Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A trick to save time-rarest of all the commodities-on Facebook

Have you ever wondered why Facebook does not have give an option of Select All while sending an invite to your FB friends? It's very frustrating to keep selecting them one by one. For reasons I had to contact all of them and faced the same frustrating problem and in fact many more people have faced similar problem as evidenced by a search on this on Google. My search took me to http://funkyplumbo.com/2009/04/21/how-to-invite-all-your-friends-on-facebook-to-your-event-in-one-go/ from where I have picked up the following paragraphs giving the solution.

he newly redesigned Facebook has led inviting members to an event/group/page to an even more complex process. Why can’t they just make a “select all” button? Initially I got tired of clicking several hundred times on all the pictures to invite people to my event, so I came up with this small piece of Javascript:

javascript:elms=document.getElementById('friends').getElementsByTagName('li');for(var fid in elms){if(typeof elms[fid] === 'object'){fs.click(elms[fid]);}}

Go to your event/group/page, click invite people and then paste this snippet in the URL field of your browser.

Left-click the mouse in the URL field and hit Enter. Your invitations will not be sent yet, but all your friends will be selected. Click the “Invite” or “Send” button on the Facebook page to finally send the invites.

Monday, November 15, 2010

How to type in Hindi in Facebook while browsing it using Google Chrome

It's been quite awhile I moved to Google Chrome abandoning Firefox, IE and every other browsers for no major reason other than convergence of applications, I use, of Google. So far I have had no major problem other than my robo form and couple of other extensions not working with Chrome. Anyway, features like online bookmarks inbuilt with Chrome and it's finish prompted me to do the migration for once and all. Today I faced a major problem when I wished to share with my Facebook friends the experience of Lord Buddha in my own mother tongue ie. Hindi. Using Google Transliteration with Firefox I used to manage this but this simply refused to work in Chrome. After wasting almost 1 hour, I found out a Microsoft development called Indic Language Input Tool (ILIT) which is claimed to have been brought out by Microsoft in response to Google Transliteration and this did the magic. In case you are facing the same problem, please visit http://specials.msn.co.in/ilit/Hindi.aspx and secure your peace of mind.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A song by Dushayant Kumar- I was introduced to by Arvind Kejriwal during PanIIT 2010

Arvind Kejriwal, Ramon Megsaysay award winner, was invited to speak during PanIIT 2010 recently concluded on 31.10.2010 and he took the stage almost by storm. His brief talk on CWG scam and how clandestinely the government is handling this largest ever reported SCAM, followed by the recital of the following poem by Dushayant Kumar, mesmerized the audience and ALL sang the song together.
हो गई है पीर पर्वत-सी पिघलनी चाहिए,
इस हिमालय से कोई गंगा निकलनी चाहिए।

आज यह दीवार, परदों की तरह हिलने लगी,
शर्त लेकिन थी कि ये बुनियाद हिलनी चाहिए।

हर सड़क पर, हर गली में, हर नगर, हर गाँव में,
हाथ लहराते हुए हर लाश चलनी चाहिए।

सिर्फ हंगामा खड़ा करना मेरा मकसद नहीं,
सारी कोशिश है कि ये सूरत बदलनी चाहिए।

मेरे सीने में नहीं तो तेरे सीने में सही,
हो कहीं भी आग, लेकिन आग जलनी चाहिए।

Whole world is watching the CWG Scam and how is the same being investigated by the government setup Shungulu Committee.