ICTA and CBSL, please bring PayPal full support to Sri Lanka!

PayPal is the de facto standard online money¬†transferring¬†service. But as Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) doesn’t support transferring money into Sri Lanka through PayPal, Sri Lankan online service providers like freelancers are facing huge trouble getting earned money into their bank accounts.

Must do’s for new Androids

Thambaru, who is a friend of mine recently bought an Android phone and asked me what should be the first things he do with it in order to prepare the phone for his use. So, I thought why shouldn’t I write a blogpost on that topic, so I can share my experience of Android. The […]

News Stories I’m Sick Of

In Sri Lanka, most of the TV news telecasts tends to market people’s tears.

My first smart phone.

So, I bought a smart phone. Its a Huawei IDEOS X3 U8510 device and ,following my computer naming scheme, I named it “hal600”.

#AfterAL2011 Results

So, #AL2011 results are released and mine are Physics:F, Maths:F, ICT:C, Gen:70, English: A. My index number is 1510100 and anyone can check that by going to http://www.doenets.lk.

Few months back, I conducted an only survey called “#AfterAL2011”, asking #AL2011 candidates what they are planning to do after the exam. So, with the release of exam results, I’m releasing that survey’s results too.

Webcasting of “Battle of Two Cities 2011” and the birth of “RahulaTV”!

It is not so often we publish story type of articles in The Official Website of Rahula College. But things are evolving. In Rahula College, we are taking steps forward for an endless journey towards the greatness day-by-day. This is the story about the birth of “RahulaTV”, yet another venture of Rahula College, the great!

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011; Making it the “Social World Cup” – Express Yourself!

Specially, “Social World Cup” here means bringing the influence of cricket fever to the cyber world, as cricket world cup fever is socially spreaded enough already in Indian sub-continent, I guess other major cricketing nations are the same. So, according to Amitha – and your common sense – Internet and it’s media have spreaded all over the world now than ever, even in this Indian sub-continent where cricket is almost a religion. So, when we take these facts together, we see the best opportunity for ICC CWC2011 to be the first ever “Social World Cup”.

“Play for the Game” – and why it is waaay better than “De Ghuma Ke”

I’m writing this up to bring you the nice piece of music BanglaYouth came up for the CWC2011.

“De Ghuma Ke” – the official theme song of CWC2011, that Shankar-Ehsan-Loy trio made – , what ever they say in ICC’s and many Indian websites, don’t seem to gather any significant fan attraction. Even Indians I met through various social networks believe that the song is bullshit. I can’t believe that a country with Bollywood inside it made such a poor theme song for a international sporting event.

[Advice] How to remain safe with friend requests from unknown people in Facebook?

In a previous post in this blog – called “Why Twitter is for finding new friends and Facebook is for keeping-up with them” – I told you that you shouldn’t go looking for “friends” through Facebook, as you are risking your sensitive information posted to your Facebook profile with every person you add as a friend in Facebook.

But there going to be people who are requesting to add you as a friend in Facebook. You can’t tell whether they are just “collecting friends” randomly, or really intended to connect with you. Obviously you can’t – and you shouldn’t – ignore all the friend requests you are getting.

Regardless of whether you wanted to add a person as a friend or s/he wanted to add you, s/he can view all of your publicly posted information in your Facebook profiles, and your other friends’ information in some cases (if those friends are allowing their information to be viewed by friends of friends.).

So, how to remain safe with friend requests from unknown people in Facebook?

Binging the Google

Google has been the most innovative company out there in the web-sphere for a quite long time. But ts true that even Google may have some things to learn from others, but, when doing so, Google has been very reasonable until now. This time Google has made a step that – at least for me – looks very unagreeable, which is giving users the option to choose background images in Google Search main page!!!