Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Google SMS Channel Subscription

***** SMS Channels are no more supported by Google :-( *****

Google has really brought lot of cool stuff other than Google Search, GMail, GTalk etc. If you're interested in a topic, you can search them in Google Directory:SMS Channels.

Q : What does these SMS Channel do?
They will send SMS to you for a free of cost, from your subscribed channels.

Q: What is a SMS Channel?
SMS Channel is a information broadcaster which takes inputs and send output SMS to subscribed users.

Q: From where it takes inputs?
A New Google SMS Channel is free and it can take inputs from 4 medium
1. Blogger
2. Google News
3. Google Groups
4. Any RSS Feed.

If you dont find any interesting SMS Channels, you can create one for free!!.

Change your Country's domain for your location specific SMS Channels.

You need to register your mobile number to Google before trying everything. For this, Login with you google account and go to Settings.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Live Mail is damn quicker

Using GMail is pretty simple for all of us for years. Microsoft showed no signs of improvement in hotmail/livemail earlier, but its no more the reality. Live Mail is damn quick now.

If you have your Livemail or Hotmail which is unused due to its responsiveness, just tap the dust off and start using it.

Live Mail's improvement can be seen from all of these actions -
  1. Main Mail page loading
  2. Mail Opening
  3. Paging
  4. Sorting
  5. Searching
Enjoy your time with Live Mail :-)

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Controlling bubbles in your fish tank

I'm having a pair of golden fish and was able to notice lot of bubbles earlier. I read a lot in internet and everybody asked to load an Oxygen motor, But I dont want to spoil the neat look of my spherical bowl. So, I bought an aquatic plant of around 10 cm long and just dropped them into my bowl, the problem got solved!

Now, they are roaming around the plant and enjoying it. No artificial thing required for fish, they just go with nature.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

iTextSharp Table Column Width

iTextSharp is a nice PDF Library (Freeone) used for working with PDF Rendering in Web Application Programming. I used it for allowing my website to save content as PDF.

I found it very difficult at first for setting widths of individual columns of a table created from iTextSharp. But, its actually a pretty simple thing.

Code - 

Dim intTblWidth() As Integer = {12, 10, 26, 10}

In the first line, intTblWidth is an integer array denoting my four columns of the table. In the second line, we map the integer array to the table column width which is mapped automatically one by one. Pretty simple Huh?