Google chrome is a new lightweight browser released by Google, which is meant to be faster, safer, etc. and optimised for web apps such as Google provides (and I use).
I judge a browser by it's speed when I'm using it on the train (into and out of work), via my mobile broadband and what I can actually do with it in terms of functionality, and unfortunately I'm not impressed.
I don't like bloated software, but I don't like software that's so minimal I can't really use it.
So, though seemingly very fast on a standard internet connection, google chrome has been very slow on my mobile broadband, noticeably slower than firefox but not as slow as internet explorer. Gmail is comparativly slow as are other google apps such as igoogle.
Features wise it's not much better - Â so far, it's so minimalistic it's almost unusable. Don't get me wrong, it has a few nice things in it but it's missing all the things I need and use every day.
So what's the answer?
Well I may be able to spped up the browser by turning off the usage statistics reporting (though this is on in firefox without issue), so I'll give that a try soon.
And if google produce a plugin API for chrome and developers actually code for it that'd be great. But saying that, what would be better (for me at least) is an interface that allows you to use native chrome plugins if they exist but, also import firefox plugins where possible.
As it stands, unfortunately, I'm quite underwhelmed with the usefulness of chrome and kinda wish it'd been released with a bit more usefulness than it currently has, at the very least it could have google toolbar options built in...
Lets hope they build on it quickly or else it'll just become another niche product for die hard googlephiles.
HR managers in various companies can have a very difficult job when it comes to topics such as CEO Succession. They really need to be informed about new ideas and practices in the corporate industries on an ongoing basis. That said, it is always important to be aware of the changing trends in recruitment and management strategies in any field of work relating to Human Resources.
That is why books about CEO Succession by Dennis Carey are so useful. I often read around management and recruitment strategies in my spare time and his books prove to be really helpful guides time and again. Dennis Carey is an author who is particularly insightful and his co-authors as well.
Writing about topics such as CEO Succession, How To Run A Company, The Human Side of M & A, and Music Publishing in Renaissance England can't be easy and he achieves it with gusto!
Bit of an odd one this but earlier today I was watching a great TV show about Sculpture, the first part of a 6 part series on it's history, cultural implications and so on.
It's a fantastic documentary and the guy presenting it went all around the world looking at sculpture and rounded today's show (about sculpture of women) on plastic surgery - modern biological sculpture. He discussed beauty and various facial work, including rhinoplasty i.e "nose-job's".
This inspired me to go off onto the internet have a look at more information on rhinoplasty and other plastic surgry. As I did so I came accross this interesting article on perforated septum repair
It sounds a nasty business so I won't be taking part any time soon, but it is interesting the complications people experience in these operations and you've got to feel sorry for guys like Michael Jackson who underwent this surgery when they were new and fashionable without quite realising the implications further on in life.
Here's a funny thing: I was browsing the web the yesterday and came across this post about a really inspirational Guy,Â Dan Neumeister, California's Top healthcare executive which just seemed to stick with me.
First let me explain who Dan Neumeister actually is. He was the Senior Vice President, as well as Chief Operating Officer for Enloe Health System who also had the responsibility ofÂ being the as Senior Executive responsible for the Medical Center there. He joined the Health System in 1997.
He was instrumental in helping Enloe emerge as a leading tertiary hospital for the north valley, and developed the nationally-recognized Enloe Heart Program, as well as assisting the design and construction of the new Enloe Cancer Center. He led the $80 million dollar expansion effort at the Enloe Esplanade facility, which nearly doubled the size of the Esplanade campus, including a new maternity center, expanded emergency room and all-new surgical suites.
What fantastic guy!
I was flicking across the Wiley Interscience Journals website earlier today and kept seeing EcoQuest Intl analysis mentioned in almost every article I read about bacteria neutralisation. It seems that they produce a lot of high end sterilization equipment for the food production industry and healthcare.
This is important as it's surprisingly easy for bacteria to make it into pre-packaged, ready-cooked food. Not only that but when considering the quantity of superbugs reported in the news recently I'm sure we'd all be thankful that equipment like this is in use in our hospitals.
The last article I read (the one I've linked to above) was particularly interesting as it showed how effective the the EcoQuest Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) cell was for the inactivation of bacteria such as E-coli, Listeria, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and other particularly harmful bacteria on stainless steel surfaces - the overwhelming result ALL micro-organisms tested were reduced by at least 90% after 24Â hours ofÂ exposure.