Seen that Digg Bar on Digg website. Well I have been trying or rather say thinking of adding a bar of that sort on this Blog. But I have not been able to get what I really need actually. All of these bars give you certain good functionality but they all have their own pros and cons. I am not going to go into too much of depth for each one of them. I will leave that part for you to decide which one to use. For me none of them worked. I think I would have to develop one of my own plugin. I have been thinking of getting rid of these social bookmarking icons for the first and then think about adding some more features of the plug-ins listed below.
Here is the list of Plug-ins that I could find on the web.
- The WordPress Bar
- WP-Super Bar
- WP External Links Bar
- Wibiya Bar
- Meebo Bar
- Quick Navigation Panel
- Hello Bar
- Attention Bar
- Easy Heads Up Bar
- Notification Toolbar
- Quick Notice Bar
- FooBar (Premium)
- Attention Grabber (Premium)
- WP Top Bar
- Social Toolbar
Do let me know about any other plugin which serves the same purpose, if you stumple upon one.
Update 1 : Found more; Apture and Quick Navigation panel. Added to the list.
Update 2 : Added Hello Bar in the list on 11 May 2011. I removed the images so that you go and check out and each and every plugin and decide what suits best for you
Update 3 : Added Viperbar which lets bloggers have an email subscription form in the bar. It supports feedburner, awber and many more services.
Update 4 : Found another great post and added some more paid and free header footer bar plugins.
Update 5 : Thanks for the comment DD. I have added another Toolbar, Social Toolbar.
There was a time when email spam was so popular and seemed never ending. But now after a lot of efforts and inventions at least we have been able to minimize the spam mails if not able to stop them.
Anyways lets get to the real topic of discussion. I have been receiving spam messages where the senders number is not visible, just a text instead of number. This is due to the mass messaging services provided by various companies now. In fact, I also received a message which was about this service. The message was about an offer to purchase 10,000 messages for 1000 Rs that I can send to any mobile in India and that too anonymously. I am a NDNC (National Do Not Call) subscriber but still I am receiving these kind of messages. Yes I checked it. Thank God there is a national database to check your registration and the shocking part was that it worked. Check yours here. I have complaint about it numerous times to my carrier (Reliance) but never got a solution. And the funny part is that even reliance used to send me those promotional messages and when I asked them to stop sending those promotional messages they said it would take 45 days to get it done. What crap !
Well lets just once assume in this world. I mean let the person kill someone if he wants to. Let a person rob someone if he wishes to. Let anyone become a suicide bomber or a terrorist if he/she wants to do it under someone’s influence. What a world would that be. It would be horrific, right. No, It would not be horrible, It would be great because the way I look at it is that if we use the technology to an extent where all these bad activities would not even be remotely possible. I would want to live in a world like that.
Its been more than 3 weeks now that I visited MTNL Sanchaar Haat after a very long time. Usually I don’t go there as I pay my bills online. The reason I had to go there was that I moved house and wanted to request to move my Broadband connection to my new house. I was there twice and I would like to share some thoughts and experience with you all.
My first visit was quite short and simple. I took a form from the information counter and submitted it to the department who takes care of all the broadband movements. I was told that I would get my phone installed at my new house in 3-4 days. I remember it was Monday when I requested for the movement. Nothing happened for the next 5 days and I kept following up with them over the phone. The reason I was given for not being able to install the landline phone was that they did not have the wire. Even after 2-3 follow ups I got the same response over the phone.
I was in such a mess for the last 2 weeks. I had installed windows again and was not able to get my Wireless Adapter to work. It is Netgear WG311v3. I tried downloading Netgear’s official Windows 7 supporting drivers as well but still no go. Then after searching here and there found a solution. Now the Wifi seems to be working fine on my Windows 7 x32. I am providing the steps for you to install in case you are also wondering like me.
Important Note: I have 4GB RAM installed on my PC. Just found out the reason why it was not working with the official version of drivers is because of high RAM capacity. Anyways, here is the solution in case you also happen to have more then 2GB RAM.