Amazon's Outage, Snap as a Camera Co and More
by Om Malik, The New Yorker
"Earlier this week, much of the internet ground to a halt when the servers that power them suddenly vanished. The servers were part of S3, Amazon’s popular web hosting service, and when they went down they took several big services with them. Quora, Trello, and IFTTT were among the sites affected by the disruption. The servers came back online more than four hours later, but not before totally ruining the UK celebration of AWSome Day. Now we know how it happened..."
by Casey Newton, The Verge
by Walt Mossberg, The Verge
"I use Safari as my main web browser on my Mac. I know, that makes me an outlier. Why would I use such an “objectively worse” browser when Chrome is sitting right there in my Applications folder, just asking me, begging me to use it?
"Well, I like Chrome for a lot of things, it really is emblematic for everything you would want in a web browser, both as a user and as a developer. But here’s the thing, Chrome has a fatal flaw that I just can’t get over. Chrome uses a hell of a lot of CPU!"
by Matt Birchler, Birtchtree
by Ben Bajarin, Tech.pinions