Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Friday, June 25, 2004
are these java scripts that you drag onto your browsers menu bar.... "blog this" (mentioned earlier) which automatically posted articles to your blog on Blogger, is one such example... i found another which gives you your ip address.. useful for using the freebie sip software phones to make free calls but discovered later that it only works with Netscape! i guess they're the ones that came up with java script so....
Digital Photography Check out a text book online. i guess soon is going to be time to stop looking and start reading :P actually i found this a year ago and bookmarked it on gala's computer. i'm back on it after a year and so... you could download the pages onto your desktop using one of the apps mentioned on this site.. or a save this function with multiple links from your browser menu
Monday, June 21, 2004
Thursday, June 17, 2004
will update with details as soon as i have more - "With just a few hundred dollars worth of equipment, you can easily set up a TiVO-style system that records your favorite TV shows (either analog, broadcast, digital cable, or satellite) onto a hard drive. You need to upgrade to an 802.11g wireless network (802.11b is too slow for full-spectrum video) and plenty of storage space (30 minutes of video is about 150 MB). After you have the captured video, you can share it, edit it, delete it, view it, and more. You can even view TV signals on a laptop equipped with a TV tuner card. With the right equipment, you can also control your TV from a wireless laptop. Do you have a bunch of MP3 files stored on a computer or laptop and want to play them on your home stereo? Well, most sound cards come with a 0.125-inch jack for headphones. Simply run down to your favorite electronic superstore and buy a cable with a 0.125-inch plug on one end and two RCA connectors on the other end that plug into the line-in jacks on your audio amplifier. If you want the same thing without wires, kits are available starting for around $100 that will let you beam music files to your home stereo equipment from a PC or laptop. Bingo, music to your ears." source CNET Help.com lessons - Wireless Home Networking... wonder if those usb adapters suck up their power thru the cable???
FeedDemon is a newsreader for the wintel platform.... it is pre-loaded with a lot of useful websites. This software allows you to view changes (only changes made since you last checked) to the website you've selected (called subscription). You can add to this existing list by dragging the XML button from the websites you frequent into FeedDemon. My newsreader has Indian Express (i wish the samachar guys would wake up and have an RSS feed!!), BBC, Engadget, Gizmodo, DPReview etc.. Let me know if you try it out! Also if you do, please drag my XML button in too so you can then keep uptodate on the changes i'm making!!
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
learn to use your digital camera better.... the link above will take you to the page with lesson 1 - 5.... i'd checked this site out almost a year ago when the new canon rebel was launched... quickly discovered that most of the tips were useful for my nikon too... only problem was that back then there were just 2-3 lessons but now there are 25! so have a look.
Wednesday, June 09, 2004
This is allows you to use your computer as a DVR and allows you to watch tv too... i was wondering if any of you know the kind of broadcasting we now have in india - is it digital satellite television? it's not terrestrial is it?? lemme know... tks! (sorry, this product is for the mac only)
Tuesday, June 08, 2004
People, 1. Yes Uj, I saw the picture. Smaller, on the right, et al. 2. With every one of your e-mails I also saw a weird attachment suffixed ".tiff". I couldn't open it, as hard as I tried. I think though that the suffix is an appropriate one, b'cos it's what the kalab seems to be heading for with the raging blog-controversy. Here then, is my ha'penny worth: 3. I'll take your word on blogging being here to stay. But as for me, I'm finding it somewhat less convoluted to type in the word "gkalab" in the "to" line on my yahoo-mail, and achieve the same result. Sure, things might've been less easy if I'd wanted to send all of you large files and pictures, or if I wanted to keep a lifelong log of all gkalab email messages. But seeing as I don't, nor intend to, I'm thinking there's too much unnecessary slog over this blog. In sharp contrast to your hotmail analogy, blogging therefore seems to make things needlessly more complicated vis-a-vis the existing alternative! (Sidebar to SV : as a fellow-investor in the stockmarket, here's a tip --- do not put too much money buying blog-companies ka stock.) 4. The way I see it, the main benefit of this entire blogging debate has been that we've all received more mail from Uj in the last month than we have in the last 5 years. I will therefore not claim blogging doesn't have its uses. I'm toh simply saying I don't see it as a better alternative for me -- given that I'm anyway a regular gkalab correspondent, given that I'm not sending humongous files routinely, given that I'm not longing to preserve gkalab correspondence for posterity, and given that I'm less excited by tech for tech's sake. Amen. Harry
Monday, June 07, 2004
"Put it this way: scarcely 10 years ago you might have asked, “Will email replace the phone, fax and postal mail as the preferred means of business communication?” Of course, we exclaim in hindsight." i like these guys.. i still get their newsletters though i hardly if ever read them anymore but unlike the others i havent unsubscribed... if you read this article you might be interested in checking out their website..
Sunday, June 06, 2004
Paint by Number or Nonograms or Tsunami are a few of the better known names for this type of puzzle... ooh remembered one more - griddler. these are puzzles in a grid...you have no.s along the rows and columns to fill in some of the grids and once completed it reveals a picture. try only if you have the time... click on the headline here and it will take you to a site where you could download for free.... the original type that i'm currently trying is called pic-a-pix here... enjoy!