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Google Reader Recommends

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I have been a long time Netvibes user. I used to get all the feeds on my Netvibes personal home page. Then moved to Google Reader few months ago, just to check.  I was thrilled and happy to say the least.

Off course, It is not without it’s problems. But overall, I like the simple and inbox type look of Google Reader. Since last few days, I noticed the Top Recommendations box on the Home screen. What I realized was that since google knows my identity, it can track my search patterns. Then it is just a matter of recommending the correct blogs, based on what I was looking for during last few days. It is simple but brilliant.

I may not subscribe to all the blogs Google recommends, simply because I subscribe to those blog which will keep me interested in long run. My search patterns may be of temporary nature. But I am sure to visit some of them.

Hats off to Google for adding value to my web experience.

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Written by Mandar Vaze

November 27, 2008 at 9:59 pm

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HTML Signature in Gmail – Firefox Extension

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If you are looking to use the professional looking HTML signature to be used with multiple web based email services, look no further.  Wisestamp Firefox extension is way to go !!

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Written by Mandar Vaze

November 10, 2008 at 10:25 pm

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HTML Signture for gmail – GreaseMonkey Script

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As you know, my first option was not to use gmail web interface, and use desktop client instead. If you wish to use the web interface though, here is another option.

Benefits :

  1. Unlike my previous suggestion, it works with gmail Web interface.
  2. GreaseMonkey scripts are supported on most of the major browsers like Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer.
  3. Supports multiple signatures. Will ask you which one to insert (Cool)
  4. Works for replies and forwards, as well as composing new emails.

Here is the link to the script itself. You will need the GreaseMonkey extension installed.  If you are using Firefox, you can get is here

Written by Mandar Vaze

November 7, 2008 at 7:15 am

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HTML Signture for gmail

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I do not understand why google at times ignores some features that are widely available in competing products (liked and demanded on google platform by users).  e.g blogger did not have tags and categories, neither spam protection while most other competing blogging platforms had these features for years. This was one the (rather two) reasons I moved to WP from blogger.

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Written by Mandar Vaze

November 6, 2008 at 6:37 am

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Google Reader Tip : Marking an item as unread

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The ability to mark an item as unread is important for me. I generally skim through the headlines in the morning, and save the important ones as unread, to be read later. But it is not very obvious how to do this from google reader interface. But little bit of googling provided the solution. 

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Written by Mandar Vaze

October 23, 2008 at 7:14 am

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Google Reader Bug ?

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Since last fews days, I noticed that I have redundant entries in my google reader. It is my guess that if the post is updated since it was first posted, google reader treats it as new entry, just a guess.

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Written by Mandar Vaze

October 21, 2008 at 6:57 am

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गूगल वापरून देवनागरी लिहिण्याची सोय

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गूगलचे http://www.google.co.in/transliterate/indic हे संकेत स्थळ वापरून देवनागरी लिहिणे अतिशय सोपे आहे. परन्तु गूगल-च्या स्वतःच्या chrome ब्राउजर वर गूगलची देवनागरी लिहिण्याची सोय नाही. Indic Transliteration साठी फक्त माइक्रोसॉफ्ट-चा इन्टरनेट एक्स्प्लोरर किंवा मोझिला-चा फायरफॉक्स वापरता येतो. हे थोड़े गमतीशीर आहे 🙂

जोडाक्षरे लिहिणे काही वेळा थोड़े अवघड वाटते परन्तु थोड्याच प्रयत्नात योग्य लिहिणे जमते ह्यातच गूगल-च्या सेवेचे वेगळेपण दिसून येते.

Update [April 02, 2009]

गूगल ने आता देवनागरी लिपि त्यांच्या जीमेल मधेच उपलब्ध करून दिलेली आहे
त्या मुले वेगळ्या संकेत स्थला वर जायची गरज राहिलेली नाही

ह्या सेव बद्दल गूगल ला अनेक धन्यवाद

Written by Mandar Vaze

October 15, 2008 at 6:15 am

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