4 comments Friday, July 25, 2008

Imagine a company with almost 20000 employees…
… with 1 billion customers
… created from scratch in less than 3 years
… operating for just a few weeks

1000s journalists are in town…
…to capture the scoop
…successes and failures

With more than 200 people…
… to roll out the entire IT infrastructure of the “company”
… to issue passport-grade badges to all 20000 “employees”
… Then to manage the IT operations for 2 weeks
… and then undo it all…

Guess which company is this???

0 comments Thursday, July 24, 2008

On 24th July 2008, Google rolled out an option which you can use to force your communication with Gmail server over secure channel (read HTTPS).

If you go to the Settings and select "always use https", Gmail will automatically redirect to the secure version. Until now, you had to manually type https://mail.google.com/ in the address bar or bookmark the address.

As per Google

"If you sign in to Gmail via a non-secure Internet connection, like a public
wireless or non-encrypted network, your Google account may be more vulnerable to
hijacking. Non-secure networks make it easier for someone to impersonate you and
gain full access to your Google account, including any sensitive data it may
contain like bank statements or online log-in credentials. We recommend
selecting the 'Always use https' option in Gmail any time your network may be

"We use https to protect your password every time you log into Gmail, but we
don't use https once you're in your mail unless you ask for it (by visiting
https://mail.google.com rather than http://mail.google.com). Why not? Because
the downside is that https can make your mail slower. Your computer has to do
extra work to decrypt all that data, and encrypted data doesn't travel across
the Internet as efficiently as unencrypted data,"

The best part, you don't need to do this setting for Calendar, Docs, Photos etc if you use the top navigation bar as shown below.

This setting is "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" . (bold, underlined & italicised :) )
Happy Safe Browsing...

0 comments Sunday, July 13, 2008

Let's play soccer

6 comments Saturday, July 12, 2008

New feature from google allows you to monitor and control login activity. Now you can see from where all you (or someone else) logged in and which IPs are online at this moment

You migh have accessed gmail from a cybercafe or a public internet terminal and forgot to log out. Now you can do a remote logout also.
“With this information, I can quickly verify that all the Gmail activity was indeed mine,” a Gmail developer at the official Gmail blog writes.

UPDATE: To know more about the IP from where your account was used, use IP2Locations tools such as http://rohit11.com/tools/ip/

0 comments Sunday, July 06, 2008

Lucky me! Today I got a half sunday after so many busy weekends. So thought of doing some "Sunday fun blogging".

Video game when the teacher is outclick to enlarge

Now onwards I'd try to do more sunday fun blogging :)