[Tip] Block Yourself from Facebook Unless you have Notifications Pending

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Facebook is a great way to connect with friends from school and college. It is also a great way to keep track of what is happening in the lives of people you know. But most people generate very little useful information on Facebook. I often find 90% of the updates on Facebook being a waste […]

Online Tool to Help You Pronounce Names Correctly with Audio Files

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Posted: 23 Oct 2012 10:50 AM PDT The internet has brought the world closer. Today I have friends who are from different countries and different cultures. Usually with my friends in Europe or the US, I do not have any issues communicating with them, because English being a common language. But my name is not […]

Three ways to tell if a .NET Assembly is Strongly Named (or has Strong Name)

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Here are several convenient ways to tell whether a .NET assembly is strongly named. (English language note: I assume the form “strongly named” is preferred over “strong named” since that’s the form used in the output of the sn.exe tool shown immediately below.) Towards the end, this post discusses use of Strong Names with Silverlight. Then in the […]

Send Free SMS Directly from your Gmail Chat

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Gmail has introduced a new feature that allows users to send free SMS directly from the Gmail chat window. As I logged into my account today, I saw a pop-up alerting me to the new feature. How Gmail’s Free SMS works: Previously we could send SMS to other users from our contact list. This feature […]

Use Indian Languages like Hindi, Marathi and Tamil with Gmail

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Today, Gmail has expanded the number of languages it supports. The list is over 100 languages. It has also allowed virtual keyboards for using non-latin languages. Languages written in different scripts like Hindi, Marathi, Tamil and Gujrati are very popular in India. Gmail allows users to switch with a single click. How it works: Just […]