Philipp has a good interview with Niniane Wang. You can check out Niniane’s blog or her web site to read more about her; I didn’t know she had a SIGGRAPH paper about rendering clouds, for example. I love graphics stuff.
I’ve also really been enjoying Mihai Parparita’s blog. I first encountered his site when I was looking for a way to color-code Gmail labels. I had just switched from Mutt and I was homesick for the ability to color-code. It looks like this:
Some readers noticed his recent Greasemonkey script to fold Google Reader into Gmail. He’s also recently done a script to import your del.icio.us bookmarks into Google bookmarks.
One of my favorite “Mihai scripts” is to save persistent searches in Gmail. It looks like this:
For example, I have a label “outside” for non-Googler email based on the “from” field of an email. So I often do the searc [to:me label:inbox -label:outside]. Let’s break that down:
to:me This means that the email has to mention me in the “To: line” somewhere. That excludes emails to mailing lists that I’m on, for example.
label:inbox I use my inbox as my todo list, so this restricts the search to things that I haven’t dealt with yet.
-label:outside This excludes emails from outside Google.
The net result is that I’m left with things sent directly to me from Googlers that I haven’t dealt with yet. Mihai’s script lets me save that search right on my Gmail screen.
The Google blog also lists a lot of Googler blogs you may be interested in (search for “Blogs by Googlers”).
Update: I forgot to include a hat tip to Google Operating System for noticing Mihai’s delicious import script. GOS also wrote a cool post about firefox extensions to manage Google bookmarks that I keep meaning to explore more. I wonder if these tools play well with Google’s extension to sync bookmarks across different computers?