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Archive for June, 2006

Fake Identity Generator

Monday, June 19th, 2006

If you afraid to get people to find out who you are, you can stay anonymous online all the time. However, sometimes, you will need to fill up forms with valid information. So, when you really need to fill up online those forms, use this Fake Name Generator by zulugrid.

It generates name, address, phone, mother's maiden name and birthdate that validates with USPS system. (I don't know what system is that, but that's what the author claimed.)

With the great help from digg, the number of generated identities grow by hundreds on every time I click on refresh to generate new identity. It's currently the top digg.

Since every thing works both ways, be careful not to get cheated by some your online friends.

Web Developer’s Libraries

Monday, June 19th, 2006

I came across this blog post on Top 10 Web Developer Libraries by Cameron Olthuis. I'm sure all of you should take a look at all these libraries and see if they help you in your web development. I've heard of some of them, but certainly don't know how each of them works. Here's the list:

  1. Moo.fx
  2. Rico
  3. Swat
  4. ColorCombos
  5. script.aculo.us
  6. Mochikit
  7. Dynamic Drive CSS Library
  8. PEAR
  9. DHTML Goodies
  10. dojo

Let me know if you have already created any thing cool from these.

Google to Launch Gbuy

Friday, June 16th, 2006

News.com reported:

Internet search leader Google is testing a system that aims to speed purchases online but bears no resemblance to the popular PayPal payments service of Web auctioneer eBay, Google's chief executive said Thursday.

In another article from News.com:

Google's online payment system, Gbuy, is expected to launch June 28, further pitting the Internet giant against industry titan and rival eBay, according to a research note released Friday by a Wall Street analyst.

Hopefully it's a service that's available for every part of the world, not a for-US-only service.

First Time with Picasa Web Albums

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

After Google launched Picasa Web Albums yesterday, I quickly signed up for limited test. I received my invitation this morning. Here, I write my experience on using Picasa Web Albums for the very first time.

Upon receiving my invitation, I was required to click on a link that brought me to an agreement page with the typical "I agree" button. Then, after logged in with my Gmail account, I don't see any page for me to upload images. I was required asked to download Picasa software (4.6MB). I suppose Picasa software is the only way to upload images to Web Album. You may choose to upload your images through Picasa or the old style browse and upload method, although using Picasa will save you a lot of time.

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You’ve been invited to create web albums using Picasa

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Want to put your photos online quickly and easily so you can share them with friends?

You can. You've been invited to try the latest features in Picasa, Google's free photo software. As always, Picasa is a great tool to help you find and edit the photos on your computer. And now, using its new Picasa Web Albums feature, you can also use Picasa to share your pictures online. Click on the link below to accept this invitation and in a few simple steps we'll show you how to download Picasa and set up your own Picasa Web Albums (if you already have Picasa, we'll show you how to upgrade to the latest version):

<link to accept invitation>

By accepting this invitation you'll get:

* A free download of the Picasa software for uploading your photos to the web in one or two clicks.
* Your own shareable Picasa Web Albums homepage showing all your public albums.
* Enough free storage to post and share approximately 1000 photos (an option for upgrading to more space is also available).
* Big, high-resolution pictures that set a new standard for online viewing. You can even download a friend's photos off the web to print at home using Picasa.
* Fun easy-to-use online tools, like captions, comments, rotate, zoom, and full-screen slideshows.

Learn more about what's new in Picasa here:

As always, we appreciate your help in trying out our newest products and features. Please contact us at any time at http://picasa.google.com/web/user_fqg.html with suggestions of ways that we can improve your photo sharing experience.


The Picasa Team

Have you get yours?