Google+ Profile Custom / Username Link

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A lot of you might have an account in Google+ already and those of you who are working with social networking might already posting lot of stuff at there already. One problem you encounter is that you are unable to customize your Google+ profile URL with your own username like Facebook or Twitter which was very troublesome when you want to tell other your Google+ profile link.

Instead of showing it show . You want something more meaningful to represent your profile link to others. Although some of you might use your own domain name to redirect to your own Google+ profile or use some shorten URL service to achieve the same thing, that taught by many websites, but there is already a security concern about this unknown domain name of your own or unknown destination of the shorten URL compare with some domain linke or can provide. For example, you will be more happy to click into than http://tinyurl/facebook-username/ right?

Enough of the explanation. Actually Google already have what we want, just we don’t realize or or knowing it. Since all user information in Google+ is taken from Google Profile, then actually by using your Google Profile URL now, it redirect to your Google+ profile instead now. For example: . Just in case you don’t know what to put into your username, just put the username you login to your gmail. It work perfectly for me (

by Ooi Keng Siang via Ooiks’s Blog

Google AI Challenge 2010

Google AI Challenge is a competition organize by University of Waterloo Computer Science Club and Sponsor by Google. The competition will test competitor’s AI skill in writing algorithm to beat others in Tron game. It sound just like those Robotic competition but this one is in virtual world purely with software/programming only.


Each competitor will represent their own countries and fight with others. It sound very much like Microsoft Imagine Cup, Algorithm category (too bad the category was already drop). If you think you are great in AI, why not give it a try, you might become the hero of the country. 🙂