10% raise for all Google employees

Apparently, the bosses over at Google is very, very happy with their employee`s. Their CEO has just announced that all employees will get at 10% raise minimum from january 1st. And just to make it even better, all employees receive a $1000 cash bonus for the holidays.

The source of this is a internal memo stating:

…We believe we have the best employees in the world. Period. The brightest, most capable group of this size ever assembled. It’s why I’m excited to come to work every day–and I’m sure you feel the same way. We want to make sure that you feel rewarded for your hard work, and we want to continue to attract the best people to Google.

Not bad! 🙂

Mobile & Gadgets

Google to launch a Android based tablet

Rumors have started circulating now that Google are going to launch a tablet running Android just in time for the christmas shopping. This will (if it is true), without a doubt be a serious competitor to Apple`s iPad. The rumors also has it that Verizon will join Google`s fight against Apple.

Specs that has been mentioned:

– 1280 x 720px  multi-touch display
– 2GB of RAM,
-32GB of storage
(So in many ways a over-sized phone)

The price is estimated to be slightly lower than the iPad.

This is still rumors, but i do hope that the rumors are true! 🙂

Web development

Simple Apache trick to increase Google Speed Test score

Google Speed Test will (unless set up) complain if you have not set up images to take use of browser caching. To get the browser to start caching static content you can add the following to your Apache vhost file:

ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 365 days"
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 365 days"
ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 365 days"
ExpiresByType image/bmp "access plus 365 days"
ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 365 days"
ExpiresByType text/css "access plus 365 days"
ExpiresByType text/x-js "access plus 365 days"
ExpiresByType application/x-javascript "access plus 365 days"


Facepalm @ Google

Finally a good use for the color picker in Google images 🙂