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Some Google projects really do start from one person hacking around. Last summer, an engineering intern named Pieter Senster joined the mobile advertising team to explore how we could display Flash animations on devices that don’t support Adobe Flash player. Pieter made such great progress that Google hired him full time and formed a team to work on the project. Swiffy was born!

Today we’re making the first version of Swiffy available on Google Labs. You can upload a SWF file, and Swiffy will produce an HTML5 version which will run in modern browsers with a high level of SVG support such as Chrome and Safari. It’s still an early version, so it won’t convert all Flash content, but it already works well on ads and animations.

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Varnish Cache is an open source, state of the art web application accelerator. You install it on your web server and it makes your website fly. It really true, if you have a big website with huge visitors then Varnish Cache will be really a boon for you.
Varnish Cache

Even Facebook recommends and uses Varnish Cache to speed itself up.

So we are gonna see how to install and configure Varnish Cache on Ubuntu Operating system with Apache Web server. (This article is to install varnish on Ubuntu 10.04 but its almost the same for other versions of Ubuntu. The version of apache doesn’t matter .)

Tricks N Tips

There is a funny event occuring when we translate “Suresh Raina Is God” in Google Translate from English to Serbian Language.

[Update: Google has fixed this error. So this wont work any more]

Lets see what happens:

When we translate “Suresh Raina Is God” from English to Serbian Language we get the translation:

Suresh Raina Is God - English To Serbian Translation


But when we translate back we get : “Sachin Tendulkar is God

Serbian To English Translation

Isn’t it funny. ?? Yes it is. Lets see why this happens





NGO Awareness: Green Coalition Network is an independent non-governmental environmental advocacy organization that was informally founded in the year 2000. Green Coalition is dedicated to improving public health standards, protecting…

NGO Awareness


I found a nice article at jasoncodes. which helped me to solve my problem about the query paramaters in url..

If you use FeedBurner for your feeds, then it has a feature which integrates with Google Analytics to tell you how many of your hits come via feed readers. This is rather useful because feed readers typically don’t pass any useful referrer information (especially desktop clients). This tracking can be enabled by ticking the “Track clicks as a traffic source in Google Analytics” option in your FeedBurner account.

However, this comes with a disadvantage to those of us who care about clean URLs.

It pollutes the urls like this:

Tricks N Tips

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