Chennai Twitter Meet

This event happened on March 23rd at Amethyst Cafe, Off Peters Road

Kiruba named it Tweetup event wiki

I don’t use Twitter a lot but but still Twitter has such a large user base (honestly tempted to use it more) 

It was fun meeting folks using the application

Gosh ! I finally managed to get the pics on Flickr ! check my twitter meet photo set Photos were captured by my Nokia N82, and sadly I’m not even there in a single pic !


Why Aptana looks more better than ever before

I remember writing about Aptana on this blog about 2 years back

But god , they have grown really bigger over the past 2 years and have support and intellisense support for so many JavaScript frameworks like mootools , jQuery, scriptaculous, ext js1.1 (ext js 2.0 plugin unofficial)

The IDE has also improved in terms of speed ..

They also have an iPhone plugin which looks like a iFrame hack.

Must have for any web coder out there.

Download aptana

WordPress 2.5 looks impressive

Matt at and Automattic are doing a great job with WordPress

WordPress 2.5 release candidate is out.

I’m a huge WordPress fan and user and any development in this area brings me a lot of joy. The latest release looks impressive..

A customizable dashboard, multi-file upload, built-in galleries, one-click plugin upgrades, tag management, built-in Gravatars, full text feeds, and faster load times sound interesting? Then WordPress 2.5 might be the release for you. It’s been in the oven for a while, and we’re finally ready to open the doors a bit to give you a taste.

Wow. WP users cant ask for more . Are you trying the RC1 ?

Rapidshare Account is gone .. Lost 30 Euros wtf ?????

Today I was kind of surprised when i got a mail from RapidShare

Dear RapidShare User, This is to inform you that your RapidShare Account, has been permanently locked. The Reason for this if that you have been downloading illegal \”warez\”. As you may have heard, RapidShare has faced several charges for our stored content. The suspension of your account will help RapidShare keep running. Please do not reply to this email as this email was automatically sent. And please do not send any emails to any of our email addresses. You will not get your RapidShare Account back. If you continue to pursue this subject and still wish to regain your account, you may find yourself facing serious charges. Downloading \”warez\” is illegal. Thank you, RapidShare AG

I have loved using RapidShare for other stuff .. like their remote upload feature…

WTF ?? I hate this .. I later saw on digg that RapidShare is being prosecuted

I want my money back !!!!!!!! or at least my account !

Jodha Akbar releasing this Friday

Jodha Akbar is releasing this Friday . Its a love story which revolves around the love life of Emperor Akbar with a Rajput Princess

Ash says tat “Jodhaa Akbar is the story of married love” on rediff May be its a way telling her love for Abhishek

It’s her first movie since she got married. And looking at the trailers and stills Ash still looks more beautiful than ever in this magnum opus of Ashutosh Gowarikar

Forum Nokia sponsors MoMo Chennai! Be there on Feb 16

I am really excited that Forum Nokia is sponsoring the Mobile Monday (MoMo) event in Chennai.

Forum Nokia

The event is going to be held at Gandhi Nagar Club on Saturday Feb 16, 2-5 pm

So all you mobile folks in Chennai better don’t miss the action.

Checkout the momochennai site , if you are too lazy, here’s the direct link to the  – register page.

CSS Lessons from Yahoo UI Library

UI Development is getting cleaner and easier day by day.

I was impressed when I came across Yahoo UI library’s CSS patterns and ideas.

Personally I don’t like the idea of completely adopting any new framework when time is a major concern.

But YUI looked impressive ever since its launch.

Check out the example page of reset CSS

Its so easy to cook up websites rapidly using such frameworks. Just wow.

Taare Zameen Par don’t miss it

Taare Zameen Par
If you have not watched this movie . You are loosing something for sure. Anyone  be it a girl or a guy, son or daughter, father or mother.

You must watch it. It revolves around the life of a 8 year old boy who is Dyslexic. Parents expect a lot out of him and the boy’s elder brother is a topper which makes matters worse. He’s put in a Boarding school where a Teacher changes his life altogether.

This movie made me cry!

Google,Facebook join DataPortability, good news for user privacy

Two of the biggest User information repositories in the web joined Data Portability Workgroup in a attempt to make cross-site information sharing across portals secure and more portable.

OpenID is getting some traction only now.

Imagine being able to access a scrap in your Orkut account from inside or Facebook and forwarding to your friends in a Yahoo group.

Sounds funny ? it might become possible soon. But will it be secure ? I don’t want to loose my accounts or get banned like Robert Scoble

Google Optimizing Flash sites

I had written about this fact on TechQuack Can Search Engines understand flash atleast Google does

Jeff Muendel at has written a nice detailed post about how Search engines like Google read text in Flash sites.

Stephan Spencer had interviewed Top Googler Matt Cutts and its now public that Google is using Adobe’s flash SDK

Now the problem is that Google can understand text and index it. How will they provide matching results?

What’s the context between a zillion flash movies with text?

So better put a lot of relevant text in your Flash movies.