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MapCruncher : This is the next step in online mapping

Posted by activemind on May 17, 2006

Though I haven’t read the whole article in detail but this does sound like something promising.
MapCruncher: Interactive Web Maps Come to Life: MapCruncher โ€“ a prototype technology from Microsoft Research that makes it easy for users to create their own, personalized mash-ups โ€“ may revolutionize the way people use online maps.


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FireFox and Keyboard

Posted by activemind on April 28, 2006

For those of you who know me, you know it pretty well that I am a keyboard kind of person. I like using mouse once in a while but if I can do everything from the keyboard itself without needing to move my hand…nothing like it. Believe it or not…I still am a ardent fan of bash and vi. Okay, enough of the geek stuff. Anyways, I was thinking today that I need to learn some more firefox keyboard tricks because that is one place where I do use the mouse quite a bit and I dont like it. I feel it slows me down. So here is a nice (I dont know why I use that word so much) link to adding some more keystrokes to your typocabulary (You can see I AM in a creative mood today ๐Ÿ™‚

box of chocolates ยป My Favourite FireFox Keystrokes

Dont miss the comments for this post because they too have a trick or two in them!!

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For you gmail fans!!

Posted by activemind on April 24, 2006

A comprehensive list of all tools and utilities for gmail and on a lighter side…all the different ways in which you can use gmail.
Robs Blog: Gmail Tools & Plugins

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Cingular Extension Update!

Posted by activemind on April 24, 2006

For those of you wondering about what the hell happened to the FIrefox Cingular Extension….no its not dead. Its just that I have been busy and have not had some free time to work on it. My apologies to all of you who were looking for a quick extension development.

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Talk to REAL customer service

Posted by activemind on March 29, 2006

Have your ever called up some customer service to end up being caught in the IVR and then finally getting frustated and hanging up. Maybe this site will could help you in that case. I wish I could have found it earlier and would have saved some time here and there but late than never. The site again is called .

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Whole new Virtual Desktop thing

Posted by activemind on March 29, 2006

I am seeing a lot of new virtual web based dektop applications coming up nowadays. Excellent examples are netvibes and goowy. I have signed up for both of them since they are free and am liking them so far. The main reason why I see them useful is not because they give you a personalized desktop and you can put updates from the sites you want and stuff like that. Infact I browse the web because of something new might catch my eye and it has happened a lot of times with me. So I am not a big fan of this customized personal webpage thing and thats why I dont use services like my yahoo and google desktop. What I like about this service so far is it gives me an online storage place and a central place to keep all my bookmarks, to do list all in one dektop. I have been using yahoo notepads for this to do list but I find this more useful than that. Thats one place where I can upload some of my files which I think I might need at a location away from work and home and my bookmarks. And no services like delicious dont go well with me because I dont want to share all my bookmarks…I will put them on my blog here if I want to share them.
Try the services and see if you like them for yourself. I might do a detailed review on them sometime with screenshots and everything if I continue using them,

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Watch “Dreamer”

Posted by activemind on March 28, 2006

” You know when we dream, it shows a lot about us; we, as in dreamers, true dreamers. True dreamers are those who dare to reach to the heavens. True dreamers are those who seek that glorified road. True dreamers are those who pursue their dream, longing to have the feeling of walking upon the Gods. True dreamers are those who act with their heart everyday, to reach that heavenly glory of achieving their dream. When that day comes, we, as true dreamers, will realize the true beauty of our wonderful journey. Not just by working hard with all your heart, yet also, just by having the dream.”

Yeah, I watched the movie “Dreamer” yesterday and all I can say is WOW!! Dakota Fanning is just amazing. Having a 8 month old daughter myself, I could *feel* each and every scene of the movie. It is a predictable story but what counts is the screenplay and the performaces and I can say that this movie excels in that regards. If you are looking for a nice weekend movie which you can watch with your famliy, watch this one and I am sure you wouldnt be disappointed!!

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An amazing Plugin

Posted by activemind on March 25, 2006

I was strolling a couple of websites on the net and came across this amazing plugin…mind you not an extension but a plugin…it works for bot FF and IE and I have been using it for the past couple of days and I simply love it.
What this plugin does is add a small icon to all your webpage links that you have and you can just take your mouse over those icon and get a preview of whats in those links.It easier to see it in action so just head over to Browster and download this extension. Take my word, You will just love it.

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More work than FF password manager

Posted by activemind on March 21, 2006

Okay so it seems as if it is going to be more work to make my extension login to the Cingular Orange website than just the Firefox password Manager. Cingular seemed to have done some kind of trick by splitting the wireless number into 3 parts and firefox can only remember 1 id and 1 password…so I am kind of stuck….
The support Mod at MozillaZine forum suggested some more options but that is something completly new and I am going to have to learn how to do that.
Here is the thread you can follow for more information:
My Thread at MozillaZine

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No release today (Tue)

Posted by activemind on March 21, 2006

We would have to skip the release slated for this Tue because of the password issue I mentioned in my previous post. I am working on it and have a couple of options in mind but they need more work than what I had anticipated. Hopefully, I should will have something working by this Thu.
Hang in there!!

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