If your obsessed with scrapping on Orkut your going to love this hack. NGCoders have a simple PHP script that consumes your Orkut scrapbook to create an RSS feed. You can then pipe the RSS feed to your mobile through Mobile Google Reader to make your scraps easier to read. So now you can track any scrapbook from anywhere – what remains is the part where you scrap back.
If I did not make this post (although I am pretty sure you have already heard) I would not be true to my Java roots.
- Sun Opens Java.
- James Gosling on Open Sourcing Sun’s Java platform implementations.
- Mercurial source code management (used by Sun).
- Java look-alike Harmony will still be released under the Apache license.
Google’s chief – Eric Schmidt speaks about the silver bullet in business – partnerships. Eric is usually rather honest in his interviews which is what makes them so interesting to read.
The new technology thrust that is unravelling is in terms of video online, Search, Exchange, Edit, Annotate, Popularize, Promote name it there is a web 2.0 site out there that is doing it. Google themselves are partnering with MTV.
From the Bigger Boat site,
Entertainment isn’t what it used to be. From big media company blockbusters to two minute videos created by individuals armed with an imagination and a camera, entertainment comes in many forms. Much of it now targets the individual instead of the masses. With so many services competing for our attention, we find ourselves asking, “Does it work on my iPod?, Is this the free version with ads?, Can I burn this to disc?” While the Internet gives us access to much of this content, there hasn’t been a simple way to find and filter it.
BiggerBoat gives people a better way to search and discover entertainment. From the top of the charts to the long-tail of consumer generated content, we’re developing a resource that gives consumers an accurate picture of what’s out there. We’re doing this by creating a single powerful Index of information coming from a variety of sources – the freely available Web; members-only services; and information that you just can’t get anywhere on the Internet, until now.
It still is very interesting to learn about how the google code shop is run.
I read it first at: “Why smart people are no longer at the big companies” – NewDelhiTimes.org, Gaurav Bhatnagar.
Imagine your pet project being sidelined due to investor (Wall Street) pressures. Unfortunately, that is more common-place than you think.
From Niall Kennedy’s blog,
What do you do when the market responds to your 6 month-old online services strategy by reducing your valuation by 1.5 Yahoos? Windows Live is under some heavy change, reorganization, pullback, and general paralysis and unfortunately my ability to perform, hire, and execute was completely frozen as well.
Niall was hired by Microsoft in April this year, to create a new team around syndication technologies for Windows Live. He has decided to leave Microsoft due to what I perceive to be lack of faith in his vision for data publishing and syndication.
Interestingly, I left my first job for a Masters in Computer Science. The hope had always been that I would realise my vision and get my execution right while working towards my Masters. I found that the priorities there too are different.
The only real lesson one can draw from this is that at some point you have to stop waiting for others to believe in your vision and begin believing in it yourself.