Advanced Google Searching

I've seen an interesting discussion at about using google to find movies. Numerous comments took me to Johnny's who has created a very nice pdf document - which you can freely download - discussing advanced google search techniques. As everyone uses Google, I would highly recommend you to visit the links above...

An example to search movies for Claudia Schiffer (God bless her!), use the following search string

-inurl:htm -inurl:html -inurl:php -inurl:asp intitle:”index of” (mpg|avi|wmv) “Claudia Schiffer”

BTW, Johnny has some other useful downloads including a guide for Securing Windows XP in 15 mins.

Yahoo Podcasts

Yahoo opens its Yahoo Podcast Site...

What is Podcasting?
Think of a podcast as a radio show. Each show consists of a series of individual episodes that you can listen to how you want — on your PC, using your MP3 player, or with just a web browser.

If you've never listened to podcasts, you're in for a treat. Sports, comedy, movies, food, politics, music, books, speeches, walking tours, whatever — you name the topic and you'll find podcasts about it. Not only do you have incredible choice, you can listen whenever and wherever you want.... Continue reading at

Google RSS Reader

Google has released a Web based RSS reader in its, - yes you guessed it right - BETA form. I am not a big fun of Web based readers...

Still, I tried to import my susbcriptions that I had exported to an .opml file and it looked like it could not do it. But when I refreshed the page, they all appeared as new subscriptions.

I like tree-like hierarchy so , it look a bit difficult to read if you have a large number of feeds, I think...


Windows Vista CTP Version

Windows Vista CTP - 32-bit - Build 5219 (English) is available to MSDN Subscribers. It's about 2.8 Gig DVD ISO. Downloading right now... :)

Scot's Newsletter - Oct.2005

I regularly read Scot Finnie's monthly newsletter and find it useful. This month's issue is our. You can read it here:

New 'CTP' Beta of Windows Vista
60-Second Briefs - Office 12 to Support PDF Creation Natively - Office 2003 Gets Service Pack 2 - Microsoft Announces Reorg and Jim Allchin Retiring - PC Today Columns on Windows and Office
Using the Canon EOS 20D Digital SLR Camera
Firefox 1.5, Opera Free, IE 7
Revisiting MAC-Address Recommendation
I Get Mail — And I Can't Read It All
Link of the Month: IEBlog