Feb 27, 2006

Origami rumors unfold

Microsoft is on a tease again with the lauch of a new product...Check out the Origami site

Feb 25, 2006

Google debuts website creation tool

Google has introduced a new do-it-yourself website builder facility. The initiative, known as Google Page Creator, attempts to simplify the creation of web pages with minimal knowledge of HTML and allow non-techies to get a web presence as quickly as possible.

The service - which requires a Gmail account before being able to log in - provides a simple template with heading, subhead and body. Google has also provided 41 different background styles to choose from. Alongside the main page, Google offers a number of tools to enable the site builder to include links, images, three different kinds of headings and six different fonts. It is also possible to introduce styles such as bold or italic text or lists.

As part of the package, Google is also offering a free web hosting facility. Once the page is published it becomes available at yourdomain.googlepages.comand Google offers a one click button to 'tell your friends'. Creator assumes no knowledge of HTML and even explains how to find a URL (through a search engine of course!).

Google is following Microsoft's move in building an end to end set of online services that will allow retailers of any size around the world to advertise, offer goods and services and fulfil orders through the Internet. Thus, the Page Creator matches a similar initiative from Redmond that recently launched Office Live, a set of online applications aimed at providing small to medium sized business with an online presence.

However, whereas Microsoft launched all the applications including web pages and personalised email in one go, Google is introducing the elements piecemeal, for example launching the personalised email service earlier this month.

Presumably at some stage, Google will tie the 'Pages' service into Google Analytics to allow subscribers to monitor the traffic to their web pages either from Google Base or AdWords. However, there is no sign yet that Google is planning Premium services along the lines of Live Collaboration.

Feb 24, 2006

Linux Nirvana

Finally i decided to say good bye to windows...I installed mandriva 2006 free edition which can be downloaded from here. Installation was easy but i faced a little problem after installing when the display was not correct at 24bit depth then i changed it to 15 bit and it was perfect. Mandriva 2006 is by far the most elegent lookin linux i have seen. The interface is neat and nicely laid out. But i had a few problems while opening the .doc files in the open office.. the images were misaligned...:(....
neways lets go linux...

Feb 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day

Today is feb the 14th... i went to the class a bit early at about 745am only to find amit kumar... as we sat in a contemplative moood....we saw our HOD coming... it was not his class but he was coming towards us... and then we got the valentine day surprise... a surprise test... our HOD must luv us a lot....we alreayd had one test in the afternoon.... so thats makes it 2 in a day... i screwd up both :)

Feb 13, 2006

C compiler in 2 hrs

As a part of our Language processors course we were given an assignment to make a compiler for a subset of c language ( c to msil). It was supposed to be submitted today. Of course we didnt do it but when in the morning class our HOD said we better submit it by the evening or else we loose all the 20 marks for the internals, he was damn serious... so we got like 2 hrs break between the morning and afternoon sessoins to program a compiler... students started to look for the lex and yacc sepcs for the c language and it was not a problem since there are a lot available on the net. The next task was to generate MSIL code from it. Darn we used all kinds of stupid methods and created some shit. It didnt compile ofcourse but then we had to submit the print out... i ran to the xerox shop got a printout it was 9 pages.... finally work well done ... and submitted at 2:30pm

What i fail to understand is that when our HOD saw our blank faces in the morning he was sure none of us did it but when he went to submit the assigment he took it. So he knws wats going on and thats the way he wants it i guess.... or thats the way everyone wants it;)

Feb 7, 2006

Flickr Game - fastr

Ankur is addicted at this game and now so am i its fun... you have to guess the name of the tag for which u see the pics taken from flickr...

try it fastr

Feb 2, 2006

Internet Explorer 7.0 (beta)

The IE beta 7 is out for the people and can be downloaded from the microsoft's download site. It would need a geniune windows xp for installation. And i suggest you stay away from it as many of the people who installed it uninstalled it within 2 days:D...

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Feb 1, 2006

Google working on desktop linux

Google is preparing its own distribution of Linux for the desktop, in a possible bid to take on Microsoft in its core business - desktop software.

A version of the increasingly popular Ubuntu desktop Linux distribution, based on Debian and the Gnome desktop, it is known internally as 'Goobuntu'.