Picasa Web Albums

June 14, 2006

Of course all of you must be knowing abt the software picasa, which is a photo organising and editing software and which was bought by google a long time back. And now google has come up with picasa web albums. Its an additional feature to the existing picasa software. The picasa web albums is more like flickr where you can upload your photos and share it with your friends and family. To use this feature you must download the latest picasa with the web albums integration. 


Go soon and register yourself since it is a test service so it is offered in a first come first serve basis


Slashdot Humour

April 2, 2006

Slashdot on April first ie the fool's day humoured people by changing their site design to a pink colour. Here is a before and after shot.

 Slashdot before     Slashdot after

According to slashdot as to the design change this is what they had to say

Slashdot Design Changes for Wider Appeal 

Our marketing department has done extensive research over the last 3 quarters and discovered that our audience is strangely disproportionately skewed towards males. Like, 98.3% males to be precise. To correct this oversight, we have decided to subtly tweak Slashdot's design and content to widen our appeal to these less active demographics. Don't worry! We'll still continue to serve our core audience, but we hope you'll work with us as we try to find a balance that will work for all.


Writely Invites

March 31, 2006

What does Writely do?
Writely allows you to edit documents online with whomever you choose, and then publish and blog them online.

What exactly can I do with it?
You can:

  • Upload Word documents, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML or text (or create documents from scratch).
  • Use our simple WYSIWYG editor to format your documents, spell-check them, etc.
  • Invite others to share your documents (by e-mail address).
  • Edit documents online with whomever you choose.
  • View your documents’ revision history and roll back to any version.
  • Publish documents online to the world, or to just who you choose.
  • Download documents to your desktop as Word, OpenOffice, RTF, PDF*, HTML or zip.
  • Post your documents to your blog.

How much does Writely cost?
During the beta period, Writely is free.

What will it cost in the future?
Our hope is to have the basic service be free, with some extra features requiring a reasonable subscription fee*. We will also be charging license fees to corporations and partners.

Recently google has bought Writely and they are in the process of moving their things to the google servers. So currently the only way to get an account in writely is through invites. I have 14 invites to share so anyone who needs an invite please give your email address in the comment.

Back with a Bang

March 31, 2006

Back with a bang

Well that's my stats for a month and till three days ago it was as good as nil and now in three days i have had 16 hit, not bad for start. 😉

I have 5 Windows Live Mail invites so anyone needs an invite can give me their email id. And once again this willbe a first come first serve. So what's special about Windows live mail Beta. Firstly its the updated version of hotmail. Here are the features of Windows Live Mail Beta.

Reading Pane
Get quick previews of your e-mail with the Reading Pane. Cruise from message to message without re-loading a new page each time. See the full content with one click.
The Info Bar
If you just got e-mail from an unrecognized sender. A single click deletes the mail and reports the sender as a junk e-mailer. Wait, it's actually from a friend of yours? No problem, a single click teaches Windows Live Mail beta to always allow e-mail from that address.

Anti-Phishing features
Windows Live Mail beta will warn you when it seems like someone is trying to "phish" for your personal information, and let you zap their e-mail off the face of the earth.

The wonderful world of right clicking
Right click power, activate! Right click on a message to reply, delete, or almost anything else. It works for folders, too.

Drag and drop
Grab it, drag it, drop it in a folder. You are now officially a power user.

Address AutoComplete
Start typing a name and—pow!—up pops a list of possible recipients from your contact list. Click on the one you want and you're done.(after gmail and yahoo finally in hotmail oops i mean windows live mail beta).

Keyboard shortcuts
You think only a slowpoke would use a mouse? Okay—go nuts with these keyboard shortcuts. More to come. (already there in gmail and yahoo)

Rich text editing
Bold or meek, colorful or bland: Make your mail just the way you want. Add a couple Mr. Smiles or Mr. Frowny Faces for good measure.

Storage that grows with you
You want storage? You want enough storage for 1,000 hi-res photos? You got it. 2GB worth.*

Save Sent mails
The hassle of having to remember to cc: yourself every time you wanted to keep an outgoing e-mail is now history. Our new version does it for you.

and any FAQ go here. In case i don't have enough invites for all of you, in that case you can go here and sign-up yourself.

Anybody who needs Windows Live Messenger invites just mention your email ids in the comments. As of now i have 15 invites left with me so it will be first come first serve…


March 27, 2006

Why has this site been left neglected cuz i have been working on my other two sites. So i think its time i started writing here too. So hereonwards all the tech news goes here.