Archive for August, 2006
A long time ago, I wrote a two line hack that let you use Google as a command line calculator. It eventually ended up in the 2nd and 3rd editions of Google Hacks.
I don’t know what caused by to look at that code again, but here’s the one line version:
print str_replace('<font size=-2> </font>', ',' , preg_replace('(.+<b>.+= (.+?)</b>.+)s', '$1', file_get_contents('http://www.google.com/search?q=' . urlencode(join(' ', array_splice($argv, 1)))))) . "\n";
I came across a new (to me) feature of Google today: inline maps.
The group at eBay where I work, the Developers Program, is looking to hire a biz dev person that’s also at least a little techie.
Here’s the key requirements:
- Work with eBayâ€™s Internet Marketing and Product Management teams to define and enable third-party development of applications to drive activity to eBay.com.
- Evangelize and communicate the benefits of developing on the eBay Platform using our Application Programming Interface (API) and other web services to third parties (primarily affiliates) through conference appearances, one-on-one interaction and personal innovation.
- Maintain and continue to develop/streamline the platform access infrastructure for third parties.
If you’re interested, please e-mail me. The domain is “ebay.com” and my username is “atrachtenberg”.