Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy New Year!

A new year, a new dream, new year Vows.!
Completed an year in blogspot! and the first Blog o the genre was a malayalam called alappuzhakaran

... Later started inside-n-outside.blogspot and then it was converted to a technical blog and then a domain change to .. The year 2007 went by like that..

2008 will have a new section called, malayalam ... and something Xtra. A lil stress on increasing alexa score.. to stream line the whole stuff.. a lot to do.!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Career shift and Steve Pavlina

Are you afraid of shifting your career? are you afraid of what the HR says in your next interview about the change of domain you made for the last couple of times in the last three years?
Here is a post by steve pavlina, titled Quitting to Win . in that he says that the people are annoyed because, seeing your resume, reminds them how sticky they are( Yeah! they are jealous! ). He have given some live example and have asked us, why cant we be an exception?

Steve, That is a wonderful article.

Technorati linking and link backs: Traffic / link Building

Links Links and more links is what every one is looking forward for.! haven't you people seen this?
Comedy Plus is in with another Type of Link Love.

She Claimed to get this idea from JOs [NoDirectOn (not: NoDirection) ]
A noble way to say we love the link!

Kudos dear people.!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Blogger and commenting - Other is now Nick name

Blogger is back with the other and url option, This time renamed as Nick name. check the comment option. and u can find the same ( You need to enable comment from all to hav this feature enabled!

Click the radio button for Nick name

The Screen will allow you to enter the nick name and URL

Enter your Nick name and URL and click on publish (Yeah after typing in the relevant comment!

And your comment will be appearing in the blog with the relevant URL and text as keyword.!

That's it.!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Beautiful Minds: a day's meal -Used in the best way

Daily on my way to office, I used to find an old man standing in front of a clinic, begging to people for money. This man is around 80-85 years old and wear a broken glass. Last day I dint find him there.. I looked around and found him sitting under a lamp post, and he is looking to the ground. I juz saw that he is sitting coz he is not feeling that well. It was about 9 AM in the morning and I have to rush to my office, to be in Time. I went near him and asked what happened. He just say "nothing" and shook his shoulders. I opened my bag and found that the idli prepared by my mom is their inside the bag, she gave me the same so that i can have it for Noon. I offered him the same, in that tiffin box itself. he was no ready to accept the same. After some time he agreed and had the idlies, and said a thanks, and said, he was in need, but whom to ask?

That question suddenly grow inside me.. I thanked to god, for giving me meals when i need, giving me relations when I need. For all the privileges i enjoy.

The day was good for me, I din't have anything for the afternoon session, but the satisfaction, that I got from that incident was enough to keep me moving till night.

* send in for Bloggers unite

Monday, December 17, 2007

Domain Names and Domain Transfer - The hardships we faced.!

Last month I was trying to do change a blogspot site in to own-domain one. The guy who own the domain was a friend of mine and I was trying to help him out. He said he have registered the name through a local ISP. So i asked him to provide the user name and password for the control panel. Which turned out to be one with an Indian registrar. I tried to login and was amazed to find that there is'nt much option in the control panel. In the MX data there is the server address of the ISP typed in. and there is no Cname records. I asked the customer support of the registrar and they said they have juz provided the domain name.. and not controlling the DNS records. I tried to contact the ISp and they said that they don't have anything with them.

At this point I used my paypal account and transfered the domain name to another Registrar.
the steps involved was.

1. Payment of cash(I payed it through paypal)
2. Authorisation mail is sent to the admin of the account( Unfortunately in our case it was the ISP's email id)
3. Once the admin confirmed the same, the authorisation mail is sent to the losing registrar to transfer the account.(this is an automatic process and may take around 10-15 days)
4. Once the transfer is completed, we got a mail and that said we can modify the details in the domain.

All together these steps took around a couple of weeks time.
Once we got a confirmation mail, (this transfer includes an extension of an years service on the domain) I brought a DNS control on the domain. and used this control to configure the data.

I added two cname entries pointing to one is without any value and te other is with www.

Then I took and took the publishing option. In the publishing option i clicked on custom domain and then went to advanced settings. There, I typed in the name of the website. I saved the same and ask blogger to redirect the www. website name also in to that particular domain and i clicked on view blog.. and

Nothing happened. I have already lost a couple of weeks running around this domain. And on my way to home i stopped in a cafe and redo the process. Voila.!, I was able to see the website.!

I think that must be conflict betwee the data in the old and new registrar. (may take upto 48 hours to resolve)

We took that offline and is now trying to add a different blog under that name.!

* An Ongoing Carnival on this topic in

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Google and open id - Comments have a new life.

Two weeks ago, i was surprised to find that i can't enter the url in the "other" option in the comment box. i too joined the band of bloggers who thought, google is trying to make it mandatory that users must register with blogger to comment! last day the bloggr Buzz
have a new post.. saying that it was an error in their part and they were trying to integrate the open id in to blogger.. etc etc.. if u want to know how to create an open id, buzz have got a link for the same.. That article is nice, but the same is for advance users.. so better that a normal reader/blogger reads till the paragraph juz before "Master Your Domain". If you still have some issues with Open id, here is the article describing Open Id

Here are the stuffs you can do..

1. Sign up in
Choose ur username wisely because ur openid will be the
2. Create a profile
3. Once u create the same.. include the below said two statements on the head portion of your blog
<link rel="openid.server" href="" />

<link rel="openid.delegate" href="" />

*USERNAME is the username you registered


Once you have done this you can go to the blogger comment area. Choose "Any Open ID" from the login... Type in your address and there you go. (You have to be logged in to the myopen id account, in that browser.) The Nick name You have given in the profile will be displayed there as your text and that too with your U.R.L . Ain't that cool?

Vin have said the same here

There are other providers for open id (A search in google will bring that up or a list is here ) Check with their documentation and its easy. and secures you from comment spoofing!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

For a good cause... Toys needed

MIHOW needs some toys by seventh of december 2007... Please find the details in Rachel 's Blog Women health News.

My Caricature; from a Malayalam Blogger

Last day a blogger got some doubts regarding the domain and domain name change... So we arranged a meeting and in a 10 minutes time, In a small vegetarian hotel in MG Road, Kochi, We were discussing the matters over a cup of coffee and went ahead with other stuffs. He is a fun loving guy working in a government office in Kochi itself. In less than a minutes time he draw a caricature of mine and yeah.! that resembles me.!

Here is the caricature, and the blog of that guy is

1. Kerala ha ha ha
2. Ooneswaram p o

Monday, December 3, 2007

Pegasus; Free mail client with less load on computer

Pegasus is a mail client. Copy righted to David Harris, it use peter gutmanns high security cryptlib encryption library.
Product name : Pegasus
Site :
Genre: Mail client
Cost : Free
Interface: Interface is some what cluttered if you are a frequent user of Outlook express/ outlook.
Alert: a New mail is shown by rhe flying anime of pegasus and if we are right clicking and select "new mail information" we get the number of mails . All the new mails are downloaded to new mail folder(unless you specify) and can be moved to ther folders once you finish reading the same.
Issues/ bucks: I've activated a forwarding option in Pmail and if am shutting down the system without shutting the pegasus down, occationally the older mail(s)get forwarded to the forward address specified. Whe i click on the pegasus icon pegasus opens up.. but below all the windows that are opened. ( i use an XP machine)