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Google Chrome

Google finally released Chrome, their new (and long rumored) browser yesterday so I had to take it for a quick spin at work.  My initial reaction is that it’s a pretty solid and fast beta.  Its biggest flaw at the moment is that it’s Windows only right now, but there’s a lot to like otherwise.  Things that I like:

  • Tabbed interface – every tab gets its own address bar and can be easily moved around
  • Sandboxing – every tab/page is kept in its own process/memory sandbox and a bad page can’t take down the whole browser.
  • Fast – javascript is blazing and this browser ran great on the old 1GHz/512MB XP machine I tried it out on.
  • Efficient – memory management is really good.
  • WebKit based – builds on all the quality open source work that Apple has done with Safari.
  • Open Source – innovations should trickle down throughout the rest of the industry.
  • IE 8 just became that much more irrelevant.
  • Evan Martin – I’ve been reading this guy’s LiveJournal for years so it’s really cool to find out he’s directly involved in the project a developer.
  • Scott McCloud comic – I can’t think of a cooler way to introduce the features.

Weblog Fun

While thinking about how unmotivated I feel about going shopping this afternoon I decided to put Google to use on the word “motivation”. Serendipitously I discovered that Duke basketball coach Mike Kryzewski has a motivation section on his basketball coaching site.

With it being the holiday season and everything, this piece by Brad L. Graham had to be included in my weblog!

I’m exploring the idea of moving Axodys fully into Manila. The main question I’m looking at is whether to have my site hosted by one of the new Manila oriented providers or to shell out the money and serve the site off one of my own computers. I can see advantages to both systems and will have to continue to mull things over.

Of course I may just decide to stick with pair.com and blogger for now too. It’s kind of a matter of figuring out where I want to go with Axodys. Any thoughts on the subject are of course welcome.