Category Archives: Internet

Case against the filesystem

I think as we are seeing computing trends change with multi-devices, personal storage, backup and professional workflows, filesystems seem to be one odd technology. May be because of that, most tablets and smartphones do away with the filesystem idiom completely … Continue reading

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Internet Browsers and Privacy

I came across some articles around the web on the rise of user tracking on the Internet and how some web companies achieve that. While I could see a whole bunch of addons for firefox / chrome around privacy, the … Continue reading

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Cloud computing APIs and Timeouts

Cloud computing APIs like other system or application APIs have their success and failure modes. However, cloud computing APIs have another failure mode which most system or application APIs don’t have – timeouts. One problem with timeouts is that they … Continue reading

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Pushing the limits in Internet technology

I went through an interesting talk by Geoff Huston at the linux.conf.au conference (video link). The tone of the talk reminds of another paper I read some time back by Bob Briscoe “Flow Rate Fairness: Dismantling a Religion“. While Bob’s … Continue reading

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Peer-to-peer Google Wave – cloudless style

If you read my Google Wave review, you may also have noticed my comment about a non-cloud way of doing Google Wave. There are quite a number of people who are getting concerned about more and more personal information being … Continue reading

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Perspective on Google Chrome OS, iPhone / Palm Pre and Microsoft Windows

Microsoft being in the software business pretty much relies on the fact that they deliver compelling platform value to the hardware vendors to whom they sell their client OS. What strikes me most about the iPhone / Palm Pre development … Continue reading

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Google Wave is impressive

So, if you haven’t noticed yet, Google Wave happened recently. If you have like an hour to kill for some really impressive tech demo, you might want to take a look at the video on the link. Its a fairly … Continue reading

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