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Saturday June 23, 2012

Chrome Canary

Filed under: Geek,Internet — don @ 9:51 pm

I’ve been touting Google Chrome for a while now and I still really like it but… Today I was developing a website for work and wanted to be able to use JavaScript (actually jQuery) to grab an HTML table and have the user download it as a CSV file.

I found a script to do it but it wouldn’t work no matter what I tried (on Chrome). I finally tried it on FireFox and it worked fine.

I started investigating and I found that Google broke that feature in Chrome 19. There are a few workarounds but the one I chose seems best.

I found out they offer a browser called Chrome Canary which they call the “bleeding edge” but it’s really just a beta of the regular Chrome.

I installed it and it solves the download problem plus it’s even faster than Chrome 19.

If you’re interested you can grab it here.

Saturday October 30, 2010

Speedtest Part 1 & 2

Filed under: Geek,Internet — don @ 10:43 am

Here’s the speed test with DSL before the cable was in.

And here it is with cable.

Here’s one from Speakeasy

At 6am on Sunday

Monday October 25, 2010


Filed under: Cool Stuff,Geek,Internet — don @ 12:39 pm

I’ve had DSL since about the time DSL was available.  I think I first got it from Pacific Bell back in 1994 or 95.  At that time everyone else was using dial up and my DSL was 1.5 MB/S which was screaming.  I’ve kept DSL since then and have upgraded the speed twice to where I’m now at 6 MB/S.

I don’t have anything against the DSL but I decided it’s time to get rid of the land line and since that’s how DSL comes into the house I am going to get rid of it too.  I don’t see any need to continue paying for a home phone when everyone has a cell with unlimited calls between each other and free long distance.

What I’ll replace it with is Time Warner RoadRunner Cable Internet service.  They have a 10 MB/S and a 15 MB/S and since the company pays for it I’m getting the 15.

The installer will be out on Saturday so I’ll let you know how it goes.

This should help the Netflix streaming a little but the VUDU will be the most helped.  If you haven’t heard of VUDU it’s similar to Netflix in the home streaming but it’s pay per view and it’s also high def.  I doubt we’ll use it much but with the price of movies these days it’s a lot cheaper to just wait and stream the high def to the LCD TV.

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