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I have been blogging for quiet some time now. In recent times I’ve not posted as I have wished. But now after two years I want to know how well my viewers like my blog. I wanted to know your over all view about my blog. If you have specific views regarding the blog don’t be shy to leave a comment.
How do you keep track of topics of interest on the Internet? Do you visit news site, subscribe to RSS feeds, email newsletters, Google Alerts, Twitter? Many Internet users are overwhelmed by the information at their disposal.
Montage is a new online service by Microsoft Fuse Labs that allows everyone to create visual web albums of topics of interest. The information can be supplied from a variety of sources including RSS feeds, Youtube, Twitter or Bing. To make it better, they are also updated in realtime to always displays the latest and greatest.
You get started by visiting the Montage website and entering a topic of interest. This can be anything, from your favorite blog to a sports team, celebrity, brand or hobby.
Montage automatically pulls information from various sources and displays a first suggestion to the user.
It is possible to try different layouts. Once an initial layout has been selected it can be edited before it gets published. The layout is divided into widgets that can be removed or split either horizontally or vertically.
Contents can be edited or added easily by selecting the option and performing a search. Searches currently available include text, video and image searches but also Twitter, Bing Twitter Maps, Facebook Comments, News and RSS.
Its flexibility is one of the strength of Montage. It is possible to use realtime updates or select a specific element that should always be displayed on the page. Even better, it is possible to combine information from different websites in one montage.
Montages can be saved and published. This requires a Twitter, Facebook or Windows Live account. TheMontage gallery lists already published Montages by users grouped into categories such as technology, business, news or sports. The gallery can be used to take a closer look at the online service which is especially helpful for users who are not sure yet if they should create their own montage.
Yesterday I downloaded a video from youtube and saved in linux. I’m using a firefox addon called DownThemAll!. It doesn’t save the download with file extension. Since I was using Fedora i was not bothered about it much. Then for some work I logged onto xp. Then I tried to play the downloaded video in windows, but it didn’t play because it was not having an File extension.I know it should be either mp4 or flv, So i tried renaming the file with extension mp4 and it worked. Then i had a doubt, what if i rename the file with the extension flv and play. So i renamed with the extension flv and played. To my surprise it the file was playing without any glitch. My questions are
- If the same file can be played without any problem in two different extensions, then what is the use of having extensions?
- If VLC player in Linux can play a file without an extension, why can’t it do the same in windows?
- On the first place, What is the reason for having a file extension?