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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Google 8th Birthday

Today, found the Google Home page with New Logo - It seems that Google is celebrating its 8th Birthday.

But I could not get this news yet from any official website.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Google + Yahoo = GahooYoogle

GahooYoogle - Check this interesting concept. You can search both Google and Yahoo at the same time.

Typing indian language text

Typing indian language text has never been so simple. you can type [hindi], [kannada], [malayalam], [tamil], [telugu] with a 'my-mother-can-easily-use-it' interface. it’s web-based and is now online with email and internet search features.

Check out here quillpad.
Thanks to Mukesh who provided me this link.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Spot Puncture Service - Bangalore

Heard from my friend that this service can be availed at a Membership of Rs.100 per Year.

See Also: Metro eService

Update on 11-Jan-2008:
I have seen the comments of many visitors for this post. Yes, I agree with you guys. Kindly check the above Metro eService post. Trust me - this one is a reliable one. I have used it two times personally.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

New Bird Discovered in India

An amateur bird-watcher has found the first new bird species to be discovered in India in over 50 years.

The strikingly colored species was identified from feathers and photos taken in remote forests in the northeast part of the country.

No specimen was taken, because "we thought the bird was just too rare for one to be killed," said Ramana Athreya, the bird's discoverer, in a statement.

Named Bugun liocichla, the small bird is described as a type of babbler, a diverse family of birds that usually live in tropical forests.

The species has olive-gray body plumage, a black cap, orange-yellow eye markings, and yellow, red, and white patches on its wings.

Complete News Story

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

8 e-mail mistakes that make you look bad

Kim Komando, the America's Digital Goddess, has published her article on e-mail mistakes, which I got it through Microsoft Newsletter.

Here are eight easily avoidable mistakes you should know about to keep your image and inbox in tip-top shape.

1) Failing to follow e-mail etiquette.
2) Thinking you are anonymous.
3) Sending e-mail to the wrong person.
4) Using one e-mail address for everything.
5) Forgetting to check all of your e-mail accounts.
6) Clicking "Send" too fast.
7) Forgetting the attachment.
8) Using your ISP's domain and not your own.

All the above are detailed in this article link of Microsoft Website.

Click here to visit Kim's website here.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Tribute: Cash Pharmacy (1908 - 2006)

Landmark vanishes in time’s abyss
DH News Service Bangalore: 12-Sep-2006

A nearly 100-year-old building has bit the dust in Bangalore. On Monday when Cash Pharmacy was pulled down, another of the City’s landmarks got obliterated.

A nearly 100-year-old building has bit the dust in Bangalore. On Monday when Cash Pharmacy was pulled down, another of the City’s landmarks got obliterated.

Cash Pharmacy catered mainly to the people of Cantonment area. But it was also one place looked up to by all Bangaloreans who were in search of medicines and life-saving drugs unavailable elsewhere in the City.

Located at the junction of St Mark’s Road and Residency Road, the building a few years ago had a first floor with monkey tops, typical of the colonial era buildings. Its unusual elevation made it stand out from the regular tiled-roof buildings around and a wooden facia and trellis ran around the first floor verandah.

Read on more at Source Link below:
Deccan Herald 12-Sep-2006

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Clear search history on your Computer

I see many new users asking the question about clearing Search history from the computer.

Search History includes the
1) Browser - Recently visited search history
2) Windows Folder/File names searh history

To clear Browser search history of Internet Explorer, follow the steps below
1) In Internet Explorer, select "Internet Options" options of "Tools" menu. This will bring the Internet Options window.
2) In the General Tab, History section, click the "Clear History" button. This will ask you a confirmation. Click "Yes", to continue.

To clear Browser search history of Mozilla FireFox, follow the steps below
1) In FireFox, select "Options" options of "Tools" menu. This will bring the Options window.
2) Click on the Privary tab.
3) Click on "Clear Browsing History Now" button and click OK to close the Options window.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

GMail - Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts help you save time since you never have to take your hands off the keyboard to use the mouse. You'll need a Standard 101/102-Key or Natural PS/2 Keyboard to use the shortcuts.

The GMail Help Center has well documentented the Keyboard Shortcuts.

A printable version of the same is available here.

Microsoft Robotics Studio

The Microsoft Robotics Studio is a Windows-based environment for academic, hobbyist and commercial developers to easily create robotics applications across a wide variety of hardware. Key features and benefits of the Microsoft Robotics Studio environment include: end-to-end Robotics Development Platform , lightweight services-oriented runtime, and a scalable and extensible platform.

Check the complete introduction here.

Check out the complete details at Microsoft Robotics Home Page.

Windows Vista - RC1 - now available for download

Windows Vista RC1 is available for participants of the Windows Vista Customer Preview Program. Please go to the Customer Preview Program website to register and receive a Product Key, which is required to install and activate the software.

Click Here for Download Information.

My friend VJ has put up Vista Pricing details in his recent post.

Meaning of English words in Pure Hindi

Friday, September 08, 2006

SQL Server - JOINS

Found a very stuff on SQL Server - Topics includes Aggregation, Joins, Scans and Seeks, Subqueries.

Check the Craig Freedman's Blog for details.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Celebrating Centenary of Vande Mataram - 07-Sep

Celebrating Centenary of Vande Mataram
The National song of India
-written by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in 07-Sep-1876.

वन्दे मातरम्
सुजलां सुफलां मलयजशीतलाम्
बहुबलधारिणीं नमामि तारिणीम्
रिपुदलवारिणीं मातरम्॥

WikiPedia Link

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Happy birthday, Google Talk! (24-Aug-2006)

GTalk completes 1 year from its launch on 24-Aug. I noticed this on the GTalk Client Application Logo, which changed automatically.

More information at GTalk website.

Amazing Act

This is Fantastic. You absolutely MUST watch it!!!!!... See it again and again...

This video is from a TV show where people said, "Hey, I have talent!" and judges would decide if they did or did not. When this couple did their act, there was no question. Everyone was floored. The video is about two minutes and includes some snappy music. Also, it will look much clearer if you don't run it full screen. The bigger the picture the fuzzier it will look. They put on an incredible act.

Click Here for the Video.