Why Should a DBA Learn Hadoop?

If you are in the IT world, chances are everywhere you turn you are inundated by the word ‘Big Data’. For the longest time I was put off by the words thinking that this is just a fad that will go away. But this excellent article by Gwen Shapira – Hadoop FAQ – But What [...]

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WordPress 2.5 is here!

Originally posted 2008-03-29 14:37:10. I have been really looking forward to WordPress 2.5 and is here now. I will be writing up a review of the new features this week but if you are already curious, Matt Mullenweg has written a great write up about WordPress 2.5 new features here. One of the big changes [...]

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Get Directions from your Mobile Phone

Get Directions from your Mobile Phone

Originally posted 2007-11-12 07:30:14. Ever forget to print and take directions and a map with you while traveling? It’s not fun getting lost in a big city. Even if you are well prepared, plans might change and you might need to go to a place that you didn’t get directions for. No worries. Just dial [...]

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Quick Gmail Tip: Recover Password via SMS

Quick Gmail Tip: Recover Password via SMS

Originally posted 2009-07-10 11:16:17. You’d hardly forget your main Gmail account password. But, if you had multiple Gmail accounts for various passwords, it might be hard to remember them all especially when you set different passwords for them. Also, forgetting passwords is easy when you have just changed your password to something really secure and [...]

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Flickr Uploads and Batch Edits Gets Better

Flickr Uploads and Batch Edits Gets Better

Originally posted 2007-08-17 01:05:19. It feels like it has been a while since Flickr has been in the news. Yet, it is one of my favorite applications partly because of my interest in photography. Some day I want to dig deeper into it but right now I am content with enjoying others’ fine pictures. Uploader [...]

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Which Tech Fanboy Are You?

Originally posted 2010-05-07 09:14:24. You’ve heard stories about them. You may even have encountered one in the wild. Or in an Internet forum, where they commonly congregate and are notorious for their savage and often ill-thought-out verbal attacks on other fanboys and noobs. You knew you were looking at a fanboy of some kind, but [...]

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Which DNS Service Should You Use?

Which DNS Service Should You Use?

Originally posted 2009-12-17 08:00:45. Google recently introduced Google Public DNS service. Last week, I wrote about what Google Public DNS actually means to you. If you are not aware of what it is I recommend reading that post before reading this further. With a couple of different options with DNS Servers now between your ISP’s [...]

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Gmail Goes Offline – In a Good Way

Originally posted 2009-01-28 10:00:03. Gmail has been seeing some exciting improvements quicker than ever after the advent of Gmail Labs. The latest being the ability to access Gmail offline even after you have lost your Internet connection! Gmail Labs was a new feature introduced in Gmail a few months back. It follows the same lifecycle [...]

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How to Setup Your Magicjack Voicemail?

Originally posted 2011-06-10 10:08:03. Congratulations on buying the most cost-effective voip home phone service that is Magicjack. We switched to Magicjack years back and have never looked back. It is in fact fabulous to pay just $20/year for a home phone line and save hundreds of dollars in phone bills. One of the first things [...]

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Very cool way to start your searches – Sputtr.com

Very cool way to start your searches – Sputtr.com

Originally posted 2007-05-23 02:49:00. My homepage used to be Google. Because of its simplicity. And my web browsing habits were pretty simple too. Lot of my browsing sessions would start with a Google search. I wasn’t using so many web apps either. Google was my one stop search for all. Not any more. My search [...]

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Want to find out Who Called Us?

Want to find out Who Called Us?

Originally posted 2007-11-19 07:30:09. Are you annoyed by those calls from 1-800-number missed calls when you come back from work and wondered ‘Who called us?’. Wonder no more. There really is a website named Who Called Us where you can enter the number you want to look up. It is also interesting to see the [...]

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Deauthorize Audible Account – A Detailed How to

Originally posted 2011-06-16 07:00:25. Audible is one of the best audiobook subcription service out there. Period. One of the most attractive features is that it works so well with iTunes. However, if you are trying to add a new device or remove, or move your iTunes to a new computer you just bought deauthorize Audible [...]

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Find Free eBooks and Price Drops for Amazon Kindle

Originally posted 2011-04-12 11:23:00. Regardless of the success of Apple iPad and other ebook readers, Amazon Kindle continues to do well. With Amazon announcing an even lower priced ad-supported version of Kindle, this space is getting hotter by the day. If you already own a Kindle, you may easily find New York Best Sellers and [...]

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Search Google in 14 Indian Languages

Search Google in 14 Indian Languages

Originally posted 2007-08-22 02:28:11. Google has made search possible in a large number of international languages. I just found out today that Google has announced Google Labs India on our Independence Day on August 15. Google Labs India is to showcase their favorite ideas for Indian users. Now, they have made it really easy to [...]

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Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 $49.99 After Rebate

Originally posted 2010-01-24 20:36:40. Amazon has the Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 at an incredible price – $49.99 after rebate. This excellent webcam usually sells for $69.99 but you can get a $20 mail-in-rebate and get this webcam at $49.99. Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 is a stylish webcam with the following key features Carl Zeiss kens [...]

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