Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Shiretoko Shock in India - Firefox 3.5 is coming!

Hello folks!

With the release of Firefox 3.5 tomorrow, the wonderful Mozilla community has come up "Shiretoko Shock"; A campaign to set-off fireworks worldwide to celebrate.
We'd light up the night country by country, town by town, to show the world just how amazing Firefox is. But, there is a little difference..They are going to make a big bang by spreading Firefox with Social Media like twitter, Orkut, Facebook, etc. And, we need your help!

Read http://www.spreadfirefox.com/shiretokoshock-campaign for how you can help.. But, I'm writing this blog post for posting timings of shocks in India..

Shiretoko shock begins at 30th June Tuesday in Brazil at 3:50PM BST. This shock is first of many shocks to follow worldwide. So, as shocks trigger moving in west direction; regional Shiretoko shock in India will be on 1st July at 3:50 PM IST.

As shocks shatter earth one timezone after another with news about release of Firefox 3.5, it would reach Brazil after 24 hours after its start..

This is the time for a "Super-Shock", the biggie one.. Because, all of us will join in to celebrate at precisely the same time. No matter what time it is in India, at 3:50 PM (BST) on Wednesday, July 1st, we'll all go post crazy: tweeting, blogging, facebooking, and more!

So, super-shock in India is going to be on 2nd July Thursday at 12:20 AM..

See you on highway to OpenWeb..

1] Check this out http://barcamp.org/MozCampMumbai <- Release celebration of Firefox 3.5 in Mumbai 2] Fixed time world clock

Friday, March 6, 2009

Celebrate Holi with Foxkeh..

Holi, the festival of colours is just days away. Holi is celebrated all over India to denote beginning of Spring season.

If you love Firefox and want to spread some Firefox love, the Mozilla community and CampusReps have came up with a great e-card which you can send to your friends and relatives for free.. Isnt it great? Go to http://www.brinkhurstdesign.co.uk/mozilla/ to send ecard.

The cute fox you see on e-card is a cute mascot from Japan who has charmed people worldwide. He is named Foxkeh.

Happy Holi!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lenny is here!

Finally after 22 months of development, Rock Solid[TM] Debian 5.0 codenamed "Lenny" is released yesterday! Awesome valentines gift from Debian community..

Read release notes here and download Debian from here.

If you want to use Debian and you are in and around Mumbai but are not able to download it, let me know I'll make it available for you at just cost of blank cd/dvd's..

Image credit: Raphael's Blog

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Celebrate Valentines Day!

Valentines Day is just couple of days away. Everyone of you must be thinking what to gift your loved one. Here's a nice gift idea, you can use..

Visit http://tinyurl.com/14febgift and yes its free! ;-)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ehh.. IE Only?? No Way!

This morning just took a look at website of MBA entrance process for dates and applying online.. The initial page is fine but on clicking on applying online it says it supports IE only.. I'm not going to use IE!

I was wondering how do I temporarily change User Agent in Firefox to that of IE. Yes its pretty easy to do so in "about:config" window in Firefox. Just filter entries with term "useragent" and edit entries accordingly.

Now, this would be boring for some and also for me. Then search AMO for any such extension and voila got one! :-)

"User Agent Switcher" is a extension which just changes user agent of Firefox without even a restarting Firefox. You can change User agent from Tools > User Agent Switcher > .

In my case, I chose Internet Explorer 7 and so I can now access website as it thinks that I'm using IE. :-D

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a happy holiday and also a great new year ahead..
I use VLC media player for watching videos and some days back I noticed change in its icon. It has a santa hat on its logo! This is only seen on VLC's version 0.9 and highe

Check out the screenshots, but better try it yourself. Thanks to VLC team for such a great media player..

Notice the icon on upper left corner