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A Darwinian Christmas

Posted by aonomus on December 27, 2007

A Darwinian ChristmasThe HoardChaotic BattlefieldCharge!

The Darwinians wish you a Merry Christmas! It would appear that when the system clock says Dec 25th, the Darwinians don Christmas hats, and snow begins to fall…. a nice easter egg for those that have played this before.

I’ll post more pictures as I progress through Darwinia and find good shots.

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Facebook API – Applications, Data Mining, and Cornucopia of Useless?

Posted by aonomus on December 24, 2007

Well I’ve been meaning to talk about this for a while, for the many Facebook users who are reading this post, they will understand. Through a recent addition to the facilities that Facebook offers, the API now provided (application programming interface) gives us a multitude of applications. Those actually interested in the technical details can look here.

The API system allows 3rd party developers to query information about users that add said application from the Facebook servers revealing a multitude of information. Facebook actually provides a developers test console which allows you to test queries, with a simple query being users.getInfo on your own UID (user ID) with fields such as [first_name, last_name, music, tv, movies], try it. The Facebook query language (FQL) is used by and likely stored on 3rd party web servers to associate UID information to names, and further information relevant to the application.

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