2010 Mar 10, 3:40
Notes on the features and performance of an HTML minification tool.
2010 Feb 27, 10:06
A web browser add-on security research paper that describes the Google Chrome security model. "We propose a new browser extension system that improves security by using least privilege, privilege
and strong isolation. Our system limits the misdeeds an attacker can perform through an extension vulnerability.
Our design has been adopted as the Google Chrome extension system."
2010 Feb 19, 2:43
A Googler's thoughts on tuning TCP params for better perf.
2010 Jan 20, 8:28
GZip vs Deflate execution speeds. Deflate found to be much faster in particular cases and about the same in the rest.
2010 Jan 13, 9:35
A live stage performance of The Two Gentlemen of Lebowski.
2009 Dec 17, 6:13
"In this remarkable and fully rockin' video, an Italian singer performs a rock piece whose lyrics are gibberish intended to sound like English"
2009 Dec 10, 2:31
If you want to be a jerk about answering a question on the Internet, 'Let Me Google That For You' is perfect!
2009 Dec 3, 4:52
Having replaced HTTP with SPDY, Google digs deeper into the Web stack providing their own DNS servers. Also, as Waxy noted, you can't argue with the most memorable IP addresses I've seen: "Configure
your network settings to use the IP addresses 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 as your DNS servers". Also check out their DNS server's DNS prefetching in the performance notes.
2009 Nov 19, 3:46
2009 Nov 12, 3:35
2009 Sep 29, 10:54
How Firefox and IE7&8 perform feed sniffing
2009 Sep 25, 12:14
"Phil Elwood presents the complete recordings of two concerts organized by John Hammond and given on the Christmas Eves of 1938 and 1939 at Carnegie Hall; featuring the best Swing, Blues, and Gospel
musicians of the day. Performers include Charlie Christian, Lester Young, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Bill Broozy, and many others"
2009 Sep 1, 4:39
"...what effect does the large-scale structure of the JS output code have on the DEFLATE algorithm of GZIP which is used to serve up compressed script?" Another instance of using knowledge of the
specific file type to get gains in compression. Is there a web proxy running all this at which I can point my phone?
2009 Sep 1, 4:36
"I’ve written a small Java application that will read in a CSS file and output its contents to stdout or another file in a format that’s optimised for gzipping." Cool!
2009 Aug 19, 8:06
"I can conceive of no reality in which the designer behind Fig. 2 of Sony's newly patented emotion-detecting system didn't understand what he'd just created, especially as they perfectly distilled
What TV Comedy Looks Like."
2009 Jul 9, 10:53
"...but the inside of his stomach is gateway to a psychadelic wonderland." Need I quote more? The whole thing made me think of a rather upbeat and trippy episode of Lain. Also, one of the repeating
noises in the soundtrack made me think I was finishing a lap in Mario Kart.
2009 Jun 22, 3:28
Details on Firefox's DNS prefetching: "The Firefox implementation takes this approach one step further than just pre-resolving anchor href hostnames. It uses the prefetch logic on URLs that are being
included in the current document. By this I mean that it uses the prefetch logic on things like images, css, and jscript that are being loaded right away, in addition to anchor links which might be
clicked on at a slightly later time."
2009 Jun 22, 2:55
"To speed up browsing, Google Chrome resolves domain names before the user navigates, typically while the user is viewing a web page." In addition to noting what and how they do it, and how web devs
can control it, they give a few stats on how much it helps.
2009 Jun 22, 2:53
"Firefox 3.5 performs DNS prefetching. This is a feature by which Firefox proactively performs domain name resolution on both links that the user may choose to follow as well as URLs for items
2009 Jun 12, 9:16
"This ad from the March 9, 1931 Simpson's Leader-Times (Kittanning, PA) is in no way subtle. The consequences of using recorded music at theatre performances rather than live musicians are, "Monotony
in the theatre - corruption of taste - destruction of art." Yikes."