Tag Archives: chrome

SPDY: The Web, Only Faster

Of all the exciting stuff that’s happening at Google, one of the things I’ve been most excited about is SPDY, Mike Belshe and Roberto Peon’s new protocol that upgrades HTTP to deal with many of the new use-cases that have strained browsers and web servers in the last couple of years. There are some obvious […]

9L30 != 9L31a

Somehow I got out of sync with everyone else in the local distcc cluster at work. How? Weirdly, the XCode settings showed that while there were plenty of peers around to build with, they were all slightly off (har) in their OS version number, and therefore returned the dreaded “Incompatible Service”. Some googling revealed that […]

Benchmarking Is Hard: Reddit Edition

In which I partially defend Microsoft and further lament the state of tech “journalism”. A very short open letter: Dear interwebs: Please stop mis-representing the results of benchmarks. Or, at a minimum, please stop blogging the results in snide language that shows your biases. It makes the scientific method sad. Thank you. Alex Russell Today’s […]

Chrome 2.0: Bam!

No less than the Times has chastised the Chrome team’s marketing efforts, noting unsubtly that for months now we’ve been burying the lead: Chrome’s killer feature isn’t that it’s got an awesome UI (it does) or that it supports new web features…no, the real story that we haven’t been telling well is that it’s wicked […]