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Google Search Result Hijacking

I was searching for "nariman house" to know more about it. Most of the results are from news websites, so I was looking for any wikipedia link. There on second page, I found a suspicious result. Please look at the image below to understand it.

When I opened this link it forwarded to a page ( and started showing some fictitious system scan animation and reported that my system contains threats. And on clicking on any part of a pop-up look like window, prompts to download a executable file which they call as windows antivirus and tells that it can remove spyware. The download location is . It's a kind of advertisement. Whatever it be, it's noway related to the search result. See this video for more understanding.

Now again I tried to capture these events, the link redirects to a Google custom search engine page with results for "nariman house". Again when I clicked on the result it showed me the Google custom search engine page.

I don't understand how the result came in Google search result and what to call it? I named it as Google Search Result Hijacking. If you can suggest any good name, this may be better.

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Getting Real - Good Book About Building Web Apps

Looking for smarter, faster and easier ways to build a good web application? Here it is: Getting Real. This is the business, design, programming, and marketing philosophies of 37signals — a developer of web-based software used by over 1 million people and businesses in 70 countries. 37 signals used unconventional methods to launch five successful web-based applications (Basecamp, Campfire, Backpack, Writeboard, Ta-da List), and Ruby on Rails, an open-source web application framework, in just two years with no funding, no debt, and only 7 people. You can find these methodology in this book. This book is available in paperback @ $25 and in pdf @ $19. And the good news is you can read this book online for free.

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How people rate themselves in a meter

You must be knowing about rating yourself in a meter. Suppose, you are facing an interview and the interviewer asked you rate your knowledge in aTech (aTech is a dummy name for a subject, given as example) form 10. Now it's your turn to say how much you know in aTech, considering the total aTech as 10. Consider there are 100 features (according to your knowledge, may be ) in aTech and you are expert in 88s of them, then you will rate yourself 8.8/10. But the question raises here, are you sure that there are 100 features in aTech? And you know 88% of the real aTech? There may be 143 features or even more. But as you said you know 88% of aTech, and in real there are 147 features, then you should know 130 functions. And the person who is taking your interview, how will he rate you from your answer? If he knows clearly about 47 features and thinks there are 50 features in total, then he will rate himself as 9.4 and consider his knowledge is more than you, in fact he knows less than you. And at the other side, if he knows about 100 features and thinks there are 125 features, then rates himself as 8 and consider that he know less than you, in fact he knows more than you. So do you think this method of self rating anyone's knowledge is a valid one?

For the reason described above, I don't like to rate myself in that meter, but I have one strong point in support of this, i.e. self confidence, it only shows how confident you are. This post may be confusing.

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Have You Saved 9-77-33-00000 in Your Mobile or Not

Get cricket scores, Indian Railways train schedules & ticket status, horoscopes, movie showtimes, restaurant information and more ...all through SMS on your phone.

Yes, this is a free service from Google Mobile. You will not be charged any premium charge for this. Only you will have to pay the local SMS charge to send the SMS, which is very less as per your plan. (Max Re 1 in some mobiles, else very cheap in other plans, some has also free SMS facility). There are few services available from the mobile operators and other service providers who charge you to give you information. Now forget those use Google SMS.

When you need any information on the go,just type the keywords and send to 9-77-33-00000. Such as Pizza near your area, movie timing, train schedule, railway pnr status or any other info.

Don't use this to search regular queries as you do it at Google search. Else you will get no result and your money will be lost for sending that SMS. So visit this page and have some experiment there with their interactive demo, to know it better. e.g. if you search for cricket, you can get live cricket scores, but if you search for football, it will not return any result. So, don't forget to save 9-77-33-00000 to your mobile phone book, do it now!

Google is available as a word, in most dictionaries, which explains about the Google search or Google company. But not google (starts with small g). This is same for the dictionary of Mozilla Firefox. And I also find it in T9 dictionary of my mobile phone (Sony Ericsson K 790i).

I found that many people complain regarding that their mobile operators are charging more money than standard (treated as local in general) SMS tariff. RIM is charging Rs 3, where Airtel (local SMS 50 paisa, National Re 1 and International Rs 3) charging Rs 1.50 paisa. Please share your experience with it.

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Spelling Suggestion in Firefox Search Toolbar

You must have seen spelling suggestions when you type anything wrong and searched in Google. (Did you mean: ***). I found something similar here while searching for any term in Google directly from Mozilla Firefox search toolbar. If you type any misspelled word, in auto suggest, it will show the corrected terms. e.g. when I started typing "plagiria", it suggested me "plagiarism" and related searches. This helps us to save our time as compared to searching the misspelled term and then getting suggestion on the result page.

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Different Gravatar for Same Email Id

I got two comments for a single person at the same time (both comment have the same email id) on my wordpress blog, but the Gravatar are different in two comments. According to the specification the Gravatars should be unique for each email id.

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Hordit Beta Program is Now Open

What is Hordit?

Hordit is a online service where you can save all of your valuable items in one place. You don't need a separate bookmarking site, photo site, and RSS feed reader. And I (also those guys at hordit) don't know of any service that allows you to also save documents, PDFs, notes, and more. To know more about it please visit: faq.

Now they decided to open the beta program and allow Hordit users to invite new members
to store and share with them! So they are sending beta codes to theirs users, so that their users can distribute them with their friends and colleagues. I also got some beta codes. If you want a hordit account, then please visit and click the blue signup button.

Here are the codes:


Update: Now no need of these beta codes. Anyone can register without these code.

And as an extra incentive, they give a free Hordit t-shirt to the first 50 people to get 5 new users to sign up!
As an extra incentive, the top 15 recruiters between now and December 19th will earn a fashionable Hordit t-shirt!

Thanks Shubh

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A Middle Click of Your Mouse

Very less people aware about the 3rd button of their mouse. They only know the left button, right button and scroll wheel. But they don't know that if they press the wheel, this will work as the third button or middle click. And using this 3rd button or middle click they can do several things in their computer life. Let's discuss about this third button/middle click use.

The most popular use of this third button is to scroll any web page or similar scrollable pages. Just click the middle button and move your mouse pointer where you want to scroll (continuous scroll, till it reaches top, end, left or right). It works for up, down, left and right (both vertical and horizontal scrolls). The distance between the point where you make the middle click and the current position of the cursor decides the speed of scrolling, if you keep it near, then the page will scroll slowly else if the distance is more, it will scroll fast.

Another most important use is Open Link in a New Tab. Middle click on any link on any webpage, it will open in a new tab. It works in all the browsers with tabbed browsing feature.

Another common use of third button is in Computer Games. Many games uses this button as a control. If you are a gamer, then must be knowing this.

Another use (but not that good) of it to close any tab in Mozilla Firefox. Just make a middle click and that tab will be closed.

Among all those uses, I use this to open a link in a new tab frequently. There are other uses of it and I may not aware of it. If you know any other use please comment here.

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A Spelling Mistake can Keep You on the Top

A spelling mistake... everyone does. Frequent reasons for these are less familiarity or use of that word and typo error. Typo errors frequently occurs when we type at a fast speed and not familiar with the keyboard layout. When you have spelling mistakes in your blog, your readers may not like them. But Google Bot have no problem with any spelling mistake. It indexes without any hassle. Then how it can be benefited? Simple..., like you do spelling mistake while typing something, many people also make spelling mistake while typing keywords for search. If Google found that misspelled term in any website or blog, it displayed in the result. So there is a chance (however less, as Google shows spelling suggestions for search keywords) that the person may pay a visit to that website or blog.

I came to know these when I was checking top keywords for this blog in Google Webmasters Tool. I misspelled the word trends as treands and many people search for "google treands". This term comes in top ten keywords for this blog and this blog is also listed in top ten of that result. However I never get any visitors from this.

I use mozilla firefox and it's spelling suggestion is also turned on. I wonder how I made that spelling mistake!!! Anyways, it give some fuel to write something useless. ;)

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How to See Solutions in for Free

Experts Exchange provides very nice solutions to many questions regarding coding. But when you come to this site (also if you come from Google) you can see the question and answers like this:

All comments and solutions are available to Premium Service Members only. Sign-up to view the solution to this question.

Already a member? Login to view this solution.

After this you can see all the categories listed. At this point people left this site, as they think this is the end (footer) of this page. But all the answers are below that. This is the reason why this site is indexed in Google.

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Add Events in Orkut

Orkut added a new feature to it, called events. Now you can add any event to your Orkut account, and invite any friends too. Here are three privacy levels: open - anyone can see and join , public - anyone can see but only invited guests can join and private, only invited people can see and join. It seems to be nice sub application, and let's see it's popularity.

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Who Promotes Internet Explorer

I found that many web applications, most particularly online banking applications is only made for Internet Explorer. They simply do not support for any other browsers. If you are using Windows and but like any browser other than IE, you can just open IE to login to your online banking application. What if you are using a platform other than Windows?

Another important concern is security. As we know Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome are more secure than IE, so it's not wise to make your online banking application which works only in IE. And another thought is that making your application compatible for all platforms and browsers will give some job to the developers, hence may reduce pink slips.

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Listen to your PDF Document

Many people like to listen over reading. If you have any stories, ebooks or any other PDF document and want to listen instead of reading them, this post is worth reading for you. You don't need any high priced software for this. Adobe Reader, the most used application for reading PDFs (also free), can read out the PDFs loud. In the menu, go to View -> Read Out Loud -> Activate Read Out Loud (Keyboard shortcut: Shift + Ctrl + Y). Then there you can find other options under the same menu (View -> Read Out Loud) such as Read This page only (Keyboard shortcut: Shift + Ctrl + V), Read To End of Document (Keyboard shortcut: Shift + Ctrl + B), Pause Keyboard (shortcut: Shift + Ctrl + C) and Stop (Keyboard shortcut: Shift + Ctrl + E).

The voice reader is also intelligent. It reads $77 as Seventy Seven Dollar, , 11/01/08 as November first zero eight, Hero#1 as Hero Number one, etc. However it reads 10/month as ten slash month instead of 10 per month. I am having version 8.1.2, however the version 9 is available for download. So, now enjoy listening to your PDFs.

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