Tuesday, February 28, 2006 

Google Kirkland

Noticed on a blog somewhere that Google now has a location in Kirland, WA. Thought I'd have a look whereabouts, as I stayed in Kirkland while working with Microsoft. Turns out they are just across the road from the apartment building I was staying in (and where my digital camera was stolen, grrr). Have a look on Google maps. I was right on the corner of Central Way, and 6th - with my bedroom window getting all the noises from the early trucks going through that intersection.

Now why would Google set up in Kirkland? Couldn't be because it's a handy location to tempt engineers away from nearby Redmond?

Saturday, February 18, 2006 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2006 

Yahoo! UI Library

Yahoo are getting geek cred again. It wasn't that long ago I thought their web email, and photo hosting were the best. Google Mail and flickr have topped both of those.

Yet, the tide is turning. Just noticed the public APIs and code they are making available on the Yahoo! Developer Network Home. Of particular interest to me is the Yahoo! UI Library; check out the DHTML calendar sample (see the calendar reference).

Also thought the Random Videos was a very cool demo of the Maps API. Why does San Francisco lend itself so well to these projects? ;)