Link to MS Office Tutorial : Get Started with PivotTable Reports in Excel 2007

June 27, 2010


A nice detailed tutorial on PivotTables in MS Excel 2007 here –

PivotTables reports in Excel 2007


Goodbye Twitter (for now) !

July 24, 2009

I deleted my Twitter account today. It is boring…

Thanks MyPhone

July 16, 2009

MyPhone by now might be a familiar service to many Windows Mobile users. It certainly saved my day. I had a new laptop and set the ActiveSync connection the wrong way (haven’t we all done that atleast once and moaned at the loss of data !). The next thing I know is that my Windows Mobile phone Contacts are all gone. I had started using the MyPhone just a couple of months back, and had synced all my messages and contacts with the service.

Today was the first time I was going to restore those contacts back. I was not sure if it was going to work; but it worked like a charm – my contacts were all synced back to my phone.

Thanks MyPhone.

Drupal 7 User Experience Project

July 14, 2009 –  Great stuff. Waiting for Drupal 7 to be out.

Mozilla Prism ! Use it to read docs

May 4, 2008

Mozilla Prism is a nice way to browse all that API documentation and HTML user guides free of distraction. I have resorted to creating Prism shortcuts to almost all of the API documentation, HTML User and Reference guides. When I need to refer to a User guide, I just launch the shortcut, and all I see is that API documentation.

Not radically new, but beats launching a new browser instance to read these docs, and getting distracted by getting tempted to check email, blog subscriptions, etc.. etc.. etc..

Here is how it would look – This is an instance of Prism with the Spring Framework tutorial open currently – I can concentrate just on the tutorial, and not get distracted by anything else.


Maxthon over Firefox or IE7 – for watching video.

December 22, 2007

I use Maxthon almost exclusively when I am watching videos online on Youtube/Metacafe/Google, because it pops up a nice log window, in which it presents the URL to the FLV file, which promptly goes into my download manager if I wanted the video offline.


Click on the "Options" link in the corner to open a log window, that has the complete URL to copy.


Nice !!

Way better having this available as a feature, than having to install browser extensions to download videos offline.

Synergy goodness

October 30, 2007

Recently at work, I installed Synergy and am loving it. It is great to be able to share the same keyboard and mouse between two different computers. I am sharing my keyboard and mouse between a desktop and laptop. Apart from sharing the keyboard and mouse, the other thing I really like is the ability to copy and paste across screens, which is proving to be extremely useful.

Read about it the first time at Lifehacker, and I have been wanting to try it since then. Lifehacker has instructions on how to get started with Synergy.