BarCamp #5 at Mumbai (VJTI – Matunga)

I’ve tried attending few of the last barcamp’s at mumbai and always look forward to see what new I can learn from the same.

I’ve met few of my good contacts at barcamps and learned a lot from them.

My friend Satish Vijaykumar aka BombayLives (twitter – @bombaylives) have been the major driving force for [...]

Baba Ramdev using google chrome in billboard advertisement for yoga camp

I came to know about absolute hilarious billboard sign posted at Gurgoan, Delhi from a friend of mine.

Baba ramdev is probably trying to target the internet users/tech savvy guys from gurgaon in following advertisement.

yoga camp billboard mentioning google chrome

I guess his next camp will be in Bangalore or Mumbai with similar [...]

All your base are belong to us …

Google has launched the Project 10^100 (”Project 10 to the 100th”) to mark their 10th birthday; a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible.The price is around some $200,000 per idea. (they are selecting 5 ideas for $1 Million)

As they have already touched upon most of our [...]

BarCamp #4 at Mumbai

The long wait is over & BarCampMumbai4 is finally announced on first weekend of October 2008.

What’s new? * BCM4 is a 2-day camp this time. * You have to be involved. You can either give sessions or volunteer to be a part of BCM4

When & where? * 4th & 5th of October, 2008 [...]

Amazon to offer CDN services

As a logical extension to their existing product suite of EC2 cloud computing service and S3 online storage solution, Amazon is planning to launch a global CDN (Content Delivery Network) in near future. (Before dec 2008).

The idea is to provide publicly readable content to the customers worldwide, with low latency and high data transfer [...]

Technology glitch brings UAL stock down

I was going through slashdot and one bizzare incident was reported on it.

Google’s news tracker/crawler, fetched a news from some old reprint of an article from Dec 2002 when United Airlines was on the verge of bankruptcy.

United airlines later on managed to get out of the situation after that.

However google crawled it [...]

Browser War: Microsoft IE8 Vs. Firefox Vs. Google Chrome (or Google OS?)

Its quite logical move from google where they have come out with their own version of browser (Google Chrome) after looking at the features of MS IE8 and possible threat to its advertising revenue.

Internet explorer enjoys 60-70% of browser market share due to its strong presence in OS. Mozilla/Firefox enjoys close to 20-25% (or [...]

Microsoft IE8 and Privacy by InPrivate Blocking

So called online user privacy advocates will be more than happy to have a look at microsoft IE8 feature list.

Microsoft is providing a feature called as “InPrivate Blocking” in IE8 which will allow users to block/edit/allow third party tracking/adserving options.

Read about microsoft IE8 and its features here

It also says

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InPrivate Blocking [...]

Drizzle: A Lightweight SQL Database for Cloud and Web

I’ve been using MySQL since Dec-1999, and so far its been a wonderful database which works perfect for most of the Online (Web) Applications. Few days ago when I was going through scale-our strategies for mysql and lightweight mysql discussions, I came across ‘Drizzle’.

Drizzle is a High-Performance Microkernel DBMS for Scale-Out Applications. Drizzle is [...]

Firefox view source refreshes the entire page

had a difficult time explaining to someone about this behaviour of firefox

problem was these guys run an affiliate program which requires to have a tracking pixel on our confirmation page. The tracking pixel (1×1) was in place for the campaign.

However whenever someone tried to see the source of the rendered page in [...]