Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Does Youtube throttle Facebook?
- Does Youtube throttle Facebook servers? They could well do it owing to a high traffic rate from Facebook servers.
- Is Facebook - Youtube network a bottleneck? This could be owing to the traffic that flows between the two websites. Facebooks hosted videos work fine, so facebooks servers are certainly not overloaded.
- What format is Facebook trying to fetch the video from Youtube in? Well, Youtube does content adaptation to match the rate of incoming connection. So if I view a video on a extremely high speed network, Youtube would show me HD. On my home network I get 360 by default and that streams slowly too. So I manually switch to 240. If Facebook tries to fetch video in a particular format from Youtube and tries to send that over on my slow connection at home, that explains where the problem is.
- Finally, is Facebook trying to throttle Youtube fetch from its own side? No idea.
I finished writing this post and Facebook is still fetching the Youtube hosted video as I write.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
A count of Installing Ubuntu 10.04
- Create the partitions on Hard Drive to accommodate both Linux and Windows.
- Get a bootable CD ROM. I had RedHat from my friend.
- Boot from CD.
- Try to locate missing drivers if some components don't work. After step 4, just pray that things would work else this step was more tedious.
- Downloaded Ubuntu Installer for Windows from here. No HDD partitioning required. I already had Windows running. It is still just plain simple
- Install like any other Windows program
- Boot and you see Ubuntu alongside Windows. Done!
Just 3 commands fixed my wireless card issue with Ubuntu -
%sudo mkdir -p /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/
%sudo touch /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/RT2860STA.dat
%sudo service network-manager restart
The steps worked fine because my wireless card provider was RaLink and this was a Ubuntu workaround for that.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Missing the fun of Persistent System's IPO
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Google playing with TV, for Real!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Google on TV?
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Maxthon is based on IE engine. So whatever opens in IE, has to open in Maxthon. Well, that's what the site claims and is their USP. And the very same was Opera's biggest drawback. Some sites just did not render correctly. Nothing to blame to Opera since Opera browsers are web compliant. However, site designers tweak sites to render them perfect in IE.
So why did I switch from Opera -
- Issues with rendering few sites may be because of no fault of Opera at all.
- Memory leak in Opera. Opera keeps growing in memory and I had to restart it once after 3 days since it became unresponsive thereafter.
- Hogged a lot of CPU during data fetch.
Maxthon gives me Opera's features with IE's rendering capability. It runs smooth and takes much less memory for its operations. It has everything from Tabbed Browsing, Mouse gestures and so on.
One feature that lacks in Maxthon though and I dearly miss is the vim type search from Opera. In Opera, if I type slash (/) and search keyword, it would start looking it up in the current page. I simply loved that feature over to doing a Ctrl-F and then entering a search string. It would be great if Maxthon folks add it. Another one is partial rendering that Opera does. Opera goes on rendering the webpage as it fetches it. So you don't have to wait to view the parts of page until entire is fetched.
All in all, the memory leak issue that causes Opera becoming unresponsive was the main reason I considered to switch. I would certainly not have switched otherwise.
Girl in the train...
I see her travelling through the train,
And feel that this girl is very sane.
See her daily in the train lobby,
But I still don't know what's her hobby.
Dusky female with an angelic face,
Haven't talked with her, such a big disgrace.
This thing can't happen I new from the start,
Some people are destined to be very apart.
Pray that she finds her Perfect soon,
The guy will be born with a silver spoon!
Friday, January 12, 2007
Train travel in India...
Wanted to know about the different classes (First Class, Sleeper class) provided in trains of India. This site had covered them all with pictures of each.
The site also gives you details about ship and train travel across many countries - http://www.seat61.com
A wonderful source of information indeed!