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Pattern | CLiPS

43 month ago

joshua : Pattern | CLiPS - web mining module

Andy Baio : Pattern, a Python module for mining web data - mining popular services, language parsing, and dataviz in one handy bundle  [via]

philgyford : Pattern, a Python module for mining web data - Lovely looking module for grabbing data from a variety of web sources, analysing it, and displaying results in different ways. (via Waxy)

Google TCP tweaks

46 month ago

nelson : Google TCP tweaks - Evidence that Google may be running outside TCP spec to make connections faster

Simon Willison : Google and Microsoft Cheat on Slow-Start. Should You? - Google and Microsoft Cheat on Slow-Start. Should You?. Fascinating optimisation tricks by some of the big websites, which violate the RFC governing the TCP slow-start algorithm in order to perform better in the common case.

bmilleare : Google and Microsoft Cheat on Slow-Start. Should You? - Interesting hack by Google and MS on the tcp slow-start algorithm to speed up http responses.

MapCrunch

47 month ago

nelson : MapCrunch - Nice randomized Google Street View images

Andy Baio : MapCrunch - teleport to a random Street View location

philgyford : MapCrunch - Random Google Street View - Really simple idea, everyone's linking to it, and it's still very lovely. Instant momentary holiday.

High Performance Web Sites :: Google Analytics goes async

58 month ago

wearehugh : High Performance Web Sites :: Google Analytics goes async

joshua : High Performance Web Sites :: Google Analytics goes async - we0t

Simon Willison : Google Analytics goes async - Google Analytics goes async. This is excellent news—the latest version of the Google Analytics JavaScript is designed to allow for asynchronous loading, so it won’t hold up the rendering of your page. Analytics and banner ads are the two worst offen

The Data Liberation Front (the Data Liberation Front)

61 month ago

jcgregorio : The Data Liberation Front (the Data Liberation Front) - "The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose singular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products. "

philgyford : The Data Liberation Front (the Data Liberation Front) - "An engineering team at Google whose singular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products." (via Haddock)

nelson : Google Data Liberation Front - Group of Google engineers documenting ways to move your data in and out of Google

how to avoid ads in gmail

62 month ago

wearehugh : how to avoid ads in gmail - "you need 1 catastrophic event or tragedy for every 167 words"

nelson : Avoiding gmail ads - Simply make sure tragic words are in every mail

Andy Baio : How to Avoid Ads in Gmail - just add tragic words to your signature  [via]

Simon Willison : How to avoid ads in gmail - How to avoid ads in gmail. “After extensive testing I’ve discovered you need 1 catastrophic event or tragedy for every 167 words in the rest of the email.?

Google's Microsoft moment

63 month ago

nelson : Google's Microsoft moment - "They've reached the point of corporate ambition and changing corporate culture that means they're going to be perceived as if they are. Whether they're able to truly internalize that lesson, accept it, and act accordingly will determi

Anil : Google's Microsoft Moment - I'm not sure Google's new Chrome OS announcement is that big a deal, or that the eventual product that gets released will actually have that much impact, but it's a useful milestone in marking Google's evolution towards becoming an older company with a

Linkorama : Google's Microsoft Moment - Anil Dash - Is Google evil? It doesn't matter. They've reached the point of corporate ambition and changing corporate culture that means they're going to be perceived as if they are. Whether they're able to truly internalize that lesson, accept it

Please Enjoy - The Work of Ji Lee

64 month ago

jcgregorio : Please Enjoy - The Work of Ji Lee - "Less than 8% of people interviewed that day knew what a browser was."

Rod Begbie : What is a Browser? - Google question 50 people in Times Square. Reminder to the nerds: Users don't know what a "browser" is. [via#

Andy Baio : Google asks 50 random New Yorkers, "What's a browser?" - only about 8% knew, most thought it was a search engine

Doug Bowman / Google

67 month ago

nelson : Doug Bowman / Google - Nice note about his choice to leave. I think Google's data-driven approach to design is a unique strength, but I could see how it'd be terribly limiting for someone like Doug.

Andy Baio : Douglas Bowman explains his decision to leave Google - "I won't miss a design philosophy that lives or dies strictly by the sword of data"

deusx : Goodbye Google | stopdesign - This goes a long ways toward explaining why everything Google does is so damn ugly. "Yes, it’s true that a team at Google couldn’t decide between two blues, so they’re testing 41 shades between each blue to see which one performs better. I had

Google to shut down Lively next month

71 month ago

Andy Baio : Google to shut down Lively next month - the most baffling of all Google products, this one is closing after less than six months

nelson : Google Deadly - Only product Google has launched that made me completely think WTF? Guess it's not a success.

jcgregorio : Official Google Blog: Lively no more - Lively goes away.

Google.org tracking flu spread using search queries

71 month ago

Andy Baio : Google.org tracking flu spread using search queries - brilliant use of search data; get a flu shot before it gets to your state!  [via]

Rod Begbie : Google Flu Trends - Benevolent data-mining of Google's search logs -- but it does raise the question of what else they can predict… Does Google have "insider trading"-esque omnipotence for the whole stock market, for example? [via#

jcgregorio : Google Flu Trends - Wish it had a feed...

Google's browser

74 month ago

nelson : Google's browser - Google pushing browser UI in interesting directions. Based on Webkit?!

Linkorama : Google Chrome, Google's Browser Project - Yet Another Browser

Andy Baio : Google leaks details on Google Chrome, new open-source browser - with a comic book drawn by Scott McCloud; but really, do we need another new browser?

Rod Begbie : Google Chrome, Google's Browser Project - Technical details from Google (in comic-book form) for their upcoming browser. Some good ideas in there (splitting out tabs as separate processes definitely makes a lot of sense), but does the world really need another web browser? #

The Tombs of Asciiroth

74 month ago

mmb : The Tombs of Asciiroth - The Tombs of Asciiroth via Hacker News | It’s Friday - go play “The tombs of Asciiroth” [via]

nelson : Tombs of Asciiroth - Cute rogue-like, implemented in flash

deusx : The Tombs of Asciiroth - "The Tombs of Asciiroth is a free, open source game you can play right now in your browser. It has arcade, puzzle and exploration-style game play in an extensive world of font-based abstraction. If it looks a little old school, it's only becaus

Protocol buffers

75 month ago

nelson : Protocol buffers - Google's internal IDL gets released. It's pretty good as these things go.

Simon Willison : Protocol Buffers: Google's Data Interchange Format - Protocol Buffers: Google’s Data Interchange Format. Open sourced today. Highly efficient binary protocol for storing and transmitting structured data between C++, Java and Python. Uses a .proto file describing the data structure which is compiled to c

Rod Begbie : Protocol Buffers: Google's Data Interchange Format - A smidgen of Google's secret sauce -- a lighter-weight-than-XML data interchange format, with heavily optimized cross-language serialization routines. Just the thing for shuttling and persisting data. [via#

Google Doctype - Google Code

77 month ago

wearehugh : Google Doctype - Google Code

jcgregorio : Google Doctype - Google Code - Google Doctype is an open encyclopedia and reference library. Written by web developers, for web developers. It includes articles on web security, JavaScript DOM manipulation, CSS tips and tricks, and more. The reference section includes a growing library

dbow : Google Doctype - Google Doctype is an open encyclopedia and reference library. Written by web developers, for web developers. It includes articles on web security, JavaScript DOM manipulation, CSS tips and tricks, and more. The reference section includes a growing library

Simon Willison : Google Doctype - Google Doctype. So now we know what Mark Pilgrim’s been doing at Google... heading up a project to create an encyclopaedia of web development. The JavaScript UI for browsing it is a bit weird (though you do at least get real pages if you disable JavaS

joshua : Doctype - documenting the use of html and associated tech

Eric Meyer : Google Doctype - I always like to see a site that says it's all about open standards and then lists proprietary elements and properties with no indication that they're, you know, proprietary. There's a lot of promise here, but the initial deployment undermines itself.

Exclusive: Google App Engine ported to Amazon's EC2

78 month ago

Jeremy Zawodny : Exclusive: Google App Engine ported to Amazon's EC2 - Exclusive: Google App Engine ported to Amazon's EC2: Heh

Andy Baio : Exclusive: Google App Engine ported to Amazon's EC2 - One of the biggest criticisms of Google's App Engine have been cries of lock-in, that the applications developed for the platform won't be portable to any other service. This weekend, Chris Anderson, the Portland-based cofounder of the Grabb.it MP3 blog

wearehugh : Exclusive: Google App Engine ported to Amazon's EC2 - Waxy.org - ignore o'reilly's FUD; this is exactly what we (google) were hoping would happen. exactly. to the letter. really. i have chat transcripts.

deusx : Exclusive: Google App Engine ported to Amazon's EC2 - Waxy.org - "AppDrop is a container for applications developed with the Google App Engine SDK, running entirely on Amazon's EC2 infrastructure."

Evil Gmail backup software charged $30 to steal your password

79 month ago

Andy Baio : Evil Gmail backup software charged $30 to steal your password - the SEO scumbag's app sent every user's credentials to his own hardcoded Gmail account

factoryjoe : Coding Horror: A Question of Programming Ethics - Why you shouldn't give your username and password to third party apps! Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: oauth, gmail, security

nelson : G-Archiver theft - Some jerk sells a program that steals your gmail password

Rod Begbie : A Question of Programming Ethics - Pretty much inevitable -- An app that asked for your GMail username & password was harvesting them. One point to the "Why we need OAuth" party. [via#

FriendFeed launch

80 month ago

nelson : FriendFeed launch - Congrats to my Google alumni friends!

deusx : FriendFeed Blog: FriendFeed is officially launching - "We're extremely happy to announce that FriendFeed is officially launching! Now anyone can sign up for an account."

factoryjoe : FriendFeed Blog: FriendFeed is officially launching - "We're extremely happy to announce that FriendFeed is officially launching! Now anyone can sign up for an account. We're also announcing today that we raised $5 million in Series A financing from two of our co-founders, Paul Buchheit and

Yahoo! and the future of the Internet

81 month ago

Jeremy Zawodny : Yahoo! and the future of the Internet - Yahoo! and the future of the Internet: uh... google coming to our defense? not quite.

nelson : Google fights back - David Drummond raises anti-trust issues with IM and email

Linkorama : Yahoo! and the future of the Internet - Could a combination of the two take advantage of a PC software monopoly to unfairly limit the ability of consumers to freely access competitors' email, IM, and web-based services?

Anil Dash: Google and Theory of Mind

82 month ago

jcgregorio : Anil Dash: Google and Theory of Mind - Anil's arguement basically boils down to 'just get a blog', similar to the republican's argument that healthcare doesn't need to be fixed, just let the insurance companies fix it, which they have patently failed to do for 30 years.

nelson : Anil Dash on Google - A very thoughtful critique of where Google is weak

Andy Baio : Anil Dash on Google and the Theory of Mind - I had dinner with Anil on my first night in NYC last week, and he made me eat pig tails and veal glands; yum!

Blogger in Draft: New feature: OpenID commenting

83 month ago

wearehugh : Blogger in Draft: New feature: OpenID commenting

Simon Willison : Blogger: OpenID commenting - Blogger: OpenID commenting. I may be wrong, but I think this is the first Google property to support OpenID in any way.  [via]

factoryjoe : Blogger in Draft: New feature: OpenID commenting - Holy crap! Finally! OpenID in Blogger! Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: blogger, openid, commenting

Ascender creates the new Droid font collection for Open Handset Alliance's Android platform | Typ...

83 month ago

jonhicks : Ascender creates the new Droid font collection for Open Handset Alliance's Android platform | Typophile

deusx : Ascender creates the new Droid font collection for Open Handset Alliance's Android platform | Typophile - "Droid was designed by Ascender’s Steve Matteson to provide optimal quality and comfort on a mobile handset when rendered in application menus, web browsers and for other screen text."

factoryjoe : Ascender creates the new Droid font collection for Open Handset Alliance's Android platform | Typophile - “Ascender is proud to be providing the font solution to the Android platform built by the Open Handset Alliance. We believe that handset manufacturers, wireless carriers and application developers will be very happy with the fonts prov

Gmail Greasemonkey 1.0 API

84 month ago

wearehugh : Gmail Greasemonkey 1.0 API

Rod Begbie : GmailGreasemonkey10API - gmail-greasemonkey - Google Code - GMail's new interface exposes an object with the specific intent of making it easier to write less-fragile GreaseMonkey scripts which interact with the application. Nice idea. [via#

Simon Willison : Gmail Greasemonkey API - Gmail Greasemonkey API. The new version of Gmail includes API hooks for Greasemonkey script authors. The documentation is by Mark Pilgrim, author of Greasemonkey Hacks.  [via]

Google + Jaiku

84 month ago

nelson : Google + Jaiku - congratulations to the little startup

deusx : Jaiku | Google Q&A - "Google acquires Jaiku - Jaiku is joining Google. "

Rod Begbie : Jaiku | Google Q&A - Google have bought the Finnish Twitter-a-like Jaiku. I always liked Jaiku's S60 cellphone software -- wonder if this purchase has anything to do with Google's cellphone ambitions? (And I hope it does better under Google's roof than Dodgeball did) [via#

Jaiku | Google Q&A

84 month ago

43folders : Jaiku | Google Q&A

Richard Rutter : Google acquires Jaiku - I hope it doesn’t become vapourware like everything Google buys.

plasticbag : Google are acquiring Jaiku and with it, presumably, the lovely Jyri and Ulla - Well done guys! I'm assuming this has something to do with the fabled GPhone?

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