Friday, June 29, 2007

Burn it..! with Feed Burner

Months before I started writing influenced by a small pdf file (extracts of a famous blog ) I received... That was in malayalam , one of the regional languages in India. I went through the same and then clicked on the title which led me to a site with lots of boxes around. I installed the font and started reading.. then suddenly i saw the create blog link on the top of it.. rest was history...
No one was there with me, to teach me what to do, how to proceed.. i patiently went ahead read them all.. started experimenting.. and am here.. writing on a notepad ++ and posting directly into the blogger... In the initial days it was a facination to see my stuffs getting listed in the blogg rolls.. then i realised (and accepted) the time lag between hitting the "publish" button and my stuffs appearing on the listing site.. I tried many a things and at last I went ahead and burnt my feed. the association was rather an accident one..

So.. What is feedburner? (Now a part of google)
In their own words Feedburner allows blog owners and podcasters the ability to manage their RSS feeds and track usage of their subscribers.

But before proceeding further .. what is a feed?
A "site feed" gives your readers a new way to read your updated blog entries. Instead of coming to your blog page each and everytime an update happens, they can see your entries as soon as they are published, using software for reading syndicated content called an aggregater "newsreader.". Combine this with RSS(Realy simple Syndication) confused? never mind...

Lets make it simple.. and let me speak this in blogger context...
Blogger has got two type of feeds..
1. Atom feed.
2. Rss feed.
Now simpler.. Lemme take myblogname as the name of the blog as an example then, we have two choices.
1. Atom : ( also works for atom)
2. RSS :

I want to make this content to be dispersed in the web, that too in a faster way.. Here I used feed burner
Using feedburner was easy. the steps are..

1. Register in the site..
2. Give the name of the site (your blog address)
3. By giving the same feedburner will find the active feeds from the address. select the one of your choice(I prefer atom feed)
4. The next thing you can do is a little bit of customisation and getting the feed address..
eg: the feed address I have set in feed burner for this site is
any one subscribing this will be redirected to add in their reader(like google yahoo etc.) so here you got a subscription/ reader for your blog . Make sure that you are pulicizing the same with a link/button in the prominent place.

This is not a tutorial.. but is a small description. If you tried to burn your feed and then make it available then you can try customising that as well bcos feed burner have got a very nice and descriptive tutorial for each and every steps you can perform. and tips are available here
* you can also make the readers sign in for an email subscription. feed burner will email your contents once a day when you make a change.

All this for free..!!

A new Turn..!

So far this blog was not in focus.. now we are gaining the same..

A definite watch word is going to keep this blog in track.. that will be technology and technology only.. Am not going to delete the older posts.. they are dearer to me.. Any one wishes to read ahead ..!

They can do so..!

Err.. Am in to software testing..! will that affect???

i don't think so..! here first of all am not gonna program anything.. am not gonna create anything new.. but share with others what i saw.. what i hear from this ocean called Internet.. and ya as am into blogging as well may be you may find some stuffs related to that as well..

Yep.. blogs, product reviews(Donno how good am in that), and all those stuffs..

Phew i wish I could narrow down a little bit)

So here that goes..!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Kireedam - Tamil / Malayalam.

Kireedam (The Crown)

Language: Tamil
Expected to be Released on July 13, 2007
Actors: Ajith, Rajkiran, Trisha, Vivek, Vivek,
Director: A L Vijay
Producer: Suresh Balaji
Written by: Lohithadas & NA Muthukumar
Music: G V Prakash Kumar
Lyrics: Na Muthukumar

Kireedam, this name made me think of a malayalam movie in 89 .. with the same name..
The same was directed by sibi malayail with casts ranging from Mohanlal, Parvathi, Thilakan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Murali, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Kochin Haneefa, Jagadeesh, Manian Pillai Raju, Sankaradi, Philomina, Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Mammukoya, etc...

The Story:.
The story is about the relation ship of a father and son getting worse when some unexpected incidents happened in the town where the father (who is a police constable
Thank you wikipedia..!) got transfered. The son(Role played by Mohanlal : sethu ) entered in to fight with a local gangster to save his father. and he was typecast as a gangster as well. The twists, the turns were all beautifully portrayed, and here sethu is away from his family, branded as a gunda (gangster). Some funny moments were brought on screen with Kochin Haneefa lighting the end of the free flow laughter. And who can forget the song in kireedam "kanneer poovinte kavilil thalodi....", the wrecked mind state of sethu and the sad mom played by Kaviyoor ponnamma.

A must to watch movie in 89 which helped Mohanlal to get a special mention in national film awards and this later was remade in hindi with the title Gardish, and the sequel of the Malayalam movie was made in 93 named 'Chenkol'

So lets wait.. wait for the moment the new tamil movie Kireedam is released...
Think the audio is already released and songs started circulating.

* A special thanks to wikipedia for helping me remember the star cast and the movie

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The lost purse..

Mr Balakrishnan, the guy in Central marine and fisheries lost his purse in transit.. he got in to the bus with his new purse(gifted by his wife) from nangiarkulangara in Alappuzha district in kerala. He was pickpocketed later on the way. He was left with no penny in his hands.. and Mr. Ajay lal came to his rescue by lending him Rs. 50. Later this monday he was narrating a story to the train mates.

Last friday the train was late... the train scheduled to start from ernakulam at 6 wasnt even at the station till 6.30... I want to go home early.. but because of the train incident i wasnt in a mood to.. later that day i went in to have some food and 3 more joined me there in the eatery... After the massacre I was left to pay the bill... After that I realized that it was better to lose the purse than to have food for these spoiled brats..

and at last I reached home by 12 midnight that day..


Monday, June 25, 2007

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