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Welcome! What is this blog for/What will be blogged here? Well, frankly, only time will tell that ... ;-) The plan is to have stuff like ... what I plan to do/Interesting things that I want to share. My interests and hobbies ... and what I'm doing/not doing for it. Random thoughts/Opinions. Just about anything I feel like writing! have fun!

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Google Moon

Google has placed the images of some of the lunar surface in a Google Maps like interface - showing the Apollo moon landing sites.

Don't forget to zoom in to the max! :)

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Friday, July 08, 2005

Yahoo Mail - 1 GB

I logged into my Yahoo mail account (after a long time) and noticed that they have silently increased my mailbox size to 1 GB! Competion is good ;-) Meanwhile my Gmail mailbox size is 2373 GB. My Hotmail account is still struck at 250 MB - and is very much neglected at the moment.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Java Name Change

Future versions of Java will bear a slightly different name.

The "2" in the full name will be dropped. So, now they would be -

JavaTM Platform, Standard Edition

JavaTM Platform, Enterprise Edition

JavaTM Platform, Micro Edition

The short names will spell out Java -

J2SETM is now JavaTM SE

J2EETM is now JavaTM EE

J2METM is now JavaTM ME

The version numbers will be single digit - so it would be 6 not 6.0.

So Mustang Standard edition will be named "Java SE 6".

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Maps APIs

Both Google and Yahoo have announced their Maps API.

"The Google Maps API lets web developers put Google Maps on their own sites."

The Google Maps API lets developers embed Google Maps in their own web pages with JavaScript. You can add overlays to the map (including markers and polylines) and display shadowed "info windows" just like Google Maps. Google retains the right to put advertising on the map in the future.

"Yahoo! now offers an open XML API. It's free, stable, and backward compatible."

The Yahoo API accepts street addresses in addition to lat/long inputs. They also provide space on the page for developer attribution, and links to go back to the referral page.

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