Blogs, Social Networks and Search Engines

Ignore the fact that this post is about me searching for myself on Google.  Everybody does it. I’ve noticed a slight change in some of the search (Google & Yahoo) results. The top results are now starting to include public profiles for various online services.  I’m talking about Flickr, Facebook, LinkedIn, Feedburner, etc.  Also included ...

Neat Phone : Helio “Ocean”

Honestly, I really don’t care about new cell phones.  I’m the guy walking down the street with the 4 year old dual color Samsung (yes, that’s blue backlit and black text, no graphics here).  It’s a tad scratched but it works. All that being said, Telus Mobility did call me the other day and try to get me to ...

Integrators and Segmentors

Interesting article from the Wharton School of Business about company perks. The article was interesting more of the same w/ regards to the perks provided by companies like Google. I’ll draw attention to discussion of Integrators and Segmentors. Perks like Google’s appeal to integrators, people for whom work life and home life have little distinction. ...

Developer Zone (dzone.com) : It’s good stuff! 2

Previously my developer-centric (aggregated) feed of choice came from javablogs.com.  However it’s signal to noise ratio has been on a downward spiral as of late.  It’s increasingly difficult to find any useful nuggets amongst all the foreign (and graphic/non ascii character posts) and the off-topic ‘this is what my life is like’ posts.  I want concise, ...

Trendanalyzer : Check it out

I’m sure most of you have heard by now of Google’s acquisition of Gapminder’s Trendalyzer software. Gapminder is a Stockholm-based foundation so it looks like the Trendalyzer development team will be moving to Mountain View with the foundation itself remaining in Sweden. I’d never actually heard of Trendalyzer until now.  Over the past couple months, ...

Hack Day Mashup : Salesforce + Google Maps 1

I know it’s been done multiple times previously but I decided to play around with Google Maps a bit more. My initial goal was to interface with our companies data in Salesforce and plot it accordingly using the Google Maps API.  We have all sorts of conditions and variables attached to our data so it would ...

Hack Day #2 – GenoLogics

This coming Friday GenoLogics will be hosting its first Hack Day of 2007 (and second overall).  As with the previous event, it’s internally focused with me serving as the organizer aka. the person who ends up doing the prize shopping.  Our company has been fairly receptive and has even committed to 4 hack days a year (roughly scheduled ...

Offline Blogging

I’m going to experiment with various forms of off-line posting.  Although the WordPress posting interface is nice it does occasionally mess up formatting. I’m going to try BlogJet (and possibly Ecto) for a couple of weeks to see how they stack up. The ability to compose ad hocly and publish later is nice and lends itself ...