I am Hack Sparrow
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I am officially switching to Google Chrome from Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox has been my default browser ever since I discovered it in 2006. The tabs, 'anti-IE', open source community, and most important of all - the excellent collection of extensions, kept me hooked to Firefox - for more than five years! Firefox has been known to be a memory and CPU hog as long as it has existed. There have been times sometime during 2 ...

Facebook vs Google+ who would win?

Alright, so Google is making big news once again with a new product announcement - the Google+ project. I had a peek at the advertised features and Google+ looks like something I would actually want to use. Hey but I felt the same about Google Wave too, which turned out to be a great disappointment. Let's wait and see. So what is Google+ (Google Plus) and how is it different from Facebook? And most important of all who would win: Facebook or ...

Browsers and how I use them – A Comparison

I am a Windows user primarily and there are multiple web browser options available. I have four of them installed: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It sounds strange that I use all of them right? Well, mostly they help to organize browsing themes, and in some cases I am forced to use them. Here's how I use all these browsers. I use Firefox for web development and gener ...

Thunderbird connecting to pz-in-f16.1e100.net

I use Mozilla  Thunderbird to access my Gmail accounts. I just set it up and noticed that it was making a continuous connection to pz-in-f16.1e100.net and was downloading something using 99% of my available bandwidth. A quick lookup revealed pz-in-f16.1e100.net belonged to Google. So was Thunderbird downloading the mails from my Gmail accounts? Yes it was - even though I did not click on the Download / Sync menu. I ...