Mysterious Comment Spam in Bin-Co

I am used to spam by now. You find it everywhere – emails, blogs comments, entire sites are spam. But all have one factor in common – it must benefit the poster in some way. Now I have come across a new breed of spam that is forcing me to re-evaluate my beliefs. I get […]

Del.icio.us having problems…

Remember the problems with google? Right after that I notice another site with problems – del.icio.us. The main page shows this error message… What is happening? What are you favorite conspiracy theories about these sudden outages? The tubes got flooded? American elections impact on the interwebs? I think it is Microsoft’s fault. Somehow.

Google Problems…

Google seems to be having some problems – people are getting logged out of their gtalk chat from gmail accounts. I was not able to recreate this error. But I noticed that it is taking very long for the home page(www.google.com) to respond. Unnaturally long. Anyway, it seems to be working fine now. And the […]

Top 5 Features Missing from Digg

Some features missing from Digg – tagging, bookmarking, better feed, new story discovery option and link to external services. read more

Got Tata Broadband

I got the Tata broadband connection yesterday – that was fast. I was expecting at least one week wait before getting the connection. Timeline Aug 25, Fri – Took the connection, paid for it. Aug 26, Sat – Tata phoned to confirm the address/phone number etc. Aug 27, Sun – Holiday(?) Aug 28, Mon – […]

A Broadband Connection in Cochin, Kerala – Tata, BSNL and Asianet

I have decided to take a broadband connection after slaving so long under a dialup. I have not got it yet, but I have booked it(I have even payed for it). The connection I am taking is 128kbps, Unlimited bandwidth and unlimited time from Tata(VSNL). Since I don’t know who good the connection is, I […]

Google Maps Updated – Cochin Included

I know that this is kinda old news for most of you – but as they say, better late than never. Google Maps have been updated. I think that Google Earth(Application) had this resolution earlier – but they only recently updated Google Maps(the online version. If you don’t know what Google Earth/Map is, it is […]

Blog Ban Lifted

The blog ban has been lifted. Indian ISPs are slowly responding to the DoT’s order that all the sites not in the provided list must be made accessable. By now most of the ISP have allowed access to the blocked sites. The good news is that it was an accident – a stupid accident, by […]

Indian ISPs Block blogspot, geocities and Typepad

I heard some bad news about Indian ISPs blocking many sites – namely blogspot.com, geocities.com and Typepad.com. I have tried to access my site http://binnyva.blogspot.com using three different ISPs – but I cannot get a connection to it.