Month: April 2005

  • 2005 :: Year of the Wikis

    Every one believes that 2005 will be year of the wikis. Like blogs which dominated last year, this year WIKI be the buzzword. This month’s Linux Magazine features Wikis and other personal publishing tools as the main story. Now this reminds me of the Tamil Computer Wiki that I started a few months back. Time…

  • Crossed 50,000,000 miles and still going strong

    Firefox has rolled over the 50,000,000 downloads line. The news gets even better. To commemorate the occasion, they are giving away 50 special edition coins, printed T-shirts and a whole lot of other goodies. Way to go!

  • End of 2,700-year exodus for India’s lost tribe of Jews

  • Network powered computers

    UK based dspdesign has launched a computer that does not need a separate power cable. The computer can be powered solely by a single CAT5 Ethernet cable. The new model named as POET6000 uses a flat panel for display. IEEE802.3af Power over Ethernet technology allows the system to use a single cable for both power…

  • Viewing tamil pages with Mozilla

    Mozilla Firefox and other Gecko based browsers are plagued by a rather annoying bug where Tamil (Unicode) pages that use ‘letter-spacing’ or ‘text-align: justify’ tags are rendered incorrectly. Voice on Wings has published a decent hack work-around for this problem. Windows 98 users can read this.

  • Testing Mini Blog

    Wow!!! I like this mini post functionality in Blix. This is cool. Is n’t it!?

  • Wiki running on WordPress

    Following this from Photo Matt. Can not understand why a Wiki is running on WordPress.

  • Exploring Gentoo

    The last few days, I am playing with Gentoo Linux. I have read loads of reviews that talked highly about this distro. But even then I have to say that I am very much impressed by Gentoo’s speed and versatility. Looking at the last few years, I can see that I am regularly changing my…

  • 50 years on and still not eradicated

    It is 50 years since the fight against polio started. The first inoculations of children against polio began in 1954. The first vaccine against polio was invented by Jonas Salk in 1952. However it was only after Albert Sabinin, 1962 produced the oral polio vaccine in 1962, the fight against polio gained momentum. WHO(World Health…

  • St Peter’s Basilica

    Cardnials begin countdon to conclave. (Photo: Reuters)