Thursday, June 29, 2006

More chinese Policies

The Chinese parliament is considering a draft law which would - among other things -  fine media outlets for reporting breaking news without authorization.
 
Golden Sheild is growing  :(-

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Monday, June 26, 2006

Platelicker

Robin has a nice pinko way. Neat, subtle, distruptive 
 
.....and the award goes to  THE PLATELICKER !!
 

Tongue!
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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Can a movie change the world

hope this works out.. may just gain traction within blogoshere
"My personal next step:  become carbon neutral.  Since I have only the vaguest idea about how to do this, I'm going to start a new blog where I'll put the info I find in case it will be helpful to you.  Here's the link: 
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Friday, June 23, 2006

Thin Slicing Myself

Heres a thin slice of myself

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Not sure !!


I am not sure why he is sayin it is definitely on this page:

 
when I am pretty sure that it was never there in the first place !!
 
Anyhoot,  I got what I need  :)-

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Bloglines - ClaimID makes the OpenID connection

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Chris sez --" (hmm, what if instead of a social security number, we were assigned a URL at birth? whoa.)."

When you are born you are implemented with an RFID chip !!


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ClaimID makes the OpenID connection

By FactoryJoe on Terrell Russell

ClaimID gets OpenID

I have to say that it’s things like this that really make me shiver with excitement…

I mean, it’s pretty simple, but it’s also pretty important.

What’s the big deal? Well, for one thing, it’s yet another site adopting OpenID, a decentralized identity system. And, as more and more sites adopt this system (which should remain transparent to end-users if they don’t want an OpenID), we near ever-closer to a lightweight, single sign-on solution.

To be sure, OpenID isn’t a panacea. It’s not intended to be one. The primary attractiveness of OpenID is its simplicity: it’s decoupled the issue of trust from identity and simply offers a way of staking your identity to a given URL. In a sense, if you can trust the credentials of Website X, then you (as a web service provider) can trust accounts created on that domain as well. The benefit for the account holder is that they don’t have to re-register on Website Y.

Note that this is a web-centric solution and doesn’t carry well into the real world where people don’t identify themselves by URLs (hmm, what if instead of a social security number, we were assigned a URL at birth? whoa.).

The other thing that’s great about this announcement is that it’s the work of Scott Kveton’s new startup, JanRain. I brought Scott and Terrell Russell together some time ago, so it’s awesome to see the fruits of this connection already — and that Scott’s going off to do this kind of work full-time.

What I want to see? Well, the proliferation of OpenID across all the various sites that I use. The cost is minimal since the libraries are being developed on all kinds of platforms — and it should integrate fairly well with existing login schemes. Then I want to see either Ma.gnolia or ClaimID add support for XFN (they already support hCards and ClaimID allows for custom rel values). Then, of course, we need to be able to string together (loosely coupled, mind you) my contact list and my group membership list so that I can import and export them wherever I go (obviously this should be done with microformats). Once we’ve got that situation fleshed out, and I’ve claimed my sites with either MicroID or (preferrably) rel=me, I’ll have a pretty portable social network to carry around the web!

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What is Left ?

"War doesn't determine who's right. It determines who's left."
Via : Jason and pointer from him on newsrc !!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Bloglines - Me at CTC2006

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"I hope to find someone who was blogging it to see what I said."

This bugger is so so much fun to read, He does not remember what he spoke about !!

Yeah he's the guy, who coined the term Advisory capital, Converstional index and a host of other things :)-


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Me at CTC2006

By stowe.boyd@gmail.com (Stowe Boyd)

I led a session this morning at CTC2006 on Generational Shifts, with support from Jim Ware and John Beck. We had a great time. I hope to find someone who was blogging it to see what I said.



expereince strategy

"I believe that in this age of unlimited options, it's all about a customer-controlled experience where they get to customize the services any way they want"

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Bloglines - CNN Supports OPML

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this is very interesting. Thanks Randy !!


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Randy Charles Morin blogs about RSS, OPML and the XML platform.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Bloglines - Event Slides: Botswana

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"where only the prickliest survive." !!!

How nice... thanks cathy & tom


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Event Slides: Botswana

Tooth and Claw

The photo above is one Tom took to portray the desert—where only the prickliest survive. He's in Botswana to speak to a group from Mascom Wireless. Here is the main presentation for downloading. More to follow.

Posted by Cathy Mosca | Comments?


Monday, June 19, 2006

Licking Chops

Lawn's all mowed, Hon... Now—how's about that lemonade? [Licks chops]

Wrinklemcwrinklesons

I love CuteOverLoad

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crowdsourcing buisness model ?

Another program exists at a site called InnoCentive, which has been around for 5 years now. InnoCentive helps companies connect with people outside their scope for help with the trickiest R&D problems. Companies like Boeing, DuPont, and Procter & Gamble pose their R&D problems and pay "solvers" anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000 per solution. Often, these "solvers" are regular folks, hobbyists, self-taught scientists, whose specific skill sets lead to innovative solutions.
 
via  Sarah

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google pr defective

this is a must keep thread for future refernce

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Friday, June 16, 2006

Divorced parents use Google Calendar

"Divorced parents are using tools on-line to help share the role of raising the child so both parents are involved, like Google Calendar or Ourfamilywizard. These tools feature e-scheduling and an events calendar so parents can better organize visitation and be more active in their children's lives. Kids are also more involved too, because they can go on-line and see where they're going to be this week and which parent is attending their soccer game" -  [via]


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Re: first computer ?

2000 Year Old Computer Reveals Secrets

By MEMEPUNKS

About a century ago, a mysterious device was recovered from the sunken wreckage of a Roman ship. Greek sponge divers brought the relic to the surface where it was studied at length. It has since been named the Antikythera Mechanism. The machine is estimated to be over two thousand years old, and is Greek in origin. It is an archaeological paradox that we have been trying to solve

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Fwd: Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender

Some puppitudes have been clipped for the summertime heat. But wait—don't tell me someone clipped off an extra ear or two in the process?!

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Thursday, June 15, 2006

unhappy

"The reason the unhappy views have become more frequent is there have been more frequent reasons to be unhappy"

Niraj Sanghvi said this here
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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Bloglines - Skype and iotum

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why why not develop ??

The gc_SetUpTransfer( ) function initiates a supervised call transfer and let the API line device handle it ..cant it be done like this ?? What am I missing here ??


I also noted this too
http://saunderslog.com/2006/01/29/skype-20-beta-api-released/



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Skype and iotum

By Alec on Tech & Business

I have to admit to being underwhelmed by the EBay announcements of the last couple of days.  A teaser peek at the EBay / Paypal integration, and click to call in PayPal advertising.  As Luca Fillighedu pointed out, if all they wanted was click to call, then $4 billion was a little bit excessive.

Both Luca, and Jim Courtney at SkypeJournal made an iotum / Skype connection.  Luca points out that an iotum / Skype integration would allow sellers to be always available.  Phil Wolff speculated that Skype might cause a flood of EBay calls and Jim messaged me that iotum could be the key to managing those calls on the basis of value to the seller.  These are all great thoughts.

Naturally, at this point it’s difficult for us to do anything with Skype until the much promised call transfer API is available.  According to the presentations, that won’t be until late this year and initially it will be only Skype to Skype.  Until then, we’ll be focusing our efforts elsewhere.  It’s unfortunate, because we’d like to be Skype developers.

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whats a bloop ?

Whats a Bloop ??
IT a Blog Scoop !!
 
thanks vinnie

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Just sharing an Interview !!

Hi, I'm just sharing an interview of mine  here

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Monday, June 12, 2006

I have visa !!!

Visa_baby Years ago, in what seems like simpler times, we had philosophers such as Plato and Socrates, Confucius and Descartes, Machiavelli and Sartre, all talking and writing, helping us figure out this thing called life.  Today we have Visa.

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this is a rebutallv2.0 !!

I had to capture this !!
 
> Can you not see that this is a problem?

No, in what you describe, I can't see a problem


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Bloglines - The Web is the Database

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"The Web is The Database(tm)." !! Did Paul just trade mark that ?? :)-


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The Web is the Database

By noemail@noemail.org (pk)

I like this post from Tim over at O'Reilly. Leaving aside the subject (using jobs data to analyze startups by city), it's a great example of web dumpster diving -- and another reason why The Web is The Database(tm).


Bloglines - The SOA Constrictor

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This is really good post that makes me rethink on soa's and stuff like that !


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The SOA Constrictor

In Enterprise Software Negotiations/Best Practices

The Boa kills its prey by coiling around it and suffocating it. SOA  is destined to do the same as the oxygen and budgets may be gone after the mega, multi-year projects.

Most successful SOA programs to date - amazon.com, Guardian Life -  have taken 4-5 years of sustained commitment. Very few IT shops are that disciplined and now the big software vendors and SIs are salivating and offering to help them. SAP has been re-architecting for SOA for 4 years now and is nowhere near done. And as it gets done, its customers will face multi-year rollouts.

I read an interview with Don Rippert, CTO of Accenture in Consulting Magazine about SOA. He says post-SOA his implementation effort on a leading software package will be one-fifth of what it was prior to re-architecting for SOA. Pretty impressive - but listen to his caveat "Once the standards are finalized, once people are using the full vision of SOA...". How many zeros and hours does that take to get to? (I have an invitation to Don to write a Real Deal Guest Column)

I saw this post from Dion Hinchcliffe about convergence between SOA and Web 2.0.  Web 2.0 has been about "light" as against SOA heavy  - Google's constrained development model, Jotspot's economics, mashups over weekends.

Till the industry is ready to show rapid results - some semblance of "light" - we need to put SOA back in the lab. Trying to put the wolf in Web 2.0 sheepskin does not change the fact it is a wolf with a ravaging appetite. Actually, a boa with an appetite.

Update: James Governor points to a SOA success at a mid-sized company. As James says - not your average IBM reference. But it should be.


Bloglines - The SOA Constrictor

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This is really good post that makes me rethink on soa's and stuff like that !


deal architect
Vinnie Mirchandani on global trends in technology enabled business innovation and efficiency

The SOA Constrictor

In Enterprise Software Negotiations/Best Practices

The Boa kills its prey by coiling around it and suffocating it. SOA  is destined to do the same as the oxygen and budgets may be gone after the mega, multi-year projects.

Most successful SOA programs to date - amazon.com, Guardian Life -  have taken 4-5 years of sustained commitment. Very few IT shops are that disciplined and now the big software vendors and SIs are salivating and offering to help them. SAP has been re-architecting for SOA for 4 years now and is nowhere near done. And as it gets done, its customers will face multi-year rollouts.

I read an interview with Don Rippert, CTO of Accenture in Consulting Magazine about SOA. He says post-SOA his implementation effort on a leading software package will be one-fifth of what it was prior to re-architecting for SOA. Pretty impressive - but listen to his caveat "Once the standards are finalized, once people are using the full vision of SOA...". How many zeros and hours does that take to get to? (I have an invitation to Don to write a Real Deal Guest Column)

I saw this post from Dion Hinchcliffe about convergence between SOA and Web 2.0.  Web 2.0 has been about "light" as against SOA heavy  - Google's constrained development model, Jotspot's economics, mashups over weekends.

Till the industry is ready to show rapid results - some semblance of "light" - we need to put SOA back in the lab. Trying to put the wolf in Web 2.0 sheepskin does not change the fact it is a wolf with a ravaging appetite. Actually, a boa with an appetite.

Update: James Governor points to a SOA success at a mid-sized company. As James says - not your average IBM reference. But it should be.


Rouge Personalitys !!

Mark identififies the trend pretty well
 
"For why he left, check out his blog while countless others riff on what it means, etc. To me, perhaps the most interesting angle is connecting Scoble's decision to Tara Hunt's recent decision to leave Riya.com so she could leverage her "brand" and follow own entrepreneurial route. Both Scoble and Hunt are blogging stars"
Yes, Blue Ocean Strategy is not working at all. Both internal and external metrics are failing. This new trend is happening all over, not just with Tara and Robert. There a lot of  others out there. There are tons of examples of companies that, with a diverse perspective, unearth huge opportunities where others don't look.
 
Johansson is also giving some breakthrough insights at the intersection of fields, disciplines and cultures. His views are at the High alttidute level.

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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Desitny

When a man faces his destiny- his destiny ends and he becomes his destiny !!

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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Bloglines - Supernova 2006 workshop: Decentralizing Data

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nice, I like the "walled-garden" garden saying !!


Tantek's Updates

Tantek's Updates" href="http://www.supernova2006.com/go/workshops">Supernova 2006 workshop: Decentralizing Data

6/21 10:30-12:00-Supernova 2006 workshop: Decentralizing Data@Wharton West Facility, San Francisco

[Moderator: Tantek Celik (Technorati), Rohit Khare (CommerceNet), Matt Augustine (Microsoft), Brian Dear (EVDB)]

There is a sea change coming in the shift from centralized walled-gardens of data, content, and social-network profiles to a world where the vast majority of such data is decentralized and users have far more control and ownership over their own data. These changes will impact nearly every site on the web as we know it.


Pinko Manifesto

I jsut trolled a Manifesto

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I dont give a shit

Nice view points by Tara
 
"My *point* of this stifled rant is that I don't give a shit about semantics anymore. I give a shit about what I'm doing and what I mean when I say Rogue, Pinko, Citizen, Bar (as in Camp), etc. etc."


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sharepint 2007

Scobles is reporting that Sharepoint7 will have
 
"I just spent an hour with the Sharepoint 2007 team and they've added blogging, Edit This Page, RSS, and Wikis to Sharepoint (very well, I might add)."

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Friday, June 09, 2006

Fwd: There's no answer ?

updated linky
 In fact, nothing needs to be an answer.

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There's no answer ?

 In fact, nothing needs to be an answer.

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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Bloglines - Chinese Gov't Replies to Google

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http://www.stanford.edu/~mdelgado/cs201/dissidents.htm


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Chinese Gov't Replies to Google

By /pd

Google ought to be helping spread the word about circumvention tools if they want to show that they're really on the users' side.


True Lies !!

It appears that I hit a nerve. Comments on my blog entry Lies Your Vendor Told You showed just how deep the distrust runs between customer and vendor in the IT space. But it also produced a great list of suggestions--some obvious, some not so--to help you stay free of the web of lies.

[via] Chris Lindquist

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FIFA come on England !!

This is too Cute..
 


 



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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

I am !!

I am I Want I Have

Nice

Knowedge

Principles

Organized

Causes

Values

Neat

Spontaneity

Patience

thanks josh

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Very Strong Statement

"clearly a decision to "NOT" allow third-party sites to have access to my personal info. Google, thanks but no thanks for this feature!"

Strong, very strong statment. Tip of the hat for this statement !! thank you :)-

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Bloglines - Web 2.0 Companies

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not sure,if I tucked the web2.0 listing


Emergic
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Web 2.0 Companies

By rajesh on Software

[via David Hornik] An amazing list by Baris Karadohan.


Monday, June 05, 2006

working of EST

Haochi is working off EST.. I always thought he was working at CN zone !!
 


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Recovery

What was the recovery practice and business continuiny planning !!

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Sunday, June 04, 2006

My Light Cone

My Light Cone : HR683 is 41.4 light years from Earth. It was enveloped by your light cone 2 months ago.

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did you see this ?

Glam.com created a network of these blogs, giving their writers national promotion and a share of ad revenues.
[..]
An  unexpected secret ingredient turned out to be bloggers.  Arora saw individual Web logs like FashionTribes.com and Girlspoke.com developing audiences, "tremendous power and reach, but not the tools to turn that into money."
[via: Frank]

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Bloglines - Even Anti-Terror IT Needs an ROI Analysis

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Note to self: there's a radical shift in thought all over. IT infrastrcutres calls for change in thinking !!


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Even Anti-Terror IT Needs an ROI Analysis

Terrorism suspends our sense of reality. The shift in psyche that causes people to view themselves as explosive devices and the devastation of one of these devices going off in the wrong place at the wrong time are difficult to contemplate in rational terms.


Bloglines - Shorn

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authentic Boredom.. has such interesting things to say.. he's so ironical too..brillent posts now and then..

This cuts thru the chatter, a pic speaks a thousand words... it to cute


Authentic Boredom

Shorn

Shorn

Dad goes upstairs to check on boys in shower. Finds hair covering shower floor. Sees older brother hiding Mom's razor, and younger brother with puzzled expression. Shall I finish the story, or... ?


Saturday, June 03, 2006

Bloglines - The Purpose of Pedegogy

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interesting tapestry of thought here


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The Purpose of Pedegogy

In Danesi

I attended a local (the 5 Toronto-area colleges) one-day conference last Wednesday called "Connecting the Dots ..." which I described, shortly after, here. But I've been thinking about why I was so surprised and delighted by the messages of both the keynote speakers, Dr. Marcel Danesi and Dr. Sandy Shugart. In talking to a friend, I discovered what my expectations for this conference had been, and why I'd had these expectations.

I believe that in the search for funding, efficiency, and fairness, educational institutions have largely eliminated personal connections. Students are lured with the best marketing schools can buy to apply to become "funding units". Efficiency requires a standardized approach, and high school marks seem to answer that need. Even though it is clear both in common sense and through long-term research, that there are multiple intelligences, and that high school only uses a limited number of them, personal interviews are inefficient and expensive, as are portfolios. The teachers have less and less say in who is accepted, but it is the teachers' responsibility to "retain" students no matter how they are "recruited".

Courses are often created independently of those who will teach them, on the assumption that curriculum can be disengaged from both teachers and students. Students apply for courses, not teachers, and often teachers teach courses they are required to, not ones they personally continue to study and develop. The institution is the source of authority not the teacher. Which is why a high proportion of part-time teachers is acceptable - "experts" create the curricula, and (insecure) instructors teach what they're told to, how they're told to.

In this kind of environment, the purpose of pedegogy is to instruct teachers in methods that will retain students (i.e. funding units). And i had expected a utilitarian approach in this conference. But what I got instead was meaning, and I drank it in!

A meaningful pedagogical approach (not method) focuses on the interpersonal relationship, the teacher as mentor, (Danesi) and as lead researcher in an area of mutual interest (Danesi). The purpose of pedagogy is to help the teacher engage the students in exploring and understanding, and then in producing objects or performances valued in our culture (Gardner). The teacher must be engaged with the subject, and with the students' learning. The students must be engaged, with the subject and what they can learn by accepting the teacher's leadership.

Learning results from engagement, from the heart!

The purpose of pedagogy is to help teachers figure out how they can best engage the students in what is alive and rich-in-meaning in their subject. The purpose of pedagogy is to help teachers to understand how to develop their own personal approach and to keep alive their interest in their students' learning. The purpose of pedagogy is not instructions in utilitarian efficient structures for classes andcourses, but an understanding that teaching and learning are human activies, where meaning and engaged hearts are essential, (Shugart) and ultimately, the most truly efficient and effective approach in education.

Connecting the Dots ... reminded me of the true purpose of pedagogy, and I am grateful.


Friday, June 02, 2006

Bloglines - 55 Ways To Have Fun With Google

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another one for 55 waya to have fun with google


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55 Ways To Have Fun With Google

Interested in playing games? Want to learn a few other trick things you can do with Google? Google Blogoscoped author Phillip Lenssen has written a book titled: 55 Ways to Have Fun With Google. Learn about playing the classic Snake game among others, and using Google calculator utilities etc. According to the description, there's no programming skills needed. I haven't read the book, but knowing Phillip's blog, it sounds like it could be very interesting reading....