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Google’s 9th Birthday

28-September-2007 Leave a comment

Google turns 9th on 27-Sep-2007. Google opened its doors in September 1998. The exact date when we celebrate our birthday has moved around over the years, depending on when people feel like having cake.

Its strange that Google has not provided any official news link on its Birthday. The 9th birthday image put on Google.com also does not contain any links. Usually, the logo contains link to query for the event on web.

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Using GTalk as FM Radio

26-September-2007 Leave a comment

You can listen FM is on your GTalk now ( Teen Taal 110… only hindi songs). For this you need to follow these steps:
1) add this id in ur GTalk: service@gtalk2voip.com
2) then add: 110@radio.gtalk2voip.com

After completion of these 2 steps, make a GTalk call to 110@radio.gtalk2voip.com, then you will be directly connected to teen taal FM radio station.

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Emoticon (Smiley) turns 25

20-September-2007 Leave a comment

Today signifies the birthdays of many celebrities, Jimmy Fallon, Joan Lunden, and Adam West to name a few, but today each of these stars will share the limelight of 19 September with 🙂 for its Silver Anniversary.

On this day, 25 years ago, a Carnegie Mellon Univesity computer science professor named Scott E. Fahlman posted a smiley face on an electronic message board, with the accompanying note: “I propose the following character sequence for joke markers.”

Unknowingly, with a few simple keystrokes, Fahlman opened up a can of worms in the way we communicate. In 1982, when the posting was made, there was no such thing as e-mail or text messaging, now the primary forms of communication for many people.

A colon for the eyes, a hyphen for the nose and a right parenthesis for the smile; from these grinning beginnings, the emoticon has smiled its way into everyday communication.

Not just content to remain a frozen smirk, it has learned to wink 😉 and stick out its tongue :-p. Sometimes it gets sad 😦 or confused :-S, and sometimes it’s scared =:-0 but most of the time it’s cheerful :-D.
As it grew older, it had its first kiss :-* and smoked its first cigarette :-Q and even grew its hair out &:-). It’s shown its fashion sense, too, sporting sunglasses B-) and baseball caps d:-) and even the occasional bow tie :-)8. The emoticon has changed over the years; it’s common to see an equal sign replace the semi-colon for the eyes, and much of the time we’re too lazy to even give it a nose :).
But tonight, as it reaches the quarter century mark, it simply puts on a birthday hat <:-).
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Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications

3-September-2007 Leave a comment
The Microsoft Patterns & Practices has recently released a PDF on “Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications”. This guide shows you an end-to-end approach for implementing performance testing. Whether you are new to performance testing, or looking for ways to improve your current performance testing approach, you will find insights that you can tailor for your specific scenarios.

Parts of this Guide includes:

Part 1, Introduction to Performance Testing
Part II, Exemplar Performance Testing Approaches
Part III, Identify the Test Environment
Part IV, Identify Performance Acceptance Criteria
Part V, Plan and Design Tests
Part VI, Execute Tests
Part VII, Analyze Results and Report
Part VIII, Performance Testing Techniques

Download the Guide from this link.
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Orkut – now in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu!

2-September-2007 Leave a comment

Recently Orkut changed its User Interface and introduced Indian language support. Viewing the orkut site in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil or Telugu (or any one of our other 12 languages) is easy.

  • Click the settings button under your profile photo (or click the blue settings link at the top of any page).
  • On the general tab, choose your preferred display language from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.
  • Click save changes.

Some of the translations are really funny… 🙂

Click here for the Official News Link

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