Monday, September 11, 2006

BlogCamp India

I attended the BlogCamp over the weekend & have posted about it in my WordPress blog. (that's where I blog now)

Thursday, August 31, 2006

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Being careful with your website

Consider this example. You have a product offering at your website. And you have this page which says
XXXXXX provides an online office suite which allows customers to quickly create documents via a web browser. The customer types in their browser, chooses a letterhead design and receives a professionally formatted PDF file in moments. Customers do not require Adobe Acrobat, as the PDF files are created on the gOFFICE servers. The output from XXXXXX is of high quality. Have a look at this example.
Click on the example link and all you get is an error page :-( I dread something similar happening at our site.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Bloggoggle, good but ...

Came across Bloggoggle from Steve Rubel's blog. Seems to be nice service but why have they made signing-in this difficult?

Compare this with what we have in Zoho Writer or Zoho Planner.

Reminds me of a recent Seth Godin's post on using 'illegible' capchas (it was that got Seth pissed off)

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Njoy This Valentine's Day With a Difference

Came across

Just blog about the site & get a 200 pixels spot for free. This seems to be a limited offer.

Go check this out :

Friday, January 27, 2006

vtiger, Open Source CRM

With Open Source, you get the product free, the code free & in case of vtiger, you get support free too. That is, till now. A blog post there now asks if the community that is being benefited can give bucks for support. A very valid request, I should say keeping in mind the point that the team that is developing the core project needs motivation & money to keep itself moving.

If you are an Open Source advocate, join the discussion there.

WordPress Splogs

Google addressed the splog problem in & this was a welcome step for marketers advertising through Google Adwords. But seeing Google ads onWordPress based splogs causes concern. One such splogs network I found :

When is this going to be addressed, Google?

Monday, January 16, 2006

Chennai Book Fair 2006

Didn't want to miss the trip I make every year. It was as usual. The fair keeps growing & they'd said there were around 250 stalls this year. Yesterday being the last day, the crowds were there & it was difficult entering many stalls. Didn't have time to visit all & had to choose prominent ones.

Had a look at Jayamohan's 'Kottravai', the much talked about book but then the kaapiyam-style writing was a little over my head. And had some faint remembrances when flipping through KiRa's Koballagrammam. Thought about buying SuRa's JJ:Sila Kuripugal but then changed my mind.

Books bought - To Kill a Mocking Bird (had always wanted to own a copy so that I can read it whenever needed) & 1984 (Orwell's masterpiece, another book I'd badly wanted to read). Bought Malcom Gladwell's 'Blink' (was impressed by his 'Tipping Point') on the platform & went to Spencers Landmark (so many blue shirted staff around!) & bought 'Guns, Germs & Steel' a book that Sandeep had recommended. Hmm, all these I hope to read atleast before the next year's event.