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Difficult times for Telugu July 22, 2006

Posted by MadhoO in General, Intro, Media, Public, Telugu.
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You would ask me, why, I brought in, another article (of Ganguly’s controversy) amidst serious discussions about Telugu, slang, bringing popularity etc. But, what I can tell you is, things were going on seriously in the background.

While I said hard-time, you would have expected another serious issue on telugu usage in PCs…yeah! that absolutely true. This time, even more serious issue, actually trying to shake out from the radicals.

What?!….yeah, from radicals…That is what I am mentioning it as hard-time.

If you check out these pics 1 2 3 4. That is how most of our browsers regularly show(encode) the telugu text from a typical telugu website and at many netcafes, it is even worser than that. One more thing I want you to notice is that, these are from the so called best browser today(Firefox) and with almost all extensions installed for Telugu and (UTF-8).

Interesting thing is that, the author(of those pages) somehow, managed to get the page slugs also in Telugu.(when seen from firefox but, in IE, it is like this). One thing… Firefox doesn’t have built in Telugu support but, for Tamil! I bet, you wont be able to upload a file named in ‘telugu’

When I bring these things into light, I feel that, someone would put necessary work into it, because, currently, I am no geek at any level (I know).

Summary: Bring out a good browser compatible for telugu, a complete telugu website, and a chanllenging clean telugu software….with telugu translations…forget using rarely used words. Dont try to radically change every word into telugu( dont try to inject forgotten telugu words). The script is what, we have to bring in very urgently.

Ganguly…another high-drama? July 22, 2006

Posted by MadhoO in Cricket, Media, Public.
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His target this time is the former chairman of BCCI, Mr.Jagmohan Dalmia. Others would have surprised about the latest hot dispute but, not to me at all (infact I have expected it earlier).

Having lost his place in the team, I feel that, he spoke these lines only out of desperation; I have some reasons to understand this way.

Earlier, he was critiqued severely from the present coach, Chappel, for which, he treated him in offensive way… and now, when things are all going right in Chappel’s way, his turned his gun on Dalmia’s neck. This… I dont think is a way to win!!!

May be, both of them were blaming each other for their mis-fortune. So, I too will need some one to get blamed out of my unfortunate and miserable situations, just kiddding!

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

Charmi rocks!!! it……… May 26, 2006

Posted by MadhoO in Filmi, Media.
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        Ooooooooooh! dear….what an awesome performance! how superb were the exprssions! though I’ve expected from her, this was a really scintillating one. In short, I just liked the way she acted thru the film, POURNAMI.

Though the film doesn’t have a great story, I will say, it is nice because of the screenplay, music and Charmi’s performance. This should be a good break thru after her “Anukokunda oka roju”.

I dont know why the movie was so named….really inapt. Trisha’s role was of no use there and her acting- as stupid and ignorable as usual. The chemistry didn’t work this time, between Prabhas and her. However, things would ‘ve been even more tough for the producer Mr.M.S.Raju, had the heroine be some other.

The movie aimed at bringing “fine arts esp. Indian classical dance to lime light( to masses)” – not a big success though. Had it been a big hit like the Kalatapaswi’s ‘Shankarabharanam’, things would ‘ve got even more better for our classics.

Any way I should say, Mr.Raju is a successful man because, he is able to show to us the great talent of the heroine. One would see the film only for her and her performance. All the rest are next.

I believe, the movie be “ChandraKala” rather than “Pournami”. May good days come for her after many controversies. What do U say?….

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Why Yahoo! Mail UK ;-) May 25, 2006

Posted by MadhoO in Media, Online, Review.
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Do u Yahoo!? Have you been a user of Yahoo mail? Do u live outside UK or Ireland? Then check back whether u r able to use it potentially well….

Why this quest began in me?:

Ever since I registered for a GMail account, I have been using the POP access through my OUTLOOK….this way I can save the amount of time I stay connected to Internet…So I eventually forgot using my Yahoo ID for email and began searching for even better services…But I 've seen all my friends sticking to the same ID's….I have also seen some of 'em signing up at Yahoo…..but few got up with the <mailto:userid@yahoo.co.uk> address/content.

So, I came back to searching abt the Yahoo services, articles on yahoo mails…blogs….and ultimately found out that Yahoo! shows unique importance to their users in UK&Ireland. Any new service was first made available only to them. There was the actual POP server access(to be able to synchronize with my MS-Outlook)….Otherwise I 'ld have to pay for Yahoo plus service.

How will some one pay for it when they get it excellently and free from GMail. I really like Google very much with one reason being this(free @ all and to all).

So  guys , go n have a new ID at Yahoo UK or a new Gmail acc. Ofcourse,…at ur own risk and interest. YM Uk.gif

As far I am concerned…GMail is #1 in email as of today…

Let's see what happens when Yahoo! throws out the Yahoo! plus service…