How to add emoticons/smileys in GMail

Have you ever wished to add emoticons to GMail? If so, here is a Greasemonkey script to add smilies/emoticons. GMail, to me, is still the best webmail. It has loads of features, a minimalist look, and most of all, is owned by Google. GMail pioneered the AJAXed interface for webmail. Yahoo and Microsoft followed. However, […]

Is domination of WordPress and FeedBurner good?

FeedBurner and WordPress are the overwhelming dominators in their respective fields. They seem to offer decent services(that’s an understatement!). But as the saying goes, no domination is good. Every day, we hear and read how great WordPress is, how cool FeedBurner services are, etc. They provide excellent services, and have huge communities backing their decisions. […]

Greasemonkey scripts for GMail

Greasemonkey is an extension for Firefox. Some folk say its the most useful of all Firefox extensions. While that is an exaggeration, it is partly true. I consider Greasemonkey as one of the more useful extensions. And it is among my limited collection of extensions on Firefox. Greasemonkey allows you to write/upload scripts – simple […]

Windows Live Writer: Avoid System hang/excessive resource usage

Windows Live Writer is one of the most popular offline blogging software. This is rather unusual – with the exception of operating systems, most Microsoft products are either useless or have better competitors. However, Windows Live Writer stands out as an exception. It is used by thousands of bloggers around the world. Being a Microsoft […]

Do not forget http:// in WordPress posts

More often than not, most people type website/blog addresses without http or www. Nowadays, this is not much of a problem, as most sites have 301 redirects from non-www version to www version. Whenever I have linked out to other blogs, I have used the URL from the address-bar. This avoids any typo in the […]

Orkut Blog, a blog by Google for Orkuters

Orkut, a popular social networking site owned by Google, had launched a blog on June 25. The first post was made (obviously) by its founder, Orkut Buyukkokten, its founder. The blog introduces itself as Orkut: News and Notes; Your Official Guide to staying beautiful on Orkut. The blog has become very popular, attaining close to […]

Alternatives to Related Entries plugin by Wasabi

Wasabi’s Related Entries plugin is very popular with WordPress blogs. It allows you to insert a list of posts, which are related to the current post. This increases pageviews, and adds to the stickiness of the blog, ie. the time a visitor stays on your blog. Related Entries plugin is no longer updated which may […]

SEO for Firefox extension: Highlights nofollow, fetches PR

Today, every blogger and his kid(no offence 😉 ) knows what rel=”nofollow” attribute is. It is an important aspect in optimising your site for Google. Most bloggers use them to link to sites which they do not want to give credit to (like bad neighbourhood/competitors). It is an unwritten law of the blogosphere to link […]

Is Google becoming the next Technorati?

John Chow has been penalised heavily by Google, for link-bombing. He is now far behind the first page for both “John Chow” and “Make Money Online” search terms. There’s also reports that Google will drop his PageRank from the 6 to 4, in the next PR update. For several months now, John Chow had been […]

Bring back Show Desktop icon

The Show Desktop shortcut in the quick-launch bar is one of the most useful shortcuts for me. Most of my shortcuts are on the desktop, which means that I use Show Desktop every now and then to see the desktop to click some shortcuts. Last time I deleted the icon, I was quite irritated. I […]

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