Desi search engines on the prowl

It is heartening to see the Indian language usage on the net picking up. It may be due this reason or the Web2.0 startups mushrooming around but there sure has been a sudden surge in the area of vernacular search engines showing around. Whether these Web2.0 offshoots hold any ground is being debated upon but […]

Ban Ban

For last several days, probably more than a week I was unable to access my geocities sites, I thought that it might be momentary, even thought that my office people might have filtered them off. The inaccessibility of blogger.com blogs was thought by many as a maintenance issue. But now it’s pretty much understood that […]

Xobdo – an online English-Assamiya dictionary

More and more people are taking to writing in Indian languages on the net and online dictionaries play a vital role here. I had once mentioned Shabdnidhi, an AJAX enabled online English – Hindi dictionary. Priyankoo, who is the first Assamese blogger, recently informed me about another such project called Xobdo, an online English-Assamiya dictionary. […]

IFrame Widget for WordPress

WordPress Sidebar Widgets have been the latest buzz in the blogdom. Indeed these Widgets elevate WordPress’ standing among the blogwares and encourage community to contribute to the project. With Sidebar widgets, things have become as easy as drag and drop, though you would need “widget compliant” themes. I still wish WordPress had done something with […]

Migrating a Roller blog to WordPress

Ok I admit that I never made a formal announcement about it, but this blog has now moved to its new home at http://nullpointer.debashish.com. If you are reading this, you are at the right URL. This blog used to be happily hosted at the excellent free service provided by the JRoller people. Roller is one […]

Shunya : India’s Slashdot?

Shunya promises to bring news for Indian techies by Indian techies. They say everything started from shunya (Sanskrit for absolute nothingness). And Shunya seems to be a good beginning for Indian techies. Move away Slashdot, Shunya claims to be the Indian Slashdot but would probably try to be different (“It started when slashdot rejected a […]