Thursday, December 28, 2006

Web Based Operating Systems

Latest after web based applications is web based Operating Systems. Check out Top Ten (not in order): (Top Competitors) (Top Competitors) (Top Competitors)

For people who know about Google's Docs and Spreadsheet web based

applications, don't be surprised if Google launches its web based

GoogleOS (or at least acquire one of the above web based OS companies).

Google has already come up with its File System GoogleFS (

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Calendar Project - Home of Sunbird™ and Lightning

Calendar Project - Home of Sunbird™ and Lightning

Love Thunderbird, but also need to manage your schedule?
Do it from within our popular email client.

I installed and fell in love with the lightning

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

URL Rewriting

URL Rewriting describes the art of making simple URLs for your sites which will be search engine friendly and readable.

Simple and good content.

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Friday, November 10, 2006

TortoiseSVN using _svn even if installed without ASP.NET hack option

I played with the TortoiseSVN client.  For some of our ASP.NET projects it required to install a ASP.NET Hack while installing the client.

When we wanted to use the Eclipse plugin and no longer needed the _svn folder style created by the ASP hack I tried to uninstall the client and install again without the ASP.NET hack but to my surprise the client was creating _svn folders like earlier and no the required .svn folders.

While searching the devel user list I found that the TortoiseSVN client creates an environmental variable for the hack and we need to delete the environmental variable before installing the client without ASP.NET hack.

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

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Nvu (pronounced N-view) open source HTML Authoring tool

Finally! A complete Web Authoring System for Linux desktop users as
well as Microsoft Windows and Macintosh users to rival programs like FrontPage and Dreamweaver.
Nvu (which stands for "new view") makes managing a web site a snap. Now
anyone can create web pages and manage a website with no technical
expertise or knowledge of HTML.

Nvu Features

Check out the latest features and screenshots for Nvu here!

Small Nvu screenshot

  • WYSIWYG editing of pages, making web creation as easy as typing a letter with your word processor.
  • Integrated
    file management via FTP. Simply login to your web site and navigate
    through your files, editing web pages on the fly, directly from your
  • Reliable HTML code creation that will work with all of today's most popular browsers.
  • Jump between WYSIWYG Editing Mode and HTML using tabs.
  • Tabbed editing to make working on multiple pages a snap.
  • Powerful support for forms, tables, and templates.
  • The easiest-to-use, most powerful Web Authoring System available for Desktop Linux, Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh users.
I got this and was amazed with the Dreamweaver and Frontpage like look and facilities available in open source.

I have switched to this editor :D

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

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Monday, November 06, 2006

BlueTie AJAX email, calendar, collaborator

BlueTie AJAX email, calendar, collaborator
Really cool AJAX application resembling Microsoft Outlook and learning point for Web applications using AJAX

Thursday, October 05, 2006

IzPack Java based software installers generator

Tried IzPack Installer creator and liked the interface. 

IzPack is an installers generator for the Java platform. It produces
lightweight installers that can be run on any operating system where a
Java virtual machine is available. Depending on the operating system,
it can be launched by a double-click or a simple java -jar installer.jar
from a shell. The most common use is to distribute applications for the
Java platform, but you can also use it for other kinds of projects. The
main benefit of IzPack is that it provides a clean and unique way of
distributing a project to users using different operating systems.
IzPack is reported to run on:

  • Unix-like systems, mostly Linux and FreeBSD variants

  • Mac OS X

  • Windows 2000, XP.

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

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Building a LAMP Server

Building a LAMP Server is an absolutely rocking site tutorial. I used this tutorial and was Up and running my LAMP server in almost 40 minues.

There is lots of information to learn. Bruce Timberlake has made each and every point so clear that there was no error in the complete process when I followed his steps start till end.

It feels very good when you have properly installed and configured your server and when it works after all the configuration is done.

I tried his steps on Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL4

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Writing in Devnagari Unicode on Web Forums - HindiWriter

I came across a good Hindi writer software.  This writer is developed by Devendra Parakh and is available at TDIL Site.  This is a simple software which gets installed in seconds. 

You just have to press SHIFT+PAUSE buttons and you are in devnagari mode.  This mode allows you to type in devnagari unicode on any window where you can type characters.  This makes the devnagari writing experience smooth and easy.

I have used this software in Orkut, Yahoo, GMail, MSN Messenger and even in Notepad.  I had some problems writing Marathi with this software.  I wrote a mail to the author and got reply within 24 hours.  This is great.  You write a mail to the author and you get a reply directly by the author with fewmore tips and also a help file which is meant to be released in the new version of the software.  This help file helped me write Marathi full stop and also gave me tips about writing english characters in between Marathi unicode. 

I recommend this software for easy writing.  I have also used Baraha but HindiWriter is easier and direct.

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

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Performancing was troubling me

After reading about Performancing blogging tool I was eager to try it out.  Installation was quick but it refused to log into my blogger account. 

I tried many times and ultimately decided to raise the issue with the Performancing team.  Today suddenly it got connected as if nothing has happened.  As a result this is my first blog through performancing :D

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Compare files and directories with this file comparison software - Beyond Compare is a powerful, time-saving file compare utility.

I am using this software "Beyond Compare" and now addicted to the features. It is usable and comes handy in most of the situations where folder comparison is needed.

Most of the time I use this software for synchronizing folders with my own rules.


Tuesday, July 18, 2006

erica's joys :): Firefox Sidebar + Google IG = Useful on any platform

This is a real good idea and true use of the Firefox Sidebar feature for things you need again and again. Erica explains her idea of keeping Google Personalized page as a always open side bar for viewing.

Great Idea Erica!


Monday, July 17, 2006

Credit Card Hell: Merchant Accounts, Payment Gateways and APIs

Daniel Morrison explains credit card prosessing and merchant account details in a simple way. I found this article having good links for future reference and basic know-how of the payment gateways and their integration in web applications

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 - DHTML Library and more

I found this library of Javascript scriptlets. Mike Foster says his site is an outlet for his DHTML hobby.


Thursday, April 13, 2006

Google Calendar

I got to see my Google Calendar account just now. Well it is very nicely led and seems to have many useful features packed. I havent seen it to breadth but I do have many expectation from this service.

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

Monday, April 10, 2006

Firefox Memory Hack - reduces memory usage when minimized

Ryan has posted a super hack for reducing the memory used by Firefox when minimized. This hack works and it works exactly as said.

The original article is here named This May Help Your Firefox Memory Leak

Even though the author calls it a memory leak, many people in the comments section argue and call it not a memory leak.

Anyways it has solved my problem and may also solve yours:)


Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Log Diary, Notpad Easter Egg

Many a times we come across functionality not commonly known. These are surprises as less knows. I just got a mail from Marathi.NET yahoo group with this easter egg posted by Abhijit More. I think the source of this information is not known. I tried and it worked and is a great tool for those who use notepad to jot down points.

In Notepad

* Create a blank text file with .LOG as the first line of
the file, followed by the carriage return. [ Enter ](shown as below)
.LOG [Enter]

* Save and close the file ..
* Double-click the file to open it and notice that Notepad
appends the current date and time to the end of the file and places
cursor on the next line.
* Type your notes and then save and close the file.

Each time you open the file, Notepad repeats the process, appending
the time and date to the end of the file and placing the cursor below

It simply serves as a virtual diary!!

Microsoft site also documents this functionality for Logging through Notepad.


Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Taranaa found. I got addicted to it

This weekend I found  I downloaded the karaoke player and I got addicted to singing Hindi songs on Taranaa player. ultimate karaoke player

The player shows lyrics while playing the background music.  Wow this is great feature!  I loved it. 

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Sunday, March 19, 2006

FileZilla Open Source FTP Client

I switched to FileZilla and I must say I am impressed with the efficiency it works for me. I have tried many FTP Clients line FTPVoyager, CuteFTP, WSFTP etc. I found FileZilla fast and easy to work with.

Screen Shots | FileZilla Home Page

FileZilla has become one of my preferred softwares when ever I setup a new machine for my use.

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

Monday, January 30, 2006

Open Yahoo Messenger Window from web Page

Yahoo Messenger installs a protocol on windows machine
"ymsgr:". We can issue many commands to the Yahoo Messenger
application through this protocol.

To keep a link on web page that will open a window to send IM we can keep the link as
<a href="ymsgr:sendIM?tusharvjoshi">Send Message through Yahoo Messenger</a>
which will look like Send Message through Yahoo Messenger.

Here tusharvjoshi is my yahoo ID and can be replaced by any valid Yahoo ID.

When user clicks on this link the following window will appear as if it has been started from the Yahoo Messegner window

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

MS Word - Set font size of Document Map

Suddenly all my document headings in the document map section of Word document started showing up in large fonts.

I got the way of changing the font of document map after some googling. There is a Document Map style defined in the styles in a document. We need to modify this style to set it as our desired font and the document map section automatically gets the font.

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

Monday, January 09, 2006

Firefox and Marathi Unicode Fonts

For many days I was troubled by the Marathi Unicode fonts display on Firefox. In process of finding the solution I came across the IEView extension for Firefox but very soon I shifted to the IETab Extension for Firefox.

IETab Extension solved my major problem not to start the IE browser just to see sites like and as they are in Marathi Unicode font.

Today after searching more on the problem got a tip to check the Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > Languages > Install fles for complex scripts option in Windows XP and Windows 2003 machines. The second East Asian Language is not needed to view Marathi Unicode.
This solved all my problem. Now I do not switch to IETab for Manogat and Maayboli sites. My Firefox just shows all the Marathi Unicode correctly.

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur