Wednesday, June 28, 2006


YM Google
Originally uploaded by Anthroponym.
Installed YM 8. And it had an annoying ebay ad. So I got hold of a registry hack that was supposed to remove the ad from the main window.
Now the hack said i need to put a '*', but i put a * followed by a space and restarted YM.
What do I see? In place of an ebay ad, I see a Google page. With a * in the search box. Now I can enter a search query and hit 'Enter' to trigger a google search too, and view the results in the same small rectangular area. The display was all jumbed up though.
And Google is not even my browser home page. :-o
Hmmm... interesting.

Update 1: While Google is not my homepage, it is the default search engine on IE.

Update 2:It seems YM uses IE to render the ad. And the URL i put in the registry was mangled. In IE, bad URLs become searches and a Google search was done.
So it doesn't seem to be some easter egg on YM.

Friday, June 23, 2006

My company has a spacious parking space. So, lets put it to good use. I want to drive to work in a lorry. Pakka goods transportation lorry, an Ashok Leyland one, with 'Horn Ok Please' written on the back.
All this just to see and enjoy the bewildered faces of site security personnel and colleagues. Think it will be fun.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Y! personalized services

I didn't know that Yahoo serves personalized requests :-). At times laziness can be the source of a cool little hackY!ack. If you don't want to add calendar entries for the matches in the Football World Cup 2006, then this cool Y! Calendar thing is for you.
They say 'Be careful what you wish for, You might just get it!'. Next thing in wish list konfabulator widgets for live scores from Wimbledon/Cricket World Cup.