На Google Street View уже давно можно просмотреть не только улицы городов, архитектурные достопримечательности различных регионов, но и некоторые, очень удаленные, уголки мира. При этом для получения снимков в таких местах инженеры корпорации используют не только автомобили, но и велосипеды, лодки, и себя самих, неся панорамные камеры на себе.
Но для прокладки нового маршрута, в пустыне Лива, было выбрано самое необычные транспортное средство и его, средства, ?водитель?. В пустыне использовали верблюдицу, а также бедуина, ее владельца, для путешествий по барханам.
2 years, 11 months ago
Не так давно мы в компании Acronis перешли на провиженинг части наших виртуальных машин на Chef. Ничего особенно нового: все виртуальные машины создаются посредством ESXI, а центральный chef-server раздает им свои рецепты, тем самым автоматически поднимая на них окружение, исходя из их ролей. Такая система работала без проблем и сбоев довольно долго. Она освободила нас от большого количества ручной работы, постоянного контроля за окружением машин и необходимостью помнить какое ПО и настройки на них стоят, ведь достаточно открыть веб-консоль chef-server-а, выбрать нужную нам ноду и увидеть все ее роли и настройки.
Все было отлично до тех пор, пока нам не поставили задачу перенести один сайт с внешнего хостинга к нам на сервера, что в итоге привело к охоте на баги и расследованиям в стиле Скуби Ду.
2 years, 11 months ago
На Хабре уже были статьи посвященные всевозможным репрессиям со стороны Google по отношению к разработчикам. Однако, кажется, корпорация добра обзавелась новыми методами борьбы с неугодными ей разработчиками.
On September 25 the Google corporation has made changes in "Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement". The most part of changes is not too interesting as anything critical is not present there, but there are also very curious points.
For example, in point 7.2 there is such sentence "If your Product contains elements that could cause serious harm to user devices or data, Google may at its discretion disable the Product or remove it from devices on which it has been installed". Thus, if Google considers that the developer's product something can damage to the device of the user or data of the user on the device, such application can be disconnected or deleted from the user's device.
Users of Google Play of market know, how many in the directory of any applications of free programs. Thus only little bit of such applications is really free that is especially actual for games. Among free games very few toys are really free. The others belong to the class Freemium.
Downloading of such game free, but here in the game environment is offered to the user the mass of goods and services, among which increase in lives, accelerations, bonuses, etc. Often without a thing it cannot be passed further certain level simply, and the gamer who willy-nilly is carried away by game should buy these things and bonuses. Even adults are not always adequate in question of similar purchases and what to speak about children?
Google tries to correct problem? earlier have entered constant request of the payment password, now? the company is going to show the cost of intra game purchases already in the directory, for all Freemia of games.
3 years ago
Hi, Habrakhabr! About a year ago I have written the previous post on Habré to Amazon the insider's eyes. I did practical training in the company Amazon three times and, there is nothing to hide, have become attached to this company, have accepted its many principles, and to much have learned. And I have seen the company from the different parties as it happened to work both in Amazon Retail and in Kindle, both in Seattle and in California. However practice in Google was my purpose, since the second year. Therefore when I was invited at last to interview, and by its results have called in Mountain View on practice as Software Engineer, I did not dare to refuse. I have spent three months there, working in the Gmail Spam &Abuse team. Necessarily and unconsciously, I compared life and work in Google to Amazon about what I want to share. Disclaimer: in the previous article I told about everything as is without comparisons. It partly because about internal culture Amazon a little that is known. About Google, on the contrary, all know. To tell about Google? from blank sheet? it will not turn out. Therefore here my especially personal observations and comparisons are given. I hope, I will not tread on nobody's corns.
The Google corporation is known for the non-standard approach to advance of some products, how program, and? gland?. The other day Google declared new action: on 12 different campuses of the USA (yes, so far the action is actual only for the USA) the mobile will drive about? library of hromobuk? (Chromebook Lending Library).
Thus in each campus of Google will suggest students to test hromobuk in work. On it any student is given 4 days, and it will be absolutely possible to work for free with system. If the student forgets to return the notebook, it is necessary to pay for it.
3 years ago
Hi, Habr! So far fans of fruit devices are measured by shovels and otsutsvuyushchimi / the late features, and Siri still is not able to speak Russian, we can take pleasure in progress of other OS and its services. Under cat it is possible to learn that distinguishes externally Android L from 4.4.4, what resources he demands for work for that to us to wait from devices which will receive update. Well also I will a little more tell about voice search which has received some powerful updatings not so long ago, but they have passed somehow by Habr. All tricks in this post of vypolenna professional smartphones, repeat houses at own risk.
3 years ago
At the beginning of September, 2013 the petition sent to the head of RUP has been initiated? Beltelekom? To Sergey Popkov, and also some other persons (to the director of RUP? National center of exchange of traffic? To Nikolay Kochkin, the chief of the Operational and analytical center at the president of Republic of Belarus Sergey Shpigun), with the requirement? to improve quality of services of access to the Internet.