- TripIt for BlackBerry available now
TripIt’s BlackBerry application, BlackBerry 4.3 software or newer required.
(categories: blackberry mobile )
- Welcome to Lucene Connectors Framework!
The Lucene Connectors Framework (LCF) is an effort to provide build and support an open source framework for connecting to content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, amongst others via a single API.
(categories: lucene sharepoint enterprise content_management uci )
- How To Use An Apostrophe – The Oatmeal
So need this poster.
(categories: writing humor reference language funny poster )
- jQuery.sheet – My = new Object();
Pretty nice looking Excel-like jQuery module.
A breakdown of about 15 different browser-based Excel-like jQuery modules.
- Lucid Imagination » EdUI Conference – Solr Flair: Search User Interfaces Powered by Apache Solr
Couple good screenshots in the preso.
(categories: solr lucene search )
- Culture | Palantir Technologies
*Awesome* list of things that *define* who the company is and what they do. Via @rands.
(categories: culture business work )
- On how Google Wave surprisingly changed my life – This is so Meta
Some interesting nuggets in here.
(categories: googlewave google wave collaboration )
- Conversations About The Internet #5: Anonymous Facebook Employee – The Rumpus.net
Excerpt of a freaky blog post / discussion between someone and a Facebook engineer: "That’s right. How do you think we know who your best friends are? But that’s public knowledge; we’ve explicitly stated that we record that. If you look in your type-ahead search, and you press “A,” or just one letter, a list of your best friends shows up. It’s no longer organized alphabetically, but by the person you interact with most, your “best friends,” or at least those whom we have concluded you are best friends with."
(categories: facebook privacy security development )
- Why do big companies suck? « Scott Berkun
Good reminders if you work at a small company that you want to help keep feeling small.
(categories: business management politics culture social leadership )
- Stevey’s Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile
Yegge in incentives, agile and how work gets done at Google. So let me get this straight: no dates AND you get free lunches? Sounds idyllic…
(categories: agile google programming incentives )
- Mailinator(tm) Blog: A Beautiful Race Condition
Great blog post describing a race condition that can happen in unsychronized hashmaps.
(categories: java concurrency threads threading race )
- ongoing · Doing It Wrong
Quote: "The community of developers whose work you see on the Web, who probably don’t know what ADO or UML or JPA even stand for, deploy better systems at less cost in less time at lower risk than we see in the Enterprise. This is true even when you factor in the greater flexibility and velocity of startups.
This is unacceptable. The Fortune 1,000 are bleeding money and missing huge opportunities to excel and compete. I’m not going to say that these are low-hanging fruit, because if it were easy to bridge this gap, it’d have been bridged. But the gap is so big, the rewards are so huge, that it’s time for some serious bridge-building investment. I don’t know what my future is right now, but this seems by far the most important thing for my profession to be working on."
(categories: enterprise software business web web2.0 agile )
- Pinboard Blog
Today, Pinboard has grown to about 1200 active users, and we’re coming up on our two millionth bookmark. We store about a hundred gigabytes of crawled content. From one full-time employee, the site has ballooned to a staff of 1.5. We’ve expanded to fill two servers, one hosting the main site while the other performs certain onerous background tasks. And we’ve added piles and piles of features, including Twitter and Instapaper mirroring, better bulk editing, a mobile site, bookmarking by email, archiving, feeds, an API, and even a version of the site for the five Pinboard users who prefer to browse their bookmarks in Spanish.
(categories: bookmarks delicious del.icio.us pinboard entrepreneurship startup )
- Blogging Roller: The Jazz Connection
IBM using OpenSocial in their Team Concert product, which can hook up to Lotus Connections.
(categories: lotus ibm opensocial )
- [this is aaronland] continuous partial [redacted]
Some cool stuff around Solr / faceted search / geocoding.
(categories: solr machinelearning faceted search geocode )
- Balsamiq Company Blog > A look back at 2009
Peldi makes $1.6m in 2009. Wow.
(categories: startup entrepreneurship revenue startups business wiki )
- webfinger – Project Hosting on Google Code
WebFinger is about making email addresses more valuable, by letting people attach public metadata to them
(categories: openid google email discovery social protocol webfinger finger )
- Facebook | Desktop Notifications
Had no idea this existed. OS X only.
(categories: facebook desktop socialsoftware )