Getting Bored? The Mini Internet Guide

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Getting bored? Need Timepass?

Then go and sleep. Best timepass in the world. And its healthy too……. πŸ˜€

Can’t sleep? Well then go outside, check out some girls/boys (chicks/hunks) and come back………

Still bored? Then go turn on that idiot box…..

No? Then find a good funny/serious/fiction/whatever book and start reading……….

You don’t like books? Uh-ooh…… Then I will suggest the worst option!! Start your computer!!!
You don’t think its worst option? Nearly all elders and some of the younger gen will agree with me. If it’s not the worst, then it’s not the best either. Not even a better or good option either.

Gaming, chatting, browsing, again chatting, social networking, blogging, tweeting, chatting again……… is it really worth your time? Except the time you read good articles and gain some knowledge or share some knowledge, do you really think all the time you spend on your computer or say internet is much useful?

Alas, if you have really decided that you want to spend your spare time on futile things on internet, then read on…..

Things you can do with Internet!!

Watching Videos :

If someone says video, first name that pops up in my mind is Youtube (http://www.youtube.com). Youtube is a video sharing site where millions of users upload videos and let others watch them. It has many features like Channels, Commenting, Favorites, Friends etc. You can spend a whole day on browsing Youtube without getting bored. There are many video sites available. You can see the list here on Wikipedia.

Use the search, tags, categories, channels etc to browse through videos. Nearly all sites have these features. If you want something different, then try “Ted, Ideas Worth Spreading” website.

Random Surfing on Internet:

There is another way of random surfing on internet. Stumbleupon!!!. It uses a simple concept of “click a button and see something interesting”. Don’t like what you see then click that button again. Each time it will open a new page/website, photo, video, article, game, animation, news, music and lot more. It is most addicting thing on the internet and helps lazy users to do lazy timepass.

Look at nice pictures:

Visit Yahoo’s baby Flickr.com and browse through hundreds of millions of photos. You will be amazed what people are capable of capturing in camera.

Also have a look at LIFE photo archive hosted by Google. Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

And Google’s latest Art Project,  a collaboration with some of the world’s most famous museums, with the goal of empowering people to discover and view more than a thousand renowned artworks online – even when they’re unable to travel to visit each museum.

Will list more was of spending quality time on internet in other posts.

Cheers.

Use Google to find Movie Showtimes for theaters in your city

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Want to find movie timings and do not have access to bookmyshow or similar sites in office? You should simply use Google and visit http://www.google.com/movies . I wrote this post long ago and I think this is still a valid service from Google. Check it out.

Use Google to find Movie Showtimes for theaters in your city.

Use Google to find Movie Showtimes for theaters in your city

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Making a quick plan for movie and entertainment sites are blocked in office?

Or you are too lazy to find the newspaper and look up the movie list?

Or you simply have no idea where to find a list of showtimes?

Well, thats easy!! Use Google!!!

Step 1: Go to http://www.google.com/movies

Google will (in most cases) automatically detect your city and show something like this:

Change the location if necessary using the location box on the left.

Thats all!!!

This list contains most of the theaters in your city.

There are many other features also. For example:

If you click on the movie name, it will show the movie details page like this:

It will also show the Movie Reviews and Ratings if abvailable:

And if you have not decided on which movie to watch then click on the ‘Movies’ link in the left sidebar. It will show you the list of movies available in your city. There are categories too.

If available, you can also see the trailer for the movie.

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From many days, I have given up reading and started watching movies instead. Till now I have watched around 30 movies in last month or so (not in theaters of course). Suggest me some movies. I will publish my own list soon.

Polls: Usage of Web browsers

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I am conducting a survey or say poll about user’s browsing habits. Please answer the following polls.

Which browser do you use?

How often do you clear your browsing history?

Do you save passwords, if yes, then what method do you use for saving them?

Thank you!!

Use TAGS efficiently to increase your Blog visibility

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Every time you write a tutorial or a movie review or a funny story or a serious issue, you want your post to be read. And you want your post to be higher in search engine results. So you use links, good content, pictures, references, and tags.

The Tags. If you don’t know what a Tag is and why people use it, see this entry in WordPress.com Support. (Honestly speaking, if you read all the support section on WordPress.com, you don’t need to read rest of this post)

A tag helps indexing your post in search databases and WordPress uses tags to keep track of things/topics in the(ir) Blog World. The tags on WP are similar to “labels” on Blogger.com.

So whenever one thinks he/she has written a good post, he/she tries to insert as many tags as possible. And believe me, that’s not a good idea. Not in the terms of SEO on WP. (SEO= Search Engine Optimization)

Why using lots of tags is not a good idea? Read this.

The Global Tag Listings at WordPress.com aggregate all published posts attached to any particular tag or category.

If you want your post or blog to be listed in Global List, which is one of the best way to get readers, you have to use tags and categories efficiently.

Few tips:

=> Use specific tags. Keep them limited but as relative as possible.

=> Create and use categories. Using them keeps your blog organized.

=> Stop misusing tags. If you try using a famous tag on a post on totally different topic, that may produce unwanted results. Most probably, your post will be blacklisted or marked or flagged or something like that for misuse of tags.

Anyway, its your choice. Some bloggers are never interested in SEO or page rank or reader count. If you are one of them, then don’t bother and do whatever you like with your blog. πŸ™‚
There is no harm in using lots of tags. No one is going to punish you for using your own blog in your own way πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Cheers

Addictions

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Have you ever tried using StumbleUpon ?

Its damn addictive!!

Addiction is a strong word. Its the word which changed lifes of two people. Well, not exactly…. but this is what they said to each other….”.. its becoming an addiction….” and then it really became an addiction for lifetime.

Am I making sense? No? Oops!! Someday, I will elaborate about it. Till then your guess is as perfect as anybody else’s.

Just try that stumbleupon once, I doubt there will be very few people in the world who won’t like it.

Cheers

Love Tag : a tag finally!!

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After running away from all taggers, finally I thought of doing one myself. I didn’t want to disappoint Nikhil (Already God’s Yo-Yo) and I can’t even dream of refusing Sakhi if she asks me to do something!!!!

Anyway, I am doing this tag (and copying photo from Scorpria‘s post) πŸ˜€

RULE #1 People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.

RULE #2 Tag 6 people to do this quiz and they cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by, cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by, and must continue this game by sending it to other people.

  1. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?
    Run for your life, you betrayer. Because You Don’t Mess With Suda!!!!
  2. If you can have a dream to come true, what would it be?
    My dream would come true the day someone creates clone of the only chik in my office. She is so beautiful that chik word is not suitable for her. But still she is a chik πŸ˜€
  3. Whose butt would you like to kick?
    There are (were) few people in my life who deserve not only kicking their butts but also me sitting on them D !!!!!!!
  4. What would you do if you are being asked for a date by best looking girl in office?
    I will tell her that I don’t want to go on date, I already have you-know-who and I am missing her!!!! 😦
  5. Will you fall in love with your best friend?
    Ohh, Not again!!!!Β  D
  6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?
    Both.
  7. How long do you intend to continue if you are allowed to kick some people’s butts?
    Untilthey don’t need a chair to sit!!!
  8. If the person you secretly like is already attached, what would you do?
    Tick off her name on list and circle the next name!!! D
  9. What do you think the importance of *acting* in Love and Relationships?
    If you know how to act, you are blessed. Sometimes we need to act to hide our feelings and sometimes to un-hide another persons feelings.
  10. What takes you down the fastest?
    Newton’s laws of Gravity (or something like that).
  11. What would you see if you are surrounded (on beach) by girls (in bik…) ?
    Escape butt (button)!!! πŸ˜›
  12. What’s your fear?
    Blankness!!!
  13. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
    no comments!!!!
  14. Would you rather be single and rich or married but poor?
    I don’t fancy lot of money if I have love and daily bread n butter πŸ™‚
  15. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
    KickΒ  my room partner (Apache wala) and say, “Wake up #$%#%$#%”Β  πŸ˜€
  16. Would you give all in a relationship?
    I have a choice?Β  :O
  17. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously, who would you pick?
    The other one D
  18. Would you forgive and forget, no matter how horrible a thing that special someone has done?
    Yes! I am blessed with a bad memory. People can vouch for that! (copied from scorpria but true nonetheless)
  19. If you get to go back in time and fall in love all over again, would it still be with the same person?
    I don’t want to go back in time!!!!! Really I don’t!!!
  20. List 6 people to tag:
    I am breaking this rule and tagging everyone who haven’t done this tag!!!
    8)

P.S> I am not sure how long I will be able to be on WP in coming days (situation in IT is critical, at least in few companies) So don’t mind if I am not commenting on your posts, its not laziness but something else.

Ladies and Lads … Attention please!!

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I found something interesting somewhere on internet.

WOMAN has MAN in it .

SHE has HE in it.

Mrs. Has Mr. In it.

LADY has LAD in it.

MISTERESS has MISTER in it.

MADAM has ADAM in it.

HOSTESS has HOST in it.

FEMALE has MALE in it

……

….

..

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Any comments, girls? (and boys too if they have stopped grinning πŸ˜€ )

Cheers

for you Sakhi, a thousand times over!!

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Reema asked me if I am so great fan of Mahak or Mehak (whatever she likes), and I said yes.

But this post is not on Mehak, its is for someone who we all love. And someone who is known as best storyteller on WordPress. Yesss. She is our beloved Sakhi.

Well, why no mention of her in previous post then?
Hmmm!!! Good question!!!

Actually Sakhi, Reema and Nikhil are the only ones who have contacted me in real life and we have each others mobile numbers. Nikhil has called me once. πŸ˜€
So Sakhi and Reema and also Nikhil were reserved for a separate post which I was planning to write few days later. But in the mean time, my dear Sakhi *rusva ho gayi*.

So what I am going to do now???

for you Sakhi, a thousand times over!!

(and I suggest Sakhi to ask someone who has read “The Kite Runner” what above line means)

Sakhi is a doctor by profession. Not a needle poking one, she do something different,let it be, its not important. Important is that she is a doctor and all doctors are sweet. Their profession is not good for little grumpy sort of people. Who will go to a doctor who grunts and laughs like Lankapati Ravan on feeble jokes?

Well, point is, she is a doctor. So what?

So nothing, I just told you she is a doctor πŸ™‚

And most important, she is a good adviser. Be it medical advice or personal. I can say this because she helped me in taking a very important decision in my life. She knew the right thing to say when I told her about my condition. I am talking about the bad time patch I mentioned in previous blog post.

Talking about blogs, she has two πŸ˜€

One is her popular Laghukatha (Short Stories) blog. Recently Reeeema awarded her as Best Storyteller of WordPress Award. Her stories carry some message hidden in them. I don’t understand sometimes the need for *hiding* the messages, but ok, she is a writer, not philosopher. So her stories are good enough for even a dumb person to understand the message in it. You see, most of the younger girls even understand the deepper message hidden in her matured stories. πŸ˜€ (Please don’t call me sexist, this is simply joke)

Her second blog shows her unique antique ability. The Crafty Village blog shows different little *things* crafted by her own hands. I like the uniqueness of them. Being a doctor and having fondness and finding required time for making hand crafted work is really appreciating. Though her Crafty Village goes unnoticed most of the times.

Now, one can think that I am doing this for impressing a pretty girl etc etc….. then you are RIGHT. Yes, I am doing this post for impressing the pretty girl, even she is married 😦 and she is much older than me…. I am doing this for her.

One more thing, when I first came across Sakhi, I was sure she is a little college girl of my age who is so talkative and chulbuly….. I really pictured her as a young lady.
For example, I always thought Nita to be a matured woman and Nikhil to be little older than me and I was right about them. But not about Sakhi.

Sakhi shows her wisdom only when its very much needed, otherwise she acts just as simply as possible. Something like Lord Hanuman gaining power only when its needed. πŸ˜€

Ok my fingers are protesting now, seems like my keyboard needs some cleaning.

I will say it again before its EOP (End Of Post) or EOW,

for you Sakhi, a thousand times over!!