Krugle is a vertical search machine just for us developer, it will change the way we will develop, I am sure!
Find code. Find answers. Krugle’s vertical search engine gives programmers instant access to all the open source code and highly relevant technical information they need.
Watch their presentation at DEMO 2006.
That is actually what I always had wished for to have, just collect and put all the stuff together that I get from all the different kind of sources.
plum.com is a free Internet service for collecting and sharing the things you care about, stumble across or need. With plum.com it’s a snap to grab almost anything from the Web (pages, text, photos, feeds), as well as from your desktop, e-mail, and share it in any form - as a blog, list, album, or live feed. Plum’s patent-pending Meta-Match technology connects people and their knowledge with higher relevance than ever before.
The sad thing about it is that a friend and I we were working on just the same thing but we never got it that far, we dropped the idea after almost two years of development … I will follow plum.com closely. Watch the presentation they gave at DEMO 2006, it rocks! Unfortunately its not available yet …
It took me a while and a lot of asking on the IRC channel (#xul), but I finally found out how to get access to the current web site shown by the browser. I had to digg into some other extensions and I found it. I just wanted to manipulate the DOM of the currently shown web site a bit (nothing greasemonkey like, just tiny steps!).
window._content is your friend!
Quite a while ago I had written a package for the PHP Extension and Application repository (PEAR) that tried to handle trees. It had started out as a simple package, which was handling trees by a “brain dead” method, but later I had added Nested Sets and other more clever ways. It is now already quite a while ago that I had given up maintenance but I am still getting requests about the package, not very often, but from time to time it happens.
I will list some links that hopefully help out.
A PEAR::Tree Tutorial by Demian Turner, a very good starting point!
The official PEAR online docs, if you don’t like looking into the source try this.
An article for the PHP Magazin where I described how to use Tree (german).
Btw. the os.visionp.de web page, that had some more extensive documentation on it had been taken offline.
Find out when my watch arrived. Just look at the picture and you should know. To make it not too easy, subtract ten minutes, because the picture was ten minutes after the UPS guy rang the bell! Finally I got my ubercool christmas present, yes.
Now I am going to wear a watch again after at least 10 years without! Let’s see if I will get used to it. If not my wife will get mad I guess.
Lightbox JS is a simple, unobtrusive script used to to overlay images on the current page. It’s a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers.
I am using ShowOff as a screensaver and every time I put the Mac to sleep I jump higher the closer the uptime comes to 10 days. But somehow it happens that I don’t reach the 10 days. I use my computer every day and I wake it up multiple times every day, so it’s not bored for sure. But the maximum I manage to reach is 10 days. But not because I am restarting my Mac on purpose, just because it crashes always around 9 days or the latest when it reaches 10 days, last crash yesterday. It always crashes when I wake it up from sleep mode and even before the login screen appears it asks me to restart, it does that nicely but that doesn’t help :-(. May be I should file a bug report to Apple and tell them to increase this timer a bit, 30 days would be cool i think :-).
May be I should learn how to read faster and how to suck information into my brain at a higher speed. I just need a loooong time to read long articles. I enjoy reading articles on Joel on Software or by Paul Graham as much as I hate it. Just because it takes me hours to finish them, I am just tooo slow reading them. I am sure there is a service that converts their blog articles into podcasts. Just get their voice scheme from any of the interviews they have given and generate the article as podcasts.
I don’t want to compare my thought spitting on this blog to the articles mentioned above. But I might be allowed to say that my slowness is the reason why my articles are that short. And, the shorter the article the less errors I can make, hehe.
Yeah, I partly used to read some articles using my Mac’s function to read out selected text, but that is actually harder to follow than reading it myself. And it’s not just one click either. Mmmmh, if all the blogs would just make all their articles available in full length via RSS I could imagine a service which converts them into a podcast and I can just use my iTunes to synch those blogs as audio …
Oh yes, that would really take my laziness to the next level!
Today I read that Google is working on Goobuntu. And that Google has an eye on Napster. Is Google sucking in everything possible?
Yesterday I had heard some podcast (as usual from venturevoice) where the interviewee (the founder of blogger.com, it was) mentioned that he didn’t really understand why Google wanted to buy blogger.com. It just didn’t seem to fit in a search engine company (or may be even an ad seller in the second place), what in his opinion Google was at that time. But when gmail came out, he said it became more obvious. But does it really make sense buying all those companies? What is Google’s big goal?
To me it seems that they are unfocused and don’t only want to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. It rather seems like another big company specialized in online services. Aren’t we waiting for a Google portal which just combines all the services under one hat? Is it not the next logic step to prevent having a sites per service and use the synergy effects (great words “synergy effects”, reminds me of viagra, hehe) even more intensely? So will Google just be another Yahoo?
Even this mind gambling is kinda tricky to do. The strategy seems a bit blurred. Or is it that the size Google has reached constrains them to buy all those companies and do all those things?
I am sure there are enterprise services Google offers and that they make a lot of money with. But are those bunch of services they blow out (maps, gmail, orkut, froogle) not just the means to sell ads? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind it. But then they are just a potential buyer for all companies/services/sites that attract enough people to generate revenue by ads. And that again would prove the theory that Google is unfocused and does not only want to organize the world’s information. Ok, it would only be unfocused concerning this fact but if you see revenue as a focus they are definitely not unfocused!
May be I should just inform myself a bit better, or I am just jealous