Google Chrome Releases Today

Google is set to launch its own Web browser. It promises to be more quicker and secure than others. It is not not just a browser, but also a modern platform for web pages and applications, and that’s what we set out to build as quoted by Pichai and Upson.

Chrome organizes information into tabbed pages, as in major web browsers. However, Chrome features the tab bar above the address bar. Web programs can be launched in their own dedicated windows. It also offers a variety of features to make the browser more stable and secure, according to the comic book guide.

Once released on Tuesday September 2nd, 2008, the browser can be downloaded at www.google.com/chrome/.

The Chrome download page was briefly live — long enough for some screen shots of the new Google browser to leak out.  😉 So here is a sneak preview:

Chrome Screen Shots

Technical Terminology in Non-technical World

LOG ON :
Adding wood to make the barbie hotter.

LOG OFF:

Not adding any more wood to the barbie.

MONITOR:
Keeping an eye on the barbie.

DOWNLOAD:
Getting the firewood off the ute.

HARD DRIVE:
Making the trip back home without any cold tinnies.

KEYBOARD:
Where you hang the ute keys.

WINDOW:
What you shut when the weather’s cold.

SCREEN:
What you shut in the mozzie season.

BYTE:
What mozzies do.

MEGABYTE:
What Townsville mozzies do.

CHIP:
A bar snack.

MICROCHIP:

What’s left in the bag after you’ve eaten the chips.

MODEM:
What you did to the lawns.

LAPTOP:
Where the cat sleeps.

SOFTWARE:
Plastic knives & forks.

HARDWARE:
Stainless steel knives & forks.

MOUSE:

The small rodent that eats the grain in the shed.

MAINFRAME:
What holds the shed up.

WEB:

What spiders make.

WEBSITE:

Usually in the shed or under the verandah.

SEARCH ENGINE:

What you do when the ute won’t go.

CURSOR:
What you say when the ute won’t go.

YAHOO:
What you say when the ute does go.

UPGRADE:
A steep hill.

SERVER:
The person at the pub who brings out the counter lunch.

MAIL SERVER:
The bloke at the pub who brings out the counter lunch.

USER:

The neighbour who keeps borrowing things.

NETWORK:
What you do when you need to repair the fishing net.

INTERNET:
Where you want the fish to go.

NETSCAPE:

What the fish do when they discover the hole in the net.

ONLINE:
Where you hang the washing.

OFFLINE:
Where the washing end’s up when the pegs aren’t strong enough.

Slang help –
Barbie: Barbecue
Mozzie: Mosquitoes
Ute: Utility Vehicle

River IQ Game

Tried the River IQ Game? This a very interesting game which gets frustrating as your trials at getting all the people across the river is a failure and results in some punches. It took me 10 mins. to crack it and tell you don’t think the first time you have done it the next time you will be able to do it quick ..it will take another round of logical thinking and strategic planning to get them all there!!

The instructions are in Japanese, I guess, am not sure though. But don’t get worried..just click on the big blue circle to start and assuming that you all do not read Japanese, here are the instructions in English 😉

  • To move the people, click on them.
  • To move the raft, click on the pole on the opposite side of the river.

Rules

  • Only 2 people can be on the raft at the same time
  • The Father cannot be left alone with either or both of the daughters without their Mother
  • The Mother cannot be left alone with either or both of the sons without their Father
  • The thief (the redhead in the striped shirt) cannot stay with any family member if the Policeman is not there — she gets violent
  • Only the adults (the Father, the Mother and the Policeman) know how to operate the raft

Click on the image below to start your trip.

River IQ Game

So go on give it a try and let me know how long did you take to get everybody across the river.

I have Gmail 2.0..what about you?

Hey me got the new version of Gmail…what about you all…??? Well to be sure if you have the latest version ..login to your Gmail account and look at the top right of the page and if you see a link for “Older Version,” that means you have the new Gmail!! Simple!!

Well let me explore as to what new features does version 2.0 has in store for us…well its much more faster, (most important reason why I just love Gmail) addition of features like mail prefetching – which means they prefetch messages in the current view, so when you open an email your browser doesn’t have to talk to Google’s server; it just displays the message….and then there is a different drop-down menu, a new contacts manager, some new keyboard shortcuts and the ability to bookmark specific messages and email searches.

To see detailed screen shots of the various pages and new features go here.

“Chupke se Aaye” – Atif again

Yes yes..I know..I m writing too much about music and songs…and yes it’s Atif again..can’t really help…he just keeps on churning out these lovely songs….and this one is called “Chupke se Aaye” but unfortunately just got to listen to the song…but couldn’t find the video..and really wanted people to listen to the song….but cant upload mp3 to YouTube 😦 ….so in my quest to let the world know of the song…came across a very helpful tool and thank God WordPress supports it. So here it is my first show on SplashCast..I jus love it. So all you Atif fans …say thanks to me….n enjoy!!! 🙂

[splashcast JTCX4170IC]

Artist:Atif Alsam
Album: Hangaami Halat
Song: Chupke se Aaye (Kyun Chor Gaye Raaste)

And people, specially girls, if you want get these lovely pictures of Atif, it’s all here.

Updated:

In the excitement of discovering SplashCast and getting this show done, I just forgot to discuss the beauty of this song “Chup se Aaye” (or is it Kyun Chor Gaye Raaste..anyway..what’s there in a name!!) from his unreleased album…I guess it’s titled “Hungaami Halat”.
Again, a mind blowing song by Atif Aslam. My God how does he write such great songs..anyone in love or not will definitely fall in love with his songs….for me..his songs just reflect my feelings…no wonder …..his songs are so close to my heart!!! And the lyrics…..uff…so heart-touching..just love them.. so here are the lyrics of Kyun Chor Gaye…..not lyrics should call them poetry… 🙂

Chupke se aaye yaad teri yahaan
Sirf main jaanoon tu hai kahaan kahaan

Hawa tum, nasha tum.
Meri raahaton ka pata tum
Mere aibon ko jo dhank de
Woh paak si rida tum

Kyun chor gaye raaste
Kabhi saath chale thhe jin pe

Kab tak bharoon khud mein junoon
Tum na milo toh kaise sahoon
Apni wafa pe hai toh yakeen
Tum saath na do toh kya main karoon

hooo hooo hoo hoo hoo
naaaa na nanaaa naaaa na nanaaa naaaa na nanaaa

Kyun chor gaye raaste
Kabhi saath chale thhe jin pe

iPhone – Live Demo

iPhone combines three products — a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, maps, and searching — into one small and lightweight handheld device. iPhone also introduces an entirely new user interface based on a large multi-touch display and pioneering new software, letting you control everything with just your fingers. It is supposed to usher in an era of software power and sophistication never before seen in a mobile device, completely redefining what you can do on a mobile phone.

Yes, we all have read and heard about it but here is the live demo of THE PHONE:

Real cool phone to have !!!

Hey I promise to be a good girl this year, so do I hear someone (I promise no pulling legs, laughing at all your PJs, however stupid and senseless they be, ooops..I take back my words) ready to gift it to me for Christmas, oh Christmas is too far off how about my B’day!! 😉