Sunday, January 28, 2007

This day in history: 28th January

1986: Explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.

On this day in 1986, the U.S. space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after its liftoff from Florida, killing all seven aboard, including a schoolteacher who was the first private citizen to fly on a shuttle.

Congress created the U.S. Coast Guard by combining the Revenue Cutter Service with the U.S. Lifesaving Service.

American painter Jackson Pollock, a leading exponent of Abstract Expressionism who received widespread publicity and serious recognition for the radical poured, or “drip,” technique he used to create his major works, was born.

Russian novelist and short-story writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky died in St. Petersburg.


French writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette was born in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye.

The French capital, Paris, fell following a four-month siege during the Franco-German War.


King Henry VII of England, who succeeded in ending the Wars of the Roses, was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales.


Charlemagne, ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, died at Aachen (Germany).

from encyclopedia britannica

Send free unlimited international SMS

This is a Plugin for Yahoo! Widgets which allows you to send unlimited number of international SMS for free......

It has been tested for the following countries:
(Netherlands,TURKEY,germany,hungary,india,Belgium, Brazil,Greece,Algeria,Serbia...)

In india it is working well with BSNL and Hutch.....

How to use it Properly:

  1. Download the file
  2. Extract contents to a folder
  3. Install Yahoo Widget Engine
  4. Open the SMS.widget with Yahoo Widget engine
  5. You should now have a box which looks like the box in the screenshot
  6. Right click the box and goto Widget Preferences
  7. In settings enter a email address and your cell/mobile number
  8. Set the operator to international if you are not in USA or Canada
  9. Save the settings
  10. To send a message, enter the cell number in the box, or you can click the dropdown box and click add entry to save a number for future
  11. Enter your message in the message box
  12. Set the Mode to International if you aren't in USA or Canada
  13. Click send

You only have to go through all that once, next time, all you have to do is enter a phone number and your message, then click send...

The link is

I'll update it to something more permanant in some time ..

These Indian networks are supported:
  • ADIL - Haryana
  • ADIL - Rajasthan
  • ADIL - UP(E)
  • Aircel - Tamil Nadu
  • Airtel - Karnataka (Bharti)
  • Airtel - Orissa
  • Airtel Bharti Cellular - Kerala
  • Barakhamba - AP
  • Barakhamba - Chennai
  • Barakhamba - Karnataka
  • Bharti - AP (Airtel)
  • Bharti - Punjab
  • Bharti Cellular - Delhi
  • Bharti Cellular - Gujarat
  • Bharti Cellular - Haryana
  • Bharti Cellular - Maharashtra
  • Bharti Cellular - MP
  • Bharti Cellular - Mumbai
  • Bharti Cellular - Tamilnadu
  • Bharti Cellular - UP(W)
  • Bharti Mobinet (Skycell)-Chennai
  • Bharti Mobitel - Kolkata
  • Bharti Telenet - HP
  • BPL Mobile Cellular (Kerala)
  • BPL Mobile Cellular (Maharashtra)
  • BPL Mobile Comm (Mumbai)
  • BSNL - Andhra Pradesh
  • BSNL - Assam
  • BSNL - Bihar
  • BSNL - Chennai
  • BSNL - Gujarat
  • BSNL - Haryana
  • BSNL - Himachal Pradesh
  • BSNL - J&K
  • BSNL - Karnataka
  • BSNL - Kerala
  • BSNL - Kolkata
  • BSNL - Maharashtra
  • BSNL - Mathya Pradesh
  • BSNL - NE
  • BSNL - Orissa
  • BSNL - Punjab
  • BSNL - Rajastan
  • BSNL - Tamilandu
  • BSNL - UP(E)
  • BSNL - UP(W)
  • BSNL - West Bengal
  • BTA Cellcom - MP
  • C-DOT - Delhi
  • C-DOT - Kolkata
  • Escorts Telecom - HP
  • Escorts Telecom - Rajasthan
  • Escorts Telecom - UP(E)
  • Fascel - Gujarat (Hutchenson)
  • Fascel Limited
  • Hexacom (Oasis)-NE
  • Hexacom (Oasis)-Rajasthan
  • Hutchinson - Karnataka
  • Hutchinson East (Usha Martin-Kolkata)
  • Hutchison Essar (Sterling-Delhi)
  • Hutchison Essar Telecom
  • Hutchison Max (Orange)-Mumbai
  • Hutchison Max Telecom (Orange)
  • Idea Cellular
  • IDEA Cellular (Gujurat)
  • IDEA Cellular (Maharastra)
  • IDEA Cellular (New Delhi)
  • IDEA Mobile Comm - Haryana
  • IDEA Mobile Comm - Kerala
  • IDEA Mobile Comm - Upwest
  • Koshika - Bihar
  • Koshika - Orissa
  • Koshika - UP(E)
  • Koshika - UP(W)
  • MTNL - Delhi
  • MTNL - Mumbai
  • Reliance Internet Serv - Kolkata (CDMA)
  • Reliance Telecom - Assam (CDMA)
  • Reliance Telecom - Bihar (CDMA)
  • Reliance Telecom - HP (CDMA)
  • Reliance Telecom - Maharastra (CDMA)
  • Reliance Telecom - MP (CDMA)
  • Reliance Telecom - NE (CDMA)
  • Reliance Telecom - Orissa (CDMA)
  • Reliance Telecom - Punjab (CDMA)
  • Reliance Telecom - WB (CDMA)
  • RPG Cellular - Chennai
  • Spice Commns - Karnataka
  • Spice Commns - Punjab
  • Tata Cellular - AP

For other countries visit :

Enjoy SMSing...
Good Day

Multiple Homepages in Internet Explorer 7

Yes,Its possible to have multiple homepages in IE7 instead of just one.
When you're at a page that you wanmt to add to your homepage list, click the down arrow next to the homepage icon.
You'll be asked whether you want to set the page as your only homepage or add it to your "list of homepages"

Still sounds funny to me... What do we actually have this for. Liek a change-my-handset-everyday-dude,is it there for us to show-off what all pages have adorned my HOME in IE7 ... '


It so happens that you can also manage this from internet options.

The Go Button Annoyance in FireFox 2

The "Go" button is now (irritatingly) merged with the location bar.
Of what good it is,anyway?
All u need to do to make it go away is set browser.urlbar.hideGoButton to TRUE..

And you're done ..

An eternal vacation...

Someone around you recently got an automated response after reporting a phishing attempt to HSBC.

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It contained the line

"i will be out of the office starting 05/10/2006 and will not return until 17/07/2050."

A 44 year vacation?
No wonder bank jobs are so much in demand!