SearchWiki – Google Becoming Social

It’s just two days but may be already you noticed Google results coming with two buttons “promote” and “Remove”. What is that ?

Google launched SearchWiki at 20th November, they called “make search your own”.

Have you ever wanted to mark up Google search results? Maybe you’re an avid hiker and the trail map site you always go to is in the 4th or 5th position and you want to move it to the top. Or perhaps it’s not there at all and you’d like to add it. Or maybe you’d like to add some notes about what you found on that site and why you thought it was useful. Starting today you can do all this and tailor Google search results to best meet your needs.

SearchWiki lets user to put notes for links, and you can see other’s note by clicking “See all notes for this SearchWiki” at bottom of the search results page.

Quite interesting, Google going to take the market of digg/delicious ?

personal

চিরকূট

রঙীন চূড়ি কাঁচের গুঁড়ি
সূতোর প্যাঁচে মাঞ্জা,
ঘুড়ির ন্যাজে রাঙতা পাতা
লড়াই বড়াই পাঞ্জা –
তফাৎ ক’দিন, সামনে গুহো
বদর বদর ভাঞ্জা!

– ওমর ওসমান

[picture courtesy: flickr]

Misc

Baat Niklegi To Phir

Baat Niklegi To Phir…Door Talak Jayegi
(কথা বললে লোকমুখে দুরদুরান্তে ছড়াবেই)

Log Bewajah, Udasi Ka Sabab Poochenge
(লোকে অযথা জানতে চাইবে কেন তুমি উদাস ‌)

Yeh Bhi Poochenge, Ki Tum Itni Pareshan Kyun Ho
(জানতে চাইবে কিসে তোমার এত কষ্ট)

Ungliyan Uthengi, Sookhe Baalon Ki Taraf
(আঙুল তুলে বলবে কেন চুল শুষ্ক এলোমেলো )

Ek Nazar Dekhenge, Guzreh Huye Saalon Ki Taraf
(কেন বছর বছর কেন আমি এমন)

Chudiyon Pe Bhi, Kayi Tanz Kiye Jayenge
(এমন কি হাতের চুড়ি জোড়া, সেটাও তাদের আগ্রহের বিষয় হবে)

Kaapten Haathon Pe Bhi, Fikre Kase Jayenge
(হাত কাঁপতে খাকলে সেখানে তারা একটা অর্খ খুজে পাবে)

Log Zaalim Hai, Harek Baat Ka Taana Denge
(এই মানুষজন অমানুষ ‌, তুমি যাই বলো তারা তার পিছনে লাগবে)

Baaton Baaton Mein, Mera Zikr Bhi Le Aayenge (2)
(আড্ডায় আলোচনায় তোমাক নিয়ে মজা করবে)

Unki Baaton Ka Zara Sa Bhi Asar Mat Lena…
(এসব কখাবার্তা হয় আর পাত্তা দিও না)

Warna Chehre Ke Tasur Se Samajh Jayenge
(অথবা মুখ দেখে যা বোঝার বুঝে নিক)

Chahe Kuch Bhi Ho, Sawaalat Na Karna Unse (2)
(এরা যা করার করুক এদের সঙ্গে বিবাদ করো না)

Mere Baare Mein Koi Baat Na Karna Unse
(আমার এ কথা এদের বলো না)

Baat Niklegi To Phir…Door Talak Jayegi
(কথা বললে সেটা লোকমুখে দুরদুরান্তে ছড়াবেই)

Baat Niklegi To Phir, by Jagjit Singh.

Lyrics: Kafeel Azar
Singer: Jagjit Singh

Baat Niklegi To Phir

microsoft, Misc

Don’t mention it’s Vista!

Did you hear about “new” operating system from microsoft named “Mojave”?

Microsoft last week traveled to San Francisco, rounding up Windows XP users who had negative impressions of Vista. The subjects were put on video, asked about their Vista impressions, and then shown a “new” operating system, code-named Mojave. More than 90 percent gave positive feedback on what they saw. Then they were told that “Mojave” was actually Windows Vista. (CNET)

Lately, probably a ‘cool’ suggestion would be ‘why not test drive a hackintosh‘… to forget, at least, vista experience!!

The-Savvy

Sachalayatan And The “Ban”

Recent rumor is Sachalayatan, a Bangla group blog banned by Bangladdesh government. It’s true no one from Bangladesh could access sachalayatan.com.

I tried ping, and it’s worked fine.

No doubt only some port, probably only ’80’ port blocked (DNS works fine). You can access (those from Bangladesh) all other ports, and won’t get any more “The connection has timed out”.

Try yourself: http://www.sachalayatan.com:2086/

Solution from sachalayatan is very much simple, change your apache port from 80 to something else.

Question is, who blocked this ‘port’ therefore sachalayatan.com ? May by BTTB (BTCL), newspapers said BTTB refuse to comment anything about sachalayatan.

Big question, is it done by sachalayatan itself? They off course could done this to get media publicity by filtering only IP’s from Bangladesh. This “Sachalayatan blocked” news could publicize them well as recent ‘freedom fighter’ issues involved. However, nothing confirmed, and there is no reason to claim something without knowing exactly what happened or happening.

Whoever blocked, no one from Bangladesh could access sachalayatan directly, people browsing them by using online proxies and/or other way out there.

UPDATE
Sachalayatan not blocking themself, confirmed. It’s good to know that they are not the culprit but it’s indicating something unfortunate issues!

BTTCL down at this moment since 2 AM BDT either because of submarine cable disconnected or for some unknown ‘upgrade’!!

ADDITION [18 July, 2008 11:30 PM]:

A little test to understand the problem not at Sachalayatan end:

Try to visit:
1. http://www.sachalayatan.com/
2. https://www.sachalayatan.com/~sachalay/ (accept the SSL warning)

(1) and (2) serving from same server and locate same page. If you can’t access (1) but can access (2) what that means? No IP filtered and no technical fault from sachalayatan server, the problem reside at the middle of your connection (BTCL).

Meghdut – Let’s Face It!

Localization and translation of Meghdut was paused, let’s face it, due to lack of translator. Off course we not forget all those contribution and thanks a trillion to who worked hard and spent hundreds of hours to translate wordpress strings to Bangla.

And yes, we’re almost there, very few left, from a dedicated point of view.

It’s time for warm up, say ‘Dude, Meghdut rocks, let’s play!’ Jocking ;D

Ok, before we jump to sky, we are laying down the plan, both for localization of wordpress and a community powered by wordpress mu. Stay tuned. Thanks.