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Tim Dorr

http://labs.google.com/googlex/

Google goes X

Today is an amazing day: A small idea - a fun late-night coding jaunt to help me learn Javascript & DHTML - has just launched on Google Labs. I never expected it to make it as far as it has when I wrote it a month ago, especially since my "real" job is working on Keyhole, where I'm having the time of my life taking our cool 3D mapping application and putting the power of Google behind it. It's fulfilling to have the opportunity to reach the audience we always dreamed of when we started Keyhole five years ago, and that by itself is absolute coolness.

And now there's Google X, which came about because I wanted a quick fun way to access all of Google's services. I gave it to a few friends in the company, who gave it to their friends, some posted it on their blogs, others sent it around on mailing lists, and it eventually made its way to Marissa Mayer, who liked it enough to say, when do you want to put it up on Labs? So after some spit and polish from some enthusiastic Googlers and the keen eye of the UI team, Google X is here. I hope all of you enjoy it - especially Mac users, who I'm sure will appreciate its lineage.

Chikai Ohazama

Software Engineer

Posted @ 4:40 PM

Source: http://www.google.com/googleblog/2005/03/google-goes-x.html

Pretty funny, if you ask me. But seriously, I hope he didn't spend too much time on that :D

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lardiop

LOL Tim.

I got that up on the front page about 30 sec before you posted. That's the difference between Coderators and Newsies :p

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Tim Dorr

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lardiop
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:o They live!

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JorgeIvan

Cool

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audioscheine

^^ lol :happy:

They forgot a gmail link... i really think they should incorperate that

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dt

They forgot a gmail link... i really think they should incorperate that

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I agree; but this thing looks nice! Kinda cheesy. :) But still, nice. :rofl:

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futb0l

Lol, nice.

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xxdesmus

i agree about the gmail link, ...interesting idea...i am gonna see if i can rip it and change it to my needs :whistle: ;)

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ember

cool

*sets as homepage :devil:

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Xahid

Thats really cool !

Let see, if Apple sue them (like yzdock)

lol

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Chode

Flaw...when you move the mouse over an icon from the top or the bottom it zooms the image, and the images to the left and right of the icon move aside. This behaviour doesn't work if you now move your mouse left and right, only if you move the mouse off all icons and start again.

Firefox 1.1 AND Opera 8 Beta 3 ;)

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Bhav

that's pretty cool.

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Rushnak

cool

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Daninku
Roses are red. Violets are blue. OS X rocks. Homage to you."

?2005 Google - Searching 8,058,044,651 web pages

Why sue them? They have put their link :huh::

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bangbang023

Tha's a pretty cool effect. Amazing what free time does to people.

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sundayx

hahaahha this is sick

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streetw0lf
Flaw...when you move the mouse over an icon from the top or the bottom it zooms the image, and the images to the left and right of the icon move aside. This behaviour doesn't work if you now move your mouse left and right, only if you move the mouse off all icons and start again.

I don't think it's a flaw. Notice that once the icons move aside they stay this way until you move the mouse off of the bar. So there is no need to move aside the icons after the first time unless you move the pointer off the bar.

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MSN6

Nice and cool :yes: Agree to gmail icon :yes:

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smashguy

Sounds cool ;)

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Chicane-UK

Very cool - nice little bonus for Mac users :)

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rajputwarrior

that is so nice, that is definitely my start page now, go macs

and i don't think apple will sur anyone, it gives huge props to apple on the most visited web site on the internet

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