Thursday, September 21, 2006

Live Bookmarks

Firefox's live bookmarks aren't very useful to me as a general feed reader (i.e. reading news), but what if sites used them to synchronize my bookmarks? For example, I might have lists of live bookmarks for my individual to do lists, Writely documents, Bloglines folders, Google spreadsheets, and even AdWords campaigns. If I add a new item through a given site, a direct link would automatically show up in my bookmarks so I no longer have to go to the site's home page and manually navigate.

Update: Writely already supports this! Now, how about Bla-bla List or Ta-da Lists?

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

James Gosling Naked

Friday, September 08, 2006

Ruby on Java

Sun hired two JRuby committers to work full time on you guessed it, JRuby. I've often wanted to venture into Ruby territory but found the prospect of chucking everything I know about the Java libraries and VM and starting over too daunting. Now I'll have no excuse. This could mean big things for Ruby adoption as the barrier to entry drops for companies already heavily invested in Java.

I keep meaning to blog about Foo Camp...

Attendee Tags

But the Goog keeps me busy. Foo Camp was amazing (thanks, O'reilly!). I'll post something more substantial soon.

In the mean time, Gregor blogged some pretty amusing ramblings, and James Duncan Davidson's photos inspired me to upgrade to a Canon EOS 30D. Check out the foocamp06 Flickr tag for more pictures.

I took the picture above of the attendee tag cloud. Apparently Open Source is bigger than Canada. :)

Until next time, I leave you with a pregnant Greg Stein. Avant Game explains.


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Google Spreadsheets Functions

Here's a documented list of functions which Google Spreadsheets supports. Looks like they're compatible with OpenOffice.