Wednesday, October 31, 2007

an interesting day

While I did a micro-lecture about Location Based Services at the Waag Society in Amsterdam, Yme Bosma presented at The Hague Telecom.
Too bad I can't be in two places at once, but luckily there's cell phones, mail and RSS feeds.
Anyway, Hyves' anounced cooperation or should I say compatibility with Google's OpenSocial is something really interesting.

Yme's post in Dutch

A KPN/Hi Location Widget seems only natural now.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

My own AdSense account

About two weeks ago I filled out the AdSense application form. Just to see how it works. I didn't really expect it, but I received an email from Google today stating that I have my own AdSense account now. Amazing. Thanks LarryAndSergey. It must be the subjects, because traffic on this blog is not exactly spectacular.
Anyway, by now you should see relevant ads showing up somewhere on the page.
I'll probably have to tweak the colours a bit so visitors will see the difference between blog posts and advertising.

The AdSense configuration and monitoring pages are fascinating.
It's ready for mobile advertising for example.
I just might create some mobile webpages just to see how the ads will show up.
And I can add a local search button.
And I can recommend stuff.
One would almost forget to post something interesting ;-)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Olivia will be an astronaut

Olivia apparently likes 'Google Earth'-ing.
Completely absorbed by what she sees, she initially doesn't respond to me asking her where she's going.
Eventually she says 'I'm going home'
But when she doesn't get home quickly enough she decides to to go up, saying 'I'm going into space now!'

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Friday, October 05, 2007

RSS for dummies

Google Reader is out of the lab. (I've been using it for about two years already). The brilliant short movie below explains what RSS is.
A must-see for people who are not using RSS readers yet:

(Eirik made me aware of this movie through his blog that I read with Google Reader even before Google posted it on their own blog, even adding more credibility to the message in the movie :-)