Google’s Sean Quinlan about GMail and GFS

I recently read an interview with Google’s Sean Quinlan about GFS and the problems they faced with interactive Web applications like GMail, which require a certain maximum latency time. The original Google File System design was focused on batch efficiency, not latency. Although the interview is quite long, there are two remarkable paragraphs I would like…
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Object property ordering in Google Chrome

Today, I prepared for the upcoming PHP/JS conferences and had a look at the mysterious bug #883 of Google Chrome and those related to it. Also I read though SquirrelFish source, which is used by Safari 4. The reason for the odd behavior of Chrome seems to be a if/else construct that is repeated throughout…
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Update on object property reordering in Google Chrome

Iterating over an objects properties can result in a seemingly random order, it’s always the same order in Chrome, but in a different order for other browsers. I posted this as bug #223 a couple of weeks ago. John Resig posted the same issue as ticket #883 a day later. It was confirmed in the…
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First Google Chrome bug found

I just found my first bug in Chrome: If you iterate over object properties (using jQuery’s $.each()) and insert HTML generated inside that loop into the DOM, then that HTML appears in random order. Very funny. Might be a problem with threads or Chrome changes the order of object properties by itself:

Beta of Google Chrome will be launched tomorrow

Google will publish a beta version of it’s own Web browser tomorrow. Sadly, the beta will run on Windows only. Of course, they put some energy in speeding up JavaScript execution as they need this for their own applications. Otherwise they simply won’t be able to provide solutions that can compare with traditional offline applications….
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Google has lost some of its Mojo

As you can see from my recent postings, the submission on Slashdot asking Has Google Lost Its Mojo? is no surprise to me. Here’s an interesting comment: Speaking as a Googler, “some” is an understatement. The best and brightest have been exiting Google at the earliest for months, leaving behind the political climbers, backbiters and…
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Is Google Making Us Stupid?

I just found a wonderful articale by Nicholas Carr: “Google’s headquarters, in Mountain View, California—the Googleplex—is the Internet’s high church, and the religion practiced inside its walls is Taylorism. Google, says its chief executive, Eric Schmidt, is “a company that’s founded around the science of measurement,” and it is striving to “systematize everything” it…
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Update on Google Spam

Hi, We would like to let you know that we have updated our report to include the omitted details. You can read it at: Also we have made our proof of concept available at: Best Regards, Pablo Ximenes I love short mails with a clear message :) “Google’s chronic silence on all abuse…
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Google Spam – a new product?

I know that mail logs are not the most interesting thing on earth, but I’m not used to get spam from Google Mail… from Yahoo and MSN maybe, but not from Google… never ever… so I try to understand this: May 20 21:43:16 mail postfix/smtpd[30948]: connect from[] May 20 21:43:17 mail postfix/policyd-weight[2754]: weighted check:…
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