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BORN IN THE USA
I often wonder why bright, intelligent software programmers go out of their way to write turgid and lengthy words in documentation, do not make step by step screenshot/slides for Tutorials, and practically force everyone to reinvent the wheel everytime they create a new platform.
Top of my wish list for 2012-
1) Better GUI for APP CREATION-
example-A GUI utility to create chrome apps something similar to Android App creator http://www.appinventorbeta.com/about/
2) Automated Porting or Translation-
An automated appsot app for reading in an iOS app (or iPhone app) and churning out the necessary Android app code. This is similar to translating blogs from one blogging platform to another using Python at http://code.google.com/p/google-blog-converters-appengine/
but the woefully underpowered http://wordpress2blogger.appspot.com/ currently allows only downloads less than 1 MB, while WordPress itself allows 15 MB export files.
3) Better interaction between cloud and desktop apps
example – (google docs and libre office) or webcams to (google hangouts and google voice /youtube)
Are we there yet? Not appy enough !
I had given up on Blogspot ever having a makeover in favor of the nice themes at
wordpress, but man, the new CEO at google is really shaking some stuff here.
Check out the nice features for customizing the themes at Blogspot
As per official statistics, not many people download data from it .
Why dont they just donate the data and save taxpayers some money
|Geodata||Total||Latest Entry||# of times downloaded
within the last week*
|3,486 (2,163)||1,071 (393)||386,429||390,986||08/24/2011||0|
* These numbers represent the number of times a user has clicked on the “XML” or “CSV” (for example) links in the Raw Data Catalogs to download datasets and user downloads of tools in the Tool Catalog available in these categories.
But apparently lots of people like it still
More list of public data repositories-
From SEC, the Edgar http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html
More lists of lists
But who gets more downloads last week than Data.gov !
Interestingly a Google Plugin to share Microsoft Office on the Cloud.
Google Cloud Connect is a plug-in for Microsoft Office® 2003, 2007, and 2010 that lets you share and edit Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents simultaneously with other people in your organization. You get the collaboration benefits of Google Docs, while still using Microsoft Office.
Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office
Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office brings collaborative multi-person editing to the familiar Microsoft® Office experience. You can share, backup, and simultaneously edit Microsoft Word, PowerPoint®, and Excel® documents with coworkers.
Watch the videos below to learn how Google Cloud Connect teaches your old docs new tricks.
Learn how Cloud Connect helped Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (English only)
Help and information for users
Help and information for administrators
Here is an interview with Mike Boyarski , Director Product Marketing at Jaspersoft
the largest BI community with over 14 million downloads, nearly 230,000 registered members, representing over 175,000 production deployments, 14,000 customers, across 100 countries.
How to disguise your IP Address from your most wonderful glorious leaders-
The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.
The Tor Browser Bundle lets you use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser, and is self-contained. The Tor IM Browser Bundleadditionally allows instant messaging and chat over Tor. If you would prefer to use your existing web browser, install Tor permanently, or if you don’t use Windows, see the other ways to download Tor.
Freedom House has produced a video on how to find and use the Tor Browser Bundle. If you don’t see a video below, view it at Youtube . Know of a better video or one translated into your language? Let us know!
and if you now want to see or check your own website for a Denial of Service attack , download this
This is the software for which 32 Turkish teenagers got arrested for bringing down their govt websites. Do NOT USE it for ILLEGAL purposes,
because 1) it is hosted on a western website that due to Patriot Act would tracking downloads as well as most likely be inserting some logging code into your computer (especially if you are still on Windows)
2) Turkey being a NATO member got rather immediate notice of this – which makes it very likely that this tool is compromised in the Western Hemisphere. You can probably use this in Eastern Hemisphere country excluding Israel, Turkey, China, India ,Korea or Japan because these countries do have sophisticated hackers working for the government as well.
3) This is just a beginners tool to understand how flooding a website with requests work.
Basically download, unzip the file
Enter URL and click Lock on to know IP address.
use HTTP Method. Make say 1000 threads.
Then press the IMMA CHARGING MY LAZER big button.
Note the Failed Tab tells you how good or bad this method is.
Note – it wont work on my blogs hosted on wordpress.com- but then those blogs had a root level breach some time back. It did work on both my blogspot and my tumblr blogs, and it completely shattered my son’s self hosted wordpress blog (see below)