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Jupiter’s Moon

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Using 70mm Binocular , The star 20 Psc is confusing with Callisto (Both 6th Magnitude and same distance from Jupiter ) but "Io" and "Ganymede" constructs the line which distinguishes "Callisto" as Jupiter's moon ref: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Jupiter+7%3A43+pm+30+DEC+2010+from+hyderabadFor individual stats of Galileo moonshttp://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Ganymede

Jupiter’s Moon

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Using 70mm Binocular , The star 20 Psc is confusing with Callisto (Both 6th Magnitude and same distance from Jupiter ) but "Io" and "Ganymede" constructs the line which distinguishes "Callisto" as Jupiter's moon ref: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Jupiter+7%3A43+pm+30+DEC+2010+from+hyderabadFor individual stats of Galileo moons
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Ganymede

How to choose telescope

I stumbled upon the following article in at Sky & Telescope which a few very good articles about details of an astronomical telescope.http://www.skyandtelescope.com/equipment/basicsFor a quick summery I found the Amazon’s Telescope buyers’ guideAlso Orion’s PDF Instruction Manual was very informative regarding specifications and “What to expect from a beginner’s telescope ”

How to choose telescope

I stumbled upon the following article in at Sky & Telescope which a few very good articles about details of an astronomical telescope.http://www.skyandtelescope.com/equipment/basicsFor a quick summery I found the Amazon’s Telescope buyers’ guideAlso Orion’s PDF Instruction Manual was very informative regarding specifications and “What to expect from a beginner’s telescope ”

Split, Merge , Rotate PDF Pages of a PDF File

This is my 1st post after my 1st ever surgery in life. Thanks to my family for taking care through out the medication and People at work allowing me getting off all the burden at work.
Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad was very friendly and equipped with top facilities and dealing with TTK Health Insurance was hassle free.I ended up piling up a lot of medical bills , reports and consulting prescriptions meanwhile. Since I have a habit of digitalizing everything coming in my way, I scanned all the documents into PDF formats at one go. However I wanted to organize them all in different conspicuous file names and rotate them in correct manner. I found the following web sites extremely simple and useful for this purpose http://www.splitpdf.net/http://www.mergepdf.net/http://www.rotatepdf.net/Finally I uploaded all my documents online securely in Dropbox and noted down all my medications on Microsoft HealthVault so that it can be easily searched, retrieved  and analyzed later when required.…

Split, Merge , Rotate PDF Pages of a PDF File

This is my 1st post after my 1st ever surgery in life. Thanks to my family for taking care through out the medication and People at work allowing me getting off all the burden at work.
Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad was very friendly and equipped with top facilities and dealing with TTK Health Insurance was hassle free.I ended up piling up a lot of medical bills , reports and consulting prescriptions meanwhile. Since I have a habit of digitalizing everything coming in my way, I scanned all the documents into PDF formats at one go. However I wanted to organize them all in different conspicuous file names and rotate them in correct manner. I found the following web sites extremely simple and useful for this purpose http://www.splitpdf.net/http://www.mergepdf.net/http://www.rotatepdf.net/Finally I uploaded all my documents online securely in Dropbox and noted down all my medications on Microsoft HealthVault so that it can be easily searched, retrieved  and analyzed later when required.…

Smallest Text to Speech Program

1.Open Notepad and copy and paste the following code into it
Dim message, sapi
message=InputBox("What do you want me to say?","Speak to Me")
Set sapi=CreateObject("sapi.spvoice")
sapi.Speak message
2.Now save the notepad file with the name speak.vbs at your desktop.
3.Now double click on speak.vbs type in the box whatever you want your computer to speak for you. I have a sample uploaded here, just download it to your windows PC and double click on it.http://files.neilghosh.com/neilghosh_com_files/speak.vbsI have hosted the above file in my DropBox Public folder.(Learn How)More tech tips at Digital Inspiration's Blog can be found here

Smallest Text to Speech Program

1.Open Notepad and copy and paste the following code into it
Dim message, sapi
message=InputBox("What do you want me to say?","Speak to Me")
Set sapi=CreateObject("sapi.spvoice")
sapi.Speak message
2.Now save the notepad file with the name speak.vbs at your desktop.
3.Now double click on speak.vbs type in the box whatever you want your computer to speak for you. I have a sample uploaded here, just download it to your windows PC and double click on it.http://files.neilghosh.com/neilghosh_com_files/speak.vbsI have hosted the above file in my DropBox Public folder.(Learn How)More tech tips at Digital Inspiration's Blog can be found here

Online Planetariums and Sky Charts

When its a cloudy night and wrong season to see your favorite star , you might want to quickly look at a computer software's which emulates the sky. The 1st software I had seen back in my college days was CyberSky. Since then it has added so many futures that I can not even imagine. Since then I had never checked this because I got some alternative open source software like  Open Universe and Celestia. Both were pretty good but were little but heavy  because of their focus on 3D simulation of all the celestial objects.Later when my interest switched from fun watching planetary animations to serious stargazing and watching clusters and comets I picked up software specialist in in sky-watching like  stellarium and Cartes-du-Ceil. However there are few websites  which delivers interactive sky maps right in your browser.1. worldwidetelescope [Needs Microsoft Silverlight ]2. Google Sky (Google Earth is better )3. neave planetarium4. Sky and Telescope [Java applet]5. Astro Viewer [Java …

Online Planetariums and Sky Charts

When its a cloudy night and wrong season to see your favorite star , you might want to quickly look at a computer software's which emulates the sky. The 1st software I had seen back in my college days was CyberSky. Since then it has added so many futures that I can not even imagine. Since then I had never checked this because I got some alternative open source software like  Open Universe and Celestia. Both were pretty good but were little but heavy  because of their focus on 3D simulation of all the celestial objects.Later when my interest switched from fun watching planetary animations to serious stargazing and watching clusters and comets I picked up software specialist in in sky-watching like  stellarium and Cartes-du-Ceil. However there are few websites  which delivers interactive sky maps right in your browser.1. worldwidetelescope [Needs Microsoft Silverlight ]2. Google Sky (Google Earth is better )3. neave planetarium4. Sky and Telescope [Java applet]5. Astro Viewer [Java …

The November Sky

November is about to end but here is a quick summery of the night sky from hubblesite.org.Paul Neave has designed an awesome interactive sky map. This is one of the wonderful creations of his.

The November Sky

November is about to end but here is a quick summery of the night sky from hubblesite.org.Paul Neave has designed an awesome interactive sky map. This is one of the wonderful creations of his.

Its “The time of the year” again

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Exactly a couple of years back I posted http://neilghosh.com/2008/11/15/significance-of-birthday/ saying about the reason why Birthdays does not really have anything to to your behavior. Recently I spotted two very important objects in the sky with my new Celestron 15x70 Binoculars. Even though these are supposed to be visible in naked eye in a very dark sky I had to use Binoculars just to avoid urban glare/pollution of Hi-Tech City  Hyderabad. Presence half moon also added to the hindrance.TIP: If you can find thus pentagon of the constellation of Pisces  and then locate the trapizium of stars situated at the south east of it.
Uranus at the mid way now a days .Also Jupiter is nearby .First object was relatively very close to earth among all object we see in sky.It was +5.79 magnitude planet Uranus, the penultimate planet from the Sun about 20 astronomical units away from earth.1 AU is the distance between the Earth and the Sun .It was little difficult to spot in the sky without a …

Its “The time of the year” again

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Exactly a couple of years back I posted http://neilghosh.com/2008/11/15/significance-of-birthday/ saying about the reason why Birthdays does not really have anything to to your behavior. Recently I spotted two very important objects in the sky with my new Celestron 15x70 Binoculars. Even though these are supposed to be visible in naked eye in a very dark sky I had to use Binoculars just to avoid urban glare/pollution of Hi-Tech City  Hyderabad. Presence half moon also added to the hindrance.TIP: If you can find thus pentagon of the constellation of Pisces  and then locate the trapizium of stars situated at the south east of it.
Uranus at the mid way now a days .Also Jupiter is nearby .First object was relatively very close to earth among all object we see in sky.It was +5.79 magnitude planet Uranus, the penultimate planet from the Sun about 20 astronomical units away from earth.1 AU is the distance between the Earth and the Sun .It was little difficult to spot in the sky without a …

ARYAN invasion theory, proven false

I was taught in school books and many of my friends still feel “Good” to because of the theory called “Aryan invasion theory” which suggests that India was invaded and conquered by nomadic light-skinned Indo-European tribes from Central Asia around 1500-100 BC, who overthrew an earlier and more advanced dark-skinned Dravidian civilization from which they took most of what later became Hindu culture.I was always skeptical about it but had no evidence to argue about  it with my friends.

Recently I was told by my uncle that many of the modern researchers think this theory is not correct and I continued to search in internet for proof. I came across the following documentary video which gives enough proof that “Aryan invasion theory” was just trick by western world to take credits away from ancient Indian science and civilization , similar to what they did by calling Indian numbers as “Arabic” (see my previous post )

This also slams those Indians who show off superior being “Aryans” , not s…

ARYAN invasion theory, proven false

I was taught in school books and many of my friends still feel “Good” to because of the theory called “Aryan invasion theory” which suggests that India was invaded and conquered by nomadic light-skinned Indo-European tribes from Central Asia around 1500-100 BC, who overthrew an earlier and more advanced dark-skinned Dravidian civilization from which they took most of what later became Hindu culture.I was always skeptical about it but had no evidence to argue about  it with my friends.Recently I was told by my uncle Dr. Ranbir Sinha  that many of the modern researchers think this theory is not correct and I continued to search in internet for proof. I came across the following documentary video which gives enough proof that “Aryan invasion theory” was just trick by western world to take credits away from ancient Indian science and civilization , similar to what they did by calling Indian numbers as “Arabic” (see my previous post )This also slams those Indians who show off superior bein…

The Story of Numbers (0 and 1) Indian Numerals or Arabic

I found the following videos and comments shared by the YouTube an user .Really These videos are made in such an interesting way that a non science/mathematics student can enjoy the video’s humor .Do watch them.The Zero, decimal system, Indian numerals, astronomy, astrology, trigonometry, ayurveda, chemistry, everything even dream-analysis are some of the numerous contributions of scholars from India.
Unfortunately, the bias has always been against giving no credit whatsoever to the Indian mind. For instance, I was taught in school that the numerals we use are "Arabic Numerals". Why?
…..……The story of numbers is the story of civilization. Terry Jones ("Monty Python's Flying Circus") goes on a humor-filled journey to recount the amazing tale behind Indian numerals.
Interesting Facts:
* Baudhayana gave the 'Pythagoras theorem' centuries before the Greeks in 800 BC.
* Pingala (400 BC) invented the binary number system which is the b…

The Story of Numbers (0 and 1) Indian Numerals or Arabic

I found the following videos and comments shared by the YouTube an user .Really These videos are made in such an interesting way that a non science/mathematics student can enjoy the video’s humor .Do watch them.The Zero, decimal system, Indian numerals, astronomy, astrology, trigonometry, ayurveda, chemistry, everything even dream-analysis are some of the numerous contributions of scholars from India.
Unfortunately, the bias has always been against giving no credit whatsoever to the Indian mind. For instance, I was taught in school that the numerals we use are "Arabic Numerals". Why?
…..……The story of numbers is the story of civilization. Terry Jones ("Monty Python's Flying Circus") goes on a humor-filled journey to recount the amazing tale behind Indian numerals.
Interesting Facts:
* Baudhayana gave the 'Pythagoras theorem' centuries before the Greeks in 800 BC.
* Pingala (400 BC) invented the binary number system which is the b…

When we left Earth

When we left Earth

Stargazing with Binoculars

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I recently bought a Astronomical Binocular  from Amazon. Initially I thought I should go for a higher powered one but later realized that this one is optimal.

Just about everyone associates stargazing with telescopes. But even the most experienced backyard astronomer owns binoculars. Why? One reason is that when it comes to having a quick look at the sky, it doesn't get any easier than grabbing your binos . It's as close to instant observing as you can get. The other attraction is that ordinary binoculars take in a lot more sky than most telescopes. For big-picture views. binoculars can't be beat. And there are numerous objects so big you actually need binoculars to see them at their best. For beginners, there's the added appeal of low cost . Decent binoculars are much less expensive than a good starter telescope. Also, unlike telescopes, which yield images that are upside-down or mirror-reversed, the view in binoculars matches the orientation of the real world.

This mea…

Stargazing with Binoculars

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I recently bought a Astronomical Binocular  from Amazon. Initially I thought I should go for a higher powered one but later realized that this one is optimal.

Just about everyone associates stargazing with telescopes. But even the most experienced backyard astronomer owns binoculars. Why? One reason is that when it comes to having a quick look at the sky, it doesn't get any easier than grabbing your binos . It's as close to instant observing as you can get. The other attraction is that ordinary binoculars take in a lot more sky than most telescopes. For big-picture views. binoculars can't be beat. And there are numerous objects so big you actually need binoculars to see them at their best. For beginners, there's the added appeal of low cost . Decent binoculars are much less expensive than a good starter telescope. Also, unlike telescopes, which yield images that are upside-down or mirror-reversed, the view in binoculars matches the orientation of the real world.

This mea…

Birds of a Feather: Java Posse

The Java Posse makes an appearance at JavaOne.

Notice when they say about Larry's Love about Cloud Computing

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1

http://javaposse.com/

Mounting Windows folder in Ubuntu running inside Oracle VirtualBox

I have been using Free Oracle Virtual Box since quite a while and I take back up of the hard disk file (Lucid Lynx.vdi) regularly so that I don’t loose any installation and configuration I have done in Ubuntu in case of any OS crash.Host OS :- Windows XPGuest OS :- Ubuntu 10.041.Install the Guest Additions. (Make sure from command line that its successful )2.Share a windows folder at Settings –> “Shared folders ”  -> Add machine folder eg.  “dev”  as name and  path D:dev3.Boot the guest OS and go to terminal 4 make folder to be the destination of the mount mkdir ~host5. sudo mount -t vboxsf dev ~/host6.For mounting automatically everytime you boot add the above line at /etc/rc.localNow the folder ~host gives me access to all the contents of D:dev directory in windows drive.Courtesy http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=15868You can follow them http://twitter.com/virtualbox
and If you see problems feel free to ask at http://forums.virtualbox.org/index.php

Mounting Windows folder in Ubuntu running inside Oracle VirtualBox

I have been using Free Oracle Virtual Box since quite a while and I take back up of the hard disk file (Lucid Lynx.vdi) regularly so that I don’t loose any installation and configuration I have done in Ubuntu in case of any OS crash.Host OS :- Windows XPGuest OS :- Ubuntu 10.041.Install the Guest Additions. (Make sure from command line that its successful )2.Share a windows folder at Settings –> “Shared folders ”  -> Add machine folder eg.  “dev”  as name and  path D:\dev3.Boot the guest OS and go to terminal 4 make folder to be the destination of the mount mkdir ~host5. sudo mount -t vboxsf dev ~/host6.For mounting automatically everytime you boot add the above line at /etc/rc.localNow the folder ~host gives me access to all the contents of D:\dev directory in windows drive.Courtesy http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=15868You can follow them http://twitter.com/virtualbox
and If you see problems feel free to ask at http://forums.virtualbox.org/index.php

Setting JAVA_HOME Environment variable in Ubuntu

I know this is a very tiny problem but we often tend to forget and start googling till we find an working example

We can use the following to set the $JAVA_HOME environment variable on an Ubuntu Linux system where there is no specific JDK installation directory and we want to point it to the default JDK location.This happens when JDK is installed from update manager.

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/default-java

This entry can be made in the file ~/.bashrc to have it executed every time we log in and set the env variable automatically from the next log in onwards.

Setting JAVA_HOME Environment variable in Ubuntu

I know this is a very tiny problem but we often tend to forget and start googling till we find an working example

We can use the following to set the $JAVA_HOME environment variable on an Ubuntu Linux system where there is no specific JDK installation directory and we want to point it to the default JDK location.This happens when JDK is installed from update manager.

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/default-java

This entry can be made in the file ~/.bashrc to have it executed every time we log in and set the env variable automatically from the next log in onwards.

HBase Resources

Todd Lipcon gives a brief introduction to HBase, Hadoop's database. Todd goes on to explain HBase usage scenarios, how HBase compare to an RDBMS, and how HBase complements Hadoop.http://player.vimeo.com/video/14068552Introduction to HBase (Ch1) - Todd Lipcon from Cloudera on Vimeo.Also there is a nice beginners article by Jim Wilson

HBase Resources

Todd Lipcon gives a brief introduction to HBase, Hadoop's database. Todd goes on to explain HBase usage scenarios, how HBase compare to an RDBMS, and how HBase complements Hadoop.http://player.vimeo.com/video/14068552Introduction to HBase (Ch1) - Todd Lipcon from Cloudera on Vimeo.Also there is a nice beginners article by Jim Wilson

Hadoop Resources

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I thought of putting Hadoop recourses together in this post Apache
--------MapReduce Tutorial ||Quick Start setup [Versions keeps increasing , see the URL for latest]API Docs || Wiki || Source ControlYahoo
-------Hadoop Blog || Yahoo Hadoop TutorialCloudera Video TrainingBooks
-------Hadoop: The Definitive Guide / Pro HadoopBlogs:

What Hadoop is good atMailing list : common-user@hadoop.apache.orgIRC : irc.freenode.net   room : #hadoop

Hadoop Resources

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I thought of putting Hadoop recourses together in this post Apache
--------MapReduce Tutorial ||Quick Start setup [Versions keeps increasing , see the URL for latest]API Docs || Wiki || Source ControlYahoo
-------Hadoop Blog || Yahoo Hadoop TutorialCloudera Video TrainingBooks
-------Hadoop: The Definitive Guide / Pro HadoopBlogs:

What Hadoop is good atMailing list : common-user@hadoop.apache.orgIRC : irc.freenode.net   room : #hadoop

Google – Behind the Scenes

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-1508211417393454786&hl=en&fs=trueThis documentary shows how Google works behind the scenes and describes the ultimate goals of Google. Primarily it is to collect ALL information available worldwide. At the moment this is mostly about websites, but e.g. with Google Books they are allready expanding to printed media - and with Google Video (and Youtube) they are also expanding to movies. More information sources are going to be included in Googles data-collection. Of course their slogan is “Don’t be evil“, but the question is what power does a company has, that knows about the “entire” information available worldwide?

Google – Behind the Scenes

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-1508211417393454786&hl=en&fs=trueThis documentary shows how Google works behind the scenes and describes the ultimate goals of Google. Primarily it is to collect ALL information available worldwide. At the moment this is mostly about websites, but e.g. with Google Books they are allready expanding to printed media - and with Google Video (and Youtube) they are also expanding to movies. More information sources are going to be included in Googles data-collection. Of course their slogan is “Don’t be evil“, but the question is what power does a company has, that knows about the “entire” information available worldwide?

Beginning Android

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The word “Android” had been buzzing since quite a while now. However I realized the power and beauty of it only when I saw my friend’s Google Nexus one phone (Not sure why they stopped it, probably it was just for Demo :D ) and finally ended up buying an entry level Android phone , HTC Tattoo for experimenting. It has been a couple of weeks I began writing Android apps code for Hello World and finally got an idea of the programming framework after writing a simple app.I also started following Android developer blog in my Google readerI started with Hello World Example in official Android developer’s website. It was quite easy with the Eclipse plug-in. Then I went on to explore the Layouts and UI elements.It has a similarity with Adobe Flex programming that we can create fixed UI objects in main.xml like we do in .mxml file in Flex. Also we can create these elements dynamically in program code (Java) like we do in Action Script in case of flex programming.Finally I ran the app in emul…

Beginning Android

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The word “Android” had been buzzing since quite a while now. However I realized the power and beauty of it only when I saw my friend’s Google Nexus one phone (Not sure why they stopped it, probably it was just for Demo :D ) and finally ended up buying an entry level Android phone , HTC Tattoo for experimenting. It has been a couple of weeks I began writing Android apps code for Hello World and finally got an idea of the programming framework after writing a simple app.

I also started following Android developer blog in my Google reader
I started with Hello World Example in official Android developer’s website. It was quite easy with the Eclipse plug-in. Then I went on to explore the Layouts and UI elements.It has a similarity with Adobe Flex programming that we can create fixed UI objects in main.xml like we do in .mxml file in Flex. Also we can create these elements dynamically in program code (Java) like we do in Action Script in case of flex programming.


Finally I ran the app in emu…

Download – The True Story Of The Internet "People Power"

I always loved the documentaries containing history of computers.I already posted triumph of nerds which is based on history of software till 1995.  I watched this few years back in discovery channel and loved the whole series. This is based on power of internet using social aspects.http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=380058528391483877&hl=en&fs=truei

Download – The True Story Of The Internet "People Power"

I always loved the documentaries containing history of computers.I already posted triumph of nerds which is based on history of software till 1995.  I watched this few years back in discovery channel and loved the whole series. This is based on power of internet using social aspects.http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=380058528391483877&hl=en&fs=truei

Google Easter Eggs

Many of us might know about the following Google search result which is not as expected but teaches you what it is in an humorous way :)http://www.google.com/search?q=anagram [Notice the Did you mean feature … ]Did you mean: nag a ramOne can use Wolfram|Alpha to create anagrams http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=anagrams+pepsi+colaSimilarly other Easter eggs are http://www.google.com/search?q=ascii+art [Notice the Google logo in search result …] ___ _
/ __|___ ___ __ _| |___
| (_ / _ / _ / _` | -_)
______/___/__, |____|
  |___/


http://www.google.com/search?q=recursion [Notice the Did you mean …]

Google Easter Eggs

Many of us might know about the following Google search result which is not as expected but teaches you what it is in an humorous way :)http://www.google.com/search?q=anagram [Notice the Did you mean feature … ]Did you mean: nag a ramOne can use Wolfram|Alpha to create anagrams http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=anagrams+pepsi+colaSimilarly other Easter eggs are http://www.google.com/search?q=ascii+art [Notice the Google logo in search result …] ___ _
/ __|___ ___ __ _| |___
| (_ / _ \/ _ \/ _` | -_)
\___\___/\___/\__, |_\___|
  |___/


http://www.google.com/search?q=recursion [Notice the Did you mean …]

Bengali English word definition in Google Dictionary

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It was good to see that Google Dictionary supports Bengali Language along with Hindi , Gujarati, , Marathi and Other south Indian Languages (Malayalam , Kanada , Telegu , Tamil)http://www.google.com/dictionary?aq=f&langpair=bn|en&q=??????+&hl=enSimilarly most of the Bengali words’ english meaning can be determined as follows http://www.google.com/dictionary?aq=f&langpair=en|bn&q=irony&hl=enHowever the Bengali font size was so small that I had to Ctrl + “+” to make them properly visible.I hope Only major remaining  language Oriya will follow up.This feature might be available shortly as part of other features of Google Search bar.

Bengali English word definition in Google Dictionary

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It was good to see that Google Dictionary supports Bengali Language along with Hindi , Gujarati, , Marathi and Other south Indian Languages (Malayalam , Kanada , Telegu , Tamil)
http://www.google.com/dictionary?aq=f&langpair=bn|en&q=অভিঘাত+&hl=en




























Similarly most of the Bengali words’ english meaning can be determined as follows
http://www.google.com/dictionary?aq=f&langpair=en|bn&q=irony&hl=en




























However the Bengali font size was so small that I had to Ctrl + “+” to make them properly visible.
I hope Only major remaining  language Oriya will follow up.
This feature might be available shortly as part of other features of Google Search bar.

Pav Bhaaji

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With Brazil’s exit from FIFA world cup 2010 today, my football fever is no more at the peak. Thanks to my friends and relatives for the condolence messages via email and SMS. So I am back to work (in full fledge), study and blogging. This is again one of the very few food related blog post. This time very common snacks item in western India, called  “Pav Bhaji”.View Full Album STEPS for Pav Bhaji for 4-5 people
FOR BHAJJI
Though there are many vegetables which can be used for making this i will tell you about the ones i have used.
1) Rinse with water and cut  them into chunky pieces not fine as at the end they all will be mashed[ (peeled) 4potatoes, 1 small cauliflower,3-4 carrot,250 gms peas, 3-4capsicum, 250 gms beans ]

2) Take some 3-4 tsp of oil in a pressure cooker, when the oil is heated up  add 1 tsp of jeera,3-4 tejpata (if u have)add 2 finely chopped onions,2-3 finely chopped green chilies, sauté them then add ginger garlic paste after some time add 4-5 finely …

Pav Bhaaji

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With Brazil’s exit from FIFA world cup 2010 today, my football fever is no more at the peak. Thanks to my friends and relatives for the condolence messages via email and SMS. So I am back to work (in full fledge), study and blogging. This is again one of the very few food related blog post. This time very common snacks item in western India, called  “Pav Bhaji”.View Full Album STEPS for Pav Bhaji for 4-5 people
FOR BHAJJI
Though there are many vegetables which can be used for making this i will tell you about the ones i have used.
1) Rinse with water and cut  them into chunky pieces not fine as at the end they all will be mashed[ (peeled) 4potatoes, 1 small cauliflower,3-4 carrot,250 gms peas, 3-4capsicum, 250 gms beans ]

2) Take some 3-4 tsp of oil in a pressure cooker, when the oil is heated up  add 1 tsp of jeera,3-4 tejpata (if u have)add 2 finely chopped onions,2-3 finely chopped green chilies, sauté them then add ginger garlic paste after some time add 4-5 finely …

XSD editor in netbeans IDE 6.8

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Recently I downloaded netbeans IDE from http://netbeans.org/ everything seemed to be working fine until I tried to validate my .xsd file in it.
It showed me an error “Cannot find the declaration of element 'xsd:schema'.”  even though my xsd file was valid and began with xsd tag <xsd:schema xmlns:xsd=http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema
                     targetNamespace="http://www.example.org/schema/test/v1"
                     xmlns:tns="http://www.example.org/schema/test/v1" 
                     elementFormDefault="qualified"
                     version="1.0"> 
                     <!—ommitted –> 
</xsd:schema>Finally I fixed this by downloading the XSD editor plugin from as follows1) Open "Plugins" dialog from “Tools” menu
2) Go to "Settings" tab
3) Add an update center:
- Name: NetBeans Dev
- URL:
http://updates.netbeans.org/netbeans/updates/6.8/uc/m1/…

XSD editor in netbeans IDE 6.8

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Recently I downloaded netbeans IDE from http://netbeans.org/ everything seemed to be working fine until I tried to validate my .xsd file in it.
It showed me an error “Cannot find the declaration of element 'xsd:schema'.”  even though my xsd file was valid and began with xsd tag <xsd:schema xmlns:xsd=http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema
                     targetNamespace="http://www.example.org/schema/test/v1"
                     xmlns:tns="http://www.example.org/schema/test/v1" 
                     elementFormDefault="qualified"
                     version="1.0"> 
                     <!—ommitted –> 
</xsd:schema>Finally I fixed this by downloading the XSD editor plugin from as follows1) Open "Plugins" dialog from “Tools” menu
2) Go to "Settings" tab
3) Add an update center:
- Name: NetBeans Dev
- URL:
http://updates.netbeans.org/netbeans/updates/6.8/uc/m1/…

Know your location without GPS (Geolocation)

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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).http://neilghosh.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/share1.jpgutil/geo/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.T…

Know your location without GPS (Geolocation)

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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).http://neilghosh.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/share.jpgutil/geo/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 a…

Free Public Oracle Application Demo Instance [E-Business Suite]

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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.ne1. Appshosting.com provides Oracle 11i 10.2 Vision Demo and one can login with MFG/welcome.2. Solutionbeacon.com provides 11.5.911.5.10R1212.1.1Release 11.5.9 (a159vis2)
(11.5.9.0 Installation from Media Pack/9.2.0.3. No ATG RUPs applied. No additional Consolidated Updates or Family Pack patches applied)
Output listing from patchsets.sh for 11.5.9 from 3/27/06username/passwordRelease 11.5.10.2 (a510vis5)
(11.5.10.2 Installation from Media Pack/9.2.0.7. ATG RUP#3 applied. Family Pack applied current except for HR and BIS)
Output listing from patchsets.sh for 11.5.10.2 from 10/15/2006username/passwordRelease 12.0.6 Vision (vis1200)
(12.0.6 RUP6 applied to 12.0.0 …

Free Public Oracle Application Demo Instance [E-Business Suite]

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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.ne1. Appshosting.com provides Oracle 11i 10.2 Vision Demo and one can login with MFG/welcome.2. Solutionbeacon.com provides 11.5.911.5.10R1212.1.1Release 11.5.9 (a159vis2)
(11.5.9.0 Installation from Media Pack/9.2.0.3. No ATG RUPs applied. No additional Consolidated Updates or Family Pack patches applied)
Output listing from patchsets.sh for 11.5.9 from 3/27/06username/passwordRelease 11.5.10.2 (a510vis5)
(11.5.10.2 Installation from Media Pack/9.2.0.7. ATG RUP#3 applied. Family Pack applied current except for HR and BIS)
Output listing from patchsets.sh for 11.5.10.2 from 10/15/2006username/passwordRelease 12.0.6 Vision (vis1200)
(12.0.6 RUP6 applied to 12.0.0 …

Watch TV series and Complete Movie on the web

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 http://tv.blinkx.comand for movies http://stagevu.com

Watch TV series and Complete Movie on the web

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 http://tv.blinkx.comand for movies http://stagevu.com

Compute from the address bar

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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.http://www.wolframalpha.com/downloads.html

Compute from the address bar

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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.
http://www.wolframalpha.com/downloads.html

How the Universe Works

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.

http://www.youtube.com/p/BC8D359EA0CCA46B&hl=en_US&fs=1

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

How the Universe Works

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.

http://www.youtube.com/p/BC8D359EA0CCA46B&hl=en_US&fs=1

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

Spacecraft Videos

Mark Gray from SpaceCraftFilms narrates this film, showing the Apollo 11 Saturn V liftoff using a high-speed camera.Mark gives the details of what’s happening, providing insight.http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=4366695&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch (HD) Camera E-8 from Mark Gray on Vimeo.Courtesy http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/

Spacecraft Videos

Mark Gray from SpaceCraftFilms narrates this film, showing the Apollo 11 Saturn V liftoff using a high-speed camera.Mark gives the details of what’s happening, providing insight.http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=4366695&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch (HD) Camera E-8 from Mark Gray on Vimeo.Courtesy http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/

How to make CC (Cold Coffee)

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1.  2 tea spoons sugar
     + 3/4 tea spoons coffee (Nescafe or any other brand)
     + 1 teaspoon water
     + 1/2 tea spoon chocolate drinking powder
2.  Mix these all things in cup.
3.  Beat/stir it with spoon.Initially it will be think and hard.But Keep on stirring
4.  After 5 minutes add 1 tea spoon of water...
5.  You will find brown colour will change to thick light brown colour
6.  Stop stirring when you will become tired :)
7.  Add 2 cups of milk in it.
8.  Add ice, Vanilla ice cream.
9.  (Optional) for garnishing , you can add Hershey chocolate sauce
10.CC is done , how you can ditch CCD and have in-house hang out with friends.