Saturday, June 24, 2006


Came across this on net and is very interesting. It’s called life hacking. It’s all about tweaking your work pattern to do things efficiently spending less time. In turn u can gain plenty of personal time and if u r good at it U can have spare time to do things that u always wanted to. I’m trying this and hope I get more time for myself.

How would you like to hav a four day week with three day weekend. Say, you work from Mondays to Fridays, and then you could try to shift your schedule instead to working Mondays to Thursdays. Sounds interesting right.

It's interesting how a lot of websites, web apps and blogs focusing on productivity and GTD--getting things done--have grown in popularity of late. There are those focusing on time-tested ways of enhancing productivity. Then there are those that propose radically different ways of addressing productivity issues more effectively, usually called life hacking, among other things.

There are various ways one could go about with this, such as reducing the workdays, but not the actual number of hours worked. The problem wasn’t a time issue, it was a mental issue. I knew I had a whole week to finish my work, so I spread it out over five (or seven!) days. If I knew I only had four days to finish a whole week of work, it would’ve motivated me to get things done more efficiently.

Let’s see if it works, and any useful suggestions pertaining to this are most welcome. Mabee interested people can join me, together we cld work out a master plan to have a two day week with five weekends

I've been tagged

There seem to be a lot of "tag" games going around in the world of Blogland and sooner or later we all will hav to be its victim. Hmmm Praveen tagged me. How I wish my fellow bloggers to temporarily forget my name the moment they compose tagging posts. Anyway I’m researching a tag to end all tags. Wish me luck people.

Weirdest of my habits are
  1. Eating Pickles more than Curds Rice. (Hope some exaggeration is allowed)
  2. Calling random telephones number in directory and asking them the time
  3. Telling Ghost stories to small kids ( Like to see the look on their faces)

Lemme stop here or I may say tooo much.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Make Firefox faster

This is an old one, but as more people started asking me for this hack I thought it would be better to have it on my blog. And yes there is IE version available on net, but hope u ppl hav switched to firefox. It's only useful for broadband users, so if you're still on dial-up you can just skip this one for now.

1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries: network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading. 2. Alter the entries as follows: Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true" Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true" Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once. 3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives. If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!