Some News You Can Use… Firefox 11, Google, awk

Hey folks, I’m just zipping by here today.

I just wanted to post some links to some interesting reading I ran across this morning. Here goes…

Firefox 11 Gets SPDY – Datamation | Sean Michael Kerner

Google’s speed-enhancing SPDY protocol lands in upcoming version of Mozilla’s open source browser.

Mozilla is taking a page from Google’s Chrome development and is gearing up to implement a new protocol to help accelerate the Firefox web browser. The open source Firefox 11 browser, which is now in beta, will include the SPDY protocol. The current stable release of Firefox is version 10, which was released last week.


Beware the power of Google? – ITWorld | Brian Proffitt

Chaotic good is still chaotic

Has Google taken over the Internet? No, I’m not wearing a tin-foil hat, and I’m not looking for a secret villain’s lair when I am in Silicon Valley at the end of the month (though wouldn’t the “Eye of Sauron” be synonymous with “Mountain View”? Hmmm…). But there have been some incidents over the years that have made me stop and ponder a bit about the huge amount of quiet influence Google seems to have on commercial activity on the Web.

How to get started using awk – SImple Help | Sukrit Dhandhania

awk, sed, and grep are three of my favorite tools in the Linux or UNIX command line. They are all pretty powerful. Today we’ll look at how to get cracking with awk to help you ease into using it. Then we’ll look at some useful awk one liners to make things a bit more fun for you.

Read, learn, have FUN! 🙂



2 Comments on “Some News You Can Use… Firefox 11, Google, awk”

  1. someslack says:

    I just love awk/sed/grep. I got a “used” copy of “The AWK Programming Language” by Aho, Weinberger and Kernighan for $15 from a US bookstore a couple of months ago. After 23-24 years, still in its tight nylon wrap, and two of those old 5 1/4″ floppies inside. You gotta love internet shoping 🙂

    • Indeed! I love Internet shopping, particularly for books. It’s a wonderful thing. If I could get my groceries via Internet shopping, I’d never leave the house. 😉

      At the beginning of last year, one of my resolutions was to learn more about awk, sed, and grep. I did delve into them for a short while, but other things pulled me away. I should renew that resolution for this year, huh? 🙂

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