Tag Archives: humour

The Secret Behind Google Chrome

 When I saw this panel, I just couldn’t resist…

I’ll certainly check out Chrome on Windows, though the key will be how it goes on a Mac for me. Today I use Safari because of the OS integration and speed, though I occasionally miss an extension or two that I will run Firefox for. Both Firefox and Safari will crash or hang from time to time (particularly on Google mail and calendar!), so if the browser can live up to its claims here it could be a winner. They’ve certainly set the bar of expectations pretty high, though, and I’ve been disappointed by Google’s native apps in the past – primarily Google desktop which while useful was not very stable for me.

One of the more compelling things from my perspective is the fact that it will be entirely open source (presumably from the comic this is going to be Apache License 2.0 – though I haven’t seen that stated anywhere yet).

From a user’s perspective, this seems to be more of the "best bits" of other browsers – as I browsed through I recognised features from Opera, Firefox, IE, Firefox, Opera,… having them all rolled into one browser without the other fluff is useful, but perhaps not compelling enough to switch on its own. Then again, Google will have the avenues to promote this to users well beyond any of the other browser vendors other than Microsoft.

This is certainly interesting… given the rumours have been around for years now, I wonder just how long they’ve actually been cooking this up.



A Cuil new internet time-waster

Forget searching for a googlewhack. With the launch of Cuil, now you can waste your time trying to find the elusive one search that shows the correct image next to a result!

Inspired by Charles’ mini-review, I also searched for myself, and here is what I found in the first page:

brett porter - Cuil
brett porter - Cuil-2
brett porter - Cuil
brett porter - Cuil
… and so on.
Jokes aside, there are some neat ideas behind Cuil. It has a long way to go before being really useful, and if anything this has to be a complimentary tool to other search engines by the looks of it. Will keep an eye on it.

Twitter Support Standard Replies

Dear Twitter Support,

Ok, so I appreciate that you acknowledged the receipt of my request, and that you responded in a way that didn’t sound like a standard reply, and that you didn’t just cut-and-paste it.

But if you’re going to use a standard reply, try not to make it look so obvious…

Twitter Support

I just hope Lane read the request history better than Crystal 🙂 Then again, maybe I now have two feature requests open – double my chances!

On Australian Time…

(via Ken)