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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?…

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…

Gandhi on Bhagat Singh May 25, 2006

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Freedom fighter Sardar Bhagat Singh was hanged by the British on accusations of anti-government activities on March 23, 1931. Here, Gandhi pays tribute to the patriotism of the young martyr while disagreeing with his revolutionary methods. Excerpted from Gandhi's article in Young India.

 

Bhagat Singh and his two associates  have been hanged. The Congress made many attempts to save their lives and the Government entertained many hopes of it, but all has been in a vain.

Bhagat Singh did not wish to live. He refused to apologize, or even file an appeal. Bhagat Singh was not a devotee of non-violence, but he did not subscribe to the religion of violence.  He took to violence due to helplessness and to defend his homeland. In his last letter, Bhagat Singh wrote –" I have been arrested while waging a war. For me there can be no gallows. Put me into the mouth of a cannon and blow me off."  These heroes had conquered the fear of death. Let us bow to them a thousand times for their heroism.

But we should not imitate their act. In our land of millions of destitute and crippled people, if we take to the practice of seeking justice through murder, there will be a terrifying situation. Our poor people will become victims of our atrocities.  By making a dharma of violence, we shall be reaping the fruit of our own actions.

Hence, though we praise the courage of these brave men, we should never countenance their activities. Our dharma is to swallow our anger, abide by the discipline of non-violence and carry out our duty…

 

Source: http://www.kamat.com/mmgandhi/onbhagatsingh.htm

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