Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Muthiah Muralitharan bowls a maiden over

Muthiah Muralidharan is getting married to a girl from Chennai. The girl is a director at the Malar Hospital in Adyar ... <Read More>.

PS: Thanks to Sangeeta for the Creative title :-)


Blogger Anbu said...

What makes you think i am a virgo?

Wednesday, February 02, 2005 3:55:00 AM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

If not, you should update your Blogger Profile :)

Wednesday, February 02, 2005 8:49:00 AM  
Blogger Sangeeta said...

That means he will be breaking hearts of lots of maidens all over Sri Lanka.
I remember how I sobbed all night because Azhar got married. (DON'T LAUGH!I was just a 14 yr old girl:P)

Wednesday, February 02, 2005 9:27:00 AM  
Blogger Megha said...

Nice post title :)

And since you mentioned on Anbu's site how difficult it is to keep track of responses to comments you've posted on other sites, I just thought i'd let you know i've replied to all of yours on my blog. See I am such a handy notifier no? :) But seriously, I think that's a wonderful idea if only it could be implemented!

Wednesday, February 02, 2005 3:55:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Hi Megha,

Thanks for coming back. Next time I will have some hot chai ready for you :-)

I am sure many would have faced this problem, maybe it's not too hard, let's see if some of us can sit together and figure something out for this. If it is a personal site, then it shouldnt be an issue, these pose an issue only with free sites like these, where you dont have too much flexibility.

The notifier certainly deserves a pat on the back :-)
Now that the pat has been delivered, how about replying to my Comment on the "Ghost Story" post. :-)))

Wednesday, February 02, 2005 4:08:00 PM  
Blogger Megha said...

Some ginger and elaichi in it will be perfect! :)

Yes of course, if this were a personal site/domain, there would be no problem at all. Making it work within the Blogger framework is what complicates things. But I'm not giving up just yet!

And I *did* reply to your comment on Ghost Stories, (Many thanks for the comment, btw) but Blogger is acting funny and refusing to update my post with my comment, what to do! Hopefully soon :)

Wednesday, February 02, 2005 4:50:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Alright, done deal! Hot Masala Chai with Good Day Biscuits are ready to be served.

I do believe you, it has happenned to me some times and due to which I end up posting the same message twice (just like you did for this). Let's try to find out a solution to this post-track-email soon.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005 6:50:00 PM  
Blogger Anbu said...

Hi man,updated the dob...assumed the dob format as dd/mm/yy while it was mm/dd/yy..
and about sending back mails for ur comments in any blog...i guess we need to use server-side programs (ASP or PHP) stored in some other free servers to trigger mails..but theres one problem here...How will the system know the reply for a comment was for you and not for any body else...As a compromise,it can trigger mail to everyone who commented on that post...but that wont be proper.right?

Wednesday, February 02, 2005 11:15:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Blogspot's in american domain, that why the date is also in this format.

Yeah one of those or something simple in Perl. The way I see it being implemented is, there should be an option while posting a comment, which one can check to say whether he/she wants to keep track of changes in that page. Once that is done, an email id should be collected from the user and then if any changes happen to that page, an email should be sent to him. That will be extremely cool, and will provide an incentive for the user who posted a comment to come back and check on what others thought about his comments or just to see any updates on this page. The whole thing is quite simple, just track changes in a single page and email people who have signed up for this service. I think all of these and much more cool stuff can be done if you own some server space. I think, I will start hunting for that soon.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005 11:27:00 PM  
Blogger Anbu said...

Yes Anand,this appears fairly simple.Bloglet already has a service to trigger mails for new posts in a blog.For our requirement,we need to write a simple server-side program(say ASP,which should be placed in some free ASP webserver,say 1asphost.com), which triggers mail to all those who have subscibed to new comments service.I guess this can be done.We may also need a database or an XML file to store the email IDs.

Thursday, February 03, 2005 1:20:00 AM  
Blogger Chakra Sampath said...

thats indeed a fundoo title.. :)

Thursday, February 03, 2005 3:45:00 AM  
Blogger Sangeeta said...

NO! NO! NO! Now don't go and devise a Reply-to-comments-notifiers... Our hit counters will die of starvation..ever thought about thaaaaaaaat?

Thursday, February 03, 2005 4:51:00 AM  
Blogger Anbu said...

Ha ha...Sangeetha has a valid point...

Thursday, February 03, 2005 6:03:00 AM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Anbu : Cool research. Let me first convince Sangeeta that this is very much needed :)

Chakra : Thanks for coming back. Would you like some more tea? :-)

Sangeeta : I see your point, but look at it this way. There are so many RSS Readers that come out each and every day, but still people do visit their favorite blogs on a regular basis. I doubt the introduction of RSS Readers has reduced the visitors to blogs - this is just a way to organize the chaos. In the same view, these emails are just going to let you know that some kind of update has happened in that post-page of interest and it's going to be an added incentive for the regular readers to come back and look at it. And certainly when you go to a grocery store, you just dont refill your milk cartons, you also buy Taj Mahal Chai, sugar, Good Day biscuits, Surf Detergent Powder, Cadbury's Milk Chocolate and the new commodity that you saw on TV (meaning, your visitors are not just going to come back for the comments but will also look for new posts)...if you are still not convinced, then we can put it on a pilot for a month and watch our visitor hits and see whether it gets affected. Since I a fairly new in this blogging world, I can volunteer to be the scapegoat :-)

Thursday, February 03, 2005 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger Sangeeta said...

Hmm I see ur point Anand

Saturday, February 05, 2005 8:50:00 AM  
Blogger Prabz said...

You mean NO RUNS.. So NO Shots.. Am not sure who is happy.. the bowler or the batsmen? ;)

Anyways.. Congrats to Murali.. :))

Saturday, February 05, 2005 1:48:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

<Prabz> He he he!

Sunday, February 06, 2005 12:09:00 AM  

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