Chrome extension helps you debug Goggle Analytics configuration

If you use Google Analytics to measure traffic and activity on your website, once you start customizing the tracker code, use the asynchronous tracker, or do more complicated tracking it can be hard to verify that your changes have worked.  The asynchronous tracker won’t necessarily emit any js errors and you can’t always waitio see …

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Google using SPDY protocol

 Google’s approach to speeding up the web, explained by Kimsall below, is in stark contrast to Microsoft’s approach to trying to dominate the web 12 years ago. Google’s approach can cut  pageload times about in half, and can really help large and complicated sites that make a lot of requests.  There’s already a proof-of-concept SPDY …

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Cuil – is it any good?

Cuil is a new search engine on the block, trying to displace Google from the top of the search heap.  They  say their index is larger than Google’s, as if size is THAT important, and was launched by former Google employees. Rather than trying to mimic Google’s method of ranking the quantity and quality of …

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Google Maps makes commuting easier

Saw today that Google Maps now has a Traffic layer, which color codes congestion around 30 major cities, Washington DC included.  If you zoom in close enough, you’ll also now see markers for Metro stations.  HT: Gizmondo and Google Blog.

Server Upgrade: OS basics

Debian AMD64 Setup My Linux distribution of choice is Debian, although for the desktop I’d recommend Ubuntu. The server was first setup using the unofficial debian64 repositories. Since the amd64 architecture is now officially part of Debian, we moved to using an official repository. see Google groups. An unofficial repository contains /debian-amd64/ like so: #deb …

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