Storm chase

These beautiful maps on Wikipedia show the paths of all the storms in the past few decades. As you can see, these tropical storms are the most ferocious over the Pacific West. The entire region consisting of Japan, China and South East Asia frequently encounter these storm systems. ...

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Storm chase

God vs. Money, Obama vs. McCain

Posted on 02 September 2008

God vs. Money, Obama vs. McCain
I don't know if there's any stastical validity to these results, but Google Trends does let you know what people across the globe are seraching for. As of today: Money 1.00 vs. God 0.62 Obama 2.80 vs. McCain 1.00 John McCain 1.00 vs. Barak Obama 0.50 http://www.google.com/trends
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The Jordan effect

Posted on 01 September 2008

The Jordan effect
tvbythenumbers.com paints the "Jodran Effect". Micheal's dominance of the NBA from 1991 to 1994 sent TV viewerships soaring to new heights. He then tried his hands at baseball and came back in 1996 not only to halt the decline while he was away but take them to yet newer levels. The ratings have never been that high again. (The upper line shows Viewership during NBA finals. The lower line shows viewership ...
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Stack on DIGG

Posted on 01 September 2008

Stack on DIGG
Digg Stack shows diggs occurring in real time on up to 100 stories at once. Diggers fall from above and stack up on popular stories. Brightly colored stories have more Diggs.
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We Feel Fine

Posted on 01 September 2008

We Feel Fine
"Since August 2005, We Feel Fine has been harvesting human feelings from a large number of weblogs. Every few minutes, the system searches the world's newly posted blog entries for occurrences of the phrases "I feel" and "I am feeling". When it finds such a phrase, it records the full sentence, up to the period, and identifies the "feeling" expressed in that sentence (e.g. sad, happy, depressed, etc.). The result is a ...
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Musicovery

Posted on 01 September 2008

Musicovery
Musiccovery.com lets you discover new music based on your mood. A very novel way of changing the tracks based on how you feel. Musicovery.com
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DNA Strand simulation using Excel

Posted on 01 September 2008

DNA Strand simulation using Excel
Excel can be used to create neat little simulations for classroom traings. I remember a long time back, I had a tough time trying to understand how the strands of a DNA coil around each other. Well....I tired my hands at creating a rotating DNA strand using 3-D bubble charts.....stright 'n simple for the most part......the trick lies in making the base and linking pairs change their overlaps after rotating every ...
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The long march of evolution

Posted on 01 September 2008

The long march of evolution
Interesting to see how humans travelled from Africa and moved to Asia (75,000 years ago), Europe (50,000 years ago) and Americas (35,000 years ago). Here are the important learnings: 1. Adam and Eve lived in Africa and started eveything 2. The Russians were the first ones to discover America 3. It took man nearly 50,000 years to walk all ...
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Excel Chart Types – Advanced

Posted on 01 September 2008

Excel Chart Types - Advanced
Here are a few more chart types. These can be used to represent multi-dimentional data. Download the file with advanced excel chart types here.
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Excel Chart Types – Basic

Posted on 31 August 2008

Excel Chart Types - Basic
These are some basic chart types in Excel. You can play around with these by downloading the file here. Stephen Few, Data visualization Guru and author, mentions a few rules for creating charts on his website PerceptualEdge. Some good reads are: Practical rules for using colors in charts Godin’s Silly Rules for Great Graphs Stephan has, over the years, written on many facets of presenting data ...
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Local crab vs. the Helix Nebula

Posted on 24 August 2008

Local crab vs. the Helix Nebula
The former is a local crab. Discovered by me and will probably only ever get a mention in its lifetime in this post. Radius around 5 cm. The later is the Helix Nebula located 650 light-years away in constellation Aquarius. Discovered by Karl Ludwig Harding, probably before 1824. (according to wikipedia). Often been refered to as the eye of the God. Radius 2.87 light years. Image Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech. http://gallery.spitzer.caltech.edu/Imagegallery/image.php?image_name=sig07-016 The local crab is ...
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Light Echo

Posted on 24 August 2008

Light Echo
Image Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech It's interesting to know that light too *echos*. This document , hosted at caltech, is worth a read on how modern telescopes detect light emitting from eminating from a cosmic event hundreds of years later. The images towards the bottom show what astronomers observed in the space surrounding the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant.
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A beautiful map of the world !!!

Posted on 24 August 2008

A beautiful map of the world !!!
According to www.gebco.net, work on the creation of the GEBCO world map began as a laboratory workshop project of the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Training Project at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping of the University of New Hampshire, USA. Just thought it was the most gorgeous map of earth that I have seen in a long time !!! "Image reproduced from the GEBCO world map, http://www.gebco.net"
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A map of Olymic medals : NY Times

Posted on 24 August 2008

A map of Olymic medals : NY Times
NY Times came up with this flash based graphic representing the medals won by various countries in every Olympic since 1896. The nice thing is how the bubbles rise and collapse. Also note the how the tally of medals won by african and asian nations has grown and the medals being won over by a much wider array of countries. http://www.nytimes.com/MEDALCOUNT_MAP.html
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Tell me the time !! A TAG Heuer watch.

Posted on 23 August 2008

Tell me the time !! A TAG Heuer watch.
[caption id="attachment_130" align="alignnone" width="300" caption=""][/caption] Just playing around and having fun. Pretty simple code but one that realy works. You can have a look at the file here. Image courtesy www.dialaphone.co.uk
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Sudoku solver in Excel VBA

Posted on 23 August 2008

Sudoku solver in Excel VBA
Update: You can download the Sudoku Solver in Excel with brute force here (latest version) here. For the uninitiated, Sudoku is a grid of 9x9 cells where each cell can and must have a value from 1 to 9 such that no number must be repeated in a row, column or any of the 9 groups of 3x3 grids. And not onto the circumstances behind this sudden urge to develop a sudoku solver. ...
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“Lo behold – looks like the eagle has landed!!”

Posted on 20 August 2008

Two Apache, two php, one MySQL, one JVM, one WAMPserver later......finally seems to be working! Greetings everyone!
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