How Gmail Does Threading
April 29, 2005
A lot of folks have focused on the storage capacity when talking about one of Google's recent initiatives, . However, apart from the initial shock factor, the size offering is really not what Gmail is all about. What I find the most interesting is the way that Gmail handles threading with its conversation view.
A Better Network File System
April 19, 2005
After many years of using Linux, there is still remains one problem that I seem to run into at every turn. Remote file systems. In short, they suck. Recently, I asked around about this topic because I felt like I was missing something. I was thinking that perhaps there is some perfectly elegant file sharing protocol that has somehow escaped my radar all these years. Alas, the responses I got were the expected ones. "Use samba." "You can configure NFS." Forget Samba, forget NFS. Why? Because we already have a better way.