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What am I busy with these days/ My new site
Ok, since last week I am both busy with work, extra activities and setting up my new website. I set up a website called on the weekend. I choose to go with WordPress blogging software. As my readers might already know, I am not a programmer or developer. I just follow the written instructions on the website on how to install things and so on. I had a hard time getting WordPress blogging software to work. Firstly it was my hosting provider (Brinkster) who were having some technical problems ......

Posted On Monday, January 31, 2005 8:46 PM

Disaster recovery process for Live Journal Blogging Service
Live Journal lost it's power the other day and here is a post martem of what happened and what the guys at Live Journal did to restore the service back. Good lessons on disaster recovery. This has turned out more complicated than I thought it would be. Now I will have more respect for the people behind these kind of services. VIA Adam Kalsey Tejas Patel ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 25, 2005 4:01 PM

Recommendations wanting for a hosting service
Guys, I am looking for a hosting service. Criteria is as follows: - Reliable Cheap (under $US 10 per month) Offers MySQL server (100 MB) Offers upto 10 GB of data transfer per month offers for hosting more than one domain (not compulsary) Email services I am looking at Brinkster at the moment. Are there any others you can recommend? Tejas Patel ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 25, 2005 3:35 PM

Now we will get VoIP SPAM

SPIT is what the new term is for SPAM which comes through VoIP. SPIT stands for Spam over Internet Telephony. Now intruders and spammers can insert SPIT onto our VoIP systems too. More details can be found from this article on Business Times.

Tejas Patel

Posted On Tuesday, January 25, 2005 1:50 PM

Hear your Google search results on Speegle
Using Speegle one can listen to the search results searched through Google Search engine, that too in different voices. Interesting I would say. Just thinking about this technology, will people like to integrate this technology into their website or blogs? I can see people integrating this technology on their blogs, where a voice similar to their's will read out the posts and can even read the comments in a separate voice. Won't this give a more personal touch? The other option is, when people create ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 25, 2005 10:38 AM

Am I network worthy?
I am reading Steve Crescenzo's blog. Steve's blog just got my aggregator.Steve is posting a question, 'Are you network worthy?' Steve I am visualising how my face would have turned out if someone asked me that question upfront. Well for me, I would say it won't harm anybody in anyway to network with me. All in all, at the end of the month/year they won't feel that networking with Tejas was a utter waste of time. And this applies not only to people working in Computer industry but from other sectors ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 25, 2005 9:41 AM

Found out about Australian Blogging Conference
OK, while reading Cameron Reilly's blog, just found out that Cameron and Mick stanic have a podcast site called G'day World Podcast. Good on you guys. I have just started listening to my first podcast from this site which is an interview with Om Malik. I am going to explore the site as time permits me. While surfing the sites, I just realised that Mick and others (not sure who these others are) are organising Australian Blogging Conference. I am excited and try my best that I can attend this. So ......

Posted On Thursday, January 20, 2005 8:23 PM

My view on the 'beta software'
Robert Scoble points to Joe Wilcox's article on Microsoft riding on the beta train. My say on this is, beta software are good. Here are my thoughts on them. Mind you I am no software developer or anything. I am just a end consumer most of the times who loves to try on new things and recommend it to people from time to time when they are looking for solutions. So forgive me developers if I don't understand your so called 'software development cycle'. Beta software helps out to fix initial bugs as ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 19, 2005 3:48 PM

Try Google's Picasa 2
Google yesterday (18th Jan.) launched a new version of Picasa, a picture organizer software which can do more than just organising pictures. There are quite a few good features in this version for editing the pictures as well compared to the free version of Photoshop which can be installed when Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 is installed. This new version can be downloaded from here. Tejas Patel ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 19, 2005 11:11 AM

FBI retires Carnivore
Carnivore is a controversial software that has been used by FBI for few years now. The news is FBI is retiring Carnivore software now and are going to use other commercial products ( I am sure other products are smarter than Carnivore was). “FBI surveillance experts have put their once-controversial Carnivore Internet surveillance tool out to pasture, preferring instead to use commercial products to eavesdrop on network traffic, according to documents released Friday” Tejas Patel ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 18, 2005 9:39 PM

List of IFilters
This is an update to my last post. As pointed out in the comments of the last post and by Will, I can use IFilters to index the file types that I want and than I can search for those files and the content within using Windows OS. I can use this to benefit MSN Desktop Search as well. I am going to use MSN Desktop Search on my home computer now and see how it goes. Tejas Patel ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 18, 2005 9:21 PM

10 minutes playing with Desktop Search tools
Today I took the chance to trial out Yahoo Desktop Search and MSN Desktop Search along with Google Desktop Search. I already had 'Lookout' and 'Blinkx' installed on my system. Yahoo Desktop Search: - I know this one is in beta, but guys make installation screens a bit better. The indexing was faster and there was simultaneous indexing done on different things i.e. email and documents and stuff ( I could see that). The things I liked about this tool was the feature of search as you type and also the ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 18, 2005 1:55 PM

The buzz is 'other' search engines are getting famous
I read Eric's article 'Google loosing grounds to Competitors'. The statistics look a bit serious to me. MSN Search is getting better and better and Yahoo Search is improving too. I go to both the search engines every now and than and try them out. Yes they are improving. Yahoo is giving me much more better search results compared to last time. Personally I am still with Google as my main search engine. I want to migrate to other engines (read as try them out thoroughly), but need really a good reason ......

Posted On Monday, January 17, 2005 12:06 PM

Missed Geek Dinner at Melbourne

I just found out from Will's blog that there was a Geek Dinner on this 10th January and am sad that I missed it. One more reason that I should catch up with blog reading ASAP. Am waiting for the next geek dinner in Melbourne now.

Tejas Patel

Posted On Thursday, January 13, 2005 2:14 PM

Find the red light cameras in your area
Bookofjoe made a post on Blogcritics about a website for finding out red light cameras in your area. The website is called Now I am a safe driver (this is what I think), but sites like this can come handy especially when you are travelling in a strange areas and you are one of those persons who come into panic mode or feel a bit confused in these situations. I have seen and known people who would over speed in such areas or will forget to give way to people crossing the road. I ......

Posted On Thursday, January 13, 2005 1:25 PM

Wallop makes me angry
I don't understand! I just got an Wallop invitation from a friend of mine. The invitaiton comes from domain. Here is a copy of the email. “Dear Tejas Patel : *********has invited you to join Wallop, where you can share photos, blog and interact with your friends! Click on names of people in your social network to explore what's new with your friends and their friends. In Wallop, the more you interact with your friends, the more you will appear connected. We will let you know who's ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 12, 2005 10:16 PM

Installed Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta
I had to try this. Since I came back from holidays I heard from people that Microsoft came out with a anti-spyware program. They said they won't be trying it soon as it was still in Beta. Well I could not wait nor do I care of it breaking anything on my system. So I searched for it and here it was. The installation was smooth. I started the scan and it finished scanning 15200 files on my system (Intelligent Quick Scan) in 1 mintue 30 seconds on my system. As my system is well protected by firewall ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 12, 2005 7:56 PM

Site Of The Day/ "Rate My Diagram" site
OK, trying to come back in action now. While I am going through pending posts (which is about 200000 posts) I came throw J-Walk Blog's post which links to . Yes I like the concept. People can see the diagrams and learn a lot from them. What I would recommend is people should explain their diagram too, so it becomes simple for viewers to understand why the network was designed in a particular way. Tejas Patel ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 11, 2005 3:32 PM

Some Jokes a day tries to release some stress away
I was suppose to write some blog posts this evening, well that was the plan. Until I started reading Sumit Dhar's blog. I was catching up on his blog when I saw this post. I heard and saw the whole comedy show by Russel Peters and yes, out of 45 minutes show I was nearly laughing all the time. Real funny, a must see and hear show, especially if you are an Indian. This show made me forgot how homesick I am after coming from India. Thanks for the link Sumit. Tejas Patel ......

Posted On Monday, January 10, 2005 10:43 PM

Back at my base
OH, I feel great to be at my base again. I am in Melbourne.Just arrived this morning. So far I have found that I have to deal with heaps of email ( in hundreds), snail mail (a lot) and my car battery which has gone flat. I am sure I will be finding few more things to worry about during this weekend. I have many things to share with my readers, so will do in the coming posts. Really looking forward to come into Blogging Action again. See you again soon during the day. Tejas Patel ......

Posted On Saturday, January 8, 2005 3:10 PM

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