In Firefox on Linux Mint, Google is not in the default list of search engines. Linux Mint has its criteria for adding search engines while Google seems not in those suggested by Linux Mint because “Amongst commercial search engines, only the ones which share with Linux Mint the revenue Linux Mint users generate for them […]
Update 3: Fclose.com sees minor PageRank updates on November 8, 2011. For example, some tooles and some posts get PageRank of 3 from 0. Update: Confirmed that Google updates the PageRank in toolbar on November 8 2011. Update 2: Google updates the PageRank in toolbar on August 05 2011. Update 1: Google updates the PageRank […]
Google Webmasters gives two methods for verification: Meta tag and HTML file. The meta tag method can not be used for ones that do not have the permission to upload plugins. And usually theses users such as me on ericzqma.blogs.mu do not have the permission to upload files to the root directory either. But we […]
I believe many users are using pidgin and google apps. Google apps support Google Talk. Can we use it in Pidgin? The answer is yes. How to use Google apps account for Google Talk in Pidgin will be introduced in this post. Let’s use my email address as the exapmle: eric[at]zhiqiangma.info First add a new […]
The heirloom mailx command in Linux is still providing service for guys like me, especially when we need to send email automatically by script. gmail is great. Now, how to use gmail’s smtp in mailx/mail? gmail is a little special since gmail’s smtp server requires tls authorization. The good news is that mailx supports it. […]
Storage Architecture and Challenges in Faculty Summit, July 29, 2010, by Andrew Fikes, Principal Engineer. Download PDF. This slides introduces some of Google’s storage systems with insights and discussion of problems.
Colossus is the successor to the Google File System (GFS) as mentioned in the recent paper on Spanner on OSDI 2012. Colossus is also used by spanner to store its tablets. The information about Colossus is slim compared with GFS which is published in the paper on SOSP 2003. There is still some information about […]