Friday, May 14, 2010

திருமலையானுடன் கொஞ்சம் இருங்களேன்!

ஒரு மாறுதலுக்காக சற்று நேரம் திருமலை வேங்கடவனுடன் இருங்களேன்!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Video Surf

This is an extract from one of my favourite blogs, Instant Fundas .

 Think of all the hours of your life you have wasted watching totally irrelevant videos because there was no way you could know what a video contains without watching them.
But wait, there is a way. It’s called VideoSurf. It’s a Firefox addon that adds video summaries of online videos by displaying selected thumbnails from the most important scenes in the video. VideoSurf embeds these thumbnails right on a search engine’s results page so that you don’t even have to navigate away from the page.
videosurf
The screenshot above shows how a video summary looks like. Even timestamps are added to each thumbnail. When watching videos on YouTube, clicking on a thumbnail will skip the video directly to that particular frame.
VideoSurf also displays related videos on Google, Bing and Yahoo search results pages. The ability to hide adult videos is a thoughtful addition to this useful browser extension.
VideoSurf works across dozens of sites including YouTube, Metacafe, Vimeo, Google, Yahoo, Bing, Twitter and more.

Monday, May 10, 2010

BCCThis to Gmail

Perhaps this may be a belated news for those Gmail and Firefox addicts. But yet , with the intention that a new facility at Gmail must be known to all, I go in detail . Every body is aware that Gmail, in its pursuit to be more user friendly and Firefox ,in its desire to conquer the surfing world, brings in surprises almost daily making the users smiling with their new intros. Here comes a new add on to Firefox "BCC this for Gmail" which once installed is of great help to those who send emails to many. What purpose this add on serves?
 In the developer's own words, know more about it.
"Like sticky notes for email, Bccthis for Gmail allows users to compose private, secure messages to selected recipients in the To, Cc, or Bcc fields of their emails while simultaneously sending a message to a broader group. No plug-in is necessary for recipients to view the private messages.

Email users often address a number of recipients in a single email and some of these recipients may have a different relationship to the sender and the information that’s being sent. Until now, email users were unable to provide additional context to those recipients. Bccthis for Gmail enables users to safely convey additional information to just a selection of recipients.

Once the free add-on is installed, users can immediately choose to add Bccthis messages directly from Gmail. A separate composition area allows you to compose a second, private message in addition to the primary email message. Users can then select which of their recipients receive the private message.

Versions of Bccthis also exist for Microsoft Outlook, BlackBerry and Twitter at http://www.bccthis.com

This addon "BCC this for Gmail" can be downloaded from here and installed