Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Small Changes|| |
| Minor Changes to Kamat's Potpourri
- Amit [of nHlog] pointed out to me that Blog Portal was not clearly indicating when a ping was rejected.
I've added a message to indicate that only one ping per hour is accepted.
I've also fixed a defect when a Ping imported was over-riding a manual ping.
Now manual pings get
- Thanks to Srijith's persistence, I've implemented XML,
RSS1.0 and RSS2.0
feeds for the Blog Portal updates. Apparently some news readers still
can't read it, although I have modeled the feeds exactly like the leading
Exactly my point, Thank you
My thanks to Srijith for taking the pains to validate and test 'em.
- Small changes to by RHS (right hand side) are: Link to Yahoo
Finance is back, and link to Cam
is gone, to reflect the current trends.
Yahoo Wallet is Gone!
(and other ecommerce blues)
I sent a thank you message to Yahoo today, because they finally got rid of the
the requirement to signup for Yahoo Wallet before you bought anything via them.
What a pain that requirement was! And for the first time I have actually paid
money to Yahoo (by upgrading my mail account)
for a service. Now if only they implemented a rule-based system for next year's
I found this shop on the web called eShakti, that sold Indian merchandise. The website was pretty usable (except that the underlined words were not hyperlinks), but they didn't have the product I wanted in stock. However, they had a button called "Inform me when it gets stocked", which I thought was clever and signed up. A week later I got an email saying the product was in stock. My joy knew no bounds and I promptly ordered it, and started waiting for the package to arrive.
But no, they said it was an error, and as if it is some kind of consolation, told me that they didn't charge my credit card. I thought, OK, the matter's closed, but now
they've signed me up for their 'buy this', 'buy that' SPAM.
I just can't win.
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Wednesday, February 12, 2003|
Last Modified: 2/12/2003
|This is how I surf the web. Turns out
creating your own start page beats all portals, back-flipping,
personalized corporate pages, and book-marking tools.