Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles”

Sunday, May 15th, 2011 | Business | No Comments

As web developers, we should do our best to stay up on the ethics of the code we write.

I’ve said before, I believe this “filtering” is best for the end user. Your experience is much better customized for you, but there is a narrow margin between customized for you, and customized according to someone else’s agenda.

As users, we should all know when results are customized for us, and have an option to see a non customized version. Perhaps we will appreciate these filters more, but we should always know when we are seeing something as raw data, or presented to us in a way we might “want” it.

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Gmail April Fools 2011: Gmail Motion

Friday, April 1st, 2011 | Personal | 1 Comment

Google has introduced the new Gmail Motion.

You can see the demo video below:

Update 4/2/2011: Researchers have actually gone ahead and implemented the ridiculous spec, here’s the follow up video:

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Google April Fools 2011: Helvetica

Friday, April 1st, 2011 | Personal | No Comments

Google LogoGo to Google, and search for “Helvetica”

That’s for all you font nerds out there.

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Google Search Bar Disappears!

Thursday, March 31st, 2011 | Business | 1 Comment

Today I just saw the Google search bar disappearing while bouncing back and forth between results (you know click, it’s crap, hit the back button).

For example, if you Google:

web developer

You’ll get search results like the following:

Google search bar

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Google Chrome 10 Released

Friday, March 11th, 2011 | Business | No Comments

If you’re running Chrome … do nothing.  It’s probably already updated, or will be soon (you can also force the update if you want).

Some highlights of the new browser:

  • Faster (duh)
  • Searchable / upgraded settings screen
  • Password Sync
  • Encrypted passwords
  • Faster web apps (combination of running in backgrounds, and an upgraded JS engine)

Happy to be using Chrome.

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Week in Web: jQuery Menus, Flowplayer update, Stylesheet removal, drop shadows, Gury, Sliders, etc

Friday, February 18th, 2011 | Business | No Comments

I’m going to start publishing, every Friday, a list of some useful / interesting links I’ve visited throughout the course of the week.

Usually this will involve whatever I am working on at the moment.  If you like these links, you can follow me on Twitter to get them as I find them (as opposed to waiting for Friday).

This week I’ve been working a lot with jQuery (nothing new), Flowplayer, and CSS.  An average week for a web developer.

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Brower Market Share: Chrome at 10.7%, IE 6 at 12.03% – Companies upgrading from IE6

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 | Business | 1 Comment

ConceivablyTech has done a good job summarizing the data from NetMarketShare.

From The Third Double-Digit Browser: Chrome Blasts Past 10%:

Google’s Chrome had another successful month and ended 2010 with 10.70% market share, according to Net Applications and almost 16% according to StatCounter. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer continued to lose market share on a fast pace while Mozilla’s Firefox is fighting and tightly holding on to the market share it has.

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Google Chrome to drop H.264 Support in HTML5 video Tag

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 | Business | 1 Comment

Starting in a few months, Google will be dropping H.264 support in Chromew.

This is done to push support for the new WebM (VP8) codec.

Just announced, and it means for those of us who implemented the HTML5 video tag, time to go back and make sure the video is available in WebM or Theora.

Part of the trials and tribulations of working with a partial spec.  This is just going to make our work as web developers more difficult.

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Beatles, iTunes, iOS 4.2, Google Voice and Mobile Versions of Sites

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

Things have been happening very fast in the past week or 2, and wanted to review them.

Hopefully, I’ll be covering the following:

  • Beatles on iTunes
  • iTunes 10.1
  • iOS 4.2 coming soon
  • Google Voice
  • Mobile versions of Sites

There’s a lot on my mind, and I haven’t written in a while.  Today I get to catch up.

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Help: Google Chrome says, “Your profile could not be opened correctly”

Monday, September 20th, 2010 | Business | 2 Comments

My computer just had a disk problem, I know this because I had to run chkdsk, and there were many errors (time for a new hard drive).  Google Chrome had crashed on me while using it to fill out airline information.

After rebooting whenever Google Chrome started up, it would say:

Your profile could not be opened correctly.
Some features may be unavailable. Please check that the profile exists and you have permission to read and write its contents.

The fix (that worked for me) is easy.

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