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Lunar Eclipse 15 June 2011

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This time we the people living in the south Asian subcontinent were lucky to see total lunar eclipse. NASA has released a new video that shows how lunar eclipses work.This was the lunar eclipse with longest totality in the century. However I was not so lucky as cloud prevailed over Hyderabad sky for the whole night. I could find the exact timings in my time zone from WolframAlpha . However thanks to Google and Slooh I could watch it live online. Not only they had live feed in youtube with the expert commentary but also Google earth’s sky layer was showing the 3D like view of the eclipse live.You can watch the full recording here. I Managed to take some screenshots . The live commentary was very helpful , if you are new to astronomy.



Following are few facts discussed during the eclipse.

One of the amazing coincidence is that Sun and moon look exactly the same in size from earth even tough they are actually so different in size. This is due the fact that the Sun happens to be 400 times th…

Lunar Eclipse 15 June 2011

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This time we the people living in the south Asian subcontinent were lucky to see total lunar eclipse. NASA has released a new video that shows how lunar eclipses work.This was the lunar eclipse with longest totality in the century. However I was not so lucky as cloud prevailed over Hyderabad sky for the whole night. I could find the exact timings in my time zone from WolframAlpha . However thanks to Google and Slooh I could watch it live online. Not only they had live feed in youtube with the expert commentary but also Google earth’s sky layer was showing the 3D like view of the eclipse live.You can watch the full recording here. I Managed to take some screenshots . The live commentary was very helpful , if you are new to astronomy.




Following are few facts discussed during the eclipse.
One of the amazing coincidence is that Sun and moon look exactly the same in size from earth even tough they are actually so different in size. This is due the fact that the Sun happens to be 400 times th…

Googly, My first firefox add-on

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Inspired from my friend Alosh Bennett I also jumped into the world of firefox extensions. Last weekend tried to write a rudimentary URL shortener firefox plug-in called googly. The name is inspired from Alosh’s URL shortener plug-in shortly (which was apparently named so because it uses http://bit.ly as the shortening service ). In my case , I am using Google’s url shortening service http://goo.gl .

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/googly/



The initial version is build by just writing few lines of javaScript code which shortens the current tab’s url and copies to the clipboard so that user can just paste it in IM window , email or other link sharing medium like twitter and facebook.

I will add more features to googly in future as I figure out more about firefox layouts .Let me know the feedbacks in the add on listing page or in the blog itself.

19th June 2011 update

Got reviewed by mozilla and got experimental status but Just fixed the  navigation bar reset issue in a new vers…

Googly, My first firefox add-on

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Inspired from my friend Alosh Bennett I also jumped into the world of firefox extensions. Last weekend tried to write a rudimentary URL shortener firefox plug-in called googly. The name is inspired from Alosh’s URL shortener plug-in shortly (which was apparently named so because it uses http://bit.ly as the shortening service ). In my case , I am using Google’s url shortening service http://goo.gl .

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/googly/



The initial version is build by just writing few lines of javaScript code which shortens the current tab’s url and copies to the clipboard so that user can just paste it in IM window , email or other link sharing medium like twitter and facebook.

I will add more features to googly in future as I figure out more about firefox layouts .Let me know the feedbacks in the add on listing page or in the blog itself.

19th June 2011 update

Got reviewed by mozilla and got experimental status but Just fixed the navigation bar reset issue in a new vers…

Taking Screen Shot of Samsung Galaxy Mobile

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I just figured out how to take screenshot in Samsung Galaxy series mobiles running on Android , But I have only tested in my Samsung Galaxy Ace running on Android 2.2.1 .1.Go to the screen in mobile , which you want to take screenshot of .2.Press the back button on the bottom right and hold it.3.Now press the bottom centre button and it should make a sound of camera shutter.4.Go to Gallery app and you will find a new folder called Screen Capture where you can find the screenshot in png file format.

Taking Screen Shot of Samsung Galaxy Mobile

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I just figured out how to take screenshot in Samsung Galaxy series mobiles running on Android , But I have only tested in my Samsung Galaxy Ace running on Android 2.2.1 .1.Go to the screen in mobile , which you want to take screenshot of .2.Press the back button on the bottom right and hold it.3.Now press the bottom centre button and it should make a sound of camera shutter.4.Go to Gallery app and you will find a new folder called Screen Capture where you can find the screenshot in png file format.