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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 browser

73 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? #

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#

telekinesis - Google Code

87 month ago

43folders : telekinesis - Google Code - What if the "applications" for iPhone lived back on your home Mac? Promising-looking demo from Google.

Khoi Vinh : Telekinesis - Google hacks for iPhone.

Rod Begbie : telekinesis - Google Code - Remote control for your Mac, designed to be accessed by Safari on an iPhone. [via#

factoryjoe : telekinesis - Google Code - Remotely access your Mac through a collection of mini web apps on your phone Tags: telekinesis, quicksilver, iphone, opensource, remote, macosx

Andy Baio : Telekinesis, an open-source iPhone remote - remote desktop, streaming video, and application server, all running in iPhone's Safari

O'Reilly Radar > Six Basic Truths of Free APIs

89 month ago

wearehugh : O'Reilly Radar > Six Basic Truths of Free APIs

jimray : Six basic truths about free APIs - "Free APIs are not a god-given right"

deusx : O'Reilly Radar > Six Basic Truths of Free APIs - "Amazon and Google have recently shattered a common misconception: that free APIs are a commons of goodies to be built on top of for fun and profit, like open source software."

factoryjoe : O'Reilly Radar > Six Basic Truths of Free APIs - Nat debunks 6 myths of Free APIs. Tags: apis, business models, open apis

Microsoft is Dead

90 month ago

Jeremy Zawodny : Microsoft is Dead - Microsoft is Dead: I love it when Paul stirs the pot. :-)

Linkorama : Microsoft is Dead - In a bubble people have no fear, in a conversation bubble less so

François Nonnenmacher : Microsoft is dead - By Paul Graham

nelson : Microsoft is Dead - It's not quite true, but it's a good essay

I like big charts and I cannot lie

93 month ago

Jeremy Zawodny : I like big charts and I cannot lie - I like big charts and I cannot lie: that's some cool personal info porn... bonus points for the subtle ass reference

Andy Baio : Google Reader adds personalized charts - the best feedreader around keeps getting better

Linkorama : I like big charts and I cannot lie - headline of the year (so far) and a great incentivizing tool for google reader

Rod Begbie : Official Google Reader Blog: I like big charts and I cannot lie - Google Reader do cool personal "what have I been reading" datamining. Google Reader's come on by leaps and bounds since its launch -- If you're still using Bloglines, it's well worth trying out again. [via#

plasticbag : The Google Reader blog talks about the work on the trends stuff that Veen and Doug have been doing... - I've still not actually had a play with this yet, which is pretty much unforgivable, particularly as I have such trouble with keeping up with my newsreader.

Google Answers shuts down?!

94 month ago

Andy Baio : Google Answers shuts down?! - but why? it seemed to be a successful niche community

Jeremy Zawodny : Adieu to Google Answers - Adieu to Google Answers: Google Answers shutting down. Only had 800 users in 4 years. It's good to see 'em cutting their losses.

Nelson Minar : RIP Google Answers - Unusual for Google to shut down an old service

deusx : Official Google Blog: Adieu to Google Answers - "Later this week, we will stop accepting new questions in Google Answers, the very first project we worked on here."

cameron : Official Google Blog: Adieu to Google Answers - Google shuts down Answers. The only explanation I can find is that they have another competitive product they're waiting to roll out.

jimray : Adieu to Google Answers - Huh? This don't make no sense to me.

plasticbag : GoogleBlog bids Adieu to Google Answers - I find the two different approaches taken by the two companies to the idea of Questions and Answers profoundly interesting. I don't think anyone's quite nailed the full dynamics yet, and look forward to seeing how the field progresses....

Google Bought JotSpot

95 month ago

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Bought JotSpot - Google Bought JotSpot: I didn't see that one coming. Congrats to Joe, Grahm, Ken, and others.

Andy Baio : Google acquires JotSpot -

jimray : Google buys JotSpot - Wikis coming to the masses?

Simon Willison : Google buy JotSpot - JotSpot is one of my favourite startups; excellent news.

Anonymous insider's details on the YouTube deal

95 month ago

Andy Baio : Anonymous insider's details on the YouTube deal - fascinating read about collusion between Google and the major media companies

Nelson Minar : Google/YouTube info - Some anonymous gossip on legal issues; I have no idea if it's true. (via Waxy)

kellan : Some intimate details on the Google YouTube Deal - Blog Maverick - Fascinating look at the hard ball negoiations that went into GoogTube deal. #

jimray : Some intimate details on the Google YouTube Deal - Google placated the major content owners fora bout $50 million a piece, which also bought a six month head start. Google needs to drop the "do no evil" thing, if only because all the cranky bloggers keep throwing it in their face when the act like a corpo

Simon Willison : Some intimate details on the Google YouTube Deal - From an anonymous source, but fascinating if true.

webkuehn.de contains a CSV with the long-lat coordinates for 55,000 Wikipedia articles (along wit...

95 month ago

plasticbag : webkuehn.de contains a CSV with the long-lat coordinates for 55,000 Wikipedia articles (along with information about the categories they belong to) - Where to start!? The value of this lot is absolutely extraordinary. You can cut the data by any of the categories allowing you to easily plot the locations of all of Wikipedia's geocoded impact craters or intercontinental ballistic missile sites...

Andy Baio : Geocoordinates from Wikipedia for Google Earth - beyond Google Earth, this CSV of lat-long coordinates for 55,00 Wikipedia articles has tons of potential; thanks, Tom

Nelson Minar : Wikipedia lat/long - Database of spatial coordinates for Wikipedia articles. Cool! (via Waxy)

philgyford : Webkuehn.de - Geocoordinates from Wikipedia for Google Earth - That's a lot of locations. Not sure what I'd do it with it but just in case... (via Plasticbag)

The story of Friendster's failure

96 month ago

jkottke : The story of Friendster's failure - The story of Friendster's failure. By way of illustration, the people involved all blame each other for the debacle. I've gotta say, I loved watching Friendster fail...they were the poster child for stupid dot com companies during a time when that crap wa

Linkorama : Wallflower at the Web Party - There is no single reason that explains Friendster’s failure...“It’s a power story,� he said. “It’s a status story. It’s an ego story.� But largely, he said, Friendster is a “very Silicon Valley st

Andy Baio : Wallflower at the Web Party - in-depth NYT profile on Jonathan Abrams and the demise of Friendster  [via]

philgyford : Wallflower at the Web Party - New York Times - Why Friendster floundered. I love reading technology failure (or not quite success) stories. (via ChrisDodo)

Good Agile, Bad Agile

96 month ago

Linkorama : Good Agile, Bad Agile - Great essay about development methodology, or lack thereof

znarf : Stevey's Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile [via#

Simon Willison : Good Agile, Bad Agile - Includes interesting insight in to Google development processes.

Paul Hammond : Stevey's Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile - Is it any wonder Chrysler canceled the project?

Viral Video Chart

97 month ago

Andy Baio : Viral Video Chart - tracking the most popular on Youtube, Google Video, and Myspace  [via]

Nelson Minar : Viral video chart - Currently popular Internet videos (via Waxy)

cameron : Viral Video Chart - Aggregation of popular videos from Google, YouTube and MySpace.

Rod Begbie : Viral Video Chart - What videos on YouTube and Google Video are getting the most links from blogs. Alternatively, your guide to what the hell those strange noises are you're hearing from neighbouring cubicles at work. [via#

Goggles :: The Google Maps flight sim

98 month ago

Jeremy Zawodny : Goggles :: The Google Maps flight sim - Goggles :: The Google Maps flight sim: a fun little flying game

Nelson Minar : Google Maps flight sim - Amazing way to browse a map

Rod Begbie : Goggles :: The Google Maps flight sim - Swoop over the world in this little flashapp powered by the Google Maps graphics. [via#

znarf : Goggles :: The Google Maps flight sim - Un "mini simulateur de vol" basé sur Google Maps. Incroyable. [via#

Google Account Authentication

99 month ago

Paul Hammond : Google Account Authentication - Google Accounts authentication for web-based applications allows the application to access a Google service protected by a user's Google account

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Account Authentication: Account Authentication Proxy for Web-Based Applications - Google Account Authentication: Account Authentication Proxy for Web-Based Applications: I'm pretty sure we decscribed a similar scheme at ETech a few months ago.

jimray : Google Account Authentication - Apparently, this is *not* Google passport. We'll see.

deusx : Google Account Authentication - "To maintain a high level of security, the Authentication Proxy interface, AuthSub, enables the application to get an authentication token without ever handling the user's account login information."

Google Minesweeper

100 month ago

Nelson Minar : Google Minesweeper - Now if they just do Solitaire then they'll totally put Microsoft out of business

Rod Begbie : Google Minesweeper Launches - The Windows app they *really* have to clone for the web if they want to create a GoogleOS. [via#

Paul Hammond : Video on the Web » Blog Archive » Google Minesweeper Launches - Google is already launching into a crowded field, with established startups including Minestrr, mine.sweep.er, 37mines.com, minetube, and technominer.com

znarf : Google Minesweeper [via#

Google Trends

101 month ago

Andy Baio : Google Trends - compare frequency of particular search terms over time, but without exposing actual numbers  [via]

jkottke : See graphs for the popularity of Google search results with Google Trends - Fun! See graphs for the popularity of Google search results with Google Trends. Is the blog meme trend finally flattening out? And hey, I had a hand in shaping this one.

Rod Begbie : Google Trends - Google Fight Pro -- Fun datamining showing search volume over time. [via#

Philippe Janvier : Google Trends - "...compare the world's interest in your favorite topics." [via#

On Bots

101 month ago

Andy Baio : On Bots - analysis and great visualizations of Yahoo, Google, and MSN crawler activity for a year

joshua : On Bots - Fresh Zero Content for Compulsive Clickers - Nice analysis of crawler behavior

Matthew M. Boedicker : beautiful graphs of search engine crawling behavior - (via slashdot comment) [via]

Milo Vermeulen : drunkmenworkhere.org - On Bots - results of a one-year experiment on search engine behaviour [via]

Nelson Minar : Search spider test - If I understand right, the best crawlers would crawl no pages here

Rod Begbie : Drunk Men Work Here - On Bots - Visualizations on how Yahoo, Google and MSN (and comment spam bots) spider through content. [via#

Philippe Janvier : On Bots - Analyse des comportements des robots des 3 plus gros moteurs de recherche. [via#

Wayne Burkett : On Bots - Fresh Zero Content for Compulsive Clickers - Very interesting crawler behavior visualization. #

Google buys Measure Map

104 month ago

Andy Baio : Google buys Measure Map - congrats, Jeff and the Adaptive Path crew!

Jeremy Zawodny : Here comes Measure Map - Here comes Measure Map: google bought measure map... saw that coming a mile away

Douglas Bowman : Google > Measure Map - Congratulations to Jeff Veen and the entire Adaptive Path team that worked on Measure Map. Here's to even better things ahead.

Jason Shellen : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Google picks up Measure Map plus co-creator Jeff Veen and crew. Glad to have the deal all sewn up. #

kellan : MeasureMap goes to Google, which means Ruby at Google! - Beginning of a trend? (I'd say this will fix the MeasureMap scalability probs, except G hasn't fixed the ones with Gurchin yet) #

jkottke : Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google - Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google.

plasticbag : It's official! Google buys Measuremap! - I've chatted to Veen a few times over the last few months but still this is a surprise. It's a lovely piece of work, which I imagine will fit Blogger very well. And I'm looking forward to hearing about Google's culture and swapping notes...

Linkorama : Here comes Measure Map - Bought by Google, congrats AP!

jimray : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Jeff Veen joins Google, as does Measure Map

Nelson Minar : Jeff Veen to Google - Good for him

kayodeok : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Our goal has been to use the power of web analytics to help bloggers feel that same sense of connection with their audience. Today, as the Measure Map team joins Google, our mission remains the same: to build the best possible user experience so people ca

Google's statistics on most-used HTML tags and classes

105 month ago

Milo Vermeulen : Google's statistics on most-used HTML tags and classes [via]

Andy Baio : Google Code's Web Authoring Statistics - popular elements and attributes across a billion webpage sample set  [via]

Nelson Minar : Web authoring stats - Google's analysis of 1 billion web pages' HTML

Eric Meyer : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - "In December 2005 we did an analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata."

kayodeok : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - In December 2005 we did an analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata. The results we found are available below. We hope this is of use!

Jeremy Zawodny : Web Authoring Statistics - Web Authoring Statistics: interesting google stats on web page elements and such

François Nonnenmacher : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - View this with Firefox or an SVG-enabled browser

Paul Hammond : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents

Richard Rutter : Web Authoring Statistics - Google investigates the popularity of classes, elements, etc.

The Prejudice World Map

105 month ago

Andy Baio : The Prejudice World Map - silly fun with Google wildcards

jkottke : A world map of cultural prejudices, compiled by asking Google what different cultures "are known for" - A world map of cultural prejudices, compiled by asking Google what different cultures "are known for". (via waxy, who is known for good links) [via]

Rod Begbie : The Prejudice Map - "According to Google, people in the world are known for..." [via#

Wayne Burkett : The Prejudice Map - Just getting around to this. Interesting and funny. #

Google Safe Browsing for Firefox

106 month ago

Rod Begbie : Google Safe Browsing for Firefox - Extremely well-designed anti-phishing extension from Google. #

kayodeok : Google Safe Browsing for Firefox - Google Safe Browsing is an extension to Firefox that alerts you if a web page that you visit appears to be asking for your personal or financial information under false pretences. This type of attack, known as phishing or spoofing, is becoming more sophis

jimray : Google Safe Browsing for Firefox - This is a great idea, I just can't help but think that your typical IE user would be better served by such a thing, though

Philippe Janvier : Google Safe Browsing for Firefox - "...an extension to Firefox that alerts you if a web page that you visit appears to be asking for your personal or financial information under false pretences." [via#

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