Speed up Google Chrome browser using Chrome’s Task Manager
If Google Chrome is working slowly, example opening of a new tab takes time, Google Chrome Task Manager can be used to see how much memory each tab of Google Chrome is using.
Accessing Chrome Task Manager
Google Chrome Task Manager can be accessed by right clicking on the empty space in the tabs bar. You can also use the keyboard short cut of Shift + Esc.
The Chrome Task Manager can be used to see how much memory is being used by each tab opened with details of memory being used by different caches on the page like image cache, script cache and CSS cache. You can also terminate any of the tabs.
How politics and politicians negate progress made by mankind
It is unfortunate that around the world politicians and politics do not let the human race enjoy the fruits of progress made by mankind. This thought came to me after reading two news items today.
The first related to Sh. Narinder Modi (newly elected Prime Minister of India). He has had a checkered past but like most Indians I believe he is good for India’s development given the fact that he has been able to turn around the fate of a state called Gujrat in India in 10 years during which the rest of India’s economy suffered after experience a spate of growth. Therefore there was a kindling of hope among Indians (with cautiousness) when he was appointed by his party as the Prime Minister in India.
In my opinion in the roughly two months he has been in power he has done well keeping in mind the daunting and time consuming task he has on hand of turning around the fate of a country which has nearly 1.5 billion citizens with majority of them living in poverty.
But one man cannot fix all the problems. He needs a team with is like minded, has same goals and practices what it preaches. This is where Narinder Modi is being let down. Sample some of the comments some of the ministers of the Indian cabinet and members of Narinder Modi’s party have made recently
A law and order problem, one small incident of rape in Delhi advertised world over is enough to cost us millions of dollars in terms of lower tourism
- Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, India
In that kitty of mine where people call me anpadh, I do have a degree from Yale University as well, which I can bring out and show how Yale celebrated my leadership capacities.
- Smriti Irani - Union Minister of Human Resource
(turns out all Smriti Irani had done was attend a a six-day leadership programme and she is the education minister of India!)
The thrust of the AIDS campaign should not only be on the use of condoms, more emphasis on promoting the integrity of the sexual relationship between husband and wife
- Harsh Vardhan, India’s Health Minister
in a telephonic interview with The New York Times
(India has the third largest population of people infected with AIDS)
If I rape, I face only one inspector, if I start small scale industry, there are 26 inspectors
- Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa State in India which is a major tourist destination.
I hope, for India’s and Narinder Modi’s sake that such public utterances and more importantly the mindset behind such thoughts can also be changed by Narinder Modi; though I would be the first one to say that it is tough task.
The second story relates to ISIS and Twitter. ISIS has been using Twitter to communicate and while doing so has posted graphic content often. One of the tweet was
Apart from such tweets ISIS also posted videos and photos of beheading on Twitter. Soon everyone was up in arms against twitter, as if Twitter had committed a crime by allowing freedom of speech.
According to me the ISIS, Syria and Iraq mess is nothing but something that has been created by the politicians and politics for personal gains which is now threatening to take away the freedom of speech from the common man.
I do not have a solution to the problem or any thoughts on what Twitter should do but it angers me that the politicians petty politics is causing havoc in the lives of common people and hindering human race’s development.
What are your thoughts? I would appreciate your comments and thoughts.
YouTube Music Key - Leaked Google Music service information
YouTube Music Key is a new music subscription which Google is set to launch soon. Some of the features are
- will replacement for Google Play Music
- will offer ad-free music, audio-only playback (for background or screen-off listening), and offline playback
- will offer a 30-day free trial to start, after which the service will run $9.99/month
- the price likely to include both YouTube Music Key and Google Play Music Key (not confirmed but likely)
- Google has added over 20 million high-quality tracks for the new service
- likely to be launched at YouTubeMusicKey.com
- will include concert footage, covers, and remixes
- will include a smarter discoverability service
- expected launch date not known
For a detailed report on the new Google Music Service click here.
Samsung buys SmartThings for $200 million
I was curious to know what SmartThings was since it would give insight into where the mobile industry is headed.
Turns out SmartThings is a successful kickstarter project. SmartThings is positioned as a home automation platform which allows you to control appliances through a mobile application.
As a proof of concept SmartThings manufactures kits, which sell for less than $200, which can be attached to different appliances which allow you to control the devices through the SmartThings mobile app. The mobile application supports IOS and Android.
Motorcyclist decides to switch vehicles
Even if this was staged it is worth a look!
Average web pages statistics
httparchive.org has a page that provides interesting look into the statistics of web pages on an average.
Some of the interesting metrics are
- Average Bytes per Page by Content Type
- Average Individual Response Time
- HTML Document Transfer size
- Number of DOM elements on a web page
- Pages using Google API’s
- Pages using Flash
- Pages using custom fonts
- Pages requests by image formats
- Cache lifetimes
- Redirects per page
- Connections per page
- Average DOM depth
- Average iFrames per page
- HTTPS requests vs HTTP requests (this is likely to change with the Google giving more weightage to HTTPS websites.
- Pages with errors (Shocking 30%)
- Average total transfer size in minutes
There are more metrics and charts available on the website which should be studied by anyone related to web development and online marketing professionals. What’s more you can query the information based on a chosen time frame like last month, last quarter and so on.