Friday, March 28, 2008

Middle click in Firefox

How many times you missed middle click on a link in firefox? When you middle click in firefox, the page goes to auto scroll mode, and it is very frustrating.

To disable this, goto Tools -> Options -> Advanced, and uncheck "use autoscrolling". It will disable autoscrolling.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Telugu is in Top 10 in no.of orkut communities

language communities largest community members
Portuguese 40,460,878 Eu amo a minha MÃE!3,903,588
English 3,738,534 Nike 624,095
English (UK) 469,538 David Beckham 118,657
Spanish 186,323 Pra que serve o Orkut? 79,734
Hindi 43,837 Cafe Coffee Day 55,492
Estonian37,199 Estonia 63,505
All34,294 Caipirnhas 311,487
French 25,118 Paris 21,772
Telugu23,925 Abba cha 15,665

English is split into two (English and English(UK)). All the communities that do not specify any language is categorized as "All". If we merge English, and remove All, then telugu would be in 7th position.

My Country My Life by L.K.Advani

I have bought My Country My Life by L.K.Advani from I have not read any biography in the last 12 years except of Lord Krishna, and Prabhupada. This is the first time for me to buy a book in 15 days after release. Let's see whether I will read this or not.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Bug in Notepad

1. Open Notepad
2. Type in this sentence exactly (without quotes): "this app can break"
3. Save the file to your hard drive.
4. Close Notepad
5. Open the saved file in notepad.

Instead of seeing your sentence, you will see a series of squares.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Great Writer

Once upon a time there was a young man who wanted to become a great writer.
"I want to write things the whole world will read," he declared.
"Stuff that will elicit strong emotions from people in every walk of life. I want my writing to make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger."

He now lives happily ever after in Redmond, writing error messages for Microsoft.

I am also doing the same. ;) With a difference that, I am not in Redmond, and the whole world will not read my writings.

Let's hope that, none of my colleagues read this blog. ;)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Communicator Alerts

If anyone used Gaim (or pidgin) extensively, and if they start using Microsoft Communicator, then they would disappoint very much. It is because of the lack of control of the communicator. With communicator, you cannot get many kinds of alerts, say the user's status changes to Away or busy. You can get only alerts when the user is available or goes offline.

Microsoft provides the SDK for communicator, by which you can develop your own communicator. It is very easy to use the SDK. I have developed a small software by which I can receive the alerts for the people I want. This is not a replacement of communicator. This just gives the alerts of the contacts.

Download the binaries for Communicator Alerts

Download the source for Communicator Alerts

A special thanks to SG for inspiring me to develop this software.

Update: This is outdated now. Pidgin has a plugin SIPE by which one can replace office communicator. With that, we can get all kinds of alerts, logging and everything.