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How (not) to send Spam

A few weeks back, I got an interesting “spam” mail, see the screenshot and email text below. Here is the email: Hey, The reason that I am emailing you is because the company that I work for is looking for people in or around Clearwater who would be interested in Read more…

By Eapen, ago
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Location-as-platform is still too early

With a lot of location-as-platform services available like Foursquare and the geo-tagging ability in Twitter, I still think it is too early to succeed. While these are great features and easily feasible with smart phones like the iPhone and Android devices – the biggest issue I see is the battery Read more…

By Eapen, ago
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Google Groups #Fail

If you are familiar with jQuery and follow their news, you would have heard that they switched from Google Groups to Zoho to host their forums / discussions. John Resig gives a number of points on the failures of Google Groups in his blog post and I can see why. Read more…

By Eapen, ago
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Yahoo #Fail

Trying to visit Yahoo News earlier this week – gave me a 404 error for a minute or so and redirected me to their homepage with the circled Google advertisement as the most prominent result. This is a great pick of sponsored keywords by Google to send Yahoo! users over Read more…

By Eapen, ago
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WaveSecure {Review}

After reading about WaveSecure via LifeHacker, I installed it but only got to try it out today and I am IMPRESSED. Here is a brief overview of WaveSecure’s features: Backup SMS Backup Contacts Backup Call Logs Backup Media (selectively) Track Location Remote Lock/unlock/wipe Needless to say – Restore functionality There Read more…

By Eapen, ago
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To www or not to www

As you can see, if you visit my website with www.eapen.in, you will be redirected to eapen.in (with a search-engine friendly 301 redirect, of course) and I really wish all websites would adopt this method instead of using the “www” since it makes more sense as it is the root Read more…

By Eapen, ago
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CSS Frameworks

I have been interested in CSS frameworks recently and have played with 960.gs and BluePrint. Both are great and now I found the winner – a combination of the two and more – BlueTrip and I am using this for a lot of my projects including an earlier mockup of Read more…

By Eapen, ago