Monday, April 8, 2013
Saturday, March 19, 2011
On the Settings page under Connections tab you can find all the applications to which you’ve allowed the following applications to access your account. Here revoke access to all the application which look shady or which you do not require to keep your twitter cores going.
Once again remember to report the spam to twitter because it is our responsibility to help keeping the twitter sphere free from spam. On twitter you can do so by posting a tweet mentioning the application and other relevant spam details and marking it to @spam.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
On Wednesday Face book launched the enhancements to its comments box plugin on various website through facebook connect. As stated of facebooks forum this update contains 3 essential enhancements. These enhancements are i) More Social Relevance ii) Improved Moderation Tools and iii) Better Distribution
This means that if now you visit a website with Faceboook comments plugin in it, you will see comments from various Facebook users and if you are loged into you Facebook account you will see the comments from your friends and friends of a friend first and all other comments would be pushed down.
If you decide to post your comments on it you can not only use Facebook for login, you can also login with other login providers. Also you can choose whether or not you want that comment to appear on your newsfeed. The interface against every comment is improved too.
Another functionality is about comment moderation. Admins of the page can control the visibility of the comment to be public or friends only. The Abusive words can be banned for the commenter while she/he post the comment. In addition to this the moderation can be done by the visitor to the website. Any visitor reading a comment can mark it as either “Spammy” or “Abusive”.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
So it happened because I lost my driving license. Yes I did. How stupid of me. After having searched it in all the possible places (which include my home, Office cabinet, files where I store papers) I decided it’s time to report the missing license and then apply for a copy from the Authority. It’s hard to live without car. God knows when we will have good public transport system. Anyways I started towards nearest police station, on foot (Yes walking is the only exercise I indulge in). The police station is 1.5 KM from my place. I reached the police station and then the conversation started.
Me: Mera license Kho gaya hai. Uski report likhwani hai (I have lost my license and want to get a report written).
On Duty Officer (ODO): Bhai ji light nahin hai report kaise likhi jayegi? (Brother there is no light how will writing report be possible?) and then he walk few steps.
Me: Koi Aur option hai? (Is there any other option?)
ODO: Tum Bata do. (You tell me)
Me: Agar mein paper par likh kar de doon aur aap us par stamp laga do? (If I write it on paper and you put a stamp on it?)
ODO: Authority wale phir wapas bhej deinge. Hum to yeh chahte hai ki tumahare 6 chakkar na lagein. (Authority guys will send you back. We just wish to save you from 6 trips).
Now I don’t doubt his intentions (or maybe I do). But that doesn’t save me any more trips. It’s actually these trips which help me fulfilling my exercising needs. Now you know how Delhi Ploice is helping me in exercise? By the way did anyone hear about this latest gadget called UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply)? So if Delhi police can afford 1600 Rs. UPS for every computer maybe that saves citizens from some hassle because not many people take walking as their daily exercise regime, like me. May god send them few UPS.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
1. Locate your name at the top right corner of your Twitter home page. Guess that should not be difficult. Who misses his or her name?
2. Click it so you see the more options open.
3. Choose “Leave Preview”.
You are done. Wow it was simple. Worrying if you will ever be able to use New Twitter. Don't. Its always there whenever you wish to. For more on Twitter just follow the TAG.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Now I can bear if I can’t use my gift, because of the different voltage ranges and AC frequencies used through out the world. But the worst thing is that there are further divisions into various sockets types. Do you know American Standard use Socket type A and B where as others, with European standard use Socket type C to M. When countries have adopted only 2 standards for voltage and frequency, then literally why they use a whole bunch of standards for Electrical Sockets. Frustrated I decided to write about this menace and searched internet.
Not in every country, but at least 13 different types of electrical sockets are used internationally. America and Japan use 2 flat vertical input Type A (w/o grounding pole) and Type B(with grounding pole) sockets. Europe, The Middle East and much of Africa use Type C socket able to handle a no of different voltage and this feature makes it Standard Socket in Europe, popularly known as Europlug. Type D used almost in India and Nepal. And these series further going upto Type M are used by different countries like Australia, New Zealand, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong kong etc.
Electricity around the world provides comprehensive details on Electrical sockets. Once you go through the lookup table in above link you will definitely come to know the reason why we are now stuck with no less than 13 different styles of plugs and wall outlets, is because many countries preferred to develop a plug of their own which doesn’t make a proper sense, instead of adopting any standard for all. If you venture out in the market to find an extension chord for your latest gadget you come across ones with various different type of sockets. Though Type D is a standard socket type other socket types are aplenty in the market. One of the reasons could be the rising imports from countries like China, Singapore and Hong Kong where type L and Type G sockets are the norms. So now I have a hairdryer which has Type A (or sometimes Type C) plugs but a Socket with Type G. Result is loose hanging sockets and ultimately the sparking. Now do I need to mention that this not only destroys your Hairdryer but can also cause a fire. Hey does anyone have data on how many fire have Electrical sparking as the cause? My wish, if only the socket types are standardized or at least some guidelines are issued for the exporters regarding what types of Sockets should be imported. The other solution could be levy a higher import duties on certain type of sockets which do not comply to Indian Standards of Electrical sockets.