Category Archives: WWW

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A Day in the Internet

A lot happens on the Internet everyday. Don’t believe me, see for yourself.

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Keep Wikipedia Alive

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Amitabh Bachchan’s Blog

Amitabh Bachchan Almost every Indian who’s familiar with the Internet will try to google for Amitabh Bachchan’s blog, so I decided to do a post about it, who knows it just might get me some much needed page views.

Just like Aamir Khan , Amitabh Bachchan, also known as the Big B now has a blog. The blog is running on WordPress 2.5 (wise choice) and is hosted at BigAdda, a division of close friend Anil Ambani’s Reliance BIG Entertainment.

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Wonder if and when his "family member" Amar Singh starts a blog of his own, because that surely would make an interesting read!

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Akismet: Ultimate Annihilator of Comment Spam

Last night after upgrading to WordPress 2.3.2 I forgot to re-activate the installed plugins, including Akismet I didn’t realize this until this morning, a good 10-11 hours after upgrading my WordPress install. All this time, my blog was exposed to the elements, and as Akismet soon reported that as many as 388 spam comments were left on my blog.
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This is at least 380 more than the total number of hits this blog has ever received. One can only wonder what will happen if Akismet or any other spam filtering mechanisms were disabled on the highly popular bogs on the Internet.

If this isn’t proof enough of how good Akismet is, then I really wonder what is.
Still here? Go Akismetize your blog right away!

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Verify an E-Mail Address

I’ve always wondered if this were possible, after all an e-mail address doesn’t have an IP which you could ping and see if it actually did exist. But surprisingly, one can indeed validate an address without sending an e-mail to it.

The Lifehacker blog has a post about a service that connects to the respective e-mail server and checks if the user, format, and domain that form the e-mail address you specify do actually exist. I concocted five fake e-mail addresses and checked their validity using this service. The service was spot on and gave a “bad Request” message for each. This just might come in handy so worth including in < my del.icio.us account. (via Lifehacker)

Verify Email Address