Went back to play with Google X after I posted about it yesterday only to find that it was gone. Google hasn’t released as statement as to the reason nor left a notice in its place. You simply get an error message now. What a shame.

Fortunately for me, I actually had Google X loaded in my browser and have still been able to play with it that way. I’ve looked over the code a few times and it’s pretty slick. I’m not convinced that all of the code is actually needed or that it’s really an optimal solution to the use case…seems like the code could be tighter. But, as the author said, this started out as a way for him to experiment with JavaScript and learn a little more about it. Well, it certainly is a nice first project!

Update: Turns out someone snatched Google X before it was taken down and posted it.

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