Fn + ctrl + F11 or F12
It’s always a treat to use the f’n key.
With Chrome Instant (à la Google Instant), web pages that you frequently visit will begin loading as soon as you start typing the URL. (“Look, Mom – no enter key!”). If supported by your default search engine, search results appear instantly as you type queries in the omnibox. To try out Instant, you’ll need to enable it in the Basics tab of Chrome’s options.
Pretty cool, gonna mess with some sites trend / view metrics though.
Chrome 9 also enables WebGL by default, which is a pretty big deal.
There are several noteworthy changes:
- The sizes of all the fonts and buttons were increased
- The “selected” item or item with the mouse over it is clearly highlighted
- The user can navigate intuitively around the page using D-pad up/down/left/right motions
- Additional padding has been added between all elements on the page
- Darker or slightly muted colors have been chosen to suit TVs that are generally tuned to be brighter
More on Google’s Designing / tweaking your website for TV guide.
I kept forgetting the Apache Benchmark location on CentOS servers, so for my own reference:
Apache Benchmarking is a great tool for testing Apache performance on web servers, for example running the following bash command:
# /usr/local/apache/bin/ab -n 100 -c 5 http://google.com/
This will test 100 connections (-n), limited to 5 concurrent connections (-c) on the website google.com
You can also run Apache Benchmarking straight from Mac terminal using:
# ab -n 100 -c 5 http://google.com/
Tip: make sure you end the url to test with a trailing slash or filename or the command won’t work
So Android 2.3 is being rolled out the next few days, and will be available on the Nexus One and the new Nexus S initially. It’s got some much needed UI tidying up (till HTC get to it), but here’s what else is cool in it:
You can now select a group of text easily without using the trackball.
Tapping on a single word also selects it.
Sure lots of third party apps will support this, but I wonder if we’ll see a Google FaceTime competitor? They’ve got the infrastructure in place, so I’m sure it’s coming..
Think of this as QR codes without the aggravation of having to fire up the camera and waiting for focus. Expect these to be popping up everywhere over the next 12-18 months.
Here’s the official summary video: