Saturday, December 24, 2005

The thing that bugs me about Google News and Web Clips ...

via the Google Desktop v2.0 is that the snippets don't appear sorted according to time (published time). There must be an option to sort articles according to arrival/published time.

Currently it displays articles that have come in hours ago on top of those which came in, a few minutes ago. The "problem" is more apparent with News rather than Web Clips.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Get a Yahoo email alias for your existing yahoo email-id ...

Yahoo! Mail is now offering email aliases for existing email ids. FWIW, the move appears to be a way to woo some GMail users, but then I may be mistaken.

Anyway, details are available at Yahoo! Mail Beta Updates Blog

Idea for GMail (POP from other email a/cs) hopefully accepted ...

After having receiving the standard automated response (for my email to GMail, see earlier post), to which I'd responded, I finally heard from GMail team once more. Apparently, they are interested in my idea and have forwarded it to the appropriate group to be worked upon.

Let's hope this request gets implemented at the earliest.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

GMail should be able to POP from other email accounts ...

Here's an email I just sent out to GMail. Read on.


Will it, and when if so will it, be possible to POP messages from other accounts to GMail. Currently, I have multiple POP accounts with various service providers and I'd really love to consolidate those emails in a single location (GMail).

FWIW, Yahoo does have this option. And, given that such consolidation will only help you in providing more context-sensitive ads, I hope this will come out as early as possible.

Let me know if you need more info and/or if this is being considered.



Saturday, December 17, 2005

Registered and waiting ...

Registered for new Yahoo Mail (Beta) a few days ago. Got an automated email from them today, asking me to wait some more :)

One reason I want to look at it -- RSS + EMail, as written here in an earlier post.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The thing will ...

In an earlier post, I'd described how is a cool place for one to keep track of books he/she is reading, movies being watched, music being listened and so on. The one thing that currently bothers me is that they've changed their interface and made it mandatory for me to mark a book as either worth consuming or not. I'm sure there are more points (of like/dislike) in between those two options. Their earlier interface allowed me to leave it unsaid, but now it appears to be forcing me.

Anyway, here's my AllConsuming.Net Page (you can see the list of books I've read and am currently reading). And here's the RSS feed.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

RSS + (Web)EMail - couldn't be coming at a more appropriate time ...

Today morning, when my wife was checking her emails on yahoo, it occured to me how convenient it'd be if she could get RSS feeds in her email box. She's still reading the occasional blog or two by browsing the web and though she's quite accustomed to email, she hasn't yet taken to the RSS (web)client plunge (AFAIK). For people like her, it may be a lot easier for email giants like yahoo to provide RSS folders in their web email page.

And it looks like that's what's precisely happening, according to "Yahoo Mail RSS Reader (Screenshots!) Integrates Blogs into Email".

Too bad that at the moment, the new yahoo email is only by invite (care to give me one ?).