anshuljain

April 5, 2006

closing this blog

Filed under: Web/Tech — by anshuljain @ 12:51 am

I will be slowly stop posting on this blog and finally delete it. I bought a domain at jainanshul.com So, its better to maintain my blog there only. Thanks for all the comments. And yea, do stop by my new blog.

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March 22, 2006

WTF…Larry Page…Not Possible

Filed under: Google,Web/Tech — by anshuljain @ 1:28 am

I found these images while some random surfing. I am not sure whether they are staged or just plain fakes. Whatever the case maybe, have a look at them. Larry Page (Google founder) with his gf Lucy Southworth on a trip to Hawaii in Sep 2005.

 

And the BIG one..

I have no idea what the hell is going on. If you know, then tell me.

March 19, 2006

CrazyEgg…you cant help but fall in love..

Filed under: Ajax,Web/Tech — by anshuljain @ 8:35 pm

From what I have seen of crazyegg, it definitely is the rocker of all the beta services that I have tried out. Its simple, uncomplicated, intuitive and best of all looks awesome. I just love their logo. I got myself into the crazyegg beta somehow since I was really keen on testing their service out after the rave reviews on techcrunch. And it has been very very well rewarded. All you got to do after signing up is insert a piece of code in your website and then sit back and enjoy as the beautiful interface takes over and gives information that would make life of a webmaster so much better. I got a blog running up at jainanshul.com/blog and tested their service out. Look at the screenshots and see for yourself why I am not kidding.


The above screenshot shows where are your users clicking on. Its in the Overlay mode. Its a very simple way of knowing whos clicking where and from where.

This screenshot shows the total no of clicks on your website in terms of percentages. Nice way to find out why are people clicking more at some places and where at others.

This is the best one. Its called the heatmap. It shows which are the most clicked parts on your website. I do not have too many clicks since its just a test site and the crazyegg session has been on only for like 2 mins.

So now you know why I love crazyegg. Its just simple and shows statistics which you really wanna see and improve upon. Some features that I would want include things like specific IP based tracking, dynamic changes to my website which crazyegg can detect. Oh, BTW all this is done in Ajax, so no more refreshes.

I swear to crazyegg. I hope you too.

March 17, 2006

Heheh..you want to snub me…use Isolatr or Snubster

Filed under: Fun,Web/Tech — by anshuljain @ 3:11 am

You dont like someone or infact you really hate him/her but just cant say it on their face. Fear not, 2 services called Isolatr(still in beta) and Snubster allow you to do just that. Isolatr promises to “help you find where other people aren’t”. For even more fun check their FAQ here, its really funny

Snubster is an actual, live service. It helps you notify people, and the world, that you are pissed off at someone. The “On Notice” feature tells them that they have committed an “infraction” and are in a suspension period. If they really screw up, you can state that they are “Dead to Me”. Just visit. Even reading through them will make you laugh.

March 14, 2006

Email Visualization

Filed under: Web/Tech — by anshuljain @ 12:46 am

How would you feel if your email correspondences could be transformed into something artistic?


Themail is a visualization of the contents of a person’s email archive. The application is designed to be used by the owner of the email archive and it addresses two main questions:

1) What kinds of things do I talk about with my various email contacts?
2) How do my email conversations with one person differ from my conversations with other people?

March 10, 2006

Yes..Google gets Writely

Filed under: Google,Web/Tech — by anshuljain @ 4:39 pm

Its true. Google has acquired Writely. I havent used Writely, but users using it say its way ahead of its competition and that this a perfect decision by Google. And what does this mean for Google, they cant develop everything themselves and are not afraid of buying stellar companies. They arent that arrogant afterall.

EgoSurf

Filed under: Fun,Web/Tech — by anshuljain @ 2:00 am

Today I tried Egosurf. Its basically a welcome distraction from work and doesnt serve any real purpose unless you really want to find out what are your ego points. It allows you to enter a search term and a link and queries google, yahoo and msn. You can configure all these options and much more through an ajax interface. It also does a deep search which means querying the top 50 results. So, without further ado, I present my egosurf points.

My Ego Points

March 8, 2006

claimID

Filed under: Fun,People,Web/Tech — by anshuljain @ 3:44 pm

My online social security number. I recently got an invite for claimID. Its a service which lets you establish your online identity. You associate links with yourself after signing up and that becomes part of your public profile. Most of us do not require such a thing but maybe high profile executives. The links that you list signify that any other information on the internet that uses your name is not comfirmed. I have a couple of invites. Just leave your email in the comments to get one.
Hehe, this reminds of the prank that my friends played on me. As my name is anshul, they made a website with the URL http://www.anshul.tk and then sent an email to the whole college using my name. The problem was that whenever you tried going to the website, it automatically re-directed to http://www.ultrapasswords.com. Now, you sure know what is that. Dont you.:)

March 6, 2006

Click snaps…Get PAID

Filed under: People,Web/Tech — by anshuljain @ 10:10 am

Spymedia is another web 2.0 with an actual business model. They have made a nice twist to the existing stock photo marketplace. Unlike iStockPhoto, Fotolia et al, SpyMedia is concerned with newsworthy photos. Media companies are increasingly turning to user-generated content, SpyMedia has set up shop, acting as an agent for citizen photographers. I’m not sure about them being the first to have this idea, but with cameras in every phone these days, these guys might be on to something. If Scoopt want to embrace the long-tail of media buyers, they need to work on creating a user-friendly interface with plenty of social software features.

Top Post…

Filed under: Web/Tech — by anshuljain @ 12:40 am


I couldnt believe this. The story about which was a funny take on Google data centre became the top post on wordpress. Wow. I never really expected this since most people who have visited my blog, know how many visitors I get. But anyways thanks to everyone. Amazing. Click the screenshot below.

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