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Revolutionizing the web through 140 words.  The concept was seen with eyebrows raised by everyone initially. but soon it became popular .. very popular.. i mean twitter

i registered in twitter on 07/07/08 but initially wasn’t very active on twitter.. in fact like any other lay man it took time for me to understand what is its essence. The Question “what are you doing ?” is i think the 2nd simplest question anyone can ask you. First one being “How are you?”

There are a few people who took the twitter question “what are you doing?” in a literal sense . @alenp being one of them.
I suggest a change in the twitter question just for those who can’t think beyond anything literal “what where How when why?” one word extra but more meaning or meaningless!!!! anyway i read it somewhere and it just came to my mind while thinking about twitter.

till a recent time back being online meant we are nto in real world. but now things are changing. online friends meeting up quite often and much important. the online friends knows each other very well and are mostly of the same mindset to accept each other (do you think otherwise they would have become friends?)

Orkut meets,Twitter meets etc happening very often and good participation every time..

last weekend i had the Orkut meet up of Kerala Friends Club community and also in the same evening i attended the cochin Twitter meet up aka Tweetup (#coktup, @sid88 coined it). more details of the #coktup available at twitterkerala.com

Lots of business for proper users and for spammers its almost loosing customers..  that is the online world (or rather twitter) today for you.

Will be back with more about it. soooooon

between here i’m on twitter @zeqox
tailnote:     Is Tweeting killing blogging ? i feel so …

Facebook have brought out its new homepage design.

Shifting from the old design to this one seems to be terribly confusing. Face book’s new design reminds me of  Twitter  design. but facebook have failed in integrating everything into that simple design.

you got everything crowded on center of your page while you have lots of empty white space still in screen.

personally  i didnt like the design.

20 years are completed since world wide web is born.  it was on March 13th , 1989,   Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the web of internet.

The web interlinked people from across the globe.  it created revolution in communication and entertainment, such that now everything is dependent on the web. some calls it world wild web!!, amazingly wild enough for common man to understand every aspects of  it.

Wild and wide the web is now; no man predicted its growth to such a big extent 20 years back.   Still growing and new wonders coming out daily.   No wonder if i someone calls it wild wonder web .

It was really a shocker to hear the news of  Tax Fraud the Satyam chairman  and CEO, B Ramalinga Raju, admitted today.  The Impact of this is expected to very vast and may even be a retarding force in the growth of Indian IT Sector.  Considering the Financial crisis this was the worst time this Fraud could have come out.

The Government should take steps to ensure that No Fraud like this will ever take place even in Private sector. the Laws of the country needs to be tightened and executed efficiently to avoid such frauds again. Strong action should be taken against Raju so that it will be a lesson to rest of the country

As Raju himself said “It was like riding a tiger, not knowing how to get off without being eaten” Now he has got down of the tiger and is being eaten. How hard the bites can be thats the question.

Lets hope we will not have to hear such a Worse news in future.

just have a look at the image below

crazy  windows group

crazy windows group

The firefox is grouped along with the windows explorer windows.. I couldnt find out why this is happening.     The system admins at my office said they are seeing it for the first time.  i couldnt find an answer about it in google. if anyone knows why it is happening.. please share your knowledge

Is it yet another bug in windows?? god knows.

I downloaded the google chrome today morning.   My initial views of the Google Chrome are

Google Chrome UI looks really good. The google have made yet another great user interface. Its really different from its counterparts and gives a clean and simple look and feel ..

Its rendering is really good.  it is a real threat to IE

The tabs of Chrome is really looking good. unlike the downward tabs of firefox iot has a better looking upward tabs

The omnibox feature is looking great at the moment.  the auto completeion is really good and i guess \this will get improved in the days to come

The Home page that is the most useful feature  for most of the users (and for some people might be most annoying  feature).  the thumbnail give us an idea of the history in a better way than the existing methods of IE and Firefox. it shows the recent visits, recent searches recently closed tabs and bookmarks. thwe history section is completely redifend in chrome

The google Chrome can fetch a website from the google cache if the actual webpage is not working.

incognito mode is yet to be tested.

Here is the link to download Chrome if you havnt done it Yet http://www.google.com/chrome/

This is all i could get in an hour since i downloaded the chrome.

I had read the comic about google chrome last day . it was really good..

The way the google marketed the new product was simply unbelivable. in just 2 days it created much news than firefox 3 could do in a month.

My Net connection at home is BSNL Datone  home plan 500 Broadband . It is really good in terms of speed and value for money . It gives 2mpbs net connection for just 500 rs/month + a free internet access during 2am to 8am everyday.  But when it comes to the customer service  BSNL sux big time.
A small rain is enough to slow down the net connection due to the rain water going into the junction boxes in the telephone posts. i covered the box near my home with plastic to prevent it from rain . The BSNL service man who came for some work over there took it off and never bothered to cover again.
Another funny instance of internet being slowdown happened last year September. This time the culprits were ANTS. yes ANTS. Ants had made the telephone junction box their home. It took the BSNL people one month to identify the problem and clear off the culprits.  i had interrupted service whole through that time.

Last weekend it was another funny problem with BSNL. This time the Net connection wasnt available. This time there was no RAIN no ANTS but the real culprits were BSNL itself. They changed their server and all the settings including the net connection password was changed. They never tried to pass this information to the public. Even when i called them the were just telling they will check out why the problem is.  and later told me its because of the server change. Why couldnt they inform customers about the change in settings. If we ask this question to BSNL officials they will ask “Why should they?” . Their attitude is like if you want something go behind thenm to get it done or go for some other service provider. No wonder Why the Private companies are establishing themselves in the ISP market

Will BSNL ever get customer Friendly ??

Bugs!!!!!

Posted on: July 29, 2008

Bugs!!! its the most common word in the software industry.
whatever you do in software field you end up in a bug..
The software market leaders are the leaders in Bugs too.

Bugs come in many forms..  lets discuss some of it

Most of the bugs occur because the programmer (i wish to call him the bug maker :P ) gets distracted due to the lady sitting in next seat or may be because of the beautiful lady he saw that day morning (yeah ladies are the root cause).

Another set of bugs occur because the bug maker wants to show off in front of the above mentioned root causes :P

Yet another kind of bugs that are formed because there is no bug in food.  when there is no bug in food the bug maker enjoys his food to maximum and gets sleepy… this causes lots of bugs

The bug maker sometimes creates some bugs.  this is because he is saturated with bugs. and whatever comes out of him will be buggy

Some bugs  are Created purposefully. These bugs helps the programmer in different ways like making a DNA test to determine the father of the bugs  andd so on..  these bugs are always a headache to the user (i wish to call him the idiot who uses bugs)

there are certain bugs that are hidden by bug maker but due to foolish intervention by the user these bugs gets revealed. this leads to many problems. these problems can include the bug maker being fired of his  bug making.

Another big part of bug makers are known as designers. they actually design how a bug should be. Their bug is the dirtiest bug to tackle with. because they themselves dont know why the bug is created.

well about me.. i’m too good in bug making.   i creates around 3-4 bugs a day.. but i swear i never kill any bug.. i lkeep them hidden from others..  i challenge you to find the bugs i’ve created :P

OS!!!!!

Posted on: July 25, 2008

Which OS does this computer has????  Its always a big question that you face while you purchase a computer.

Most of the companies have made tie up with the Microsoft and is bringing out their product with windows preinstalled..  but a good configured system with windows installed is little bit beyond the reach of a common man..  here my question is Do you really need Windows.??? Most of you say yes i want windows because thats the only thing i know.  just pause  and think have you ever tried to check what Linux is all about or if something like Mac is there in market..  I’m sure most of those using pirated windows on their computer know there is something by the name linux but has never tried to check what it is because 10 years back someone checked it and said it is a geeks thing..  my simple advice try checking out a computer with ubuntu live cd..  its simply great  if you need all the features  like multimedia in it try fedora..   just see how gr8 it is and ofcourse  the key word.. it is free…  yo can get a copy of it from anyone who has it already. Free dosent mean it is sub-standard. Free means it gets improved every second. this is something unlike from windows. they make you pay and give you the bad experience.  So why not go for more amazing, feature filled linux instead of Windows..  and yeah say good bye to virus along with windows.

Buying new computer? go thorugh these tips.

Let me ask you one simple question? whats your main purpose of buying a computer.. i’ve seen a lot of people who forget this when they buy computers. Everyone has some reason for buying a computer. either business or software development or timepass whatever it may be try finding the computer that can help you mostly what happenes is the sales executive praises a particular computer because he gets more benefits buy selling that particular one and most of the customers falls in his words.. let it not happen to you

Budget…!!! yeah it is the most crucial part of it. if you are in tight budget make sure you get the best suiting your budget. there are good computers available in all budgets wheter it be small, medium or high !!! never go for too high cost for absoultly useless (i mean if it is of no use to you) accessories for your Computer. accessories really kills your money.

Brand.. My simple advice is always to go for the best brand.. now you may ask me which is the best brand. answer is simple.. the one you feel best is the best!! for me i’ve felt same performance for all the brands of same price range and specifications. the most important thing to note here is which brand has the best service available and what are the terms and conditions in the service agreement. also check whose service cneter is more comfortable for you to reach to.. in case the brands dosent offer on-site service check the locations of the service centers also

Search… yeah search for the best.. there is no other substitute for search.. asking your friends is the best option.. never ask someone just because he is good in making powerpoint presentations find someone who has good knowledge of computer hardware.. and ofcourse google it

Dont fall in ads. yeah when there is a price cut or free accessories, understand something is wrong because no one is ready to suffer loss….!!!

when you are planning for a laptop because you need to travel make sure it is carriable.. weight does matter..!!! if the laptop is to replace your desktop then go for the biggest screen size possible. and in any case always go for the ones with monitor and keypad that you feel is the best

If you are from kochi.. check this site before purchasing a new computer


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