Monday, May 31, 2004

Too good a quote ...

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Things I discovered around Google today ...

I got my Gmail account today !! Thanks to being a regular Blogger, at http://humor-sudhir-lp.blogspot.com, I got an automatic invite !

And then, I discovered Hello and Picasa. Thanks to them, I can now host pictures in my Blogs freely !! Way to go folks. I just hope all these guys stay alive for the future ! :)

Blog Software Breakdown

Here's a run down on all the various Blog Software that's available and a comparison !

http://www.asymptomatic.net/blogbreakdown.htm

Update on GMail (Google Mail gives 1Gb storage)

Google mail is currently in invitation mode only. But, the following link might help you in getting an account right away:

http://www.gmailswap.com

Quick note: If you are a regular Blogger user like me, you might be lucky and get a direct invitation. Just login into your account and then look on the right side above the Blogger Help box. If there's a little square with the title "Want Gmail?", you're in luck!

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Next: a Google for your PC

Google, the leading Web search engine, is preparing to introduce a powerful file and text software tool for locating information stored on personal computers, a move which would enable it to compete with software giant Microsoft.

More @
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/684740.cms

Saturday, May 15, 2004

No Wires, No Rules

New wireless technologies will soon reconfigure the Web using radio spectrum that doesn't cost a dime.
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_17/b3880601.htm?c=bwwireless_051304&n=link1&t=email

Indian Voting Machines Compared with Diebold

"The Indian general elections, 2004 is now complete - and the result is an upset. As reported earlier, this election was conducted entirely through Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). This article gives a nice overview of the machines used in this process and also adds a comparison with the Diebold machines. More information is also available at the equipment manufacturer's website."

Source: http://www.slashdot.org

Friday, May 14, 2004

Anti-HIV Virus Developed

Wired News is reporting that Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory may have developed a virus that fights the HIV virus. According to the article, 'It took Adam Arkin and David Schaffer just $200,000 and a grad student to develop a potential treatment for AIDS. And that scares them."

Source : http://www.slashdot.org

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Trai To Look Into Roaming Charges Hike

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Tuesday said it is examining the issue of hike in roaming charges by some mobile operators. Earlier this month, cellular operators Airtel and Hutch hiked the roaming charges for post-paid customers by Rs 1.50.

Read more @
http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=58958

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Cisco Applies For Patents To Secured TCP

"Following the recent excitement over a potential vulnerability in TCP, Cisco's "Worldwide Patent Counsel", Robert Barr, has let it be known that they have pending patent applications for one or more of the IETF recommendations for improving TCP's security. KernelTrap has the full details."

Source: http://www.slashdot.org

Friday, May 07, 2004

The Most Powerful Man in Technology Journalism ...

The Wired magazine takes a look at Walt Mossberg, technology columnist for Wall Street Journal Personal Technology section. The magazine quotes some of the technology advances and fixes, for which we should be thankful to Walt Mossberg: 'RealNetworks overhauled its RealJukebox player. Intuit revamped TurboTax. Mossberg even forced Microsoft to scrap Smart Tags, which would have hijacked millions of Web sites by inserting unwanted links to advertisers' sites. Few reviewers have held so much power to shape an industry's successes and failures.

Source: Slashdot