Once upon a time, I was a member of HTML Writer’s Guild and used to participate in their mailing list discussions as well. Here’s an old post I came across today while cleaning my system that’s probably still relevant. Notice the date on which it was written. Ancient, huh? And yes, we did write the […]
Category Archive for 'Internet'
After much back-and-forth, I have decided on the final 3 social networks I will be active on: LinkedIn: It’s perhaps the only serious social network for professionals. Orkut: It’s very popular in India and almost everybody I know outside work is on there. Facebook: I have only recently started taking it seriously. However, it’s a […]
Creative Commons has launched its India chapter, allowing localised versions of Creative Commons licenses to be available for Indians. Best of luck guys!
Three words that most people who know me know nearly run my life: Computers Internet Music How many people get a chance to do what they want to do, their hobby being their job, and their passion for something getting a chance to become something real & practical? Not many. I’m one of the luckier […]
Wired learns about Smita Narang applying principles of Vastu Shastra to web design (apparently The Register had covered her back in June) and asks her to review Slashdot. The geeks tear her to pieces. Precious.
The site for a new residential development by Jade Jagger in New York City developed by my team in Net Solutions with C-Cube is Adobe Site of the Day. Cool.
So I ask, is this $1.65 billion more a stupid mistake or a very capable strategic decision for a cash-rich company to deny one of its biggest rivals a fast-track into the online video arena?
While many Indians are squirming in embarrassment while the other majority are feeling angry about the recent inept and callous blocking of some rather popular blog sites by Indian ISPs on Government orders, I came across a completely different report today much closer to home that made me read it again just to make sure […]
TinyDisk blows my mind by how it works. TinyDisk is a program from saving and retrieving files from TinyURL and TinyURL-like services such as Nanourl. It overlays a write-once-read-many anonymous, persistent and globally shared filesystem. Once something is uploaded, only the database admin can delete it. Everyone can read it. No one can know who […]
Jakob Nielsen writes about Weblog Usability Design Mistakes and makes a mistake he lists himself. My take on his list.
Starting to blog about Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali and why I call them collectively as Tricity. Link to Metroblogging.
Excerpt from foreward of “Hacking Firefox : More Than 150 Hacks, Mods, and Customizations” by Mel Reyes.
I have volunteered my time to help update and complete the documentation for Sylpheed-Claws for the soon-to-be-released v2.0.0. Paul has started a mailing list already. If you are a SC user and want to help out, join up.
Sylpheed-Claws has hit 1.9.14 and with an astounding amount of updates, fixes, and new goodies! From a UI perspective, it contains three big improvements worth mentioning: Colourisation of quotes, signatures and URIs in Compose window. If you’ve ever read an email that shows you different colours for different ages of quoted text, you’ll realise that […]
What’s my take on Google Talk? I downloaded it on the first day itself, installed it, clicked around, had a conversation or two, closed it, and haven’t started it again. The tool I use for IM is Gaim for all the four majors (The 4): YIM, MSN, ICQ, and AIM. Combined I have 300 contacts […]
I have a friend with whom I was discussing about what’s safe and unsafe on the Internet in a very broad sense. In the middle of the conversation, I wrote the following; something I wanted to share: Internet is a tool. No tool is safe. It is how one uses it. If you follow safe […]
Greg Storey finally lets off some steam on the excessive DIY-GTD blogginess craziness over at his site and proceeds to put up a rather humourous “How To Stop Breathing Through Your Mouth”. When your mouth has been successfully closed, try to draw air into the lungs through your nose. If everything works like it should […]
Virals: BPN Feed The Viral Factory. Some awesome virals in their portfolio. Rock-On-Rock: Un-Balancing. Not sure if this is really a viral in the true sense but it sure looks like one. Flash Stuff: Motherload Snowy A dog for all seasons Fire on Hands. Andreas Rehnberg takes webcam motion tracking in Flash 8 to the […]
Virals via. Ad-Rag: We Hear Scared People to raise money for Childline, the helpline for children in UK. Inspired by The Sixth Sense, shot by Lee and Dan, produced by Quiet Storm (everything was done mostly for free). Stella Artois ‘Film Live’ by Lowe London and the report with solution. I know this wasn’t really […]
We use Basecamp to manage work and interact with our clients. We call it our Extranet. My boss has started a little competition (I guess you can call it that) where he will rate its effective use by all the Project Managers and award the one to use it best with a box of Ferrero […]