26 May 2008

Automated Gmail Account creator

Well I read this story sometime back I thought it was some sort of rumor. But it seems that the software is now available to the general public via the rapidshare.com . Heres the page which has the complete application which can create gmail accounts for you in a jiffy. Though I am not sure of reliability of this app because I dare not install apps from such location for the fear of malwares and rootkits. After this report I dont trust my anti-virus to be of any help in identifying these. I would not recommend you to use it either. Here is what the application claims to do.

  • Create Unlimited Gmail Accounts in Seconds Flat.
  • Setup Auto-Responder automatically!
  • Setup Forwarding automatically!
  • Use random or custom names!
  • Enable POP3 automatically!
  • Proxy support: HTTP/SOCKS4/SOCKS5
  • Multiple exporting options!
  • Automatic self-updating software!

From the image its clear that you can either create a single gmail account or a number of them with letters or numbers appended to the string provided by you. It also has the multi-threaded option wherein multiple threads are used to create gmail accounts for you. 

If this app is working, then Google and others should be ready to face the flood. Seems like dooms day warning for google et.al. I just wonder, what if gmail crashed the way twitter database has. Scary thought Nailbiting

23 May 2008

What I love in Firefox 3

There has been much said about Firefox3, good and bad. People have stayed away from the beta and RC builds because the real power of Firefox, the extensions is not there yet. But still I got hooked to it since its Beta 3 release, which I found was more or less stable. So heres my fav feature listff home in no particular order. I actually love all of them.

1. The new location of the Home Button.    I think this is something which is one of the most normal thing to be done. But some product manager probably of the first browser wanted it that way or the dev said that if you want it someplace else, then more time is needed. Since then everyone has been putting that home button next to Refresh. Seems stupid now, doesn't it. 

2. Most Visited Button. True of late what I do most of the time is that I visit the same pages. Its not all that often that I need to find new stuff or am bombarded with links. So this most visited button is just cool.

ff smart bookmark 3. Smart bookmarks - Tagging, most visited and recently bookmarked are some cool features which stand out instantly. And sure they are very useful and I do use them often. Though this is most visited is a repetition, what I initially thought its probably those pages which are bookmarked. But as it turns out, its same as the most visited button. I would have loved if it was most visited only for bookmarks. Places is probably a good feature but as a user it hardly makes any difference to me.

4.New Downloads Panel - This is something which is useful. You actually have a search so that you can find if you have downloaded something. Seems like an awesome idea. But I have never used it yet. Another cool part of the download is that now we can resume across sessions of firefox. Unlike earlier when you could only resume while you were still running firefox. Useful, but I still prefer Down Them All over native download feature.

ff smart autocomplete 5. Smart Autocomplete - Why I call it smart is that instead of the earlier stupidity of searching just the url, it now also matches the Title of the page. Finally some good use of the TITLE tag from HTML. I was actually beginning to think that this tag is a total waste sort of a thing. But now we have some use of it. I am now so accustomed to it that I feel like being in Jurassic Age while using IE. A very impressive feature I would say. I would even call it one of the top killer features of Firefox3

ff password

6. The remember password dialog - Well technically you cant even call it a dialog anymore. Its been morphed into a slider. I dont remember how many times I have cursed myself over not remembering password to a site or not making firefox remember it. Next time when I go to the site I try a hundred different passwords and finally when I go though, I dont remember the password as I had clicked, that Not now for the Remember Password Modal Dialog. The slider is a great move and its really enhances the usability of the s/w to a large extent. A perfect use  case to when not to use a modal dialog Happy

ff malware 7. Malware/Phishing/ Forgery Alert - Well this is another improvement. Some people will never care to visit something like paypal.com.134.234.12.98/login  Well this new alert serves the purpose very well. Not on the top list but good none the less. Try it at http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/its-a-trap.html

8. Performance: Seems like an insane boost. Though I do feel that gmail is now faster but dont know who is to be held responsible for this insane nitro like boost. Seems like culprit is firefox according to John Resig

9. Make Extention Compatible - What I needed to do to make some of my fav extension to be compatible to firefox3 was just click on make compatible button. Though I would have loved if these guys had allowed that option while installing an addon too. To get around I had to unzip those .xpi files and then change the max version in install.rdf to current firefox version. Then zip the folder back and rename as .xpi. Now firefox was ready to install it. Most of my extensions worked this way except Google Gears, which I dont know when would be released for Firefox3.

ff addressbar 10. The All new Address Bar design - Well the new address bar is definitely the most noticeable feature of Firefox3. It not only makes you more aware of the security and presents it in a much more appealing manner than the usual stupid dialog. But the best part of the address bar is the Bookmark and RSS icons. They make things so much easier to use. Although I would have loved all the features of Locationbar², but then its still an improvement and makes it the best.

Overall a cool experience and am sure it is leaving IE a long way behind and I am loving it. For MS or Apple to make me a convert from Firefox to them would be a task for sure.

22 May 2008

Oh fudge....20% of Americans have never used email

Believe it friends around 20% Americans have never used email. What is even more mind boggling is that some 30% of households dont have access to internet service. Consider this that in India we have just 27.5% of people living below the poverty line. Rest are above. The number of people who have never had food is nearly 0%. This is one of the greatest achievements of Indian government over the 61 years of independence from the blood sucking Britishers. Its a real sham that US has more people with broadband than we have without food. A pity on those obsese americans who are the wasting around 3,770 calories of food energy per day.

Well you think its crap. Well I never said this is intellectual.

17 May 2008

Random Post

There is possibly nothing better than blabbering without a cause. Thats something that earns millions for certain cos and individuals who would speak whatever they can in the heat of the moment. There will random blames on certain people about the cause of the blast, without realizing anything. They would blame anything and everyone about whatever that has happened. Some would consider themselves the messiah of all things. They will act Godly but duck at the first chance of a risk. The guy reporting the situation will photograph the dying instead of saving him. Later act as the Messenger of God. Is it that humans find success in misery. More often than not, the bigger the villian, the more powerful is the hero. Its misery of the situation which probably bring out the hero.

The smell of the flower in the morning and evening hours seem awesome but the same during afternoon seems different. I believe that its just our perception changes in those hours. Its highly unlikely that the flowers would stop giving fragrance in those hours. Same is with people and ideas. What seems right now may be unjust tomorrow. I am sure the Britisher's were having their heads high over their monarchy and their rule over all the colonies like India et al. But today, I am sure it seems gruesome to even those Britisher's. I have seen perception about a lot of things change with time.

Friends too change with time. Their priorities change. Their life changes. You are no more fit in their life. They branch away from you. Thats life. You never stick to one thing, change is the constant throughout. Thats an ironic statement but true. But then life itself is an irony. You start with a smash and end in an ash. The truth of life. But does it really matter what all is there in the middle. Something like a mango. Do hell with whatever is the skin and the rocky seed inside. Its the in between thing which actually matters.

 

I know, you must be wondering, what random crap is this guy writing, but then the blog title is self explanatory Happy

09 May 2008

If only ads dont lie

A picture is worth a thousand words. Obviously simplymarry.com went overboard with the ad campaign. Winking

false advertisment

 

Common yaar every body knows there are no beautiful girls in Software. By the way never heard anyone say Software Engineering as their qualification. What do you think of simplymarry.com now??

 

A few other ads which they may have

  • A hunk describing himself as havaldar or constable.
  • A hottie posing as PhD in science.
  • Another hottie posing as Women Welfare executive

Can u think of any other situations??

05 May 2008

Manoranjan Unlimited -- Baap of WWE is here

Now if someone says I am proved wrong then buddy you need to look here and here. What the heck is it man. Isnt it what WWE is all about. After all its about entertainment. Stupid entertainment. You play with feelings and generate regionalism and hatred. Is it what entertainment is all about. What ever happened to cricket. I had initially surmised that all the entertainment would there due to SRK and Priety being around. But as it turns out Ganguly, Warne, Harbhajan and Sreesanth are not bad.

To me it sounds more like those Rs20 per over games which are there at a lot of places where you can go and hit the ball as hard as you can. Stupid junta will watch anything. Since the organisers did not have faith in the stupidity of the Indian Junta, they got themselves skimpily clad cheerleaders who would entertain the crowd with their moves. Wow  now that something I would pay anything for. After all staring/glancing/X-Raying females is the national passtime of India. The lesser the clothes, the better it is. After all Kareena, Katrina, Rakhi Sawant et al are earning moolahs because of that. Now besides movies and stage shows they have the IPL. Haven't u seen those Women's WWE bouts. It all about showing your body and bust than anything else. Seems like something similar here. Great job Mr Sharad Pawar.

Whatever happened to promoting new players, havnt seen that happen yet. The game is still dominated by the oldies and the Aussies. Where the hell is the new talent. Is India facing a talent crunch. I dont know.

Anyways kick the crass....hit the ball....its a six....who cares....End of post.