I came up with the idea for this post after one very simple thing happened: some of the documents from my Google Drive disappeared. For most of them, I had no backup. Fortunately, they got restored a few months after I reported the issue. But it was enough to get me thinking.
All I’m saying is you should be aware of the downsides and shouldn’t drink the Kool-Aid. Know fact from bullshit and don’t lie to yourself on behalf of the company (“they’re gonna make me Executive Shelf Stocking Manager next year”). Don’t take empty promises and beware of fake principles which people use to push their agenda. Try to work in a profit center instead of a cost center, because bringing in money gets you a better image. Failing that, try to work in a department which is at the business’ core, because you’ll matter more. And while having a good personal relationship with co-workers is great, remember that you’re doing your job for the money – making friends is a secondary objective.
We hear a lot about cloud infrastructure and scaling out, but the truth is that…
FQL Console is a simple Facebook application allowing you to learn more about your friends, by answering questions like:
Who are the single girls from my friends?
Who are the single guys ?
What girls are in complicated relationships?
What girls are in open relationships?
Who among your friends in an open relationship?
For the past few days, I’ve been spending my spare time working on an simple and fun app that allows everyone to browse their Facebook friends in a more interesting fashion and find out new things about their friends.
While the app is functional, I’m still crushing some usability bugs.
I’m not a designer, so don’t expect anything too breath-takingly eye-catching.
I am however a very curios person, so do expect something that satisfies your curiosity.
Neural interfaces (i.e. brain computer interfaces) are the destination of our technological journey which brings people and machines closer together. Computers were initially programmed by manually rewiring components, then by keyboard and mouse and nowadays by touch and gesture. However, the interface begins to be more and more the bottleneck in man-computer processing. In other words, people think faster and computers tend to work faster than you can type or touch.
The situation is really simple: Google sends organic traffic to some content farm. The content farm displays ads, including via AdSense. If the user clicks on a Google ad, the content farm makes 10 cents. Google makes 5.
One in a million, a few million pictures everyday. This means a bunch of guys like James will be served divorce papers everyday, courtesy of Color.
I wonder who they will sue for damages. Or alimony. Or whatever pretext some lawyers come up with.
I’m not one to know privacy laws regarding taking someone’s picture without that someone’s permission, but Color will take one step closer to losing all privacy. That is, of course, if it takes off in the first place.