All articles with 'web' Tag

Mute conversations in Gmail to not follow a specific thread of mails

Published on Jul 24, 2008 in hacks, technology

Do you know that you can mute conversations in gmail if you are do not want to see that lengthy thread on single subjected that people wont give up. Just select the mail / conversation you want to mute Click on “More actions” and select “mute” Enjoy the bliss If you want search for muted […]

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Watch out if you are buying insurance online at GEICO – your password is not encrypted

Published on Jul 23, 2008 in america, business, technology, wonder why

I have noticed something totally strange while trying to get an auto insurance quote online at GEICO. See it for yourself. They are showing your password in the URL… OMG 😮 Make sure you don’t use the site for getting new quotes as it could be a potential privacy breach as anyone watching the URLs […]

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Google Maps adds directions by Public Transport – Wow

Published on Jul 22, 2008 in ideas, technology

Wow, this is awesome. Google maps has added directions by public transport. Sometime back when they integrated public transport timings along with bus-stop / train station icons, it was pretty cool, but adding directions based on bus / train routes is totally awesome. Try it for yourself, click here to see a sample direction.

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Awesome folks at flickr introduce instant zoom for photos

Published on Jul 18, 2008 in pics, technology

Wow, this is one of the coolest features on flickr, you can use instant zoom to see finer details of pics (the ones which have all sizes allowed for anyone).

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Use Google docs to track your bucks – [spreadsheet forms idea]

Published on Jul 14, 2008 in hacks, ideas, Learn Excel, personal finance, technology

Each of us have our mechanisms to track how we spend money. We use Excel, various online sites and software like Quicken or Microsoft Money to track how we spend our bucks. The bottom line is to track where each penny / paisa / cent is going. So, how great would be it be, if […]

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Am I a Japanese Translator?

Published on Jun 6, 2008 in business, Humor, wonder why

Fridays can be immensely fun, as I anticipate 2 days of doing-nothing while sipping coffee working on excel sheets. But nothing can make my day better than this immense suckmanship displayed by Naukri with their job recommendation for me. All the Japanese I know can be summarized to 1 word – “omurice“, now that I […]

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“I am feeling lucky” Firefox Search plug-in

Published on Jun 5, 2008 in hacks, ideas, technology

While trying to understand how the Mozilla firefox search plug-ins work [ more ] I got curious and wrote a search plug-in that will take you to the first Google search result directly instead of displaying the results pages, ie mimicking the “I am feeling lucky” searches. Feel free to download and install it. 1. […]

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7 Most innovative software job titles

Published on May 2, 2008 in business, Humor, ideas, technology

Gone are the days when software jobs are called ‘coder’ or ‘programmer’, as sophistication increased companies started calling the same coder as ‘software engineer’ or ‘programmer analyst’, then there were ‘sr. evangelists’, ‘associates’ and ‘server gurus’, but in the new era where demand is outstripping supply, naming a job creatively is as important as the […]

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Another web advertising failure – shoppers stop

Published on Apr 29, 2008 in advertising, business, wonder why

Take a look at the above ad of Shoppers stop that is featured on rediff today. Clearly the ad agency hasn’t understood how web advertising works. Instead of designing a campaign that would engage users online, encourage them to click, read-up and sign-up or subscribe, they just choose to replicate a news paper ad’s jpg […]

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Wow! – Traveling salesman in the age of ebay

Published on Mar 21, 2008 in blogging, Humor, ideas

Xkcd simply rocks, so much so that its one of the first things I check in the morning. See this gem:

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Track / share your goals using Google Spreadsheet Gadgets

Published on Mar 20, 2008 in blogging, Charts and Graphs, gadgets, ideas, Learn Excel, technology

Google docs team has announced gadgets, auto-fill support, formula help while typing and several other goodies yesterday. I was experimenting with these stuff and wanted to share a cool idea with you all. Tracking / Sharing your goals (or resolutions, progress) with everyone using Google Spreadsheet Gadgets: For the example purpose, let us build a […]

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Business Idea : Train / Flight Ticket Printing Machine

Published on Jan 17, 2008 in business, ideas, technology

Recently I was booking few train tickets for my in-laws at IRCTC website, which btw is a wonderful website that makes the whole train reservation affair so simple. Just then I have realized that even though you can book tickets online, you still need to carry a printout of the ticket when you board the […]

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Pointy growth inside nose and other such meaningless junk

Published on Jan 14, 2008 in blogging, Humor, wonder why

I get immense pleasure out of watching search phrase that point to my little blog. Recently some really weird search queries found their way to my blog, see for yourself, pointy growth inside nose, really? search breast enhancer in asian sky shop, no comments what is special in iim mba passout well, nothing except that […]

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How I redirect traffic from blogger pages to wordpress posts

Published on Jan 11, 2008 in blogging, hacks, technology

After moving the blog from the blogger to wordpress, my first challenge was to organize the posts for better discovery and search. I have done that by automatically generating tags and tagging posts using a bit of analysis and a bit of insanity. The next challenge was to redirect the traffic from the old blogger […]

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Normal is Boring : Having fun in whatever you do

Published on Jan 3, 2008 in business, ideas

I was uploading some of the pics to flickr, which btw is an amazing site for managing and sharing photos online, and came across this little button on the top-right corner of the photo which can be used to edit photos. Out of curiosity I clicked on it and it took me to picnik image […]

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