Free domain and DNS

Get a cool, simple and FREE CO.CC domain! CO.CC supports for CNAME, A, MX, NS records. CO.CC supports free DNS services. Does this sound like mumbo-jumbo? It just means that you can get your own own web address like www.yourname.co.cc and email address like anything@yourname.co.cc using Google Apps. CO.CC supports Google Apps, Windows live, Blogger, Wordpress, Zetaboards and Tistory.

Domain Mapping is the process of pointing a registered domain name to a blog or website. Domain mapping is more than domain forwarding, because your permalinks and URL contain the address of your domain (www.yourname.co.cc), and not a sub-domain (yourname.blogspot.com). You can now use your own custom domain with your blog or customized services and you can create customized email accounts.

India's largest interactive online TV Guide

All Indian channels in one page with email and sms reminders: that is ZipAZap. It has over 300 Indian TV and Radio Channels are available at least 7 days in advance. There are options for e-mail and sms reminders and so from now onwards don’t worry about missing your favorite soap or cinema. You can carry all your favorite programs wherever you go through their mobile link at http://wap.zipazap.com.

I rarely find time to sit much time in front of the idiot box. But for me and for others who would want to keep up to date with the latest happenings in the television industry; the official blog is much helpful. I have subscribed the rss feeds of that blog and put sms reminders of my favorite programs on Discovery Channel. My feature request is a single feed for all my favorite programs from all the channels

Meebo sidebar panel

I wanted my GTalk as a sidebar panel in my Opera browser and tried to load the GTalk gadget. But unfortunately it is not working :-( So I thought Meebo will work instead and put the iphone version found here as the sidebar widget. It works great in Opera's sidebar panel and I'm sure it will work in firefox too.

Hockey - our national sport?

I'm definitely not a sports enthusiast and it is only with the curiosity of a lay person interested in facts that I wonder what is and should be the criteria for selecting a national sport. Hockey has always been considered the national sport of India. It truly deserved that status near the time of Indian independence. In the present time cricket has undoubtedly captured the Indian minds and I believe that those who gave that status to hockey; if were alive today will consider of awarding it to cricket.

I don't think that there is anybody there to blame for the degradation of hockey in the hearts of the Indian populace, but just that change is the law of nature and is inevitable. The sport further suffered massive setback in the popular opinion after the team failed to qualify in the Olympics. I think it inappropriate to award the status of a national sport based on the past glory alone. If the popular opinion is what matters in the criteria; the deserving sport is obvious!

Will social networks be replaced by blogs and their feeds?

It is so easy for a lay person to create a personal blog and be in touch with family and friends. If the aim of social networks is just to help to socialize in cyberworld, a personal blog exactly does the same thing! I had to create a link with all my web 2.0 links on a separate tab, so that my friends can trace me in all those sites. The feeds from profile aggregators like Profilactic or MyBloglog serves the purpose of this unification to a certain extent. But then there are many such profile aggregators which again fails to serve the purpose of aggregation in a common platform.

Then the argument is about sharing pictures, videos and other personal stuff and websites like Youtube, Flickr and other web 2.0 sites serve that purpose. But a personal blog is needed to combine all those services in a single interface and to share the contents in an organized manner. The use of these services is limited to storage of specific media or files online for a final output in a personal blog. RSS/Atom feeds are ideal to share and to keep updated about recent activites. I wish all my friends had their own personal blogs and I can pull all their feeds in just a single click in my google reader instead of logging on separately to Orkut, Facebook, Hi5 etc.

Plight of a medico!

I came across this interesting read in Rxpg.


It depicts the plight of an average Indian medico victimized by the current political apathy and policies.


My Medical Mnemonics

I have started a new blog called MnemonicsMD at http://mnemonicsmd.blogspot.com. I'll be posting my medical mnemonics as and when I come up with any. Though there are other readymade sources for medical mnemonics, I think it is better to come up with our own to retain in memory for a longer time. Though I make some good mnemonics and note them down in a notebook, I don't find them when I need it as there are many notebooks and I sometimes might misplace them. This blog will serve as an online notebook for my medical mnemonics and hope some others might find it useful as well. Please send in your comments.


Please visit http://doctor82.blogspot.com for more contents



Pubmed search made easier

Pubmed is a premier source for biomedical researchers. PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources. Gopubmed.org allows you to search pubmed in easier and faster way and helps to sort out the information. GoPubMed doesn't rank, the user does!

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