Aug 20, 2010

Writing blogs from e-mail

Blogger has an e-mail feature using which one can simply blog from their e-mail client. If you are not used to writing blogs with the blogger interface, you can utilize this feature. There are two things you need to do for this.
  1. ONE: Configure your blog to use E-Mail Postings
  2. TWO: Write a blog and mail it to the configured address.

 ONE: Configuring E-Mail Postings

Once you login to blogger, click on the MAIL icon in the dashboard (circled below in red)


In the pop-window, enter a secret keyword in the provided box.


Now the configured mail id is vignesh.professional.blogs@blogger.com

TWO: Writing the blog entry


Simply write an email like you do everyday and send it to the configured mail id. 
That's all. Blogging done. Enjoy :)

Caveat:
The mail id must be kept confidential. Otherwise, any one can type anything and post it in your blog. The better part of it is that TEAM BLOGGING is easily made possible. Now, let me change my secret code as it's "very visible" in the screen shot :D

Aug 8, 2010

Twitter Threats

Everyone has joined the Twitter bandwagon. All celebrities now feel connected to their fans. Ardent followers are all seen waiting eagerly for Updates (or the so called 'Tweets') from them.
Techonology always hypes it's boons and hides it's banes.
So anyway, what is the bane behind Twitter ?
If you notice carefully, Twitter page of a profile will display the location of the person. In terms of Latitude and longitude. The snapshot shown below makes it clear.


The last tweet was logged in from coordinates, 18.986079,72.821985 which resolves to his native - Mumbai. I have a trepidation that location disclosure would lead to danger. As Sachin tweets also from his Mobile phone, anticipation of his on-the-move becomes easier. Something serious may happen on the spur of the moment.

Sachin's profile attracted 200 Thousand followers on the day he joined the microblogging community. It has crossed 500 thousand now. I wouldn't be surprised if he becomes the twitter user with HIGHEST FOLLOWERS !
Sachin, if you are reading this, BEWARE Brother.
Tags: Sachin Tendulkar Twitter Threats Security concerns problem Location Uber Twitter Latitude Longitude

Aug 4, 2010

Why is it called Debugging ?

Definition: Debugging
The term of a software fault being called a bug is from the days when a valve based computers occupied whole rooms - if an insect landed on the racks it would often cross contacts causing an error - hence the term debugging !

I have been doing this fault-fixing process for a very long time but just got the reason behind it's Name :)


Read more on this one here: http://icecube.berkeley.edu/~dima/stuff/misc/stories/bugging.html

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