Friday, September 30, 2005

Yahoo Site Explorer

Yahoo! introduced a new search tool that allows you to see all the pages of your site that are indexed by Yahoo! Another cool information that this report returns is the ability to see how many inbound links you have to a page.

Yahoo! Site Explorer is a cool tool for businesses to make sure all their pages are indexed. Check it out at http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/

Google Search Tips

I have prided myself as being a expert in searching Google. I am trying to impart my knowledge to my daughter but I am scared she will use these skills to complete her home work.

Some of my favorite exciting queries to google are:
"What is the population of West Virginia"
"1 million INR in USD"
"100000000*1234566789"

It does look like I have a lot of time on my hands :) But Google is making it easier to search and I am going to use it to the fullest.

The article on Google Search here is a great resource to learn more http://blog.outer-court.com/archive/2005-09-29-n85.html

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Digital Dentistry

Visits to the dentist usually conjure images of pain and suffering for me. I just returned from a visit to the dentist and the experience was amazing.

The office of Dr.Shobha Daney is almost paperless.The registration form was prefilled with all the details the assistant had got from me on the phone the previous day. I had to sign a electronic singature pad and complete the digital "paperwork". Dr. Daney has a practice in Rockville, MD. (Mddental.com)

I was a new patient so Dr.Daney had to X Ray the teeth. She explained that they use a technology called "Digital Radiography" that shows the doctor the X_Ray on a screen and she can see it immediately and is recorded digitally.The next part of the examination consisted of taking photographs using a "Intra Oral Camera". After taking several pictures she showed them to me on a LCD TV monitor placed in front of the Patient's chair and explained each tooth and its state to me.

In the teeth that have cavities she used a laser to judge how deep the cavities were. This helps her to judge the treatment. I was amazed at the gadgetry and was happy that I knew so much more about my own teeth. These gadgets also made the treatment interesting and less painful and I think I will be able to muster enough courage to revisit.

I left the dental office with my teeth cleaned and enough knowledge of how to take care of my teeth.