He came by and took photos during lunch. That’s me in the red shirt.
I know that plenty of people have gripes about the new Google Reader interface. Those gripes revolve mostly around modifications to the social and sharing components. I tend to not use those, myself, opting to instead follow the trail of possible blogspam to the original source, then manually sharing that on social sites. No, my … Continue reading Killing whitespace in the new “improved” Google Reader
Google+ as a website and service is quickly maturing. It started invite-only and has since listened to users and expanded its service based on that feedback † . More recently, it opened itself up to the world—invites no longer required. Since it is still a fairly new service and not everyone has yet migrated to it, I … Continue reading Google Plus vanity URLs
A walkthrough of enabling, setting up, and using 2-factor authentication on your Google account.
The support for viewing XML returned from a server from within Chrome leaves a little to be desired. Both Firefox and Internet Explorer (and I hate to admit it, but my memory tells me that IE was the first to market with this feature) show XML in an easy-to-deal-with way. They format it with indenting, … Continue reading XML in Google’s Chrome
I have been working on a little side-project for a few weeks now. One of the things I thought I could add easy-peasy, slam-dunk, was a read-only view of a shared calendar. I have seen the iCal data format before, and it didn’t strike me as particularly difficult, just A BUNCH OF CAPITAL LETTERS and … Continue reading The horrors of internet calendar formats
On Google Chrome As you may have heard, Google is working on a web browser called Chrome. There have been beta versions out for Windows and Linux for some time. The Mac version is still playing catch-up. Because Firefox, the browser I now use, has appeared to get more slow and clunky over time, I … Continue reading On Google Chrome (Mac, Linux, and nightly builds)
I have been on LiveJournal since 2001. I have had a Permanent Account since 2005. Many of my friends have used it for similar amounts of time. In the past few years, I have migrated my posting and reading off of LiveJournal. I do most of my blog reading through Google Reader, but still have … Continue reading LJProxy: From friend-locked LiveJournal posts to Google Reader
Not too long go, I griped about the new Google FavIcon. I don’t like it. My friends and coworkers don’t like it. In fact, we all tend to agree that we like the contest entry it was based on more than the resulting icon. Google’s Current FavIcon FavIcon from André Resende that it was based … Continue reading Death to the Google FavIcon! (A How-To Guide)
I have no idea what the deal with this is, as I only see this colorful favicon on one out of three computers. I thought I’d post it to see if anyone else is seeing this. Is this a test? Have they actually changed their icon again? I was a little bit annoyed the last … Continue reading Mysterious new colorful Google favicon?