Saturday, August 19, 2006

DhiSMS Application

It's been like a month since I started playing around with XUL, the XML User-interface Language. My aim is to make something useful using the Mozilla Application Development Framework. The XUL application will require mozilla's runtime "GRE" (Gecko Runtime Environment)

So far its been great, and I have developed the basic functionality for the my hello world application "DhiSMS". As it's name say's it's an application which will allow users to send sms using the username and password provided by Dhiraagu. It's still under development and I'm adding additional features to it like adding extensions.

Features Included in the initial release
  • Basic SMS (basic sms functionality)
  • Batch SMS (this will limit to 10 sms, as Dhiraagu only allows 10 sms per day)
  • E-Directory Search (this will be release as an extension to the application)
Releasing this application to the public might take a while as I'm learning and developing.. I will announce a release date soon. Btw if you've got any ideas please let me know.

Technorati Tags: XUL, SMS, DhiSMS

Friday, June 02, 2006

The Programmer's Nemesis

Greg writes on the perennial problem at the workplace named "interruptions." According to our friendly usability expert, it is a programmer's nemesis: one millisecond of interruption could disturb one's "flow," or nudge one out of his "zone."

Programmers produce their best code when they are in a 'zone' (others call it the 'flow'). During this stage, developers are fully concentrated in their work as if they are in their own universe. They lose track of time and forget that their last meal was 8 hours ago.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Red Hat to make Linux run on Intel macs

Red Hat representative Gillian Farquhar announced
last week that the company plans to add support for Apple's new Intel
Macs to its popular distribution. Fedora and several other commonly
used Linux distributions support the PowerPC architecture used by Apple
in the past, and Red Hat wants to ensure that its software will
continue to run on new Apple hardware in the future. The current
impediment is the Extensible Firmware Interface, a relatively new BIOS
replacement designed by Intel that is not yet commonly used or widely

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Monday, January 23, 2006

Opera 8.5 beta for Windows Mobile, Pocket PC

Opera 8.5 Pocket PC beta version is based on the same core as the Opera 8.5 desktop browser and brings the full internet to mobile Pocket PCs.

The version is available for both WM 2003 and WM 5.0.

Opera for Pocket PC Features
* Open URL with auto-complete
* Zoom
* Download
* Multiple Windows
* Navigation and history
* Bookmarks
* Landscape/Portrait Mode
* Full screen/ Fit to screen
* Pop-up handler
* Pad-lock icon on secure sites
* User preferences
* Context menu
* AJAX Support

Download Opera for WM 2003
Download Opera for WM 5.0
Tutorials on Opera for Pocket PC

Tags: Opera, Mobile, AJAX, PPC

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Free Apress Programming Books

Apress is giving away e-books in PDF. It may appear that you have to sign up to receive their newsletter, but just uncheck the subscribe box and click the download button. That is unless, of course, you want to receive their newsletter.

Here are the titles available:

* A Programmer's Introduction to PHP 4.0
* Writing Perl Modules for CPAN
* Programming VB .NET: A Guide For Experienced Programmers
* COM and .NET Interoperability
* XML Programming: Web Applications and Web Services With JSP and ASP
* Google, Amazon, and Beyond: Creating and Consuming Web Services
* Dissecting a C# Application: Inside SharpDevelop


Tags: Apress, Books

Friday, January 13, 2006

Google Personalized Homepage for Mobile Users

I remember talking to wadde about this, when will google realized about the mobile users who would want to search mobile content from google and get results that are optimized for small screens. It seems they have answered my question by adding mobile search plus some more cool features that a mobile user would want from google.

Now we can use Google Personalized Home for Mobile in our little mobile browsers and use Gmail inbox to news headlines, weather, stock quotes, and feeds (Atom or RSS).

Point you mobile browsers to

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Monday, January 09, 2006

PHP Easter Egg

After all these of coding in PHP I never came to find out the hidden php easter egg but someone did it and posted about it on digg. Just append this string "?=PHPE9568F36-D428-11d2-A769-00AA001ACF42" to most PHP enabled site's URL and you'll be suprized at what shows up in your browser. It seem this trick doesnt work on websites hosted on DhivehiNet Hosting Service.

Test sites