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April 2007 - Posts

Animated PNGs,are they good?
Many of us have been playing with Animated GIFs for long time and have done funny things with it by using different GIF Animation editors. Mozilla is willing to propose Animated PNGs or APNGs to replace closed source GIF image format, an another Opensource Read More...
Eyes Health
I got this mail from Ponder Alliance mailing list. This is very valuable piece of info and people like me who spend most of times infront of computers and wear glasses too must follow this: 20-20-20 These exercises are suggested by an eye doctor. It is Read More...
Google's Adwords got hacked
Yes it did get hacked and they recovered too. If you are intrested to know how these guys tackle with hacked sites then do read the article by Matt Cutts of Google who take care of this business. Intresting read. Technorati tags: Google.Adwords.Hacked Read More...
Telenor launches first Mobile TV in Pakistan
Wow!, this is really amazing!! Telenor Pakistan has launched first ever Mobile TV service in Pakistan which covers local and International channels including Aljazeera. According to Telenor: Now watch your favorite local and international channels with Read More...
Microsoft Visual Studio Standard 2005
If you are planning to insta;; MS VS 2005 standard edition then you should read this first by Jhon Simmons who is frequent on CodeProject as well. Technorati tags: Microsoft , .NET , VS 2005 Read More...
Seven JavaScript Techniques You Should Be Using Today
If you are planing to become a serious Javascript developer rather a guy who can just VALIDATE forms with the help of JS then I think you should take advice of Mr. Dustin Diaz , the UI engineer at Google who shares valuable tips which can help you to Read More...
IM mashup
I must congratulate the developers of this system. Amazing idea and easy to use Interface. The product is in Alpha stage but still very much stable to be browsed. You just click on a locaion on Map and find out the people in the area. It also has feature Read More...
Faster Page Loads With Image Concatenation
Intresting technique, though I might not agree with him unless I try myself. It does save few server roundtrips which are wasted to download images. Read further here . Read More...
Offline Wikipedia
Wikipedia goes offline! Now you can read Wikiarticles offline which are stored in a DVD. According to Slashdot : "WikipediaOnDVD, with cooperation with the Wikipedia community, has released its first offline test version. The articles were selected by Read More...
Women Flee IT Jobs
From slashdot : An alarming number of women are currently abandoning IT jobs that require workers to be on-call at all hours, according to a story in Computerworld. One study cited in the article states that by 2012, 40% of women now working in IT will Read More...
Its all about $3
Seems like Vista is not giving the desire results. Microsoft *unexpectedly* has announced a program to target the audience which was not touched yet. Yes, I am talking about poor countries who can't afford Microsft products legally. The program named Read More...
Google 'feeds' you
I remember it was not an easy task to make a feed parsing utility. Specially it was more pain than fun when you find no Javascript based library to parse feed and you have to deal with IE and non-IE browsers who parse DOM in different manner. Also you Read More...
7/7/2007: A day without Javascript
This is something which sounds very weird in the era where we are used to hear terms like AJAX,Web 2.0 and Mashups. An attempt is being made to celebrate a day using/making applications without Javascript. If yo are with these guys and willing to celebrate Read More...
Generics in Java- How generic they are
Frankly speaking I have not tried Generics yet in Java which were introduced in Java5 but after reading comments on Slashdot , it seems that they are not as generic like C++ templates. If you have tried Generics in C++ or C# or even Java then don't hesitate Read More...
Secure Mashups
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Make your Web2.0 applictions accessible
An interesting piece by Martin Kliehm Read More...
yahoo pipes: Remixing in Web world
I am pretty impressed with Yahoo! Pipes, even Google couldn't comeup with something like that. It's based on Unix Pipe architecture, yahoo pipes allowed you to mix different feeds,filter them and produce a new output based on several input feeds[JSON,RSS,ATOM,RDF Read More...
Mozilla Sues Microsoft over Tab Browsing
Really? Oh well. Read yourself According to the german tech-site heise.de, the Mozilla Foundation is suing Microsoft over the use of tabbed browsing in Internet Explorer 7. The Mozilla Foundation owns the patent 5,160,296 through one of their developers Read More...
x/Html5 Unleashed
xHTML 5.0 which is being targetted to deal with Web 2.0/3.0 type of applications. new tags,tags enhancements, offline browsing etc etc. Read details here Read More...
Use Internet while flushing
hhahahaha! This is DAMN awesome and Only Google could create such April Fool Jokes Google launches Google TisP . According to Press Release : free in-home wireless broadband service that delivers online connectivity via users' plumbing systems. The Toilet Read More...
New APIs by Yahoo!
Guess what? Yahoo! finally released Yahoo Mail API in two different flavors, one is JSON-RPC based while other is SOAP based. Jeremy Zawdny of Yahoo officially announced the release of API. You can progeam your customize application in language of your Read More...