Chaos Laboratory

June 3, 2011

Linked-in delinked! What on earth happened to it?

This morning a strange sight greeted me when I tried to get on to Linked-in – a HTTP 500 error!! Never have I encountered such a thing with any major online service that is delivered from a worldwide CDN (Content Delivery Network). A couple of servers down here and there...

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May 20, 2011

Introducing the CakePHP SecurImage Component

I’ve just released a CakePHP Component for displaying CAPTCHA images in your CakePHP based applications. The component is fairly easy to integrate into your projects and displays dynamically generated CAPTCHA images each time the page loads. You can grab the component from here or from its GitHub repository. The component...

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February 1, 2010

Free eBook: The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts list

The Windows Club has just released a free eBook titled, “The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts”. Apart from an exhaustive list of more than 200 common and new keyboard shortcuts for Windows 7, this eBook contains introductory discussions on basic keyboard usage, organization of keys, typing & editing, creating custom shortcuts,...

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January 29, 2010

Google IME: Typing Indian languages made super easy

Here comes Google’s latest baby – Google Transliteration IME (Input Method Editor) – a freeware tool that allows you to attain mastery of typing 14 different languages including Indian scripts such as Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu. What makes the job easier is the phoenetic...

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January 22, 2010

IPL 2010: Live on YouTube

In light of YouTube’s recent foray into paid content with the likes of Disney and Sundance (and some rotten deals), here’s a bit of news that shines out bright. YouTube has successfully brokered an exclusive deal with IPL (Indian Premier League) to stream the IPL matches live on the internet...

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January 21, 2010

PDFMyURL: One-click conversion of any webpage to PDF format

If you are looking for something that performs on-the-fly conversion of web-pages into PDF format, PDFMyURL may just be the right tool for you. The service allows for single-click conversion of pages into their PDF counterparts in the following manner: By visiting their site and entering the URL of the...

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