This evening I was messing around with this blog and was playing with Google web fonts. I was wanting to experiment with some different fonts but I couldn't find an easy way to add additional resources to my blog. This prompted a quick dev session to add that ability. The best part is it didn't take long to do. Here's how I went about it. XBlog has an applicationScope bean called XBlogUtils. This bean has a lot of utility type methods and plays an integral part in the functionality of XBlog. This bean also stores the maps of the Hot Tags, Hot Text, Translations, Configuration and Layout values. So I added

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This evening I was messing around with this blog and was playing with Google web fonts. I was wanting to experiment with some different fonts but I couldn't find an easy way to add additional resources to my blog. This prompted a quick dev session to add that ability. The best part is it didn't take long to do. Here's how I went about it. XBlog has an applicationScope bean called XBlogUtils. This bean has a lot of utility type methods and plays an integral part in the functionality of XBlog. This bean also stores the maps of the Hot Tags, Hot Text, Translations, Configuration and Layout values. So I added

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Posted in Google, XBlog, XPages

OK, I just participated in my first multi-person edit of a Google Wave and I must say that is cool. My Team Lead asked me to provide my comments on an email from our customer and send it to her so she could add her comments. So, I started a new wave, pasted the original email in and invited her to the wave. We were both able to edit the email at the same time, format the text and then copy/paste it into a Lotus Notes email. It kept all the text formatting with no problems. We figured it would loose the formatting in the copy/paste exercise. It would be nice

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OK, I just participated in my first multi-person edit of a Google Wave and I must say that is cool. My Team Lead asked me to provide my comments on an email from our customer and send it to her so she could add her comments. So, I started a new wave, pasted the original email in and invited her to the wave. We were both able to edit the email at the same time, format the text and then copy/paste it into a Lotus Notes email. It kept all the text formatting with no problems. We figured it would loose the formatting in the copy/paste exercise. It would be nice

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Posted in Google

In an LA Times article Google states We are excited that much of the technology in Gears, including offline support and geolocation APIs, are being incorporated into the HTML5 spec as an open standard supported across browsers, and see that as the logical next step for developers looking to include these features in their websites We’re continuing to support Gears so that nothing breaks for sites that use it. But we expect developers to use HTML5 for these features moving forward as it’s a standards-based approach that will be available across all browsers. I know that they say they will continue to support Gears so that it doesn’t break applications, but

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In an LA Times article Google states We are excited that much of the technology in Gears, including offline support and geolocation APIs, are being incorporated into the HTML5 spec as an open standard supported across browsers, and see that as the logical next step for developers looking to include these features in their websites We’re continuing to support Gears so that nothing breaks for sites that use it. But we expect developers to use HTML5 for these features moving forward as it’s a standards-based approach that will be available across all browsers. I know that they say they will continue to support Gears so that it doesn’t break applications, but

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Posted in Google, Misc, Technology

I downloaded the Chrome OS image the other day and started playing around with Chrome OS. I installed the image into Virtual Box and it runs fine, I wasn’t so lucky with Parallels. So far, the OS is very minimal, not really a whole lot to play with. It’s basically just the Chrome browser running everything. If you close all the browser tabs, it relaunches the browser. The OS itself is very clean looking and minimalistic, which seeing as how it’s from Google, would you expect anything else? As for the apps, seems that they are only links to web applications but the ability to add more has been disabled, at

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I downloaded the Chrome OS image the other day and started playing around with Chrome OS. I installed the image into Virtual Box and it runs fine, I wasn’t so lucky with Parallels. So far, the OS is very minimal, not really a whole lot to play with. It’s basically just the Chrome browser running everything. If you close all the browser tabs, it relaunches the browser. The OS itself is very clean looking and minimalistic, which seeing as how it’s from Google, would you expect anything else? As for the apps, seems that they are only links to web applications but the ability to add more has been disabled, at

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Posted in Google, Technology