Thursday, January 27, 2005

Add your URL to Google

From Google ,

"Share your place on the net with us.
We add and update new sites to our index each time we crawl the web, and we invite you to submit your URL here. We do not add all submitted URLs to our index, and we cannot make any predictions or guarantees about when or if they will appear.

Please enter your full URL, including the http:// prefix. For example: http://www.google.com/. You may also add comments or keywords that describe the content of your page. These are used only for our information and do not affect how your page is indexed or used by Google.

Please note: Only the top-level page from a host is necessary; you do not need to submit each individual page. Our crawler, Googlebot, will be able to find the rest. Google updates its index on a regular basis, so updated or outdated link submissions are not necessary. Dead links will 'fade out' of our index on our next crawl when we update our entire index. "

Link : http://www.google.com/addurl.html

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

The Federrer phenomenon

The latest package from switzerland is not a magnificient watch or a delicious chocolate but an equally handsome piece of sportsman.Like all the swiss creations , there is attention to detail and the richness that makes you utter the term 'the best' without a trace of doubt.. I write this just following the trouncing of a once great champion Agassi by this swiss masterpiece.Accept it or not , the new phenomenon is here to rule the tennis world and it is Roger Federer.

Once in a while each sport produces great acheivers and even rarely great artisans. So statistically a champion who is also a great artist is a event with such low probablitites that when you see one ,you know that you are blessed to born in the same era. Federrer is the master artist who is going to repaint the tennis landscape.People compare him with sampras.Well no offence but sampras is a step behind federrer.The elegance , the gait , the technique and the 'wow' factor are all a pint higher in Federrer's game than that of sampras's.

Talking of artistry , the name the pops to my mind is that of Laxman's. That is an example of a cricketer who has brought the fineness of art to a game but by all measures laxman is not and never will be a great champion. But Federrer is both ; and that is why i call him the phenomenon. Having just breezed past Agassi Federrer is undoubtedly the man to win. even if he doesnt win the australian open the fact remains......The new connoisseur is here so salute and admire his creations.

Google Tools

I will just highlight the newest and also the less known ones

Google Desktop Search

Find your email, files, web history and chats instantly
View web pages you've seen, even when you're not online
Search as easily as you do on Google
Google Desktop Search finds:

Outlook / Outlook Express Word
AOL Instant Messenger Excel
Internet Explorer PowerPoint
Text

Google Keyhole

Fly from space to your home town. Visit exotic
locales such as Maui, Tokyo, Rome and Paris.
Satellite imagery makes it real. Explore restaurants,
hotels, parks and schools. Think magic carpet ride!

Picasa 2

Google Suggest

Google's new search feature Google Suggest

1. FAQ
2. Search Google Suggest

The Google Wave...

My next few posts are gonna be all 'Google'.The've got so many features that its worth the space.....

Hope this serves as an index of all that google offers

More on Google......The Google Adsense

Discover your site's full revenue potential.

Google AdSense is a fast and easy way for website publishers of all sizes to display relevant, unobtrusive Google ads on their website's content pages and earn money. Because the ads are related to what your users are looking for on your site, you'll finally have a way to both monetise and enhance your content pages. Learn more about AdSense for content.

It's also a way for website publishers to provide Google web and site search to their visitors, and to earn money by displaying Google ads on the search results pages. Learn more about AdSense for search.

Adsense Home: https://www.google.com/adsense/
Google - The multiheaded dragon
Google is on a fast track of innovation and integration. The latest being that google's slightly modified version of picassa is available for download. This would effectively act as a photo organising tool for the desktop. Now google can no longer be considered just a search tool. It is the all encompassing web wizard. Even the tag "web" adds an unfair restriction considering its scope and reach. The truth is google has pervaded all aspects of utilitarian benefit that there is no clear name or area u can assosiate it with. Google is the ultimate "tool generator".
But majority are still unaware of the various tools and nifty features that google has to offer.Here is a list of all the tools that u get on the web.
Google Web Search Features In addition to providing easy access to more than 8 billion web pages, Google has many special features to help you to find exactly what you're looking for.

• Cached Links View a snapshot of each page as it looked when we indexed it.
• Calculator Use Google to evaluate mathematical expressions.
• Definitions Use Google to get glossary definitions gathered from various online sources.
• File Types Search for non-HTML file formats including PDF documents and others.
• Froogle To find a product for sale online, use Froogle - Google's product search service.
• I'm Feeling Lucky Bypass our results and go to the first web page returned for your query.
• Local Search - New! Search for local businesses and services in the U.S. and Canada.
• News Headlines Enhances your search results with the latest related news stories.
• PhoneBook Look up U.S. street address and phone number information.
• Search By Number Use Google to access package tracking information, US patents, and a variety of online databases.
• Similar Pages Display pages that are related to a particular result.
• Site Search Restrict your search to a specific site.
• Spell Checker Offers alternative spelling for queries.
• Stock Quotes Use Google to get stock and mutual fund information.
• Street Maps Use Google to find U.S. street maps.
• Travel Information Check the status of an airline flight in the U.S. or view airport delays and weather conditions.
• Web Page Translation Provides English speakers access to a variety of non-English web pages.
• Who Links To You? Find pages that point to a specific URL.

Friday, January 21, 2005

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Welcoming the 2005 F1 season....

A nice article i came across.
Lets welcome 2005 F1 season........

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It's Thanksgiving here in the United States, which this year means that we should all give thanks that the horrid 2004 Formula One season is long gone. Please, let us never speak of it again.

Thanksgiving is also the time when all good children begin working on the Christmas wish list that they will eventually send to Santa Claus. I believe that I have been an excellent boy this year, having sat through every lap of every race in what was a dreadfully boring F1 campaign. Therefore, I have already started working on my own personal Christmas wish list, and I fully expect Santa to give me everything I ask for.

Dear Santa, For the 2005 F1 season, I would like to see the following things happen:

1. Let McLaren and Williams design and construct cars that aren't conceptually overreaching, highly experimental loaves of rolling donkey dung. No needle noses or walrus tusks, please. Trying something crazy and praying that you get lucky isn't going to beat the mighty Scuderia Ferrari.

2. Juan Pablo Montoya needs to beat the pants off of Kimi Raikkonen at McLaren. Actually, let me change that a bit. Kimi Raikkonen needs to be kept off the podium at every single race in 2005. If I'm forced to listen to him answer one more post-race question in his flat, soulless, nasal drone, I'm afraid I may stick a pair of M80 firecrackers in my ears and blow my eardrums to smithereens. That would probably hurt. You don't want to hurt me, do you, Santa?

3. Make Mark Webber the second coming of Nigel Mansell at Williams. I miss Nigel Mansell. His swarthy appearance, his '70s porn-star mustache, and his damn-the-torpedoes-full-speed-ahead gusto behind the wheel was always a refreshing contrast to the pouty little private-school boy demeanor so commonly found in the F1 paddock. The sport could use a little swarthy gusto at the front of the grid, and I bet Webber would look fantastic sporting a Mansell-esque 'stache.

4. Let me be the first writer to work the phrase "Red Bull Racing should be renamed Red Heifer Racing" into an article.

5. Get me tickets for the inaugural race in Cancun, Mexico. I know it's a year early, but I'm already getting desperate.

6. It would be nice if Jordan, with its customer Toyota engines, could somehow find a way to score more championship points than the factory team. It's not that I have anything against Toyota -- quite the opposite, in fact. I've always driven Toyotas, their PR people are extremely nice, and on the whole I would like to see them do well. It's just that they continually make driver decisions that irritate the crap out of me. They must be punished.

7. Ralf Schumacher. Jarno Trulli. Slap fight. 'Nuff said.

8. Takuma Sato has to win a race. I don't care where, I don't care how, just make it happen. The nation of Japan has contributed massively to Formula One over the years and they deserve to have a race winner.

9. Someone other than Ferrari must claim both championships next year. I don't begrudge the reds their recent success considering the disasters that were the '80s and '90s, but enough is enough already. Just to be on the safe side, I'm going to add a special clause to this request. If Ferrari must win the world drivers' championship again in 2005, make it Rubens instead of Michael. I can't believe I'm actually saying this considering how absurdly annoying Rubens is (can you imagine all the crying and wailing we would have to endure from him if he landed the WDC?), but that's how desperate I am for a sniff of something different right now.
10. This is, by far, the most important item on my list. Bernie Ecclestone is sorely in need of a new 'do. I'll never understand why a massively high-profile guy who is worth billions still cuts his own hair. Don't even try to tell me he doesn't, because I know he does.
That's all I want for Christmas this year, Santa. Ten simple things. If you don't come through for me, there are sure to be millions of poor, heartbroken children all across the world who will undoubtedly find it increasingly difficult to believe in either you or Formula One any longer

Friday, January 07, 2005

Somnophiles...

Sleep is the greatest sin of mankind. Apologies for plagiarising myself from my much touted "Sleep ballad" - just kidding! But i just keep coming back to it. The train of thought process to follow has been provoked by certain early morning incidents that have been taking place in my apartment where one pour soul's fight against sleep to work out in the gym is fruitless.

Sleep is a pure unadulterated pleasure that - just as any other pleasure - can get rather addictive. I beleive 90% of the people in the world are addicted to it one way or the other. You know it when it happens , the addiction. When your alarm screams in agony to wake you up and you grudgingly slam it shut and fall deeper into your sheets you know that you are an addict. Sleep addict. Do we have any term for that? I dont know ; but how about 'Somnophile'. So what are the characteristics of a typical somnophile or more realistically: are you a somnophile? Just answer the following questions....

1. Do you consider the early morning alarm your worst nemesis?
2. When some one wakes you up in the morning do you come up with innovative excuses to not wake up?
3. Do you think (during waking hours) about the pleasure of going to sleep?

...the questions can go on but if your answer had been 'yes' to the ones above you are a certified 'Somnophile'. No! dont panic , its not like 'you are on a high' , its worser!