Idea Cellular Ad – Use Mobile, Save Paper

Seen the newest Idea Cellular advertisement featuring Abhishek Bachchan as a tree, exhorting people to Use Mobiles and Save Paper?

Its part of the “Save Paper” campaign by the Aditya Birla Group – Exactly how they we’re to go about doing it is still a bit unclear to me 😳 maybe a part II of the campaign will be unveiled soon.

For starters, Idea themselves can stop selling their chota recharge vouchers on paper and do away with the booklets and manuals that accompany a new connection 😛

What an Idea, sirjee! 😎

Secure Your Online Credit Card Transactions…Register!

People…starting tomorrow – August 1st 2009, your credit card transactions will be more secure, thanks to the Reserve Bank of India’s guidelines making it mandatory for all such transactions to be accompanied by additional authentication/validation by providing information that is not visible on the cards.

Credit Card Security

All credit & debit cards of all banks have to be registered under the Verified by Visa or Master Card 3D-Secure program before 1st August, 2009 to continue using them for future online transactions. Once registered, users will need to provide the PIN/Password specified at registration time to transact at any merchant site in India.

All you need to do is log onto your bank’s website or contact them to complete the one-time registration formalities. Your password/PIN during the registration process will be needed whenever you make an online transaction thereafter. After 1st August 2009 onwards, after entering your credit card details during payment process, you will be redirected to your bank’s Visa/MasterCard authentication page where you will be prompted to enter the details. Upon successful authentication, you will be redirected back to the website you made the transaction with. Continue reading

My Wierd Wired World’s Wordle

Nah! That ain’t a typo. “Wordle”, as I came to know a few days ago, is a kind of word cloud or a tag cloud (IMHO, it stands for word-jumble). It is created by providing some words which are then arranged in a kaleidoscopic manner, all user controlled. In its own words:

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and colour schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. [Wordle Website]

I’d bookmarked this site sometime ago but took time out to explore it today itself. Was too lazy to type so used the two ‘automatic’ options therein to create a some wordles – one from this blog’s feed and one from moi Technorati tags (click on the images after the jump for the larger version): Continue reading

Windows Live Writer 2009; trying out few plug-ins

Long time since I’ve updated few of the s/w’s on moi laptop. I usually update the NIS and run Windows Update once in a while and that’s it! So I went on an updating spree today and downloaded & installed newer versions of some of the stuff. That includes the software from where I’m posting this! I Installed the Windows Live Writer 2009 today and going out on a whim, installed few of the plug-ins also. This post is just to tryout those and see how far usable they’re…

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Ghajini Website

“Remember” – now this is a word one can readily associate with Ghajini – the movie. Given the lead character’s short term memory loss, he has to remember lotsa things. And the promos have also been asking the viewers to remember the release date – December 25. So its no big surprise that the official website of the movie has been modelled on the remember keyword! The official website of the movie Ghajini is Pretty cool, huh? Moreso since the domain has already been taken up by a cyber squatter and web site names such as and sound pretty mundane.

Ghajini Website

As of now, the site just contains the theatrical trailer and the media invite page wherein media persons are required to upload a pic alongwith  their details so that in the press conference, Aamir can identify them easily! He has short term memory loss remember :mrgreen: