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Windows Live Writer

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All this while I had been creating posts online, using WordPress’ online interface.

I came across “Windows Live Writer” – an offline blog editor from Microsoft this morning. My last post was written via Windows Live Writer. It’s a gem. Very easy to manage and create posts.

The software has a nice user interface and is free for download.



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April 14, 2007 at 12:20 am

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Google search is more generous to me than Yahoo!

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Since I got to know and use search engines, this is the first time that I have ever used any other search engines other than Google for a sake of comparison. But off lately I have been reading a lot about the trends and analysis of the internet service industry. And Google and Yahoo are invariably in most of the discussions.

I thought of comparing the results of Yahoo search engine with that of Google’s. The string that I had at the top of my head was my name – “Shabbir Husain”. On hitting the enter key once my name was typed on the text boxes for both Google and Yahoo search engines, I was surprised to find that the first link returned by Google was the link to my blog. Where as my blog was the 9th link returned by Yahoo.

Not sure what made the difference internally (technically), but I am glad that I managed to be on the first page of the results ;). And I know which search engine I shall continue using.

Try it yourself! But you never know you might get different results.

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December 14, 2006 at 8:11 am

Re-committing myself to my blog.

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Its been nearly 4 months since I moved to Hong Kong and since then I have not been able to contribute to my blog much. As usual a lot of time was spend in the initial teething phase of my life here trying to settle down. And once the basics were in place from a family and accommodation perspective, it was time for me to focus on my new project, office environment, people, processes and expectations. And all this took a toll on the frequency with which I was writing and was hoping to write with.

Nevertheless, the reading, analysis and communication has not stopped a bit. I still am on a very regular basis analysing the IT, Telecom, start-ups, business, offshore outsourcing, Web 2.0, etc landscapes from a global and an Indian market / potential perspective. And the more I read the more I begin to believe that there is a lot of potential and opportunities out there. I am constantly in touch with family, friends and mentors.

With this post, I would like to break the ice and hope to continue wiriting on a more regular basis.

I would also like to thank my friends and family members who have encouraged me to re-start my blog once again. With that I would like to re-commit myself to my blog.

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December 4, 2006 at 11:09 am

Posted in Blogging, General, Hong Kong