Technology

Firefox.next (Namoroka) Is Coming

I’ve built a pre-Alpha 1 version of Firefox 3.6 also known as Namoroka (following the park theme). Namoroka is a national park in Madagascar. As with previous Shiretoko builds I’ve done, I’m using the same .mozconfig file for optimization as well as fiddling with the application defaults for speed. I am no longer changing the …

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Twitter

Twitter is Dying

Update: I have confirmed that Twitter is using MySQL (unless the mentioned upgrades are a move to a different DB). With all due respect, Michael Jackson may have given Twitter the final knockout punch. I’m sure you guys are sick of hearing of Twitter’s problems, and frankly I’m sick of writing about them. This new …

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iPhone

Mobile Safari Benchmarks

Update: Ran the benchmark on an iPhone 3GS 32Gb and saw yet another three-fold increase in speed. Schiller was tossin’ around some pretty impressive benchmarks on the new version of Mobile Safari in iPhone OS 3. I’ve been using the OS 3 betas from the second they were available and definitely noticed speed improvements right …

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Twitter

Twitter, We Have A Problem

Spatter, Speet, Spitter, Spam! Looks like the reCAPTCHA got jacked (or more likely the Mechanical Turk got involved) and the floodgates have opened for the spitters (or whatever you wanna call them). The account shown on the right gained several hundred followers in the time I watched it. Page after page after page of these …

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Miscellaneous

Browser Battle Round Three, Fight!

Update: It seems that I’ve over-optimized a bit on the latest build. I’ve toned it down and made it Tiger-compatible. The new build is on the downloads page. With a few new browsers released this past week, I thought I’d redo the SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark on a couple (sorry Opera), and report the results. As …

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