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

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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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.