Category Archives: Google

How to read Mobile Feed / QR Code?

QR Code requires special software installed on your mobile to interpret the matrix / image.

The content of mobile feed are encoded and represented in 2 dimensional image in a small area.

You can get suitable QR Reader for your mobile device from Kaywa Reader.  or search google for similar softwares.

This is a good option to store contents on mobile very quickly and use as offline read.

Back to IP era

When Internet emerged as a way to share information and documentation worldwide, another need to manage / remember different servers arose.

Solution was simple – DNS, in simple terms a map that will locate a server (or a website in today) by domain name, a human readable, understandable and remember able way.

People use to type and enter URL (combination od domain name and further path to locate perticular resource) to visit a website / document.

But now, time changed – requirement changed.

This is twitter era!!!

People want to share resources, blogs, pictures, news and almost anything, but in short way. The remember able domain name is less important, why? Just because everything is a click away.

TinyURL, bit.ly and many more are there just to shorten a URL with custom or random id, that directly locates to specific URL.

Also, you can create short URLs for your won website, for your server with Shorty.

Now many people don’t even remember website names (typically domains), thanks to Google and many!!!!! 🙂

It’s like back to pavilion like situation, don’t remember domains/URLs!!

Email – search engine – result as Email

Few services are emerging as a solution to few problems:

  • Organizations ban some search engines, or access is very limited

  • We often forget what query result was, or sometimes just links are stored – result links

Limited access, or no direct access to search is the primary reason behind evolution of these services those essentially function as under:

  • Compose simple email with search parameters as subject line, or similar format as per service website. Most do not require any body message.

    Send the email to specific email address.

  • Get the search results as consolidated email directly in inbox! Yes, this is smart auto responder service.

This is very simple yet useful service, and may emerge as web services for company’s intranet search engines to be indirectly connected to giant search engines.

Here are two such services:

  1. SnapAsk

  2. Rediff WebinMail

Flexible Eclipse

Flex SDK is Free & Open Source but Flex Builder is neither free nor open source.

I googled if there is any way to use Flex SDK with Eclipse (because Flex Builder is built on Eclipse too) for development purpose.I found 2 useful results; Of course I haven’t tried yet.

http://cfsilence.com/blog/client/index.cfm/2007/3/26/Setting-Up-Eclipse-For-Flex-2
http://www.darronschall.com/weblog/archives/000182.cfm

Googgly

For most of us, google is one source of information. Whether its technical or non technical, for work or fun, almost whatever.

However, I recently come to a major limitation of basic search. It is not easy, perhaps, impossible as of now, to search some special symbols (like ?, ;, ‘, “, # etc.) in Google search results. It might be possible that the crawler is not that sufficient, or it might not be made that sufficient to capture such symbols.

Of course, alternatively, Google provides this for its special feature called Google Code Search. Of course, it is made for technical, typically in terms of computers and languages (programming, coding etc.!) search.

For example, when you search like “select * from” where “? = ?” , it gives really useful search results in Code search, but not in google Search!

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