Archive for the 'Web' Category

Google Moon

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

Google has started google moon maps. It is cute and the FAQ is quite funny. Google will fully integrate Google Local search capabilities into Google Moon, which will allow our users to quickly find lunar business addresses, numbers and hours of operation, among other valuable forms of Moon-oriented local information. UPDATE: Remember to zoom in [...]

London bomb blasts

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

Since I do not have a television set and no radio or newspapers, all the information I get comes through the web. You can see what BBC news is reporting about it http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/uk/2005/london_explosions/default.stm. You can see what most of the traditional news media outlets are saying about it at Yahoo or Google News. What is [...]

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 del.icio.us

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

John Udell has written a program (no code published yet) for collaborative filtering with del.icio.us. 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 [...]

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 http://www.wordpress.org [...]

Abusing Amazon.com images

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

Nat Gertler figured out how to abuse Amazon.com’s image server and get it to send back strange images. He has a cool gallery set up and a guide on how to hack the image server. The image you see above has been loaded from http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0006ZATKU.01._PIdp- schmoo2,BottomRight,-190,-190_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg I got the amazon server to create this risqué [...]