Finished the Exploratory Data Analysis course from Udacity over the weekend and unlike Udacity's other new data science courses (Intro to DS and Intro to Hadoop, both are rather ill-conceived) this one is very good.
required motivational video for every goalie... #caturday
preparing the floor for #caturday
#caturday Fuck you gravity :D
cool, Google's Feedburner still counts the ghost-subscribers from Google Reader and iGoogle to jazz up the # of subscribers.
(it's plutocrazy not plutocracy) Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world
(I would die if this would be grumpy cat) Hail your new, evil, overlord!
(you are what you +plus)
Kaa hypno german
This is how badly cats love boxes!! :D #caturday
(dog-based compass) Dogs defecate in accordance with earth's magnetic field, research finds
(cat preparing for #caturday)
this dude would kill it on fitbit...
hah, an e-ink phone. (via +John Blossom ) Hands-on with the YotaPhone: the e-ink Android phone that nobody expected
#Caturday Time to measure stash with toys :) Hm... let me do that again
even if it's #caturday: "Your teddy bear has always wanted to visit Tokyo in the spring..." This company will send your stuffed animal on a vacation
(gosh, even twitter can save searches... just had #caturday saved but anyways...)
Google+ Discontinuing Saved Search, Asks You To Bookmark Searches Instead
(another metaphor for everything)
btw, +Google will you ever provide access for one's plusses??
cleaning up caches of google reader etc. #walkingdead
Cat mop just got crowded.
(great usecase for glass. I'd love to see this as a full layer for google maps or openstreetmap) Bike ride from Santa Monica to Venice beach with Google Glass
lacan's mirror cat post-#caturday
oddly enough, I still have some trust left in Google to change their minds regarding #googlereader . To come out and say 'guys, we hear you, we also get you, we keep it running' could become one of the most brilliant PR moves ever.
MOOC, XLOOC, LOOC, SOOC
Google digging deep into #engagement and #memes The Engagement Project: Finding the Meaning in Memes
A few weeks ago YouTube added 'collections' to manage your subscriptions.
I wonder why they did this when they think this is an old fashioned mode for consuming media and clearly not the way to go forward (which was the explicit reason to kill off #googlereader given from Google to Wired http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/06/why-google-reader-got-the-ax/ .)
Google Reader was tool to subscribe to feeds and manage them in collections and read the articles at your leisure.
YouTube is a tool to subscribe to channels and manage them in collections and to watch the videos at your leisure (and to publish your own videos).
If it is kinda lame to read the articles on your own terms because we consume news in bits and bites throughout the day based on our timeline and Google's insights now, as they say, then why is Google implementing and expanding this deprecated structure in YouTube?
Why isn't Google killing subscriptions and collections in YouTube too, since it just could serve users a random stream of viral videos, or videos posted by their friends, or great according to some algorithm based on some secret Google juice?
Dominique Silvestri originally shared #caturday
(draft for #caturday : eat your own catfood)
(should be a required motivational video for goalies)
"We’re doing the launch in phases because, as you might have guessed, RSS aggregation is a hard thing to do at scale, and we want to make sure the experience is as fast and reliable as possible. Everyone will have access by June 26th."
(another allegory for almost everything, #caturday)
(why does google show me a happy face when I muted a post? at least give me some bad conscience)
#caturday mouse edition
the famous catecke of joseph beuys #caturday
Am I missing sth. or is G+ quite a dud at I/O? There are a few sessions for publishers (how to add buttons and badges), a lot of sessions on how to add G+ Sign-In, and, well, that's about it. No read API, obviously no write API, no API for the social graph, for search and discovery, not even RSS for the posts.
yep, I was; this sign-in makes it possible for other applications to interact with and via G+ to a certain degree and there are a few other features filed under G+ platform.
If you attend Google I/O: I hope you'll all be wearing Google Reader T-Shirts tomorrow.
it doesn't look like Google+ will become re:publica's breakout app this year. (a search for re:publica or #rp13 yields less than 20 results for today, twitter is ticking at about 20 results each minute... maybe next year.)
cat's too aerodynamic for #caturday
Cat Scores A Soap Opera #caturday
hmm, google finally removed the google reader tab from the google apps interface as well which kills my last hope of its survival (igoogle for instance survived in google apps)