Friday, December 29, 2006

Stumbleupon !!!

I have taken a leave today and sitting at home I thought of trying stumbleupon.
The site has been in talks for a long time and but its requirement of
adding a plug-in always kept me away. Plug-ins do make things easy for
you but they must not be mandatory.
Getting bored, I just created a log-in and downloaded the plug-in.
Sumbleupon has been quite famous and it was an instant hit for me. Got
me to some interesting sites. It is quite good for one of these days
when you have nothing better to do. But what all it offers in long
term is something to be seen.

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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Log-in problems of Orkut :(

I am not able to log-in into Orkut for quite some time. The web-site
say "under maintainance". Not that this is the first such occurance.
The site always sucks !!!
There are very regular data fetching problems. Google seems to put
little attention and resources to this site. Unfortunately, in spite
of having a number of problems, I am forced to stick to this site. All
my friends are here. And then I just hope google would make some
improvements learning from their very well placed competitors in this
domain.

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check blog

this is just a check blog...

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Bloglines

http://www.bloglines.com

Bloglines is quite a famous RSS feed reader. I got to it only after I
have been using Google Reader for months. Just to check I imported my
google reader subscriptions into bloglines. Unfortunately, they have a
html interface. This is quite different from google where reading is
quite a pleasure. They do have some unique features but stand no-where
near the neat look of google reader.

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Mathematical Challenge

http://mathschallenge.net

Here is a site for some nice mathematical challenges. A good time-pass...

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

del.icos.us -- a good site for bookmarking

I have started using del.icos.us only today and have become an instant fan. They have a cool plug-in to easily bookmark pages and see their ranks getting better. Moreover, I have subscribed to its popular bookmarks which give a list of good sites.
While using it, I found http://workfriendly.net/ -- a site for hiding the site and bypassing firewall for use at workplace. There are many more similar sites for doing such things. Tab-renamiser is another firefox plug-in for hiding tabs. Fortunately, I don't need any of them. My work-place is sort of cool in this respect. Moreover, my employers are not that techno-savvy (:P) to understand even what digg or google reader is. I hope this state will continue for years to come.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Zoho has a wiki !!

Zoho has come up with a new product - a wiki : http://www.zohowiki.com/

I have been watching and using the products of Zoho very frequently. It is interesting to note the speed at which they are adding new products to a already rich suite of products. Most of their domains of work intersect with google. They have a online word processor, spreadsheet, now wiki, a presentation tool, form creator and many more. The plug-ins they have make their use easy and seemless.
Here is a page to showcase the power of their wiki: http://raju.wiki.zoho.com/Zoho-Wiki-Page.html
Good thing is you can import data from their word or spreadsheet. This data will remain synced with the original file. So, you just need to change the original file to get it reflected at an appropriate place. This is something I always wanted. It also looks to be more powerful than jot in respect that to you can give permissions to edit at some selected locations in the whole file.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Online photo editing tools

A number of online photo editing tools have recently come up. Latest in the line is http://www.fauxto.com/
Simple photo editing does not seem to be a very complex method. Googlepages allows some very basic operations for editing image while publishing them. The efforts from these players are much more complex and they seem to bridge the gap between photoshop on desktop.
Other good sites allowing editing are here
http://www.creatingonline.com/online_image_editor/index.html
http://pxn8.com/

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Friday, December 15, 2006

test post

<This is a test post>
<This is a test post>

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Updates with google browser extension

Google browser plug-in has come up with some new cool features for firefox.
I am yet use them but looking forward to using them. One important update is it allows opening doc and spreadsheet on the web using google docs. That's a cool addition. I had to use Zune for that. For now stiking to Zoho looks a better option since they have a online presentation tool which make their office suite more complete.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

http://web.anurag.googlepages.com

Finally my site has been indexed by google. Not because I requested them to index it, but because of a third party chat application I embedded in my site. Anyway here is my site: http://web.anurag.googlepages.com

Search words : anurag+googlepages was showing it on first page displacing other results from the top. Probably others had never tried to get their site indexed. Anyhow this was just a try. Google seems not to index pages on googlepages -- extending their neutrality far too much. Anyway I am happy with the way, you can create web-pages on googlepages and the amount of storage they provide. There ofcourse are few grievances like they don't allow making folders and don't allow users to download the site.
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Saturday, December 09, 2006

How to use RSS feed!

http://docs.google.com/View?docid=df64h8xp_44d488bh

This is small article on using RSS feeds. I intend to elaborate this topic further.
I was writing this just to see the features of google docs. I find a number of usability updates which can be made. While I would like to share this document with the whole world, I also want them to be allowed to be modified by just anyone. Moreover, not the whole of it, but just a part. There already are some online document applications which allow this. Hopefully such features would get into google docs soon.

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POP access in gmail: access all your mails through your gmail account !!!

http://mail.google.com/mail/help/whatsnew_getmail.html

Gmail has come up with a new update. Now you can get mails from all other accounts. This was one feature which forced me to open a number of accounts. Thankfully, in sometime won't have to do it. POP access is required for accessing the mails. In fact, this is probably the only significant feature which is already present in yahoo and not in Gmail. Now you just dont need to open all your accounts.
Thanks again, Gmail Team!!!

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Friday, December 08, 2006

YouTube has a new feature

Ever since coming into life and now being a part of Google legacy, YouTube is just leading the way.

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_quick_capture

Only now they have added a new feature allowing users to upload video directly from a web-cam. That needs a lot of heart given the amount of data, video is bound to consume. They have created an online infinite video storage free for just anyone like google did for text message with their gmail.

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Placements at KGP

http://scholarsavenue.org/wordpress/index.php

Placement season has started in KGP and this time things look all the better.
On top of good jobs being offered, students have put in a hard work to re-build the site scholarsavenue.
In our time, some people had taken an initiative (from comp. sc. department) to maintain an updated notice board for placements but only for their department. This time scholarsavenue has taken the initiative to run a similar one for the whole insti.
That's good and interesting. People like us can keep updated to call friends when its time to congratulate them!!

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Use keyboard as mouse


http://www.lifehacker.com/software/mouser/hack-attack-operate-your-mouse-with-your-keyboard-212816.php#c604275

Here is an application for using keyboard instead of mouse.
Works on a very good principle of dividing the screen half in order to move.
This kind of movement is promising since it should effectively decrease the time taken to move by a log order :)
I need that a lot since I hate to use mouse. Just that someone develops it for Linux as well. That's the platform on which I work more.
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Greasemonkey scripts!!

Greasemonkey has changed the way a web-page is rendered and shown at the user end.
A number of applications have developed using it.
Here is a plug-in of to-do list for google calendar:
http://blog.rememberthemilk.com/2006/11/add-your-tasks-to-google-calendar.html
Its good only that it is annoying in the sense that it requires you to sign-up.
That's a huge amount of discomfort making it unusable.

Here is another plug-in for adding another inbox to your gmail:
http://www.sitening.com/blog/2006/11/20/add-a-second-inbox-to-your-gmail/
Something which your label in gmail can easily do. Just that it adds a button on the top making it bit easier!!!

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Sunday, December 03, 2006

blo.gs !!

I had been hearing a lot about blo.gs so thought of trying them myself.
Got to the site, created a log-in, they prompted me to search for a blog and add it....
Alas!! the search result was -- their search is not working for now, they are fixing it.
Why the hell do they think a user  will return after getting such a start.
I no longer remember my user-name.
Typically Yahoo product!!

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top 10 programs for linux

http://everythingelse.wordpress.com/2006/12/02/top-10-programs-for-linux/

Here is a blog detailing some good applications for linux.

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Thirty essentials for windows !!

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2006/12/01/30-essential-pieces-of-free-and-open-software-for-windows/
Here is a listing of 30 important things (free) for windows. I use a number of them and found some new and good softwares in the list!!
A good word processing software http://www.abisource.com/ is here although I prefer Microsoft Word and am quickly switching over to some free sources like Google docs and Openoffice.
http://www.rssowl.org/ : rssowl is a RSS feed reader, I would check it although I am a fan of Google Reader for now.

http://keepass.sourceforge.net/ : key password storer for storing passwords scattered over various places.

All in all a very good post which brought to my knowledge a number of new and good applications.

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