State of Technology #64
June 25, 2012
At Other Places
- Apple stores have Laptops screens tilted at a particular angle. Here’s why and how.
- Mozilla Thimble – More democratization ofWebBuilding
- 22 Story Rules Pixar follows
- GIF completed 25 years this month. History of GIF, told with GIFs
Average web page is 1MB and requires 80 sub-resource requests to be made – How Chrome optimizes it by DNS Pre-fetching and TCP Pre-connect
“The “browser startup experience” has its own separate cache where Chrome learns the first ten visited URLs across all of your sessions. Whenever you do a fresh boot of your browser, it immediately resolves all of those hostnames – a nice optimization to speed up your morning routine!”
Long SMS, 160 Characters Limit and how to break it
‘Web API Design – Crafting Interfaces that Developers Love’ – Free eBook
Taxiback ‘offers a service that connects passengers with cabs that would otherwise return empty’
Why do Nigerian scammers say they are from Nigeria? Per Microsoft researcher they are not looking for ‘anyone but most gullible’.
Make your own standing desk with only $22
“Most business meetings involve one party elaborately suppressing a wish to shout at the other: ‘just give us the money’.” – Alain de Botton