Monday, October 31, 2005

Thunderbird and OPML Import

Transition to Thunderbird
My transition to thunderbird was not a quick process. I was having thousands of mails I wanted to retain in my older email client. Thunderbird provided me with the option of importing all my mails from the older email client and I was relieved.

I gradually shifted to using thunderbird, and now I use only thunderbird as my exclusive email client.

I maintain a personalized page on Netvibes to read my favorite RSS feeds at a glance. I wanted to import all my feeds to Thunderbird so I can read them at home with the facility of read - unread posts. I found there is no way to import the OPML exported data given by Netvibes. Google and Bloggers helped me here and I got the solution in less than five minutes.

How to import OPML into Thunderbird
Instead of writing the procedure here I am providing the link for the solution. Here you will find the required information to download a jar file and install in the crome folder for Thunderbird. Now I am reading all my favorite feeds in Thunderbird and marking the posts read and only going through those which are unread.


Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Getting help from others Knowledge

There are many Genious People out there
I know many of these people and even dont know many of them. But I know for sure now that I can make use of their knowledge with the social bookmarking services available now a days on internet.

BlinkList a place to get thousands of specially selected links
When a programmer, a designer browses a site and for them it is an important link they blink that link in their account at blinklist. But as they are better people to judge what link is better they end up saving important information I need in their public pages. This way I get the cream of the Internet from people whom I even don't know.

Now my offering for the Community
I am also aware that what interests me will also be needed for many of like minded people out there. So I also blink all my links as public for everybody to see. Actually blinking my links on the site BlinkList works great for me as I can operate the account from any machine any place. It provides me search options that no other bookmarking tool has provided yet. It also provides me options to view links saved by others. And in return I also end up contributing to the community by saving links I feel important.

Information suggested my Many
When a link gets many blinks it clearly means that many people are finding that link important. Many people over the globe are spending lots of time exploring information and saving it as links. Now I have no need to spend that time as people have already stored what they found and I get benefitted. This is why social word comes into picture when they say Social Bookmarking System.

Managing links + Helping Others
So while I am managing my links for my own purpose, directly I am also helping many people read content which is important and thus helping them save time. This is great. It feels good to help others with so less efforts.

Tagging features to make information retrieval easiest
The keywords I attach to my links helps me to search those links super fast. No time wastage in searching thousands of saved links to find something related to just one keyword. BlinkList provides us tags to add to the links. No restriction no barriers for number of keywords, tags and we can get the listing of our links from any tag we wish in a flash of time.

I am a happy user of BlinkList
BlinkList rocks!! Try it to believe!!

Tushar Joshi
Omitsoft Solutions, Nagpur.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

I am in love with Firefox ;;)

Social Bookmarking Age
In the age of social bookmarking and the services like and BlinkList browser is required to be able to work with the javascript link. I was using Avant browser and it somehow was not supporting the javascript link tool and I got frustated as I had to blink my links manually. Real pain!

So I embrassed Firefox
I would have been very early but some how I was postponing the day when I would start using Firefox. I had heard many benefits and uses of Firefox but somehow was not convinced. Now as I have started using Firefox nothing else seems good. Firefox is the best.

Extensions Mania
Now I can be found searching for cool firefox extensions and installing them is fun. There are so many utilities available for my Firefox browser.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Good resume related articles

Alan has written two good articles in blog which will be halpful for all the job seekers.

24 Words that can hurt your resume


What Employers Think When They Read Your Résumé

Now posting from Word

Now posting from Word

This word add-on for Blogger is fantastic. I am posting this blog from word editor directly.

This post was then edited to add an image. The word editor add-on does not support images and tables yet. But if you have large text with formatted text you can easily post the text with word and if necessary add the image later on as I have done here.


Read internet in a smart way

Internet is an ocean of information
It is becoming harder to cope up with all the information all the sites have. How can a person visit all the sites on the internet, and again revisit them to see the updated contents?

So people found out Simple Syndication
People found out RSS (Really simple syndication) means sites started providing a XML file with the updates and there were many Feed readers available to add those feed URL and show you the feeds. This made the picture easier as now we can add the feel URL to the feed reader and it fetches all the updated contents directly to you instead of you visiting the site. These feed readers were desktop applications like NewsGator etc.

AJAX and Web 2.0 made it simple
Now with the discovery of AJAX and Web 2.0 technology, many sites e.g.,,, etc have started providing space so you can add your feed panels to the home page and read all the updates on one page.

King of all readers
And now Google has arrived in the picture with the king of all readers Google Reader, the beauty is if I want to search for java tips and I don't know what are the sites providing the RSS Feeds for java tips then Google has provided a feed search box at the top and I can search for the feeds available on the net about java tips. When I can see all the feeds available I can also add those feeds instantaneously to my reader page. Wow!

What are you waiting for? Go visit