Thursday, December 02, 2004

Script Debugger

What is it?
Script debugger is a tool to debug your runtime JavaScript errors. For most simple JavaScripts and web pages your regular tools(like a note pad) work fine. When scripts become more complex and more external scripts you have, you cannot trace the errors easily. IE is not good at handling JavaScript errors, you can try firefox or Netscape that are equipped with JavaScript debuggers. However Microsoft has a script debugger.

Audience -
Any web developer or webmaster who uses JavaScript.
Where can you find it?
Freely downloadable from Microsoft site.
It is also a part of visual studio suite (also a part of

Audience -
Any web developer or webmaster who uses JavaScript.
Further information
MSDN documentation on script debugger
Javascript best practices

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Outsourcing Resources.

Many of my friends keep asking me from where they can get outsourced work. Well one word answer Internet !

First what is outsourcing?

Outsourcing is the transfer or delegation to an external service provider the operation and day-to-day management of a business process. The customer receives a service that performs a distinct business function that fits into the customer's overall business operations.

Our interest here is to get that outsourced work. There are hundreds of websites that help companies to outsource their work/projects. Those websites also connect freelancers or companies that are interested in taking up outsourced work.

Here are some useful websites that can let you choose the projects that you want to take up.

Most of these sites have automated system that sends you email of newly added projects matching your requirements.

You can bid for the projects along with others. Winning bidder gets the project. Was this list useful? Then send 50% of your earnings to me ;) Just kidding.

If you find a any website that is more useful and need to be included here, shoot me a mail.

Friday, October 08, 2004

Discussion boards

What is a discussion board?

Discussion boards are common place for your website visitors to discuss about the predefined topics. They are also known as bulleting boards. Every one can discuss their opinions/views on available topics/issues (commonly known as threads)
Most of you might have already used some kind of discussion groups like , google disussions etc
1. has a discussion board that covers all topics related to webmasters starting from webhosting to website submission and internet marketing.
2. BMSCEIAA discusses all alumni association related topics like scholarship sponsoring, meetings, future plans etc.
Administrator will have control over all posts/replies and hence can control almost all activities of the board from user registration to threads moderation.

Whats the use of it?
· Involve your website visitors in discussing about your favorite topics related to your website.
· Very good media to attract repeat customers.
· Value added service for your customers to express their views of issues/services/products related to your website.
· You can collect survey information from your discussion group members through polls.
· More hits to your website through discussion group as search engines index these topics.

How to install one?
You need to have some basic understanding of website control panels. Further instructions of installation available on the respective websites of the discussion boards.

What are the popular ones?
I am reviewing 2 major BBs
Phpbb – This is a open source discussion board developed using PHP and works with various databases including mysql, ms access, sql server, oracle etc. It works best with mysql database. This is one of the most widely used discussion board. Good for small to medium discussion boards. Since the code is open source it can be used for free, and you can change the layout according to your website template. I have installed phpbb discussion group on manvish and BMSCEIAA site.
Provided by
Various accessories for phpbb (like more admin options and hundreds of other useful goodies for phpbb) available at

Vbulletin- This is another popular discussion board provided by This is mostly used on high traffic sites. Its also famous for its powerful control panel for admin. This software costs around $165 and a demo version of the software is available on their site.

Comparision of phpbb vs vbulletin

Discussion group is an indispensable tool for any webadmin who wants to see more traffic and activities on his site.

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Monday, September 06, 2004

This article for sweetest fat friends ;)

I find many of my friends cribbing about their physical appearence (Me too some time :p) Any way... its time to advise you all rather than me getting personal about myself :).

First Facts!
  • People around us keep reminding us to look better (to put on weight, loose weight or whatever), that’s because they care about us.
  • They will be fine with you even if you do not improve/change yourself (Believe me they wont leave you)
  • No one can do it on your behalf and you cant buy it.. you got to work towards your good health.

    After reading all this don’t give up your efforts to look better. Please continue to do it., That will make you (most important) and your loved ones feel proud about you.

    How to motivate yourself to work out better?
    Find your own reasons and every time you think for a second, even for a second, about quitting, remind yourself of those reasons.

    Don’t expect only perfect people in your life…If all of you go behind aishwarya.. what about preety zinta kareena kappor? :p
    some myths about fat people
    Read more about nourishing

    And to conclude..
    This has been my experience with fat people "They are the sweetest people on the earth..(there could be some exceptions)" yes Amit you too.. And finally i enjoyed writing this article as it made me smile till i finish this article...
  • Tuesday, August 31, 2004

    Linux kernel violates 283 software patents!

    27 patents of microsoft
    98 patents of open source friendly companies like HP, Cisco, Novel, Oracle and others.
    60 pagents of IBM - The Big blue is the top vendor of systems running linux.

    Read the full article that was published at developershed

    Tuesday, August 24, 2004

    Toogle - Text version of Googles Image Search

    Toogle is a Text version of Googles Image Search. Currently it creates images out of the very term that was used to fetch those images. Find out for yourself at

    Toogle -

    try searching for sanjay ;)

    Wednesday, August 18, 2004

    Short-hand form of communication.

    Many of my friends ask me what is BRB for the first time..If you do not interact online, chances are that you will not be knowing most of the terms like IMO, BTW, CU, OO etc. Well dont worry... You have dropped in the right place... Check this site that contains hundreds of such short forms used in conversation as a sort of short-hand form of communication.

    Short forms of communication

    Here is my own list
    AKA = Also Known As
    ASAP = As Soon As Possible
    ASL = Age/Sex/Location
    BRB= Be Right Back
    CU = See You
    CUL8R = See You Later
    FYI = For Your Information
    IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
    IOW = In Other Words
    K = Ok
    LOL = laughing out loud
    MYOB = mind your own business
    RSVP = Repondez, s'il vous plait (Respond, please)
    W/O = without." W/ means "with."
    WTG = way to go

    Friday, August 06, 2004

    Professional approach to solve problems.

    1. Google - the best and the most resourceful way of finding solutions.
    Although most of you are experts in typing keywords and hitting that search keyword ;) take a look at this Advanced search

    And some of the features that google has and most of you unaware of...

    2. Check technical documentation/manuals or text books related to the problem. Contact tech support people if possible.

    3. Check the related discussion groups/sites for solutions related to the problem.

    4. Check newsgroups- not the same again... or point your news reader to Didnt understand, Go to outlook express->Tools->Accounts->Add->News-> ...->Enter news server as Finish! Outlook synchronizes and you are ready to post and read all those thread.

    5. Now changes are that you are the first to find such a problem, if not go to step 1 again. Now post your questions on discussion groups where you can find lot of experts on the topic. Experts-Exchange is one such place where you can get experts on every topic. there are hundreds of other sites like Web master world , SEO Chat etc. Although you will receive in a few hours to days.. these are the sure places to get solutions to your problems.

    Still the problem is not solved...If anyone else worked on that project.. earlier? Great then blame on him... No? then...God bless you ! :)

    You can solve the problem and Eurekaa!! show the world that you did it!

    Tuesday, August 03, 2004

    Download calculator

    If you have been creating lot of those heavy webpages, do you know how much time it takes for your viewers with different bandwidth?
    Next time when you develop those heavy graphic sites dont forget to check the time it takes for your target users to download it.

    Use Download calculator

    Cheers !

    Friday, July 30, 2004

    Microsoft Share point

    Microsoft Share point

    First what it is?
    Microsoft share point application lets you interact with your developement team in a variety of ways. It has inbuilt discussion board, Documents sharing, Issue tracker (similar to a bug tracker), Events (like meetings, deadlines etc), Surveys, Announcements, Member contact details etc. You can import/export these details to excel.

    Where it is installed & how?
    Its can be installed on your server.  It uses IIS and has a web interface.

    Who needs it?
    Any small/large organization that wants to centralize their development activities.  Share point services seamlessly integrate with Microsoft project.

    Further info..

    Thanks to suresh who installed and configured  share point on our server.

    Welcome to my blog

    Here is my long awaited blog space....

    This blog shall contain my day-to-day technical findings.... And other interesting technical stuff.

    Warm welcome again.. :)