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lekker and liqour summer shrimp and corn saladWho knew that a Summer Shrimp & Corn Salad, sans any red meat, could impress us “boneheaded meat lovers”?

Well, I should have!

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Perhaps it’s just me, but I just noticed this today …

google pimping out their home page

Does this make good business sense for Google, or does it shatter the illusion — that of the biggest ad revenue generating machine known to man being (previously) naked of any advertising on their home page?

And, now that they’ve put a different value on it, will it become a premium sell?

Quote “There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages. There will not be crazy, flashy, graphical doodads flying and popping up all over the Google site. Ever” — Marissa Mayer, VP of Search Products & User Experience, Google. Yes, it’s that Marissa Mayer, now President and CEO of Yahoo!

Finally, something more of interest to men on Pinterest:
Microsoft Morgue vs Google Graveyard

Announced today: Project Glass augmented reality glasses — a heads up computer display you wear like a pair of glasses. Read More »

Assuming you understood the question, it may scare you a whole lot. Want to stalk somebody’s wireless network? You just need to know their router’s MAC address. Read More »

I spent the morning at Google’s New York campus learning more about Enterprise search. It’s a pet project of mine (as yet unfunded) to bring search to the newspaper’s various silos of knowledge — including the company’s facebook, intranets, wikis, blogs and many repositories. Each may have it’s own navigable structure and local search but across the enterprise there’s insufficient structure to know where to find every nugget of information — everything is miscellaneous and much of it is lost in plain sight.

Will the luck of the Irish finally smile on my search project?

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Caption: In the spirit of St. Patrick’s day both Google and YouTube (a Google acquisition) went green today …

Suggested follow up: Google videos on Everything is Miscellaneous, Enterprise Search, Google Search Appliance – Universal Search for Your Business, Google Search Appliance: New Features and Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder a book by David Weinberger

The joy of finding out your can log onto your company’s wireless network may be short lived if you discover you’re now trapped inside their firewall. You’ll likely be able to browse the internet but you’ll probably not be able to send nor clear your external email using the iPhone’s Mail application.

You could ask your networking people to open up the appropriate ports, but let’s get serious here — they shut them down for security reasons in the first place.

On the up side, you’ll be able to clear your company’s internal email and browse your intranet — without having to VPN in!

So how might you work around this? You could consider trying to tunnel out of your company’s network by subscribing to a personal VPN service like witopia.net — something I thought of doing but did not try. Of course you’ll need your networking people to open some ports, of the less vulnerable kind, which hopefully they may be inclined to do for you. Witopia’s very responsive support people say it’s an iffy endeavor: It works for some and not for others. With their full money back guarantee it may be worth testing.

Let’s look at using your browser to access webmail … Read More »

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