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Couple of days in Chennai July 11, 2006

Posted by MadhoO in General, Public, Review.
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Recently, I have been to Chennai for assisting my grand parents in getting their US visa. Also, that it would give me some aquaintancy with the US consulate.

It was this time that, I had got some better impressions on the metro… I see it like a magnified Vijayawada and a treated Hyderabad, except the beach( I dint go to anyway).

Prior to this visit, I used to think that the people in TN were not as cooperative as those of my native state ( because, I had undergone drastic situations during my previous visits to the city- esp. during DEC’05 when it flooded on my GRE and caused so much procrastination).

This time, I have had a good chance to understand the city.. esp those local railway stations, subways, the Chennai central and of course the US consulate and ANNA SALAI.

But, it was difficult to get a crocin tablet or a water bottle even in such a populated place…I had to walk not less than 3km. And, the auto fares are really too much…”Madrasi autowallas are having it too cool driving an auto” 🙂

Luckily, I could discover my ability to make friends in minutes…I made Mohan-my friend in just 10 min of gossip. So, you cant blame me as poor at comm. skills…haha!

I ‘ve really so much more to say abt the city…but next time sure!

byee Chennai 🙂

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

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…