Posts tagged ‘google’

At the Googleplex

July 27th, 2006

Yesterday I was at the Googleplex with Alex and Ted. We meet up with Cathy, Erik, and Glen. Really nice place, really nice people. We’ll go back to see the Spore techtalk at Google on friday.

Google Earth Mac OS X Beta

December 10th, 2005

Is available.

Google RSS Reader

October 9th, 2005

Very Ajaxified, quite nice. Google RSS Reader.

Bug in Google

May 8th, 2005

There seems to be a typo in the Google Wikipedia links feature. An & sign is missing, which destroys all the links to Wikipedia. Try this or this and click the Wikipedia link. First time I discover a Google search bug, I think. Wonder how many corrupt Wikipedia pages that little bug results in..?

Would be very cool if there was a “public bug tracker” where one could enter a bug for any website. And if anyone could submit a patch, it would be even cooler. Greasemonkey is one step in the right direction, since it allows for the creation of “temporary patches” for any website. But we need a platform where both Greasemonkey bugs and patches can easily be submitted.

Google Semantic Blunder

April 8th, 2005

Just realized the importance of RSS search engines when looking at my traffic logs, realizing that one of the top 10 search strings leading visitors to my site is the phrase “iShuffle sucks”. Type this into Google and my page for entries tagged with music comes up as number 18. The problem here is that I don’t think the iShuffle sucks, in fact I think it rocks (but I did point out a few minor mistakes in the design the other day)!

What happens is here that Google mixes up this post with the post about Beatport and why it sucks! This would never have happened if Google had the least idea of the fact that it’s indexing a blog with separate posts about separate things! I find myself turning more and more to search engines like Technorati and these days, and this little happening gives me all the more reason of doing so.