What Are the Secrets Behind Google’s Success Story?

Google has created an image that tells us its core values are centered around innovation. There are very few companies that can boast a similar level of influence as Google. Nevertheless, we should not only focus on Google’s achievements today but also learn from their journey to the top. We can break down Google’s core […]

How to set up Insync to synchronize Google Drive and Google Docs files in Ubuntu 18.04 Linux

Google Drive is a nice cloud storage service. It provides a suite of nice online document spreadsheet and slide editors Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides. The collaborative editing and full history tracking features of Google Docs are excellent. Google Drive gives 16GB free storage which is pretty much larger compared to other free […]

How to redirect WordPress search query to Google CSE?

How to redirect WordPress search query to Google CSE? You can configure Google CSE to read the query variable (by default, it is q). Then, in your WordPress’s .htaccess file, add these 2 lines RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^s=(.*)$ RewriteRule ^ https://www.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=xyz&q=%1 [R,L] Here, “https://www.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=xyz” is your CSE’s public URL or the webpage that contains the Google […]

How to Sync the Contacts in My iPhone with Google Gmail Account

How to Sync the Contacts in My iPhone with Google Gmail Account? To sync your Google contacts, one good method is using CardDAV. You’ll be able to edit, add, and remove contacts from your device and keep them in sync with your Google Gmail account. It is straightforward: Open the Settings application on your device. […]

How to Add Google to Firefox in Linux Mint as Default Search Engine

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 […]

How to Send Email from mailx Command in Linux Using Gmail’s SMTP

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. […]

Colossus: Successor to the Google File System (GFS)

Colossus is the successor to the Google File System (GFS) as mentioned in the paper on Spanner at 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 at SOSP 2003. There is still some information about Colossus […]