Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why I use Google products so much

Basically because I currently give them my best chance of leaving a digital legacy.

If I host stuff myself, it all goes away (except what's in the Google cache) when I stop paying for it.

Keeping stuff around seems to be part of the Google way. How ephemeral that is remains to be seen. Alas, that means I'm using Google Notes instead of trying out Evernote.

What about vandalism?

Google Notebook & Atom

All of a sudden it dawned on me that Google Notebook is just (?) Ajax manipulation of an Atom store.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Minimal 3D PDF file

Here is a minimal (18kb) 3D pdf file. Here's the same file as text to make it easy to look at.

u3d-pdf-howto.pdf is the file I started with. I used pdftk.exe (PDF Tool Kit) to break it into it's individual pages. I found u3d-pdf-howto.pdf file here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

How to Embed a Google Docs Spreadsheet in a Blogger Post - Part II

An update to this post.
  • The iframe code is here.
  • I can no longer edit that post in Blogger.
  • I can edit the post with this.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Where does the Google App Engine SDK keep it data?

C:\Documents and Settings\Michael\Local Settings\Temp\dev_appserver.datastore

There's also:

C:\Documents and Settings\Michael\Local Settings\Temp\dev_appserver.datastore.history

These are binary files, but you can see some text.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

How to Embed a Google Docs Spreadsheet in a Blogger Post

Here's the code:

I give up!

I can't get the html to display without messing things cup, so go here and view source to get the code - it's an iframe

The original spreadsheet is here.