Tuesday, February 28, 2012

ccTLD rollout on Blogger

Over the past couple of days now, Blogger has been gradually rolling out redirects to country-code URL’s (or ccTLD’s) for all Blogger sites.

What this means is that "if you are in India and viewing [blogname].blogspot.com, you will be redirected [blogname].blogspot.in. A ccTLD, when it appears, corresponds with the country of the reader’s current location."

Unfortunately, this update has been a cause for some major issues where the same post will show different sets of comments depending on which ccTLD readers visit. Which explains why some of your comments remain hidden away, while yet some others keep doing the vanishing act once every while.

I have written to the support folks at Intensedebate and have been in the process of a number of un-installs and re-installs, but technology sometimes can be geekier than the geek! ;-)

I'm hoping that a solution emerges soon - meanwhile, for those who have been so kind to comment on my posts, I'd like you all to know that your comments are safe, though invisible - which I'm told is a momentary lapse of reason on the part of Blogger! :D 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Remembering Jobs

He'd have celebrated his birthday today had he been alive.

Redefining Oblivion remembers the pioneer Steve Jobs and how the landscape of technology changed due to one man. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Foggy Chennai

Woke up to a foggy grey morning! Confusing weather here in Chennai, something that people say hasn't occurred before.

One usually sees the likes of this in parts of North India where winters mean foggy, dull mornings and days.

Here, this surely is different, very different. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Jitters of War

The situation concerning Iran and the US-Israel backed alliance is hotting up and growing more and more concerning.

Today, more specifically, the world needs to be at peace and instances such as these threaten to destroy the very fabric that we so protectively guard.

Explains how fragile maintaining peace can be.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Goodbye Whitney Houston

Many nights we prayed, with no proof anyone could hear
In our hearts a hope for a song, we barely understood
Now we are not afraid, although we know there's much to fear
We were moving mountains, long before we knew we could.
There can be miracles When you believe
Though hope is frail, It's hard to kill

Redefining Oblivion pays deep homage to the evergreen Queen of Pop Whitney Houston who passed away on Saturday. Her voice enthralled millions worldwide and I am "grateful for the GIFT of her."


Lyrics from "When You Believe" by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. The song was written and composed by Stephen Schwartz for the 1998 DreamWorks animated feature The Prince of Egypt. 

"When You Believe" was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 71st annual ceremony on March 21, 1999.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Blogger Error

My comment management system powered by intensedebate has been acting up lately. Some of your comments on the previous post have disappeared, and some remain hidden away, unknown and inaccessible.

Upon login to the comment aggregation system, I see two links of my previous post, one in html and the other by the title itself - something that hasn't happened until now.

I'm imagining that this error was possibly triggered off by blogger changing local domains from .com to .in which may have upset a number of plugins and associated systems.

I'm hoping that this is momentary and presume it will be resolved.

Meanwhile, has anyone of you noticed your domain changing over from .com to any localized suffix?

Friday, February 03, 2012

The Times of Ooty


Picture taken during my snap vacation in Ooty during the last weekend. Changed a great deal, yet, this place is charming as ever and will forever remain closest to my heart wherever I go!