Google Chrome

Wow I don’t even remember this, imagine how old this possibly is (it’s more retro-looking than it actually is. But remember when Google Chrome came out to knock IE and Firefox on their heads and say move faster!

https://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/small_00.html

The new/current Google Chrome has evolved so much, became mainstream, defaults on many Androids etc.

Although it has it’s share of detractors and complaints with all the Google integration and ad-related issues.

Now even new Edge is using the Chromium engine, Firefox has evolved alot too. It’s good that there are still options etc. Keep the web open, have competition etc.

Google Chrome

Seletar

The evening golden hour is always beautiful. A pleasant relaxed stroll in one of my favorite spots in Singapore. There is a sort of beauty in this that is so much harder to capture in video, and doesn’t really need many words.

Us.
Seletar

Updates

Another round of Unifi updates, Windows updates, and many more.

How often does your phone and devices update? goodness I really wish I didn’t have to bother with maintaining laptop and server versions sometimes.

Updates

Google #io19

Not as groundbreak as io18, but there were still some pleasant announcements in the main keynote. Here are some of my favorites:

Next-Gen Google Assistant

Obv Google Assistant (GA) is already pretty good. But there are an insane amount of deficiencies, limitations, and imperfections. What’s new is that GA can run on-device, locally, without needing to communicate back to online services and all that round-trip audio upload, download latency etc. Super great for most mobile situations in low connection areas, spotty connections, no connection. I’m big on reducing latency. Lots of speed-issues and user impressions is about latency, in everything. And bandwidth in most places are more than sufficient, it’s the latency that’s lacking. Even more so for mobile.

By seriously reducing lag time, running on-device, GA will be increasingly more responsive, fun to use, and actually useful instead of getting in the way.

Next-gen Google Assistant on-device
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Google #io19

LA

Los Angeles, was, unexpected. It was a hard decision thinking/choosing between going to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, or some other small random location in California. Ultimately, the path from LA -> SF seemed more optimal, and Vegas seemed really clishchy (what’s that word).

So, LA. Not really the type of town/city of my style either. LA is characterized by beach, hollywood (film industry), sprawl, cars, hollywood boulevard, entertainment industry, none of which were my thing frankly. So half reluctantly we went to LA – after all, we couldn’t be going to NYC two years in a row (or could we).

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LA