Today in the morning dad asked me to pay the MCD Property house tax, its the one time in the year , dad gets hold of me to do the mind boggling calculations and all. Anyway, this year was much different, thanks to the e-governance initiatives of MCD, we were done in 15 minutes flat !
Although the e-governance initiative is commendable, the site claims to be in BETA, which is quite hilarious actually. Also the site claims to be usable only in Internet Explorer, Microsoft must be thanking MCD like anything.
But what got to me was the extra money charged as transaction fee by UTI Bank, as far as i know only the Railways and Petrol Pumps in India are allowed to ask for transaction fee on Credit Cards. So that means unless i am missing something big , UTI bank is openly flouting rules by asking for transaction fee on MCD House Tax payments on-line. VISA and Mastercard should look into the matter and BAN UTI bank gateways if its indeed true that they are fleecing people.
To pay your property tax online, log onto :: http://mcdpropertytax.in
Well the so called lean season was due to the fact that we were shifting servers and i was having problems adjusting to Cpanel 11 which was giving silly errors on adding an addon domain. Thankfully with help from some of the members at Zoomcities, thats solved. Now we are on an incredible server : Neutron and the DNS seems to have properly propagated.
So back to tech guys, expect some great reviews in the coming times , also there was a problem with the email configuration, that too has been sorted out so our email service will be OK again !
Do you think success gets to a person’s head ?
It does and here is proof. A company claiming to be competing against the services of Flickr sends Mike Arrington (Self crowned King of Web 2.0) a product to test. In the process they misspell Flickr as Flicker (once I was hosting a crossword and a team had misspelled it also ) , I think I gave them the points.
Anyway he makes a big deal out of it, the product further stopped him from using Firefox 220.127.116.11 when it claims to allow all versions after 18.104.22.168
Big Deal, To all the bloggers out there, never let success get to your head and become as arrogant as this guy has become.
Yes folks, we have lots of Joost invites, and you just gotta follow 2 simple steps to get it, link to this blog from your blog and the joost invite shall be yours !
And expect a review of Joost soon !
The whole ask.com experience is now changed, the site has been made more aesthetic. The searches are slow though. Its more like Yahoo’s one search, displaying results from blogs, wikipedia, image search etc. all on a single page. It also gives suggestions to narrow down your search or to expand it.
You can even skin your interface from pre-designed skins.
Pidgin 2.0 is what was to be GAIM 2.0 , after a string of betas it was revealed that AOL was harassing their engineers. So they decided to change the name of the product in a settlement with AOL.the new Pidgin is simple fast and effective and i am happy to state it was able to replace successfully MSN Messenger, Yahoo messenger and Gtalk, which are now no longer on my machine. It supports the following protocols
- Google Talk
I also love their new mascot, they realise that cute is in !