From FeedBurner to Google Migration

People migrate from one place to another and now its time for your feeds if you are using feedburner’s services. You need to migrate your feeds to google servers by 28th Feb’09. If you don’t do that, you will no longer be able to access your account at http://www.feedburner.com, and your feeds will either begin returning a “404 Not Found” response or a “301 Moved” response back to your source feed.

The official announcement can be viewed here: https://www.google.com/support/feedburner/bin/answer.py?answer=126303#q11

One of the major change is that you need to have a valid google account to migrate your feeds to Google.

January 19, 2009 at 3:37 am 1 comment

Hotmail supports POP3

Hotmail users in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Japan, Spain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands can have pop3 access to Hotmail.

Following are the settings:

POP server: pop3.live.com
POP SSL required? Yes
User name: Your Windows Live ID, for example yourname@hotmail.com
Password: The password you usually use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live
SMTP server: smtp.live.com
Authentication required? Yes (this matches your POP username and password)
TLS/SSL required? Yes

January 15, 2009 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

Themes

I have downloaded almost all the themes from http://wp2.3oneseven.com/

Themes designed by miloIIIVII are creative, cool and I highly recommend those to the readers for their self hosted wordpress blogs.

January 9, 2009 at 5:16 am Leave a comment

Corporate Shame – RAJU BAN GAYA GENTLEMAN

Today is the worst day for the corporates in India and the IT Industry in particular. IT Industry is claimed to be the cleanest of all other industries, more responsible towards the corporate governance and social responsibility.

Satyam’s involvement in the scam has caused lot of damage to the corporate India. It is a shame on the part of the Chairman and the auditors involved. It is interesting to note here that the auditors involved are PWC and they are not governed by the rules and regulations of the ICAI. Had it been an Indian CA firm involved, the whole world would have seen the scam from a different perspective.

The materiality of the case is very significant in the sense that it involves crores of Rupees. Rupees 5040 Cr to be precise. The auditors can’t escape on the grounds that the item/nature/amount was not material.

The implication of the case is very serious since this has not been done by a punter. It is done by a company which is an Index stock with several billion market capitalization. Further it is listed on NYSE and every quarter analysts draw their conclusions based on the figures announced. The investors holding the stock would have not imagined that this can happen to an Index scrip. There are very rare chances of stock moving up and gaining the momentum again.

The Satyam scam is the biggest one after Harshad Mehta and Ketan Parekh. This news has hammered the stock a lot, which touched a new 52-week low of 30.80. It has seen a drop of 77.51% to Rs 40.25, at close. Already the shape of the economy is bad and the new scam has hammered down the sensex by 749 points.

Satyam badly needs stimulus package and the companies like Tech Mahindra would think twice before investing in it. It would take lot of time for the regulatory authorities to check the facts and wash out the dirty figures. I don’t see anybody investing in the company before the regulatories complete their work.

This is the classic case of corporate terrorism and no one knows how to stop it like mumbai attacks. everyone is sheding tears but nothing is learnt from past scams. every one is blaming each other and the crook is at large laughing at his sleev. This case is very similar to the ENRON, If this is how the fraud balancesheet can be produced by the companies then how do we rely on any of the companies data? More than this what the authorities who are varifying these balancesheets are doing?

It’s a breach of Corporate Governance principles by a Company which won Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance in 2008. How can a person simply say sorry after cheating thousands of share holders and causing loss of billions of rupees to the poor share holders?

It has broken the confidence & trust of investors against Company as well as auditors & puts Question mark whether Auditors are dependent or independent.

Let us hope that the Government doesn’t say that  IT’S DONE BY NON STATE ACTORS!

GOD BLESS!

Raju Da Dhaba

Raju Da Dhaba

January 7, 2009 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

Email Convergence

in.com a TV 18 Venture has integrated Gmail, Windows Live Mail, Yahoo mail & Rediffmail.

In order to get started, you need to go to applications and select the ones you want.

You get to see all your emails from the above services at one place. Isn’t it cool!

December 25, 2008 at 6:24 pm Leave a comment

Mailpress

Mailpress is an amazing wordpress plugin. It allows you to send feed newsletters. I have been using it for one of my blogs. I also tried out feedburner but I think that the mailpress allows more customization.

If any of you need any help on mailpress, do write back to me.

December 24, 2008 at 6:50 pm Leave a comment

See the webpages you want, in your mailbox – WEBINMAIL

Rediff has launched a new service called webinmail. It aims to provide you web content in your email. Reason? I could spot two:

1. There are users who don’t have access to http in the office environment (firewall, policy etc). How do they browse? webinmail comes to the rescue

2. Users might need to access web from their mobile but don’t have the browser installed.

If you are the one among them, Try the following:

Say you want to browse – rediff.com

Simply send the URL in the subject line i.e. http://www.rediff.com

Rediff would send you the reply with the htm page of the site you requested.

It also supports Search in the following manner-

google:query

googleimg:query

rediff:query

Visit it online –>> http://www.webinmail.com

November 27, 2008 at 11:37 am Leave a comment

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