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Oracle Soccer : Inventory United

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Today Inventory United participated in Oracle Internal Soccer tournament 2009.Last Year  we made it to the pre-quarters
after being ranked 4th among 24 teams in the league stage but injuries and 3 games on a single day had stopped our journey.Year 2008

From left to right
Neil, Darpan, Abhay, Zoheb, Nikhil, Ankuj, Sanjeev
Year 2009

From left to right
Neil, Nikhil, Gagan, Nittin, Darpan, Ankuj, Soumya, SanjeevThis year it all started with a very sunny morning.1st match was against “EClub Devils” a team of Oracle employee club representatives.
As it was the 1st match for us (Inventory United) all were fresh but did not have any kick practice before this match.Our 1st success came when Neil (me) converted a perfect pass by Zoheb to
a good looking Goal.Inventory dominated the first half totally and not a chance was given to the E-club.It was a best start possible. After Half time Inventory United were leading by 1-0 and more focused …

Oracle Soccer : Inventory United

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Today Inventory United participated in Oracle Internal Soccer tournament 2009.Last Year  we made it to the pre-quarters
after being ranked 4th among 24 teams in the league stage but injuries and 3 games on a single day had stopped our journey.Year 2008

From left to right
Neil, Darpan, Abhay, Zoheb, Nikhil, Ankuj, Sanjeev
Year 2009

From left to right
Neil, Nikhil, Gagan, Nittin, Darpan, Ankuj, Soumya, SanjeevThis year it all started with a very sunny morning.1st match was against “EClub Devils” a team of Oracle employee club representatives.
As it was the 1st match for us (Inventory United) all were fresh but did not have any kick practice before this match.Our 1st success came when Neil (me) converted a perfect pass by Zoheb to
a good looking Goal.Inventory dominated the first half totally and not a chance was given to the E-club.It was a best start possible. After Half time Inventory United were leading by 1-0 and more focused …

Ted in India

I have been following TED since last year when I saw the talk by the Google guys.It was really inspiring with practical examples.
TED was here in India at the Mysore campus of Infosys Tech India.Here is the flickr slide showhttp://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649The (official) video recordings of TED India sessions aren’t available yet (except that of Pranav Mistry) but you can subscribe to this page and get notified as soon as new TED videos are posted online.Here is the 4 minute summery report http://www.youtube.com/v/07dnzCd3ff0&rel=0&color1=d6d6d6&color2=f0f0f0&border=0&fs=1&hl=en&autoplay=0&showinfo=0&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&hd=1&start=166

Ted in India

I have been following TED since last year when I saw the talk by the Google guys.It was really inspiring with practical examples.
TED was here in India at the Mysore campus of Infosys Tech India.Here is the flickr slide showhttp://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649The (official) video recordings of TED India sessions aren’t available yet (except that of Pranav Mistry) but you can subscribe to this page and get notified as soon as new TED videos are posted online.Here is the 4 minute summery report http://www.youtube.com/v/07dnzCd3ff0&rel=0&color1=d6d6d6&color2=f0f0f0&border=0&fs=1&hl=en&autoplay=0&showinfo=0&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&hd=1&start=166

Looking forward to Leonid Meteor shower on 17th

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Only 2 days to go but the sky is still not clear here at Hyderabad.Moreover ambient light of Hi-tech city always hinders sky watching.
I am hoping clouds will be cleared and we will be able to see.Its a new moon  on 17th of November 2009 which will add to the
darkness of the sky.

Check out Hrishikesh Joglekar's site

http://sites.google.com/site/astrohrishi/astronomy/leonids

More details on

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonids

Some statistics

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=leonid

The annual Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak about 3 a.m. Tuesday morning.The Leonids, associated with the comet
Temple-Tuttle, produce bright streaks of light as the earth passes through and burns celestial dust ejected by the comet.



I am trying to find a place nearby which is relatively dark and away from high buildings.
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Looking forward to Leonid Meteor shower on 17th

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Only 2 days to go but the sky is still not clear here at Hyderabad.Moreover ambient light of Hi-tech city always hinders sky watching.
I am hoping clouds will be cleared and we will be able to see.Its a new moon  on 17th of November 2009 which will add to the
darkness of the sky.

Check out Hrishikesh Joglekar's site

http://sites.google.com/site/astrohrishi/astronomy/leonids

More details on

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonids

Some statistics

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=leonid

The annual Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak about 3 a.m. Tuesday morning.The Leonids, associated with the comet
Temple-Tuttle, produce bright streaks of light as the earth passes through and burns celestial dust ejected by the comet.



I am trying to find a place nearby which is relatively dark and away from high buildings.
View Larger Map

Triumph of the Nerds

This film chronicles the rise of the personal computer/home computer beginning in the 1970s with the Altair 8800, Apple II and VisiCalc. It continues through the IBM PC and Apple Macintosh revolution through the 1980s and the mid 1990s at the beginning of the Dot-com boom. It includes interviews with Apple Computer's Steve Jobs and Microsoft's Bill Gates. This three-part film first premiered on PBS in June 1996. http://www.youtube.com/p/4D5CD637F73C24C7&hl=en&fs=1

Triumph of the Nerds

This film chronicles the rise of the personal computer/home computer beginning in the 1970s with the Altair 8800, Apple II and VisiCalc. It continues through the IBM PC and Apple Macintosh revolution through the 1980s and the mid 1990s at the beginning of the Dot-com boom. It includes interviews with Apple Computer's Steve Jobs and Microsoft's Bill Gates. This three-part film first premiered on PBS in June 1996. http://www.youtube.com/p/4D5CD637F73C24C7&hl=en&fs=1

Publishing equations without images

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Fibonacci number is the sum of the two previous ones, yielding the sequence.0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, ... .
Fibonacci numbers are related to the golden ratio ? and to its conjugate , which are given by the followingNote the above formulae are neither  image files on server  nor the special characters in HTML.They are just images  which are dynamically generated by Google charts upon request with desired formula as parameter.You can see the HTML source of this page and understand how these images were generated.

Publishing equations without images

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Fibonacci number is the sum of the two previous ones, yielding the sequence.0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, ... .
Fibonacci numbers are related to the golden ratio Φ and to its conjugate , which are given by the followingNote the above formulae are neither  image files on server  nor the special characters in HTML.They are just images  which are dynamically generated by Google charts upon request with desired formula as parameter.You can see the HTML source of this page and understand how these images were generated.

Free online OCR [Extract text from image]

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Its often very tedious to read the huge error message in a pop up window which is not selectable and re-writ eit a forum or email for help. free-ocr.com allows you to upload any image containing the text and extract the text in an editable format for further usage. There are several OCR software available (http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/) but this is a web based tool which needs no download and installation. This can also be used for Converting a scanned document to editable text.

Free online OCR [Extract text from image]

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Its often very tedious to read the huge error message in a pop up window which is not selectable and re-writ eit a forum or email for help. free-ocr.com allows you to upload any image containing the text and extract the text in an editable format for further usage. There are several OCR software available (http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/) but this is a web based tool which needs no download and installation. This can also be used for Converting a scanned document to editable text.

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Extend Your Razor's Life with a Pair of Jeans

disposable razor blades, odds are they get dull more quickly than you'd like. Instructables points us to a video demonstration showing how to extend their utility with a pair of blue jeans.The DIYer in the video says he's kept the same disposable razor sharp for six months. How? By taking a pair of jeans and running the razor up and down 10 to 20 times in one direction along the entire length of the jeans and then again in the opposite direction. Apparently "the threads of the jeans run in a diagonal so switching directions allows for [a] balanced approach to fine tuning the blade's edge."Courtesy Lifehacker.com

Extend Your Razor's Life with a Pair of Jeans

disposable razor blades, odds are they get dull more quickly than you'd like. Instructables points us to a video demonstration showing how to extend their utility with a pair of blue jeans.The DIYer in the video says he's kept the same disposable razor sharp for six months. How? By taking a pair of jeans and running the razor up and down 10 to 20 times in one direction along the entire length of the jeans and then again in the opposite direction. Apparently "the threads of the jeans run in a diagonal so switching directions allows for [a] balanced approach to fine tuning the blade's edge."Courtesy Lifehacker.com

Fight Science- Discovery Channel

Fight Science measures the damages of many different martial arts strikes with car crash dummies.http://www.youtube.com/p/57789FAB116ED9DB&hl=en&fs=1

Fight Science- Discovery Channel

Fight Science measures the damages of many different martial arts strikes with car crash dummies.http://www.youtube.com/p/57789FAB116ED9DB&hl=en&fs=1

Free Web Based Desktop Sharing

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I am one of those who like instant desktop sharing for free without installing any software or configuring user account at the target PC.
This may sound bit greedy but I found some good solutions to it.1. Adobe ConnectNow.I fond it most real time and fast and smooth if there is a broadband connection.2.Web site Vyew (think view) lets you collaborate in real-time with other users in a web based meeting room.You can either start an anonymous meeting (requires no registration) and invite up to 2 users, or, if you go through the free registration, you can invite up to 20 participants and get a few other members-only benefits. Vyew offers photo sharing, whiteboarding, file sharing, screen captures, and can run from your browser without the need to download anything (sort of). Vyew requires Flash and Java.3.Zoho Meeting is one of large number of free collaboration tools which does not need any extra installation.
However beside above these free tools I find Oracle Web conference most real …

Free Web Based Desktop Sharing

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I am one of those who like instant desktop sharing for free without installing any software or configuring user account at the target PC.
This may sound bit greedy but I found some good solutions to it.1. Adobe ConnectNow.I fond it most real time and fast and smooth if there is a broadband connection.2.Web site Vyew (think view) lets you collaborate in real-time with other users in a web based meeting room.You can either start an anonymous meeting (requires no registration) and invite up to 2 users, or, if you go through the free registration, you can invite up to 20 participants and get a few other members-only benefits. Vyew offers photo sharing, whiteboarding, file sharing, screen captures, and can run from your browser without the need to download anything (sort of). Vyew requires Flash and Java.3.Zoho Meeting is one of large number of free collaboration tools which does not need any extra installation.
However beside above these free tools I find Oracle Web conference most real …

Wolfram|Alpha for Stargazers

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Whether you are an astronomy student or just interested in learning more about those points of light in our sky, Wolfram|Alpha contains star data that will help you get started and understand what you’re seeing up there. Wolfram|Alpha not only charts the stars from your location, but offers detailed information including their distance from Earth, color, size, and much more.To figure out which stars are the most visible to you, simply enter “10 brightest stars“. The query’s results indicate that the brightest stars as seen from Earth are the Sun, Sirius, Canopus, Arcturus, Rigel Kentaurus A, Vega, Capella, Rigel, Procyon, and Betelgeuse. Pods show comparisons of the stars’ size, their equilateral locations, and their locations in the current sky (not necessarily the night sky—unless you specify a time/location, Wolfram|Alpha assumes the current time from your current location).The bright stars Capella, Betelgeuse, and Arcturus are all visible at night or before sunrise from Champaign,…

Wolfram|Alpha for Stargazers

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Whether you are an astronomy student or just interested in learning more about those points of light in our sky, Wolfram|Alpha contains star data that will help you get started and understand what you’re seeing up there. Wolfram|Alpha not only charts the stars from your location, but offers detailed information including their distance from Earth, color, size, and much more.To figure out which stars are the most visible to you, simply enter “10 brightest stars“. The query’s results indicate that the brightest stars as seen from Earth are the Sun, Sirius, Canopus, Arcturus, Rigel Kentaurus A, Vega, Capella, Rigel, Procyon, and Betelgeuse. Pods show comparisons of the stars’ size, their equilateral locations, and their locations in the current sky (not necessarily the night sky—unless you specify a time/location, Wolfram|Alpha assumes the current time from your current location).The bright stars Capella, Betelgeuse, and Arcturus are all visible at night or before sunrise from Champaign,…

Best Online PDF Editor [pdfescape.com]

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Again you don’t want buy license for Adobe acrobat PDF creator/editor and don’t want the free alternative software to add their watermark after editing your document.
I found several online free services  but most of them were just capable of re-arranging pages and drawing shapes on the white area.I consider http://www.pdfescape.com/ is the best among all available free services which give more flexibility while editing PDF online.Other sire offering Free PDF editing online arehttp://docq.com/beta

PDF HammerPDF textonline iPDF Escape.Acrobat.com (Only Creation )

Best Online PDF Editor [pdfescape.com]

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Again you don’t want buy license for Adobe acrobat PDF creator/editor and don’t want the free alternative software to add their watermark after editing your document.
I found several online free services  but most of them were just capable of re-arranging pages and drawing shapes on the white area.I consider http://www.pdfescape.com/ is the best among all available free services which give more flexibility while editing PDF online.Other sire offering Free PDF editing online arehttp://docq.com/beta

PDF HammerPDF textonline iPDF Escape.Acrobat.com (Only Creation )

Best online Photo Editor

Yet another example of “Browser does it all” principle.How many times you have been in a situation when you are not using your own computer or you don’t have the necessary photo editing tool installed. sometime we struggle so much just for cropping and resizing an image quickly.I found few online image editing tool doing as good as  any free photo editing software available for download.
I found Avilary the best among all with so many features and user doesn’t need to go through the account creation process.It also takes direct image URLs without requiring upload from local disk.http://aviary.com/http://www.viddler.com/player/9f0b00a1/You can also try other free services like Sumo Paintphotoshop.comPixlrPicnik

Best online Photo Editor

Yet another example of “Browser does it all” principle.How many times you have been in a situation when you are not using your own computer or you don’t have the necessary photo editing tool installed. sometime we struggle so much just for cropping and resizing an image quickly.I found few online image editing tool doing as good as  any free photo editing software available for download.
I found Avilary the best among all with so many features and user doesn’t need to go through the account creation process.It also takes direct image URLs without requiring upload from local disk.http://aviary.com/http://www.viddler.com/player/9f0b00a1/You can also try other free services like Sumo Paintphotoshop.comPixlrPicnik

How to fold a Shirt !!!

After my new webhost’s server crashed and I realised the difference between paid service and free service it took me several weeks to restore all the data and custom service files in my old sever and bring this site up and running.I realised any site who claims to offer  some extraordinary service for free for which other sites charge a little , is going to betray one day.Thanks to my intermittent habit of taking backups, I could restore the services of this site to a good extent.After so many days of technical work finally though of spending this weekend a little humorous way and solve the problems I always had.Many people will be surprised to know that one of the most easy stuff which was difficult for me was folding a shirt properly .Finally I got the following article/video which was so simple that i wish I would have come across it some 10 years back when I used to underestimate myself not being able to do so.       ||Courtesy::   How To: Fold a Dress Shirt [via Unclutterer]http:…

How to fold a Shirt !!!

After my new webhost’s server crashed and I realised the difference between paid service and free service it took me several weeks to restore all the data and custom service files in my old sever and bring this site up and running.I realised any site who claims to offer  some extraordinary service for free for which other sites charge a little , is going to betray one day.Thanks to my intermittent habit of taking backups, I could restore the services of this site to a good extent.After so many days of technical work finally though of spending this weekend a little humorous way and solve the problems I always had.Many people will be surprised to know that one of the most easy stuff which was difficult for me was folding a shirt properly .Finally I got the following article/video which was so simple that i wish I would have come across it some 10 years back when I used to underestimate myself not being able to do so.       ||Courtesy::   How To: Fold a Dress Shirt [via Unclutterer]http:…

Download song file from YouTube in mp3 format

Have you ever come across a situation where you don't have an mp3 format song file but you could find the song in youtube.The only way used to be record the song from your system mixer and save and convert it to mp3. listentoyoutube.com gives a straight forward solution for it.Just paste the youtube URL in the text box in the site and download the audio as mp3.

Download song file from YouTube in mp3 format

Have you ever come across a situation where you don't have an mp3 format song file but you could find the song in youtube.The only way used to be record the song from your system mixer and save and convert it to mp3. listentoyoutube.com gives a straight forward solution for it.Just paste the youtube URL in the text box in the site and download the audio as mp3.

Web based dictionary with wild card search

Have you ever wondered whay if you know a few of the letters of the word and dont know the exact spelling ? WordWaldo lets you  search for words by starting, ending or in-between characters.The wildcard feature supports * for 0 or more letters, and - for a single letter. For example, h-ll matches hull or hell, while *meter matches all words that end with “meter” including the word metre itself.

Web based dictionary with wild card search

Have you ever wondered whay if you know a few of the letters of the word and dont know the exact spelling ? WordWaldo lets you  search for words by starting, ending or in-between characters.The wildcard feature supports * for 0 or more letters, and - for a single letter. For example, h-ll matches hull or hell, while *meter matches all words that end with “meter” including the word metre itself.

Send quick email without logging in

Here goes a form where you can enter your email address in the from and send quick email to any email address.This is useful when you don't have time  to log in to your email account and compose and send.

Note : The recipient will see the from address whatever you specify here in the field





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Send quick email without logging in

Here goes a form where you can enter your email address in the from and send quick email to any email address.This is useful when you don't have time  to log in to your email account and compose and send.

Note : The recipient will see the from address whatever you specify here in the field





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Subject :



Body :





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Happy new year !

After a relatively long gap (15th Nov Birthday to 1st Jan New year, I call it rest period though ;-) ) we are back again.OMG ! OMG ! Well I don't have anything special to start with but because it is a good day (I am not superstitious at all and don't believe in "Muhurat" yet) I just though to give some kick-off to the new year with some site statistics.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

here are some last years Stats : - [Thanks to Google Analytics]

Total Hits in 2008 :- 20797 (Blog started on 1st of August 2008)

45% IE and 37% Firefox (5% of safari Includes my Fav= Google Chrome)

73% XP and 10% Vista (2% of linux, mostly includes my Ubuntu dev system)

Again Google Search rocks who crawled our page 73% of the time leaving yahoo (14%) behind.Thanks to some amaizing posts like View Live solar eclipse , Mobile number search in India and Live train status and route which brought most of the traffic into this blog.

Meanwhile we have bought the domain neilghosh.com from GoDaddy.com and  up…

Happy new year !

After a relatively long gap (15th Nov Birthday to 1st Jan New year, I call it rest period though ;-) ) we are back again.OMG ! OMG ! Well I don't have anything special to start with but because it is a good day (I am not superstitious at all and don't believe in "Muhurat" yet) I just though to give some kick-off to the new year with some site statistics.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

here are some last years Stats : - [Thanks to Google Analytics]

Total Hits in 2008 :- 20797 (Blog started on 1st of August 2008)

45% IE and 37% Firefox (5% of safari Includes my Fav= Google Chrome)

73% XP and 10% Vista (2% of linux, mostly includes my Ubuntu dev system)

Again Google Search rocks who crawled our page 73% of the time leaving yahoo (14%) behind.Thanks to some amaizing posts like View Live solar eclipse , Mobile number search in India and Live train status and route which brought most of the traffic into this blog.

Meanwhile we have bought the domain neilghosh.com from GoDaddy.com and  up…