Tag: Google

  • The self-hosting journey continues

    Although I’ve had a website since the mid-90s, it was 2005 or thereabouts that I first started hosting my own sites rather than relying on other sites. The first bit of hosting involved blogging and I tried a few different software packages before settling on WordPress. And other than playing around with phpBB for my […]

  • Photos and the Changing Online Landscape

    I’ve been on flickr nearly since it first started. It’s been a great community to learn about photography and hook up with others who are really into photography as well. I have 10 700 photos on flickr so I’ve looked on various flickr developments with fear because of how invested I am in the site. […]

  • Plugins

    I think it’s pretty awesome how Google has taken the same tactic as WordPress and broken out key features into plugins. For WordPress it leads to better and faster development without breaking the main program. For Google it allows them to do an end run around the stupid carriers who won’t upgrade Android in a […]

  • Micro-blogging: 3 years later… (5 years in)

    It’s been three years since the last time I posted about micro-blogging. Since then Google Buzz has been killed off, Google Plus has taken its place, Tumblr has arrived on the scene, and Identica doesn’t exist in the same way as it once did. I’m also using KDE now, so I went from using Gwibber […]

  • Technology Roundup

    A 1 May Ars article and 30 April Wired article mention that a UK company known as Gamma International is selling spyware that pretends to be Mozilla Firefox. Both articles mention that repressive governments have used it to spy on dissidents, but it’s unclear from the article whether the company purposely sells to evil governments […]

  • I don’t think this is the most efficient way to get there…

    While looking up driving directions on Google Maps from Barcelona, Spain to Madrid, Spain, I clicked the option for “walking” directions out of curiosity’s sake.  This is the quickest route they gave me for walking.  I don’t think that’s the most efficient way to go.  First of all, I can’t walk on water.  Second, why […]

  • Why?

    I don’t even remember what I was going to search for in Google, but here’s what came up when I typed “why”. This is becoming a huge “sport” on the net – to see what Google gives you when you type something into the search.  It’s the first time I got something fun.

  • Google Chrome

    Google’s new Chrome Web Browswer has been all over the news today.  See this general one here.  Or this one mentioning how it’s supposed to be a Microsoft killer.   This one talks about how blazingly fast it is.  (I agree!)  And, finally, this one talking about how Google is becoming more evil with the […]

  • Viet Zodiac Makes Top 10 on Google!

    My Vietnamese Zodiac program is on the first page of Google when you search for the term! In fact, that about 24 people have come to my site looking for that from a search engine as of 29 February! That’s exciting because I know a lot of people don’t look past the first page of […]

  • Google’s watching….not big brother!

    According to CNN Google will begin offering a new map service to rival and surpass Mapquest. They bought this service from Keyhole, a company with a large repository of satellite pictures of people’s houses. Some people are protesting this from a privacy point of view. I don’t see why they are protesting. It’s not as […]