Jun
16
2014
6

Well played, Google.

google-world-cup

Well played.

Moe Lane

PS: Look at it again.

May
04
2014
4

Oh, great, Google’s come up with another secular commemo… actually, never mind.

I’m going to forgive them this one.

audrey

She really was a lovely woman, and that is a lovely sketch.

Jan
04
2014
2

Google makes Amiga emulator app for Chrome.

Sounds pretty cool.

The Amiga 500 lives again — in Google’s browser.

Google developer Christian Stefansen on Thursday resurrected a version of the venerable computer system from the 1980s in the form of a Web app that runs in Chrome. Forty-year-olds who want to relive their childhoods or younger people who want to see just how hard their elders had it can visit the Amiga 500 emulator for Chrome online, boot the machine, and play some games.

Via Steve Jackson Games.

Jul
16
2013
2

So, my problem with the new Gmail mailbox, in a nutshell.

And it’s a doozy:

  • On the one hand, they have arbitrarily, and without my input, pre-sorted my mail for me and have now divvied my whole Inbox into personal mail, mailing list mail, and quasi-spam mail folders.
  • On the other hand, they did a really, really good job at it.
  • On the gripping hand, they completely forgot to tell me that they were doing this before they went and did it, which is probably the worst part.

So, par for the course for Google, really.

Jun
07
2013
4

Facebook/Google: Barack Obama is the kindest, warmest, bravest …

…most wonderful person that they’ve ever known in their lives. Slate, of all organizations, summed it up best:

 

Basically, it looks for all the world like Google and Facebook got some sort of recommended talking points memo designed to end this hullabaloo by giving them something suitably vacuous to say that would allow them to, I think, progress past this issue and move on.

…OK, I’ll stop now.

Moe Lane

Feb
26
2013
2

…This might make me adopt Chrome.

I mean, I like Firefox, but dear God but I want this:

Google’s Chrome browser might soon be getting an easy way to tell you which open tabs are making noise, or recording it. The new feature is part of the latest Chromium build, and features a throbbing EQ animation over the noisy tab’s favicon (video below) to tell you and your system that it’s doing audio stuff. Chromium is the open source project that feeds into Google’s Chrome browser, and is often the first place that its new features show up.

Via Instapundit.  I don’t know why this isn’t built into every browser anyway, honestly.

Sep
08
2012
7

Go to Google’s home page. Now. Trust me.

This is awesome.  I know that this post will also make no sense starting Sunday, but that’s all right.

Oct
24
2011
2

#rsrh QotD, Google Gets Mugged edition.

Eric Schmidt’s not very happy with life:

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, gave a remarkable interview this month to the Washington Post. So remarkable that Post editors preceded the transcript with this disclosure: “He had just come from the dentist. And he had a toothache.”

[snip]

“So we get hauled in front of the Congress for developing a product that’s free, that serves a billion people. OK? I mean, I don’t know how to say it any clearer,” Mr. Schmidt told the Post. “It’s not like we raised prices. We could lower prices from free to . . . lower than free? You see what I’m saying?”

Yeah, Eric: you’re saying that your company got mugged by the branch of the legislature (i.e., the Senate) still controlled by the political party (i.e., the Democrats) that you’ve been giving a badly-disguised leg up for some time now, and you don’t care for it.

…Oops?

Moe Lane

Sep
20
2011
3

Debt & Jobs dominate GOP FoxNews/Google debate question requests.

Let me explain this one: there’s a debate Thursday that’s being sponsored by FoxNews & Google.  Google is letting people submit questions via YouTube – frankly, this has more than a slight whiff of gimmick about it, but let’s roll with the notion for a moment.  The preliminary survey of submitted questions indicate that the top two categories of questions submitted are “Government Spending” and Debt (17%) and “Jobs & Economy” (16%), with “Social Issues” (12%) and “Energy and Environment” (9%) being the next two.  By my calculations, that means that roughly 54% of the questions being submitted involve one of those four topics, which I think that we can all agree are legitimately of interest to Republican voters, yes?

Well, WE HAVE YET TO HAVE A 2012 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY DEBATE WHERE FIFTY-FOUR PERCENT OF THE QUESTIONS WERE LEGITIMATELY OF INTEREST TO REPUBLICAN VOTERS.  We have, instead, had inane questions at worst and invitations to intra-debate sniping at best. I for one am getting tired of it.  And, apparently, I’m not the only one, either. (more…)

Jun
16
2011
2

#rsrh Google covering up sweetheart Obama deal?

(Via Hot Air Headlines) To summarize this Politico article: Google’s testing out a new ad program that harvests email addresses.  Fine*.  This appeals to political campaigns.  Also fine.  A NRSC staffer saw something that looks like said ad program – one apparently bought by the Obama campaign – on Real Clear Politics last month, and emails Google’s ad people to get a pricing on a similar service.  Still fine. But Google informed the NRSC staffer that:

“This is a pre-alpha product that is being released to a select few clients,” [a Google saleswoman] wrote in an email, referring to the first stage of a product’s roll-out. “I’d be happy to get you into the beta if you’re interested.”

Not fine. (more…)

May
29
2011
23

#Weinergate update: Coed being scrubbed from Google.

OK, I admit it: when I heard this morning that Rep. Weiner had supposedly sent a coed a picture of his (encased) genitalia via Twitter, I assumed that somebody was just having his or her little joke by hacking into the man’s account and indicating that Weiner is, as I put it, one of the bigger d*cks in Congress.  But that was before Ace of Spades demolished this argument utterly (H/T: Neil Stevens) (remember, folks [and bad Moe!]: identity theft is a crime), so now I am taking this seriously as a possible scandal, and I found something interesting going on.  Somebody’s scrubbing the recipient’s Internet presence, even as we speak.

(more…)

May
13
2011
10

Google/Blogger going after Ann Althouse?

Well, isn’t this interesting: apparently Blogger/Google has decided to remove Ann Althouse’s blog.  They’re also being neither particularly helpful in either explaining why, nor sounding particularly sympathetic that it’s been taken down, either.  One reason why I never used that particular webhosting service

Wonder if this has anything to do with Ann’s objective (and thus, anti-administration) coverage of the Wisconsin protests?  I certainly hope that it has nothing to do with that…

Moe Lane (crosspost)

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