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A high-profile fork: one year of Blink and Webkit
http://browserg.nom.es

I did a short writeup about the Blink fork of Webkit and how the two projects have diverged over the past year.
In 2013 the browser wars sprouted a new rendering engine: Blink. When Blink forked in April 2013, Webkit had a total of 1.8 million lines of C++, 2500 commits per month and was the most popular browser engine. On mobile, Webkit backed the top 3 browsers (Apple Safari, Google Chrome, ...
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Entertaining stories about life and biology: http://idlewords.com

I've spent 2 hours reading this blog and have enjoyed it. His writing style is quirky-fun and light. Even though I don't agree with his views on tech, I have to admit: even that is well written.
12.04.2013. Pursuing The Platypus. The platypus is an animal that looks like it was designed in a pub, by a committee, the night before it was due. To make one at home, you'll need a duck bill, a small beaver, four webbed feet, a venomous spur, some spare parts (like five X chromosomes), ...
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Just in time for Bike To Work Day 2014 (note the addendum)
http://www.howiechong.com/journal/2014/2/bike-helmets
People keep asking me why I don't wear a helmet while biking. Science says it doesn't make sense.
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Similar results from the security world:
"Surprisingly, we noticed a significant positive trend between malware infections and security software usage (φ = 0.066, p < 0.039). That is, participants with security software were more likely to also have malware infections (17.6% of 766), whereas those without security software were less likely to have malware infections (11.6% of 199). While counter-intuitive, this may indicate that users tend to exhibit risky behavior when they have security software installed, because they blindly trust the software to fully protect them."

http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/nicolasc/publications/CEVG-FC11.pdf
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I just gave this talk at GWT.create that takes an in-depth view of mobile browser performance. Jank free~

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15pOSZ8x-uqyZVmjHQoOnOXnjtPBfu41QhowXx82Y5GE/edit
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My new favorite logo: Chrome's graphics team
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Look at all those janky lines.
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http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/185/golden-calf?act=3#play
Blast from the dotcom past: this This American Life episode is about an Ellis Act eviction 15 years ago and sounds like it was yesterday. The story is set in the mission district before the dotcom bust and is full of references that are still associated with the neighborhood: latin american culture, gentrification, grit, beauty, and homelessness. I wish the story had more about the culture back then but it probably seemed trite (and reminds me that we should write more about our culture). 15 years brought differences as well, like Hunt's 25 hour donut shop closing (http://foundsf.org/index.php?title=The_Epicenter_of_Crime:_The_Hunt%E2%80%99s_Donuts_Story is a great writeup about it).

If you live in the area, the 15m episode is a trip.
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Google maps added elevation profiles to cycling routes!
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+Stephen Chenney, I'm shameless. I'd ride an electric bike around a beautiful European city any day. But... before you beat me with that carbon fibre crank arm... I was just planning a nice walk :)

I don't think this competes with Strava's route planner. GMaps is more geared (puns lol) towards citi bike trips where your 3-speed isn't comfortable on hills (unless you're a cancer killin' bad-ass like Rob Holden: Boris vs Ventoux).

Unfortunately I'm now back in the states and I can confirm +Mike Pinkerton's finding that this isn't enabled in the US (yet?). I looked up the engineer who added this feature and sent him a message to find out more.
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Heatmap of location data from one year in San Francisco. Alternatively, a map of the burrito and pizza restaurants in SF.

This took about an hour to wire up from takeout location data + mapsV3. If you'd like to make your own, the code is at http://pr.gg/location.html.
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You should do this again for this year. See how different activities and becoming more accustomed to the city has effected it. 
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I did a quick presentation today on about:tracing for Chrome engineers, and you might like it too. About:tracing is like devtools on steroids. I don't yet recommend about:tracing for regular web developers (sometimes it 'roid rages) but it's a great addition to your toolbox if you want to dive into performance.

This builds on the work by Nat Duca and Tom Wiltzius in their I/O talk "Jank Free: Chrome Rendering Performance": Google I/O 2013 - Jank Free: Chrome Rendering Performance
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Just saying because of the presentation template :)
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https://twitter.com/robertmclaws/status/349575912301412353

"#IE11 WebGL Conformance Test Results ( http://bit.ly/15Cv74p  ): 14,748 of 20,509 tests pass (71.9%). Keep it up,@IE"
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If you build it, they will eventually be dragged, kicking and screaming, to it.
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I've been on a burrito crawl lately and this is one of the better restaurants.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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I ordered a lamb kabab plate with a drink and some baklava and thought it was all very good. I would recommend this place for lunch and would definitely go back.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Super reasonable prices and a damn good burger. Serpentine wasn't busy at all for a weekday lunch and was easy to get to via Muni.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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I was looking for a specific bicycle and they were the best-stocked shop in San Francisco. The salesman was pleasant and let me testride the bicycle around the block before buying. Great selection, reasonable prices, no complaints.
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The staff at this location are nice and friendly but the sandwiches just aren't very good. Compared to the other restaurants nearby, I would not recommend Togo's.
Quality: Poor - FairAppeal: GoodService: Very Good
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Good atmosphere and great reuben sandwiches.
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What a dope park. There's a nice wide bike lane along Crissy Fields (along Old Mason) that's well maintained, not crowded, and has beautiful views. There's a second trail for dogs and kids that runs along the beach which is also very well maintained. Just a great space all around.
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
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