[FoRK] lazy QR code

Kent Spaulding kent at iotabits.com
Tue Jun 19 09:24:30 PDT 2012


"I'll buy that for a dollar."

On Jun 19, 2012, at 8:15 AM, Damien Morton wrote:

> For only a dollar you have have your (domain name, geocode) pair signed
> using my root certificate, with a guarantee of exclusivity on every cubic
> meter signed.
> 
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 11:03 AM, Kevin Marks <kevinmarks at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> How do you dereference the AP? By connecting to it? If so, there are 2
>> existing ideas here:
>> Sending a URL in option code 56 for DHCP on connection:
>> 
>> http://www.google.com/patents/US7080132
>> 
>> If you're connected to the API, you can use DNS-SD for nearby webservers
>> over mDNS, look for '_http._tcp.'
>> 
>> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-cheshire-dnsext-dns-sd-11
>> 
>> (running apache web sharing on MacOS advertises these, Safari will browse
>> them - go to Bonjour in the Bookmarks page).
>> 
>> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 2:30 PM, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> That's far less of a kludge than my AP name approach, and it's
>>> arguably a more secure way of validating that the URL is really
>>> related to the place you are in. OTOH, the 20 CM range of NFC is so
>>> short that you'd have to put your phone right up to a marker.
>>> 
>>> You couldn't just open your phone and see a short list of URLs that
>>> you're likely to want to visit right then and there.
>>> 
>>> Usecase: you're standing outside a store which is closed and want to
>>> learn more about it. Ordinarily you would see a domain written on a
>>> sticker in the window, open mobile browser, type domain in, visit
>>> site. New approach is to open phone, launch dedicated app, see a list
>>> of likely pages for this location, open one.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 2:11 PM, Bill Humphries <whump at mac.com> wrote:
>>>> Use near-field to advertise to nearby devices the pertinent URLs?
>>>> 
>>>> -- whump
>>>> 
>>>> On Jun 18, 2012, at 13:58, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> I'd like a mobile app that told me which URLs were intended to be
>>>>> fixed in nearby space. For example, HEAD on such a link might have
>>>>> lat/long for my GPS to sync up with.  I suppose you could validate
>>>>> such URLs by checking whether an open access point named them.
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