Archive for April, 2006

DIY helicopter


Summer is here. Holidays have begun, and here is your dream holiday project. Ben has this nice write up on how to make your own helicopter. The tutorial is pretty cool and has a page where he has put up a chart with all the components of the helicopter drawn to scale on it. Simply […]

A recent product of the Google 20 is Google SketchUp, a 3-d modelling software which defenitely looks compact and easy to master unlike Auto Cad. One cant compare Google SketchUp with Auto Cad since AutoCad is a complete tool. But for starters AutoCad might be confusing. Sketchup is easy to learn and fun to play […]

Yahoo on TV


Yahoo! Go for tv beta is a service that Yahoo offers to view your yahoo web content on your TV. Flickr images, online photo albums, videos, latest trailers, music, LAUNCHcast and you can even record your favorite TV shows in your DVR for future viewing. Now you can take Yahoo! off your computer and put […]

Hello guys, I just downloaded the Nokia S60 SDK for developing MIDP based applications for java mobile phones. Netbeans proved its mettle here again in terms of recognising the SDK and freeing me of all troubles. I downloaded the S60 SDK here and netbeans 5.0 here. CarbideJ is not required if you are going to […]

Here is a small set of changes that has to be made to make your firefox browser upto ten times faster. 1. Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit enter. Scroll down and look for the following entries: 2. Alter the entries as follows: Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true" Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true" set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" […]

Want to test Yahoo Beta? Here is a 2 minute step vice procedure to get what you want. 1) Log on to you yahoo mail. 2) On the right top corner you will find “Options”. Click it. 3) Click on Account Information on the left hand side bar. 4) Click ont he ‘edit’ tab at […]

The previously mentioned Google Da Vinci Code Quest is 5 days old now. More 19 days to go. In total 24 puzzles and what more 10,000 prizes at stake. The puzzles till now have been easy. Of course for solving the word puzzles you require a bit of the book knowledge, but its not must. […]

The number of modules at google homepage keeps increasing everyday. Ever wanted to create your own modules for the Google Home Page ( Ever wanted to play your favorite games like pool, solitair etc. at Google Homepage and couldn't find the module? Google provides its API code along with a detailed tutorial on how to […]

BarCamp Bangalore kick started today. The general topic of discussion is the Web 2.0. Now what makes these BarCamps interesting? The style in which its conducted. Unconference!!! In a previously post on BarCamp Channai edition, we had discussed why Unconference works. So if you are going to organize a seminar/fest/conference then consider again. You might […]

The Google Summer of Code (SOC) 2006 is here. This year even bigger and better. SOC helps student developers all around the world to come up with their own projects which will be funded by google. It gets better with free software, open source code and mentoring compaies which include the likes of Python, GNU […]