Google

Google Plus to be shut down

Submitted by Unifex on Thu, 10/11/2018 - 07:10

So... It looks like G+ is going away. :/

From the post:

Finding 1: There are significant challenges in creating and maintaining a successful Google+ product that meets consumers’ expectations.

Action 1: We are shutting down Google+ for consumers.

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To give people a full opportunity to transition, we will implement this wind-down over a 10-month period, slated for completion by the end of next August.

nacl_helper and stupidly high memory usage

Submitted by Unifex on Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:19

I was just diagnosing some memory issues and found that the nacl_helper in google chrome was chewing up 84.0G.  Some searching on this floated a hit from May 2016 that identified the Google Play Music extension as a potential source.  I use Google Play Music so disabled the extension.  The nacl_helper process was killed off immediately.  Google Play Music still runs in the browser without the extension so I'm going to just leave that disabled and see if I notice any difference at all. Hopefully not.