May 26th, 2009

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Chrome - quick review

I was looking for an email I'd sent myself, and I have several thousand emails in my sent items, so it's easiest to read/search them through the gmail interface.

I opened it it up and waited the customary 5 seconds while it loaded the page.

And then I had thought.

I've always assumed that those 5 seconds were the various bits of html and javascript downloading.  It had never occurred to me that it might also be the running of the code that takes time.

So I grabbed Chrome - which is much faster with Javascript - and installed it (which took about 2 minutes in total) and opened up GMail.

Almost instant.

I'd been blaming the internet pipes/servers for the loading speed, and actually it's the speed of the browser.

Of course, right there on the page there was a large advert - and the tabs don't work "right".  So I'm not going to use it much. 

But I was impressed by the speed - and I'll be looking forward to either Firefox catching up or Chrome getting extensions.
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While you're seated

In an ideal world my bathroom would have a small collection of reading matter next to the toilet

Yes
50(57.5%)
No
37(42.5%)

I occasionally do internet things while using the toilet.

Yes
27(31.0%)
No
60(69.0%)

I have updated my facebook status/posted to LJ/etc while using the toilet

Yes
12(14.1%)
No
73(85.9%)

I have updated my facebook status/twittered to let people I know I was using the toilet - just to hear the screams

Yes
3(3.5%)
No
83(96.5%)