February 2007

HP Inkjet Printing Limitation

February 6, 2007

I am not sure if this limitation is for all HP inkjets. Recently, I was having a discussion with a customer of mine when one of their IT staff mentioned a problem they were having with printing onto some government tax forms. It seems that one of their printers were printing correctly, but the other […]

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A Few Problems with Google Services

February 6, 2007

In the past few weeks, using the various Google services, I have encountered the following issues: Orkut seems to be repeatedly failing. I keep getting the “Bad, bad server. No donut for you” message. At first, the message was rather funny. Now I just want the links to work. Important operations like saving a scrap […]

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Link Rich get Richer

February 4, 2007

The Hawthorne effect is the principle that “when people are observed in a study, their behavior or performance temporarily changes.” As Google Search has become the de facto search engine, webmasters and web designers have changed their activities to meet the requirements of obtaining higher ranks in Google search results. Mostly, strategies have revolved around […]

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How to Make Live Search Better

February 4, 2007

Since Google Search has a better reputation than Live Search, it attracts far more users. That is no surprise — probably as redundant as it gets. Apparently, even Microsoft’s developers are using Google instead of Live. The problem for Live Search here is that unless it attracts more users, it is very difficult to improve […]

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Blog Changes

February 4, 2007

My friend and colleague Murugan provided some feedback about the site last week — based on which, I am making some changes to the site. He felt that site visitors may find it difficult to locate items that interest them specifically because my blog contains various subjects. I agree — some of the titles I […]

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What the Gmail Calendar!

February 4, 2007

This was a very surprising feature, but wrongly implemented. In addition to putting an event in Outlook, I usually tend to email myself details about an important meeting. I accidentally sent this to Gmail (instead of Yahoo Mail Beta that I normally use). As you can see on the right hand side, a box appears […]

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Have a Good Life

February 3, 2007

A very poignant moment in the comedy “Cheers” comes at the end of the fifth season. This was a Finale of sorts as Shelley Long ended her role as Diane Chambers and the plot was written for her to exit the show. As Diane leaves the bar for the last time promising to come back, […]

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Learn by Teaching

February 3, 2007

Often, I have seen that the best way to learn something is to communicate whatever I have learnt to other people. By communicating my thoughts and helping the other person learn what I have learnt, it reinforces what I have understood and helps me apply this in my life. Also, this process provides valuable practice […]

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