Crazy Idea

Gmail for other domains
February 14, 2006, 4:34 am
Filed under: howto

I now understand the significance of google offering gmail for domains. at first I thought that this was a good way to monetize stuff. But only after using the chat feature in gmail just now did I realize how this would make gmail a very good collaboration tool for corporations. Imagine having the capability to chat with people in the same gmail ui where you have all your contacts. That would be really cool as long as I can have multiple conversations. If we add voice chat to the gmail interface, then we will have a full featured service. Given that skype is allowing for conferencing facility in a pc for upto 10 contacts, if gmail voice chat can replicate such a feature and integrate it into the same ui, that would be the ultimate!


Adobe Acrobat Reader tip
February 11, 2006, 5:16 pm
Filed under: howto

Just a note for myself,

While pasting a code snippet from Agile Web Development with Rails, noticed that I was getting the line number info too. AcrobatReader does NOT give the whitespace(WYSIWYG) in between the lineNumber info and the actual code while copying. I didn’t want to bother with deleting this info by hand(or by macro), so I tried keeping the ALT button pressed and then did a COLUMN/RECTANGLE copy. This feature is available in the MS-OFFICE product suite and it was good to know that acrobat reader(6.0) has the same feature.