July 21st, 2006

nice fish

Learning interesting things

Today I learned that a co-worker lives in an effective commune: 6 friends from way back couldn't be arsed to buy houses and thus rent two next to each other. They have 7 kids between them ranging from 3-17.

I have yet to quiz him to find out the finer details, but it's exciting to find real-world examples who appear to be fully integrated into modern life - makes it seem more possible and realistic.

In other news, I'm also looking at the vast subject of identity on the internet: how to manage it, how to authenticate, how to avoid the most common attacks, how to govern it, implications etc. It's all fascinating stuff. I may have to write something about it when I work out what I want to say.