Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Interesting spam

Got an interesting mail in my Spam folder today. Looks like finally I can get a piece of cake from the Satyam scam ;)

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From: "Mrs Radha Ramalinga"
Subject: Namaste
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My name is Radha Ramalinga,I am the wife of Rama Ramalinga,the younger brother of Byrraju Ramalinga Raju,former chairman,founder and owner of Satyam Computers.

I do have a proposal for you,which would be of immense financial benefits to you and I.

My husband and his brother are currently in big trouble in India,I need your assistance to help me move some funds from Holland to India or anywhere where it would at least be of some help to our family.

I would give you more details of this proposal if you show yourself willing to take on it,I assure you that you would most certainly be compensated but please I would kindly request you to keep this matter confidential.

I am currently here in the UK where it is a bit safe for me and my kids.

You can reach me on my personal email id which is ramarmlng@googlemail.com

Yours sincerely,


Monday, August 10, 2009

Possible Yahoo 9 bug

I stumbled upon something interesting while using Yahoo Messenger 9. I had some proxy configured in my IE and my messenger was directed to connect to the internet directly. However, I noticed that YM simply ignored my command and instead used IE's proxy settings to connect to the internet.

Anyone else facing this issue?

Monday, March 02, 2009

Gender goof up on Orkut

Off late I have decided that I will stay away from social networking sites and more specifically Orkut. However, today, someone scrapped me and I logged in to check that out. I noticed that in the "Updates from my friends" tab there were updates saying that my friend "Mr. X received a comment on her photo".

For those who did not get why I italicized couple of words above: my friend Mr. X is a male and according to Orkut, he received a comment on her photo ;).

Funny little bugs we leave in our work.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gmail not available

Have been wondering over last few hours as to what's up with "502 Server Error" that I kept getting with GMail. Here is an official word from Google.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Juval Lowy's thoughts on SOA

I have been reading a book by Juval Lowy and it is a pretty interesting read. Since the time I have been working on .Net and that dates back to 2001/02 I guess (1.0/beta days), I have been a fan of his various works. The simplicity with which he has explained the evolution of SOA in his book titled - "Programming WCF Services" - is just awesome. A must read for any software engineer.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bug or a Feature?

Google was pretty late in introducing offline messaging to Gtalk. IMO, offline messaging is one of the most used feature and it was good to see Gtalk finally allowing offline messaging.

However, off late, I noticed that I was not getting offline messages delivered to my Gtalk client for one of my Google account. I tried with my another account and the feature worked perfectly. This made me investigate as to what were the differences between the two accounts.

It struck me that the account to which offline messages were delivered only as emails and not as actual messages on Gtalk client, had a filter which made all the messages addressed directly to me skip the Inbox and go directly to a particular label - I do this with most of my email accounts.

Now Gtalk client, apparently, can only retrieve offline messages if they are labeled as "Chats" and "Inbox". And in my case they were labeled as "Chats" and "MyOwnLabel".

If you don't like offline messages for some weird reasons, try following steps with your Google account:

1. Create a Filter which is applied to all the messages that have your own email address in the "To" field.
2. Make sure you select "Skip Inbox" and apply your own label - say "MyMails" - while creating this filter.
3. Save this filter and now when anyone sends an offline message to your Google account, you will only see it as an email in your "MyMails" label and not as a message window on your Gtalk client.

What say? A bug? Or a Feature?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Am Back...

Making my umpteenth comeback here - had pushed myself into a kind of hibernation because of various reasons.

2008 was not a great year personally. I spent better part of it recovering from an accident that I met during Nov '07 - and that still managed to leave behind a scar. And when I recovered from it, a very dear friend of mine met with a grave accident which has left him paraplegic. It feels awful to see someone close lying on bed almost lifeless. Then there were few other incidences and I lost touch with another dear friend for reasons best known to someone up above.

Anyways, as they say, nothing stays with you forever and it doesn't matter howsoever hard you try :).

With this note, I have promised myself to be regular here and keep "pondering" on technology rather than anything else ;)