Category Archive for 'Internet'

HTML Image Maps Tutorial for Beginners

Monday, November 9th, 2009

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 […]

Social Networks – The Final 3

Monday, October 20th, 2008

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 Launches in India

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Creative Commons has launched its India chapter, allowing localised versions of Creative Commons licenses to be available for Indians. Best of luck guys!

Loving & Enjoying What I Do Gets Better?

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

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 […]

Slashdot Geeks Comment On WebVastu

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

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.

Adobe Site of the Day

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

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.

Did Google Buy YouTube So Yahoo Couldn’t?

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

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?

PU Hostels Go Without Connectivity

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

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 […]


Friday, November 11th, 2005

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 […]

On Latest Jakob’s Alertbox: Top 10 Design Mistakes in Weblog Usability

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Jakob Nielsen writes about Weblog Usability Design Mistakes and makes a mistake he lists himself. My take on his list.

Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali – The Tricity

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

Starting to blog about Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali and why I call them collectively as Tricity. Link to Metroblogging.

Hackers Ship Software Before They Put On Pants

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Excerpt from foreward of “Hacking Firefox : More Than 150 Hacks, Mods, and Customizations” by Mel Reyes.

Doc Writer

Friday, September 30th, 2005

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.

Sharper Claws!

Monday, September 5th, 2005

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 […]

Google Talk: My Take

Monday, August 29th, 2005

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 […]

Internet Is A Tool

Monday, August 29th, 2005

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 […]

DIY-GTD Blogs Hit A Spot

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

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 […]

Online Wanderings

Monday, August 15th, 2005

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 […]

Online Wanderings

Monday, August 8th, 2005

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 […]

Best Use of Extranet (Basecamp)

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

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 […]