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It's been a while since I posted one of these mixed bags of links n things which don't merit a full post. Reason being, I tend to share such links in Google Reader, or post them to my del.icio.

Yahoo! Pipes

It's been a very long time since anything came out of Sunnyvale that I deemed to be cool (possibly My Yahoo! about a decade ago). In recent years Google have been the ones coming up with innovative web-based applications to

Google Reader

For several years now I've been trying, somewhat unsuccessfully, to convince friends and family to start making use of web feeds. In August 2005 when I made a list of ten things that I felt were not popular enough, I

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Gates to end daily MS role, to spend more time running his charitable foundation. Say what you want about the man, but he's a great philanthropist. Wonder how well MS will cope without his regular influence? Joel Spolsky - My

Google Notebook

Lots of new products were announced by Google this morning, including this fascinating snippet: "Google Notebook (which we'll be launching next week) is a personal browser tool that lets you clip text, images, and links from the pages you're


Ugh, I forgot how utterly confusing jetlag can be, especially when travelling eastwards!  I felt OK this morning whilst driving to work, but realised something might be amiss when on arrival at the office I tried to put my sandwiches

Some Strange Referrals

There was a strange sight awaiting me in my referral logs today.  Yesterday, between 1600 and 1900 PST, I had 65 visits to this site as a result of search engine queries relating to Dungeons & Dragons and an ArgumentNullException

Google Censorship in China

There's been a lot of talk in the media about Google filtering their search results for the Chinese audience. My boss Sion just pointed out the following interesting example of this. Consider the following two Google Images searches, the first