This just in, Facebook has reached 150 million users world wide.
About 50% of it’s users log in everyday. Facebook’s users today range from students right up to grandparents, this is no surprise to me as everyone in my home has a Facebook account including my Dad who’s 63 this year. Facebook now covers over 170 countries in 35 different languages, anyone from anywhere on the globe can get a piece of Facebook in their own language.
There’s hardly anyone today who has not heard of Facebook. To some social networks seem overwhelming with the mountains of data being made available to them but not me, to me data drives our daily lives. With all the new web 2.0 services today plugging into Facebook, there is so much information waiting to be picked, and when you have great mediums like Facebook to simplify the process why not endorse it.
I don’t log in everyday but Facebook is quite important to me nowadays. I use it to keep in touch with friends and family, make business deals, follow interest groups, organize events and the list keeps growing.
If you’re not on Facebook the least you could do is take it for a spin. BEWARE!! IT’S HIGHLY ADDICTIVE 😀
Here’s a list of Hindu festivals for 2009 and their respective dates.
Vaikunta Ekadasi â€“ 7th January, 2009 Wednesday
Makar Sankranti â€“ 14th January, 2009 Wednesday
Pongal â€“ 14th January, 2009 Wednesday, 11.51am
Vasant Panchami â€“ Saraswati Puja â€“ 31st January, 2009 Saturday
Thai Pusam â€“ February 8, 2009 Sunday
Shivratri â€“ 23rd February, 2009 Monday
Holi â€“ March 10th, 2009 Tuesday
Ugadi (New Year in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh) â€“ March 27th, 2009 Friday
Gudi Padva â€“ March 27th, 2009 Friday
Ram Navami â€“ 3rd April, 2009 Friday
Hanuman Jayanti â€“ 10th April, 2009 Driday
Chithirai 1 (Tamil New Year) â€“ 14th April, 2009 Tuesday
Vishu (Kerala) â€“ 14th April, 2009 Tuesday
New Year in Bengal and Assam â€“ 15th April, 2009 Wednesday
Akshaya Tritiya â€“ 27th April, 2009 Monday
Narasimha Jayanti â€“ 8th May, 2009 Friday
Puri Rath Yatra â€“ 24th June, 2009 Wednesday
Vyas Purnima, Guru Purnima â€“ 7th July, 2009 Tuesday
Raksha Bandan â€“ 5th August, 2009 Wednesday
Sri Krishna Janmashtami â€“ 14th August, 2009 Friday
Ganesh Chaturthi – 23rd August, 2009 Sunday
Thiru Onam – 2nd September, 2009 Wednesday
Navratri Begins â€“ 19th September, 2009 Saturday
Durga Ashtami â€“ 26th September, 2009 Saturday
Maha Navami â€“ 27th September, 2009 Sunday
Vijaya Dashami â€“ Dussehra â€“ 28th September, 2009 Monday
Karva Chouth â€“ 7th October, 2009 Wednesday
Deepavali â€“ Diwali â€“ 17th October, 2009 Saturday
Annakut â€“ Gujarati New Year â€“ 18th October, 2009 Sunday
Chhat Puja – 24th October, 2009 and 25th Saturday & Sunday
Tulsi Vivah â€“ 30th October, 2009 Friday
Sabarimala Mandala Kalam begins â€“ 16th November, 2009 Monday
Gita Jayanti â€“ 28th November, 2009 Saturday
Vaikunta Ekadasi â€“ 28th December, 2009 Monday
If you find a date to be wrong or if I missed out something please free to drop me a comment and I’ll update the post.
To flush the DNS cache in Windows,
1. Get into command prompt. ( start –> run –> cmd )
2. Run the following command “ipconfig /flushdns” .
Dropbox is my favorite online storage solution. Here’s how to install it on Ubuntu 8.10 Interpid
1. Add the Dropbox repository for Ubuntu package source file. I use /etc/apt/source.list.d/dropbox.list file.
deb http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main
Either manually add the lines above to the /etc/apt/source.list.d/dropbox.list file or run the commands below to do the same.
root@dingo:~# echo "deb http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list
root@dingo:~# echo "deb-src http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list
root@dingo:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list
2. Update your packages list. Run “apt-get update“.
root@dingo:~# apt-get update
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid Release
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Packages
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Sources
Get:1 http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Packages [622B]
Get:2 http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Sources [537B]
Fetched 1160B in 59s (20B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
3. Install Dropbox
apt-get install nautilus-dropbox
Setting up nautilus-dropbox (0.5.0-1) …
4. Restart nautilus to start Dropbox. You will see a new Dropbox icon in your system tray. Right click on it and select “start dropbox“. The daemon will download the binaries required and start the registration process.
root@dingo:~# killall nautilus
That’s it. Enjoy this get service.
Buzz me if you need help…
Not something new but the eye candy is most welcomed.
ipvee.com is a free web service which will return information about your Internet connectivity. Your ip address, the type of web browser you are running, your operating system and finally your screen resolution. All presentated to you within a simplistic page with awesome colors.