I was recently looking at Google Analytics and the data for this blog. For whatever reason, I was only looking at a two day span in the recent past, and I was focused on search keywords. One search caught my attention because it was short and was not one of the typical searches in this… Read More Processes Do Not Fail, People Do
Google Sites is becoming quite powerful and I am not sure if people are noticing. Last week, Google announced that Apps Script was available on a Google Site: Starting today, you can create, edit, and launch Google Apps Scripts from any Google Site, which allows you to automate business processes that involve multiple applications. As in… Read More Google Sites Automation With Apps Script
Some applications have great general usage patterns, while other applications are very specific in nature. Bookmarking is one of those general usage applications, but lately people have mentioned that they don’t use it anymore. The discussion of bookmarking started a few weeks ago when XMarks announced they would be shutting down, and a few days… Read More Are Bookmark Services Dying?
There were two articles this week that caught my interest. Even though these are two mostly unrelated articles, they actually fit together in a way that is more interesting. The first post is from GigaOm about mobile apps being useless when not connected to the internet. Have you ever tried to use your mobile apps… Read More A Request To Unite Local Data, Multiple Devices And Cloud Storage
For whatever reason, Google announced their automated car project on a Saturday afternoon. It almost feels like they were trying to bury this story, but there have been a ton of posts on this already. However, the focus has typically been on the “wow factor” of the project. TechCrunch has had plenty of posts already… Read More Google Car Project Means Google Could Be The Next Google
A few articles in the past week prompted some thinking about the industry of software development. In this case, when I say software development, I am talking about developing websites, web applications, commercial software, enterprise software and almost anything else that requires someone who can code. When comparing the industry to other scientific industries, software… Read More Bad Programmer, Bad Process Or Bad Education
Unsurprisingly, the discussion of Google buying Twitter has come up again. This time, the conversation was started by Dave McClure and built upon by the Business Insider. People have been talking about this for what feels like forever, but the timing now is a little more interesting. Business Insider lists 7 reasons why Google should… Read More 7 Reasons Why Google Should Not Buy Twitter