Tag Archives: web

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.

Firefox 3 Arrives

I’ve been test driving Firefox 3 for a few hours now (after finally getting access to a download link) and I’m really liking it so far.  The fact that it actually looks like a native MacOS X application, is huge in my book.

Firefox 3

I only have a couple add-ons installed at the moment, but Firefox 3 definitely seems speedy out of the box.  We’ll see how it does once I start adding in some more plugins.

At any rate, if you haven’t downloaded Firefox 3 yet go download it and check it out (and help break the world download record if it’s still June 17/18, 2008).  Official Firefox 3 Download Counter (1.8 million and counting as I write this).

Slashdot Acquired

The breaking news of the day so far is that Slashdot has been acquired by Andover.net.

This is exciting to me because it really demonstrates the beauty and power of the Internet. What else could allow a couple regular guys to turn a good idea into a rising technocentric portal and in a small town outside the realm of Silicon Valley no less? Yeah Baby Yeah!

Week’s End

Yet another week has come and gone! Yeah Baby Yeah!

I rode my bike to work today again and it was really nice. It’s almost warm enough to go without a windbreaker in the morning.

Once I got to work I continued my research on FileMaker Pro and web integration. The most powerful combination seems to be through a third party application called Lasso. I’m planning on playing with this some over the weekend.

Now what would be a cool online database application?