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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Significance of Birthday

Today 15th November being my birthday, again I repeat the question which I have been repreating since about last 20 years.Why do we celebrate the birthday ? Some say it is a way of bringing family / friends / relative togather , some say it is a Lucky day as per the stars.But Its seems to be a superstition to me. :)

They I say why do we follwow solar calendar not the lunar one.Then my birthday will be quicker every year (Lunar year is 11 days shorter than solar one) :)

My mother is a strict believer of astrology but I was never.Ironically speaking astrology makes no sence when they go beyond science.when a astrologer can not predict his time of death or incident going to happen in his life , how can he predict another's.

Today I have decided to teach some astro-logy-nomy Gyan to the readers.I really respect the Indian astrologer and calendar makers (Panji) because of the fact that their calculations of positioning of stars and plannets are as accurate as that now Astronomers determine with Hi-tech gadgets and formulae.

date of solar eclipse, lunar eclipese, visibility and rise of moon , and other planets are always correct in traditional calendar , even I crosschecked several times when I was in primary school.

Even the moon signes are correct.If a baby is born now his/her moon sign will be the Consterlation (Group of stars like Leo for example) on the sky is in the back ground of moon.This one can see the sky and tell whithout even seeing the calendar.Similarly the sun sign is the costerllation which is in the back ground of the sun at this very moment.Obviously we cant see the start in the background of sun.This is always estimated.Now think of a baby born on New Moon day , when sun and moon are almost at the same/near by  position in the sky .His Sun and Moon sign will be same.Since sunsign is directly related to the position of sun on the sky at the time of birth , it repeats every solar year in 365 days.Therefore we can say a date range like 23 aug to 22 sep sun remains in front of the Virgo Constetllation every year .So these dates are fixed.But Moon sign's case is not the same because Moon is quickly moving and Bit Position is not fixed on the same date of every year. There are several Sky simulators available using which I went back to see the sky of 15th NOV 1985 , 0510 Hours and figured out that Moon was in front of the Cancer consterllation .So My Moon sign is Cancer.

There are 88 consterllation in th sky but why only 12 (Zodiac) are known to most of the people.because the fall on the line of  motion of  the Sun , moon , and all the planets i.e the line from east (rising horizon) to west (the setting horizon).so these are the only 12 constellation which has possibility of being the back ground of any of these objects like sun , moon , planets .Because solar system is flat like a disc , you can never espect sun , moon or any planet to be in the north or south of the sky .Always in the like from east to west.

All right this much is enough for my Birthday Post.Very Happy birthday to Dola , Deepak and Sania Mirza too :) Here is some wiki about the day http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_15

Significance of Birthday

Today 15th November being my birthday, again I repeat the question which I have been repreating since about last 20 years.Why do we celebrate the birthday ? Some say it is a way of bringing family / friends / relative togather , some say it is a Lucky day as per the stars.But Its seems to be a superstition to me. :)

They I say why do we follwow solar calendar not the lunar one.Then my birthday will be quicker every year (Lunar year is 11 days shorter than solar one) :)

My mother is a strict believer of astrology but I was never.Ironically speaking astrology makes no sence when they go beyond science.when a astrologer can not predict his time of death or incident going to happen in his life , how can he predict another's.

Today I have decided to teach some astro-logy-nomy Gyan to the readers.I really respect the Indian astrologer and calendar makers (Panji) because of the fact that their calculations of positioning of stars and plannets are as accurate as that now Astronomers determine with Hi-tech gadgets and formulae.

date of solar eclipse, lunar eclipese, visibility and rise of moon , and other planets are always correct in traditional calendar , even I crosschecked several times when I was in primary school.

Even the moon signes are correct.If a baby is born now his/her moon sign will be the Consterlation (Group of stars like Leo for example) on the sky is in the back ground of moon.This one can see the sky and tell whithout even seeing the calendar.Similarly the sun sign is the costerllation which is in the back ground of the sun at this very moment.Obviously we cant see the start in the background of sun.This is always estimated.Now think of a baby born on New Moon day , when sun and moon are almost at the same/near by  position in the sky .His Sun and Moon sign will be same.Since sunsign is directly related to the position of sun on the sky at the time of birth , it repeats every solar year in 365 days.Therefore we can say a date range like 23 aug to 22 sep sun remains in front of the Virgo Constetllation every year .So these dates are fixed.But Moon sign's case is not the same because Moon is quickly moving and Bit Position is not fixed on the same date of every year. There are several Sky simulators available using which I went back to see the sky of 15th NOV 1985 , 0510 Hours and figured out that Moon was in front of the Cancer consterllation .So My Moon sign is Cancer.

There are 88 consterllation in th sky but why only 12 (Zodiac) are known to most of the people.because the fall on the line of  motion of  the Sun , moon , and all the planets i.e the line from east (rising horizon) to west (the setting horizon).so these are the only 12 constellation which has possibility of being the back ground of any of these objects like sun , moon , planets .Because solar system is flat like a disc , you can never espect sun , moon or any planet to be in the north or south of the sky .Always in the like from east to west.

All right this much is enough for my Birthday Post.Very Happy birthday to Dola , Deepak and Sania Mirza too :) Here is some wiki about the day http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_15

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Google Launches Voice and Video Chat Inside Gmail

Today Google starts rolling out voice and video chat inside Gmail—which requires a free browser plug-in download, and, obviously, a webcam or microphone. Googler Justin Uberti explains:
Once you install the plug-in, to start a video chat, just click on the "Video & more" menu at the bottom of your Gmail chat window, and choose "Start video chat." You'll have a few seconds to make sure you look presentable while it's ringing, and then you'll see and hear your friend live, right from within Gmail. You can click the "pop-out" icon to make the video larger, or click the fullscreen icon in the upper left-hand corner for a fully immersive experience.

Video isn't yet enabled in my account, but the Googlers say rollout is happening gradually over the next two days, to vanilla Gmail as well as Google Apps accounts, for Mac and Windows. What's your favorite webcam model and video chat service? How does Gmail's video chat stack up? Let us know in the comments.

Google Launches Voice and Video Chat Inside Gmail

Today Google starts rolling out voice and video chat inside Gmail—which requires a free browser plug-in download, and, obviously, a webcam or microphone. Googler Justin Uberti explains:
Once you install the plug-in, to start a video chat, just click on the "Video & more" menu at the bottom of your Gmail chat window, and choose "Start video chat." You'll have a few seconds to make sure you look presentable while it's ringing, and then you'll see and hear your friend live, right from within Gmail. You can click the "pop-out" icon to make the video larger, or click the fullscreen icon in the upper left-hand corner for a fully immersive experience.

Video isn't yet enabled in my account, but the Googlers say rollout is happening gradually over the next two days, to vanilla Gmail as well as Google Apps accounts, for Mac and Windows. What's your favorite webcam model and video chat service? How does Gmail's video chat stack up? Let us know in the comments.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Spot the Current Geographical Position of any Indian Train

Indian Rail Info is a free Google Maps mashup which allows you to visualize the current geographical position of any Indian train.



Here some great news for the Indian Railway geeks.After erail.in, here is an interesting site to know the current running status.So that one does not have to call the Railway inquiry everytime.
Even its easy now to check your pnr status instantly without those annoying popup ads on railways site.

For example, the Coromandel Express/2841 has crossed Bhubaneswar at 9:20pm IST.

Unfortunately this site does not extrapolate this data to guess the location between two junctions, so the train is still shown at Bhubaneswar.

 

Spot the Current Geographical Position of any Indian Train

Indian Rail Info is a free Google Maps mashup which allows you to visualize the current geographical position of any Indian train.



Here some great news for the Indian Railway geeks.After erail.in, here is an interesting site to know the current running status.So that one does not have to call the Railway inquiry everytime.

For example, the Coromandel Express/2841 has crossed Bhubaneswar at 9:20pm IST.

Unfortunately this site does not extrapolate this data to guess the location between two junctions, so the train is still shown at Bhubaneswar.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Trace India Mobile Number

Here Goes the partial solution.
Next time you receive a call from an unknown mobile number.
Try the number over here.You will get an idea about the cellular region to which the number belong to
along with this
DONT Prefix any +91 or "0" Just give the 10 digit mobile number .



Enter 10 digit mobile Number:


Press Ctrl + 'D' to bookmark this page


Important Note: Sharing the precise name and address details of mobile number is crime in India. It is against the privacy law. Land lines are more associated to houses or organizations, where as Mobile is very personal. The purpose of this tool is to give you some directions of location of mobile, so that if you call the person, you know how you'll be billed. Or you could recall the person by knowing the state and operator

Trace India Mobile Number

Here Goes the partial solution.
Next time you receive a call from an unknown mobile number.
Try the number over here.You will get an idea about the cellular region to which the number belong to
along with this
DONT Prefix any +91 or "0" Just give the 10 digit mobile number .


Enter 10 digit mobile Number:



Press Ctrl + 'D' to bookmark this page


Important Note: Sharing the precise name and address details of mobile number is crime in India. It is against the privacy law. Land lines are more associated to houses or organizations, where as Mobile is very personal. The purpose of this tool is to give you some directions of location of mobile, so that if you call the person, you know how you'll be billed. Or you could recall the person by knowing the state and operator

Monday, October 13, 2008

Time Traveling With Google

http://www.google.com/search2001.html

In honor of it's 10th-year anniversary, Google has made available their search index from January 2001. In some cases, the results can be pulled from an Internet Archive. Here a some interesting findings while "Googling" back in time

This is the world of Google circa 2001, a time capsule adventure available until the end of the month at Google.com/search2001.html in celebration of the search engine's 10th birthday. (Google has released the earliest good version of its index available, which, for technical reasons, is from 2001 rather than 1998.)

Being an employee , the 1st thing I searched was "oracle" and got this link

http://web.archive.org/web/20011217200518/www.oracle.com/

this took me to oracle home page when I was in 11th standard. when i searched "gmail" , it didnt exist.

Note : you can always try http://www.archive.org/index.php for older version of any web page

Time Traveling With Google

http://www.google.com/search2001.html

In honor of it's 10th-year anniversary, Google has made available their search index from January 2001. In some cases, the results can be pulled from an Internet Archive. Here a some interesting findings while "Googling" back in time

This is the world of Google circa 2001, a time capsule adventure available until the end of the month at Google.com/search2001.html in celebration of the search engine's 10th birthday. (Google has released the earliest good version of its index available, which, for technical reasons, is from 2001 rather than 1998.)

Being an employee , the 1st thing I searched was "oracle" and got this link

http://web.archive.org/web/20011217200518/www.oracle.com/

this took me to oracle home page when I was in 11th standard. when i searched "gmail" , it didnt exist.

Note : you can always try http://www.archive.org/index.php for older version of any web page

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Two gmail address for one gmail account

When we create a gmail account we actually get two email address like this

  • userid@gmail.com

  • userid@googlemail.com


the second one You probably don’t know
now you can save your GMail mailbox from spam with this trick

Give your @googlemail.com address to very important contacts and you can put that in the visiting card while keep the @gmail.com address for public use like u can place it on your blogs, website or in forums . Then set a Gmail filter such that all email messages with @googlemail.com in the header go a special folder so you will never miss important emails

Two gmail address for one gmail account

When we create a gmail account we actually get two email address like this

  • userid@gmail.com

  • userid@googlemail.com


the second one You probably don’t know
now you can save your GMail mailbox from spam with this trick

Give your @googlemail.com address to very important contacts and you can put that in the visiting card while keep the @gmail.com address for public use like u can place it on your blogs, website or in forums . Then set a Gmail filter such that all email messages with @googlemail.com in the header go a special folder so you will never miss important emails

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Keep track of your shared expenses

Keep track of your shared expenses  with roommates or a friends group with whom you have spend money while traveling.Normal spreadsheet like Ms Excel and Open offoce (With expense calculator template) can me very difficult to share.

Online collaborative spreadsheet like Google Docs  (with appropriate template )can be shared easily within friends but they can end up with messy calculation when a lot of people are involved and not having equal share in paying and owing.

BillMonk tracks shared expenses within social groups - friends, co-workers and family.




Similar to iOWEYOU, BillMonk helps you cover or borrow from your friends without worrying that one of you will forget.

  • Borrow and remember. Don't forget to pay your friend back for the cash she loaned you the other day.

  • Roommates. Rent, phone, power... solve the headache of figuring out everyone's fair share.

  • Restaurants. It's stressful to split restaurant bills. Just let one person pay and report it

  • Group vacations. Tracking who paid for what on vacation is no fun: hotel, gas, tickets, etc. Report these bills on the go with your cell phone and settle up when you get home!

  • Shared Gifts. Make it easy to track debts when a group of friends pitch in together to buy a nice gift for someone.


If you hate signing up in yet another website with yet another account with yet another password www.buxfer.com will let u log in with Google yahoo aol and several other popular accounts

Keep track of your shared expenses

Keep track of your shared expenses  with roommates or a friends group with whom you have spend money while traveling.Normal spreadsheet like Ms Excel and Open offoce (With expense calculator template) can me very difficult to share.

Online collaborative spreadsheet like Google Docs  (with appropriate template )can be shared easily within friends but they can end up with messy calculation when a lot of people are involved and not having equal share in paying and owing.

BillMonk tracks shared expenses within social groups - friends, co-workers and family.




Similar to iOWEYOU, BillMonk helps you cover or borrow from your friends without worrying that one of you will forget.

  • Borrow and remember. Don't forget to pay your friend back for the cash she loaned you the other day.

  • Roommates. Rent, phone, power... solve the headache of figuring out everyone's fair share.

  • Restaurants. It's stressful to split restaurant bills. Just let one person pay and report it

  • Group vacations. Tracking who paid for what on vacation is no fun: hotel, gas, tickets, etc. Report these bills on the go with your cell phone and settle up when you get home!

  • Shared Gifts. Make it easy to track debts when a group of friends pitch in together to buy a nice gift for someone.


If you hate signing up in yet another website with yet another account with yet another password www.buxfer.com will let u log in with Google yahoo aol and several other popular accounts

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Google SMS Channels: Send SMS Text Messages to your Group for Free

Google India has just introduced a new product called Google SMS Channels that lets you subscribe to news alerts, blog updates and other kinds of information like horoscopes, jokes, stocks or even cricket scores via SMS text messages.

If you are based in India and like to subscribe to this site on your mobile phone via SMS, please join the Hello Tech ! SMS channel on Google. Thanks Amit Somani.

Google SMS Channels, which seems to have lot in common with SMS Gupshup, is free both for content publishers as well as mobile phone users who subscribe to text updates via SMS.

Families or friends can create private SMS groups on Google SMS channels and stay in touch via SMS without paying any fees to their mobile carrier.

google sms channels

Other than receiving blog RSS feeds via SMS, you may also use the Google SMS service to get news alerts and weather information on your phone.

Another interesting part – you don’t really need a mobile phone to send an SMS to your group as there’s an option in Google SMS channels that lets you can compose and send SMS messages via the web itself. It supports English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada.

Google SMS channels currently works only with with phone numbers of India but they are “working towards making this service available to international numbers.”

Google SMS Channels: Send SMS Text Messages to your Group for Free

Google India has just introduced a new product called Google SMS Channels that lets you subscribe to news alerts, blog updates and other kinds of information like horoscopes, jokes, stocks or even cricket scores via SMS text messages.

If you are based in India and like to subscribe to this site on your mobile phone via SMS, please join the Hello Tech ! SMS channel on Google. Thanks Amit Somani.

Google SMS Channels, which seems to have lot in common with SMS Gupshup, is free both for content publishers as well as mobile phone users who subscribe to text updates via SMS.

Families or friends can create private SMS groups on Google SMS channels and stay in touch via SMS without paying any fees to their mobile carrier.

google sms channels

Other than receiving blog RSS feeds via SMS, you may also use the Google SMS service to get news alerts and weather information on your phone.

Another interesting part – you don’t really need a mobile phone to send an SMS to your group as there’s an option in Google SMS channels that lets you can compose and send SMS messages via the web itself. It supports English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada.

Google SMS channels currently works only with with phone numbers of India but they are “working towards making this service available to international numbers.”

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Google Map Marker

http://www.google.com/mapmaker

Google Map Maker is a Google Maps service that allows you add or edit features, such as roads, businesses, parks, schools and more. Using Google Map Maker tools, you can visually mark locations and add detailed information about these locations. Once you have submitted content, this information may be edited by other users or moderators. At a later time, this content may be published in Google Maps for others to see and use.

http://www.google.com/mapmaker/mapfiles/s/support.html



Comprehensive user contributed help site at http://sites.google.com/site/mapmakeruserhelp/.


http://www.youtube.com/v/DjoXsot4Xao&hl=en&fs=1

Google Map Marker

http://www.google.com/mapmaker

Google Map Maker is a Google Maps service that allows you add or edit features, such as roads, businesses, parks, schools and more. Using Google Map Maker tools, you can visually mark locations and add detailed information about these locations. Once you have submitted content, this information may be edited by other users or moderators. At a later time, this content may be published in Google Maps for others to see and use.

http://www.google.com/mapmaker/mapfiles/s/support.html



Comprehensive user contributed help site at http://sites.google.com/site/mapmakeruserhelp/.


http://www.youtube.com/v/DjoXsot4Xao&hl=en&fs=1

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Google Chrome (BETA) - Browser from Google

http://www.google.com/chrome

Google Chrome is an open source web browser developed by Google. The name is derived from the graphical user interfaceframe, or "chrome", of web browsers. The open source project behind Google Chrome is known as Chromium.

A beta version for Microsoft Windows was released on 2 September 2008 in 43 languages. Mac OS X and Linux versions are under development and are scheduled to be released sometime in the future.

It can import all your firefox settings.

Google Chrome (BETA) - Browser from Google

http://www.google.com/chrome

Google Chrome is an open source web browser developed by Google. The name is derived from the graphical user interfaceframe, or "chrome", of web browsers. The open source project behind Google Chrome is known as Chromium.

A beta version for Microsoft Windows was released on 2 September 2008 in 43 languages. Mac OS X and Linux versions are under development and are scheduled to be released sometime in the future.

It can import all your firefox settings.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Google Phone Search - Voice Search for Hyderabad, India

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This Is just for Hyderabad as of now !!!
Google Phone Search is a new pilot service making local business information, movie times and real time flight status accessible from any phone.

Google Phone Search gives you the power of Google Search while you are on the go. This service is completely free of charge (including the call to the service and the connected call to the business), bringing you the information you need, right when you need it the most. It is currently launched in Hyderabad, and can be reached from any Hyderabad phone number - landline or mobile.

































Dial from any phone


1-800-41-999-999

(toll free)




Once you find the information you’re looking for, you can:




  • Get the information sent to you for free via SMS

  • Have the information read to you

  • Have your call connected, for free, with the business or movie theater


Google Phone Search - Voice Search for Hyderabad, India

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.bottomborder{ border-bottom:#C3D9FF 1px solid; padding-bottom:10px; padding-top:10px;}
.sansbottomborder{padding-bottom:10px; padding-top:10px;}


This Is just for Hyderabad as of now !!!
Google Phone Search is a new pilot service making local business information, movie times and real time flight status accessible from any phone.

Google Phone Search gives you the power of Google Search while you are on the go. This service is completely free of charge (including the call to the service and the connected call to the business), bringing you the information you need, right when you need it the most. It is currently launched in Hyderabad, and can be reached from any Hyderabad phone number - landline or mobile.

































Dial from any phone


1-800-41-999-999

(toll free)




Once you find the information you’re looking for, you can:




  • Get the information sent to you for free via SMS

  • Have the information read to you

  • Have your call connected, for free, with the business or movie theater


Monday, August 25, 2008

Visualize the storage consumption of the folders

Remember when you were sure your computer had all the hard drive space you'd ever need? Gigabytes sell for less than a buck a pop nowadays, but with video, music, photos and web clippings hogging up hard drives more and more each day, that "Low Disk Space" message may come a lot sooner than you ever expected. Where did all those gigabytes go?

If you need to free up space on your hard drive fast, your best bet is to start wiping out the big space-eaters right away. But don't waste time guessing who they are; there are easy ways to inventory what's clogging your hard drive. Free tools for Windows, Mac and Linux map your hard drive usage so you can get a birds-eye view of what's taking up most of your coveted hard drive space.

Here are some of the tools I have used.

FosiX A lot of features and appealing visuals but 30 days trials(Download)

JDiskReport (Download)

multi-platform freeware JDiskReport also provides graphical disk usage statistics using more common pie/line/bar charts.Since JDiskReport is Java-based (hence the J), you'll have to download and install Java in order to run it.

WinDirStat (Download)

The free, open-source utility WinDirStat displays your disk usage in a color-coded map that shows what file types and folders take up the most space on your hard drive.

Visualize the storage consumption of the folders

Remember when you were sure your computer had all the hard drive space you'd ever need? Gigabytes sell for less than a buck a pop nowadays, but with video, music, photos and web clippings hogging up hard drives more and more each day, that "Low Disk Space" message may come a lot sooner than you ever expected. Where did all those gigabytes go?

If you need to free up space on your hard drive fast, your best bet is to start wiping out the big space-eaters right away. But don't waste time guessing who they are; there are easy ways to inventory what's clogging your hard drive. Free tools for Windows, Mac and Linux map your hard drive usage so you can get a birds-eye view of what's taking up most of your coveted hard drive space.

Here are some of the tools I have used.

FosiX A lot of features and appealing visuals but 30 days trials(Download)

JDiskReport (Download)

multi-platform freeware JDiskReport also provides graphical disk usage statistics using more common pie/line/bar charts.Since JDiskReport is Java-based (hence the J), you'll have to download and install Java in order to run it.

WinDirStat (Download)

The free, open-source utility WinDirStat displays your disk usage in a color-coded map that shows what file types and folders take up the most space on your hard drive.

Monday, August 18, 2008

musicovery.com

Musicovery is an interactive and customised webradio. Listeners can intuitively find music matching their mood. The more they listen and rate songs, the more radio programmes get personalized. Reviewers have commented that unlike services that are governed by the user's choice of artist or genre, this method results in more discovery of artists to which the user might not otherwise have been exposed;Musicovery provides dance mix — with the ability to specify the desired dance tempo and similar artist features, as well as the option of a low fidelity free service or a premium service with better sound. Users have the option to limit the selection to a specific year or range of years, as well as to deselect any genre, and genres are color-keyed to the graphic interface.

The webradio service is accessible on mobile phone (on 3G/Symbian Nokia Devices).

Music files provided by the service are streamed, not downloaded, and the listener can buy all the songs played or tagged as favorite from major online music retailers iTunes, Amazon, and eBay.

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musicovery.com

Musicovery is an interactive and customised webradio. Listeners can intuitively find music matching their mood. The more they listen and rate songs, the more radio programmes get personalized. Reviewers have commented that unlike services that are governed by the user's choice of artist or genre, this method results in more discovery of artists to which the user might not otherwise have been exposed;Musicovery provides dance mix — with the ability to specify the desired dance tempo and similar artist features, as well as the option of a low fidelity free service or a premium service with better sound. Users have the option to limit the selection to a specific year or range of years, as well as to deselect any genre, and genres are color-keyed to the graphic interface.

The webradio service is accessible on mobile phone (on 3G/Symbian Nokia Devices).

Music files provided by the service are streamed, not downloaded, and the listener can buy all the songs played or tagged as favorite from major online music retailers iTunes, Amazon, and eBay.

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Yahoo Pipes

http://pipes.yahoo.com

A powerful composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web.

One of the  most usefulness of this tool was realized when I could aggregate all the photo together taken by different friends in different cameras and uploaded separately in their Picasa or flicker web albums

I just took the RSS feed of different sources and used a simple UNION operator using yahoo pipes and Bingo ! All the pictures of the event are now together and can be distributed as a single stream.
http://www.jumpcut.com/media/flash/jump.swf?id=F4396574585311DC87A2000423CF0184&asset_type=clip&asset_id=F4396574585311DC87A2000423CF0184&asset_url=/media/dyn/84/2fc0/7aaa8b5c719b614fb3f846fd17/lq.flv&eb=1

Yahoo Pipes

http://pipes.yahoo.com

A powerful composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web.

One of the  most usefulness of this tool was realized when I could aggregate all the photo together taken by different friends in different cameras and uploaded separately in their Picasa or flicker web albums

I just took the RSS feed of different sources and used a simple UNION operator using yahoo pipes and Bingo ! All the pictures of the event are now together and can be distributed as a single stream.
http://www.jumpcut.com/media/flash/jump.swf?id=F4396574585311DC87A2000423CF0184&asset_type=clip&asset_id=F4396574585311DC87A2000423CF0184&asset_url=/media/dyn/84/2fc0/7aaa8b5c719b614fb3f846fd17/lq.flv&eb=1

Friday, August 1, 2008

Solar Eclipse Live from China

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Solar Eclipse Live from China "]Solar Eclipse Live from China [/caption]

Thousands are expected to coverge in the Gobi desert in far-off western China Friday's total eclipse of the sun with an 80% chance of clear skies for the solar event. Yet for millions of remote viewers the solar eclipse may be seen LIVE on the WEB beginning at 6:00 AM EST Friday.

The solar eclipse will begin with the shadow of the orbiting moon slowly moving over the sun's face until it obscures the bright solar disk completely for about 2 1/2 minutes before the shadow recedes. Totality will occur at 7:09 AM EST.

Video of the 2006 solar eclipse from Turkey may be viewed HERE. The next total solar eclipse to occur in Northern America is 2017.

Solar Eclipse Live from China

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Solar Eclipse Live from China "]Solar Eclipse Live from China [/caption]

Thousands are expected to coverge in the Gobi desert in far-off western China Friday's total eclipse of the sun with an 80% chance of clear skies for the solar event. Yet for millions of remote viewers the solar eclipse may be seen LIVE on the WEB beginning at 6:00 AM EST Friday.

The solar eclipse will begin with the shadow of the orbiting moon slowly moving over the sun's face until it obscures the bright solar disk completely for about 2 1/2 minutes before the shadow recedes. Totality will occur at 7:09 AM EST.

Video of the 2006 solar eclipse from Turkey may be viewed HERE. The next total solar eclipse to occur in Northern America is 2017.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Anywhere.fm



http://www.anywhere.fm

Upload all your songs , playlist , and iTunes library on the internet and stream them from wherever you are.

E.g. Just type http://anywhere.fm/neilghosh/top_rated on the url bar and get my top rated music streaming within seconds.

you can create an account and upload all the music you want to listen and make playlist from home.Later on you can listen to them from office, friend's place or ANYWAHERE.

The good news is its absolutely FREE ! and UNLIMITED storage.

In Addition to that steam and share your favorite radio and friend's radio and playlists in a cool and rich user interface , all inside your browser.

Anywhere.fm



http://www.anywhere.fm

Upload all your songs , playlist , and iTunes library on the internet and stream them from wherever you are.

E.g. Just type http://anywhere.fm/neilghosh/top_rated on the url bar and get my top rated music streaming within seconds.

you can create an account and upload all the music you want to listen and make playlist from home.Later on you can listen to them from office, friend's place or ANYWAHERE.

The good news is its absolutely FREE ! and UNLIMITED storage.

In Addition to that steam and share your favorite radio and friend's radio and playlists in a cool and rich user interface , all inside your browser.

Translation Bot

Send a message in one language and have it instantly translated into another. Just add a translation bot to your contacts using the following format: [from language]2[to language]@bot.talk.google.com. There are 24 bots available:
(ar = Arabic, de = German, el = Greek, en = English, es = Spanish, fr = French, it = Italian, ja = Japanese, ko = Korean, nl = Dutch, ru = Russian, zh = Chinese)

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  • zh2en


http://www.google.com/talk/about_whatsnew.html

Translation Bot

Send a message in one language and have it instantly translated into another. Just add a translation bot to your contacts using the following format: [from language]2[to language]@bot.talk.google.com. There are 24 bots available:
(ar = Arabic, de = German, el = Greek, en = English, es = Spanish, fr = French, it = Italian, ja = Japanese, ko = Korean, nl = Dutch, ru = Russian, zh = Chinese)

  • ar2en

  • de2en

  • de2fr

  • el2en

  • en2ar

  • en2de



  • en2el

  • en2es

  • en2fr

  • en2it

  • en2ja

  • en2ko



  • en2nl

  • en2ru

  • en2zh

  • es2en

  • fr2de

  • fr2en



  • it2en

  • ja2en

  • ko2en

  • nl2en

  • ru2en

  • zh2en


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