October 13, 2006

Google on Fire

Google's on fire!!! They have released a bundle of web services for the world to work on! And as always, they are of high quality. I started my Docs & Spreadsheet as soon as I read the news in "google news" which said "1 hour ago". So i am not late! Apart form this they have also enhanced the picasa with the online album and released Picasa 2.5 with more features. With this, Google is definitely on fire! Users are definitely wondering what's next?

  • Presentation service?
  • More desktop services?
  • Or something that even my brain is lazy to kick!?

Google have enough services and by integrating we can say it’s a Web OS! And they integrated it well so far. Now google is really tough with its competitors. Yahoo seems to be much dormant in the race, but Microsoft which has lost the search ground and its "msn charm" is trying to get back to business.
Google is quite ahead of Microsoft in number of services, the quality and technology. Gmail used Ajax before anybody, bringing new innovation and revolution in e-mail. The MSN beta and Yahoo beta seem to go the outlook look. But still the service is very poor. Frankly i am a google fan and i use google stuff even though i am aware of the Microsoft and yahoo services. One the best part of google's service is its simple innovations that has brought web to be more personalized and highly user-centric. So to end ... here are some questions for you to plunder!

  • How many of the google services you subscribe to and how many you use?
  • Do you feel google has similar services in different names?
  • Is google entering a monopoly?
  • Will Microsoft recovers their lost grounds?
  • Why is Yahoo entering the race limited (they have come up with much less innovation)?

Google Research Papers

I have found somthing new to me which I would like to share.. Google has released some new services to the world to play with. Definitly this will keep the ahead of the corporate war with microsoft. what i found today is somthing quite interesting in google site itself. They have a whole set of research papers published which they conduct in their company! Check the site out:
they have published some of there research papers.. techno geeks should go through it. Many of these researchs are implemented and is being used as the backbone of google. Public to make use of it but do not have direct access. For example the The Google File System. You can get more details on the file system from wikipedia. For technical details read the PDF that google provides in there site itself!
Happy hacking!

October 11, 2006

Importance of "Self-Googling"

Sun Student Developer Connection eNewsletter of september had one interseting link named "Beware Your Blog". Since I have blog, I checked it out. The link lead me to an Article at University at Buffalo. The authur talks about how important it is to "self-google" and see
how you are listed. In this internet world where people google things from news,images,videos to everything under sky, its important making yourself listed in google.

Try your name! What do you get? I was surprised to see myself listed first. My savannah profile came first followed by my java forum profile. In the article the professor recommends it as a shrewd form of "personal brand management" in the digital age.

Thus it is important to manage your online presence in a positive manner. So, how do you build reputation? Your presence in internet is the answer. Having blogs, personal websites,being active in disucssions,forums make you alive on net. But as any technology hold, "self-googling" has disadvantage! Any person could just as easily start several websites and make it look as though they had accomplished all manner of things. People who treat the internet as a 100% reliable source of information deserve what they get.The truth may be closer to 0%.

So pull up your sleves and built reputation.! but a good one!

October 07, 2006

Coming of Ubuntu

A hard week is over! With the end of my exams.. i am free for todays and to my surpise i got my Ubuntu (GNU/Linux) pack! For me it has come in right time. A day before would have ruined by examinations. he he.. so this weekend its UBUNTU time!!!
But plans don't end here... I am also planning to try out the new init(alization) for GNU/Linux! Its called initNG (Next Generation). Even though its in its primitive stage.. sound interesting when my friend Zaheer mailed me about it. It loads services asynchronusly to reduce the booting time of GNU/Linux distros..
And. . . . final thing on agenda.... will be to prepare for the project review which is on 10th. My WebShell still needs makeups and i plan to keep myself busy with these.

Happy GNUing :) !!!