Monday, March 31, 2014

~ Mesmerising Messi ~

A short narration on the character of Lionel Messi. A player who doesn't go down easily like the rest of his La Liga players. His football does all the talking. Just watch the video to know more.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

~ Happiness ~

One state that everyone wants to be, happiness :) Just be in the moment & be Happy. The original song from Pharrell Williams has struck chord with people across the world & here is a collection of videos from various cities expressing Happiness.

~ Original ~

~ Bangalore ~

~ Paris ~

~ London ~

~ Dubai ~

~ Berlin ~

~ Budapest ~

~ Lyon ~

~ Sydney~

~ Tokyo ~

~ Kochi ~

~ Slovakia ~

~ Seville ~

~ Tahiti ~

~ Rome ~

~ Vienna ~

~ Torino ~

~ Dublin ~

~ Myanmar ~

~ Napoli ~

~ Buenos Aires ~

~ Marrakech ~

~ Dakar ~

~ Afrika Edition ~

~ Namibia ~

~ Croatia ~

~ Bosnia ~

~ Kenya ~

~ Siena, Tuscany. Interesting to see Bharata Natyam in the video ;)  ~ 

~ Moscow ~

I spent the last one hour watching people across the world dancing to the song Happy. Music does bring people closer :) 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

~ The Vogelkop Bowerbird: Nature's Great Seducer ~

Is it natural that the male has to woo the female? The male Bowerbird puts an impressive display to attract the female bird.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

~ What is the maximum length of a valid email address? ~

Recently, a client reported an issue related to the length of an email address. This prompted me to Google for the same. 

To be frank, I had never bothered much about the length and always thought it be the local part to be about 30 characters. Practically it doesn't make sense for someone to have an email address with 60 characters. 

But then we have RFC and revision. The post by Dominic Sayers shows how much discussion happens over what we consider to be trivial J

Monday, March 03, 2014

~ Alternate energy ~

BMTC debuts with India's first electric bus. Here are some stats:

  1. The bus is made by the Chinese Auto maker BYD Auto
  2. 4 ferrous batteries generate 540 volts of electricity
  3. Can cover 250kms in single charge, with a max speed of 96km/hr
  4. Takes 5 hours to charge normally & half time for a supercharge

Image source: Ibtimes

In the second news, Madhya Pradesh debuts with India's largest solar power plant. Here are some stats:

  1. Is the largest capacity presently under execution in a single location, both in India as well as the entire Asian continent
  2. The solar plant is one of the largest solar plants in the world spread across 800 acres of barren terrain.
  3. 216,372 tonnes of carbon will be mitigated annually.
  4. The plant is expected to cater to power needs of 6.24 lakh homes in the state.
  5. The 151 (DC) MW project operated by Welspun Energy Limited (WEL)