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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Drawing Lines With JavaScript

Here’s a tutorial on how to draw lines in DHTML (that is, nothing but JavaScript, CSS and HTML) by Mathieu Henri, the guy who did this great JS graphic demo. [Demo via Waxy.]

Japanese Yahoo Video

See for yourself; Masaki Sumitani aka “Lazer Ramon” thinks “that the ’Hoo!’ in Yahoo! is stolen from his often used exclamation and goes to visit Yahoo! headquarters to try to get a deal.” [Via Waxy.]


Even though this press release on the release of a new Google erotica search engine called Grotica is fake, it got indexed in Google News. From the release:

“Called Grotica, the new service uses sophisticated image processing tools to automatically categorize still photos and movies according to subject matter and degree of explicitness. Google’s powerful keyword search functions have been further enhanced for this application with over 3000 synonyms for anatomical terms and erotic activities.”

[Via MP.]

How to Write Good Comments

Gina Trapani of Lifehacker posts a guide to blog commenting.

My Google PageRank Tool

[PageRank] lets you see your PR without any toolbar – and also allows you to include a small image to your site which always shows it off. (This is not the first tool of this kind... let’s see how long it lasts!)

More about PageRank.

Ajax-based Dictionary

ObjectGraph Dictionary is Ajax-based – that means the instant you start typing, you see auto-completed words below the input box. A nice idea. [Via MicroPersuasion.]


Loomia is a podcast and video search engine. [Via Waxy.]

GFeedMap Puts Blogs On a Map

GFeedMap, fresh from Kalu Kalu, shows blog locations on top of Google Maps. It uses both the Google Maps and the FeedMap API. Kalu also lets you add a “My BlogMap” feature to your blog – see the right side of Kalu’s blog for an example. (The integration is very smooth, I think.)


Onlife is a Mac OS X tool to visualize and search your computer activity. According to the product homepage, Onlife “observes your every interaction with sofware applications such as Safari, Mail and iChat and then creates a personal shoebox of all the web pages you visit, emails you read, documents you write and much more. Onlife then indexes the contents of your shoebox, makes it searchable and displays all the interactions between you and your favorite apps over time.”

Take a look at the screenshot.

[Via Waxy.]

Google Sued by Authors Guild

Google defends themselves about being sued by the Authors Guild over their Google Print program.


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