Grand Paradise

Currently testing Firefox 3 beta 3 RC1..when FF3 beta 1 was released..tried a hand at it..not many addons were supported and i had to revert back to FF2..but for d past 2 days..all blogs(downloadsquad, techcrunch and lifehacker) r creating much ado bout went straight to mozilla base and downloaded dis truly wonderful browser 🙂 ..which has forced me to turn back 2 my blog..FF3 with d newer gecko engine is truly d fastest ive seen.Trust me..ders blaring speed difference

check out performance related release notes of the gran paradiso here

..and ive learnt a lesson..FF luks better w/o addons 😉


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orkut trends: Who sends scraps?

Posted by Ellen Spertus, Research Scientist and Torsten Nelson, Software Engineer

When orkut launched, we had no idea that scrapbooks would be the primary way members would interact. Billions of scraps later, we’ve learned that scraps are a huge hit, and have added ways to make them even more fun by enabling you to add videos, photos and HTML.

We’ve been wondering (and perhaps you have too): Which orkut users are scrappiest? In our recent sample, members from the island nation of Grenada had the highest scrap counts at an average of 1877 scraps. Of the biggest orkut nations, Pakistanis came in first, followed by Americans, Indians, and Brazilians. (All of these statistics are based on current scraps that have not been deleted by the recipients.)

Women receive just under half (48%) of all scraps. Women from the Cayman Islands receive the most, followed by those from the British Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, San Marino, and the Northern Mariana Islands. (What is it about those islanders?) Albanian women had the fewest scraps (81) — still a pretty substantial number when you think about it.

On the male side, islanders still rule: men from Grenada averaged a whopping 2569 scraps each. Here’s the full chart:

Country (gender)
Scraps received
Scraps received (women)
Scraps received (men)
Grenada 1877 557 2569
Cayman Islands 861 1093 715
Pakistan 758 717 779
United States 423 249 578
India 345 443 301
Brazil 267 272 263

Who’s sending these scraps? The scrappiest users hail from Pakistan, followed immediately by Madagascar and the Central African Republic. Among women, the most scraps come from Jamaica, then Madagascar, followed by the nation of St. Pierre and Miquelon. Among men, Pakistanis sent the most, then Qatar.

And what are people saying in scraps? Some messages occurred again and again. Out of a sample of 1,000,000 short scraps, the following were among the most common:

# of occurrences
hi 1131
oi [hi] 689
ok 298
parabens [congratulations] 273
. 187
hello 184
=] 146
vlw [thx] 135
^^ 133
blz [ok] 132
=) 124
🙂 117
[:p] 115
=D 115

Not only was the word “hi” common, it also appeared frequently followed by extra “i”s. For example, “hiiiiiiiii”, “hiiiiiiiiiiiii”, and “hiiiiiiiiiii” each occurred more than 90 times in our 1,000,000 scrap sample.

Until next time, our 46th most popular scrap: “bye”!

source: official orkut blog

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valuing ur possessions..

got dis thru mail…d importance of important things 🙂 portrayed in beautiful lines
d last line was a bit cunning though..
read on..

To realize
The value of a sister
Ask someone
Who doesn’t have one.

To realize
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
Divorced couple.

To realize
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.

To realize
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a still born.

To realize
The value of one month:
Ask a mother
who has given birth to
A premature baby.

To realize
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize
The value of one hour:
Ask the lovers who are waiting to Meet.

To realize
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize
The value of one-second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident…

To! realize
The value of one millisecond:
Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.
You will treasure it even more when

you can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend:
Lose one.

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rss reader tools

Many of us subscribe to one famous web2 method known as d rss or really simple syndicate..but do we ever take pains 2 check feeds for updates..some addons and scripts have been developed for all d lazy guys like me..

1. dis rss ticker for firefox fetches feeds on regular intervals and ticks them wherever u want them to..atop d tab bar..or above d status bar..with few bugs though…dis addon is a must for feedreaders..visit rss ticker addon for more info and installation.

rss ticker addon

2. I found dis on lifehacker..dis one is for those who want rss scrolling on their desktops..thats right..rss updated on ur wallpaper…check out dis article on lifehacker tutoring rss desktop

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y wordpress..

Im a google fanatic…and anything that google releases…i try it..but additions to d google family are added jus like d space gmail provides (all getting added to that single poor google account)…its obviously difficult to manage all that google offers (if not..atleast 4 me)… ofcourse im not against all these services (most f them 4 FREE !!!)…its only that everything offered is worth using and the simplest to use…!! watever i said above is quite paradoxical..but simplicity is complex…and google is complex..
and coming to d title of dis blog..though blogger (google’s blog) is gr8…setting the perfect layout is aint dat easy..and d way u can tune up ur wordpress both bizarre and fascinating..take a look at dis WP theme.. command-line blogging (by Rod McFarland of d many must-have themes) ..dats y wordpress

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