Google Talk was gone and with it my outdated badge in this blog.
This weekend I decided to finally fix this annoying issue and started to investigate how to get my google identity properly displayed in my blog.
As a side-effect I also wanted to allow visitors to be able to communicate (start a hangout with me and others ) eight while visiting my blog.
Google Developers API provides entry points that allow you to build such badges and to embed Hangout sessions within your own apps.
Having acquired some vision limitations over time, I sometimes feel unconfortable the visual styles chosen by sites developers. So at times I look around userscripts.org for public scripts to allow sites customizations.
For instance I use one of those that make plain GMail new email to use a mono-spaced font. Which is great for me.
More recently I was looking for a way to change Google Drive´s fonts (both the folder tree and the documents list) but didn´t find anything, or even what I found was making lots of other customizations I didnt plan to change.
So I decided to write my own userscript for custommizing Google Drive´s folder tree and document list making fonts smaller and bolder.
[UPDATE] Since this script relies on the addCustomStyle function to patch the styles, I extracted it to a separate Gist (on Github).
Having Google Chrome as default browser, I use Tampermonkey, a powerful extension to load, edit and manage my scripts.
As proposed by my new (at the time, about a month ago) manager, to provide a quick overview about what I´ve been working on during the last seven years, I came up with this info-graphic one page summary on the subject.
Although there are some tools that promise to automatically generate kind of similar output based on your social profile on LinkedIn (or others), I found that making my own would be a great exercise.
This is also an alternative way to communicate and let everyone (head-hunters, staffing pros and others) know in which areas I have been working on, developed skills, tools, technologies and expertise gained.
Found this fantastic video about robots used today´s industries production line.
It shows how pattern recognition is used to identify objects based on their different formats (aka computer vision) and the commands can be applied to robot´s arms for fast objects classification. See the sausages example
Thanks for the sharing to Gyakoo’s Neurogence blog.