Saturday, December 24, 2005

New site popularizes feed icons

The Firefox feed icon (see below) is going to be the new de-facto standard for feed icons - for both RSS and Atom feeds. A new site, Feed Icons, has been set up to popularize the icon and provide high-quality versions of it.

- Noam.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Performancing: blogging extension for firefox

This post is edited and published from Performancing for Firefox. This is an extension for blog publishing, straight from the browser - without going to first. It's way cooler than Google's "Blog This!".
It also allows me to see (and edit!) previous posts - and almost completely replaces Blogger's dashboard. Very nice UI!

Still missing: a spell checker.

Thanks, Asa, for the link.


Sunday, December 04, 2005

Firefox Extensions

I'm trying to think of creative uses for tags. My first one - that's also practical - is recommending Firefox extensions.

I have tagged the installation pages of my favorite extentions as my-firefox.

- Noam.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Moving my paper

The problem with finishing college, is that they don't let you keep your home page. At least that's the case in my college.

So as of now, the paper I wrote with Dr. Iaakov Exman, "Compact Comparison of Competing Software Designs", is hosted in Yahoo!'s Geocities instead.

Update, 29/Apr/2006: another copy can be found in Google Pages.

- Noam.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Google Analytics: Flash?!

Google's Web Analytics service seems very nice. It's a well-done AJAX application. Except that...
  1. Some parts of it use Flash instead of JavaScript. This is strange, and doesn't fit the current trend (across the Web and in Google's sites).
  2. One of the features is a map - you can see where in the world your visitors come from. The big surprise here, is that it doesn't use the Google Maps API. Instead it uses... A FLASH map!

I'm almost certain this is just because they bought the software (from Urchin), and that they're going to "fix" it to be a regular AJAX app that uses Google Maps.

- Noam.