gPowered Rated 8.2 on!

I recently received an email about someone submitting gPowered to []( google.html). To whoever submitted it, thank you so much!!

_ Dear Timothy Broder,

Our editors recently reviewed your blog and have given it an 8.2 score out of (10) in the Technology category of

This is quite an achievement!


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Please accept my congratulations on a blog well-done!!


Amy Liu
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Social Badges

So, for whatever reason. I never added my social network badges to this site. I should have, a long time ago. Feel free to follow me on FriendFeed or Twitter, be my friend on Facebook or linkedin, see what I've Dugg or listened to, take a look at my photos, and more. Will definitly be seeing how this effects my social graph

FriendFeed Twitter Blog Facebook Digg Google Reader ![Picasa Web Albums]( es/picasa.png) ![LinkedIn](http: // LibraryThing ![Pandora]( es/pandora.png) StumbleUpon Tumblr ![YouTube]( e.png) ![Pownce](http://gpowe

Added a tag cloud

I haven't been to crazy about how Blogger's default tag/label list looks lately. On some of my shorter posts it was taking up most of the vertical space on the page. I looked around to see if I could find a more traditional tag cloud. I found a pretty good (and very easy) tutorial and just installed it. I have to play with the colors a bit but I like the way it looks.


Hi all,

I've been away for a while and for this I apologize. It's been a combination of work, real life, and traveling (both for work and for fun). Since my last post I've been to Tokyo, Southern Ireland, Paris, London, and Colorado, the longest stint being in London where I was working for a while. Check out my photos below.

A lot has happened in my absence. At the top of my list are Android, Open Social, the Social Graph, and many many more. Just this morning RIM released an eclipse plugin for their IDE (the original one was a royal pain to get working on Linux). Expect me to try to get some Google API's running on it quite soon ;-)

I'm toying with changing the format of the blog slightly: less articles, more content in each post. I would love to do a couple of posts each day like I used to but with work I just don't have the time. I work on Lehman Brother's Brokerage Calculation Engine, and believe me, it never sleeps.

I do have quite a few projects in the works though and I'll be posting about them soon: I want to try to get Google Bookmarks into a BlackBerry app, another side project to track online social web presence, and another involving twitter (which i joined a little while ago) and gChat. Should be fun, stay tuned ;)










Visiting Sean in Colorado

New Blog Address

After doing quite a bit of reading over at Yaro Starak's Entrepreneur's Journey and Darren Rowse's I've decided to move gPowered onto my domain at

Over the coming days/weeks I'll be updating the template on the rest of the domain to coincide more with the blog, as well as adding the top menu to the blog. The blog is still powered by blogger and the old address nicely forwards to the new one, posts included. I also updated the FeedBurner feed so if you use that to subscribe you shouldn't have to change anything (although with the forwarding I don't think it matters, but why risk it). I also set up and to forward to the blog as the main page. Any of my python examples will be moved from to I'm going to update all of the posts to reflect this.

By the Power of Grayskull.... I mean Google

Most of my friends got the reference to the "By the Power of Google" tagline that I chose to use for gPowered. Being a child of the 80's I had the privilege to watch some of the greatest cartoons ever created. One of those, was He-Man where one of the popular lines is "BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL." When I was throwing around taglines with "powered by" (powered by Google), He-Man's line kept popping into my head and stuck. If you don't know what He-Man is, check out the short summery from wikipedia.

The show takes place on the fictional planet of Eternia, a land of magic, myth and fantasy. The show's lead character is Prince Adam, the young son of Eternia's rulers, King Randor and Queen Marlena. Prince Adam is a seemingly cowardly, blond muscleman dressed in a Cote d'Azur chemise. However, Prince Adam possesses a magic sword, and when he holds it aloft and says the magic words "By the Power of Grayskull! I have the Power!" he is transformed into He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe. He-Man is a brave, blond muscleman in a baldric and loincloth. Together with his close allies, Battle Cat, Teela, Man-At-Arms and Orko, He-Man uses his powers to defend Eternia from the evil forces of Skeletor, a tyrannical warlord with a skull for a face. Skeletor's main goal is to conquer the mysterious fortress of Castle Grayskull, from which He-Man draws his powers. If he succeeds, Skeletor would be able to conquer not only Eternia, but the whole universe. (wikipedia)

And now for a blast from the past, here is the opening theme complete with the famous lines.