Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Off to Austin!

Originally uploaded by rakeshagrawal.
We're off to Austin. Check out the house all boarded up!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

boing boing taunts India for its offer at aid?

I'm surprised at xeni and boing boing for taunting India's offer to help the United States with handling the aftermath of Katrina in this post. The post is entitled, "Katrina: whew, here comes India to save us, at last!" Hey Xeni, boing boing, way to propagate American arrogance to all of your readers in and outside the United States!

Saturday, September 03, 2005

gmail's support for other e-mail addresses

I've been using Gmail now for a little bit and it works pretty well -- I'm impressed with the Gmail interface. There are still some things I need to experiment with like attachments and keyboard shortcuts (are there any?) but right now, I'm not feeling much pain after using Gmail for a while. I wonder if there will be pain associated with not having my calendar or tasks in Gmail.

One thing that I wish worked better: I've setup my personal and work e-mail addresess to both forward to my gmail account and I've also verified both against my Gmail account so I can send e-mails from personal/work addresses from with gmail. But one problem I've encountered is that Gmail doesn't make any inferences about which e-mail address to use when replying to a message -- it simply uses whichever e-mail address you've marked as default. In my case, I have my personal address marked as the default so when replying to work e-mails, I have to CLICK on other choices (under the from address) and then I have to CLICK and CHOOSE my work e-mail address. Three extra clicks, in my opinion. Hey Gmail product people: why not do away with those extra clicks?

Thursday, September 01, 2005

outlook keep crashing... randomly

For the past week (give or take) Outlook has randomly been crashing on me about 3-4 times a day, on average. What a frustration. I spent a little bit of time playing with GMail yesterday and with their support for third party verifiable e-mail addresses, I'm thinking about making that switch. It sure would be nice if Google had a client-side rich app, though I have to say that Gmail is pretty damn rich for a web app. Off to re-run Outlook. Sigh.