full page zoom coming on Google Chrome, and soon ?

February 19, 2009

I definitely see page zoom being available on SRWare Iron (A browser based on the free Sourcecode “Chromium”,  explicitly disabling the collection and transmission of usage information to Google)

check out these screenshots of – the original, as seen in Iron , and as seen in Chrome  [in that order]

these are with the latest versions released of each software, Iron 1.0.155.0, and Chrome 1.0.154.48 (notice the higher verison number of Iron)

Since SRWare Iron is based on chromium, and that in turn on  WebKit, which apparently has page zoom available in its nightly builds, we could be seeing the much required page zoom feature in Google Chrome soon (so also in Apple’s Safari, since it uses the same framework –  WebKit )

I currently am not comfortable using Chrome as my primary web-browser, due to the lack of many basic functionalities.

Another reason could be that it is not currently available on Linux, which i often use 

Nonetheless, it is a very quick application, and noticably fast. It will definitely be more interesting in its version2.


Picasa3 from Google

February 12, 2009

Turns out Picasa3 from Google is pretty damn good.

organizes your photos well.

export to html and other few other neat features built-in

creates world-class photo collages – the feature I liked most

one software that meets my usability and quality expectations 😛

download from http://picasa.google.com/ if you don’t already have it, and try out


The Tipping Point

February 10, 2009

Ah! Again, we come here. The impact of the first impression

Assume –

A person associated with a tribe starts a conversation with you and leaves a very bad impression.

The image of the whole tribe is affected by that individual. Is it right ?

To an extent yes, maybe no. But surely the image in your mind is right if the leader of the tribe witnesses it and ignores it/takes his associates’ side.

They may be right. You may be right.

But you are entitled to your opinion on them. And you can share it with your tribe.

Nothing wrong.


CraKS kicks off with Interviewing Upendra

February 2, 2009

Watch the “Making of Upendra’s Interview” –

and the “Upendra Interview”, the first video from CraKS ( Crazy Kannada Sangha, anyone suppose? )  –

i personally like the ‘making of’ video though


YouTube registration mishap

February 2, 2009

I tried to create a new YouTube channel today and the only way i could do it was by creating another account. Alright, it’s their service. Use if i like it attitude, i went on to create a new user.

I filled the form, entered the captcha, and viola :

I was greeted with this message –

youtube registration failure

youtube registration failure

I tried again. and again and again. with a new google account once. with strictly strong passwords once.

Then I assumed they are trying to encourage ppl to login with their google accounts, and tried that as well. Totally 10 ( TEN) times.

To no gain.

More irriating is that fact that the error message does not contain any kind of debug information to handle the issue reasonably.

Am I not being allowed to signup because of my name ? my password ? my nationality ? gender ? username preference ? talk to me and i’ll deal with it..

  • #UPDATE – tried clearing cookies and cached content, and it signed up fine. wonder if it is a browser issue or if it is YouTube.