Monday, December 24, 2007

Most beautiful photo I saw

This baby boy was stolen after a few hours of the birth. After a one week of nation wide search, the Police have found the boy. What a sorrow and what a joy.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Mesh of roads

We were able to find our way from this mesh of roads in Cincinnati Ohio.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Unknown Unknowns

Found this nice saying from Donald Rumsfeld in LSST web site, highlighting our knowledge on universes.
 "As we know, there are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know there are known unknowns.
That is to say we know there are
some things we do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
the ones we don't know we don't know."

Lord Buddha said; " The subject of universe is infinite and only a Buddha can understand"
With unknown unknowns this is very true.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Need to check the speed of your internet connection ?

The following link will estimate the upload and download speed of your internet connection and it is nice to see that I am getting the exact speed that I pay for.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Fedora 7 Installation with a SATA Drive

I tried to install Fedora 7 on a Dell machine with a SATA hard drive and it hangs after initrd just showing "Ready"

Tried both live CD and the DVD but both gave the same problem. Google search shows that the problem is a common one and there are many suggested solutions. I tried few, but this one got it working.
[when the computer has booted from the Fedora 7 DVD and "Welcome to Fedora 7" screen displays.
Press TAB and add edd=skipmbr at the tail of the line.Then it's OK.] link

After installing it successfully I got to know that IU students can install Redhat OS. Another linux installation, but I decided to go for it and it simply handled the SATA and everything is working fine.
IU also have a RHN Satellite update site for RedHat as well.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


It has started again and my parents had to move to a higher grounds for one more night. USGS now offers this really useful service, SMS alerts. Please have a look.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

No Sound Flash Player - Firefox

I recently updated my flash player and found that sound is not working after that for the flash movies. I tried reinstalling, upgrading Firefox abut non of them was able to get it working. Then I found this link from Adobe explaining a fix to the problem and my flash player can talk :)

Adobe Link 1
Adobe Link 2