February 21, 2006
@ 06:05 PM

Mike Gunderloy hits a number of my pet peeves in his Daily Grind 823 post where he writes

The Problem with Single Sign-In Systems - Dare Obesanjo attempts to explain why Passport is so annoying. But hey, you know what - your customers don't care about the technical issues. They just want it to work. Explaining how hard the problem is just makes you look like a whiner. This principle applies far beyond Passport.

Pet peeve #1, my name is spelled incorrectly. I find this really irritating especially since anyone who is writing about something I blogged about can just cut and paste my name from their RSS reader or my webpage. I can't understand why there are so many people who mispell my name as Dare Obesanjo or  Dare Obsanjo. Is it really that much of a hassle to use cut & paste? 

Pet peeve #2, projecting silly motives as to why I wrote a blog post. My blog is a personal weblog where I talk about [mostly technical] stuff that affects me in my professional and personal life. It isn't a Microsoft PR outlet aimed at end users. 

Pet peeve #3, not being able to tell the difference between what I wrote and what someone else did. Trevin is the person who wrote a blog post trying to explain the user experience issues around Passport sign-in, I just linked to it.


Tuesday, February 21, 2006 6:35:58 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Hear hear. Learn to spell people's names correctly!

Every time you spell our names wrong, *your* apparent IQ drops 10 points.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 8:32:06 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Sorry about the spelling. Fixed now. With my name, that happens all the time to me too, so I sympathize.

As for the rest - I think you're so peeved you're reading more into those couple of sentences that I put there. I took the occasion of your post - which I know perfectly well was mainly by Trevin, with your commentary surroudning it - to make some general comments on tech defensiveness about customer requirements. But whatever.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 9:06:05 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
To your credit, Mike's post was aggresively worded. But why post just to retaliate against someone? There is little you can do to discredit yourself more than such childishness.

I understand that you are free to speak your mind in your own forum, but in the interest of integrity and peer-respect, let such things go quietly.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 6:32:22 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)

FYI, I really appreciated your post. I've often wondered why Passport sometimes asks for my credentials even when I ask it to persist them. I read your RSS feed because it contains cool technical posts about things that I work with on a daily basis. I didn't see it as whining at all. Just a good pointer to some information.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 8:47:26 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
I seem to be someone who has misspelt your name in the past. Sorry Dare!
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 11:40:13 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
According to Google there are several hundred folks who think I'm Scott HanSLEman. Pisses me off. Plus the whole HanselAndGretalMan thing.
Scott Hanselman
Thursday, February 23, 2006 2:53:19 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Yay for me. I spelled everyones name correctly on my weblog, both Dare Obasango and Scott Hahnsalmen. whoo hoo
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