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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2011, 05:56:16 PM »
Tuxman, check out the link I posted for Micah's stuff. He has userscript versions, too.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2011, 06:00:06 PM »
Chrome extensions are seldomly more than compiled user scripts because Chrome is not capable of doing really serious things ...  :P

I am not sure if it is a good idea to add a bunch of user scripts for Google+ while its interface is constantly changing.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2011, 06:03:50 PM »
Micah has been down this road before with Friendfeed, Twitter, and Facebook. He stays on top of his stuff and updates when necessary. He is very good about maintaining his scripts.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2011, 06:05:43 PM »
Hmm, good to know. Never worked with them.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2011, 05:15:06 AM »
streamfilter-gplus.png
Stream Filter BETA for Google Plus
https://chrome.googl...fgmhdliiamgmaameooog

A plugin that filters in and out specific keywords that you can customize in the options screen -- nice for the kids or for checking in at work. It also remembers the filtered posts that are accessible in the popup from the icon appearing next to the wrench button. (Make sure to select auto-refresh.)

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2011, 06:51:32 AM »
Stream+ for Google+
http://stream-plus.appspot.com/

The following experiment is just a proof of concept of how to use the Google+ API. Built over the hangout, developed by +Mohamed Mansour.
Once you log in, it will fetch all your public posts on your stream and classifies each item in a topic. Later on you can view all your topics on the left and all the documents that are similar to that topic on the right. So far, the API looks solid, this was built without knowing AppEngine or OAuth. Props to the AppEngine team, you guys really did something so easy. I am in love with the Eclipse IDE integration. Very easy, took me minutes to learn it. I just used the examples online given by the Google+ team and hacked away with the API. I am really impressed regarding the simplicity of the API. The core logic and algorithms were completed in around 3 hours while the remaining of the time was tweaking the UI to make the experience better.

stream-plus.png

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2011, 03:36:50 PM »
Could be because of its beta-ish state, but here Google+ is  s - l - o - w.
It's been like that, well... at least since I've started using it.  :)

I like the way it works etc., but I have to have to wait for ever for pages to finally load. Compared to it, Facebook is a racing car. And that's not a good thing. :-[



Am I the only one experiencing that slowness ?

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2011, 03:42:28 PM »
I wonder which multi-network client will implement the API first: Yoono or Tweetdeck?

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2011, 05:12:50 AM »
Could be because of its beta-ish state, but here Google+ is  s - l - o - w.
Am I the only one experiencing that slowness ?

Not sure, but there's no good reason it should be slow in your part of Canada. Are you using Chrome browser or another browser?

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2011, 07:16:22 AM »
I checked the elements that loads with G+, i guess they're running flash+ajax on the page, that could be the reason they're slow.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2011, 10:55:19 AM »
@zridling, @mahesh2k

Chrome is faster than firefox for sure (although chrome once choked on a Google+ page -- this is anecdotal though and probably doesn't tell anything).

In any case Google+ doesn't seem light at all... don't know if Flash and Ajax are the "cause" or if Firefox is. Will do some more testing this week if I have the time. Thanks.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2011, 11:08:38 AM »
Chrome is not faster than Firefox. It was, years ago...

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2011, 12:33:54 PM »
You might be right. But that's not the point. Errr...  I should've put my comment in context : in the context of Google+ and my home, Chrome is faster than Firefox for sure.  :) (I've usually got no interest in benchmarks of any sort for browsers as it seems like an endless debate with too many parameters involved -- Unless the difference is so blunt that there's no possible ambiguity.)

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2011, 12:36:21 PM »
It is entirely independent of the website that Firefox is faster, unless Google introduced some "let's slow down foreign browsers" technology.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2011, 01:48:38 PM »
Ok, firefox is faster... That said, Google+ is still slower here on firefox and I'm wondering why. But no big deal... I was asking if other people had the same experience as this is a Google+ related thread.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2011, 09:11:45 PM »
G+ is not *usually* slow for me, though certainly it is sometimes. Does it seem slow as in "taking a while to fetch the data from the server" or slow as in "running too much Javascript and slowing down my browser/computer"?

FF may benchmark faster (depends on version and test), but in repeated anecdotal "tests" Chrome "feels" faster (this is a sentiment echoed by almost anyone I know who has tried Chrome recently vs. FF). :D

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2011, 09:39:53 PM »
It "feels" faster because everyone implies that.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #42 on: September 17, 2011, 09:55:40 PM »
You might be right. I don't have Flash installed on my Linux system for that very reason -- idiots were building entire websites of Flash and it will bring the entire browser to a halt. Wasn't worth the few videos I miss here and there. Convert them to HTML5 or not, I won't go back to Flash.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2011, 03:33:46 PM »
Thanks for everybody's input on my tangential preoccupations. The general consensus is that firefox should be fast, and it seems reasonable enough (even if Chrome does "feel" faster, for both subjective and objective reasons...  ;)). I'm absolutely not ready to abandon firefox for chrome, so I will later disable some (or all) firefox plugins and re-enable them in little groups and... report back.

I wouldn't be surprised if somewhere in these add-ons lies the source of problem.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2011, 04:10:51 PM »
Ok, the problem is the NoScript add-on. It's the first one I disabled, so it was easy (the usual suspect).

Whitelisting the https://plus.google.com/ address or even enabling all scripts didn't seem to make a difference. Later, I might try to tinker a bit more with it, but for now, with NoScript disabled... Firefox is almost as fast as chrome...  ;)

Now let's see if Google Plus remains fast throughout the week.

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2011, 10:52:05 PM »
Tuxman, I'm not sure your assertions match tested reality:
http://www.tomshardw...d-html5,3013-16.html

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2011, 11:20:23 PM »
Thanks for the link. So at least I wasn't dreaming.

Individual configurations can really mess with performance though. And here Firefox is now okay with Google +... Still, Chrome is a tad faster. :D

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #47 on: September 20, 2011, 09:32:33 AM »
Tuxman, I'm not sure your assertions match tested reality:
http://www.tomshardw...d-html5,3013-16.html
Worthless without version numbers. Firefox 3 was slow as hell, Firefox 6 is blazing fast. You see?

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #48 on: September 20, 2011, 11:56:09 AM »

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Re: Google+ Extensions thread
« Reply #49 on: September 20, 2011, 12:51:11 PM »
I see. Weird results.