Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Google Instant, Anyone?

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

I saw quite a significant number of tweets mentioning Google Instant, and decided to check it out. Some people might already be aware of it or heard of it before but I am outdated, that I am willing to admit. First, I went to the Official Google Blog where I saw Search: now faster than […]

Battery Powered Server

Friday, April 10th, 2009

For real? The black box with two terminals is a 12V battery, and it looks like a lead-acid battery. Is it a DELL? Is it an IBM? Is it an HP? No, it is a Google. That’s right people, it’s a unit of many Google’s server inside its data center containers. It’s a 2U thick […]

Gmail Gone Offline

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

I have been actively glancing over to the settings page to see whether “Offline” has been activated for my account. And it was there so I decided to activate it: The settings for Offline is displayed, but not changeable (except to enable or disable the feature): I have no idea how the algorithm selects which […]

Gmail Going Offline

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Read the title again. Gmail is going offline soon and that’s the truth. Scared yet? Gmail is actually testing out a new lab feature: Offline Gmail The video featured in the official blog looks really cool, and they are currently opening the lab feature for testing in the UK and US. Seeing how many emails […]

Gmail Stickers!

Friday, December 5th, 2008

I was casually browsing the Official Gmail Blog this morning and saw that Gmail is giving away free Gmail stickers. The only thing you need to do is to send a self-stamped envelope to: Send me some Gmail stickers already P.O. Box 391420 Mountain View, CA 94039-1420 For International requests, we need to send the […]

Lightweight Google Reader

Friday, December 5th, 2008

I was surprised by a change made to Google Reader today, with a new lightweight layout. There’s no longer rounded corners and blue background. The feel is great and the speed is faster than before. Read more in the Official Google Reader Blog: Square is the new round

Google @enstek

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

From conversations I had with my colleagues at work, and from other friends I heard that Google is going to have presence in Malaysia, specifically at @enstek in Sepang. It’s a new flagship area opening its wings to tech companies from all over the globe. Is this really true? In some stories I even heard […]

GMail Themes

Friday, November 21st, 2008

I was jealous of Azlan when he was able to change his GMail theme yesterday, and so was Nazham. But look at what I found when I woke up this morning: Sweet!!!

Google Chrome: More Findings

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Actually, if you really watch the 52-minutes video or read the whole manual you might already know about these cool features. And then again maybe not. I didn’t have the time to go thorough with the documents / videos so I am just documenting based on casual use. One of most obvious feature would be […]

Google Chrome: My Findings So Far

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Like Rizal, I was also thrilled to try out Google Chrome when I saw the posts in nazham.com and dirn.name. I am simply discussing my initial findings, and we all know it’s Beta. This is by no means an official or detailed review. This is what I have encountered so far while using it casually.

Google In Malaysia II

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

More than a year after I wrote this post: Google In Malaysia, and more than a year after Hanson Toh was appointed as Malaysia Google Consultant, we may actually have a real good news. I just saw in TV3’s Buletin Utama that Malaysia Prime Minister met Google’s CEO in Switzerland (World Economic Forum) and they […]

Google Maps Now With Malaysia Map

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Yes I know I know… the title sounds weird. Remember the days when loading Google Maps you can only see the satellite images? Well, if you click on “Map” or “Hybrid”, no useful information was shown. Those days are now over. I jumped up today at the office when I saw that the Map button […]

Does PageRank Matter?

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

As many of us has experienced, Google has finally slapped everyone who has paid links on their site. PageRanks have been stripped off by as much as 2 on most sites. A good example would be this site which has been penalized from PR4 to PR2. I am not complaining, since I never have any […]

Firebug and Gmail

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

When I log on to my Gmail today, I received an error bounded by a red box that says “Firebug is known to make Gmail slow unless it is configured correctly”. I didn’t know that! And as always, Gmail is nice enough to provide a simple workaround. Firebug is an excellent add-on normally used by […]

Google Referrals 2.0

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Have you checked in to your AdSense account lately? Try and see the Referral setup page and see whether you have been upgraded to Referrals 2.0. I was surprised by this notification when I logged on to the AdSense account of one of my clients. This is what I saw: Some of us are lucky […]