Google Reader has been updated. It resembles bloglines a bit more concerning the tree view. It has still got the usual items by popularity/date view as the “all items” view. It’s looks nicer and seems to work pretty well.
One thing still bothers me: the load times. Sometimes it’s just slow (same with gmail). It’s annoying.
Google’s new service to information domination, Google Analytics, it a traffic tracker for your website, originally used with their adwords service, seems pretty nice.
Well.. if it would be responsive, that is.
Worse than being slashdotted, a lot of high-traffic bloggers link to it.
Unintentional Distributed Denail of Service.
Code Golf. As with the real sport the goal is to reduce the number of strokes that it takes to complete a particular objective, although with Code Golf “strokes” refers to keystrokes rather than swings of a golf club.
Write code to return the url’s of the first page of search results for the query ‘perl’ on google.com
There’ll be two categories, one for using perl’s
Socket module only, and for those using external libraries.
Google uses pagerank to give a site a ranking of importance. Pagerank is strange.
One thing to note is that pagerank is logarithmic-ish. A pagerank of 2 is a lot better than just the double of pagerank 1.
By far the most visited site on my server, this blog, has got a page rank of 3.
Other pages on my server which are visited sometimes like w-nz.com, board.w-nz.com have got a pagerank of 2.
What catched my attention is that the page xr12.com, which basicly is a filler containing a link to the xr12 wiki has got a pagerank of 5. This is the same pagerank as a big site like newgrounds!
Maybe google values xr12.com a lot because it is about one topic and is the only site about that topic and that is xr12.com, where this blog has got tons of links about practicly everything from very various sources.
Pagerank itself isn’t the sorting factor for google but rather the context, although pagerank still is an indicator. Maybe google values a few links which are very specific above tons of links about very different topics.
It seems that the place to get a gmail invite has been closed down: isnoop.net/gmail.
I haven’t got a place anymore to send my gmail invites so I have them spare again.
If you want a gmail invite, just mail to bas.westerbaan [curly thing] gmail.com.
Don’t go to every forum and post a topic that people can get them by mailing you.
Just donate them to http://isnoop.net/gmail/!
It is the second link in google when searching for gmail invites. (first is google itself)
If you want your invites to be used send your invites to them, as I did.