My coding exile continued today; I had a meeting with a customer this morning but otherwise spent the whole day cloistered. I'm making slow progress but it is quite a slog. Anyway I'm poking my head out just for a moment, and huh, what do we have here?
Hey guess what, today I experienced endless success! The third time was a charm, as today a new pair of spiffy tennis shoes arrived, they fit, and I like them. Whew. So this endless.com shopping-for-shoes-online thing can work!
How to rob the world's most secure diamond vault. A really great story, sort of a real life Italian Job :)
So Facebook has reworked my home page, and I don't think I like it. I know, you have to get used to these things, but it seems like there is less information than before. How lame is that? I can understand merging the home page with the wall - I never got the difference anyway - and I can understand realtime updates (that's a good thing) but I can't understand not showing all my friends' updates. Huh.
I know what you're thinking, you're thinking: huh, isn't that interesting that Ole even cares what Facebook did. Yeah, I'm thinking that same thing. Huh.
CNet notes twenty years ago Tim Berners-Lee authored information management: a proposal, thereby starting the Web. Twenty years ago. Just twenty. I bet Tim would have been pretty amazed to have seen Facebook :)
I remember when Google bought Grand Central two years ago, and I didn't get it. And so now Google has launched Google Voice, and it is either the Next Big Thing or I still don't get it. I just haven't figured out which yet, but when I do, I'll tell you. It offers you a single phone number which can be routed to home, office, or cellphone (big deal, I never answer my home phone and my office is permanently forwarded to my cell), and turns voicemail into email with a speech-to-text capability. Doesn't seem overly compelling, but we'll see...
Jason Kottke thinks it sounds really spectacular. Hmmm...
And finally: this is really cool: a 360o panorama of a coral reef, taken underwater: