Archive for the ‘google’ Category

Google Calendar *.*’s Wishlist

April 21, 2006

Google Calendar has worked for me. I was not a Gmail user, but Google calender has forced me to shift to Gmail. The following are a few of my wishes of features in Google Calendar. (But i know Google people dont listen to me. Like in 'Mark All Read' feature of Google Reader. )

* Configurable duration of the day (eg. show only 7am to 10pm). This will fit the full calendar in my screen (no scrolling needed.)

* A public/shared view of the calendar. Will help me publish my busy/non busy hours.

* Previous 2 days and next 4 days view [ numbers should be configurable ]

* Integrate with Gmail/GTalk/GToolbar more closely

– from calendar give links to associated mail

– from gmail show calendar agenda in sidebar

* To-Do lists

* Set to-date equal to from-date by default if not available (eg. while adding event from mail)

* New entry / edit event details should also be popup ( like the event info popup )

* Multiple days (but not full day) event should be shown like single day event streteched across multiple days. (The current way of showing it in full day events is stupid.)

* Upload a file associated with an event

* Cell phone notification service in india and should be synced with a cell phones calendar πŸ™‚ (like Active Sync in Outlook)

* Should avoid being classified as "web based email" in websense!

| google calendar internet wish web | diggit


google calendar

April 13, 2006

google has released google calendar

with a rich features list –
– search support
– ‘quick add’ which i first saw in 30boxes and instantly liked it
– invitation handling.
calendar sharing looks useful. a group of people can edit same calendar.
gmail integration gives it the unmatched advantage. but it isnt as cool as one in zimbra.
event publishing looks cool too.
– draging,resizing(steps of half hour) of event
– the most important feature of google calendar is going to be Calendar Data API (coming soon…)

i am in search of a good calendar from years, and was never satisfied with anything availabe. i have tried almost every calendar available. all sucked big time including one from yahoo. recently released kiko and 30boxes are good, but couldnt make me a customer. i guessed google will acquire one soon. sad for them, google has come up with its own. hopefully google competitors will need one soon and they might get lucky.

i used php icalendar so far. hope google calendar will change something.

Google Video in India

March 29, 2006

Google Video is working in India.

The earlier message "Google Video is unavailable in your country" has been replaced by an equally frustrating message "Buffering…" πŸ˜‰ I am yet to see any official statement from Google, hope this is permanent and not just a test phase.

Anyways 1st April is coming closer… Traditionally Google has released its products on 1st April (GMail was first thought to be a April Fool joke), I am hoping some other product (CL2 – Google Calendar) gets released this Saturday

google blog hacked

March 28, 2006

an intresting read on a blog about a blog being hacked, that too of a company which added fire to the blogging revolution. The google blog. 

yes its hacked and that too by a school-going-kid (purporting to be Trey Philips) πŸ™‚

kunal shares a screenshot of his reader and here is a pic of the main-blog-page and its fun to read the conversation with the hacker.

A lot more can be found out on digg or take an official view from


looks like google deleted their own blog and someone claimed it before they could. Much more like what tarun is trying to do with his account πŸ™‚ but clever wordpress team blocks registering the deleted account for quite some time.