SharpReader, the great free RSS Aggregator software by Luke Hutteman is more sharp now. 😀 As of now, the v0.9.5.0 is available for free download at http://www.sharpreader.net/. I’ve been using v0.9.4.0 till yet & haven’t upgraded to v0.9.4.1 but now have done so without any problems. Just a matter of copy-pasting the files. I avoided the installer which is available with this version. 😉 Just downloaded the ZIP file & extracted them to my SharpReader folder. That’s all. 😀 Since I didn’t delete or un-install the previous version, I didn’t loose my old settings & feeds too, but nevertheless, I made a backup of them as I’ve learned that it can be quite a pain in the back to remember-search-subscribe again to the 50 odd feeds that I read presently. 😉 So I had the feed urls ready in an OPML file as well as the SharpReader settings so that I don’t loose preserved feed entries. 😀 But never got around to use that backup since the new version didn’t mess with the old settings. I think that I’ll keep that backup for another 2-3 days & if nothing messy happens with SharpReader, I’ll just delete it. 😉Read More
Mark has setup a nice service for all of us. 😀 Its UploadBin. 😀 😀 Yeah, you can upload your files to this place & have them password protected. You just have to browse a file on your computer that you wanna upload, supply a password to protect it & off you go. Once your file is uploaded, a link is given to you. Just send that link & password to someone with whom you wanna share the file & (s)he can download the file by supplying the password on the page that opens at that link. 😀 Your file is good for 1 week after which its deleted. 😉Read More
Another much awaited release was the final stable version Mono 1.0 which eventually came out of Beta & was released as final stable version1.0 on June 30, 2004. The Mono-Project is a step to bring Microsoft’s .NET platform to Linux to harness the peaks of .NET & allow non-Windows users to use .NET.Read More
Alright, I can’t ignore it any further. 😉 The much anticipated PHP5 final release is out. Pitted directly against Microsoft’s ASP.NET, this has been the much awaited version of PHP, though another version in the 4.x series, the PHP4.3.8 is also out. Both released on the same date over a week ago, I can hardly believe that there’s been no noise, no fireworks, etc. over the release of PHP5.Read More
Though I’ve hardly got the time to rejoice over anything in the past 2 weeks, I think it was just saved for the BIG moment. 😉 When I checked in to see my standings in Google tonight, I hardly imagined to see what I’m seeing now. I’m honoured to announce that according to Google, I’m now the most popular Amit Gupta on Internet. 😀Read More
Its been quite a while since I’ve ranted here. Actually, its been quite a while since I’ve ranted anywhere. Almost 2 weeks. 😉
Been so busy that I didn’t get any time to rant & there’ve been quite a few interesting topics on which I would’ve loved to rant but alas…., due to time restrictions, I’ve had to ignore them. 🙁Read More
The last issue of Macromedia Edge churned up some great articles. Chris Hock turns up with a good looking article on Flash Video. I say “good looking” because I haven’t gone through it but hope to do it this weekend as I can’t spare time before that. So I really don’t know whether it has the goods or not, but I expect that it’ll be good & will have my comments by the weekend. 😉Read More
Yes, there are people & institutions that are now teaching computer/network security experts & professionals how the hackers work.
Firstly, to those who are unaware, ethical hackers are those who have ethics. 😉 No, seriously, ethical hackers are people who know how hackers work, hack away into networks & thus they are in a position to prevent hacking. Simply put, these are just good hackers. 😀Read More
Want to link to a book, movie or some music album from your WP powered blog, maybe in context to the post you’re making & found it difficult?
A new plugin for WordPress 1.2 by name of WP-Amazon lets you insert links to any product at Amazon along with an image easily in your post & since you search for the product right from your WP, you are not held by slow speeds of Amazon.com, compliments of graphical ads & high traffic. The links are from Amazon.com & so is the product catalog, but things just speed up a little & become easy, that’s all. 😉
So finally Microsoft has decided to enter the now HOT race of super storage eMails. 😀
As Reuters tell it, Microsoft has announced that it’ll boost the storage of free Hotmail accounts to 250MB from a meagre 2MB. Yes, this is true. This announcement ends the speculations, guesses & rumours as to whether Microsoft will enter this storage boost race or not, in which Yahoo!, Hotmail’s major rival, has already started sprinting. But what comes as a pleasant surprise is that earlier, Yahoo! was providing twice the amount of storage than Hotmail, but as per this announcement, Hotmail will provide 2.5 times more than what Yahoo! is now providing. After all, basic maths tells us thatRead More