Posted on August 5th, 2009 No comments
Thanks to Everyman Chess I have been able to make chess eBooks available for purchase on this site. Currently 4 titles available, but I will be building the stock rapidly over the next few days. Purchasing is through Google Cart or PayPal which in itself presented a few interesting technical challenges.
Posted on July 12th, 2009 No comments
A tribute to the cult Polish 80s comedy, Seksmisja. [...] Continue Reading…
Posted on June 18th, 2009 4 comments
update : if you have arrived here via a web search (e.g. /tag/bing-maps/), please go to the main article page to see my examples in action and read my updated advice about putting maps on your blog! Looking at my analytics, I was surprised to find that some users had managed to land on my blog having searched for ‘putting a Bing Map on your website’. I assume this site appeared in search results because of the tags [...] Continue Reading…
Posted on June 10th, 2009 No comments
Following from my last post about Microsoft’s new search engine BING, here’s an excellent ‘taste’ test giving you the chance to enter your search term/phrase and get the results from all 3 search engines minus branding. Are you biased to your favourite brand? Try this: http://blindsearch.fejus.com/ Credit goes to Michael Kordahi http://delicategeniusblog.com/ for making this.
Posted on June 3rd, 2009 5 comments
- But it’s not Google?
- Not so fast batman!
- What’s so good about it fanboy?
- What needs to improve?
- Conclusion – am I a Google2Bing switcher, is it better?
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Posted on May 20th, 2009 1 comment
PhotoSynth and DeepZoom, both using Silverlight technology and powered by SeaDragon, have been around for a little while now and have received much critical acclaim in the technosphere. The latest release of PhotoSynth has a number of new features and is now commercially available with Virtual Earth Bing Maps integration, the platform powering Live Bing Maps. Here is the view from one of my favourite local landmarks: SynthView – the Royal Observatory Greenwich, home of Time I took [...] Continue Reading…
Posted on May 15th, 2009 3 comments
Posted on May 2nd, 2009 No comments
I like any technology that saves time and makes things easy for the layman. Qik is a very handy software for your mobile device, that connects directly with your in-built video recorder and your online Qik account. Launch the software, press one button and you are streaming live to the web. All you need is a data-plan with decent connection and video-enabled phone. There is a big expanding list of compatible phones on the Qik website. I used a [...] Continue Reading…
Posted on April 24th, 2009 No comments
It’s been a long time since I have looked for a chess viewer to put on a website. The last time I tried was November 2000 for the BrainGames World Championship between Kramnik and Kasparov: http://www.chesscenter.com/wcc2000/. Yes this was my work (mostly) and it still functions except for the ads provided by Vavo-dot-com (evidently now a ‘cyber-squatted’ url), one of the many victims of the original dotcom crash in 2001. At that time I used ChessBase7 and was saving [...] Continue Reading…
Posted on March 22nd, 2009 No comments