Friday, July 27, 2007

Windows Live Hotmail......Server Down.......!!

I logged on today on Hotmail to find this error message:

I really think that Microsoft is already losing enough customers as it is for them to give us these type of problems.
I think the new Windows Live Hotmail is wonderful and Microsoft should get over all these problems...

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Safari Out For Windows But....

Yes,Yes,Yes.........This is an age old news but better late than never.The highly acclaimed Mac-Browser is now available for the Windows platform and as anticipated Windows users will find it much easier to learn and use because it is an Apple product.
But wait before you rush of to download it......its currently full (and i mean it..)of bugs and will hamper your usage time.
I reccommend waiting for the second version as i am not even satisfied with the patch they released days after the release.Though i am in love with its Private Browsing feature (lets you browse without storing history cookies etc..) i still prefer Firefox and IE7 for now.(Though this is better than IE6.)

Add A Search Box To Your Blogger Blog....

You can now add a google powered Search Engine to your blog without working it out in Google's custom Search Engines....

Just move to template and find the option from page elements...
Helpful if you can make people search for a query on your own site before they leave but will it make a difference in the age of IE7,Firefox and Safari for Windows???

But it would give the blog a professional look specially if its hosted on one of the free platforms such as this......

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A Vomit Of Posts

Now That finally connection is working i found the time to vomit the posts that had accumilated over the past few days.

So sit back and enjoy a preview of what shuld have been blogged a week ago..... Blipping Ahead Of YouTube..

What with the youtube hype and all other video sites never get noticed.This site has a heck lot more and better features.Though the content is not that good because of its tiny user base.This has to be the choice if you plan to upload a video on internet.
Do Have a look:

World's Most Popular Blog...

The following link is to the worlds most popular blog perez hilton.It gets a whopping 3million unique views a day and covers nearly a dozen stories in a day.It costs $9000 to place an ad for a week. And it is run by just one person! It covers celebrity gossip stories and sources pictures from the web.I didn't enjoy it much (how can a 15 yr old boy enjoy gossip?).Though a must see for the records sake thing.(i liked the authors photoediting skills though!)

Can Google Hear Him?

Can Google Hear Him ? That's has been the most popular question on the internet community over the last few days.Well it began a few months ago...when Aaron had this wonderful idea he thought might be of interest to Google but he had this question on his mind..Will he be able to get google hear him out? So he had another idea and started CanGoogleHearMe hoping that someone from inside Google will have a glimpse of the site. It Worked! But pleez goo through it yourself its an awesome story. I discovered the site when Aaron was on chapter one..Now he is on the 2nd one (courtisey Google). Though i have never written a best of luck email to Aaron ( i felt guilty when i thought i will be writing just to get into the pages of his "book"). Anyways if he ever comes across this...BEST OF LUCK AARON AND THANK YOU FOR INSPIRING ME.

Spoil The Walls To Your Hearts Content..

Ever felt like painting on walls? But were stopped by Mom,Common sense or lack of tools?
Now you can paint on Wet Paint Pleez Touch until the paint runs out.Then youll have to finish it or leave it for someone else. I just tried it and it was an amazing experience.
Paintbrush is crap compared to this although ink is limited here.

Three Dimensional (or wheeler) Advertising...

Sites such as have found a unique way of advertising..
On Autos! recently i have noticed many three wheelers bearing site names and gaining a good view of traffic.
An easy and cheap medium of advertisement for small websites.

Yahoo Web Messenger

Google introduced an online version of Google Talk in March. Google, so Yahoo also integrated the IM into Yahoo Mail and now offer an online version of Yahoo Messenger . Ofcourse Yahoo is trying to win back some of its long lost users.

A $100 Laptop!

Dont get to excited its just for the small kiddies... but the technology will definitely make inroads for the future...(If thats any hint!)

There is an organization called One Laptop Per Child that is trying to make a laptop available for each child in the world for starters its concentrating on developing countries. They are trying to build a laptop that costs $100. They have built there first prototype with exciting features though it costs $125. It will be shipped in countries such as Brazil in 2007-2008.
Visit there homepage at -

The 7 Habits Of Highly Successfull Bloggers

I found John Chow's blog just after starting this blog and i ahve since been rampaging through his articles....They are a must read for all bloggers and car lovers. He is an inspiration of sorts for all the newbie bloggers including me. Seems he has also beenm inspired by Sean Covey or Stephen Covey because after 7 Habits of highly successfull :
We have 7 Habits if highly successful Bloggers! ( I have finnaly learnt the spelling of " successful")More info can be found on this page .Find him on the "favourites" list. All the blogs there are worth reading.Here are the Habits:
1 - They Blog On A Consistent Basis
2 - They Are Passionate About Their Topic
3 - They Interact With Their Readers
4 - They Give Out Lots Of Link Love
5 - They Know How To Brand Themselves
6 - They Are Good Writers
7 - They Read John Chow dot Com (and this blog too!)
* My blog recorded its highest per day Visitors yesterday and included visits from 10 different countries. This is a tiny blog now and the stats gave me a boost and compelled me to post ahead of my email checking routine after school. Thoough what disappoints me to the core is that there hasn't been a single comment in one month of blogging. Slow progress after all!

Old News But Uncovered Here

Microsoft did everything a monopoly holder "Mint" company could do to gain complete dominance of the Email market. The hotmail they bought was a hit in its early days especially in India. But rivals like Google and Yahoo! kept inroducing more features in their services but Microsoft lagged behind. Now they have finally come up with a new version that will if anything drive their loyal users away. They senselessly made everything more complicated in an "Outlookish" sort of way. Though the one thing i hate about it is you have to wait forever to reach your inbox it too me 45 seconds after logging in while with other services it takes a maximum of 10-15 seconds.
They even had to change the name from Windows Live mail to Windows live Hotmail to reassure the users.
This brings 5 major e-mail players in India-
Rediffmail- Not cool but manageble,delete accounts really fast but have "Unlimited storage".
AOL Mail-Relatively new,very low subccriber base,have a modern interface.
Yahoomail-Didn't like their new BETA much it was sloew and irritating nevertheless huge base and otherwise good service.
Hotmail- Worst of the big 5. Full review above.
Gmail- Simply the best. Everyone knows why.
However dont forget the humble JhakaasMail! run by me.
And anyone who wants to create an Email service my contact me. Its free and easy.

Google Anaylitics Update

Today i signed into Google Accounts to find a surprise.Google Anaylitics has been updated!
Google have comprehensively updated the service and i like it even more now. The language used is simple(r) to understand and the charts provide even more Eye-candy. I liked it.Very Much. Though what surprised me was that there was no talk of this update before. No rumour nothing. It wasn't even in the Gooogle Operating System blog.The update will take the service forward and help newbies get more from the data.

If you run a blog, you should definitely try Google Anaylitics .

BlogEverywhere New Service from Sudheer Bhatia

Sudheer Bhatia who founded Hotmail has now come up with a new service called It allows you to fasten up the process of posting on your blog and checking you Hotmail if you download a toolbar.

The service is still in BETA and fastens your hotmail usage by downloading your messages while the computer is idle.It allows you to easily post comments on any page you visit.

A new service i will be able to tell you more only after i use it for some time.

Web Tv On Joost

Joost is an internet TV services that lets you watch hundreds of programmes on high resolutions and on full screen.You can even flip channels easily. I found their download speed reasonable.
Many of the channels are available only in some countries and the service requires sign up.Not a bad viewing experience at all.

[ I also have a Tv service called Jhakaas! Tv running on my site which is also worth trying.]

Benifits Of Dual Screen

The fact that Windows can support two monitors is not any secret now. Though i have never experienced it , it looks like a good option .Bloggers such as John Chow and Amit Aggarwal are using this feature on their PC's.It expands the desktop and allows you to work comfortably in more than one Window at a time not a bad idea of people who work mostly on computer's.
You can play a video for others on one screen and work on the other not bad is it?

Manage Your All Your E-Mail Acoounts From Gmail

Yes!, its possible thouugh it will take a few minutes to setup.
This will allow you to :
->Forward all your Email from other accounts to your Gmail Account.
->Reply To Specific Account Posts With Specific Addresses.\

To setup:
1.)Log on to Gmail.
2.)Resist Yourself from reading the new mails for the momement (if any!):-)
3.)Click On Settings On Top Right Corner.
4.)Here Click On The Accounts Tab.
5.)Click on Add Another Email Account in "Get Emails From Another Email Account"
6.)Follow the simple instructions.

[Note:This only works with POP3 enabled Email Accounts.]

Now,YouTube Compatible Cameras

Well i won't say that this one was unexpected but it has taken its share of time. Digi-Cam makers (Correction:Maker i.e. Casio) has released a line of cameras (not camcorders) that are YouTube compatible that is, they have a certain You Tube mode that lets you crate movies that are best configured for YouTube and other viedo sharing sites.

The Cameras ship with software to help you directly upload videos to video sharing sites.
So are you a YouTube Producer? Then this one is a must buy.......

Friday, July 6, 2007

Create a free Website

Well you dont know any language to create a webpage? You cant pay for a web domain or web hosting? Are these thinks stopping you frok making a website? Well,these things are a problems of the past.Now you can get a 'compromised filled' website for free and you can also create content without having to write a line of code!

The compromises here are that you will have to bear with are:
1.) You will have a subdomain such as...

2.)You will have forcefully placed ads on your website....

I have tried many of these sevices and freewebs is by far the best till now...
Even i host my website there and for free..

But it is necessary that you remember that a free website is not a replacement for a proffesional webpage because that will make your company look highly unprofessional.
But it can be used for making personal website's etc....

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

iPhone Reviews Flood The Internet

With the iPhone out on June 29th this was the first time i got t surf since then only to find the net flodded with iPhoone reviews.Every other gadget site has got a review and they have done everything from cracking it to peeling it....

The net community was already obssesed with the iPhone even before its launch the iPhone maymhem seems to have no end...
The latest news is that Apple is out of stock....(as if that wasn't expected!)

Well even my blog has been affected by this iPhone and i am dying to get my hands on one but alas, i know that will not happen till late next year because thats when iPhone will be launched in India....

Anyways with the ultra-expensive rates for internet on mobile in india its not going to be that much of a success.

Posting Problems....

Sorry guys but i am having problems with my internet connection ovet the past few days which has stopped me from writing regularly.I know this is a silly excuse but i simply connect to the internet...
And the problem isn't over yet.. so expect so posting rate for a week or two...
But now that the connection is working i am thinking well of posting 3-4 posts i have written.....
Lets hope that luck stays on my side and i get to post the planned posts...

PS-I wrote this post yeterday but alas, the net connection went of again.....

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Pallika People say iPhone will be available in India before 2008

Shopkeepers at the famous Palika Baazar are saying that the iPhone will be unlocked by them and will be available for sale in the grey market. Also you'll be able to insert your own Indian sim card and use the phone.
The phone will be on sale for Rs.30000-35000 so if you cant wait to get your hands on it this will be a good chance...

For those who don't know what Pallika Bazaar is -it is the place where you can get the latest gadgets before there indian launch...

New Adsense Formats????

Everyone in the blogosphere is talking about the new round cornered adsense ad formats....but when i logged in on my account to check that i didn't find them in the ad-formats page.
Anybody any idea what this is all about?I certainly think that thr ads are available in india because even Amit Aggarwal from digital inspiration blogged about them.