Via Google Blogoscoped. This brings me back to 1st year college running crackerjack against a shadowed linux password file and using a massive list of dictionary words to check passwords. Full txt list of resolving Google Subdomains. Tony Ruscoe found some interesting unpublished Google subdomains by using a bruteforce check on Google subdomains.
Via InsideGoogle: GreaseMap “Greasemap uses Greasemonkey to add a small layer to Firefox webpages. When you visit a geotagged page, it allows you to view an overlay map (powered by Google Maps) showing the coordinates of the geotag.”
Are EU ready? .EU domains are almost good to go.
Me in need of a haircut. Nice colour to my eyes, if I do say so myself.
More on Larry Lessig’s Powerpoint presentation style. Where can I get a PPT copy of his presentation? Larry’s presentations were the inspiration for the best powerpoint presentation I ever saw.
Sesame street lyrics in Klingon. Sing along! ” Describe to me immediately how to go to Sesame Street.”
Digg Spy. Automatically refreshing flash interface. Quick AJAX/Web2.0 fanboys. Love it! Love it now!
Handy Getting Things Done Email hack from Ross. It’s a tick box you can add to your sig stating you don’t want the email conversation blogged or quoted or that you permit it.
EU Information Society open Consultations. Handy bookmark.
Handy VoIP Flashdrive phone. Plug it into the USB, launch the software on the drive and you’re away. Now that’s mobile!
Having said that, enough already with this Web 2.0 nonsense. We are doing the same thing we always do when “new” has “newer” come along. We hype the snot out of it and crap all over the ‘old stuff’.
Blogs are the new new which is the new brown which is the new black. I remember the good ole days of WAP and how that would set the world on fire. I wish someone would have set a WAP PR bunny on fire. WiMax, there’s another sinner. Petrol, sugar, frozen orangejuice – Napalm some marketer scum and his dumbass client. How to succeed in this new age: Just build apps with the tech you have and stop being a marketing whore. The best way to pimp your product is to turn it from vapourware into ShitThat’sImpressiveWare.
Do you really need some dumbfuck marketing guru who only has the ability to “buzzerize” your product? Did FireFox need someone to give them a sexy name? If it changed its name in the morning most people wouldn’t give a damn.
Meanwhile look at Ning.
Google already own Joerg Heilig who was a Project Manager for StarOffice. Will this be an online version of Star Office integrated into GMail or something like this? It could hardly just be a calendar app. Not when you have both Sun CEO Scott McNealyand Google CEO Eric Schmidt announcing this at the Computer History Museum.
The biggest thing about this to me is where the application resides. Will it be Desktop based or server based? If server based it will freak out Microsoft quite a bit. I think a table and a chair might fly over this.
The phone gives information on what’s happening – such as an incoming call – by changing shape… The user interface is entirely without keyboard…
You dont have to carry it in your pocket or on your wrist. You can carry it anywhere, in anyform. You can roll it, bend it, put on your clothes like a clip. It also makes some form changes that makes it more ergonomical: i.e. when you want to talk on the phone, the body form turns into the form of the good old telephone. You can personalize these forms and record them. So it fits you the best in the way that you have chosen.
‘He turned his mistake back on Microsoft, however, accusing it of deceptive sales practices, since the agreement had essentially been hidden from him. “How could I sign the agreement if I’d never opened the software? It didn’t make any sense,” he says.’
EULAs are the Devils work. From Dave comes a David kicking the shit out of Microsoft Lawyer Goliaths story. Student sells on legally bought MS Software and they sue him. But he won after doggedly refusing to back down.
How Bob the millionaire became a pirate. Because the TV and Movie studios are dionaurs, the way they operate encourages piracy. Nice illustration of this point.
Connectivity as a utility. I’d been thinking all along about broadband being classed as a utility. Interesting idea.
Not able to see your fav TV show? Rent My DVR will sort it. Simply have someone record the show and send it to you. They charge of course.
Ideal for podcasters! How To Build a Telephone Recording Circuit from an Old Modem. One needs to solder and stuff. A job for Dave.
Esquire submits a document to Wikipedia to let the members edit it. Dozens of errors later, the collaborative work of the Wikipedians have corrected all the errors in the document. Wikipower once again. Esquire were impressed.