRI/XDI support in OpenID can be used to avoid some of the more wicked hacks necessary for some of the richer functionality in the OpenID 2.0 spec.  The paper is an interesting read and now public here: For an overview […]

SXSW Report: A Critical Look at OpenID

I’ve been intending to write about iCards next, but Paul and Kim have yet to get back to me. Since I just got out of the OpenID panel at SXSW, I’ll go ahead and cover the panel. Beware–This is going to be a long one. I actually made my way through the labyrinth that is […]

Meeting at SXSW…

Hey all,I’m going to be at SXSW interactive Sunday through Tuesday this year. The company I manage ( is the software provider to about 12,000 angel investors around the world and on Friday we’re releasing a way for entrepreneurs to apply to an open deal space where our investors can pull deals from (in addition to applying […]

Latest XDI RDF model…

Drummond pointed me to the latest XDI RDF model for those who’d like to go a little deeper. You can get it at: It’s very similar to the original concept, but more in line with current technology trends.

The History of Tomorrow’s Internet: Introduction

Over the past couple of months I’ve been relatively immersed (relatively only because I work full-time building a company and have a 3-month old daughter) in understanding some of the trends that are coming together to define the next generation of the internet. I didn’t start out with the goal of understanding trends. I started […]

New Beginnings…

For someone who’s spent the last three years building a company that connects entrepreneurs and angel investors, I’ve been remarkably out of what’s been happening in boom 2.0. This is partly because I’ve been busy building a company (and a marriage… and a home… and a daughter), but I think it’s deeper than that. From the […]