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Might I offer a few more uses? One idea I had a while back was using a QR code as a tattoo. Being one who could never quite decide on a picture that would stay with me the rest of my life, I thought it novel to instead satisfy my nerdier tendencies and have the QR tattoo link to a private domain where I could upload any particular design I felt like, as with a desktop wallpaper. Either way, my tattoo would serve as a placeholder for years to come.
Another benefit to this could be (God forbid) I end up dead in a ditch or incapacitated and someone needed to identify me. Scanning my markings could serve an additional purpose.
Another decidedly evil use of a QR could be a virus. Much like with a shortened URL, you don't know what you're looking at until it's possibly too late. While I haven't investigated the technical side in full, in theory you could have a very simple URL - or even an actual script - written into the QR. While I'm pretty sure most phones are a little too simple to get a script to run off the bat, but I can imagine it being easier to initiate a 'hack' on a WAP/GPRS/3G phone without a Firewall than a computer with.
Just some food for thought :¬D
Now I haven't tried it recently with RSS search feeds from Summize, but it should be pretty quick as Summize auto-refreshes it's searches every minute or so. Worth another shot ;¬)
Welcome back to Twitter (at least for the time being!)
Also, how are you liking Apture?
Besides, the iPhone version of your site is *more* than capable for now. Take your time and get it right. [thumbsup]
And now after that bit of Internet Detective work, time to play some GAMES!! >:D
Question: I was going to add you to my Steam contacts but couldn't find you under your user name above (iobuffa). If you want to add me, feel free (mine's 'CannonGod')
What I would hate to see is the rep system you have developed to be abused in such a way. I love the idea of rewarding insightful/useful comments, and 'digging down' unhelpful ones. However, what protection is there for bloggers/blog commentors using ID when they are senselessly 'dugg down' for fun? Their one night of damage can destroy months of legitimate reputation building. However we mustn't forget that +ve Rep. bumping exists too!
I could suggest a few techniques (although they're based on AI principles & would need me to write a few notes before I passed them on), but another simple system measuring the influx of ratings from each user, the outflow of given ratings by each user, and an analysis of user trends might help flag up possible abusers for later moderation. This would allow control over user ratings and a degree of protection for serious users of your service.
I could talk more about curtailing voter abuse, but I feel bad for Mr Bwana by writing essays on his blog :-P (assuming he doesn't mind of course)