A passionate programmer’s findings in the world of internet.

Archive for February, 2006

Troublesome Adobe Acrobat Reader Updater

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

I've been using Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 for quite a long time. The program had been prompting me to update it for months. I ignored it until today. I remember I ticked 3 components (without aware of what components are they) for update. It took not much time to download all the required files. After that, it prompted me to install the first component. Then, I was required to restart my PC. The same went to the second component. Luckily it didn't ask me to restart again for the third component!

Hey, Adobe, what's the matter with your updater? Do I really need to restart my PC twice to update my Acrobat Reader?

Blogging.org Is Up For Sale

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Wanted to blog about blogging? Go get the domain! Who knows you might be the next "problogger"?

A nice domain that lots of people would desire. Just wondering how high the offer will go.

3bubbles Beta

Monday, February 13th, 2006

3bubbles (Beta) will be offering a service for you to add chat function to each of your blog posts. This means that your readers will be able to chat with other readers by clicking only on a link at your post.

Use Gmail with Your Own Domain

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Google has just announced that they will be offering service for you to use your own domain email address on Gmail. This is interesting and I'll be glad to try it out. However, after a few searches in Google, I still can't find any additional information about the service other than those provided in Google blog and the "Gmail for your domain" site itself. You can add yourself to the beta testing list at the site if you are interesting.

(via Leo Kent)

Robots (.txt) in Your Sitemaps Report

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Google Sitemaps is now reporting Googlebot's view of robots.txt file at your site. It would be useful if you are using it to restrict Googlebot from crawling some sections of your website. The report will assist you to debug your robots.txt file, to show if it's working the way you want it to be. Log in to your Google Sitemaps and have a look now.