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Month: December 2012

Framote! Share a web site with multiple people on multiple devices

Framote! Share a web site with multiple people on multiple devices

Framote created by Jaime Caballero is a very useful tool. You start with a URL, say http://whatho.satpathy.org/. When you submit the form Framote gives you a unique URL that you can now share with others or just open in different devices or just different browsers. You can password protect your unique Framote URL if you wish to. So what is the big deal? Well, the unique Framote URL is always associate with an URL. You can control the underlying URL…

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Pencil Sketches by Durgesh Nandini

Pencil Sketches by Durgesh Nandini

My daughter and first born, Durgesh Nandini Satpathy, took up pencil sketching some time ago. She taught herself and her work has improved steadily. A few samples. Scanned at 300 dpi and saved as JPEG. © 2012 Durgesh Nandini Satpathy. All rights reserved. The images on this page may not be used for any purpose whatsoever without express written permission from the copyright holder.

ICICIDirect – Mutual Fund SIPs – Feature Required

ICICIDirect – Mutual Fund SIPs – Feature Required

One feature I would love to see in ICICIDirect’s implementation of MF SIPs is the ability to query the list of existing SIPs in different ways. This screen shot shows what exists now: This page is a just a list of active SIPs. While it does provide the basic functionality of working with Mutual Fund SIPs there are some important features missing: Sorting: The ability to sort the table by Scheme Name. This is particularly useful for people like me…

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ICICIDirect – Mutual Fund SIPs – Improvements & New Features

ICICIDirect – Mutual Fund SIPs – Improvements & New Features

I have used ICICIDirect for a long time and have watched with interest and appreciation their continuous efforts to innovate and improve the end user experience. Their platform was the first to offer many new features like SIPs in Mutual Funds. They did stumble with the implementation of various features. For example when they introduced SIPs in MFs in the mid 2000s they treated the individual SIP purchases as fresh purchases and this attracted the usual Entry Load. This was…

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How new PF norms will hurt take-home pay

How new PF norms will hurt take-home pay

Increased contribution to Provident Fund to reduce take-home pay of Employees The Employee Provident Fund Office (EPFO), which is under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, has issued a circular on November 30th 2012, which deals with the components of salary to be included while calculating PF contribution. While the circular is mainly aimed at employers who “split-up” basic salary of employees to reduce their contribution, this move will also reduce the take-home pay of a salaried individual. The Background:…

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Searching from Chrome’s Omnibox

Searching from Chrome’s Omnibox

You can search other websites, such as YouTube, from Chrome’s omnibox. Chrome automatically saves a list of the search engines you come across while browsing. So, if you visit http://www.youtube.com, Chrome will add the YouTube search engine to your list of search engines. And, from then on, you’ll be able to search YouTube directly from the omnibox by typing http://www.youtube.com, pressing space, and adding your search terms. If you want to view, update, or modify your search engines, follow the…

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WordPress MultiSite!

WordPress MultiSite!

I finally found some time to migrate my satpathy.org sites to WordPress MultiSite. I am hosted on HostMonster – have been with them for a very long time now. I am still in the process of migrating the web sites and not everything is working at this time. Hopefully I have will have everything up and running this weekend.