November 24, 2007 § Leave a comment
There are a lot of hidden information on YouTube.
One of them is UCBerkeley channel. It is nice for an elite public university to share their knowledge to people outside the university itself.
Below are videos related to the internet from UCBerkeley channel.
Search, Google, and Life: Sergey Brin
Intellectual Property & Search: Jason Schultz
Quality & Search: Dr. Geoffrey Nunberg
Search Advertising: Dr. Hal Varian
Yahoo! Search: Dr. Jan Pederson
WebSpam: Dr. Marc Najork
November 22, 2007 § Leave a comment
I’d like to share these articles I found as nostalgic reads.
The list will grow as I found more interesting “relics”.
- Wired, January 2003 – Google v.s. Evil: “In the autumn of 1998, he and Larry Page unleashed Google with a clear mission: Help computer users find exactly what they want on the Internet.“
- New York Times, December 1995 – Digital Equipment Offers Web Browsers its super spider: This is back in the day when Alta Vista was still a prototype.
- CNet News, October 2001 – Seeking relics amid webvan’s ruins: This is right around the demise of Webvan, the $1 billion venture
- Google Logo around 1998
- Wired, December 1995 – The Java Saga
November 22, 2007 § Leave a comment
Hope readers enjoy them.
History of Computer Videos:
2. [YouTube] Computer History – A British View
9. [YouTube] Small UNIX History
November 20, 2007 § Leave a comment
Update December 23, 2007:
Soon enough I will be switching back to Firefox, to be exact, Firefox 3.0.
Why? Firefox version 3.0 is ridiculously fast. Faster loading time, faster loading tab, and faster rendering.
When? As soon as Firebug is ported to FX 3.0.
Yes, I know… another web browser… as if there’s not enough of them, but let me explain why Flock might be a nice replacement of your Firefox.
Yes, you heard that right.
Flock might be a nice suitable replacement of Firefox. Firefox is nice even before Firebug. With Firebug, it has become irreplaceable.
Firebug is the Office for Microsoft, OS X for Apple, and Myspace for the Internet in the eye of teenagers. Therefore it is impossible for me to switch browsers. Until I came up with this way belated idea.
Why not use some other Gecko-based web browsers that can still use Firebug.
Thus, I installed Flock. Once you can get by the cluttered-default interface (which you can disabled), Flock seemed to be a great candidate as Firefox replacement. It has been 3 days since I use it and it hasn’t crashed yet.
Readers should try Flock, you might like it.
November 15, 2007 § Leave a comment
Below are couple of awesome SQLAlchemy tutorials,
the list will grow as I find more of these:
November 12, 2007 § Leave a comment
is driving me crazy.
It was perfect on Tiger, why change it into some faux 3D translucent table?
I thought minimalist style is the dogma on OS X styling.
But anyway, these are reasons why I hate the “new” Dock:
- When magnification is “on”, the Dock becomes ridiculously crowded and noisy. Even when being busy programming, I cannot help but to notice how horrendous the Dock is.
- What’s the point on having reflection on the icon? It’s not like the shadow is accurate.
Anyway, this is how you can make the Dock “2D”:
prompt> defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES
prompt> killall Dock
November 9, 2007 § Leave a comment
After using it for couple of days, I think it’s time to give the new OS its review. The list will grow as I use it more and more.
Changes that not necessarily useful but nice anyway:
- Finally! Unified GUI… iTunes, Finder, & Safari no longer look alien to each other.
Features I find useful:
- Stacks cut down amount of clicks I have to do while navigating Finder. It is very well executed.
- Quick look is very useful, especially for reading comic book online.
- Leopard’s Spotlight is definitely faster.
- Most Leopard early adopters don’t like the new menubar, especially because of the transparency. But I LOVE transparency, all of Leopard’s transparency feature is done well IMO.
Features I find lacking:
- The iTunes-esque cover flow felt somewhat unnatural and useless. It is not big enough to replace document preview and definitely not as useful as quick look.