Friday, March 28, 2008

Building an area directory | Shell Multimedia: "I've had a lot of people asking about the directory I'm working on..."
Geonames CCK and Geomap | "geomap - Generate Google maps from Geo Microformat data embedded in a page & geonames_cck - A CCK content type with disambiguation makeing use of the geonames api" & geo - Microformats: "geo (pronounced 'gee-oh') is a simple format for marking up WGS84 geographic coordinates (latitude; longitude), suitable for embedding in HTML or XHTML, Atom, RSS, and arbitrary XML. geo is a 1:1 representation of the 'geo' property in the vCard standard (RFC2426) in HTML, one of several open microformat standards."
Now on Drupal - and | "A few notes on the most significant custom work we did..."
GREAT TIPS - Improving Drupal's page loading performance | Wim Leers (via Moving JS to the Bottom of the Page |
Slides and Audio for Achieving Optimal MySQL Performance For Drupal | Drupal Performance Agency | Tag1 Consulting, Inc.:
Why can't I find my Outlook mail?: "Google Desktop should automatically find your mail. If it's not, here are a few possible explanations and solutions:" & Why can't I find all my .pst files or archived mail?: "To index additional .pst files, you need to first open them within Outlook and then re-install Google Desktop."
Moving Fast: Messaging and Notifications | Development Seed: "Some time ago we released the Notifications and Messaging packages as two handy and flexible frameworks to handle user subscriptions, notifications, and multiple messaging methods."
News tastes better when mapped | Development Seed: "Using fresh, quality ingredients to geocode, geotag, and geoviews your news" - COOL GIS TIP!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Yahoo to Support OpenSocial: "Two weeks ago, MySpace launched a gallery for OpenSocial apps, hi5 will officially open its platform on March 31st, while orkut has delayed the launch."

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Comparison of video services - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vimeo Developer: "The simple API is a very (very) simple interface to access tons of data from vimeo. You can get data via JSON objects, XML and serialized PHP."
CodeProject: Introduction to MTOM: A Hands-on Approach. Free source code and programming help
24 ways: Tracking Christmas Cheer with Google Charts & Google Charts and Graphs | MindTouch Blog & GphpChart : Google Chart API with PHP
9 SEO FireFox Plugins I Can’t Live Without
Charts And Graphs: Modern Solutions | Developer's Toolbox | Smashing Magazine
Google Code FAQ - Using Google Base and Google Gears for a Performant, Offline Experience: "Like the other Google data APIs, the Google Base data API has a JSON output option, in addition to standard XML. The output for the feed we saw earlier in JSON format would be at this URL. JSON is a lightweight interchange format that allows for hierarchical nesting as well as various data types. But more importantly, JSON output is native JavaScript code itself, and so it can be loaded into your web page just by referencing it in a script tag, bypassing the cross-domain restriction. The Google data APIs also let you specify a "json-in-script" output with a callback function to execute once the JSON is loaded. This makes the JSON output even easier to work with, as we can dynamically append script tags to the page and specify different callback functions for each." & Official Google Maps API Blog: Creating Dynamic Client-side Maps Mashups with Google Spreadsheets: "Below is an example of a map based on a JSON feed from a spreadsheet of my favorite Seattle restaurants." & Comparing Mashup Platforms Using JSON & MySQL - Part 2 - Process JSON « Matt Priour : Dot Net Without a Net & What's new in PHP V5.2, Part 3: Using the new JSON extension: "PHP just added a JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) extension to PHP V5.2, which was previously only available as add-on framework classes. This addition provides PHP developers with better support for Ajax applications using JSON. This article, Part 3 of a five-part 'What's new in PHP V5.2' series, shows how to use this application effectively" & Parsing Yahoo Pipes JSON Feeds with jQuery: "To learn more about Yahoo Pipes and how to create them you can watch this video on how Yahoo Pipes work. This first thing I did was to create a Drupal News Pipe that aggregates 5 Drupal related RSS feeds. This Yahoo Pipe is derived from Harry Slaughter's pipe called Drupal News but uses less and partly different data sources and does not exclude feeds based on word filters."

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Eclipse at eBay, Part 2: eBay's plug-ins in action
Successful Networking Tips for LinkedIn and Facebook
Parsing Yahoo Pipes JSON Feeds with jQuery: "This first thing I did was to create a Drupal News Pipe that aggregates 5 Drupal related RSS feeds. This Yahoo Pipe is derived from Harry Slaughter's pipe called Drupal News but uses less and partly different data sources and does not exclude feeds based on word filters."
Writing geocoded distance queries » Jonas Maurus’ "So, for the sake of your convenience I'll post my code for accessing the Google Geocoder API from PHP. For my convenience, I opted to use JSON output, using the excellent PEAR Services_JSON-library to quickly parse Google's answer in PHP. If you're a bit sadistic and loathe yourself, you can also use the great abomination that is PHP's XML support... This has been discussed in detail on the excellent MySQL performance blog..."

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Spreadsheets - API & Gadgets

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Connecting Data Using Google Spreadsheets & Google Spreadsheets Lets You Import Online Data & Google Spreadsheets Adds Charts
Add Data to Google Spreadsheets Using Forms: "You can create forms from spreadsheets or using this URL. To keep track of your forms, add this gadget to iGoogle. I created a form that lets you add your favorite Google service (the form has a public page that I embedded below) and here's the entire spreadsheet with all the answers."

Monday, March 17, 2008

SAMIE - Simple Automation Module For Internet Explorer (S.A.M. for I.E.) is a Perl module ( that allows a user to automate Internet Explorer. This free tool is designed for quality assurance engineers that need to run automated tests for their browser applications.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Google Calendar Sync for Microsoft Outlook - COOL
Two Piece Set: Google Charts & Gadgets & Data Visualization Google Gadgets
Google Directory - Computers: Internet/E-mail/Spam/Filtering (see Internet/E-mail/Spam) & Software/Internet/Servers/Mail/Spam Filtering & Software/Internet/Clients/Mail/Windows/Tools/Spam Filtering (POPFile) & Software/Freeware/Internet/E-mail (older but still good: SpamBayes)
While surfing the Web my TV was on and I saw P90X infomercial. Couldn't resist no to Google for it, and here is what I found on Amazon: Customer Reviews: P90X Extreme Home Fitness with Tony Horton - Set of 13 DVDs
Drupal for Facebook | "This set of modules and themes turns Drupal into a platform for developing Facebook Applications... Check out the screencasts of Drupal for Facebook to get some idea of what it does and how to set it up." & Drupal for Facebook (fb) |
Piwik : Open Source Web Analytics Challenges Google: "Similar to Google Analytics, Piwik uses a simple javascript embed to collect data and can be hosted independently on a separate server." - COOL

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Friday, March 07, 2008

“Google Calendar Sync” Lets You Sync with Outlook Calendar: "Once installed, you’ll be able to set options, such as the sync frequency and the direction of information flow. You can have either a two-way sync whereby the two calendars sync with eachother, or a one-way sync for either Google to sync with Outlook or Outlook to sync with Google."

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Wizz RSS News Reader: "fully functional RSS and Atom news reader/aggregator extension for Firefox"
Google Earth Outreach - Tutorial: Creating 'Spreadsheet Mapper' Templates