Welcome! What is this blog for/What will be blogged here? Well, frankly, only time will tell that ... ;-) The plan is to have stuff like ... what I plan to do/Interesting things that I want to share. My interests and hobbies ... and what I'm doing/not doing for it. Random thoughts/Opinions. Just about anything I feel like writing! have fun!
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Friday, July 08, 2005
Yahoo Mail - 1 GBI logged into my Yahoo mail account (after a long time) and noticed that they have silently increased my mailbox size to 1 GB! Competion is good ;-) Meanwhile my Gmail mailbox size is 2373 GB. My Hotmail account is still struck at 250 MB - and is very much neglected at the moment.
Technorati Tags: Blog, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo.
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Java Name ChangeFuture versions of Java will bear a slightly different name.
The "2" in the full name will be dropped. So, now they would be -
|JavaTM Platform, Standard Edition|
|JavaTM Platform, Enterprise Edition|
|JavaTM Platform, Micro Edition|
The short names will spell out Java -
|J2SETM is now JavaTM SE|
|J2EETM is now JavaTM EE|
|J2METM is now JavaTM ME|
The version numbers will be single digit - so it would be 6 not 6.0.
So Mustang Standard edition will be named "Java SE 6".
Technorati Tags: Blog, Java.
Maps APIsBoth Google and Yahoo have announced their Maps API.
"The Google Maps API lets web developers put Google Maps on their own sites."
"Yahoo! now offers an open XML API. It's free, stable, and backward compatible."
The Yahoo API accepts street addresses in addition to lat/long inputs. They also provide space on the page for developer attribution, and links to go back to the referral page.
Technorati Tags: Blog, Google, Yahoo, Maps.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
World Heritage SitesTalking of World Heritage sites, I was reading through the list to check how many of these I had covered. We love travelling and it would be cool to visit all of them! :)
"788 properties are now inscribed on the World Heritage List with 611 cultural, 154 natural and 23 mixed properties in 134 States Parties.
The list will be updated on July 2005, so lets wait and see if any more sites will be added.
I've visited 14 of these sites - so 774 more to go!
United States of AmericaThough I travelled to Québec, I didn't visit the Historic District of Québec.
According to my count of the links in the site - there are 803 sites!
The following were the countries with the most number of sites -
Italy - 39
Spain - 38
China - 30
Germany - 30
France - 29
India - 26
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - 26
Mexico - 24
Russian Federation - 21
United States of America - 20
Brazil - 17
Australia - 16
Greece - 16
Canada - 13
Portugal - 13
Sweden - 13
Czech Republic - 12
Japan - 12
Poland - 12
Technorati Tags: Blog, Travel.
Sunday, June 26, 2005
Google Maps - GlobalGoogle Maps Satellite Imagery has gone global - though they still don't have detailed images for all locations, and don't have the maps for locations other than US and UK.
Today, probably a fortnight after I checked out China & India on Google maps, it was reported on Slashdot. People shared some intersting links -
St. Peter in Rome
Arc de Triomphe
Water reservoirs in Sahara
Baghdad Parade Grounds
Crater of Vesuvius
Mt. St. Helens
The Google Maps for World Heritage Sites lists out all 788 of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The Google Sightseeing/ site seems to be still active.
Technorati Tags: Blog, Maps.