Archive | September 2007

Im coming to Yahoo Open HackDay!!!! R u?

Yup, I am coming to Yahoo Open HackDay. I got a confirmation from Yahoo about this today.

So, now what next? Think of an idea we can build during those 2 days and enjoy it.

I have thought of a small widget kind of an application called “Mini-Yahoo”

If you also have got Invitation for HackDay, please drop me a mail. we can discuss on the idea and build it.

CHeerz
Shri

PS: Did I tell you, hacking in Taj Residency could really be fun!!!!

Yahoo HackDay!!!!!

Yahoo HackDay is on 5-6th Oct 07

Its the first time in India, Yahoo has opened HackDay for everyone.

You can find the details and can also register it here

http://Hackday.org

Cheerz
Shri

PS: Thanks to Alagu for the info 🙂

Introducing the winker : iwinkr.com

iWinkr.com is the web start-up I have registered today

In my coming posts I shall reveal all the details about this project and ofcourse we will soon open up Beta test sign-ups.

So just hang on….till then.  And, ofcourse keep Winking!!!!!

I leave you with a simple question…. What are you winking today???

Cheerz
Shri

Creating cheap Indic web pages!!!

Yes, “cheap” in terms of ease to create a Indic language web pages.

For instance, first have a look at this Yahoo site in Hindi language. That would give a clear picture.

http://in.hindi.yahoo.com

Now, how many apps we have which helps us create simple Indic web pages? Yes, we have enough CMS packages available and great applications like Yudit. But how much easy it is actually?

I figured out it is not “really” simple to do that, simple for me is something which a lay man can also understand and use.

So what can be the solutions for the problem?
1. Create a application like Yudit from scratch
2. Just build a simple Plug-In for the existing CMS editors which can be used with ease and effectively.

I am trying on something which if it works, could add up as second solutions. And, yes it is ofcourse under OpenKey project.

Any other solutions have u tried? or come across which helps u build simple Indic Web pages? Drop in comments and share with us.

Cheerz
Shri

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Back from Home…Back to Work!!!

Okay, I am back from home, had good time 🙂 Will write about the trip soon 

Now, getting back to work.

Btw, check out this video song, its from Beatles, Imagine. Its awesome. Beautiful lyrics and touching music. Njoy Maadi 😀

Lyrics of the song:

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

Video

Home Sweet Home!!!

No. I am not writing this post from my home

But, YES I am going home today….yippppyyyy

Ciao…and will write more when I come back.

Cheerz
Shri
 

India Still an IT giant? Lifting Website data from Singapore.

Delhi Police has “lifted” website structure, data, content and even Images 😦 from Singapore’s police website.

This news was first broken by NDTV on Saturday.

It is shame to see things like this happen, specially when the world considers India as a IT destination?

If they were desperate to get some simple HTML pages done with text and images, least they could have dropped me mail. Than doing this HOLY shit.

I guess it wouldnt be completely wrong to say that Delhi Police has done what Software Engineers in India do it on a daily basis.

Some of the “HOT” quotes from Delhi Police website.

”With the increasing number of bombing incidents around the world, no country including Singapore can take safety for granted.”

And just in case there’s a biological attack and you get anthrax, there’s no need to panic.
The website says: In Singapore, the SCDF, Police, Ministry of Health and Singapore Post have taken precautionary measures to deal with this threat.

Read the complete strip tease here

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20070024487

What do u think abt such things? And what we can do to solve such basic problems?

Drop in ur comments…..

–Sridhar