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Revath S Kumar
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Dear Google Mail Team,

  I've said very nice things about your spam filter in the past, but I'm afraid I am going to have to take it all back. I'm currently going through the spam for the last week, and have gone through about a third of it.

Something you did recently has been an unmitigated disaster. Of the roughly 1000 spam threads I've gone through so far, right now 228 threads were incorrectly marked as spam.

That's not the 0.1% false positive rate you tried to make such a big deal about last week. No. That's over 20% of my spambox being real emails with patches and pull requests.  Almost a quarter!

I don't know how to even describe the level of brokenness in those kinds of spam numbers. There were a few pages of email (I've got it set up so it shows me 50 threads per page) where more than half of the "spam" wasn't.

Quite frankly, that sucks. It's not acceptable. Whatever you started doing a few days ago is completely and utterly broken.

It's actually at the point where I'm noticing missing messages in the email conversations I see, because gmail has been marking emails in the middle of the conversation as spam. Things that people replied to and that contained patches and problem descriptions.

They didn't try to sell me a bigger penis or tell me about how somebody is cheating on me. Really.

You dun goofed. Badly. Get your shit together, because a 20% error rate for spam detection is making your spam filter useless.

[ Edit: looks like it started four days ago. As of July 13, it looks like a big swath of lkml has been marked as spam for me. ]

[ Edit 2: final numbers: out of around 3000 spam threads, I had to mark 1190 threads as "not spam". So the numbers actually got worse: about 30% of my spam-box wasn't actually spam. It started around 1pm on Monday, July 13th. The problem really is that clear, that I can tell pretty much when it started ]

[ Edit 3: it wasn't just patches, and it's not just lkml. There were things like Junio's recent git v2.5.0-rc2 announcement etc. The new gmail spam filter hates any mailing list emails, apparently. In the time I wrote the last note, I got seven more emails marked as spam, two of which weren't. ]
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"All great apps need to be on the Web, especially the mobile web." - How Flipboard's monthly active users grew from 40m to 70m after focusing on their web presence.

http://venturebeat.com/2015/07/14/flipboard-now-has-70m-monthly-active-users-says-ceo-mike-mccue/
On stage at MobileBeat 2015, CEO Mike McCue revealed that, after its web launch, the digital magazine platform grew its active user base 75 percent since February.
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Fixing the JSConf.eu website's scroll perf in ~9m

+Addy Osmani and I were chatting about the conference this morning. I opened the site on my second monitor and it janked when I scrolled. I set about trying to fix it, and recorded the process for anyone interested.
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We don’t. We love free stuff as much as you do. We love Wikipedia for the stupendous volume of human knowledge it is, and can only wish that everyone in the world has access to it for as low...
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Glad to hear that its not only me, that suck at estimating ;)
 
It happens all the time, and not just when working on a project for the first time. We, programmers, suck at estimating.
http://www.commitstrip.com/en/2015/01/28/looks-can-be-deceiving/
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Analysis by +Paul Irish of Reddit Mobile's rendering performance
https://github.com/reddit/reddit-mobile/issues/247

The TL;dr is: The "The DOM is slow, virtual DOM is fast" meme is somewhere between misleading and wrong. Doing any kind of extensive work in JavaScript during page load will kill you and JS size is still important.

h/t +Luke Wroblewski 
Been meaning to do a performance audit of the new mobile site. I'm going to drop it right here into the ticket. I may add comments as I go along. Initial Test: Loading (total duration: 45 seconds)...
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#DevTools Tip: Colour picker tool in DevTools is getting an upgrade.

- There's an eye dropper feature.
- Simple interface to pick your colour including alpha.
- Colour format switcher (hex, rgba, hsla).

https://umaar.com/dev-tips/22-colour-picker-upgrade/
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I hate how Googling for man pages returns linux.die.net over the more-readable (and primary-source, for Linux) man7.org, Googling for HTML/CSS stuff returns w3schools.com over the more-readable MDN, and Googling for C++ stuff returns cplusplus.com above the more-readable cppreference.com. Finally installed Personal Blocklist to fix the problem, but I'll switch to the first search engine that gets all three of these right.
Blocks domains/hosts from appearing in your Google search results.
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Learn five JavaScript and CSS APIs that connect the two technologies that you may not know about.
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  • whatznear
    Coder, 2013 - present
  • MobME
    Coder, 2011 - 2013
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    PHP programmer, 2010 - 2011
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    PHP programmer, 2009 - 2010
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    1999 - 2004
  • Govt. Model Higher Secondary School
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    Computer science, 2006 - 2009
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