Saturday, February 28, 2015

Dotcom World-39: COINING ‘SURF’ THE NET


Sometimes we forget to wonder about the most common things that we do, like why we use the term ‘surf’  the net.  The term ‘surfing’  the Internet was coined in 1992 by a librarian, Jean Armour Polly, who goes by the popular name ‘Net Mom’ and also owns a domain by the same name.

Courtesy: The Times of India, Chennai, Oct 16, 2014

Computer World-26: The Various File Formats-5: IMAGE FILES

Image Files

Bitmap Image File
BW File
Kodak Cineon Bitmap File
Windows Cursor
DICOM Image File
Digital Picture Exchange File
Enhanced Windows Metafile
Graphical Interchange Format File
Icon File
JPEG 2000 Core Image File
JPEG 2000 Code Stream File
JPEG Image
JPEG Image
JPEG 2000 Image File
Portable Bitmap Image
Kodak Photo CD Image File
Paintbrush Bitmap Image File
Portable Gray Map Image
Picture File
Portable Network Graphic
Portable Pixmap Image File
Adobe Photoshop Document
PhotoWorks Image File
RGB Bitmap
Seattle FilmWorks Image
Silicon Graphics Image File
Sun Raster Graphic File
Scalable Vector Graphics File
Targa Graphic
Tagged Image File
Tagged Image File Format
Wireless Bitmap Image File
Windows Metafile
X11 Bitmap Graphic
GIMP Image File
X11 Pixmap Graphic

Monday, February 9, 2015

Computer World-25: The Various File Formats-4: Video Files

Video Files

3GPP2 Multimedia File
3GPP Multimedia File
Advanced Systems Format File
Audio Video Interleave File
AVM File
VCD Video File
Flash Video File
iTunes Video File
Matroska Video File
Apple QuickTime Movie
MPEG-4 Video File
MPEG Movie
MPEG Video File
Nullsoft Streaming Video File
Ogg Media File
Ogg Video File
Real Media File
RealMedia Variable Bit Rate File
Beyond TV Transport Stream File
Video Transport Stream File
DVD Video Object File
WebM Video File
Windows Media Video File
Windows Recorded TV Show File

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Computer World-24: The Various File Formats-3: Audio Files

.CAF    Audio File 

.CAFF  Core Audio File

.DTS    Core Audio File

.FLAC  DTS Encoded Audio File

.GSM    Free Lossless Audio Codec File

.M4A    Global System for Mobile Audio File

.M4B    MPEG-4 Audio File

.M4R    MPEG-4 Audio Book File

.MKA   iPhone Ringtone File

.MP2    Matroska Audio File

.MP3    MPEG Layer II Compressed Audio File

.MPA    MP3 Audio File

.MPC    MPEG-2 Audio File

.OGG    Musepack Compressed Audio File

.QCP     Ogg Vorbis Audio File

.RA        PureVoice Audio File

.SND      Real Audio File

.WAV     Sound File

.WMA    WAVE Audio File

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Computer World-23: THE VARIOUS FILE FORMATS-2: Spreadsheet Files

Spreadsheet Files

.CSV     Comma Separated Values File

.XLS      Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

.XLSM  Microsoft Excel Open XML Macro-Enabled Spreadsheet

.XLSX   Microsoft Excel Open XML Spreadsheet