Tuesday, May 26, 2009

ISTQB or ...

Planning to go for ISTQB or other certifications like CTM.. haven't yet decided though!.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Kerala, the place I live in is famous for the greenary, coconuts, spices and humidity. The humidity level is high in Kerala, that you sweat profusely. A perfume or a scent is a must.
I was looking around for a new perfume store to get hold of a hugo boss, and i found a lot online. I went ahead and explore the local perfume market as well. (I dint get much choice and variety there.
From CK to HB, the range we can select from online store is enormous. but the feel you get from the local store is higher than the online version coz you can try and buy in some stores. The musculine smell of HB is cool and i love wearing the same.. My wife also recommend the same.

Friday, May 15, 2009

LeapFish, Just Type It : Searching is Seriously fun

Technology is growing day by day, be it in the segmant of home, (read it as "smart" home), The automotive industry, the food sector, The consumables or in internet.
Internet is now ruling many industries. The phrases like information on fingertips, global village etc are now obsolete. The search and information from the internet is so advanced that it is even available for us even in our mobile phone.
The data like who comes from where to buy what product is critical for any business. Similar information helps us to strengthen our weak points so that, we can deliver more service.
For example, LeapFish™, the California based multi-dimensional search engine that paints the vividness of the web in a single search interface, have announced a couple or more of widgets, that can aid in search.
They are
1. Cyber home
2. The compete Ranking and
3. Yelp listing.

With billions of properties at their disposal, LeapFish.com helps us to retreive the home for rent, mortgage, for sale etc, when you key in a city, state and a real estate keyword.
Site profiles, referal statistics, search analytics, ranks, listing and more can be retreived if you are searching a domain name. The yelp, helps to retreive the local listing from around 24 cities, when you search with city, state and a local service name.
These new widgets helps them to capture more variety from the web. and helps them to integrate, real estate values, Local business listing and reviews, and web traffic analytics in its new search platform.

And I searched for San Fransisco Indian restuarants there in LeapFish: http://leapfish.com/search/results.aspx?search=san+francisco+indian+restaurants

See, the information is not in finger tips, its all in simple search tips. "Just Type It"

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

7210 Nokia SuperNova

I bought a phone.. Nokia Supernova Series.. the 7210. Except for the battery (am not much concerned on that aspect!) everything else works fine.. A decent phone that you can rely on!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Web Security And GFI WebMonitor 2009

Security is a major concern these days.Everyday we are hearing about networks being hacked,sites being hijacked, viruses being spread.Keeping a database of effected sites is not an easy task.Automated solutions like web filtering and web monitoring solutions are an absolute necessity for all those who are using internet today.Another issue is with the uncontrolled usage of internet and download of unmonitered data during office hours.Now a days,the practice of accessing unsolicated sites are common among childrenIn the absence of their parents,they become unable to control these kind of activities of their children and the same may lead to the physical and mental abuse of children. A safer browsing experience can be obtained by installing products like GFI WebMonitor 2009 .

Some of the features of GFI WebMonitor 2009 are ability to control thr browsing hours, updated webgrade database having more than 165 million URLs,that are black listed ,wide spread coverage of domains. According to Phil Bousfield , the GFI's VP of Product engineering, This product is a major boost to the administrators effort to block a number of sites from getting accessed. Another addon that is in GFI 2009 are the inclusion of two new reports. Top Policy breaker report to identify the people with most number of variances in the established company norms and also the bandwidth allocation report. There are provision for real time monitoring and general policy exceptions. Blocking of MSN messaging feature allows us to make sure that the company time is not spend on chatting.

If interested, you can download free trial version of the same from the GFI's website.