Archive for September, 2005

Google launches Blogsearch (RSS Search)

Google today released there blogsearch beta…
It can be accessed in four ways


I’m a bit disappointment.
You can only sort on relevance and date.
And yes, you can filter with the standard ‘advanced search’ functionality.

The standard operators from Google work here to:

  • link:
  • site:
  • intitle:

Ans they added some extra operators for blogsearch:

  • inblogtitle:
  • inposttitle:
  • inpostauthor:
  • blogurl:


The weird thing is:
The search implementation didn’t work so good (as I expected) and the RSS implementation looks solid. I expected it to be the other way around…

A search for ‘scobleizer‘ doesn’t result in blogposts of Robert Scobe…
It does come with a ‘related blog’, that’s isn’t his main blog..
Some other searches i did, where not always resulting in the blogs that i was looking for..

And then then the RSS implementation. It took Google some time…but.. its here finaly.
They did it pretty much the same way as MSN Search did
You got at two options on the bottom of the page:
Subscribe: Atom (10 results100 results) RSS (10 results100 results)

It works.. And it does the trick..
I curious how long it will take to get this functionality in the normal Google search…

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Microsoft Technology News from PDC05

 
I just finished watching the 3,5 hour live Keynote from the Microsoft Professional  Developers Conference (PDC05).
There where so many great things, that I filled five pages of
notes on new technology that was shown. I just feel absolutely
trilled with new cool ideas and visions.

I will post some of the coolest things I noticed:

 

Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere (WPF/E)

This is a subset of the Windows Presentation Foundation (codename
Avalon) that can be run on many platforms like: PC’s, Tablet PC’s,
Media Centers, Pocket PC’s and Mobile Phones.

It handles automatics scaling of the user interface base on the type
of device and support all kinds of input devices like Media Center
Remote controls, keyboard and phone pads.
Today a video was released by Channel9.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF or codename Indigo)

It was already know that Indigo would bring a easy solution to build
and host webservices on the Windows Vista platform. But today Microsoft
announce it would also do REST/PCIX,
MSMQ and Peer-to-Peer!

 

Atlas
This is A new Client framework development tool that  consist of two parts:

– It’s a rich clientside javascript library (for Visual Studio)
– And Server side controls based on ASP.Net

And it can be used by developers to quickly and easily build AJAX (DHTML/Javascript/XML) based,  browser independent interactive web applications.

WinFS
With
the new WinFS (Windows next File System) according to Bill Gates it
will be possible to realise a ‘schematic server and client storage’.
Bill Gates talked about a ‘extend and rich way to hyper linking data’.


LINQ

This is the ‘Language INtegrated Query(LINQ)
It’s
the query language that can be use to query all kinds of datasources
like databases, file stores and XML files.  You can do some very
cool thing with it like doe a ‘SQL JOIN’ on a database and the file
system with just a couple lines of code.  Here is a video from Channel9.

Office 12
And there is much cool news on Office 12. Too much for me to write down at the moment.
Just check this great Channel9 video!

 

More cool stuff can be found on:
http://microsoftgadgets.com/  (the Windows Widgets)
http://windowsmarketplacelabs.com/ (the way to buy and download software in the near future) 

 

There is much, but since a lot of people will wite about it in the next couple of days, seach here for what you like:

http://pdcbloggers.net/
http://www.technorati.com/tags/PDC05
http://www.talkdigger.com/index.php?surl=pdc05

 

Have fun! 

 

 
 

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Will new media bring new habits?

I’m back, after a month of  ‘silence’.

I tried to limit my time on ‘the Net’ for the last 4 weeks. During my holiday to the French Alpes (photo’s here) I had a good two weeks without an internet connection. The other weeks I have been working, but I didn’t use any RSS readers or blogging tools.

During my vacation I realised that reading and writing blogs didn’t always have a positive effect on me. Sometimes this resulted in a form of stress.  The main reason for this, is that I just find too many topics interesting and I just can’t read everything I want…. Mostly because the limitation of time.

 I also admitted to myself that I’m an information junky. Reading a lot of RSS feeds, can result in an information overdose.  

After i got this insight, I’m thinking about new ways to fit my ‘internet information consumption’ habits in my life. I’m thinking about only reading blogs on specific times of the day and to limit the information that I read about. I only should subscribe to feeds that bring information that are in line with my primary interests or information that brings joy or new insights.

I’m also looking at new ways to consume my ‘daily dose’ of RSS feeds. I really like Microsoft’s start.com at the moment. It delivers my a nice ‘chunk size’ dose of information. This is an amount that I can handle… I now only open my Sharpreader once a day. And I never spend more that a half hour on reading new feeds..

New media bring new habits… and they will require new disciplines…

 

 

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