Isn't this their april fools? (#3122)


Google ups the stakes again

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I've only just got into using javascript's XMLHttpRequest to do proper dynamic pageness, and I'm going to expand on that as it's worked pretty well in popex. If you want to see it working, go there, log in and type a band name or part of a name into the box. This sends off a request to "validate" that name, making sure it's something that is actually in popex. Well, I'm quite pleased with the work so far.

Anyway, not only have Gmail just introduced really snazzy "rich formatting" for emails, far more extensively than any forum has been able to do, they've just increased their storage limit. To infinity and beyond! Wow. Kind of wees all over Yahoo's attempts to keep up. Though The Guardian disagrees...

Woo, spent my last night in our Stokey flat, is it time to maybe change the URL of this blog? We're just about packed up, got a bag of random stuff with me at work today, and heading to Folkestone after work. Then tomorrow we pick up a van, and come back to Stoke Newington for the rest of our stuff. Then Monday morning I start commuting in properly, erk... Not really going to miss our Stokey flat, good luck renting it Brooks, can you guess which one it is?


javascript: a major programming language of the internets, mostly how I make my living
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Gmail Storage

Um, isn't that just their April Fool joke....
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Isn't this their april fools?

They're branching out into soft drinks... everyone thought gmail was an april fool last year.
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Yes but no but yes... they've removed the ad today. I know they're thinking of increasing the storage space (so the American government can track you even more intensely based on all the information you leave there) but I still think their "infinity + 1" front page was an April Fool?
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Check out the gmail homepage now

The storage space number is rising as you look at it.
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