Gmail uses mouse-down event instead of click (mouse-button-release) at many places (Compose Mail, Inbox, Chats etc) in it's frontend.
I face following problems because of their wrong choice of event (mouse-down instead of click):
I can't select text while in list view. For example, if I want to select the sender's name or subject, instead it opens the mail thread.
If mouse-button is pressed by mistake on any of links (Compose Mail, Inbox etc), associated action takes place and I am forced to click on browser's back button (or equivalent) to get back to previous state (screen/view). I don't get a chance to change my mind by releasing mouse-button outside of link area.
I watched the video-recording (101 MB .ogg file) of Kathy Sierra's talk from LCA '07. It's really good and I learnt many things, which would surely me in getting better at things (building software/products or communities).
Google maps has introduced a new feature called My Maps which allows users to customize/create maps by adding placemarks, lines and shape. It's a useful feature, however, I have some doubts.
I am just wondering, what is future of Wikimapia now? In Google My Map, I can see some problems which are redundancy and accuracy of data. Wikimapia was a collaborative environment which means it allowed others to rate/review any changes/addition in content (map).
Several times a day, I get irritated by following issues in Google Talk user-interface:-
Moving mouse over contact list brings up the contact-info popup. Which is quite irritating and leads to another annoyance mentioned in next point.
While accessing the scrollbar, very often, I have to go through contact-list area and that brings up the contact-info popup, which stops me accessing scrollbar. I have to click somewhere else or move mouse out to get rid of popup. I believe, there should be good amount of gap between contact list and scrollbar.
Yahoo! messenger doesn't have these issues. I get to see contact-info only when mouse is over buddy-icon, which is on left-side. One fix, it solved two issues.
Above URL is used in YouTube embed-code. It is basically a server-side redirection that points to YouTube Player (.swf). Above redirects (server-side) to following URL:- http://www.youtube.com/p.swf?video_id=V3BsjxDZJM0&eurl=&iurl=http%3A//sjc- static12.sjc.youtube.com/vi/V3BsjxDZJM0/2.jpg&t=OEgsToPDskKzlTMEFZ1jOh40Xc3qOxzQ
My blog was down for some hours because bandwidth limit (3 GB) exceeded. I need to spend sometime to figure out why 3-4 GB of bandwidth being consumed? I don't blog often, most of the posts are in text and only a few example files are there.
Is it spammers hitting or some kind of DDOS attack?
AWStats and Google Analytics didn't help me much. I generally look at raw-logs in using VIM or one of my local-flex-app. Idea: Wouldn't it be good idea to have an Apollo app that can show server logs in realtime?
I would appreciate if you have any suggestions on how to figure out the details?