March 10, 2006


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


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 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 Now, you sure know what is that. Dont you.:)

March 7, 2006

Windows Live ID captured

Filed under: Microsoft — by anshuljain @ 2:05 am

Quote from Microsoft

Windows Live ID will be a major upgrade to the Microsoft Passport service. Windows Live ID will be the authentication system for Windows Live, Office Live, Xbox Live, MSN and other Microsoft online services. Partners who have implemented Passport are compatible with Windows Live ID.

As with all platform releases, our next release is more than just a branding change for the service. There is a significant amount of work that we’ve done to not only help partners and end-users realize more scenarios, but also to increase availability, performance and pave the way for future scenarios by making investments up front.

This moves reflects our intense focus to support the new sets of Windows Live services that have been, and will be launching, in full force (eg. www, expo, domains, mail to name a few that have already shipped). As previously mentioned, Infocard support will also be added as a supported credential typeWindows Live ID will be compatiable with all Passport sites and will add support for using Infocard as a credential. The change to Windows Live ID will mean several changes for users, most obviously with the new signin pages they will experience as well as an overhauled accounts management site. You can see the new login screenshots linked below.

Screenshot 1
Screenshot 2
Screenshot 3

March 6, 2006

Blog Everywhere..literally

Filed under: Blog — by anshuljain @ 11:19 pm

The tool BlogEverywhere (from Sabeer Bhatia of Hotmail fame) is a simple way to log your and comments on any web page “without leaving it”.  Apart from this, it offers numerous other functions such as faster hotmail, popup protection. Its essentially a toolbar which you need to install and then start commenting or blogging anywhere. Blogeverywhere

Ajax powered blog software now…

Filed under: Ajax,Blog — by anshuljain @ 4:52 pm

It has been developed by a developed by a student from UK. AJAXPress is an AJAX based blogging system. It is a standalone application written in PHP with a MySQL backend, and allows users to create their own AJAX-powered blogs. It comes complete with an AJAX powered admin interface. Ajaxpress. Pretty impressive stuff from a student. Try it out guys. He needs help to iron out the defects in the service.

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.

Ajax Powered Yahoo search..

Filed under: Ajax,Yahoo — by anshuljain @ 6:02 am

Yahoo has launched an Ajax based search engine powered by Backbase. Its a very cool way of doing search. Completely in ajax. I hope Google builds something like this.

Yahoo Ajax Search

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.

March 5, 2006

Windows Starter Edition 2007

Filed under: Microsoft,People — by anshuljain @ 8:05 pm

I’ve come across Windows Starter 2007. However, there are Software and Hardware Restrictions that you should pay attention to before trying to reach for a torrent. It is aimed at beginner computer users in emerging markets who can only afford a low cost PC. As with the XP version, Windows Starter 2007 is a subset of Vista Home Basic, and will ship in a 32-bit version only (no 64-bit x64 version). Starter 2007 will allow only three applications (and/or three windows) to run simultaneously, will provide Internet connectivity but not incoming network communications, and will not provide for logon passwords or Fast User Switching (FUS). Starter 2007 is analogous to XP Starter Edition. This version will only be sold in emerging markets. Screenshots are available almost everywhere.
Windows Starter 2007 is lacking a number of unique features found in most of the other Vista product editions. There is no Aero user interface, for example, and no support for Castle-based networking. Other missing features include DVD Authoring, gaming common controller support, and image editing with enhanced touchup.

Software Requirements:

  • Windows Starter 2007 Beta has a restriction of opening only three applications at a time.
  • No domain access and no inbound connection.
  • You cannot share your printer, files, folders or internet however you can have access to other computer’s resources, i.e, you can access their resources however vice versa is not true. Its only a one way communictaion.
  • Hardware Requirements:

  • CPU – Intel Celeron; Pentium (except IV and Higher); AMD (except Athlon, Opteron)
  • Memory – 256 (Minimum) 512 (Recommended/Maximum)
  • 10 GB of available hard disk space
  • DVD drive
  • Super VGA resolution video adapter and monitor.
  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device.
  • March 4, 2006

    Leaked Photos of Google Data Storage

    Filed under: Fun,Google — by anshuljain @ 8:58 pm

    Most of us wonder where does Google store its data. Several such photos were leaked yesterday. Despite legal threats, Google has been unable to censor them.

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