Tuesday, July 28, 2009

On Google Chrome OS

So, I've decided to talk about it after all, being that the web hype has died down and that every site I seem to look at seems to blow what this is completely out of proportions and glorify it as the next best "Windows killer".

Chrome OS is nothing but Google Chrome atop of a Linux kernel, it'll do nothing that you couldn't do with Google Chrome on Windows, Linux or Mac. The applications that Chrome OS supports are the same one's Google Chrome supports, end of story.

Googles only goal in creating Chrome OS is to gain market share for Google Chrome, lower the market share for IE6, get people to use the web and web apps more (this doesn't necessarily mean the cloud though, I'll explain later) and get a larger userbase for web developers to be able to use HTML5 and standards compliant code in their sites.

Now the other thing about Chrome OS that alot of sites have seemed to skip is [again] the fact that all apps that run in Chrome will run on Chrome OS. So every time I saw a blog or a comment that said Chrome OS will fail since it can't run native code, I'd always point them to Native Client and the fact that Google plans to integrate Native Client into Google Chrome (thus meaning that Native Client will also come to Chrome OS).

And as for those who say Chrome OS will fail because it requires the internet, I point them to Google Gears(which it already built into Chrome so that's self explanitory).

And then the biggest assumption I keep hearing is that Google plans to use Chrome OS to push the cloud computing industry, now that's a large possibility but I don't think that means that they plan to abandon offline computing. I think one of the longterm goals here is to standardize the desktop the same way the web has been standardized whilst using that to push use of the web further, think of it as Adobe Air on every PC with a few much needed additions like Native Code support.

All in all, I'm waiting to see what this means and if my predictions are right. Plus I'm waiting for Mozilla, the company that never sleeps, to start on their own Firefox OS or something along that line.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Ok, so when I had first switched comments to JS-Kit, I felt the interface was ugly and that I couldn't wait for Disqus to add Blogger syncing and Friend Connect support to bring it back to this blog.

Now I find it bearable and I like the fact that the JS-Kit team was ahead of me and added the ability to change the theme of the comment box with CSS, plus over time they started to add features that other services don't have like Google Friend Connect support and so on, so I stuck with them.

Now my reason for sticking to JS-Kit is even larger as they've displayed a large upgrade to their existing commenting system called Echo.

Now I don't mean to advertise for them but Echo is this great expansion to commenting that in real-time draws comments from sites all over the web about your post to your blog, allowing you to increase engagement ten fold via sites like FriendFeed, Twitter, Facebook, even Delicious.

I think just for posting a blog post about Echo I've also posted on their example pages comment box.

All in all to end this post quick so that I don't go off on a rant, I plan to increase engagement on this blog through FriendFeed, I was originally going to code this crafty comment box that'd take comments from FriendFeed and Google Friend Connect but instead I'll just go with JS-Kits Echo.

EDIT: We just got the ECHO comment box on our site, still don't have the cool social gestures feature yet though (I plan to pay for it in the future).

Thursday, July 23, 2009

No IE6

We don't support IE6 on this blog (because it's too much of a hassle to design for) and I hate it alot so to help the hundreds of anti-IE6 sites out there, I'll make a list of stop IE6 campaigns that I know of on the web.

Bring Down IE6
Hey IT
Stop Using Internet Explorer

I'll update this as I go...

Monday, July 20, 2009

XBox 360 Ads

I find this to be pretty cool, I know most gamers will find some sort of problem with it but I honestly feel that it makes the 360 feel a bit more lively. I feel that sometimes we need ads, a nice short break to take your attention off of your repetitive gaming habits every once in a while couldn't hurt.

I'm wondering what happens when you click on the ads though.

(Source: Kotaku)

Become a fan of Acrylic Style on Facebook

Not much else to say but that.
(Source: Acrylic Style Blog)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


(In this case, treat the title as an acronym)

I'm not sure what category this goes in, whether it be a documentary or a comedy but I'll leave that decision up to you.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Coca-cola cans

Coca-cola has released 5 new can designs for the 2009 summer. I don't really have to much to say about them (I prefer Pepsi).