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Archive for December 2006

Google ditches its SOAP API

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I noticed this on the very next day, when I was looking for some documentation on proxy auto configuration scripts support in the SOAP API. The replacement AJAX api not only has limited application (website only), but also it promises to show google ads beside the results.

Not that Google Search API has ever been very stable – it works almost only 80% of the time, so one has to pray and hope that it works with every call. Now even the support has been dropped and usage samples along with FAQ have been removed.

Damn! not good at all.

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Written by Brajesh

December 19, 2006 at 1:37 pm

Posted in AJAX, Coding, Google, Search, WTF

Need Firefox extension to open xls in Google Spreadsheet

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I need one Firefox extension/greasemonkey script to add an option to open xls/doc links directly in Google docs & spreadsheets. This is something Google itself should be providing like they do in Gmail. Perhaps, I’ll write one myself in case I can’t find it.

[Update]– Whooaa! Same day Google releases its Firefox toolbar (beta) with this exact same functionality I’m looking for and have blogged. Now, is it just one wish a day, or – I want to be king 😀 , please.

Written by Brajesh

December 13, 2006 at 4:52 pm

New Header Image

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Shot and edited by me 🙂

The place is Goa(India). Don’t remember where exactly in Goa I shot this, but it was lying in my collection for sometime. I’m not that good a photographer that this picture may be suggesting 🙂

Written by Brajesh

December 10, 2006 at 5:39 pm

Posted in Asides, Personal

BitTorrent acquiring µTorrent

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µTorrent being the most lightweight (and most efficient) BitTorrent implementation, it’s an interesting move on the part of BitTorrent Inc. to acquire them.

Written by Brajesh

December 8, 2006 at 6:06 am

Posted in P2P, Trends

Site Thumbnails from Alexa

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$0.0002 / thumbnail

The Alexa Site Thumbnail web service provides developers with programmatic access to thumbnail image for the home pages of web sites.

Written by Brajesh

December 8, 2006 at 5:55 am

Posted in Coding