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Friday, October 8, 2004

Google Used to Identify Victim

“Back in 1994 a man died from an apparant hit-and-run accident. Detective Pat Ditter of the Washington State Patrol searched with Google for about a week solid before identifying the victim as David Glen Lewis, 39, who died 1,606 miles from his home in Amarillo, Texas.”
InsideGoogle/ Las Vegas Sun, October 08, 2004


Goollery is a (not yet open-source) Gmail-based photo gallery written in PHP. [Via Aimless Words.]

Google Print Example

Justin F. sends in this example search which returns the Google Print book “Lord of the Rings.”

On Google Print, Cory Doctorow writes:

“Seth has been exploring the DRM [Digital Rights Management] used by Google to disable your browser’s key functions while you’re browsing the new Google Print service – while you’re at those pages, your print, cut, copy, and save functions are disabled, even in Mozilla and even with Javascript switched off.

Seth’s notes suggest some avenues toward breaking this DRM (beyond screenshotting, of course, which still works just fine!).”

Gmail Drive

Via Waxy’s links comes a new (supposedly better) Gmail storage script called Gmail Drive.

Google SMS

The new US-only Google SMS service lets you send search queries to 46645 (Googl) and get an SMS reply. E.g you can enter “pizza 10013” and you get restaurants from New York. You can also look up people in the phone book by sending “John Smith Palo Alto Ca”. [Thanks Justin F.]

Do you have Gmail invitations to give out?

I created a new thread in the forum to hand out existing Gmail invitations. (If you don’t have a Gmail account yet, you can watch that thread. As of now, I will delete all new forum posts which ask for Gmail.)


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