Sunday, June 28, 2009

Gmail Increases Maximum Attachment Size to 25 MB

Now you can send bigger attachments in Gmail, as Google increased the maximum attachment size from 20 MB to 25 MB.

"With Gmail, you can send and receive messages up to 25 megabytes (MB) in size. Please note that you may not be able to send larger attachments to contacts who use other email services with smaller attachment limits. If your attachment bounces, you should invite them to Gmail," suggests Google.

For some reason, Gmail's Flash uploader doesn't allow me to upload files that are larger than 10 MB. The error message is "attachment failed" and Google's suggestions aren't very helpful. Switching to the basic uploader in the settings solves the problem, but it's more tedious to upload multiple files.

Essential Software Testing: A Use-Case Approach

Essential Software Testing: A Use-Case ApproachDescription: Utilizing case-driven techniques that are appropriate for any software development project, this manual communicates a realistic approach to software testing that gets the job done in an efficient manner. Covering basic testing concepts and employing a hands-on approach, the book shows how to determine what to test, how to select proper tests, and how to perform the actual tests. It also discusses techniques for building and tracing tests, and demonstrates how to conduct and record results. The methods presented in this handbook are equally accessible to testers, software managers, and developers.


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Recent scenes from the International Space Station

Earlier this week, NASA released an amazing photograph of an eruption of Sarychev Peak Volcano, taken by astronauts aboard the orbiting International Space Station (ISS). Seeing that great photo prompted me to dig into the archives and see what other imagery I could find from recent NASA archives. Collected here are a handful of photographs of Sarychev Peak Volcano, and more, taken by astronauts aboard the ISS over the past few months. (35 photos total)

High above Russia's Kuril Islands, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) look down on erupting Sarychev Peak Volcano (plume in center, left) on Matua Island and its brownish ash mixing with cloud cover downwind on June 12, 2009. Part of the ISS, a Soyuz module, is visible in the foreground. (NASA/JSC) [Google map]

Courtesy: The Big Picture on 6/26/09