Archives / 2005 / November
  • Integrated RSS in Yahoo Mail (Beta)

    Over at TechCrunch,
    "Yahoo gathered a small group of bloggers, press and others at Sauce in San Francisco tonight to announce the launch of two new RSS products. They have integrated an RSS reader directly into Yahoo Mail Beta, and are expanding Alerts to include RSS feeds."


  • Yahoo MindSet: Intent Driven Search

    While hanging around Yahoo Research area (, I found an interesting search application called Yahoo MindSet. Yahoo Mindset is the classification of your search towards commercial and academic results. By using this, you can have total control over your search results.

    " Mindset: Intent-driven Search
    A Yahoo! Research demo that applies a new twist on search that uses machine learning technology to give you a choice: View Yahoo! Search results sorted according to whether they are more commercial or more informational (i.e., from academic, non-commercial, or research-oriented sources). "

    It is always interesting to know what's coming out from the big three. Check it out.


  • Enhance your productivity with xplorer2

    I, as a geek, strive to save every second and every keystroke that I can to make me more productive. As part of that experience, I'll try to share some of the tools that I use in my daily work life. This is the first review in the series where I looked at xplorer2 as an excellent replace for the Windows Explorer.


  • Productivity Hacks: xplorer2 IN , Windows Explorer OUT

    One of the applications that I can't live without is xplorer2. It is a replacement for Windows Explorer. Windows Explorer itself is coming of age and not improved for some time therefore provided an opportunity for third-party replacements. In this brief review I'll look into the main features of xplorer2 which saves me a lot of time.


  • Source Code Visualisation

    If you think of reading source code, there are not many choices in hand. What we are essentially using now is nothing more than the same text editor that we started using more than 20 years ago. Although the whole coding experience is greatly enhanced because of the IDE and as a matter of fact, it is nearly impossible to use simple notepad for anything more than demos and tutorials. For the last few days, I was trying to find out something better to understand source code. In the end, I wrote something that is built into my mind. Please read about "Visual Source" and comment.


  • Project Ideas I

    Web Applications:


    Disaster Management System: (Gain: Mapping, Database, Payment Gateway integration, Web Services)

    - A web based application integrating Google Maps or Virtual Earth to show the locations.

    - Integration with Relief Organizations for tracking / distributing donation in affected areas.

    - Payment system to accept donations to relief organizations.


    WIKI for Mindmaps: (Gain: Flash, Flash Remoting, Database)

    - A wiki is a website or similar online resource which allows users to add and edit content collectively.

    - A mind map or mindmap is pictorial representation how a central concept is linked to other concepts and issues.

    - The idea is to develop wiki like framework for mindmaps where anyone can edit/add content.


    Desktop Projects:


    Visual Build Tool: (Gain: XML, User Interface Design)

    -An integrated visual tool for working with Nant, BuiltIt, MSBuilt or other build tools.


    Mobile Projects:


    Location based Tourist Information: (Gain: Mobile Programming, Web Services, Database)

    - Send SMS if you are near to some tourist spot. (GPS)

    - Show map from source to destination

    - Give more info about the destination, call taxi, bus routes etc

    - Give virtual tour (location picture) of that location

    - Provide image upload and location blog facility

    - Automatically create a blog section for current city