Friday, November 21, 2008

Dumb Web Programmer is Number 1 in Google!

Despite being not active in blogging I did a vanity search and found "Dumb Web Programmer" keywords referring to my blog in (not but in !!).

In fact no. 2 position also refers to this blog. Looking at the reference link, I can't believe the article is in 2005! I started that long ago?

Anyway it's things like that will fuel my interest in blogging. Let's just hope Google doesn't pull the plug on the project (like what they did to LIVELY) !

Google shuts down lively

When have you seen Google shut down any of it's program? I certainly have not. They usually try things and leave their projects out there to see whether the ideas will stick to the wall or not. Even if the idea does not catch on and is not successful they leave it running. 

Lively in case you don't know it's sort of like a Second Life idea of Google to break into the space of virtual worlds. They started it in June this year and I thought it was a promising idea then and I still think so now. So it's curious why Google should just stop it.

This is the first time Google pulled the plug on one of their many pet projects.

Google has always been supportive of this kind of experimentation because we believe it's the best way to create groundbreaking products that make a difference to people's lives. But we've also always accepted that when you take these kinds of risks not every bet is going to pay off.
Google cutting losses and cancelling it's bet ? 

I guess this means times a really getting bad. A software financial giant like Google being frugal is not a good sign at all.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Obama is now President

Now that US has a new President, let's hope that the impending doom of recession won't hit us so hard. Barack. Do something positive ok?

Prices of petrol is down at least. But stupid busses still have not reduced their ticket fare. They raised it when the price of oil was up.

I think we are still going to head into a recession. Just hope our Government will not wallow in denial and be creative to help the man in the street (namely me!) out.

Google Giveth, Google Taketh

Damn you Google. At first you gave me PR1 then you take it away.

Damn you 1000x.

Why Google? Why?