Archive for June, 2005

My Home

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

Google just published an API interface to their wonderful maps. This allows you to put their maps on your own webpages and do nifty things with it. Click on the red marker.!! You can zoom in and out and pan seamlessly using AJAX. Totally sweet!!! It has been a long time since I was last [...]

The Evolving Web part 2

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

Click here to read the first part of this article. Web Applications Many websites like Amazon, Google, Yahoo and the BBC have all opened up some of their content. These websites have huge, rich databases of news and information and they allow applications to connect to them, extract some of the data and display them [...]

Recommendations from

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

John Udell has written a program (no code published yet) for collaborative filtering with His program first finds people that he has many links in common with, and then reads in all their links into one file. Then it looks in that file to see which links are popular and serves those up. It [...]

The Evolving web

Monday, June 20th, 2005

I have been quite excited about all the buzz in the blogosphere about Web2.0 and I have spent several hours reading opinions about the future of the Internet. While there is a lot of hype, (and hope and excitement) one thing is certain : the web is evolving as a platform. It is getting easier [...]

American Red Cross

Sunday, June 19th, 2005

(via Boing Boing) American Red cross wants access to all work related intellectual property that volunteers come up with during their term and for a year afterwords. It is interesting to read the Confidential Information and Intellectual Property Agreement and some answers to frequently asked questions. What strikes me is how non-profit organizations like this [...]

Cory Doctorow

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

Cory Doctorow has his short stories and novels online at There is a new one coming out on July 1st. His works are released under the creative commons license so you can freely copy, distribute, display, and “perform the work”. I hate reading on electronic devices for protracted periods of time (and I am [...]

Export Safari RSS feeds via OPML

Monday, June 13th, 2005

I wrote a little shell script to export Safari‘s RSS feeds as an OPML file. This enabled me to import my list of feeds into other News Aggregators. Update: I have also created an Automator Applicaton, so that the opml file can be created by just doubling clicking. Usage Click here to download the Automator [...]

RSS Readers

Monday, June 13th, 2005

RSS has changed my web surfing habits. However, now that I am trying to manage 30+ RSS feeds, I have been getting cranky with Safari‘s RSS reader. It frequently resets every few days and marks all the posts as unread. I guess this is to make up for the fact that there is no way [...]

I’m Feeling Lucky

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

I wrote a wordpress plugin to help me link to things more effectively while writing a wordpress post in the browser. For example when I wrote the previous sentence, I selected the word wordpress and clicked the “Lucky” quicktag. The plugin automatically searches google for wordpress, (using AJAX sans XML) grabs the first link [...]


Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

I moved my blog to dreamhost quite easily. While comparing hosting on the web I came across this deal where they allow you to sign up for 1 year of hosting for just 10$. You need to type in coupon code 777. So I signed up and gave my referral fees to After the [...]