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  • Update

    Posted on June 22nd, 2005 Sandeep 1 comment

    This seems strange: just a while back, when posting to my links using the “Popup Post” Firefox plugin, the “tags” field tried to auto-complete the text I was entering. For example, when bookmarking this link, I typed in “voicexml salt” in the tags field, and the moment I pressed “s”, it neatly displayed all my tags beginning with “s”.

    And now the auto-completion stopped working. Maybe it was still being tried out and I stumbled upon it by chance?

    A quick Google search led me to a Greasemonkey extension to do the same. Also found that the autocomplete feature was available quite some time back.

  • E-mail Signoffs

    Posted on June 13th, 2005 Sandeep 4 comments

    What is your usual e-mail signoff? I usually use ‘Cheers’, but this changes depending on the context of the mail, and the addressees at times. There’s one common signoff I’ve seen far too many times:

    “Thanks & Regards”

    Even for one-liners! If the context required the sender to say ‘Thanks’, I’d agree with the above. But more often than not, that’s not the case. And yet, people have it in their signatures or automatically type it in when composing a mail. Why? I have no idea.

    What’s your usual signoff?

  • PyS60 Pre-Alpha Links Fixed on Forum Nokia

    Posted on June 9th, 2005 Sandeep No comments

    A couple of days back, Christopher Schmidt was trying out the pre-alpha release of Python for Series 60, and was surprised the camera module was not working on his 6600 (the camera module is not supported on 3650, but is supported on 6600 and upwards).

    Well, the reason was apparently a broken link on Forum Nokia’s download page, as Erik confirmed. It’s fixed now.

  • Camera module on 6600

    Posted on June 8th, 2005 Sandeep 1 comment

    That’s the first photo taken from a Nokia 6600 phone using the pre-alpha version of Python for Series 60. The script?

    import camera
    img = camera.take_photo()
    image_file = open('c:\\python_first.jpg', 'wb')

    The image size is 160×120. I don’t know if this can be changed programmatically.

  • eBay and PayPal Developers Conference

    Posted on June 8th, 2005 Sandeep No comments

    Check out the eBay Developers Conference, June 21-22, 2005 at San Jose, California. If you’ve been playing around with the Sandbox, you already know about it.

    The tracks look interesting enough, so I hope they will put up the slides online. Better yet, post podcasts from the conference.

    We are yet to see decent support for Python (we have .NET, Java and Perl support already) when it comes to PayPal API. Has anyone tried to get the web services work in Python? If yes, please let me know :)

  • Siemens to BenQ

    Posted on June 7th, 2005 Sandeep 1 comment

    Siemens has sold its mobile phone handset unit to technology company BenQ in a deal worth EUR350 million.


    Siemens, by the way, is a Series 60 licensee. BenQ is not.

  • Airtel Bills

    Posted on June 3rd, 2005 Sandeep 605 comments

    If you are on an Airtel post-paid connection, you can get your monthly mobile bills via e-mail. To activate this service, just send “IB EMAIL” to 222.

    UPDATE: Don’t leave a comment stating you want your bill sent across – I don’t work for Airtel. READ THE POST! You need to send an SMS, not comment here.

  • Mozilla Calendar

    Posted on June 3rd, 2005 Sandeep No comments

    I recently installed Mozilla Calendar extension for Firefox.

    It has a clean interface, and since it’s a Firefox extension, you have to first install Firefox and then install Calendar; if you’d rather be content with IE or another browser, you might also be interested in Sunbird, the stand-alone version of Calendar. I probably would’ve liked it more if it just opened as another tab (or even a small button that opens a new tab like the Gmail notifier) in the Firefox window. Right now, it opens in a separate window and it has to stay open for you to get your reminders/alarms/etc.

    The day/week/month views are all there, but the year view is missing. Unless you are my type (i.e. forgetful), you may not really want that last one, eh?

    One neat thing about it is the webDAV support allowing you to share your calendar with others, much like how you can with MS Outlook and Exchange. I couldn’t try out this feature myself as don’t have access to such a server. Right now it doesn’t have sync capabilities with Palm. Heck, I don’t want support for Palm; Symbian support is sufficient for me :-)

    As usual, you have themes to beautify your calendar.

  • Yahoo! Messenger Beta

    Posted on June 2nd, 2005 Sandeep 2 comments

    Just noticed this cool feature in the new Y! Messenger beta: when you type in a long series of digits (about 8 or more, I think), this gets displayed as a hyperlink in the chat window. When you click on it, you get options like “Send Text Message” and “Save to Address Book.”

    Very neat!