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Upgraded to WP 2.5

March 29th, 2008 Comments off

I have been trying WP 2.5 RCs over the few days on my test blog (where I tweak themes and so on), and have been really impressed with the features. Just saw the full release, and without waiting to even test it on my “test” blog, I upgraded rj… And I must say it went without a glitch. I was worried, especially as I wasn’t sure if my modified K2 RC3 theme would work, as well as the old plugins. But no problem at all. In fact all of my outdated plugins, I was able to upgrade from the Dashboard with a SINGLE CLICK…Great!!!

You can find the details of all the new features HERE, but just to name a few here – the dashboard is clean and very user friendly, you can upload multiple images and insert them as a gallery on the post, one click plugins upgrade from within the dashboard (I love this feature!), allows you to add audio, video etc with few clicks etc…Although I’m an ecto user when posting entries from my own computer, these new features are definitely attractive enough for me to post from within the WordPress system once in a while, especially when I want to post multiple images and gallery. By the way, I’m writing this from within the WP system :)

Well done WP Developers!

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busy, away, invisible… are you really?

March 28th, 2008 3 comments

Why are you always “online” and “away”? The question I usually had to answer (not much nowadays) if I replied to a ping on IM while on “away” status. We all probably do it. Show our IM status as not available (away, busy, or even invisible) when we want to pick and choose who we would like to chat with and who we would like to avoid/ignore.

“Busy” status is a strange thing (and I don’t keep my status as “busy” anymore). You’re more likely to get into trouble when you’re in a “busy” status than when you’re “away”. I have heard the same accusation again and again, about being snobbish when I used to ignore messages being in a “busy” status. That didn’t really work except to annoy many of my friends.In a way it is understandable as you are really telling them to bugger off.
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Categories: online, random rant Tags: ,

just some thoughts…

March 27th, 2008 Comments off

shower conceived these too!

Being “organised” hasn’t been my strongest point. “Organised” in quotes because, it just dawned on me that this act could actually be very personal, and relative. “Organised” in one’s view could be completely disorganised in someone else’s. Seeing one of my profs’ office in “complete mess” all the time, I used to think at least someone is worse than myself when it came to being “organised”. I would have to push things around (on the floor and on the chairs and desks) to create a space for myself whenever I had meeting. But, it always startled me when my prof found everything he wanted to quicker than one would from a perfectly labelled (organised) filing system, or say a library. I would just sit there in awe of his memory. Remember playing a card game, where you have to flip two similar cards based on your memory of seeing them just once? Its like that. Everything in that chaos were in their “space” and in my profs’ memory of that space. Now, once a year my prof does “organise” his office (its a ritual that it seems has to be performed!), and after this “organisation” I find him lost in his own office for a few days (not being able to find the right document, and having to spend more time on everything because of that!) until his office came back to it normal chaotic self. I think his office is an “organised” chaos, just like morning rush hours in any of the metros in big cities. Its a chaos but things still move quite smoothly (because everybody know their “spaces”).

home-office
My “office at home”
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forgotten in a decade…

March 23rd, 2008 4 comments

My conversation with a friend from high school…

23 March 10:16:26 mp: Hi [...], k 6 haalkhabar?
23 March 10:31:06 [...]: hi who are you?

After my own short pause!!

23 Mar 10:33:57 mp: are you in an internet cafe?
23 Mar 10:34:22 [...]: no

I was worried he might have been at an internet cafe earlier and forgotten to log off from the IM, and somebody else was using the same computer. Just wanted to confirm if I was talking to somebody else! But he was not, and I was relieved but also perplexed. And that was the end of conversation!

I think I did the right thing by just letting him get on with his work…May be he was in a hospital signed on using his Smartphone!! Or may be he really did forget who I was :)

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busy student, lazy photographer…

March 23rd, 2008 2 comments

Every morning when I wake up, I peek out through the window to see what kind of day it is going to be (weather-wise). This morning I was surprised to see the snow, that too a good few hours old, which meant it had snowed at night while I slept. Anyway, normally I would just grab my cameras and go out to take pictures, but this morning I couldn’t be bothered – firstly there wasn’t much snow left and what was left was melting fast, and secondly I just have too much work to catch up on (I was planning to work all night last night and had gone on for a couple of hours, drinking strong cups of coffee, but even the coffee couldn’t keep me awake!!) so didn’t want to spend a couple of hours taking pictures outdoor. The compromise was to take a few snaps through my window. As you can see they are not up to scratch so decided to put up here rather than on photoblog :)

snow in york
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