TagPatience

Google’s HTML5 plans for Gmail include 1 second-to-Inbox startup

Gmail Soap

Gmail will be the most used website, or webapp  and we always wait patiently wait for it to load, we understand the pain it takes to load all our emails chats and attachments right ?

You said Yes ?

Really ?

I thought so, gmail is loading slower these days with all the new features and extensions added to it and if you have offline gmail enabled, it will take much longer for gmail to load. Well, Google also knows this patience test that we go through every time we open gmail and they are working on a 1 second to inbox startup solution.

Google is planning to do this with the latest HTML5 technology which is gaining popularity these days. ( Apple, iPhone, Flash is evil – got the puzzle ? )

Thanks to HTML5, we will soon have advanced features on more webapps, and gmail will be on of the best platforms for HTML5 to show its strength.

Good move, Google !

Book Review : ‘You are here’ by Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

You Are Here Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

You Are Here Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

Meenakshi’s blog was famous, so when she wrote a book, it became famous too. Are all famous books good ? This book is your answer, its a big huge NO.

There is nothing much to tell you about this book. Only good thing that I found is, that the language is really simple, and good. I tried really hard to find the idea or message or experience that the author is trying to convey, but it ended up in something really vague, like “confusions of a 20 something girl, when she realizes and refuses to accept  that she is no longer a teenager, but grown up.”

The whole book looks like a movie that was made with no script or whatever, – Director selected some actors, ( modern, pub going, smoking, drinking and dating heroine ? how about that ? ) and started shooting scenes.

As I told you, language is simple, and it sounds fresh. But if you are expecting something with so called “literary  value”, you will be disappointed.  Sometimes the language becomes so simple that you feel lke you are in store listening to the sales girl explaining the product, and that’s too boring.

This book will test your patience. I am really really disappointed. I have read her father’s Malayalam novel ( which was brilliantly awesome )  4 or 5 times, does that count ?

Tips : Read only the text on front cover, you are almost done with this novel. There is nothing much to expect from reading the entire thing.