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Friday, June 24, 2005

Real Time Monitor

Presurfer points to the real time monitor, images of which are being broadcasted 24 hours a day – open for everyone to add a message.

The Best Software Writing

Joel Spolsky of Joel on Software and User Interface Design for Programmers has put together a collection of essays on software engineering called The Best Software Writing I. Authors include Aaron Schwartz, Clay Shirky, Adam Bosworth, Cory Doctorow, Paul Graham and others. [Via Gadgetopia.]

Peter Norvig (Audio)

Peter Norvig, Director of Search Quality and Research at Google, is talking at the Accelerating Change 2004 conference courtesy of ITConversations. The title of his presentation: “Web search as a force for good.”

Monier on Going to Google

John Battelle interviews ex-eBay research director Louis Monier, asking him why he’s leaving for Google.

“The main reason for me to leave is that eBay does not absorb innovation at the pace I enjoy, and its focus is narrower than Google. So rather than chewing on variations of e-commerce for the next few years, I’m very tempted to play with radically new stuff: satellites images, machine translation, ways to extract knowledge from giant bodies of data ... who knows what else? And frankly, I’m dying to peek under the hood and see the infrastructure they have created. For someone like me, it’s the ultimate Christmas toy.”

How did he get hired? He knew the Google co-creators, and “All it took was one email to Larry.”

Blogger Uploads

Google’s now allows for uploading of photos. [Thanks Dirson.]


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