Movies time.

Well what have I achieved this week? I really don’t know. Ah yes besides I just bought two Dvd movies, guess the title? Munich and the Origins of the Da Vinci Code. I am so excited and yeah would watch it later tonight. Yes I know Da Vinci Code hasn’t, been released yet. Mind you this is not a cam correlation ;) .
munichda vinci

Well yeah and also I am busy still with projects, although I dedicate some quality time for myself. I miss the internet and blogging this week.

Blogging Holiday.

Well as I said on monday, I have been very busy of recent, with lots of things coming into my way and taking my time. I have a handful number of designs, I am doing, plus school projects and also my new addiction to the tv series LOST. I apologise to daily visitors for the lack of regular blog entries this week, in fact I would call it a blogging holiday week.

Well I would blog on the usual techie stuff when I go back home (currently blogging from school), and well my Valentine day was sortof special, just me and myself enjoying a good night rest. Imagine that!! How better can it be? Don’t go there ;) . By the way happy Valentine to all those who happen to be indirectly or directly engaged in the past special moments of their life. Anyway stay tuned…….

Journal Roundup. Issue #4.

Here is the roundup of what I covered last week. It came out today monday but I am gonna back date it to sunday. I was just a little bit too busy.

6th February 2006

A busy weekend. Under Personals and site updates.
Working on this blogs pages, a little about what is going on etc……

7th February 2006

Newsvine Invites to give out. Under Tech
I had Newsvine invites, and I still have more to give out.

Kazey Journal featured. Under General Stuffs
Kazey Journal got featured as the blog of the week in another blog.

8th February 2006

Does the right to freedom of speech justify printing the Danish cartoons? Under World.
When one person’s liberty collides with another’s values, there is no clear occupant of the moral high ground.

9th February 2006

Web 2.0 craze infects online music. Under Tech and software .
Featuring Songbird 0.1, yet another product of the evolving craze in the web2.0 world has just been released.

10th February 2006

Google is venturing into web hosting? Under Tech, marketing Business, and E-commerce .
A rumour spreading around the net pointing in the direction towards Googles possibility in venturing into web hosting is streghtened by Googles new ICANN license

Now you can talk in Gmail. Under Tech
Google introduced Google talk within Gmail client, and I was lucky to have hands on before it dissapeared again.

Google Adsense tips for blogs. Under Tech
Google unveils adsense tips for the blogging industry.

12th February 2006

12 year old visit’s jail for making a joke
. under CRAZY NEWS
Do you know that you can go to jail in the US for making a nasty joke in public or in school? Now to me that really does sound ridiculous especially when the joke is coming from a 12 year old kid.

12 year old visit’s jail for making a joke.

Do you know that you can go to jail in the US for making a nasty joke in public or in school? Now to me that really does sound ridiculous especially when the joke is coming from a 12 year old kid.

A 12-year-old Aurora boy who said he brought powdered sugar to school for a science project this week has been charged with a felony for possessing a look-alike drug, Aurora police have confirmed

The arrest was triggered by two other boys who asked if the bag contained cocaine after he showed it to them in the bathroom. He joked that it was cocaine, before telling them, “just kidding,” but well it landed him in jail after the custodian of the school reported to the police.


Comments:
I really do not understand why making a joke can land you in jail. US boast so much for having a very indulgent system, blessed with freedom and opportunity, but yet they are the worst at handling a simple joke coming from a 12 year old. How pathetic.

The full news story can be read here under Boy charged with felony for carrying sugar.

Google Adsense tips for blogs.

google adsenseAs Google support team claims and I quote “Blogging is near and dear to our hearts here at Inside AdSense. We know you want to get the most out of those posts – but how do you do it? “, and I must say Google really is in love with blogging. Google does have 15 corporate natured blogs, which is quite a number from just one company.

Now back to what I was actually going to blog about, this love of Google for blogs and bloggers led them to release a very helpful adsense placement map for bloggers to aid them in getting a better CTR(Click through rate). Well I would consider implementing the side ad unit which I am yet to implement on my blog soon. For further reading you might as well want to read the full content here.
google ad tips

Now you can talk in Gmail.

gmailGoogle finally released its much awaited chat platform within its e-mail web client Gmail. I think it is a cool feature. Ajax is really making the web frontier a fun place to be.

gtalk

It comes featured with:-

1. Chat
Allows you to send instant messages from directly within Gmail. When you go to your inbox, you’ll be online.

2. Status
Allows you to see when others are online and let them know when you’re online, away, busy, tired, whatever.

3. History
Your Chats can be just like your emails. You can Save them, search for them–never lose important chats again.

So Yahoo messenger users, give it a taught, Google really does deserve your patronage. I mean what else do you need to convince you, that Google can do it better? jocking

Well but nevertheless, we can’t forget features like launchcast, message archives etc. In fact yahoo does it better still. Google is just been sleek with the use of Ajax on its presence. So Yahoo loyals, you can still stick with yahoo. Google hasn’t won just yet. By the way, how about msn messenger users? argh well you also have a better featured client, ah yes.

Google is venturing into web hosting?

gmailGoogle is now an ICANN-accredited registrar of domain names.

According to a hint by Garett Rogers who experimented some GMail codes, there is a possibility that Google is introducing, a powerful way for anybody who owns a domain to utilize GMail as a mail server, not just a client. This I think is a possible battle, against the fruitlessly msn introduced Windows Live Custom Domains under its Windows live ideas project.

windows domain live

There is also a rumour that Google is thinking of venturing into domain and web hosting, which points to the direction of another possible competition with Yahoo yet again, after its victory over Web Search engines.

The question is, how far would Google go, to secure the king of the internet title?

What would be Google’s next step?

Web 2.0 craze infects online music.

Songbird 0.1, yet another product of the evolving craze in the web2.0 world has just been released.

Songbird is a Web player built from Firefox’s browser engine, which plays the Web without leaving the web. Songbird can view Web pages, while presenting an impressive futuristic play, save and downloading feature. It doesn’t just end there; it has all the features you would expect in a desktop media player.

It also promises a feature that allows authors to be able to publish play lists and transfer MP3s which also allows author’s, the ability to build digital music stores like eMusic, music subscription services like Yahoo! Music Unlimited, virtual jamming services like Ninjam, playlist sharing services like WebJay and more.

Songbird is open source, and runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and supports user contributed, cross-platform extensions. Quite Impressive right?

So what are you waiting for? Check it out. By the way I am yet to install it myself after downloading it a while ago.
songbird

Does the right to freedom of speech justify printing the Danish cartoons?

When one person’s liberty collides with another’s values, there is no clear occupant of the moral high ground.

When it comes to ethical conduct in regards to any issue, what makes an action right and wrong is the principle inherent in the action. If an action is done from a sense of duty, if the principle of the action can be universalised, then the action is right. Although, it is essentially impossible for all people to share the same applied eithics in details and thus applying certain ethical rule to conclude to the subject at hand is not fair. Morality is questioned again.

Therefore as rightly said by Gary Younge a columnist at the Guardian in regards to freedom of speech and I quote :

But the right to freedom of speech equates to neither an obligation to offend nor a duty to be insensitive. There is no contradiction between supporting someone’s right to do something and condemning them for doing it.

A full debated write up between Philip Hensher and Gary Younge, both columnists, in regards to the subject at hand can be read here.
Does the right to freedom of speech justify printing the Danish cartoons?

Also you wouldnt want to miss an update on the issue in regards to the printing of a related but differently targetted comic?
Danish paper rejected Jesus cartoons

Newsvine Invites to give out.

NewsvineI have 20 Newsvine invites to give out, if you are interested, just comment so.

Newsvine is a collaborative, social news site. Like other sites, Newsvine shows major news publications. The beauty of it is that, readers can comment on news items, which creates an avenue for interactive discussion, it also comes with a chat feature.

Tagging feature is also not left out. Any user can bookmark a news piece (or any web page) with a tag such as “sports” or “Iraq” and it will become available at Newsvine under the URL newsvine.com/[TAG]. This is very good technique with Search engines in mind. This allows you to be able to go straight to the news using the link with the tag respectively.

Newsvine uses a voting system, like Digg, to determine how relevant given news item is. Its quiet impressively packed with lots of features, and membership is strictly by invitation.

It is unlike Digg in many ways, because currently Digg is flooded with kids that think they are the law makers there. They hate blogs too. Come to think of it, Maybe another Digg site with blogs in mind, would be a great idea.

At Newsvine, you can read breaking news from around the world, write your own articles, and publish links from across the web directly to your column. You’ll also keep ad revenue from all traffic your pages generate. You are also given a domain name for yourself (yourname.newsvine.com). Mine is http://kazey.newsvine.com.