Monthly Archives: April 2012

OFM and beyond

Presenting the rebooted Official.fm:

I’m proud of what we did.

I’m also sorry, because it doesn’t make sense for me to telecommute from California to Switzerland, so I have moved on. Flying from San Francisco to Geneva once a month doesn’t work, nor does building a second engineering team in SF. So that’s it. It was worth a shot.

What’s next? News coming soon.

Email auth

99% of sites require your email to set up an account, even ones that allow Facebook or Twitter for logging in. So why have any password at all? For that matter why bother with Facebook or Twitter?

To log in, enter your email address. The site sends an email. Check your mail. Click on the link. On clickthrough, set a cookie. Whenever there isn’t a cookie, go through the process of sending an email and clicking on the link again.