Archive for May, 2008

Create Beautiful Collages Out Of Your Photos

Posted on May 28th, 2008 in Featured, Google, Tutorials, Utilities | 8 Comments »

Did you always think about what creative stuff you can do with your photos? Well, I do most of the times and end up editing some of my most favorite ones and putting in some artistic touch. I always feel that, enriching the photos gives them a whole new dimension to look from. It might be either making it more attractive, more lovable or to enliven the sentiments you attached to them from a long time.

Whatever the reason may be, editing a photograph is no layman’s job. Sometime people give up half way through when they do not find the required results. I recently found a something which might make your spirit rise higher when you will notice the results you get out of it. The name of the tool is Picasa. Its a tool from Google. I am sure you must have used it many time to upload your photos to the online Picasaweb. But did you ever try making collages from it. Picasa can generate some really amazing collages out of your precious photos and make them really gift worthy or send it amongst friends as a memoir.


So here’s how you can make collages out of your photos: Read the rest of this entry »

Firefox 3 is Arriving Shortly – Gear Up!

Posted on May 25th, 2008 in Firefox, News, Opinions | 1 Comment »

All you internet power users, here’s the time to rejoice and keep your fingers crossed for the big occasion. Firefox, the king of browsers is all set to launch in its grandeur form and it is going to be more amazing than ever. Firefox version 3, the highly expected launch, is coming near. The guys over at Mozilla have already given the enthusiastic testers their high time by releasing their Beta candidate last year. And going by the features, people have reported in their blogs and wiki’s this time, Firefox is going to turn out as the emperor. Code named “Gran Paradiso“, Firefox is bound to live up to its expectations.

Firefox_Logo Firefox has released the full feature release candidate which is said to be quite stable, but its not yet the final release. From what the bloggers have been publishing about this release candidate it seems quite evident that the features are simply eye popping. The major surprise comes in the form of a fast browser loaded with features. One thing the Mozilla guys have stuck to their mission, is improving the browser speed and load capabilities. From the reports on comparisons of the performance of various browsers Firefox 3 has passed out with flying colors. Also the new version sports a more native look and feel of the underlying OS. This means, but obviously, that, you must switch over to Firefox 3 once it releases.

If you are thinking that a speedier browser owes to compromises on its feature set, then Firefox 3 is all set to prove you wrong. The earlier much wanted features are Read the rest of this entry »

BEA Dev2Dev TechDays – An Experience

Posted on May 11th, 2008 in Featured, Java EE, News | 6 Comments »

BEA had invited people across India for attending their TechDays sessions of which Adobe was the event partner. I had registered for it almost a month ago. It was held on May 9th Friday at The Leela, a five star hotel in Andheri, Mumbai. The timings for the session were from 9:00 am till 12:00 pm and no registration nor event fees were taken. Here is my experience about the entire event.

The Sessions

The session was primarily held for the developers community and less for the corporate. This provided a relief as there weren’t much marketing gimmicks being played and the speakers were purely techie guys which proved to be an onus. BEA has upgraded their Weblogic Server to version 10.2 and their Workshop too. I had worked on the BEA workshop studio and Aqualogic platform for ESB earlier. So my main interests lied in what new features these upgraded products had in their offerings. After having attending this session I am now all the more excited to work in the BEA platform.

Although many people were awestruck with the features and some felt jealous for continuing to work on the older versions at their workplace, one thing was going through the minds of many including mine. The question was as to what was the road map for these BEA products since now the acquisition by Oracle has got completed. There was a slight wave of concern over this merger on the current developers as well as for those who wanted to adopt to the BEA environment in future. Would Oracle continue to support active upgradation to these wonderful products or take away the key features from them to promote its own products? The concerns were raised higher during the session when the BEA guys told us that Read the rest of this entry »