Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Google maps on mobile

I just learned the other day at that there is a J2ME version of google maps for you mobile; works pretty well, actually, including maps and satellite

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Google babysteps

Significant Babysteps at Google:

  • Writely and Spreadsheets can now export to PDF.

  • Writely now uses gmail/google account.

  • Writely is now part of "My Google services"

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

ProxyButton on Thunderbird

Just found out (by trying, of course) that the ProxyButton extension I'm using on Firefox also works on Thunderbird.

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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Innovation looking for application

Today's episode: Thumper.
Sun's "hybrid server", i.e. with both, lots of CPUs (AMD in that case) and lots of storage.
If you know what to do with it, tell sun here with a YouTube video and win one of them.

Finally some DSL speed

My ADSL provider seems to have upgraded my line (and others, I guess) to about 3Mbps... without telling me.

Cool (since I still pay the same price).

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Search plugin along the way

Lot of stuff today :-)
Just did a nother Firefox search plugin (this time for Sun internal use), while updating to version 7 and having my updated to the lastest SW release.
I guess I'll continue all that during the confcall which is about to start ... :-)

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Firefox search help

Just noticed (i.e. read in the online help), that you can select the search-engine within the search-bar in Firefox with Ctrl-Up and Ctrl-Down, (when the search-bar is focused) i.e. you walk through the various search-engines.


Btw: updated the search plugin to support side-bar results - ready to test here.

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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Saturday, September 09, 2006

My first Firefox search plugin

Just created my first Firefox search plugin for searching the best restaurant guide for Vienna: "Wien, wie es isst" at

You can find the plugin at the mycroft page.

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

NetBeans and JBoss

The JBoss Application Server and NetBeans IDE have been bundled together to provide NetBeans IDE users with a well integrated out of the box experience to build Java EE 5 applications on the JBoss Application Server. - JBoss NetBeans IDE

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Blogs as a mirror to society

I just noticed how blogs (or their statistics, rather) mirror our society:
Check out todays top searches on technorati:
#1 Steve Irwin , the crocodile hunter, who so tragically died being pierced by a stingray.

Check out the blogging statistics for his name (and note that the guy was of quite some fame when he was still alive):

Nothing until Sep 4 (the day he died) and then 20.000+ postings a day !!!

Monday, September 04, 2006


Just noticed that since Scoble left Microsoft, I subscribed to his new feed, but I never read it...
So it really was more about Microsoft internals, than about Scoble.