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Thanks to WP & Google June 16, 2006

Posted by MadhoO in Online, rare.
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I am specially conveying my thanks because, I have my blog listed right on the first page of Google Search under the keyword "madhoo" which is my fisrt name.

Many thanks, to Google, for listing my blog as the tenth result and on the first page, to wordpress, for having got the "blog name/user name" for me and with such a great interface, to Indiagram for giving the first person to comment it…I had this with just 20 days, 5 posts, 1 comment…

I 'ld specially thank all my friends, well wishers, commentors, and all the visitors of my blog who can now share my ideas and opinions effectively and more easily.

Thanx for your comments @ orkut too.
Thanq all.

– MADHoO™

My good Goowy Webtop June 9, 2006

Posted by MadhoO in Intro, Media, Online, Review.
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This will be my first review of such a great webtop, "Goowy". Lolz…as the name says, it has a pretty well made GUI(Graphical User Interface) which you would really love to work on. It has got full-customizable environment especially with the skins, themes, resizable inner windows, minimize/restore/close buttons and many more. You can add or delete your features from the bottom navigation pane which gives you a Mac-like look. The newer version is a bit different from the Mac like navigator/taskbar, but you can always login for the first version here.

Coming to the functionality, they have given features like email, file storage, calendar, Instant Messenger(IM), a good spam blocking feature, and above all smart looking apps called the minis. I am sure, you will love to work on them if you actually understand the feature. I am sure that no other service uses this feature so smartly, except for Gtalkr which blew up, the other day. Of-course, that one was very cool in its way.

Though it is pleasure, being on this webtop, there are some limitations too…it consumes considerable amount of your RAM, works well only on high speed connections, requires flash-player plugin, email doesn't have filters so far…of course, they promised to bring 'em up by the end of this month.

The most wanted feature in the entire service…the integrated IM is experincing hard time but will be soon back because it is backed up by specialist guys. Check them on their blog and the about pages.

As I said, unlike many others, they take continuous feedback and respond with prompt replies and better update almost every month which is the most interesting feature of the service. Until now they have put everything for free, but they are also planning premium versions which might be sounding good for others(not me!).

It is better for you to check out the service here rather than going to bigger names. I will say, this is the worthiest of all even with its limitations. Take a good look at this site guys…Go for the easy signup and check out for your first name. I 'm sure Goowy will rock you!….they r doing awesome work with UI's.

Forgot telling you…u 've got games too!!   You can always complain/help about any of the features in their forums….meet u there.

                                                goowy

Ha!………Good Cricket June 8, 2006

Posted by MadhoO in Cricket.
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Nice to see both the teams playing competitively very well this season in Caribbean Islands.

I am speaking about the 1st test at Antigua. How satisfying was the match, even when it didn't give a victory to any of the teams! I really feel that these matches will do more good to the game, than those that end up into a biased result, just on the 3rd or 4th day of play, when teams having great differences in their caliber encounter, like a typical Zimbabwe vs Australia match.

I would call the 3rd & fourth days of the match more worthy to Indians as they have shown the dexterity of Jaffer and the capacity of Dhoni. Dhoni almost ridiculed the left arm spinner…played fool with wrong side of the bat…then went to consecutive 6s in the succeeding over battering the ball all over the ground.Great to see him put, so much strength on the shot. People will begin to call"him" the hardest hitter of all time…until this time it was either on Gilchrist, Afridi or Hayden. Anyway…its a convincing match atleast for Indians like us.

Dudes…these will be good days for good entertaining-cricket..

U can catch up live cricket score right in my site…enjoy!!

…MADHoO™

Pay! or go stray? June 1, 2006

Posted by MadhoO in Online.
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People in developing nations are accustomed to buying minutes for their mobile phones in advance. Now, Microsoft Corp. wants to see if they'll purchase PCs in much the same way.

Microsoft is announcing a new pay-as-you-go program dubbed FlexGo, that it hopes will make PC ownership more accessible to people in emerging markets.

Consumers would make a down-payment on a machine, then pay a small hourly fee each time they use it. Eventually, they would then own the PC outright. Microsoft has already tested the idea in Brazil, and hopes to expand to Russia, India, China and Mexico.

The program is one of several that are attempting to bring low-cost computing to the developing world , like some other guy promised a laptop at Rs. 5000/-. This is the latest attempt to enable computing for people in the world's developing economies.

Heard that, these PCs will be made with the special FLEXGO technology that would prevent change of any software/hardware component of the PC and that users have to buy so called 'user time' from their service provider. Sounds like a prepaid mobile service…ain't that? Microsoft's Bill Gates too has advocated using mobile phones as broader computing devices in emerging nations.

As a general rule, Microsoft says a consumer using the FlexGo program could expect to initially pay around 40 percent to 60 percent of the standard cost of a PC. But then, they would own the PC after buying a preset number of hours, in the general range of 600 to 900 hours.

I am really eager to check out whther the program will be yet another success to Microsoft and its Co-sponsors, or a dumb and risky offer like the RIM in its early days. Do you fancy that?…