Hi guys, I happened to discover this cool new keyboard shortcut in the new gmail interface. This shortcut will work only if you have enabled keyboard shortcuts.

After logging in, press the ‘J’ key just to make sure that keyboard shortcuts are working. Once done with that, press ‘.’ (dot) key. The “More Actions” combo box will now expand. Use the standard arrow keys to move among the list of labels and actions. To move out of the combo box, press Escape key.

Example Uses:

  1. Use the ‘x’ key to select a few messages/conversations.
  2. Press ‘.’ (dot) to expand the “More Actions” box.
  3. Select a label and press ‘Enter’.
  4. The label will now be applied to the selected conversations. 😀

That said, the “More Actions” drop down is not an actual combo box. It’s done using DIVs and CSS.

P.S.: To enable keyboard shortcuts, first login to gmail. Then click “Settings” at the top right corner of the window. Now click “Keyboard shortcuts on” and click on “Save Changes” button at the bottom.

Cycling to Work!

November 18th, 2007

Oh yes! Starting from around 2nd week of December, I will be cycling to work ;-). Most probably, I may be the first one in my office to go by cycle. But I do not know as of now. I’m pushing this to 3 weeks down the line for 2 reasons… 1) last day of month = salary day 😀 and 2) giving myself enough time to let this idea sink in.

So, after I start cycling to office & if things go as planned, I should be cycling around 25 – 26 kilometres … which I believe is pretty cool for starters. This is one of the biggest advantages of having an office within city limits. You can move between places with a breeze and at a max, 2 places are just 10km apart within the city. Hence, when I want to go out from office for something & when it requires me to get the bike, I will cycle to home, get the bike & whizzzzzzz off :-)

Even from the health perspective, it will help. For the most part, it will prevent backpain and it will exercise your legs; which means, getting a pot belly is very very difficult.

What do you say?? Suggestions please…

Happy Deepavali!

November 8th, 2007

Dear friends, I wish you all a very & safe deepavali.

May the festival of lights bring tremendous joy and pleasure to you and your family.


Deepavali Shopping

November 4th, 2007

Man! seriously I say… you have to be in T.Nagar to feel the pulse of shopping extravaganza that the area offers. There are about 4 fly-overs being built in the area meaning which, everything roaming around will have to share the small place called “road” which is full of dark slush, created by the few hours of rain today morning. But nothing seems to dampen the spirit of shopping :D. From smallest 1 month old baby to the oldest grannies, everybody is simply thrilled to shop in T.Nagar at this time of the year. There are ofcourse special traffic regulations around this area; but this time nothing much could be done to control the crowd!

Half of the crowd will be in Saravana Stores and other half will be roaming the other zillion shops, while a few others will try and dance in front of irate bus drivers who try to drive as fast as possible out of T.Nagar. So after a futile attempt to shop at Saravana Stores, we headed to RmKV to buy new clothes for Deepavali :D. We shopped at this place for about 3 hours. Just for the fear getting lost among the crowd, we brought all our clothes here he he he… and headed home.

My mom is an amazing cook. Within a few minutes after we reached home, she cooked a superb meal for us :D. It ended with vanilla ice-cream. What a way to spend the evening! I enjoyed every minute of it :)

3:11 PM

November 2nd, 2007

Yep, that’s the name of the event, which is the first of it’s kind to happen for just 1 minute (60 seconds). That’s all. Nothing more, Nothing less. Participating in this event is damn easy. All you need to do is carry a camera and when the clock strikes 3:11 PM, click whatever you see. Then upload the pic here or to your favourite photo sharing service such flickr, zooomr etc. Don’t forget to tag your photo as “311PM”. That will help us to find the photo after you upload it.

This event will show Chennai as it exactly is for that 1 breathtaking moment. Snaps taken across the city will show what other people are doing at that instant. It’s a wonderful archive to maintain and look it up later. Even if all you have is just a mobile VGA camera, it’s time to participate & show the world how the world around you looked at 3:11 PM 😉

Read more here and here. Happy Clicking!