YAHOO and MSN join the Google Sitemaps program

November 29, 2006

YAHOO and MSN Search have announced that they will support the popular format for XML-Sitemaps which was invented by Google in 2005. In an encouraging act of collaboration, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft announced tonight that they will all begin using the same Sitemaps protocol to index sites around the web. Now based at Sitemaps.org, the system instructs web masters on how to install an XML file on their servers that all three engines can use to track updates to pages. This should make it easier to get your pages indexed in a simple and standardized way. People who use Google Sitemaps don’t need to change anything, those maps will now be indexed by Yahoo and Microsoft.’ve updated the xml-namespace definitions in the new beta version of my XML-Sitemap Generator for WordPress Plugin to the new sitemaps.org standard.

Yahoo has already updated their Site Explorer so you can submit your sitemap to YAHOO and Google. The guys from MSN are a bit slower and will do some internal tests on their own websites before they open the submission for everyone.


WordPress 2.0.4 is out

November 29, 2006

Get it while it’s hot! ;)

This release contains several security fixes and performance issues so all WordPress users are recommended to upgrade.

More details are available at the WordPress Blog and the download page.


Interesting Google Statistics about .Net Searches

November 29, 2006

First places are not really surprising, but tenth place for USA after Denmark?

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See the full statistic on Google Trends

Details : http://www.google.com/trends?q=Microsoft+.Net&ctab=1&geo=all&date=all


How Much Google you do?

November 29, 2006

Explanation:
– On Monday I’m finished with school already around 2 pm.
– Wednesday is a long school day so I’m tired and don’t have time to Google
– Friday is my free day, much time for Googling!
– On the weekend, I do something else

found on Scobleizer


Casino Royale Review * * * * *

November 28, 2006

This Bond is cool. Really cool. James Bond on his first mission after upgraded to a license to kill. James Bond becomes Agent 007. In his first mission Bond has to choke the funding channel to world of terrorism by winning poker(!), and defeating a blood-weeping man Schiffr in it. He is accompanied by Eva Green, an acountant in Treasury. Bond plays poker, swallows and digests poison, makes love with Eva Green, endures brutal torture and emerges as One Of The Best Bond ever. Yes he is simply better than metrosexual Pierce Brosnan. Raw, agile, brute & witty. That’s the 007 we want.

Credit here goes to Daniel Craig and the script. Devoid of gadgets, the Bond here relies more on his brute force and agility to break necks (yeah! he really breaks them in the movie), more humane (heroically humane) persona of bond. The original story of Casino Royale is changed here to fit into the terrorised world order of today. This seems more an artificial unfit. But the presentation and daniel Craig sail through it all.

21st Bond movie and 6th Bond are different from predecesors on at least three counts…

  1. Bond is blond here. Yes blue eyed sexy blond.
  2. The Bond’s female is not so glamourous and polished (remember Ursulla Andress!). She is more feminine 7 doesn’t holds a gun in whole movie. Instead sits below shower – terrified and shocked – after seeing kiilings and death bodies.
  3. Here is real comedy which proves my point no. (2) — Ursulla Andress & Halle Berry emerge out of water like godess venus…sexy and seductress…! In Casino Royale, who emerges out of water is not Eve Green, but instead – Daniel Craig!

What is new in youtube?

November 28, 2006

Nothing much…

check updates at : yoU-Tube 


Tell me what around us needs Innovations?

November 28, 2006

There are a lot of things around us which really need innovation and change. Let me list some those:

  1. Politics. ‘Democracy’ is very general concept. There is so much variations across societies of different countries. And there is so little difference among the political and administrative systems they use. It surely needs innovations that suits a particular country. What can be the most important innovation that will be required for India?
  2. Laptops & Medicines. Why are they so expensive?
  3. Business Models in Books, CD’s industry. Otherwise they will not be able to beat piracy. Piracy industry serves needs of consumers in a better way.
  4. Newspapers. Times Of India sucks.
  5. News Channels. All of them suck.
  6. The desktop keyboards. My hands ache.

Tell me where else do we need Innovations. Top 5 of them.


Youtube – Downtime. Wait is still on.

November 28, 2006


Do we surf the Internet, or just go straight to Websites (apart from Googling)?

November 28, 2006

Do we surf the Internet, or just go straight to Websites (apart from Googling)?


India’s Moral Crisis & The Answer

November 28, 2006

We have a very talented engineer turned social engineer in my hometown, Ambajogai. Prasad Chikshe, who runs a school in my town has become a source of inspiration for many youngsters like me in and around Ambajogai. It’s a Swades (the movie) like story started long before Swades was released. He sent us an email pointing to the intellectual crisis of India and need for intellectual activism.

Here is my comment to his very well thought write-up:

“Hello Prasaddada for a contribution so simulating to the our thinking.

You are absolutely right to point out the intellectual crisis (or rather Intellectuals’ Crisis). All those people who can do something are not doing anything to their full potential. And that is the reason why their is a crisis in our minds. We are actually going up but still feel depressed.
Prasaddada, I feel that the reason is beyond only ‘Intellectual crisis’. I strongly feel that it is a Morality Crisis which has plagued us. We Indians have little self respect left in us. A brave tribal who can kill a tiger single handedly, becomes a cow when he goes to Tehsil office. An enterprising businessman of the caliber of Ford, acts like a slave in front of foreign delegation.
Why this happens? Credit for this must go to the Britishers, who destroyed every Indian symbol of national pride and also destroyed her socio-economic fabric. This is also the reason why even after 59 years of independence, we Indians are still in dilemma about whether we should be proud of Sanskrit and Sanskriti or not.
But the situation is changing. Mittal, TATA, Infosys etc. are the beacons for a new era for India – exactly because they are giving us a reason to be proud of. USA, UK and Japan are far ahead in development and welfare not because they have more people like Medha Patkar and Anna Hajare. This is because they have Ford & GM & Intel & Microsoft & Sony.
People like APJ, Sam Pitroda and TATA-Relience-Mittal believe in exactly this thing. They are giving us vision and also implementing it. We don’t need Medha Patkar and Anna Hajare who prefer to become a part of problem rather than solution.
India and Indians need more people who have a tremendous self respect (Self reaspect = respect about one’s past, present and future). And India also need more people who create something of which we can be proud of.

“Self Respect + Hard Work = Strong Nation”
6 days of quality work at your own company > Rs. 1 lakh to charity