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Gallery of Past Tech (and Other) Advertising

j_philipp Re:You can't read the ads, just buy them (55 comments)

So if you search for ads that contain the word "hat" you get every ad that contains the word "that".

Very valid point. I will put this on my todo list to figure out.

more than 4 years ago
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Gallery of Past Tech (and Other) Advertising

j_philipp Re:On your marks, get slashdotted, go! (55 comments)

Thanks for this feedback Reziac. A just-sorted-by-date section does make some sense, I will ponder what is feasible here in terms of navigation (one prototype of the site had a specially colored "Misc." section but I was not yet completely happy with it). Pls note you can already search by year (e.g. [1923], or in combo with a keyword) and you can search by decade by entering e.g. [1920s] or [1930s], and then page through the first 1,000 results.

And you're right, sources are included independent of whether an ad can be bought from there (and if there's a buy link there, it will be independent of whether or not I have an affiliate account with the site... I consider it useful). This is a museum and gallery site that's meant to be enjoyed by people and to be useful, and everything else is secondary to that goal. As you might expect I will run into problems if server costs are making me bankrupt, but other than that, I'm happy if I just cover server costs (if more, I'm very happy too of course, but not in a way that clutters the site or anything).

more than 4 years ago
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Gallery of Past Tech (and Other) Advertising

j_philipp Re:You can't read the ads, just buy them (55 comments)

There is a search engine, could you tell me what you searched for that didn't yield good hits? Maybe this can be optimized.

more than 4 years ago
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Gallery of Past Tech (and Other) Advertising

j_philipp Re:You can't read the ads, just buy them (55 comments)

I'm aware that unfortunately not all images have zooms going with them. Just some do, when you see the magnifying glass below them.

more than 4 years ago
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Gallery of Past Tech (and Other) Advertising

j_philipp Re:On your marks, get slashdotted, go! (55 comments)

As the creator of the site, I'm hoping for the best :) For what it's worth, I'm using Amazon S3 for the storage of the images (which needs to be paid by bandwidth, admittedly, so I'll have to watch my costs closely), and due to caching there should be no database connections on any ad page once it has been viewed for a first time (unless I iterate the version of the site or clear the cache... never before searched queries do cause database connections, naturally). But none of this guarantess uptime during slashdotting... again I can just hope for the best!

more than 4 years ago
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Google Apps Hacks

j_philipp Thanks for the criticism (46 comments)

The author here, I enjoyed reading your review and also will pass on (and chew) on your criticism in regards to the word "hack". I'm really happy you got something out of the book!

more than 6 years ago

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iPad 2-player "face to face" games

j_philipp j_philipp writes  |  more than 3 years ago

j_philipp writes "For almost a year now I've been working on iPad 2-player "one shared device" games, a genre I'm absolutely in love with. The games are still all free, for now. Recently, I've switched to the terrific Corona framework, a middleware which makes it very easy to utilize things like a physics engine (Box2D), and do other game-related stuff. Before that, I used PhoneGap, meaning some of the other games are based on JavaScript and HTML (you can glean the full source of one of the games on the site). This week my new game, Siege Towers, got released. If you're a developer pondering your next project, maybe you can give Corona a try... a pretty fun framework."
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A New Book About Classic Graphic Adventure Games

j_philipp j_philipp writes  |  about 4 years ago

j_philipp (803945) writes "As a fan of the genre, I've compiled and edited a book called "Graphic Adventures: Being a Mostly Correct History of the Adventure Game Classics By Lucasfilm, Sierra and Others, from the Pages of Wikipedia". As the title says, it's collected from the pages of Wikipedia, with slight or heavy editing as well as additional material — depending on what was needed to make it work in book form — and with many additional creator interviews I conducted with people like Al Lowe (Leisure Suit Larry) or David Fox (Maniac Mansion, Zak McKracken...). There's also many screenshots from the games. If you liked to play Loom, Monkey Island, Space Quest, Myst and many others, perhaps this is something of interest... and because the book is GNU-licensed, you can grab the free download if you like."
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A New Book About Classic Graphic Adventure Games

j_philipp j_philipp writes  |  about 4 years ago

j_philipp (803945) writes "As a fan of the genre, I've compiled and edited a book called "Graphic Adventures: Being a Mostly Correct History of the Adventure Game Classics By Lucasfilm, Sierra and Others, from the Pages of Wikipedia". As the title says, it's collected from the pages of Wikipedia, with slight or heavy editing as well as additional material — depending on what was needed to make it work in book form — and with many additional creator interviews I conducted with people like Al Lowe (Leisure Suit Larry) or David Fox (Maniac Mansion, Zak McKracken...). There's also many screenshots from the games. If you liked to play Loom, Monkey Island, Space Quest, Myst and many others, perhaps this is something of interest... and because the book is GNU-licensed, you can grab the free download if you like."
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Google Chrome, the Google browser

j_philipp j_philipp writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Philipp Lenssen writes "Google announced their very own browser project called Google Chrome — an announcement in the form of a comic book drawn by Scott McCloud, no less. Google say Google Chrome will be open source, include a new JavaScript virtual machine, include the Google Gears add-on by default, and put the tabs above the address bar (not below), among other things. I've also uploaded Google's comic book with all the details (details given from Google's perspective, anyway... let's see how this holds up). While Google provided the URL www.google.com/chrome there's nothing up there yet."
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Google Translation Center for human translations

j_philipp j_philipp writes  |  about 6 years ago

Philipp Lenssen writes "Discovered earlier today, the Google Translation Center is Google's service to "request, provide, and review translations." (You likely won't be able to sign in, and parts of the program are already removed again.) This site is not directly connected to Google's machine translation efforts — at least not on the surface, though it does utilize some of Google's existing translation tools — but seems to be a marketplace in the making to connect those looking for translations with those offering translations. However, several people in blog posts and comments argued that one of the motivations for Google to offer this service may be to feed their statistical machine translation system more input... to achieve better automated results in the future."
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Google News Adds (Special) Comments

j_philipp j_philipp writes  |  about 7 years ago

Philipp Lenssen (803945) writes "Google News now allows individuals or organizations who are mentioned in news stories to add comments. (I've posted some screenshots.) "Our long-term vision is that any participant will be able to send in their comments, and we'll show them next to the articles about the story. Comments will be published in full, without any edits, but marked as 'comments' so readers know it's the individual's perspective, rather than part of a journalist's report," Google writes in the official Google News blog. Comments (for the US version of Google News only, right now) need to be sent to news-comments@google.com and will then be manually approved to verify that the sender is indeed who they claim they are. You can check out a live example at Google News."

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