Archive for the ‘Google’ Category

Google Instant, Anyone?

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

I saw quite a significant number of tweets mentioning Google Instant, and decided to check it out. Some people might already be aware of it or heard of it before but I am outdated, that I am willing to admit. First, I went to the Official Google Blog where I saw Search: now faster than […]

Secret Recipe at The Curve Damansara

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

My other half and I have always loved Secret Recipe. Among our favorite dishes are the Thai Fried Rice, Vietnamese Beef Noodle, Singapore Laksa, and not forgetting the cakes. It’s a Malaysian brand, and it provides good food. However we have not been visiting any outlets since a couple of months ago because we had […]

Battery Powered Server

Friday, April 10th, 2009

For real? The black box with two terminals is a 12V battery, and it looks like a lead-acid battery. Is it a DELL? Is it an IBM? Is it an HP? No, it is a Google. That’s right people, it’s a unit of many Google’s server inside its data center containers. It’s a 2U thick […]

Gmail Gone Offline

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

I have been actively glancing over to the settings page to see whether “Offline” has been activated for my account. And it was there so I decided to activate it: The settings for Offline is displayed, but not changeable (except to enable or disable the feature): I have no idea how the algorithm selects which […]

Another AdSense Payment

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Today I managed to cash out my latest AdSense payment via Western Union. This is just to show a prove, and to motivate the unmotivated. Although the amount is not that huge, it’s still money and after subtracting the hosting cost there is some profit. Next objective is getting significant monthly payments (I currently put […]

Gmail Going Offline

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Read the title again. Gmail is going offline soon and that’s the truth. Scared yet? Gmail is actually testing out a new lab feature: Offline Gmail The video featured in the official blog looks really cool, and they are currently opening the lab feature for testing in the UK and US. Seeing how many emails […]

Gmail Stickers!

Friday, December 5th, 2008

I was casually browsing the Official Gmail Blog this morning and saw that Gmail is giving away free Gmail stickers. The only thing you need to do is to send a self-stamped envelope to: Send me some Gmail stickers already P.O. Box 391420 Mountain View, CA 94039-1420 For International requests, we need to send the […]

Lightweight Google Reader

Friday, December 5th, 2008

I was surprised by a change made to Google Reader today, with a new lightweight layout. There’s no longer rounded corners and blue background. The feel is great and the speed is faster than before. Read more in the Official Google Reader Blog: Square is the new round

Google @enstek

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

From conversations I had with my colleagues at work, and from other friends I heard that Google is going to have presence in Malaysia, specifically at @enstek in Sepang. It’s a new flagship area opening its wings to tech companies from all over the globe. Is this really true? In some stories I even heard […]

GMail Themes

Friday, November 21st, 2008

I was jealous of Azlan when he was able to change his GMail theme yesterday, and so was Nazham. But look at what I found when I woke up this morning: Sweet!!!

Google Chrome: More Findings

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Actually, if you really watch the 52-minutes video or read the whole manual you might already know about these cool features. And then again maybe not. I didn’t have the time to go thorough with the documents / videos so I am just documenting based on casual use. One of most obvious feature would be […]

Google Chrome: My Findings So Far

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Like Rizal, I was also thrilled to try out Google Chrome when I saw the posts in nazham.com and dirn.name. I am simply discussing my initial findings, and we all know it’s Beta. This is by no means an official or detailed review. This is what I have encountered so far while using it casually.

First AdSense Payment

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

I have finally received my first AdSense payment since 2005. It’s not much but certainly a very good motivational factor to keep on blogging and making efforts to build websites. Since I opted for Western Union payment, it was actually a breeze. Filled a form and within 15 minutes I was holding cash in my […]

Google In Malaysia II

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

More than a year after I wrote this post: Google In Malaysia, and more than a year after Hanson Toh was appointed as Malaysia Google Consultant, we may actually have a real good news. I just saw in TV3’s Buletin Utama that Malaysia Prime Minister met Google’s CEO in Switzerland (World Economic Forum) and they […]

GMail Labels Now With Color

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

This morning when I logged on to GMail, it was still the same. However about half an hour ago I was surprised with some weird boxes around the label list. Clicking on them gave me the option to do only one thing: change the colors of my labels. Yay! As an email organizing freak, I […]