299: Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet

Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet by Andrew Blum



299: Mike King Presentation

Mike King’s Portfolio Page     http://mikeking.io

Mike King’s Codepen     https://codepen.io/micjamking/#

Mike King’s Github     https://github.com/micjamking

He walked through his new portfolio pages of each project case studies at Ikayzo with various functions that he performed (from intern to manager in design department?)  for the last seven years after graduating KCC NMA. He also showed his new projects at Google also. My thoughts was that working with a smaller company you get to see entire process and may have opportunities to perform many different functions.

Clearstream project: Existed a lot of overhead and needed to redesign the platform—started from creating vocabulary for the project. Needs to be responsive ->SVG.

GoHawaii Mobile App project:

TourAloha projet: Pearl Harbor survivor voice can be heard at the site.

Teacup App project: The analytics that supplies what google analetics can’t provide.

Google’s Grasshopper: Mobile App using JavaScript.


How He Learned Javascript Coding: His sup. at Ikayzo, eventually went to Google, suggested him a book: Foundation HTML5 Animation with JavaScript (He mention something about Ch13.) He did lot of exercises and you can see on his Codepen https://codepen.io/collection/AMgkZv/#.

He also did many courses and tutorials other medium such as Codeacademy provides.

Work Time Allocation at Google: At Google, 80% work and 20% what you want to do. His 27 year-old supervisor, younger than him, coded internationalization software which replaced people who had been doing long hand. This person became the manager of this tool group, where Michael King is a member of.

Sketch: At Google, people uses Sketch, Photoshop, and Illustrator, but currently it is the direction of Sketch. He uses Sketch for everything.

Final Code Launch Process at Google: Eeach group has its autonomy. There is development, QA, and CEO checks it against some check list(?) before launching the page. That’s all.

Mike mentioned two websites: grow.io and blinkk.com(Mikes group?).

His concept of CMS(Content Management System) has been changed working at Google – use Google spreadsheet instead (db).

On His Animation: VR app(?) in mind, he created the HERO image/animation. Star is PNG, Halo effect png, CSS box shadow is used, pseudo element line?, CSS animation -transform, @keyframes(?). iframe animation, HTML <canvaselement.

He uses scroll based animation. Add and clear elements.

SVG: all elements are SVG because it is flexible, small, crisp, also you can animate it.

Animated GIFs and SVG:

Animated Gif may cause some performance issues for mobile (mobile network issue with iterative or recursive codes?)

SVG is great for vector in browser – individual element can be modified like illustrator.


Animation such as 60 frames in a second (16milisec) but browser manages the best performance. Screen canvas context.


Page download speed, video is next best. Animation interactive.

Other Misc. He is working hero image(?) section @home and others work header, collocal node, grid module, cha??, module is ??? Coders difficulty with Photoshop and Illustrator. Mike can work with those no problem. Multiple people working different responsibilities on the page. Designers need to use Sketch so they just place flatenned image paste to Sketch. Tools they use.

I was wondering how mobile network work with gaming data in WCDMA?


Platform Capitalism Reading List

Platform Capitalism Reading Group at the University of Cambridge

They have a few interesting reading list:

Vid: Keynote von Evgeny Morozov

Radicalization of Utopian Dreams

Two Narratives of Platform Capitalism

Engineering the public: Big date, surveillance, and computational politics

Also, educators: https://cpgjcam.net/



299: Number of HTTP Methods Involved for Free Wordpress.com Site and a Minimum Static Site w/o CSS on Bluehost

Accessing to apur1e.wordpress.com via Firefox with Tools>Web Developer >Network shows many GET and POST methods are executed to access to the blog home page.

The total of 52 requests (HTTP Methods)
3.12 MB / 76.04 KB transferred
Finish: 11.95 s
DOMContentLoaded: 1.40 s
load: 1.80 s

While accessing to apurie.com via Firefox with Tools>Web Developer>Network shows single methods is executed to go to my static home page without images and CSS file.

One request (HTTP Method: GET)
540 B / 524 B transferred
Finish: 183 ms
DOMContentLoaded: 213 ms
load: 215 ms

The above is an apples and oranges comparison.

But one can sense wordpress.com has possibly includes overhead due to database accesses, theme effectiveness, and additional advertisement images and gifs.

For future, I would like to compare the WordPress on my Bluehost installation to compare with free WordPress.com site.


RFC-2616– HyperText Transfer Protocol — HTTP/1.1

OSI 7-layer Reference Model and TCP/IP Protocol Layers.

Here Application Layers include 5. Session, 6. Presentation, and 7. Application Layers of OSI Model.

GET /index.html HTTP/1.1 
Host: localhost:8080
Connection: keep-alive
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_11_4) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/54.0.2840.98 Safari/537.36
Accept: */*
Referer: http://localhost:8080/
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate, sdch, br
Accept-Language: ja,en-US;q=0.8,en;q=0.6

The first line indicates HTTP Request on the first line above: GET Method to /index.html URL, with HTTP 1.1 version protocol.

The second and to the empty line are the HTTP Request header.

HTTP Request POST method has a header part and a body part following the empty line of the header.

Empty Line

Diagram & Info above from:  https://www.micrium.com/iot/internet-protocols/

HTTP GET and POST requests are on the Application Layer of TCP/IP Model.

HTTP Request Method GET has the structure of : header

Info from:  https://qiita.com/Sekky0905/items/dff3d0da059d6f5bfabf

Other resources:https://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/ehchua/programming/webprogramming/HTTP_Basics.html


物理層の例(Physical and Data Link Layers)

  • Ethernet (10, 100, 1G)
  • WiFi (802.11b, g, n)
  • Serial with PPP (point-to-point protocol)
  • GSM, 3G, LTE, 4G