Google Blog Hacked?

Believe it or not, the Google blog is hacked by simply guessing the password.
I am yet to believe it.

see the screenshot.

google blog hacked

via Digg

Update: The blog was not hacked rather mistakenly deleted by blogger and now google blog is back

Another Google acquisition

Google has acquired @Last Software, the makers of Sketchup. Sketchup is a tool for creating, viewing, and modifying 3D ideas.

I am just wondering where the list of this aquistion ends up. Look at the list of all (almost) companies acquired by Google.

Measure Map
dMarc Broadcasting
Reqwireless, Inc.
Akwan Information Technologies
Ignite Logic
Genius Labs
Applied Semantics
Neotonic Software
Pyra Labs

Any idea, who is next?

Configure your own VPN with Hamachi

I don't know if I am late to know about this amazing software but today I come across Hamachi. With Hamachi you can organize two or more computers with an Internet connection into their own virtual network for direct secure communication.
Hamachi is a UDP-based virtual private networking system. Its peers utilize the help of a 3rd node called mediation server to locate each other and to boot strap the connection between themselves. The connection itself is direct and once it's established no traffic flows through our servers.

There are more than 785,000 users worldwide using Hamachi. It's fast, secure and simple. It is also free.

You just need to download and install the hamachi. It is currently available for Windows 2000/XP and Linux operating systems

Download and configure Hamachi.

Find your invisible buddy

Find out if your friend is really offline or pretending to be offline. If your friend is logged in Yahoo Messenger as invisible, you can find him out by using any of these methods.

First Method: Doodle Method

  • Double Click on the user whose status you want to check.
  • A message window will open.
  • Click IMVironment button, select See all IMVironments, select Yahoo! Tools or Interactive Fun, and click on Doodle.
  • The last step and the most important step. After loading the Doodle IMVironment, there will be two possibilities.

    a) If the user is offline, the Doodle area will show "waiting for your friend to load Doodle" continuously.

    b) If the user is online (in invisible mode), after few seconds (it can take up to one minute, depending on connection speed), you will get a blank page. So the user is online!

Second Method: Voice Chat Method

  • Double Click on the user whose status you want to check.
  • Click on "Voice" icon on the toolbar, or select "Contact" menu and select "Enable Voice Chat" .
  • The deciding part... there are 2 possible results:

    a) If the user is offline, you will get this message: "Internal server error. Cannot obtain voice token to start voice chat."

    b) If the user is invisible (actually online), you will see the Voice Toolbar.

Third Method: Conference Invitation

  • Right Click on the user whose status you want to check.
  • When the menu appears, select Invite to Conference.
  • A window will appear. See at the right pane, the username you selected will be there. Now, click Invite.
  • The deciding part... there are 2 possible results:

    a) If the user is offline, you will get this message: "None of the users in the invite list are available to join the conference. Please try at a later time."

    b) If the user is invisible, you will get a window similar saying: "You are now logged into voice conference - (yahoo! id)"

Fourth Method: Buddy Spy 2.2.9

  • Get Buddy Spy from
  • Go to configure and enter your login details.
  • Now go to Buddy Spy option and enter the username you want to track. You can also check multiple ids also.
    Not only Buddy Spy tells the status of Chat but also Room Chat and WebCamera status of that user also!
  • You can edit other options through Scan Options menu.

From Sixfaces

Google acquires writely

The rumors were right. Google acquires Upstartle, the makers of Writely

Both Google and Writely confirms this on their respective blog.

Writely which allows users to store and work with text documents on the Web is still in it's beta. Right now, the new registration are not being accepted as the site is being transfered to Google servers. Let's wait and watch what more Google will add more to writely.

Edit images online

If you want to edit pictures on the go then AJAX based solutions are here.

Pixoh let you edit your pictures online, from your computer, from a URL or even from your Flickr account. But the site provides basic editing features like crop, rotate, resize as of now and they are developing more options.

Blibs is also an AJAX based online picture editing website. Unlike Pixoh, it provides plenty of option to play with images. You can even sharpen, blur, darken the image. Website comes with some annoying ads too.

Go choose your tool!

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