Posts Tagged ‘google’

Ultra Zoom on Google Maps: What do you see?

January 8th, 2008

How close do you have to zoom on http://maps.google.com/maps?z=1&t=h&ll=10.903707,19.933068 until you recognise what you see? I was about 3 zoom levels from the end before I recognised them…

Found via PlanetPostgresql of all places! 😀

Search Engines: Google’s 10 Commandments

May 15th, 2007

Did you know Google have their own “10 Commandments” (ok, more 10 Philosophy things – but my way sounds better). It’s always a bit interesting to see things from inside the Googleplex and it has lots of “odd jokes” – such as “It’s best to do one thing really, really well… Google does search”: Google now do a lot more than search! And not to forget “Google believes in instant gratification” 😉

Net: Google Pack

May 10th, 2007


I’ve just realised I’ve never mentioned Google’s “Google Pack” – so why am I mentioning it now? Well, the other day I needed to upgrade my copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader: but the Adobe/Macromedia Site only give me a 56k download file (it should be more like 20Mb for the Acrobat PDF Reader) and various other download sites gave me the same…

However, the Google Pack includes Adobe PDF Reader, Norton Security Scan, Spyware Doctor, Google Photos Screensaver (which I’ve also installed), Firefox with the Google toolbar (which I already had installed), Picasa (for photos – and it’s fun finding all the photos you thought you had mislaid) and much more besides.

I very much recommend the Google Pack – if only all software was so easy to install and keep up to date (I just wish Google would include all of their software – such as Google Earth and Google Talk – as options in the Google Pack).

Net: Major Site Changes Across the Internet

December 11th, 2003

Well, it seems Google has admitted that there is a problem with their search engine (after all the news coverage after the “Florida Update” where lots of sites went ‘missing’ – take a look at the New Google Website and let me know what you think.

As for the BBC, well, I’m pleased to announce that as from now – I’m providing all the news for them! Don’t believe me – check http://news.bbc.co.uk yourself!

(Ok, ok – it’s a bug in Internet Explorer, Mozilla and many other browsers – but if you are on Windows you can get a patch from WindowsUpdate – thanks to CNN).

In other news – do NOT trust any links on sites or in email – that Paypal or Ebay site may not be what it seems…

Search: Google Calculator II

August 14th, 2003

LOL (laugh out loud!). Being a typical geek, I tried several calculations in the Google Calculator to get a screenshot showing 42: but I should have remembered my Douglas Adams and just searched for “answer to life, the universe and everything”.

No kidding – Google returns “answer to life, the universe and everything = 42” – try it yourself!.

I now also know roughly how much I weigh in kilograms ( 13 stones to kilograms : yes, Google does conversions as well), I’m sure that “four and twenty” does actually mean twenty four blackbirds, and I know how many Newtons I need to travel back in time to a fortnight plus 17 days ago with my copy of “555.6 kilometers under the sea.

Kewl! (well, it keeps me entertained).

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