Saturday, March 5, 2011

How Fast Is Google Chrome?

Google likes their browser, "Chrome".  I don't.

Firefox does everything I need to do, I see no need to use another browser.  For years browsing was a problem, Firefox solved it and I've been here since.  There's nothing Chrome can do for me...well...maybe one thing.

Let's Try
Anyway, Google and the small legion of Chrome zealots are always babbling about how "Chrome is faster than Firefox".  That's nice, ever dig into the menus and try to customize it?  Not so much to do in there, is there?  I can make Firefox do whatever I want "under the hood" as Chrome calls it.

Ok, so it's fast.  I agree, it loads pages pretty dang quickly.

However, there's a lot more to the Internet these days than pure browser speed.  RSS readers, news aggregation, "the social net", media streaming,

...hold on...watching the Gene Hackman cameo scene in Young Frankenstein.  Best ever..., to show us how fast Chrome can mine our data they decided to release a bunch of videos. The videos have a bunch of Google eggheads building Rube Golderg machines;  showing us that Chrome can open a page faster than lightening, or a potato gun, or a bullet...whatever.

You can find the video over at techcrunch, while interesting and fun to watch they left me with one single question.

Does the guy that tells us they've moved on to the Idaho potato really have that haircut?

What a prick!

Friday, March 4, 2011

How Do I Move Pictures On My htc Incredible?

I Love You
That's what I asked myself this morning when I had taken a group of picture directories from my computer and put them on my htc Incredible.

I literally said, "How Do I Move Pictures On My htc Incredible?"

My son, being 6 months old, was unable to answer me.  His response was to shit his pants.

After cleaning him and getting him ready to go to the comic book store with me, I took a really cute picture of him and wanted to organize it like the other pictures and put it in his own directory.

First thing you need to do is download the file manager app called, aptly,  Astro File Manager.  When you use your camera to take a picture, depending upon where you have your camera set to dump files you would usually have to plug your phone into your computer, browse around, cut and paste, unplug etc.  Not very convenient.

With Astro, you navigate to either the directory called "emmc" - your internal flash memory - or to the "sdcard" directory which is on...yeah, your SD card.  Inside each directory is another directory called "DCIM".  Inside that directory is your final destination "100Media".

Long press the picture you want to move, choose "Edit", then "Move" in the menu-bar across the top of the screen.  Navigate to the place you want to put it (emmc/Pics of your fingernails), in the menu-bar there will be an option called "Paste".

Press that, and your picture has been moved.

Of course, you can repeat this entire process and Copy pictures, files, music instead of strictly moving them.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Personal Day Tomorrow

I am taking a day off tomorrow, the first since the two weeks I took when my son was born, giving myself a long weekend.

No other reason than I want to spend the day with him.

Maybe I'll let him write blog post. I'm sure it'll be about boobs.
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