Archive for November, 2005

Ok. I haven’t posted all week but i’m back with this awesome post. I always wondered about how bloggers used to post their daily del.icio.us links to their blogs. Del.icio.us has this daily blog posting thingy but somehow it doesn’t support Blogger. After a lot of googling and reading various blogs I stumbled upon this amazing post (somehow i’ve lost the link to it )-: ) which described a remarkable mechanism to setup the del.icio.us posting to Blogger. It goes as follows:-

1. Create a new empty blog in blogger (not the one you wanna post to).
2. Setup an account in FeedBurner with the feed url of the newly created above blog.
3. Optimise the Link Splicer setting in FeedBurner to insert the daily del.icio.us links to this feed.
4. Subscribe to this FeedBurner feed via Rmail such that any new posts in this feed wil automatically get mailed to the provided email address. Note: This mail address should be the one setup in Blogger for posting to the your original blog (the one where you want your daily links to get posted).

Its as simple as that.

Server Raping With FireFox

| November 14th, 2005

Although nowdays extensions like FasterFox are now available for tweaking the pipelining properties of FireFox you can manually tweak these settings as explained below. Try it yourself and you’ll never look back to Internet Explorer ever.

1. Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:
network.http.pipelining
network.http.proxy.pipelining
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:
Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”
Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0″. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives. If you’re using a broadband connection you’ll load pages MUCH faster now!”

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And by the way opening many server requests and hoggin up the bandwidth is called Server Raping (-;.

Domains Registered To Google Inc.

| November 14th, 2005

Heres a comprehensive list of Google domain registrations compiled by Gary on Search Engine Watch.

Yahoo! Mail Spam Guard Sucks

| November 11th, 2005

I’ve been wanting to post about this since a long time. Gmail has raised the bar high and on the other hand Yahoo! Mail’s services seem to be deteriorating day by day. SpamGuard doesn’t seem to be functioning as required. In my case all mails from Yahoo! Services seem to be filtered into the Bulk folder whereas all the other so to be “spam” mails are just delivered right into my inbox.

I receive spam mail at the approximate rate of two mails every five minutes. This has made life difficult for me……all the more reason (rather an excuse (-; ) to use Gmail.

Screenshot of Inbox

My Inbox

Screenshot of Bulk

My Bulk