Monday, February 27, 2006

Google Page Creator

Google is really up to becoming a big superforce on the internet. Their new baby is called Google Page Creator and allows you to create webpages using your Google ID , the same that you use to check your gmail account.

Creation is really simple and even my next door 90-year old neighbour would find it easy. However there is a lack of advance features that amateur web-designers will find irritating.

I created a page here: to test the new service.

I would trust google to keep adding features over 2006 to make this service really cool. Anyways AJAX rocks on Google Page Creator.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Windows Live Messenger

Got my Windows Live Messenger invite today in my hotmail inbox , i was like a kid getting a christmas present only to find that this wicked tool was in fact very far from working properly.

After the somewhat sluggish install , entering your username and password is absolutely enerving , the text just doesnt come up and I am upto now not able to login to the system even though am using a really powerful 1GB RAM P4 pc.

Its really not worth downloading if you ask me , its just not ready yet for the general public. So will have to wait for the official realease somewhere mid-2006 to really get the best out of this.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Mosquito 2 or the return of the Chikungunya

A mosquito is spreading havoc and terror amongst people in MRU-DODO country these days. Our sister island is already in a panic since the Chikungunya spelt "Chicken Gundah"..(at least thats the way i spell it :P ).., has been infesting all the little ponds and stagnent water.

Our dear minister of health has been saying since last week that there is absolutely no reason to panic ...last week the count of sick people related to the mosquito bite was around 300 , at this moment it is around 600 so yeah he is right i mean its just that the number of sick people is doubling , we will wait for next week before panicking.

Given the fact that its been rainning intensively since a couple of weeks this has helped increased the number of these pests considerably. They even got their website

Do note that unlike common mosquitoes ,which by the way are just as malicious, the chikungunya is bigger and has white stripes across its body and normally doesn't move very far from where it is born. This may explain why for the moment only people in Mahebourg are falling like flies (.....thats a good one).

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Monday, February 20, 2006

So far so good

Now we are almost end of Feb and must say that this year has started nicely with its little bit of ups and downs but so far so good.

I haven't been really eager to blog since there was not so much interesting things going on (..that i can share with the hundereds of annonymous people online).

The only experience i suppose i could narrate is that of my intensive search for a car that would match my budget. I have been skimming though the pages of l'express , browsing servihoo for my dream vehichle but to no avail.

Last saturday i went to Phoenix where there seems to be a boom in second-car and re-conditioned car sellers , but the cars were just too lame or just too expensive. Second option is to get in contact with a "courtier" which i did but damn these guys just want to make money out of your head.

How difficult can it possibly be to get a good working condition, manual , 1500cc/above , full option, 1997/above vehicule ? Now the only problem is that i dont know which make/model am gonna look for. The Japanese are very expensive and not so high-tec as the European ones whilst the European cars have very low-resale value and you dont get spare parts as cheap and easily as the Japs.

So much parameters to take in consideration that i might just as well end up choosing the first vehichle that i see a "FOR SALE" notice on it.

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Monday, February 06, 2006

DODO is back

Am back in the island , its really hot here ..wish winter would come soon.