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Google Calendar: New features and debug links?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

Monday, November 13, 2006
11 years ago5,310 views

Looks like I just got a sneak peak at some new stuff / internal only links:


ruscoe.net/blog/uploads/google ...



It's gone back to normal though now. Weird, eh?

More here:
ruscoe.net/blog/2006/11/google ...

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Weird indeed. A couple of weeks back I was adding a calendar event via a weblink and saw a strange interface change, but forgot to take a screen-grab and it only appeared once.

On the input form, just under 'location' there was a link for 'Check resources / availability'. Has anyone seen that before?

It strikes me that we may soon have the ability to add resources (like conference rooms or projectors) to calendars much like people, and schedule their use. That would be cool.

It's been a while since the last calendar update – maybe one's due?

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Hey thats a neat grab.. the internal link (IP) visablity is something to watch for..!!

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Pressing F5 on every Google service day-in-day-out does pay off ;)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Oooh... look what I found:

ruscoe.net/blog/uploads/google ...

This is the "real" page linked to from here:

google.com/calendar/changes

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Wow.

Nice insight into their dev process...

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

They pulled the txt file!! , but another good catch Tony – avery good catch.

Google Should never the dev efforts like this!!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

seems that the log file was maintained by "aarati" – is that a person or a systems code ?

www-formal.stanford.edu/aarati ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

They pulled which file? The page was never openly available at google.com/calendar/changes – I found a way around it though.

Visible only to Google Internal IPs? Nope. ;-)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

And tada! Below is a copy of the search results when searching for [google] (on today’s date) using the Search Public Events button:

ruscoe.net/blog/uploads/google ...

(Sorry about the formatting – I was unable to download the CSS, JS and image files...)

BTW, check out the footer... ;-)

<< We want your feedback! Send comments to eventsearch[put at-character here]google.com | 'b31g / prod' | New bug | This page w/ deb=1 >>

photoactive [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Can anyone explain – I still haven't understood – what Gaia is in Google-speak? Is it some earth- or galaxy-wide unique surfer ID?

[put at-character here]Tony: this is a GREAT find.

photoactive [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

On the aarati question, well googled, /pd. (Sorry, Googled.) Check out this paper by aarati:

+ Show PDF



The only English words in this paper I really understood were "planning" and "progress". It looks ike Dr Aarati Martino, ex-Stanford PhD, specialized in her papers on such things as how to manage efficient planning. No wonder she's working on Google's Calendar. There's a nice diagram of "kitchen cleaning" which includes, complicatedly labelled, "counters", "sink", "stove", "floor", "fridge", "garbage".

I suspect that there's no area of our lives that she isn't going to organize.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Thanks for that Photoactive, Yes, she's seems to be organizing the logical planning of every day life :)-

Tony: what I am seeing is in direct compitetion with upcoming.org!! another Great find!!

This space is heating up.. pity me will be offline soon :(-

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Tony :seems to be ready for luanch status.- all variables point internally!!


slash.pd.googlepages.com/cl2bu ...

Elias Kai [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yes, but keep always the question. Users needs the best calendar functionality and the Everywhere Anytime accessibility (papers, phone, ipod, pc, games, psp, xbox, audio, sms, etc..)

Users do not need to end up with 5 formats of daily planning.

Google give us this solution.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I think Google are playing games with me now. I got this again today...

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

...or maybe your IP is really one Google Internal IP

:P

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

// display Google page – by aarati

If (isInternal(ip) || (isTony() && random() >= 50)) {
   showSecretStuff();
}

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Heh.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I'm really wondering how Tony can view theses pages. Spoofing IP? User-agent? Hacking the "moma" (google corporate network)? Did he steal the password of a googler?
I'm sure he will not reveal his secret (which helps him to discover Google's secrets), but Tony, you're really the best :)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

>> Spoofing IP?
Nope.

>> User-agent?
Nope.

>> Hacking the "moma" (google corporate network)?
Nope.

>> Did he steal the password of a googler?
Nope.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

BTW, the Search Public Events feature is now live:

google.com/intl/en/googlecalen ...


google.com/intl/en/googlecalen ...


Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It works!

Now it would be nice if I could add a search as a new calender.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Works only in English :-(

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

In the list view I am seeing a funny thing .any1 else seeing the same ??

"More than 85 matching times...."

but whats with "85 matching" for every item in the list view ?? Why 85 ??

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

time == item?

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

public search went official
googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/1 ...

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