Sunday, October 24, 2004

Gmail Galore

All gmail users will definitely benefit from this website. It collects news from around the Internet on Gmail. Issues like privacy, new gmail features and their analysis and opinions and editorials on gmail are all discussed in detail. But I don't think all the fuss about privacy will actually put off people hunting around for an invite. Heck, some are even selling gmail invites on Orkut.

8 comments:

Sikander said...

Can anyone please help me out here, I wanted to know how I can add a fancy signature to my hotmail or Gmail account like all these other people have, what do I have to do? I've got a .png image which i would like to set as my signature! Can anyone help me out please. Thank You!

Rafay Bin Ali said...

I dont think there is a way to do that. I tried to look for it on the web as well and found sites that had tips and tricks on how to make a PNG signature appear in GMAIL. I tried most of them but didnt work for me.

BTW, if you do find a way to do it, please do tell me as well
Thanks

Khurram said...

People looking for GMail invites should check out this site. They provide a spooler, where you can submit your email address, and get an invite on a first come, first served basis.

Hammad said...

"Sorry, there are currently not enough invites available to fill this request. Please check back later"

The message appeared on the site after I submitted my email..... isnt it quite annoying if a person is hoped to get the BIG THING for free, and sometime later he come to know that , the BIG THING was not made for him/her.....(i am he)

So, people out there can anyone help me by simply invite me as I managed the one of Orkut.com . Indeed i can invite you on orkut If you invite me on Gmail... thanks

Signing me out disoppointly....

HELP: Dear spider.tm how can i post a topic on this Blog...?

thanks

Zunaira said...

I'm keeping membership to this blog restricted for now. If there is a post you are interested in publishing, email me and I can fit it here, if its useful. :~)

Anonymous said...

We can hope than many people will use this software.

Gianfranco Ramoser voxan

Usman Shahzada said...

G-Messenger or Hello whats gonna be the name of GOOGLE'S Instant messenger.

SHA said...

I know this is not related but since I dont have access to the blog,all I can do is post in a comment so here goes:

The following problem just happened
All of a sudden most of the fonts in Windows XP have become italic.Even the song names in Winamp are italic.What i want to know(if anyone can tell) is why this has happened and because of what.I have not played with any of the font settings of windows.I did a search on google on this and came up with just one relevant site but that also didn't have the answer.Please help asap.

Secondly I got these two great emails that I would like to share.

1)

A Cool Conversation on Hijab!

"I'm so tired"
"Tired of what?"


"Of all these people judging me."
"Who judged you?"


"Like that woman, every time I sit with her, she tells me to wear
hijab."
"Oh, hijab and music! The mother of all topics!"


"Yeah! I listen to music without hijab.haha!"
"Maybe she was just giving you advice."


"I don't need her advice. I know my religion. Can't she mind her own business?"
"Maybe you misunderstood. She was just being nice."


"Keeping out of my business, that would be nice..."
"But it's her duty to encourage you do to good."


"Trust me. That was no encouragement. And what do you mean 'good' ?"
"Well, wearing hijab, that would be a good thing to do."


"Says who?"
"It's in the Qur'an, isn't it?"


"Yes. She did quote me something."
"She said Surah Nur, and other places of the Qur'an."


"Yes, but it's not a big sin anyway. H elping peop le and praying is more important."
"True. But big things start with small things."


"That's a good point, but what you wear is not important. What's important is to have a good healthy heart."
"What you wear is not important?"


"That's what I said."
"Then why do you spend an hour every morning fixing up?"


"What do you mean?"
"You spend money on cosmetics, not to mention all the time you spend on fixing your hair and low-carb dieting."


"So?"
"So, your appearance IS important."


"No. I said wearing hijab is not an important thing in religion."
"If it's not an important thing in religion, why is it mentioned in the Holy Qur'an?"


"You know I can't follow all that's in Qur'an."
"You mean God tells you something to do, you disobey and then it's OK?"


"Yes. God is forgiving."
"God is forgiving to those who repent and do not repeat their
mistakes."


"Says who?" < BR>"Says the same book that tells you to cover."


"But I don't like hijab, it limits my freedom."
"But the lotions, lipsticks, mascara and other cosmetics set you free?!
What's your definition of freedom anyway?"


"Freedom is in doing whatever you like to do."
"No. Freedom is in doing the right thing, not in doing whatever we wish to do."


"Look! I've seen so many people who don't wear hijab and are nice people, and so many who wear hijab and are bad people."
"So what? There are people who are nice to you but are alcoholic. Should we all be alcoholics? You made a stupid point."


"I don't want to be an extremist or a fanatic. I'm OK the way I am without hijab."
"Then you are a secular fanatic. An extremist in disobeying God."


"You don't get it, if I wear hijab, who would marry me?!"
"So all these people with hijab never get married?!"


"Okay! Wha t if I get married and my husband doesn't l i ke it? And wants me to remove it?"
"What if your husband wants you to go out with him on a bank robbery?!"


"That's irrelevant, bank robbery is a crime."
"Disobeying your Creator is not a crime?"


"But then who would hire me?"
"A company that respects people for who they are."


"Not after 9-11"
"Yes. After 9-11. Don't you know about Hanan who just got into med school? And the other one, what was her name, the girl who always wore a white hijab.ummm."


"Yasmeen?"
"Yes. Yasmeen. She just finished her MBA and is now interning for GE."


"Why do you reduce religion to a piece of cloth anyway?"
"Why do you reduce womanhood to high heals and lipstick colors?"


"You didn't answer my question."
"In fact, I did. Hijab is not just a piece of cloth. It is obeying God in a difficult environment. It is courage, faith in action, and true womanhood. But your short sleeves, tight pants."

"That's called 'fashion', you live in a cave or something? Fi rst
of all, hijab was founded by men who wanted to control women."
"Really? I did not know men could control women by hijab."


"Yes. That's what it is."
"What about the women who fight their husbands to wear hijab? And women in France who are forced to remove their hijab by men? What do you say about that?"


"Well, that's different."
"What difference? The woman who asked you to wear hijab.she was a woman, right?"


"Right, but."
"But fashions that are designed and promoted by male-dominated corporations, set you free? Men have no control on exposing women and using them as a commodity?! Give me a break!"


"Wait, let me finish, I was saying."
"Saying what? You think that men control women by hijab?"


"Yes."
"Specifically how?"


"By te lling women how and what to wear, dummy!"
"Doesn't TV, magazines and movies tell you what t o wear, and how to be 'attractive'?"


"Of course, it's fashion."
"Isn't that control? Pressuring you to wear what they want you to wear?"


Silence
"Not just controlling you, but also controlling the market."


"What do you mean?"
"I mean, you are told to look skinny and anorexic like that woman on the cover of the magazine, by men who design those magazines and sell those products."


"I don't get it. What does hijab have to do with products."
"It has everything to do with that. Don't you see? Hijab is a threat to consumerism, women who spend billions of dollars to look skinny and live by standards of fashion designed by men.and then here is Islam, saying trash all that nonsense and focus on your soul, not on your looks, and do not worry what men think of your looks."


"Like I don't have to buy hijab? Isn't hijab a product?"
"Yes, it is. It is a product that sets you free from male-dominated consumer ism ."


"Stop lecturing me! I WILL NOT WEAR HIJAB! It is awkward, outdated, and totally not suitable for this societ y ... Moreover, I am only 20 and too young to wear hijab!"
"Fine. Say that to your Lord, when you face Him on Judgment Day."


"Fine."
"Fine."


Silence
"Shut up and I don't want to hear more about hijab niqab schmijab
Punjab !"


Silence.

She stared at the mirror, tired of arguing with herself all this time. Successful enough, she managed to shut the voices in her head, with her own opinions triumphant in victory on the matter, and a final modern decision accepted by the society, rejected by the Faith:

Yes to curls or blowed dried hair, no to hijab


2)


At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated "If GM had kept up with the technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating: If GM had developed technology like Microsoft we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Only one person at a time could use the car unless you bought "CarNT," but then you would have to buy more seats.

6. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive but would only run on five percent of the roads.

7. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "General Protection Fault" warning light.

8. New seats would force everyone to have the same-sized butt.

9. The airbag system would ask "are you sure?" before deploying.

10. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you
simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

11. GM would require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of Rand McNally road maps (Now a GM subsidiary), even though they neither need nor want them. Attempting to delete this option would immediately cause the cars performance to diminish by 50% or more. Moreover, GM would become a target for
investigation by the Justice Dept.

12. Every time GM introduced a new car, buyers would have to learn to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

13.You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.