Share my browser and collaborate

Host clicks on “Share” button on Google Chrome, invites users (thru an url) to instantly see his tab-content from browsers on multiple devices (tablets, smartphone, desktops etc.,)

Contextually, users will be also able to collaborate effectively by using seamlessly integrated IM, web cam, ‘dialed-in’ VOIP/phone/ video calls  etc,

You may read more about the idea and vote.

Update 1: Just paid $5 developer fee on Chrome Web Store. Getting slowly started with the browser extension code.

Read related discussion on Google Chome Help Forum

Update 2 : Planning to start with a simple non-secure page. Looks like the DOM dump or serializing the DOM approach isn’t feasible for now. Setback.

The Rise of the Web Browser – Thanks to AJAX

Web Browsers are slowly posing a serious threat to other Desktop applications! Features that were only possible on Desktop Applications are now, not only possible on Web Based Applications but also provide better User Experience. (Atleast in the Communications domain, says Prasant)

Gmail’s new Chat feature runs on the Browser & is integrated with Gmail contacts, address book etc. Users dont really have to launch a separate Desktop Application ( viz Yahoo Messenger) to Chat with friends. Great thinking there Google. Hope they’ve patented this innovation.

Yahoo Mail Beta seems to threaten the very existence of Microsoft Outlook. Thanks to their aquisition of Oddpost. While the Calendar intergration is yet to happen on Yahoo, think its just around the corner.

New Features in Yahoo Mail Beta

– MDI : Multiple Document Interface (Tabs)
– Table row item data is fetched only when the particular set of rows gets visibility.
This reduces the data load on the server but increases the no or requests on the AJAX engine
– On Mail Select, Yahoo Mail usese panes to display the entire mail content.
This is currently not possible on Gmail. Gmail only displays the first few words of the mail
– Contextual Display of System Status
– Reduced Latency
– Table Header Sorting without Page Refresh
– Back button takes you back to the previous tab :
– Right Click Menus
– Drag n Drop and so on and so forth

Suggestions for Improvement

– Consider introducing UNDO/REDO. May be in multiples
– Auto Save
– Right Click on an attachement to “Print” and E-mail (?)

– On Mouse Over URLs can display site preview
– On Mouse Over, date & time can display current appointments and also display a link to add new appointment

Microsoft Office Tools are their Cash Cows!
But for how long? Will there be a solid web-based alternative to Office Tools? May be these tools could be integrated with Internet Explorer.

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A nice weekend in Bangalore

The Indian Movie Industry has finally ARRIVED!

Rang De Basanti

Rang de Basanti is undoubtedly one of the best Indian films that I ‘ve eva experienced. Aamir Khan with his infinite wisdom, has used the media to effectively evoke intense patriotic feelings from the the Next Gen audience. Well timed comic-reliefs, balances the seriousness of the topic, in this 3 hour movie.

The cast was carefully picked to appeal to a variety of audience across India. The story is about an English documentary maker who ropes in a bunch of Delhi college students to re-create the account of freedom struggle as mentioned in her grand dad’s diary.

K, I ”ll shut my gob now, before I am tempted to narrate the whole story.

Jethro Tull
Jethro TullUncle Anderson ( or is it Grand pa Anderson) had an awesome stage-presence. I couldnt relate much to Tull but it wasnt bad either. Think Ilayaraja got some influences from Tull. Could hear a lota influences from Tull, Mozart in “Nothing but Wind”

Only the Lead Singer of Thermal and A Quarter seemed to be enjoying their cacaphony. I ‘ve neva seen such a dull show in Bangalore.
Radia Gaga was the only decent number they played and their own numbers failed to rock the crowd.

I spent coupla hours at Landmark and this picked up these books.

  • Ten Faces of Innovation by Tom Kelly
  • Pursuit of Wow by Tom Peters