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Gmail Skins for FF Users

Gmailskins adds the following features:
Change the colour/skin of your inbox.Integrate your google homepage alongside your inbox. This allows you to view weather reports, rss feeds, news headlines, flickr recently added, google calendar module etc from your inbox.Easily insert images from your Picasa web album in to your emailsInsert smileys/emoticons and images in to your emails.Insert HTML tables and other complex HTML in to your emails.Make the navigation (Inbox, Starred, Sent Mail, etc) horizontal.Fix the navigation in place so that you don't have to scroll to the top of the page to see it.Zebra stripes on mailbox - pretty!Change the attachment paperclip (on inbox) to an icon indicating the type of attachment.Hide various page elements (invite panel, page footer, your email address from the top right of inbox).http://gmailskins.mozdev.org/

Google Books

Google has just launched Google Books search. From there, you can even search and download full version of an entire book! However, full version is only limited to non-copyrighted books or some out of print books. Shakespeare's books can also be found.
http://books.google.com/

Google Apps for Your Domain (Google Corporate Package)

Now you can offer private-labeled email, IM and calendar tools to all of your users for free*, so they can share ideas and get things done more effectively. You can design and publish your organization's website, too. It's all hosted by Google, so there's no hardware or software for you to install or maintain.
https://www.google.com/a/

It sounds good but will it work out? What I know is that several universities have signed up for the package. Time will tell if a corporate decides to use this option.
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2006/08/google-launches-corporate-package.html
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2006/08/why-corporate-google-office-wont-be.html

IE 7 Release Candidate To-Read

What's new in Internet Explorer 7?
* tabs
* feed reader
* better CSS support (including CSS2)
* security (phishing filter, protected mode in Vista)

Download Link
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.mspx

Internet Explorer 7 Quick Reference Sheet (Cheat Sheet)
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/attachment/715071.ashx

Add-Ons for Microsoft Internet Explorer
http://www.ieaddons.com/default.aspx?cid=home&scid=0

Intel Wi-Fi update is memory vampire

This post is especially for Intel ProSet 10.X users. Those who had read my previous post http://hongjun.blogspot.com/2006/08/intel-prosetwireless-software-local.html and had applied security patch for Intel ProSet would need to apply another patch.

A new problem affects the Intel PROSet software version 10.5. The PROSet software accompanies Intel's drivers that run the company's wireless hardware on PCs.
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=33947

Interesting Google Articles

Yahoo! Mail in OE Look

Yahoo has announced a beta version that has an OE-like interface. No more checkboxes, and it even includes a preview pane, drag-and-drop and RSS feeds to go along with the 1GB of storage. It isn't available to everyone yet, but you can get on the waiting list.

What's New With Yahoo! Mail
http://whatsnew.mail.yahoo.com/

all-new Yahoo! Mail
http://advision.webevents.yahoo.com/mailbeta/

I kinda like the interface.
BTW, I personally experimenting it now!

How to Detect Lies

Watching facial expressions in order to determine whether a person is lying might just save you from being a victim of fraud, or it could help you figure out when somebody's being genuine. Jury analysts do this when assisting in jury selection. The police do this during an interrogation. A lie detector of course does this, but is a little heavy to carry with you. Therefore, you have to learn the little facial and body expressions that can help you learn to recognize a lie from the truth.

http://www.wikihow.com/Detect-Lies

Microsoft To Offer Free Vista Upgrade

Microsoft has teamed up with PC vendors to promote the delayed Vista OS by offering PC buyers worldwide a free upgrade coupon, as a way of encouraging them to buy a Vista-capable PC as early as possible, according to market sources, citing information leaked from Taiwan-based PC makers.

http://www.smarthouse.com.au/Computing/Desktop_PCs?Article=/Computing/Desktop%20PCs/E2L7F3Q5

Definition of Leap Years

If the 4-digit year is not evenly divisible by 4, it is not a leap year.

If it is evenly divisible by 4 and also evenly divisible by 100, it is not a leap year — unless it is also evenly divisible by 400.

Therefore:
If it is evenly divisible by 4 and not evenly divisible by 100, it is a leap year.If it is evenly divisible by 4 and is also evenly divisible by 400, it is a leap year.If it is evenly divisible by 4 and also evenly divisible by 100 and also evenly divisible by 400, it is a leap year.However, if it is evenly divisible by 4 and also evenly divisible by 100 and not further evenly divisible by 400, then it is not a leap year.
1600 was a leap year. 1700, 1800, and 1900 were not leap years. 2000 was a leap year.

From [http://www.willmaster.com/blog/perl/Calculate_Leap_Years.html]

ScatterChat

ScatterChat is a secure instant messaging client designed for non-technical users who require secure and anonymous communications. Our typical end-users include human rights and democracy advocates operating in hostile territory. ScatterChat is also a valuable tool for anyone requiring secure communications.

It is based upon the Gaim software, provides end-to-end encryption, integrated onion-routing with Tor, secure file transfers, and easy-to-read documentation.

ScatterChat's security features include resiliency against partial compromise, immunity from replay attacks, and limited resistance to traffic analysis... all reinforced through a pro-actively secure design.

http://www.scatterchat.com

Introducing CCleaner

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less that a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)

http://www.ccleaner.com/

My Top 10 Best Products (Aug 06)

All Products Listed by Ranking
Experts-Exchange IT Solutions Collaboration SiteMozilla Firefox Web BrowserGoogle Gmail Web MailGoogle Calendar Online CalendarQuickPost Experts-Exchange New Question Auto NotificationWindows Live Messenger Internet MessengingNetVibes Personalized Page (Web 2.0)Google Search EngineMicrosoft Office 2007 Office Package
Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 Internet Browser

Previous Rankings
http://hongjun.blogspot.com/2006/03/my-top-10-best-products.html (2 Mar '06)
http://hongjun.blogspot.com/2006/01/my-top-10-best-products-renewed.html (6 Jan '06)
http://hongjun.blogspot.com/2005/12/my-top-10-best-products-of-2005.html (19 Dec '05)

IE 7.0 Beta 3 VS Firefox 2.0 Beta 1

Emphasis is on RSS.
http://lifehacker.com/software/internet-explorer/internet-explorer-7s-superior-feed-handling-192023.php
http://www.lifehacker.com/software/top/firefox-20-beta-1-screenshots-186687.php

It seems like IE 7.0 is at the top of the world in this aspect. Firefox needs to double up.
Just in case someone interested in doing a RSS feed, watch this video
http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdntv/episode.aspx?xml=episodes/en/20060629IE7WV/manifest.xml

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software Local Information Disclosure

Summary:
A security vulnerability exists in the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software (PROSet application) because of insecure usage of shared memory allowing a person having access to the user's computer or malicious software installed on the user's computer to obtain access to users' wireless network security information.

Description:
A security vulnerability has been identified in Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software 7.x, 8.x, 9.x, and 10.x (PROSet application), which could be locally exploited by malicious users or software to obtain Wireless network security information such as WLAN pre-shared WEP key (all PROSet versions) and user authentication credentials (only PROSet 9.x and 10.x versions). This flaw is due to insecure usage of the shared memory.

Visit below link for more information
http://support.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-023066.htm