Places I Found On Google Maps

After Google Maps included a link for satellite views, I ended up spending a night in finding all kind of places. Yeah, this is not new but not it is so much more cleaner, convenient and faster. [Partial List] Grand Canyon Devil's Tower Near Arches National Park Green and Red rivers meeting in Canyon lands…

Lonely Places

For most people, it's not too hard to get bored of going popular, famous, major-attraction kind of places. In that case, may be we share the same blood of explorers. Since last many months I'm scouting for the places which are unknown, least populated, beautiful and lonely. In heavily populated states like New Jersey it's…

Groups, Places and Collectives for Makers in Seattle Area

We went to Mini Makers Faire in Seattle today and one of most surprising thing I learned was how abundant are the local resources for hackers and makers! Reminded me of geek fairy tales of Homebrew Computer Club that you often hear. Here are some of the things you want to check out if you…

Google Indexing Leg

This is different for different websites but it took Google 24 days to index my last blog entry!

Google Cheatsheet And Clusty

I thought I know everything there is to know about Google searching, until... I found there is an operator to search for synonyms and two words separated by a word and so on. Check out the Google Cheetsheet! It appears that I'm often switching to Clusty for "hard to find" things - usually when Googles…

New Google Toolbar

New version of Google Toolbar is released and it's even more cooler. It now has Popup blocker plus blogging support. I just blogged this straight from the toolbar!

Moving from dasBlog to WordPress

I've written earlier why I decided to move my site to WordPress instead choosing Jekyll or keep updating my custom code. In this post I'll go in to some details on how I moved to WordPress with the hope that others might have easier time. Previously I'd decided to use dasBlog because it was fairly…

Sunsets from India

Some of the sunset photographs from Bombay, India. Places inclused Jogger's park, Worlie sea face and Chaupatti View it on PicasaWeb

Best Of New York

I just keep finding excuses to run away to New York and yet have never ran out of places to go. On the contraray, many have. Here's the coolest link to help you out. These guys have came up with a list of best of everything - from Best Haircut to Best Romantic Hotel. So…

Interesting Headers

The response headers returns with Google's logo looks like this: Content-Type: image/gif Last-Modified: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 21:06:18 GMT Expires: Sun, 17 Jan 2038 19:14:07 GMT Server: GWS/2.1 Content-Length: 8558 Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 01:52:05 GMT And for some gif served by IIS on Win 2003 Server looks like this: Server: Microsoft-IIS/5.0 X-Powered-By: ASP.NET…

Garmin eMap GPS System

Description The GPS device keeps contact with satellites and tells you where exactly are you (usually with accuracy of 20m or better) in detailed street level map. You can ask it to go somewhere and it will show you arrows pointing direction where you should move. It can even tell you where are the nearest…

Viewing Venus Transit in Seattle Area

Well, bad news. Weather isn’t looking good for tomorrow’s historic event. It’s like 80% chance of showers almost entire Pacific Northwest extending even in to Eastern Washington. Even LIGO Observatory is not going to have sun shine. But if you believe that a hole in the sky might appear just to take pick then there…

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Mount Si - Take #2

Today I tried Mount Si hike again and returned back before I saw "Snag Flats", second time. Snag Flats are supposed to somewhere between 1300' to 1500'. It's relatively small hike that you can do in 2-3 hours (full hike to summit of Mount Si is a long 8 hour 3200' climb). Today because of…

Groove Hacks

About a year and half ago, the new version of Groove had came out and it still didn't had an ability export IMs. It drove me nuts so I started to write my own Groove tool that would do it in excuse to explore its infamous internals. Ah! What a ride that was! Groove APIs…

Our Alaska Trip Photos (March 2004)

Here are our March 2004 Alaska trip photos. I guess early March is among the best time to visit Alaska (thanks to my wife for figuring out fantastic itinerary) because you are still just in time to catch views of Aurora Boriales and there is so much festivities going on. We had our Yup'ik wedding ceremony at the Ice Hotel…

Autumn Fall Foliage 2004

If you are reading this and haven't been out there, well, you already missed the biggest blast of colors in Adirondacks (NY). On US east coast, Maine and an odd little dot in the heart of Adirondacks are two places where the amazing fall colors appears first. Last year, just by pure fortune, I was…

Chinese New Year Festivities

While my wife would be celebrating Chinese New Year on more native land of Hong Kong, there would be quite a few events happening in NEw York city. The big parade is on Sunday 25th in Chinatown with dragons and lions, all red and gold, along with other events. Chinatown-Online gives nice little info on…

Algorithms: Extract List Patterns, Word Clusters

This program demos two very interesting algorithms that I'd started designing during Fall 2004 and then got busy in other stuff. First algorithm is simple which I call List Extractor and it finds the list like structures in any given text and extracts the data out of them. This enables automatic data extraction without prior…

Browser History Analyser

I like to preserve logs of my browser history. Apart from recalling useful webpages I'd discovered, it helps to build kind of "journal" reflecting problems I was facing, things I was in to, things I was shopping and so on. An ability to look back and see what you were up to in any point…