Gongol.com Archives: April 2010
Brian Gongol

April 9, 2010

Computers and the Internet Google starts factoring page-loading speeds into "PageRank"
PageRank is their complex algorithm for determining which sites rate highest in returns for search strings

News Taking a closer look at the "Collateral Murder" video
A video has been released on the Internet purporting to show the deliberate murder of neutral journalists by American forces in Iraq. A closer analysis of the situation seems to suggest the conditions in place at the time don't stand up to the charge of "murder."

Computers and the Internet When the pixels get loose
(Video) A very clever hybrid of live-action video and computer animation, turning the entire planet into a pixel. The nods to classic video games like "Rampage" are really entertaining -- though it's still a bit disturbing to see New York City buildings falling down, even if it's in a mock Tetris moment.

Iowa Ryne Sandberg arrives to manage the Iowa Cubs
Just be sure to spell the name on his jersey correctly

Water News The point of installing a lagoon cover