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Month: September 2008

On my way to San Francisco

On my way to San Francisco

I am on my way to San Francisco to attend Oracle Open World and to conduct SOA related training for Apps Consulting as well as Server Technology Consulting. These training programs are scheduled in the weeks following Open World. Neeraj Chauhan, the ATG PIE Product Manager, and I will conduct the training. This is my first Open World and I am looking forward to it though everybody at work has warned me that as an employee I will be the…

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Google Chrome – Memory Usage

Google Chrome – Memory Usage

This morning I made Google Chrome my default browser at the expense of FireFox. There is one thing I don’t like – the placement of the Tab bar. It is at the top of the window, where the window’s title bar is. It prefer it in the default position under all the toolbars. Anyway, while I was following around with the tab bar, I realized that you can click a Tab and pull it away, forming a new Browser Window!…

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Google Chrome – First Impressions

Google Chrome – First Impressions

The download was fast. Installation was easy. I had one hick up. I had FireFox running. Of course! The Google Chrome installer politely informed me that it could not import settings from FireFox as long as it was running. Google Chrome copied my bookmarks from FireFox, recognizing my Bookmark toolbar shortcuts and making them available as soon as the browser started. The interface is clean and uncluttered. (Click for full size image) Then I got my first surprise. I started…

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Google Chrome – New Open Source Web browser from Google!

Google Chrome – New Open Source Web browser from Google!

Google relased the Beta version of it’s new Open Source web Browser, Google Chrome. The open source project behind Google Chrome is known as Chromium. The Microsoft Windows version was released on Sept 2, 2008. Mac & Linux versions are still under development and will be released sometime in the future. I am downloading my copy as I type this. The web site claims Google Chrome will import my FireFox settings. Lets see it Google will be able to offer…

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NGPay – Mobile E-Commerce for Indian Consumers

NGPay – Mobile E-Commerce for Indian Consumers

I first came across Ngpay about 6 months ago. Read a short piece about it somewhere on the web and went over to their web site. Registration was a snap and so was downloading the installer to my Sony Ericsson P1i. I filled in a form on the web site giving my mobile phone number and they sent me a url by sms. Click, download and install. I have watched this product evolve over the last few months, add more…

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