Aleksandar • Vacić

iOS bits and pieces

Awesome Gorillaz

Watching MTVEMA show tonight, I was awestruck with Gorillaz performance. How in the hell they managed to relive the characters on the scene is beyond me. Really stunning work.

Green Day ruled this as well as the Grammy’s. Robbie W is the most annoying person that I adore to see over and over. Lead singer of Pussycat Dolls has a great voice. Shakira is an amazing gift of nature for all the women - this is what men think about when they say “great moves”.

And yes - I think that AliG was out of place. One or two of the jokes were interesting, the rest was really thin. Or maybe I don’t get this kind of humour.

No, you know I can't do that

She smiles. The loveliest view for tired mind, the promise of joys to come. It’s so easy to immerse in it..

Yet, in the back of my mind, an uncertainty is getting its due attention. The invisible wall is erected ever so swiftly after being totally shattered hours ago.

You should just let it go…

… Sorry, it’s one thread I can’t willingly snap.

Flickr, please optimize your pages

I’ve been using Flickr for months now. I had no time to create my own photo pages, Flickr was good enough so I went there.

There is one thing that really annoys me with them. They have 16 (sixteen) Javascript files (look the source on this page for example), all loaded inside of HEAD part of the document. If you haven’t read Andy King’s Speed up your site: this means that even with all those files cached in my browser, I need to wait for 16 HTTP requests to complete before I get any content on the page. Andy King has excellent Web Page Analyzer where you can see what is loaded but the real problem here is that all of this is in document’s HEAD.

Flickr, for modem-users sake (like me) please combine those 16 files into one. You can do that. There is no in-page scripts between them, so they don’t need to be separated.

And while you’re at it - please employ HTTP compression as well. Thanks in advance.