Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Order Food on your mobile, on the move



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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Remembering Ten (10) Years in IT, In India, In Bangalore

Few (in fact lot) of changes I have vitnessed in the 10 Yrs (1996 to 2006) I have been in IT :) , all this is from my prespective in Bangalore (India).
All are random thoughts.

From Intel 386 to Intel Pentium 4 (HT)
From Co-axil Cables and Connectors to Optical Cables/Networks and RJ-45 connectors
From 3.5" Floppy Drives to Blue-Ray Disk
From Windows 3.1 to Windows XP
From Windows for workgroup to Windows 2003 Server
From Individual Logins to Global Network Logins
From Novell Netware to Windows and Linux based Network OS
From Monochrome Computer Monitors to Flat TFT Monitors
From No Open Source in Corporates to Lot of OpenSource Ex:Apache,TWiki,Putty,SSH,FireFox to name a few
From Aluminium Cubes to Eco-Friendly Cubes
From No telephone at desks to DID's or VOIP Phones
From dir.yahoo.com and www.altavista.com to www.google.com and search.yahoo.com
From Netscape 3 & IE 3 to IE6 and FireFox 1.5
From PINE to Outllok 2003 and Thundirbird
From Hotmail to Gmail
From Telnet to SSH
From 32MB RAM to 1GB RAM
From ??HDD to 30GB+
From www.dejanews.com to groups.google.com and groups.yahoo.com
From Web Journals to Blogs
From Unix to Linux
From Indiainfo Cricket Alert Mails to www.cricinfo.com or free live video cricket from Yahoo!
From on-line Mail Subscriptions for News etc to Realtime Feeds (RSS & Atom)
From News Papers to news.google.com & news.yahoo.com
From Hardly any internet connection even in offices to 10 Per Hour High-Speed Internnet Cafes and Affordable Broadband connections
From Zee TV to Star & Sony TV
From AKAI or a Bush or a BPL TV to Sony,Panasonic,Samsun to LG TV
Infosys from a small building (in a building Opp to Bethani School in Koramangala) to WorldClass Campus in Electronic City & Mysore :)
Bulk Nokia and Motorola cell phones to Sleek High-end N-Serices or a BlackBerry
From HTML Meta Tags to Real User Tags
From Camera Film Rools to Digital Cameras :)
From 1.5/- Per Cup Chai/Kapi to 4/- Per Cup Chai/Kapi

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Share exactly what you want with exactly who you want, AllPeers



Features
- Share exactly what you want with exactly who you want
- Share 100KB, 100MB, 100GB, it does not matter!
- Share any type of file :) , even a web page or on-line image
- Create your own sharing community. (Choose whith whome to share)

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Monday, September 18, 2006

ClickCaster is the simple and FREE way to share your vioce and video all over the web



ClickCaster is the simple and FREE way to share your vioce and video all over the web

Features
- Create your own feed by uploading media files or recording from the web.
- Can embed an audio or video player right on your MySpace profile or your blog or any other profile.



Explore
Add Feeds
Click Caster Radio
ClickCaster Blog

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IIT's joining hands to create quality education for free



In a combined effort Govt of India is funding a programme titled 'National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning'.
Part of this effort the premier technology institues of India , 7 IIT's and IISc have joined hands to create quality course materials available for free for students. These courses are available for free for nay one.

This is a good effort to get more quality engineers from noral engineering colleges.

What is NPTEL

The main objective of NPTEL program is to enhance the quality of engineering education in the country by developing curriculum based video and web courses. This is being carried out by IITs (Seven), IISc Bangalore and other premier institutions as a collaborative project. At IIT Madras, the project is evolving and it is our intent to provide learning materials, digitally taped classroom lectures, supplementary materials and links to state-of-the art research materials in every subject possible. Currently samples from approximately 70 courses offered by faculty in various departments and to students at all levels (B.Tech, M.Tech, M.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.) are given here. Approximately 140 courses are in various stages of preparation and distribution through internet.



All the faculty members are personally involved in the making of their respective courses in the electronic form. Our purpose is to supplement classroom lectures. The latter are compulsory for students and IIT Madras stipulates that students attend 75 percent of lectures to qualify for their examinations.

How to use ?
- Go to http://nptel.iitm.ac.in
- Click on Courses
- Sign up as a NEW USER
- And access any course material on-line.


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Thursday, September 14, 2006

PDFTextOnline, Hassle-Free PDF Text Extraction in Your Browser



Key Features:
- Converts PDF text quickly and accurately
- Handles all fonts and languages (including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and more)
- Provides easy access to form data, document properties, and bookmarks
- Doesn't require a software download -- it works in your browser!

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NOTE: PDFTextOnline is in beta.


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POSTroller, The Video Advertising Network



POSTroller serves video and non-video advertisements within online media players, before and after the delivery of video content. The POSTroller Ad Network delivers says it serves millions of ads per day on Break.com, Streetfire.net and CollegeHumor.com.

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Windows Live Services Reach Key Milestones



Live Search, Live.com and Live Local Search released from beta; Live Search to power search on MSN.

Microsoft Corp. today announced the release from beta of Live Search and of Live.com in 47 markets worldwide, and final availability of Live Local Search in the U.K. and the U.S. Microsoft also announced that Live Search will now power the Web search capability on MSN®, the company’s media and entertainment portal, attracting more than 465 million unique users worldwide per month.

http://www.live.com


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Smugmug, classy photo sharing site

Features:
- Ajax to organize photos quickly.
- Tags to find photos of favorite topics.
- RSS Feeds to notify friends of new photos.
- GeoTagging to see photos on Google maps.
- API Support



Only paid services are offered :(

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