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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #50 on: May 05, 2008, 08:08:38 PM »
http://ui.jquery.com/home


oooooohhhhh preeeeettty.

(now, how can I use it, especially the sortable page layout. :) )

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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2008, 03:00:17 AM »
Dooooomed! Doomed I tell you!

http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/90339


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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #52 on: May 06, 2008, 05:26:16 PM »

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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2008, 06:47:28 PM »
http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxlibs/

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I just got to announce the Google AJAX Libraries API which exists to make Ajax applications that use popular frameworks such as Prototype, Script.aculo.us, jQuery, Dojo, and MooTools faster and easier for developers.

Whenever I wrote an application that uses one of these frameworks, I would picture a user accessing my application, having 33 copies of prototype.js, and yet downloading yet another one from my site. It would make me squirm. What a waste!

At the same time, I was reading research from Steve Souders and others in the performance space that showed just how badly we are doing at providing these libraries. As developers we should setup the caching correctly so we only send that file down when absolutely necessary. We should also gzip the files to browsers that accept them. Oh, and we should probably use a minified version to get that little bit more out of the system. We should also follow the practice of versioning the files nicely. Instead, we find a lot of jquery.js files with no version, that often have little tweaks added to the end of the fils, and caching is not setup well at all so the file keeps getting sent down for no reason.

When I joined Google I realised that we could help out here. What if we hosted these files? Everyone would see some instant benefits:

    * Caching can be done correctly, and once, by us... and developers have to do nothing
    * Gzip works
    * We can serve minified versions
    * The files are hosted by Google which has a distributed CDN at various points around the world, so the files are "close" to the user
    * The servers are fast
    * By using the same URLs, if a critical mass of applications use the Google infrastructure, when someone comes to your application the file may already be loaded!
    * A subtle performance (and security) issue revolves around the headers that you send up and down. Since you are using a special domain (NOTE: not google.com!), no cookies or other verbose headers will be sent up, saving precious bytes.

This is why we have released the AJAX Libraries API. We sat down with a few of the popular open source frameworks and they were all excited about the idea, so we got to work with them, and now you have access to their great work from our servers.

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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #55 on: May 31, 2008, 03:30:00 PM »
And the next step will be a neat little browser plugin into Firefox and other browsers, that will keep track of the newest versions automatically, for speeding up some websites. The scripts, already good on their own, will improve some more.

And soon, there will be an operating system of sorts on the loose.  :twisted:
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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #56 on: May 31, 2008, 03:45:40 PM »
The script it comes with will automatically download the newest versions so you never have to manually update your code to get the most current version.

And as far as the OS part..... http://gears.google.com/

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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #57 on: May 31, 2008, 07:28:28 PM »
So it, among other things, allows you to use some web applications offline?

If that thing grows, it will be truly impressive.
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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #58 on: June 08, 2008, 12:46:22 AM »
hmmmmm

http://www.phpbench.com/

Except for the commas instead of periods in the echo statement, I am doing pretty good.

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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #59 on: July 17, 2008, 08:51:32 PM »
http://www.p01.org/releases/DHTML_contests/files/DEFENDER_of_the_favicon/

Playing Defender in your favicon....ummmmmmm

Best played in Opera of course.

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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #60 on: July 27, 2008, 04:46:31 PM »
Back to the hardware!

Improve your car's doors into something more futuristic.

Or perhaps make your submarine for cheap. You know you want to.
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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #62 on: November 10, 2008, 02:59:54 PM »
In light of the current quest:

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[Chaosmark] 2:37 pm: Steam engine video 1
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[Chaosmark] 2:38 pm: Video 2
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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #63 on: December 16, 2008, 09:53:14 AM »
[http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_FutureInternet3.pdf]
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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #64 on: February 10, 2009, 08:29:13 AM »
http://blogs.pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/tux-love/2006/05/propeller_head_dept.html

Propeler Head Department, for those loving obscure Linux error messages.
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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #65 on: March 28, 2009, 10:42:18 PM »
http://brian-mcdermott.com/fusion_is_easy.htm

Make a fusion reactor in your own home! Just don't expect to generate surplus electricity with it.
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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #66 on: May 08, 2009, 01:43:09 PM »
http://www.chromeexperiments.com/detail/browser-ball/

You can throw a ball from one frame to the next. crazy!

and

http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/overview.html
Google web toolkit. A java to javascript crosscompiler?
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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #67 on: May 26, 2009, 08:54:55 PM »
Holy Crap!

No description, watch a few moments of the screencast or go to the webpage and click on some examples. CRAZY!

Kids won't have to learn anything anymore.

http://www.wolframalpha.com/screencast/introducingwolframalpha.html


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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #68 on: June 10, 2009, 07:31:39 PM »

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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #69 on: June 18, 2009, 04:13:54 PM »
Researchers Build Anonymous, Browser-Based 'Darknet'

A pair of researchers has discovered a way to use modern browsers to more easily build darknets - the underground, private Internet communities where users can share content and ideas securely and anonymously.

Now darknets are nothing new, but this one doesn't require to install any software, it can run completely in the browser (they say HTML 5-based browser, so it's probably still some time away, but it's coming).

Spies and conspirators, bad guys and secretive good guys, take heed!
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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #70 on: July 26, 2009, 12:42:54 PM »
I don't even know how to use it, but it's still kinda cool. I'm also sure it's useful, if you know what to do with it:

http://www.colorotate.org/
(It's a tool for finding the perfect color combinations for your website and other things.)
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« Reply #71 on: September 19, 2009, 12:10:33 PM »
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« Reply #72 on: October 08, 2009, 02:29:35 AM »
Reverse image search! Discover whether someone stole your pictures:
http://tineye.com/

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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #73 on: October 29, 2009, 04:21:27 PM »
As someone mentioned Wave, have a look at this:

Google Wave: we came, we saw, we played D&D

Using a brand new technology for gaming. Could be worth trying.
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Re: Interesting Tech Links
« Reply #74 on: November 17, 2009, 06:52:11 PM »
Google Friend Connect

http://www.google.com/friendconnect/home/overview?hl=en

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm......

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