Angry Birds are flying on Chrome

Angry Birds, the #1 paid app in most of the countries in the world have moved to google chrome also. This is available at the Google Chrome Web Store or you can directly visit the app using your chrome browser.

All you need to have is the capability to move the mouse and Google chrome browser.

Use the mouse to drag the birdie back aim and fire…

For the moment the app is free, enjoy while its free.
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Top External Widgets that kill your website

Venura9’s blog which is runing on wordpress started getting slow all of a sudden and I was digging all over the internet to find solutions. Most of the time the contents do appear reasonalbaly quickly  yet the page is not loaded completely.

If you are not aware, Google actually considers the loading time of a website as a page rank parameter. The accepted value is only known by the Google Crawler only. So lower the loading time the higher chance of getting a better page rank.

So the first thing I did was blaming the webhost as any of us would do because they do have the effect most of the time when you are using shared hosting. But thinking rationally there are many things you can do to improve. So the first step was to do a all-round WordPress optimization which gave me about 1 to 2 second improvement yet I had about 10 more seconds to reduce unfortunately. Google Digging strted and actually I found-out that google who ranks website on speed actually is one of the number one speed killers and the social widgets and commenting platforms not far behind.

So I decided to do my own analysis. For this analysis I used the Inspect Element (Inspect Element -> Network)feature which is available with Google Chrome, which lists down the loaded elements with the time taken.

Here goes the top list and the remedies I have taken to resolve that. Of course you can’t take off everything but you need to strike a balance. Continue reading “Top External Widgets that kill your website”

Bing Copying Google

Bing the search engine of Microsoft is Copying Google Search”, the latest few words that everyone is buzzing. Latest post on the Google Blog “Microsoft’s Bing uses Google search results—and denies it” sums up the statement Google is trying to make.

Basically what Google is trying to prove is when a user makes a search for a keyword which is an unlikely keyword, Google will show the most relevant keyword and show the results for that keyword. But in Bing when you are searching the same unlikely keyword you get the result for the closest match  for the unlikely keyword search straightaway which is a sign of copying.

The “torsoraphy” is the keyword which stared the whole buzz, Where google was showing the results for “tarsorrhaphy” which is the closest match where as Bing was showing the same result when you are searching for “torsoraphy” which sounds quite fishy. Then there are various other combinations mentioned in the Google Blog such as “hiybbprqag“, “delhipublicschool40 chdjob” and “juegosdeben1ogrande” where Google has created artificially to point to unrelated search results which were also appearing in Bing Searches for the same keywords.

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Google Transliterate සිංහලෙන්

මෙතෙක් කල් ඉංග්‍රීසි භාෂාවෙන් බ්ලොග් ලියූ මට සිංහලෙනුත් එකක් ලියල බලන්න ආසාවක් අවා. මන්ද කියතොත් මගී බ්ලොග් කියවන්නන් සේරම වගේ සිංහල කියවන්න හොඳට දන්නා අය වීමය 🙂

Google transliterate සිංහලෙන් තිබෙන බව දැනගෙන සිටියත් එය භාවිත කර නොතිබූ නිසා උත්සහ කරලා බලන්න හිතුනා. වැඩේ නරකමත් නැහැ. තවමත් Beta තත්වයේ තියන නිසා තව පොඩි පොඩි දේවල් හදාගන්න තියනවා. තවම මෙය භාවිත කරන්න පුළුවන් එකම විධිය වෙබ් ලිපිනයට ගොස් පමණි. නමුත් කාලයත් සමග Gmail සහ අනෙකුත් Google සේවා වලට මෙය එකතු වේවි. සිංහලෙන් බ්ලොග් ලියන අය  සිංහලෙන් වැඩ කරන්න කැමති අයට නම් මේක ගොඩක්ම උදව් වේවි. මම කලින් දැකල තිබුන සිංහල ලිවීමේ උපකාරක වලට වඩා මේක සාර්ථක වෙයි කියල හිතනවා. උත්සහ කරලා නැත්නම් ඔබත් අදම මෙම ලිපිනයට ගොස් බලන්න. කරන්න තියන එකම දේ නම් තමන්ට නිවැරදි යයි හිතෙන විදියට ඉංග්‍රීසි අකුරු type කරගෙන යාමයි, වචනයක් type කර අවසානයේදී space bar එක press කරන්න. ඔබ ලියු දේවල් සිංහලට හැරිලාතිබේවි.