Got Gore on the brain? No surprise, considering the time of the year. Yes, late October can only mean one thing: It's time for zombies. However, 2008 has become known as the Year of Change. It is time to heal this nation of undead and seize our future from the still-breathing. So, before you fall prey to this year's hee-lariest dud, I ask that you consider an alternative: Please, discard that worn soundtrack and put some more zombie in your life.
Archive for October, 2008
The reliability of cloud computing has been a hot topic recently, partly because glitches in the cloud don't happen behind closed doors as with traditional on-premises solutions for businesses. Instead, when a small number of cloud computing users have problems, it makes headlines. As with most things at Google, we are fanatical about measuring the availability of Gmail, and we thought it best to simply share our reliability metrics, which we measure as average uptime per user based on server-side error rates. We think this reliability metric lets you do a true side-by-side comparison with other solutions.
Errol Morris provides a history (with commentary) of real-people political ads.
Forget the “default browser”, Choosy lets you open links in the browser you want. Just set up a few simple options and Choosy will do the right thing, whether that's opening a browser or letting you pick from some or all of the browsers on your system.
My hypothesis is this: The rapidly increasing sum of all computational devices in the world connected online, including wirelessly, forms a superorganism of computation with its own emergent behaviors.