Posts Tagged ‘Google’

London Stock Exchange Lesson

October 8th, 2009 by Martin

I have to say that I am not surprised by news about London Stock Exchange. It is just an example of enterprise software status these days. It is shame that someone is promoting 100% availability. It is just not possible… 99,8% maybe but definitely not on top of MS SQL 2000. Small quiz: Why companies like Amazon or Google are not using Microsoft technologies? I think it is not a question of money for licenses ;).


Never ending problems with Google XML Sitemap plugin

July 30th, 2009 by Martin

From time to time I have some problems with my WordPress installation. It is usually related to upgrade to a new version and plugins of course. It is expect able for plugins to stop working with new version of host code. Most of plugins works well, but Google XML Sitemaps plugin causes a lot of pain to me. I believe it is every upgrade. I am feeling frustrated, because I can not publish or generally manage my posts without ending on blank page. I am not feeling about debugging these issues (sorry), I am feeling more like to reinvent the wheel and write my own plugin. I know that it is not an open source way (no I do not want to fork it), but I think I can make it more simple and better. ;)


Moving from FeedDemon to Google Reader

April 4th, 2009 by Martin

After two years of using FeedDemon as my primary feed reader application I moved to Google Reader. I know Google Reader for quite a long time, but did not use it because… well I was happy user of FeedDemon, because of it is desktop client with interesting features as well as web interface (that was a bit disappointing in comparison to desktop version).  But after more than a year of using FeedDemon I felt little bit confused about reason why I am using exactly this application.

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Custom Ext JS JsonReader for Google Ajax Search API

October 30th, 2008 by Martin

Well as long term Ext JS fan and user I of course faced with consuming external data resources like for example Google Data API or Google AJAX Search API. The last one mentioned has some really great output and layout capabilities, but I did not want them. I really need only some kind of JSON or XML interface. Google has one – ScriptTag. So after reading this post about creating custom and

/** Ext Proxy for Google Ajax Search **/
GoogleAjaxSearch.Proxy = Ext.extend(, {
   url: '',
   apiKey: null,
   cx: null,
   callbackParam: 'callback',
   constructor: function(config) {, config);
      this.on('beforeload', this.onBeforeLoad, this);
   onBeforeLoad: function(o, params) {
      Ext.apply(params, {
         v: 	'1.0',
         rsz: 	'large',
         key: 	this.apiKey,
      return true;
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What is wrong with Google’s Page Rank

January 31st, 2008 by Martin

I am definitely not Page Rank and generally search engine results hunter. I do not care much. But I noticed significant change in rank of my blog, so I do care at least a bit. ;) I found a very strange differences between results eg. having around 5 PR (Page Rank value) and having zero after a few months without any significant change on my homepage. I did not “cheat” Google, I did the same as while I was ranked much higher. Please do not think that I am complaining about some lose of earns or money in general or even some credit. I am just a bit confused about relevancy of search results. Because I studied information science and general theory of data mining and related fields I am feeling little bit “unstable” about the constancy and relevancy of these kind of results. So what causes this big difference? I do not have a clue…


Say Hi to first Android enabled Smartphone from HTC

January 15th, 2008 by Martin

I am sure that if you are interested in mobile computing and devices you already know Android – new handheld platform based from Google. After a short period of time after releasing first version with handheld emulator, HTC came with device that supports it. Great news for future of Android applications.


Google announces hosting for open source projects

July 28th, 2006 by Martin

Google is scheduled to announce hosting for open source projects on Google Code. Stein says, "We really like SourceForge, and we don't want to hurt SourceForge" or take away projects. Instead, Stein says that the goal is to see what Google can do with the Google infrastructure, to provide an alternative for open source projects.

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