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I replaced Feedburner’s subscriber count with this Bash script –
"By many accounts, including my own experience, it looks like Feedburner is on its way out. (It may have quietly left already. We could just be looking at a cardboard cutout of Feedburner at its domain.)" Might be time to migrate away, I think.
feedburner  google  endoflife 
september 2012 by infovore
Pictures and vision
"In this context, Google+ is not the company’s most strategic project. That distinction goes to Glass, to the self-driving cars, and to Google Maps, Street View, and Earth—Google’s model of the real, physical world. Maybe in twenty years we’ll think of Google primarily as a vision company—augmenting our vision, helping us share it—and, oh wow, did you realize they once, long ago, sold ads?" This is good. I like the distinction between pictures and vision a lot.
robinsloan  facebook  google  seeing  vision  pictures  photography  computervision  robotreadableworld 
june 2012 by infovore
Woods+ (
"In this scenario one sunny day you're working on low-level NoSQL projects at the Gootch or wherever, and you get an email from Facebook and you go for the interview and Zuckerberg is talking about scaling PHP and suddenly pauses, gets this look in his eye, pulls his hoodie over his head and says “You have sixty seconds. You should be running.” Because engineers, as we are often reminded, are the ultimate prey."
facebook  google  plus  social  interviewtechnique  paulford 
july 2011 by infovore
Post by Andy Hertzfeld
"One thing that I learned during the launch of the original Macintosh in 1984 was that the press usually oversimplifies everything, and it can't deal with the reality that there are many people playing critical roles on significant projects. A few people always get too much credit, while most people get too little, that's just the way it has always worked. But luckily, it's 2011 and I can use the service that I helped to create to clarify things." This is Good And Proper. (Also it's good management).
management  design  credit  google  googleplus 
july 2011 by infovore
Images captured via Google Streetview cameras; some are incredible, others, beautiful.
streetview  google  maps  photography  tumblr 
november 2010 by infovore
YouTube confirms worldwide deal for live Indian Premier League cricket | Media |
"YouTube has confirmed its first live major sporting deal, announcing today that it will host live Indian Premier League cricket matches in the UK, and casting into doubt the value of British TV broadcast rights." Wow. Awesome!
google  youtube  cricket  ipl  media  tv  licensing 
january 2010 by infovore
From Nand to Tetris in 12 steps
"Building a working computer from Nand gates alone is a thrilling intellectual exercise. It demonstrates the supreme power of recursive ascent, and teaches the students that building computer systems is -- more than anything else -- a triumph of human reasoning." Ooh, that could be good, when I have an hour spare. (Another Google TechTalk).
google  techtalk  programming  computing  games  logic  recursion  hardware 
january 2010 by infovore
Embeddable Google Document Viewer
"Google Docs offers an undocumented feature that lets you embed PDF files and PowerPoint presentations in a web page. The files don't have to be uploaded to Google Docs, but they need to be available online." Ooh, that's useful.
google  pdf  tools  embedding  web  online 
september 2009 by infovore
Dead pixel in Google Earth
"82 x 82 cm burned square, the size of one pixel from an altitude of 1 km."
art  google  internet  mapping  aerialphotography  visual  joke  pixelation  via:brandonnn 
april 2009 by infovore
Energy Information
"Google PowerMeter, now in prototype, will receive information from utility smart meters and energy management devices and provide anyone who signs up access to her home electricity consumption right on her iGoogle homepage."
data  visualisation  google  sustainability  energy  power  energyconsumption 
february 2009 by infovore
AJAX APIs Playground
Playground for Google's Ajax APIs. Well implemented, and very useful.
development  web  api  google  testing  tool 
january 2009 by infovore
The connected book (and how to make soda water) - Boing Boing
"Slowly, over time, a page typeset in 1771 might start to get a whole new life, thanks to the growing authority we grant it through that elemental gesture of making a link." And this is why we need to empower the socialised book, not just through Google Books, but through the physical things themselves.
writing  books  publishing  research  google  stevenjohnson 
january 2009 by infovore
i made this. you play this. we are enemies.
Um. An "artwork/game/digital poem/world of scribbles" from Jason Nelson. Stop trying to "get it".
satire  google  yahoo  web  flash  games  art  poem  experimental 
december 2008 by infovore
Epic Android bug interprets your typing as system commands - Engadget
"It turns out that G1 firmware revisions RC29 and earlier literally interpret everything you type as command-line operations, so if you happen across a legit command, it's going to get executed." Now that's what I call a show-stopper. Wow.
linux  android  mobile  os  google  bug  fail 
november 2008 by infovore
STREET WITH A VIEW: a project by Robin Hewlett & Ben Kinsley
"On May 3rd 2008, artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley invited the Google Inc. Street View team and residents of Pittsburgh’s Northside to collaborate on a series of tableaux along Sampsonia Way. Neighbors, and other participants from around the city, staged scenes ranging from a parade and a marathon, to a garage band practice, a seventeenth century sword fight, a heroic rescue and much more..." Lovely.
streetview  performance  google  art  tableaux  pittsburgh 
november 2008 by infovore
Data Scraping Wikipedia with Google Spreadsheets « OUseful.Info, the blog…
"So to recap, we have scraped some data from a wikipedia page into a Google spreadsheet using the =importHTML formula, published a handful of rows from the table as CSV, consumed the CSV in a Yahoo pipe and created a geocoded KML feed from it, and then displayed it in a Yahoo map." Wow, etc.
yahoo  google  wikipedia  cloudcomputing  web  tools  scraping 
october 2008 by infovore
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: you're doing it wrong
"The big dilemma is that needs are different. I’m normally on Mobile Google Maps when I’m frantically trying to find a place, often the hotel I’ve booked. I’m lost, I want to sleep – I’m not exploring the possibility space, and I don’t want to wade through marketing garbage. Note that this doesn’t make sense for these kinds of advertisers either: I’ve booked already, and I don’t want alternatives." Once again, the problems of the mobile context (rather than the mobile technology) rear their heads.
mobile  advertising  geo  geolocational  maps  google 
october 2008 by infovore
Official Gmail Blog: New in Labs: Stop sending mail you later regret
"When you enable Mail Goggles, it will check that you're really sure you want to send that late night Friday email. And what better way to check than by making you solve a few simple math problems after you click send to verify you're in the right state of mind?" Amazing.
google  gmail  drunk  latenight  behaviour  interaction  design 
october 2008 by infovore
Seth's Blog: What advertising can't fix
"Microsoft may very well not be broken. The world needs reliable bureaucracies that mollify the needs of corporations and individuals in the center of the market. But if it is broken, advertising isn't going to fix it."
marketing  microsoft  strategy  google  apple  advertising  sethgodin 
september 2008 by infovore
Google Chrome why? «
"The current browsers, including Firefox, just can’t cut it. JavaScript isn’t fast enough (thereby limiting the UX), browsers are single threaded and they aren’t stable enough. If Google want to challenge Microsoft (or anyone else for that matter) in the desktop space they needed a better platform... Google’s solution is I think much neater - build an open source browser that supports multithreading, fast JavaScript execution and stuff Google Gears into the back end so it works offline." Now that's a good explanation.
browser  runtime  javascript  google  chrome  performance 
september 2008 by infovore
Process Perfection
"The bottom line is, there are laws on the books in the EU that stand in direct conflict with the needs of Google's architecture, and no amount of hand waving will make that fact go away." Smart artcile about the legal issues of cloud computing.
architecture  google  privacy  law  cloudcomputing  distributed  computing  hosting 
july 2008 by infovore
BusySync - Sync iCal and Google Calendar - from BusyMac
"BusySync lets you share iCal calendars on a LAN and sync iCal with Google Calendar." Well, if it does that, that's pretty nifty. Worth checking out.
calendar  calendaring  google  ical  synchronisation  sync  application  mac  osx  macosx 
april 2008 by infovore
Google Maps: A Drug Deal Caught From Every Angle
"For the "streetview" feature of Google Maps, the search engine's agents tour around city neighborhoods in a discreet van. Sometimes they catch more than just identifiable landmarks." In this case, they catch a drug deal in progress.
google  photography  maps  surveillance  streetview  chicago 
march 2008 by infovore
Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator for WordPress
"This plugin generates a XML-Sitemap compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog"
seo  wordpress  google  sitemap  plugin  generator 
march 2008 by infovore
Official Google Blog: Yahoo! and the future of the Internet
"We believe that the interests of Internet users come first -- and should come first -- as the merits of this proposed acquisition are examined and alternatives explored."
google  yahoo  microsoft  takeover  business  acquisition  internet  openness  freedom 
february 2008 by infovore
Twittercal — tweet your google calendar
Twittercal is "a free service that connects your Twitter account to your Google Calendar". Very nice!
twitter  service  api  calendar  google 
september 2007 by infovore
Official Google Maps API Blog: Microformats in Google Maps
"Today we're happy to announce that we are adding support for the hCard microformat to Google Maps results."
microformats  google  maps  hcard 
august 2007 by infovore
Fast Company Now - Google, Innovation and the Web
What defines a project? Sometimes there are small projects. Google News took a team of 3-5 people. If you take a pool of engineers and put them in teams of three, you can actually do 100 projects.
google  innovation  development  business  process 
july 2006 by infovore

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