Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-09-01

  • At the Oregon State Fair. Yes, we’re insane. πŸ™‚ #
  • @SarahCofer Yes, we’re at the fair for a little longer. Where are you at? #
  • @TheBigTomato We’re having a great time. Thanks for asking, and nice use of Twitter monitoring! πŸ™‚ #
  • @SarahCofer Sorry I missed you! We were by the Lego table, but way before I got your tweet. Fair was awesome! πŸ™‚ #
  • What I’ll be doing tomorrow: Playing with Google’s new web browser, Google Chrome. The implications of this are HUGE. Really huge. #
  • I daresay that Google Chrome is probably the most impactful news we’ve heard in software this year. Besides maybe the iPhone App Store. #
  • @templestark I haven’t seen anything that says Google Chrome won’t work on Mac. It’s open source, based on WebKit (which powers Safari). #
  • @templestark I see now. The initial beta will be for Windows, but Mac and Linux versions will soon follow. Sucks, but not surprising. #
  • The Google Blog says they used parts from WebKit AND Firefox when building Chrome. I wonder which parts? I can has Firefox extensions plz? #
  • Reading the Google Chrome comic book. Some very interesting stuff about how it’s parallel/multiprocess. Take note, @tersteeg! πŸ˜‰ #
  • Chrome does some nifty stuff with memory management and has its own task manager view, too. Cool! #
  • “Chrome bot”: Google tests tens of thousands of real world pages using its crawling infrastructure. Within 20-30 minutes of a new build. :-O #
  • @ericskiff Yes, Google is releasing a browser called Chrome tomorrow. It’s on Digg, and Google released the news via a comic book. πŸ™‚ #
  • @mmoney The Chrome comic book is definitely worth reading. A lot of good, fundamental info in it. It’s very “Google”. πŸ™‚ #
  • Chrome’s new Javascript virtual machine, V8, is independent from the browser, so it can be used in other projects. #
  • Chrome’s address bar, called “Omnibox”, offers search suggestions, and full text search over your browsing history. That is very cool. #
  • And it captures the search boxes from sites you’ve been to, so you can search, say, Amazon or Wikipedia, later directly from the “omnibox”. #
  • Interesting security features in Chrome, too. Like popup control and process jail. Each tab is its own process, with very limited permission #
  • And Google Gears is built into Chrome. I love Gears – it’s super useful to access stuff like Google Docs offline. Now it’ll be baseline. #
  • @cdibona, Google’s Open Source dude, is all over the Chrome comic. I actually recognized his face before I saw his name! πŸ™‚ #
  • Some screenshots of Google Chrome: http://tinyurl.com/6rgbgz #
  • @segphault Yeah, that could happen. But it’s open code from the start, so if it’s good, people will make it happen. Trust @cdibona! πŸ˜‰ #
  • @LeStew I don’t think Chrome will ever unseat Firefox, just like Firefox hasn’t unseated IE. Even though it’s better. πŸ™‚ #