Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Google IG now features theme

For those of you who use the personalized Google homepage (, you may have recently noticed a new feature:

The possibility to change the appearance of the page, it’s called “select a theme” and you can find it near the “add stuff” link. Previous solution was already available to modify the appearance of this page but they weren't always that functional. Some needed User script to be hosted by the browser; others messed up the page more than they customized it.

While this new feature is not a mandatory feature for a good homepage, I liked to have the opportunity anyway. Moreover the available themes change with your local weather, nice indeed. Here is a composite of the different picture I have had today.

There are 6 themes to start with, but I am sure Google will provide us with new one or allow users to create new one.

I noticed this new feature this morning, some may not have access to it yet (so said a friend of mine) I guess you will just have to be patient.



I haven't post anything in a while. To make it short, I am now doing an internship in the USA (Virginia USA). I should come back in Europe by August-September. I hope I'll be able to find a work in Finland or Sweden.

My current work is to develop a standard corporate web service development guideline. I spent a  lot of time dealing with web services interoperability (mostly, the WS-I effort and it's Basic Profile) and now I am dealing with the java J2EE web services stacks. Don't be surprised if many future posts on this blog deals with web services.


Last but not the least, I bought a domain name and developed a small personal web site It's not much but at least my name is enough to find me on the Internet.

Talking about this domain name, this blog is now accessible as a subdomain at