This week kiko decided to close shop and put their code and domain up for sale at eBay. The main reason, also mentioned by Paul Graham, is that they were going head on with Google Calendar. Paul advises not to get in Google’s way, but is Google really invincible? Paul in his recent blog post… Continue reading Integration is the killer app (even in Web 2.0)
Business week has a great article on how entrepreneurs are turning “green” ways of doing things into businesses. This is also the idea behind recykl.com, our service that allows people to share their items before they are thrown into garbage can. So, we are the Recykl Bin that you hit before you hit paper, plastic… Continue reading Business Week: From Garbage to Gold
These days, each web application needs a full text search. Fortunately, there is several handy technologies one can use – native MySQL full text index, Google search, Ferret (ruby port of Lucene) and probably lot more I did not investigate. We have decided to use ferret as the full text search engine. The decision was… Continue reading Full text search in Ruby on Rails
I had a chance to work for a while with the latest Linux distributions from Novell/SuSE (SLED 10) and from Ubuntu (Dapper Drake). And frankly speaking, they are cool. It seems that these distributions are now so good, that they could be rolled to end users and finally start “the battle for the desktop”. And… Continue reading Linux is finally ready for desktop… really?
I have been living under totalitarianism for 15 years. And I must say, it was a great time. It was funny and joyful, because it was my childhood. I never wanted to live in a free country. In fact, I thought, I am living in a free country. I just did not know the taste… Continue reading Freedom and open source is not for all
This post is largly based on: How to add digg this, reddit this, et al links to WordPress Posts. Basically the only difference is how to use rails instead of php in the URLs and addition of Fark and Blinklist. So, here is what you have to do: 1. Download following images to /public/images 2.… Continue reading Spread the word in Typo
The launch of our first web 2.0 (Wow! buzzword compliant) application is getting closer. Here is a sneak preview.
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