Live Review for

As mentioned earlier I reviewed I did a live recording for and converted it to a video. It took me almost an hour to do it. I did this last weekend. I tried to upload it at youtube, yahoo videos and many other video sharing sites without any success (reasons of failure: 25 mins video is not allowed, some codec problems and few more reasons). I am happy that finally it is uploaded successfully.

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How to send .exe files through gmail

I wanted to pass VNC setup file to my friend as I wanted to show him few things remotely. I was not able to send it through gmail due to gmail security issues (Gmail is very secure and very powerful, see how I handle over 100 mails a day with Google tricks). Then I zipped it and tried but the same message came back.

So how can we send it then? It is very easy when you know else it is as tough as running Bill Gates OS. Here is the simple trick

Follow the steps for a smooth sail

  1. Sender End: Rename the file to some other extension. I renamed it to UltraVNC-Setup.removeit-exe-removeit
  2. Receiver end: Just rename it by removing removeit parts. Very simple but very helpful.

Take care and read my other posts on gmail, orkut and various HR and technical issues.

Canonicalization Issues – Why yes and why no

One of my colleague asked me to help him with URL Canonicalization. I had mentioned about Canonicalization (both at domain level and URL level earlier), I think I did it in company Intranet. I will find it and add it to this post. He also referred me to a post where it was mentioned. I generally end up writing big comments on various blogs, so decided to post it here instead.

Redirection from /index.html to /. Example if someone types we will take them to

Why I might not do it

  • Reason1: It is very much natural
  • Reason2: Almost 99% of the website will never do it, so it is a problem at google’s end, they need to solve it.
  • Reason 3: Very important, when a person is coming to index.html I am redirecting it to / which is making my customer wait.

Why I might do it?

  • Reason 1: Only from links point of view and to help Google. SEO benefits (may be)
  • Reason 2: Technically both these files can be different too.

SEO advices from Matt Cutts
He says google does it work but still fails sometimes.

Q: What is a canonical url? Do you have to use such a weird word, anyway?
A: Sorry that it’s a strange word; that’s what we call it around Google. Canonicalization is the process of picking the best url when there are several choices, and it usually refers to home pages. For example, most people would consider these the same urls:


But technically all of these urls are different. A web server could return completely different content for all the urls above. When Google “canonicalizes” a url, we try to pick the url that seems like the best representative from that set.

More at

Let me think more carefully about it. What is your opinion, should we do it?

Some helpful links

  1. Master guide for canonicalization by JD (he is a gem, he helped me a lot with htaccess issues) –

Some tests

  1. Linking to mattcutts blog using different URL, first with id =2
  2. Second with id=3
  3. Second with id=4
  4. Second with id=5
  5. Linking to with index.php
  6. Linking to with index.php and id =2
  7. Linking to with index.php and id =3