Thursday, January 19, 2006

I owe you !! No no, you owe me!

School days are great memory when you recall it. One of the most intriguing and troublesome task is sharing things with roommates. People usually share common stuff like food, drinks, electricity bill, phone bills etc. and keep a note of it in some paper or retain all the bills so whenever accounts are settled they refer to those old twisted paper and bills.

IOWEYOU has simplified this task by having online sharing calculator. Here it works in a group, users will be sharing it within a goup, each of the memeber of the group can log their expenses and view how much each of them owes to other. When you get paid by one of the user who was owing money to you, then you can log that too and it will be there in the record so that one can see how much he is spending.

This site is free to use and right now allows 5 free users in a group. It has really nice interface made using web 2.0 and good functionality which is needed by many. It has uses like when you go for some trip or plan some activity with bunch of friends where everybody is spending. It is accessible to them over the web and good way to settle account.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Performancing FireFox

I am publishing this blog with a very cool firefox extension i.e. Performancing FireFox.(PFF). It allows to blog from the explorer and provides context menu to publish any html page while you are browing to any of your blog. It allows you to select content on the page which you are viewing on browser and then publish it on your blog.

The editor provides various editing options, it keeps the history of the blogs, categories etc.

Cool extension for firefox.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Google acquired ReqWireless

Its offical now google has acquired a canadian company i.e reqwireless. Google is using its money which it has collected by selling shares few months back, by acquiring small companies. It has acquire ReqWireless recently.

Here it has been reported that google liked the technolgoy and the talented team which has made these products. Well products are not available for sell now.

This is the great beginning for google.

NetoMat ! One more social networking software

Over the last few months many software were made using AJAX and Web 2.0, in different categories like messaging, social networking, tagging, search, bookmarking, photo sharing etc. Netomat is a fresh one taking its stride in ths pool with some unique features.

Netomat is based in New York and their aim is to enrich its customer's lifestyles by making it easy and convenient for people to stay connected across any IP-enabled device.

They said that here at netomat hub you can instantly and easily, on the Web and phone:

* Get news and blogs
* Share and publish any content privately or publicly
* Socialize and stay connected with friends anywhere anytime
So, what is a hub?

A hub lets you always be connected both to your content and to your friends – from the Web and your phone. Users can create public or private hubs and share data accordingly.

Here is the screen shot which i was testing on my pc.

Publishing date is made simple by allowing users to publish content from both the medium mobile and PC. The service is free and lets people get text messages, news, photos and blog feeds on their mobile phone and PC, and share their own blogs and other feeds with others, either in private groups or public blogs.

Good work!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

XM and Sirrius Satellite radios!

Haven't you heard of satellite radios? Com'on wake up, this is the next hyped thing after AJAX and web 2.0 which is stirring in market for the last few months.

Well both the company's are doing good and XM specially came out with sleek models in CES this year. Now we can store about 50 hrs of media (mp3, jpegs, shows etc). They came out this this model named XMtogo by pioneer.

It has 1 GB of memory in it and the screen's resolution is around 160 X 160 which is not that great but its okay. It has been integrated with napster to download music by tagging which ever songs you want to download. It claims 10 hrs of battery life for playback and 6 hours while recording some media, and comes with a car kit, home kit, and case with purchase.

Sirius on the other hand is catching up with XM. Howard stern is not like by plenty of people but he is adored by millions of them as i can say from statistics. This company is delivering good content and XM is spending on research.

Well lets see who wins the race! My money is on both of them :)

My vegas trip!!

Well new year hasn't greeted me that well financially and didn't had any expectations too :)

It started with a bad note when we were driving to vegas from reno. Even after many people told me that they have got tickets when going to vegas, i was damn confident that I won't get ticket how so ever fast i drive on that two track road (yes without divider believe me). The cop was harsh too and he fined me 197 bucks for going on 82 on a road which has a limit of 70. I really felt bad about it, bcos losing in black jack, poker or roulette makes more sense or giving money in charity than giving it to Uncle SAM.

Then without being in the casino i was already down so i thought i will recover in casino and trust me i was doing great in black jack winning contiuously for 7 games. I was fabulous until the deal told me, haven't u started with 20 and made this much money and called me lucky guy. From that moment i started losting and i have lost 40 bucks with which i have started, i got up from that table and went to other one. There minimum deal was $15 bucks, my two or three lunch i guess. I was 60 up and thought to get up bcos i had recovered my 40 bucks which i had lost on other table but the damn greed could not allow me to get up, and ulitmately i lost another 60$. So with $100 down my friends suggested, not a good day for me to bet so they asked to go to some place and enjoy it in other way.

Then i had good party at one club in vegas and returned by cab (kept my car in hotel as it was new year's celebration there on the strip no cars were alloed and i didn't want to take risk). So after paying money to cab guy i forgot my cell phone in his cab. Well my bad luck didn't end there, my friends who were at some other place they did call me in the morning (ofcourse after partying in vegas i come to hotel in the morning, thats the ritual out there which i follow ) and cab driver picked up the phone and told my friend that i can call him after 12 pm and he will inform me were to meet and then he will deliver it. My dumb friend thought he will give it to me next day and he didn't bothered to wake me up in the hotel and inform me. He told me next day when i was ransacking the hotel suite and by that time i had called to my cell phone ten times and it was well before 12 pm. Ultimately i cursed my friend but in vain i had to bear that loss too but the good part was my contrat is ending on 7th and i am going for new cell phone and changing my carrier from verizon to tmobile.

Well next day again i tried my luck to recover part of my loss and same thing happend i lost 25 bucks and then i said, its enough to lose in one trip in one way or the other and i called it a day for my trip.

In this trip i didn't watch any shows since i had watches zumanity last time and getting tickets during that time of the year was really crazy.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Its easy to create your own poll and get opinions

dPolls is another web 2.0 company which has made a very cool website to create poll and get the result there itself.

This is still in development and there are some issues related to picture upload, editing already created poll etc. As time passes by this might turn out to be good one to create free poll and stick it in your website.

Here I have created one poll, those who understand this game (Cricket, yah i m not talking about baseball or futball) will answer it.

Create polls and vote for free.