I was fascinated by the Google I/O day one session specially the HTML5 capabilities and Geolocation feature in the latest browsers.
Last weekend I thought of combining the this feature with The Google Geocoding API. In fact I used the Reverse Geocoding (Address Lookup) to determine the approximate Address of your current location from the Latitude and longitude information gathered by the Geolocation feature .
Note this works only in the latest Firefox (v 3.5 and above) and the latest Google Chrome , Safari and Opera Browser.Internet Explorer yet to implement this.
The below link works well in India as long as you are in an urban place (Metros and important cities).
You have to click on “share Location” in firefox or “Accept” in Chrome at the top of the page , before it sends your location information to server.
Used xls to transform the xml returned (with Ajax) by the Google Geocoding API and show as HTML content.
Test the above link and let me know (via comment ) how accurate it gives for your place.(at least it points to my building).
Hosting Oracle Application Instance is very costly and the license itself is very costly and it needs a lot of hardware resource for the middle tier and underlying Database.
Fortunately the following are available
This screenshot is taken from the 12.1.1 environment http://vis1211.solutionbeacon.ne
1. Appshosting.com provides Oracle 11i 10.2 Vision Demo and one can login with MFG/welcome.
2. Solutionbeacon.com provides
Please write comment if you have trouble accessing the above environments .
After long time I found a couple of website which has a comprehensive collection of popular TV series and Movies which can be streamed.
For TV series
and for movies
Many times my colleagues asked me how do I quickly open up a bug details in the browser just by typing a letter and the number and hit enter.It saves a lot of time as we skip one step always.The step might be either opening up the home page containing the form field or changing the search engine add on (accessible via Ctrl +K ) .I added a Firefox bookmark keyword today to open up WolframAlpha and give typed string as input automatically and compute on it. Here is the screenshot of the Bookmark from the Bookmark Library of the Mozilla Firefox.
Now after saving this bookmark when I type (in the blank address bar ) “w <space> (23-5)/6” or any other expression computable in Wolfram|Alpha and Hit Enter, it opens up the results page having the input as (23-5)/6 automatically.
Alternatively following tools can be used for quick search and computation.
A new science show premiered on The Discovery Channel last week called “How The Universe Works”.I made a YouTube playlist of the episodes.
However for HD videos I the videos were not embeddable, can be viewed in YouTube itself.
I am Still waiting for YouTube videos for the 2nd episode on Black Holes.I missed it on TV
Meanwhile I also came across the Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking DVD
Courtesy Bad Astronomer