Okay, I admit it. I missed the boat and jealously hollered that naming anything Web 2.0 is a bunch of crap. So more recently I thought, hey, that’s no problem, I’ll just glom onto Web 3.0, the semantic Web. I mean, look, I have lots of nice Jewish programmer friends, so who am I to… Continue reading I’m staking a claim to Web 4.0!
Lots of folks have noticed that five very cool new features debuted today in Gmail:1) Enhanced UI, with Reply and other handy features placed at the top of conversations.2) Notification when new messages have been made in the conversation since you started drafting your reply.3) Forward an entire conversation (all messages).4) Send chat messages to… Continue reading Gmail user? The new "murder," er, "mute" function will have you crying tears of joy
Okay, BLADAM friends, apologies for two rants in a row (in a sadly otherwise dry AdamBloggingSeason), but… why does T-mobile—an international company—charge so much for international calling, roaming, and texting? And Cingular—the only other American mobile phone company I know of that supports international roaming—has rates that are even worse, from what I gather. Anyway,… Continue reading International calling / SMS rates — Why so high?
What if you could build a better world, from the ground up? What if you could even start “yourself” over… You.v2 or even New You; a different hairstyle, thinner, maybe even a different race or gender? What if you could escape the hellish aspects of our world whenever and for however long you liked? Glamorous,… Continue reading Second Life — Amazing, beautiful, compelling… and not for me
I’ve spent much of this weekend dealing with my blogfeeds. I have well over 200 (haven’t bothered to count ‘em exactly), and I’m tens of thousands of posts behind. Some feeds I’ve just had to (often regretfully) unsubscribe from, others I’ve “reset to zero” (admittedly just masking a larger problem), but—most interestingly to me—I’ve become… Continue reading What makes a blog a community? And are such communities indeed highly fickle?
It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, and—as always—I have so much to say. I’ll use my recent and upcoming schedule as a crutch for providing some musings and commentary 😀 Last week: – Monday: Special Google Event and Hakone Gardens private party.Early in the day I got to test my Event Planning mettle. … Continue reading Search Engine Strategies San Jose 2006 plus more details of my past and upcoming weeks
Microsoft Access is for masochists. It’s expensive, a pain to learn, and—frankly—quite overkill for nearly any home application. So, for too long, folks like myself have kept lists in Excel. This works… sort of. But it’s a pain to share, and it lacks a lot of the usefully-database’y features that make working with data multidimensionally… Continue reading Trying out online database services (see my movie list!)
I’ve been at Google about four months, and it’s been a hell of a great ride so far. I really need to write more about this later, but in a nutshell… my colleagues rock, the flexible and trusting environment is awesome, and I’m very excited about what I’m working on. However, I do have to… Continue reading Being under the microscope
I love RottenTomatoes.com. It’s one of the most useful and addictive movie sites I’ve found, right along with IMDB.com. Now I can look up movies on either database in a snap by using a surprisingly little-known Firefox feature that lets you assign a keyword of your choice to any search on any site. I’ve set… Continue reading Super-speedy-search tip for Firefoxers! (search keywords)
A couple of months ago, I became a Googler. Since my boss—Matt Cutts—has already so kindly introduced me on his blog, I feel this is probably a good time to say a few words about my new job 😀 The short version: I’m honored, humbled, a bit nervous, and yes, very happy. As a lifelong… Continue reading I’ve joined Google