Today at the keynote address for Apple’s MacWorld San Francisco show Apple CEO Steve Jobs brought Google CEO Eric Schmidt on stage to talk about how the two companies are collaborating. The Google Maps integration in the new Apple phone is unbelievable, but what would it be called if Google were to merge with Apple?
Schmidt quipped that it could be called “AppleGoog” but this option overlooks the obvious (at least to me) choice of Goopple.
Whatever you call it this is going to be cool.
google, apple, apple computer, merger, funny, fun, macworld, macworld 07, macworld07, apple phone, iphone, goopple
Right up there with the Cursor Kite this guy has made a Google Earth marker just about big enough to be seen from space!
I’ll bet this was a fun project and got a few strange looks from people.
google, google earth, art, performance art
At long last Google has added tabs to their portal layout! This is awesome for guys like me who have more RSS feeds than screen realestate.
Check it out at Google. It looks like you might have to customize the initial page before you get the option for tabs.
google, portal, rss
After a catastrophic disk failure a long-time blogger was faced with complete data loss.
“I had the database backed up into a separate directory, but unfortunately it was on the same disk as the live one, so when that disk died I lost everything” the blog administrator sheepishly admitted. “I wasn’t sure what I could do. Professional data recovery is costly and not guaranteed, and the thought of starting again from scratch after having hundreds of stories was daunting. Then it struck me… Google has all my data!”
OK, so this never really happened, but why couldn’t it? Of course you’d have to manually copy and paste all your content, but if you were trying to recover from complete data loss on a public-facing web server you could conceivably recover all your text, with markup, from Google’s cache.
Go ahead and try it. Go to Google and search for your site. Right now the search “site:www.lifeaftercoffee.com” returns 376 results (or actually ‘376 Wesuwts’ since I changed my language to Elmer Fudd) and from those cached pages I was easily able to find most of my content.
Remember to backup often and to a secure location separate from where your server is, but if you’re ever trying to get a page or site back from the dead, Google may just save your bacon.
google, disaster recovery, blogs, internet, information technology
Google Purge is the final step in Google’s master-plan to index everything ever printed. The Google Purge project will systematically destroy all information Google is unable to index.
This article from The Onion outlines Google’s plans for this and future projects, including indexing of DNA, designed to ensure there is nothing Google doesn’t have indexed.
Read the full article here.
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