Archive for the 'Computers' Category

Web based interfaces

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Roundcube is a very impressive open source web based email reader. It seems to be just like a desktop application and has all the advantages of being web-based. You can access it from anywhere using almost any browser on any OS. The Ajaxified interface feels light and dynamic. Try out the demo. It is quite [...]

Failure

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Guess what the top hit in google is for the word failure? Click here to see if you guessed right. This information is from 2003 (yes I know I am a little late to the game ). Read about it at Snopes. Consequently, you get the same top result if you search for miserable.

Gregarius Crystal Theme

Friday, September 9th, 2005

I added a few nice icons from the Crystal theme for KDE to the default Gregarius theme. This KDE theme has been distributed under the LGPL so I think I am legally allowed to release this theme under the same license. To use the theme, download it and then unzip it into your theme directory [...]

Gregarius

Sunday, September 4th, 2005

Gregarius is a nifty web based feed reader. Web-based feed readers are much better than desktop programs because you can read your feeds from anywhere. This one is particularly nice because it is full of features, has a nice clean, AJAXified interface and can be themed to look quite beautiful. I have been using Safari [...]

del.icio.us recommendations

Monday, August 15th, 2005

del.icio.us now has recommendations. If you have a tag with more than 10 items bookmarked in it, clicking on the tag will give you several other url’s and tags that del.icio.us thinks you might be interested in. Check out http://del.icio.us/sameerd/books?recommended for example. I have been waiting a long time for this feature.

The Long Tail

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

The Long Tail is about how our economy and culture is shifting from mass markets to million of niches. This fascinating Wired article written by Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired, in October 2004, is now becoming a book. The article (and the forthcoming book) is about the effect of the technologies that have made it [...]

Google Moon

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

Google has started google moon maps. It is cute and the FAQ is quite funny. Google will fully integrate Google Local search capabilities into Google Moon, which will allow our users to quickly find lunar business addresses, numbers and hours of operation, among other valuable forms of Moon-oriented local information. UPDATE: Remember to zoom in [...]

London bomb blasts

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

Since I do not have a television set and no radio or newspapers, all the information I get comes through the web. You can see what BBC news is reporting about it http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/uk/2005/london_explosions/default.stm. You can see what most of the traditional news media outlets are saying about it at Yahoo or Google News. What is [...]

My Home

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

Google just published an API interface to their wonderful maps. This allows you to put their maps on your own webpages and do nifty things with it. Click on the red marker.!! You can zoom in and out and pan seamlessly using AJAX. Totally sweet!!! It has been a long time since I was last [...]

The Evolving Web part 2

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

Click here to read the first part of this article. Web Applications Many websites like Amazon, Google, Yahoo and the BBC have all opened up some of their content. These websites have huge, rich databases of news and information and they allow applications to connect to them, extract some of the data and display them [...]