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  • Make XML Sitemaps Easily with PHP!

    I am a huge fan of simple solutions for the web. So many solutions require tons of tooling or a giant content management system and those things are brittle over the long haul of time. XML Sitemaps help search engines, notably Google but other search engines too. In October 2009 I created this code to…


  • Farewell Google+: “Save your Google+ content before March 31, 2019”

    Today in Google shutdown notices: You’ve received this email because you have content in Google+ for your personal (consumer) account or a Google+ page you manage. This is a reminder that on April 2, 2019 we’re shutting down consumer Google+ and will begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts. Photos and videos from Google+ in…


  • Goodbye, Google Plus

    Your shutdown email of the day: You’ve received this email because you have a consumer (personal) Google+ account or you manage a Google+ page. In December 2018, we announced our decision to shut down Google+ for consumers in April 2019 due to low usage and challenges involved in maintaining a successful product that meets consumers’…

  • Google ~ Welcome to Google on your new Apple iPad ~ Based on your Google Account activity, we recommend using these apps to stay organized, collaborate, and keep your account secure.
    “your new Apple iPad doesn’t have the latest Google apps”

    Boo, Google. This is pretty obnoxious. If I wanted those apps I’d install them.


  • Adieu Google Reader

    On July 1, Google Reader does indeed close. Reader has been a valuable tool for me for a long time. In 2006, I said: Holy cow but the new Google Reader is pretty darn good. Fully worth using to read your RSS and Atom feeds. And that same year, I wrote an extended piece that…

  • Blogger FTP Migration Tool: Does not account for your images

    Blogger has done work to create a migration tool for Blogger FTP users and is doing great communication. You can move to a blogspot blog, (which you could do before) or change from self-hosting to being hosted by Blogger/Google by changing the DNS to point at Google’s servers. This is similar to how tumblr handles…

  • Google reviewing business operations in China

    Official Google Blog: A new approach to China: These attacks and the surveillance they have uncovered–combined with the attempts over the past year to further limit free speech on the web–have led us to conclude that we should review the feasibility of our business operations in China. We have decided we are no longer willing…

  • Google: PHDs with Tanks

    The other day I was listening to the Stack Overflow Podcast, which features two interesting bloggers who I’ve read for some time: Joel Spolsky of JoelOnSoftware, and Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror. They tend to ramble a bit, and they’re not as funny as they think they are, but I enjoy it. On Episode 28…

  • Where There’s a Misc There’s a Way

    The language in this is not safe for work, but the sentiments are important: How to Irritate and Annoy People in the Name of Blogging A lot of people I know or know of are blogging about the fires in San Diego: Sassy, JeSais, MAS, MissEwon, Chuck, and Geoff. Also, people I haven’t met: Raph…

  • Feedback on Google From Sassy

    Matthew Lee says about my post about the City of San Diego and Google: I think Don Norman said something like: “Even the term ‘navigation’ is pretentious–it assumes that people aren’t going to be able to find what they want without looking for it” Google rules, as far as I’m concerned google is the bar,…


  • the best blog on earth

    yes, artlung: the best blog on earth, here’s the proof! (click that link while you can, because I probably won’t be able to keep that top google spot for long).

  • Mmm, SOAPy

    Lots of interesting chatter about SOAP, XML, APIs, and Web Services right now: Google’s Gaffe (this article asks if Google’s API is overly complicated by SOAP) SOAP Wars (the converse take) The always interesting Shirky with another take on Web Services/APIs SOAP vs. REST (Representational State Transfer) REST and Web Services Some interesting reading. Though…

  • “A sufficiently advanced Google search is indistinguishable from magic.”

    If you have any interest in weblogs and search algorithms, you must read Google Loves Blogs: How Weblogs Influence A Billion Google Searches A Week. I’ve been saying that without Google, I am not as smart as I am with it. Very often I will not so much know something as know where I have…

  • AnswerBus is to AskJeeves as Google is to AltaVista?

    Well … maybe. Check it out! AnswerBus — I find this pretty interesting. It’s simple, and provides a nice mechanism to change your question. I tried: “When was San Diego founded?” that got me some unrelated org – I changed it on the fly to: “When was the city of San Diego founded?” and got…

  • Google in Person! Jealous?

    Google in Person! Jealous? Mark Holmes of Nutshell Digital went to the San Diego Internet Marketers Association meeting last night. The featured speakers were folks from the esteemed Google, and I’m sorry I missed it. Mark posted a wrap up which is worth a read. ( via the WebSanDiego.org mailing list )

  • Some MacOSX Links of Note for Web Geeks

    Killer page of OSX Links It appears to be down at the moment. Google it and grab a mirror today! Apache-mySQL-PHP installation tutorial Apple’s OSX Downloads Building OpenSSH 2.5.2 on Mac OS X 10.0.1 Building Zope and Python on MacOS X Server Mac OS X / Mac OS X Server Resources MacNN’s OSX News MacOSX…

  • Whither WaSP?

    Do I have the the earliest mention of the Web Standards Project on usenet? I ask only because the Google usenet archive is current news right now. And another piece of current news is that the Web Standards Project is going on hiatus. I think WSP pushed for good things from Netscape and Microsoft. I…

  • Other old stuff from Google Groups:

    Other old stuff from Google Groups: * The first time I heard of Jakob Nielsen (1997) * My first internet posted resumé (1997)