It’s Time, Again …

It’s been a while since I wrote something here. I did blog a couple of entries last month, but nothing of real writing happened here for a quite long time. If I have to apologize to someone, it’s just me, because, I was hurting myself by not writing anything here.

Everything started from this blog ( even though it changed the domain name couple of times, and even the blog name ). I got the energy and the passion to do other blogs, like the one I am concentrating on now, from this very old personal blog of mine. Slowly, it lost the personal touch, and ended up being something, which I don’t have a name to call.

I don’t have a fix for it yet, I am not going to make any big promises to myself, or you. I am trying again, to give this blog a personal touch, and bring it back to life. I may not be able to write frequently, most of my posts may become nothing but ramblings, but still, its good to be here, in good company.

I’ve to thank “Wake Up Sid” here. I saw this movie 7th time today. I am not getting bored with this movie at all. For some reason, I am getting more and more attracted to it, and it always gives me a positive energy and inspiration to do something fresh and cool, this crude rambling being one of them !

Use Google Wave Inside Thunderbird

Google Wave on Thunderbird

Google Wave on Thunderbird

Are you guys still using Google Wave ? Is the excitement about google wave dead already ?

I have seen similar questions on many blogs and websites recently. But this does not stop me from blogging about google wave .. and here is a new piece of information. Use Mozilla Thunderbird’s new tab feature to run google wave.

Thunderbird is a free email client ( like Outlook from Microsoft) from Mozilla, people behind Firefox browser.

Recently, they added a new  “Tab” feature to their popular email client, Thunderbird.  With the help of a small script, you can use Google wave inside Thunderbird, in a new tab, just like another inbox open, next to your regular email.  Here is how to set this up

Go to Tools menu, select Error Console, and enter this line (be sure to select all of it):

Components.classes['@mozilla.org/appshell/window-mediator;1'].getService(Components.interfaces.nsIWindowMediator).getMostRecentWindow(“mail:3pane”).document.getElementById(“tabmail”).openTab(“contentTab”, {contentPage: “https://wave.google.com/wave/?nouacheck”});

Hit the “Evaluate” button when you’re done, and you’ll see a new tab asking for your Wave login. Log in, click “Remember” to have Thunderbird remember your password

Try this and let  me know if you liked it !

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Google Wave Addon for Firefox

Wave Addon for Firefox

Wave Addon for Firefox

Hi people  ! I am back after a small break. I was away from blogging and social networking for a couple of weeks and have more than 1000 unread items in google reader. So, it will take some time for me to reach your blogs and read your latest posts.  Now, the real deal of the post.

Google Wave Notifier extension for firefox works like the gmail notifier plugin. Enter  your wave login details, and  you will be notified whenever there is a new Wave in your inbox.  Simple !

Known Issues:

“Cookies Blocked” issue: If third-party cookies are blocked for all sites, an exception will have to be added for wave.google.com.

This is done by going to Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> Firefox will: Use custom settings for history -> Exceptions -> wave.google.com -> Allow.

This extension will work only with wave.google.com accounts, and not with sandbox accounts. It has been tested using Windows XP, Vista, 7, Ubuntu, and OS X.

The most interesting part about this plugin is that, support is given through a wave !!! So, here is someone who found another use for Google Wave.  Product Support, or say, Customer Service ?

Download the plugin from here

Is Orkut trying to Imitate Twitter ?

Orkut has always been different. It was about friendship, not about link sharing or the typical social media networking.  Now orkut has announced a new feature that lets you promote your content. And yes, its called “Orkut Promote”

You can share links, photos and videos to your friends using this new feature. If your friends like it, they can “spread” it among their friends. Plus, you can track your promotions, how many people shared it with their friends, how many people clicked on your links etc. Simple ?

Is Orkut trying to Imitate twitter ?

If orkut has made it this simple, why should I confuse you explaining things in words ? Here is a video  ….

I think it’s really cool ! and I am going to use this to promote my blog on Orkut. I know you guys are also going to do the same :D . And yes … not just my blog ok ? I will share your blogs too, whenever I find something interesting from you people !!

Are you still active on Orkut ?

Yes. I am still active on orkut. It is ( still ) a good way to stay connected with old school and college friends. However, when you compare it with other social networking sites like friendfeed or twitter, this is not really about sharing links and content online. This is little different, and I like it.

Is Orkut as good as friendfeed or facebook ?  I don’t know the answer for that question ( do you ? ) .. but I know that orkut is really simple, and that’s why it is still my favorite.  Here is a new feature that helps you promote your content on orkut.  Well, this is simple too.

source : Orkut Blog

Tweetbacks : Steal your comments from Twitter !



Ready for some action ? Okay, we are going to steal some comments for your blog posts from twitter. Don’t worry, they took our comments first, now we are stealing them back, so you will not be punished ( if you get caught, I don’t know you, ok ? )

Check out some blogs, with loads of twitter love. They get hundreds of RTs about theirs posts, and we envy their Tweetme counts. But most of these blog posts with 100+ tweets about them, do not get many comments. People tweet about them but ignore the comment form. But, they still love your those blog posts.

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Now, it’s Okay to be Gay in India.

Is it okay to be a gay or Lesbian in India ?

Is it okay to be a gay or Lesbian in India ?

I never thought this would happen. But, now that it’s hear, it’s time to think “what now” ? I always listened to various discussions and debates on this topic, ( I think NDTV had a good show few months back ) read a lot of articles, and blogs … and still, I can’t be sure if I am against or for this gay thing, and I didn’t care … but now I should ..

Is it okay to be gay in India ? hmm legally yes ..( some what, unless govt is not planning another law against it, or making any changes in how that freedom is exercised here in India. )

But, when I think about this .. two of friends, boys, telling me that they are gay ? I can’t even imagine that.. I don’t know how it is like, to have gay or lesbian friends …. I never had such an experience, and I guess any of us never had, because even if any of our friends were gays, they will never tell us .. right?

For me, in single word, it sounds very disgusting. But, I can’t deny their rights if that is how nature has made them, so, I am in some what confused state, I am not against it, technically, but I am not for it either. This may change when I read, understand and contemplate more on this topic, and I may finally become totally against this …. I am not sure about this yet … and I have a feeling that many of us around here, are in the same situation ….

and the saddest thing …. in a society where even the word “sex” is considered weired, how will there be open discussions about this new system ?? anyone thought about that yet ?

Quick News : Gmail , Google Doc, google calender and google talk are out of beta !!

Do you have enough time for blogging ?

Sometimes I feel that I have all the time in the world for blogging, ( just that I don’t have enough blogging ideas ).

Then I looked around and found many people who write regularly ( personal blogs maintained by individuals with at least one post a day ) and even blogging superheros like Nikhil who manage multiple blogs with ease ( what’s the magic dude !! ) . So they have something more valuable than blogging time; blogging ideas and the flow.

But there is another group who struggle finding enough time for blogging. yet another group struggling to find ideas ( I am in this group guys !! ) Which group do you belong to ?

Is it easy for you to find time or ideas for blogging ? How do you find post ideas, where you do you save them ?

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Is this what people call “writers block” ?

I know the feeling, kid.

I know the feeling, kid.

First of, I am not  a writer to call this a “writers block”, so let us call this “blogger’s block”, ok ?

It’s been a while since I updated my blogs. I keep the “Add New Post” page open for a long time waiting for some thought to come in to my mind ( or to my fingers, if not mind ), but I sit there, and nothing happens. I read those inspiring blogs again and again …. things that can usually make me write something .. ( there are a few blogs where I spend hours, or visit 25 times a day, I will tell you later ) but no … nothing happens ..  Is this what you call Bloggers’ Block ?

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