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October 14, 2009

Crowd sourcing by Google

Filed under: video — Tags: , , — zproxy @ 8:04 am

You do know that it is dirt cheap to hire a CAPTCHA breaker from India?

Google has now hired you, a member of the the google crowd sourcing resources, to perform work for google.

Go ahead watch the video and see it yourself how fun it is 🙂 I will pause this part of the internet for you!

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Instead of directly paying you for a not so interesting dayjob of converting 2d to 3d you are given a massive multiplayer game where your only mission is to build and share 3d buildings. Sounds like profit, for google 🙂

want you

If your current job is of no fun, think of it as a game. Think what motivates you. Do the things which feed your motivation. Make your boring tasks more interesting by making them playful activities. Your life is just like World of Warcraft (which I have never played, do I miss out?) where you can advance your level and stats. You will get older, wiser and more mature. Only this time this game is for real. Or is it? What if you could switch bodies? What if you were to control other real people?

The last time I played with the idea of crowd sourcing I found out about what an ESP Game is. Google is simply applying it to its core product.

The next time you think you have figured out a good product, try to think how to crowd source it, because the internet is not a bunch of computers, what it actually is – a group of people connected real time forming a global common sense.

What if the latest game your kid is playing actually controls real life warrior mechs? Think about it.

  • Note that one could use the crowd to listen all those open source sounds and describe what they hear.

PS. Video parameters “&w=800&h=500&fmt=18″


April 8, 2009

Google App Engine SDK for Java

Filed under: life — Tags: , , , , , — zproxy @ 10:05 am

Powered by Google App Engine

App Engine runs Java applications using the Java 6 virtual machine (JVM).

  • CPU Time: 6.5 hours of CPU time per day
  • Bandwidth: 1 gigabyte of data transferred in and out of the application per day
  • Stored Data & Email Recipients: unchanged

I think I will create an example how to write for Google App Engine in C# via my jsc compiler within this month.

Unless ofcourse they will support MSIL natively which I dont think will happen…

You may wonder whatever happened to MS Java or maybe J#

Some feedback from Slashdot on the Google App Engine topic:

[…] It’s not the restrictions, it’s the implementation. Normally, existing Java code could just be compiled on the embedded system, and compiler errors would specifically identify security reasons for specific classes/methods/etc being disabled. Google removed the classes entirely, so the developer will just get IDontKnowWTFThatClassIs exceptions instead, which are less informative.

It also contravenes existing standards, sort of like making “dangerous” files invisible to unprivileged users in *NIX (via some sort of arcane black magic, perhaps a modified (munged) shell or something…) instead of just setting appropriate file permissions.

Did you know that your application will be running on multiple VM’s. So we do actually have threading support, it is just i another form.

[…] It even supports loading bytecode generated at run time. That means that our new Java runtime can support any language with a compiler that targets the JVM

You need to take extra care to enable HTTP sessions to which you could write data. It may look like a vendor lock in solution whether it is or is not remains to be decided…


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