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Google + invite gives 404 error

Everyone wants Google plus invite, to see what Google has done with Social Networking after failed attempts of Buzz, Wave etc.

Thanks to one of my good friend, I got the invite today, and attempted to check it.

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But whenever I tried to login/connect to Google Plus I always greeted with 404 ( Page not found error )

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A quick Google of this issue revealed that lot of other people are facing same issue

http://www.gameproducer.net/2011/06/30/first-impressions-cannot-get-google-plus-to-work-here/

After reading lot of good things about the Google plus effort this is really disappointing.


BugTracker.Net : Add attachment gives you invlaid id

Hi, We are using BugTracker.net to Track Bugs ;)

It has fairly almost all features one need to track issues related to development and above all its free. Highly recommended after using it for almost 1 year.

We were facing a strange bug in it from quite a few time.

Whenever we try to add attachment to issue, it always failed with message “invalid id”.

After a bit of Google, we found following solution here :

In add_attachment.aspx. file remove attribute action=add_attachment.aspx from the form tag.

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Change :

<form class=frm runat="server" enctype="multipart/form-data" action=add_attachment.aspx  >

To :

<form class=frm runat="server" enctype="multipart/form-data" >

 

Happy Bug Tracking :)


Fruitfultime – Monitoring, Analytics, and Enhancement of Productivity

Hi All,

Again I have found a great pair of magicians who allow me to check how productive I am.

Introducing Fruitfultime.

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I have implemented following process in my office.

1. Every developer machine will have fruitfullTime installed.

2. Every machine will have Firefox installed with the plugin ScreenGrab image_8

3. Now FruitFullTime runs silently in task bar for whole day. Whenever you want to see the usage of time, just click on fruitFulltime iconimage_12 in taskbar and it will Show you a page in your browser ( We have Mozilla Firefox as default browser ) containing hell lot of statistics about your usage of computer today.

This is the example screen from their web site ( I can not show my screen for the reason of privacy ;) )

Using these stats I exactly know now how much time I am giving to bloody gTalk,gMail. I really surprised by knowing the amount of time I spend on gTalk.

4. Everyone will do ScreenGrab at the end of day for FruitFullTime statistics page and will mail it to one eMail Address.

I know I have created a work around to use a great system for free, but I will definitely try to purchase its Business edition as soon as it will be available.

 

You can check some reviews about it here.

You can  Download it from following location.

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Best Regards,

Mahin Gupta

 


LinkDom – The ultimate link kingdom – Issue 1

1. Ultimate List of Free Windows Software from Microsoft

http://bhandler.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!70F64BC910C9F7F3!1231.entry?wa=wsignin1.0&sa=516393780

Really a great collection. After checking these you will not have to go for third party utilities for small little windows tweaks. I loved Open Command Window Here.

2. 10+ tools to save yourself in School

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-web-tools-to-save-your-butt-in-school/

The bonus was interesting :)

3. Are My Sites Up ?

http://aremysitesup.com/

Good small tool to make sure your all web sites are up and serving the cause.

4. WhisperBot

http://www.whisperbot.com/

Send and receive confidential notes securely and its free..

5. NoScript – FireFox Plugin image_thumb

http://noscript.net/

If you want to know why I suggest you this and suggest you in BOLD fonts then please check the following blog posts.

http://blog.beford.org/?p=3

http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/google-gmail-e-mail-hijack-technique/ ( Please check comments section also )

Advice : Please check your gMail Filters if you have clicked and visited any links in these blog posts.


PhotoFunia … The ultimate fantasy machine :)

So introducing PhotoFunia. image_thumb_1

Put your face on any given image. It is amazing. They use face detection technology, and my my, magic.

1. Select and effect from gallery. These are basically collection of images there algorithm can process.

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2. Select your photo, make sure to check My photo should not be available to the public, if you dont intend to do so.

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3. Bingo….  You got your photo there.. now you are also a celebrity :)

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There are lots of images from which you can choose…

 

I will give : 4/5

Superb work. They are doing just too good job.

 

Thanks and Regards,

Mahin Gupta