Lovely Video Ad for Google Chrome

Feb 11 2009 Published by under English

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Time to say Goodbye to QuickSilver?

Jan 12 2009 Published by under Apple,English,Mac,OS X,Software

QuickSilver is our favorite application on the Mac. The great developer of this awesome tool – Nicholas Jitkoff has made it opensource and went to work for google more than a year ago.

Today, the same Nicholas Jitkoff from Google has introduced The Quick Search Box. Which I would believe is a replacement for QuickSilver from now on.

The good things are:

  1. Same awesome developer and more
  2. Still opensource
  3. Google

Go ahead grab it for yourself at:

Some tips:

  • If you have hard time on adding Google Account, please try capitalizing the first letter of your username and domain name, such as ‘Libin.Pan’ and ‘’

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Google Chrome漫画书中文版

Sep 02 2008 Published by under Software,中文

Chrome for Windows is already available for downloading at

这里是Google Chrome漫画书的中文版,原文发布于新浪

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Google Chrome and Its Comic Book

Sep 01 2008 Published by under English,Software

Chrome for Windows is ready for downloading now:

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is Google’s open source browser project. As rumored before under the name of “Google Browser”, this will be based on the existing rendering engine Webkit. Furthermore, it will include Google’s Gears project.

Google just announced it will launch a new web browser tomorrow, Sep. 2nd, 2008. It’s called Chrome.

So why are we launching Google Chrome? Because we believe we can add value for users and, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web.

A interest part of this launch is Google created a comic book to explain the Chrome. I spent some time put it together as a pdf share it here:

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A fresh take on the browser
Google on Google Chrome – comic book

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Google AJAX Translation WordPress Plugin

Aug 04 2008 Published by under English,WordPress


Nick Marshall is the lead developer on this plugin now. He has done an awesome job to bring it to a new level! And he moderates the plugin forum actively! Please feel free to post your questions or comments there as well.


Thanks Michael Klein for his great work on this plugin. We’ve updated to Version 0.3.1 now.

Some changes:

  • Encapsulate the plugin in a class. No global vars needed anymore, faster code! (Michael Klein)
  • Better support of capabilities-model (WP 2.6)
  • Fixed some html-bugs (missing alt-Tags, etc.)

And, please make sure go to your WordPress Settings->Google Translation admin page to reconfig all the preferences after the updating. Thanks!

Google AJAX Translation is my the first WordPress Plugin, it has been downloaded more than 1700 times until today. And because it is so simple, I haven’t done any major update after the first release.

Couple of days ago, I’ve got an email from Michael Klein from In his email, he attached a updated version of my plugin and show me how it works on his blog:

Mr. Michael Klein has finished a big task on my todo list: Switch between flag icon and text for all these languages.

It’s amazing! This is the beauty of Open Source! We need a new update version now!

Say hello to Google AJAX Translation WordPress Plugin 0.2.0!

What’s new?

  • Switch between flag icon and text for all these languages. Thanks Mr. Michael Klein!
  • Admin configuration page

  • Enable/Disable Posts Translation
  • Select which languages you want to support
  • More Languages Support, it has 23 languages in total:

* Arabic
* Bulgarian New!
* Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
* Croatian New!
* Czech New!
* Danish New!
* Dutch
* English
* Finnish New!
* French
* German
* Greek
* Hindi New!
* Italian
* Japanese
* Korean
* Norwegian New!
* Polish New!
* Portuguese
* Romanian New!
* Russian
* Spanish
* Swedish New!

How to update?

  1. Download the newest version from WordPress
  2. Unzip it and you will have everything in the “google-ajax-translation” folder
  3. Overwrite the exist “google-ajax-translation” folder on your server, it should be in “wp-content/plugins/” directory
  4. Active it from your admin page
  5. Do some changes on Google Ajax Translation admin page


Please feel free to comment here if you have any questions, or you still can check if is was already answered on the old post.

And it is on GitHub too!

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Google Apps Team Edition – the SharePoint killer?

Feb 09 2008 Published by under English

Google has just released their newest collaboration application. This time is different. Google put four of their exist applications together and named it “Google Apps Team Edition“. And the target market is “groups at work or school“.

Here is the PR press: Team Up With Google Apps

Here is the insruction video from Google:

Here are the applications have been included:

  • Google Docs™ to create and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • Google Calendar™ to arrange meetings, set schedules, and publish event information
  • Google Talk™ for instant messaging and free PC-to-PC voice calls
  • Start Page where users can access their Google Apps services and customized content

Google claims that the purpose of Team Edition is to allow users to “share documents and calendars securely without burdening IT for support,” are more likely to be greeted by raised eyebrows from the IT department.

So, what is our IT department busy doing now? Manage network, Exchange or even Sharepoint?

Base on the M$ recent Quarter Results, Microsoft Business Division (MBD) made $4.8 Billion in total, up 37% than last quarter. Those money is coming from selling office suite and selling, consulting SharePoint. Cmswire said only SharePoint itself made $1 Billion for M$. Big deal, really.

Let’s see what SharePoint can do?

What’s missing in Google Apps Team Edition? Maybe not that much.

  • Collaboration

Google already has GDoc, GCal and GTalk. And if you subscribe Premier Edition, you will have 25GB GMail too.

  • Portals

Google Start Page allows you put all kinds of widgets on it so you can easily access inbox, calendar, docs and all the others in your widgets.

  • Enterprise search

Google Search + Google Desktop Search isn’t enough?

  • Enterprise content Management


  • Business process and form

GDoc again?

  • Business intelligence

Still GDoc?

What Google Apps Team Edition has but not in SharePoint?

  • Free for Team Edition and cheap for Premier Edition
  • Easy to use, easy to manage

What’s next?

  • Put Google Apps Team Edition onto your desktop by Prism
  • Invite your colleague to use it
  • Convince IT Department to use it
  • Create some serious widgets work with exist systems in your company? You could sell them to other companies too.

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