In most technical circles, Microsoft has been considered the evil empire for many years. Well, Microsoft may have a new challenger for that title as Google has decided they want to rule the world, and the blogosphere has started to notice. Google has been given a free pass for quite some time because they changed… Read More Has Google Gone Evil?
I have been slacking on my updates on the DonorsChoose.org progress and it is almost too late. The Social Media Challenge ends this weekend. This is your last chance to donate to the cause! Go to the RegularGeek giving page and throw in a $10 donation or whatever you can afford. If you go to… Read More Last Chance To Donate To DonorsChoose
I know that Google’s Social Search was released days ago and is now old news, but I wanted to use it for a bit before really commenting. Generally speaking it is an interesting idea to use your contacts from various social sites to drive search results. The idea they are exploring is that your social… Read More Social Search Is Useless Without Context
Recently, I had the opportunity to have a short interview with Kosmix Co-Founder Venky Harinarayan. Many people may ask what is Kosmix, and why it looks so different from traditional search engines. I figured I should ask them, and little did I know that they would be announcing the acquisition of Cruxlux at the same… Read More What Is Kosmix? A Short Q&A With Venky Harinarayan
In my morning reading, I found an article at the NY Times that got me thinking, How High Will Real Time Search Fly? It is an interesting article more for the questions it raises than any profound theories. First, the real time web is obviously a hot topic: No one doubts that helping users find… Read More Real Time Search Is Just A Foundation, There Will Be Something Bigger
Google Reader just released some new features, including “magic”! Basically, they have added another item beneath the “People You Follow” section called “Explore”. In the Explore section, there are two goodies. First is “Popular Items” which seems to list items with lots and lots of “likes”: Now you don’t have to be embarrassed about missing… Read More Google Reader Adds Magic
Finally, the major search engines will be getting access to Twitter data. First, we heard that Microsoft’s Bing was getting access. The cool part of this announcement was the fact that the search service was almost immediately available and can be tried out at http://www.bing.com/twitter. Shortly after that announcement, Google also announced they would have… Read More Twitter Lets The Big Boys Handle Search
I have mentioned on this blog that I was not a fan of the mobile location network applications like BrightKite, FourSquare, Gowalla and others. My thinking was that posting my location to various services had no purpose. The highly connected early adopters love these applications because they never know who may be near by to… Read More I Finally Understand The Power Of Mobile Social Applications
I do not write guest posts as much anymore, and I do not contribute to other sites too often. So, when it happens, I like to let you know. First, if you are not reading WorkAwesome.com, you absolutely should be. It is a new blog from the Envato network that is meant for people in… Read More More From RegularGeek on WorkAwesome.com!
Over the past week, there has been an interesting thread being talked about in software development. It started with a blog post by Ted Neward where he quoted Billy Hollis as saying: Agile is treating the symptoms, not the disease. Here, the agile being talked about is a reference to agile software development processes. Agile… Read More Process Rarely Fixes The Problem