Archive for the ‘Web’ Category

Cool Official GMail Themes

November 21st, 2008 by koolb | No Comments | Filed in Enhancement, Internet, Uncategorized, Web

Google have just activate the Themes in GMail. Now you can enhance the look and feel of GMail without any 3rd party tools. There are 30 cool themes including “terminal” theme which show the GMail like are you accessing it from old terminal screen. These themes are not only color customizations; some themes rain on your mailbox, some changes the image and some with fun characters etc..

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gmail themes

So check out your gmail settings for the themes tab to select your favorite theme.

Google Chrome (BETA) for Windows is now available for download

September 3rd, 2008 by koolb | No Comments | Filed in Internet, Open Source, Software, Web

Google Chrome is now available to download you can download it from http://www.google.com/chrome

Here are some of the images of the installation.

Overcoming Flickering in PopupExtenders

July 25th, 2008 by koolb | No Comments | Filed in .NET, AJAX, ASP.NET, Programming, Web, Web Development

When ASP.NET Ajax popup extenders are used sometime you may see a small flickering in the form. You can avoid this by hiding the panel used by the popup controls using the following code block

PanelPopupControl.Style.Add(“display”, “none”);

Fathers of Software Engineering

April 30th, 2008 by koolb | No Comments | Filed in Cross Platform, Open Source, Programming, Software, Software Development, Web, Web Development, Windows

Fathers of different flagship software inventions of all time.

  • Father of Javascript
  • Father of Java
  • Father of C
  • Father of PERL
  • Father of C++
  • Inventor of SQL & Creator of RDBMS
  • Father of PHP
  • Author of Structs, JSF, Tomcat
  • Inventor of Data Flow Diagram
  • Father of Python
  • Father of MySQL

Fathers of Software Engineering

(Click to see a large image)
Thank you Anjana for forwarding this image to me.

Here is a way to look professional

February 5th, 2008 by koolb | 1 Comment | Filed in Funny, Lifestyle, Web

Never thought glasses make that much of difference. Here is a smart advertisement of some glasses manufacturer showing the difference with and without the glasses.
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Sri Lanka – Broadband QOS (Quality of Service)

January 29th, 2008 by koolb | 1 Comment | Filed in Broadband, Internet, Sri Lanka, Web

I have ADSL connection and Dialog WiMax connection at our work place. ADSL should have speed of 2Mbps, but it has around 800Kbps of real speed at off peak hours and on peak hours it goes down to speeds closer to dialup connection (around 100Kpbs). Dialog WiMax still maintains a good QOS. But still at peak hours it is 800Kbps for a 4Mbps connection and on off-peak hours it is around 1500Kbps. So I had the question whether the regulator of ISPs in Sri Lanka has rules on QOS for Broadband when they issue the operator license to the ISPs. But I couldn’t find any on the Service or Bandwidth QOC for internet or Broadband in the TRC web site. They only have some QOC Indicators to monitor Telephony services.

I found the following line below the tariffs when I was referring to Airtel India web site.
“* Speed indicated are only speed upto our ISP Node and are given on best effort bases as per TRAI guideline on Quality of Service for Broadband Service”
TARI is the Indian regulator. I checked their website on the guidelines they practice in India for Broadband services. I found “TRAI issues Regulations on Quality of Service Standards for Broadband Service” document which explained various indicators of QOS to protect broadband consumers.

I couldn’t figure out why the DSL and other broadband services license and tariffs are defined unconditionally in Sri Lanka. As I can understand from the TRC web site, any ISP can market a product indicating a huge bandwidth offering. But the QOS of the Network bandwidth they should offer is not enforced by the regulator. Basically they can share the network bandwidth with any number of customer since there is no minimum bandwidth QOS enforced by the regulator.

So that’s how it goes… we will hope someday TRC – Sri Lanka will take necessary actions to protect Broadband consumers.

I’m Puzzled with Rediffmail

July 11th, 2007 by koolb | 1 Comment | Filed in Internet, Web

You must have seen the advertisements of Rediffmail. Specially during the Cricket Worldcup season they were advertising about Unlimited Storage on cable TV. They were advertising this even before the Yahoo mail announce of their Unlimited Storage offer. So I registered there for use it as my mail backup. But today I got “Your Rediffmail is full” message when I check my other pop accounts in Rediffmail.

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So I checked the help section on the account size. There is no indication of any limitations for other POP accounts. But it says..

1. What’s special About Rediffmail New?

New! Rediffmail is a free, fast & easy-to-use email. Offering you a storage space of 1 GB. It enables you to send 20 attachments at a time, with a total mail size upto 10 MB. The New Rediffmail has several features that make managing your email simpler, like drag and drop mails, instant preview, quick attach, mail search, easier to access address book, etc. It has powerful spam control and a much richer and more efficient interface.

So then what’s the meaning of the Advertisements ? Either the help section is not updated and the message I got is a bug Or they are big liars who can even lie on TV :-)