Oct 28, 2013

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Trek to Nine Hills

We started close to here from the river bed,

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Oct 16, 2013

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Run two different Skype accounts from same computer

SkypeIf you have installed Skype and already logged in, second time when you click the Skype icon the already logged in application will launch. if you wish to log in to another account, follow these steps,

  1. Locate the skype installed folder. usually it will be "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\skype.exe" or something similar.
    If you cant find the location where skype is installed right click on the Skype icon, then go to properties and find target. This will open the folder where Skype is installed.
  2. In the Run window, enter the following command  including the quotes and then press OK
    "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\skype.exe"  /secondary

Thats it you get another Skype with the login screen.

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Sep 22, 2013


Reaching Gavi

By Road

28 Kms from Vandiperiyar
40 Kms from Thekkady / Kumily

By Rail

120 Kms from Kottayam Railway Staion  ( KTYM )
165 Kms from Eranakulam Railway Staion ( ERN / ERS )
175 Kms from Madurai Railway Staion  ( MDU / MES )
100 Kms from Theni Railway Station ( TENI )

By Air

170 Kms from Nedumbassery Airport Ernakulam
250 Kms from  Trivandrum International Airport
190 Kms from Madurai Airport

*All distance approximately calculated 
*Before travelling to Gavi , get your forest entry permission

Get directions using google maps : http://goo.gl/tXJixV

Reaching Gavi
Gavi Lake

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Jun 20, 2013


Pathanamthitta - Gavi - Kumily on KSRTC Bus

The best and the economic way to reach Gavi is through the bus service run by KSRTC ( Kerala State Road Transport Corporation ). KSRTC runs 2 ordinary bus services daily between Kumily and Pathanamthitta. 2 schedules from both the KSRTC depots.  The majority part of the route passes through the thick forests and hilly terrains  of Periyar Tiger Reserve. Wild life sightings are regular, especially elephants. The service passes through  chittar, Seethathodu, Angamuzhi, Kakki Dam, Anathodu Dam, Pamba Dam, Gavi, Vallakadavu and Vandiperiyar.

Gavi road cutting through the hills

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May 18, 2013

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Filtering emails using dot sign

Continuation to Filtering emails using plus sign

This time another gmail address trick which i came to knew yesterday, here its with an example,
Lets take an gmail address a abcdefg@gmail.com ,
so the gyan I got from a friend who read the earlier post is that  emails sent to any of the following email addresses will be forwarded to your inbox.

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Mar 16, 2013


Ramadevara Betta - Tumkur

Ramadevara Betta lies near the Bangalore-Tumkur road/rail line near Kyatsandra .The hill can be accessed from various sides of Kyatsandra , most popular and clear approach is through the famous Siddaganga Mutt.The top of the hill is a huge rock with views of the surrounding towns including Tumkur. if you cant find the proper route you may end up at the base of the hige rock, so be careful while trekking up in finding clear path and ascend the rock through the slopes.Theres a pond/lake with lotus in the top, but cannot be used for drinking purposes, so carry enough water from the mutt before you start. 

Siddaganga Matha in Kyatsandra is a charitable institution providing education,boarding and stay for children acroos Karnataka. Ask any one and they will be happy to show you the path to Mutt.If you are not sure of the trail to the peak, ask any of the High school kid in the mutt and they will be happy to take you to the top.From the mutta follow the concrete road till the small lake where you will find a small cave kind of structure in your left. From there take the trail going left to the top.
There are lot of small caves, temples, some fort structures and huge boulders to satisfy your adventurous needs.If you want to stay there, Siddaganga mutt can be an option.

Kyatsandra  is famous for its  thatte idly  which is made in a plate and its delicious, try in hotel Pavithra.

Height: Close to 1200 meters
Distance: 60+Kms from Bangalore
Nearest Town: Kyatsandra
Nearest railway station: Kyatsandra, but only few of the passenger trains stops there
                       : Other option is reaching Tumkur and taking local trasport.
Bus: Often buses which plies between Bangalore-Tumkur and return, get down at Kyatsandra

Some random picture,

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Mar 8, 2013

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Filtering emails using plus sign

Gmail allows you to add a plus sign ("+") followed by text or numbers in your email address. That is, you'll receive all emails sent to uniquemail+filtertext@gmail.com in your inbox. For example, use uniquemail+travel@gmail.com to register for travel related mails. Can create n number of filter emails like this.

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Feb 26, 2013

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What is a treknic?

It was  2 years before when I started volunteering with Bangalore ASCENDers , many new comers wanted to do trekking but not the hard ones...  then the idea of  Trek Cum Picnic came in. It includes bit of trekking and bit of site seeing... bit of relaxation and bit of toughness... tough it was widely accepted by many and good response...  There were few events with the title starting with  Trek Cum Picnic to....

Dont know how the word was formed either might have struck to mind from some where or slowly the Trek Cum Picnic transformed to the word Treknic .
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Feb 2, 2013

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Unix Timestamp and January 1, 1970

Unix timestamp
While coding in PHP and Open Source Technologies i always used to see this date -'January 1, 1970'. Always wondered what could be the reason this date has been set as default, and some research and reading this is what I understood.

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Jan 28, 2013

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Google Talk Multi Instance

How will you login to to google accounts at same time from same machine? May be can use two browsers..

Again what if we want to use Gtalk to chat and at same time use two accounts, It happened to me 1 year ago when i was in my home and logged into Gtalk in my personnal gmail account. For some purpose I needed to chat with my senior at office and wanted to open one more instance of the chat but it was opening only one instance. Didn't find any solution to chat with my senior and continued a browser based chat.

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Jan 8, 2013

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Locate PHP configuration file

Locate your php.ini location

1.Create a new file say version.php
2.Type in the code
        echo phpinfo();

3.Save the file.
4.Upload to your web server and access the same file using the web url.
5.Check for 'Loaded Configuration File'  section and you will see the location where php.ini is saved.
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Sunrise from Home - Adoor

In native(Adoor) for a weekend leave.. ya for a week after long time. Had been to the terrace many times and was not much different this time too when i climbed the ladder in terrace to reach near the Water tank.
My cousin was scolding me, his concern was if I fell down and getting injured as its little riskier to climb, and after 2 days it was my engagement. I was enjoying the views from there,  I could see some small mountains far(I think some plantations near Kodumon / Ezhamkulam ).I could also see Vijaylaksmi Silks, Adoor.

Suddenly something came to mind, how would be the sunrise from this spot? never been at this spot early morning. Decided to climb there along with Camera next day. It was 6:30 AM and I climbed the ladder again., initially only clear sky was visible and little dark...
Suddenly he came out ya the Sun... the coconut tree and some trees from my neighboring houses made me to take some silhouette photos..

Posting it here..

Sunrise from home adoor
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Jan 1, 2013

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 Lot of short messages, emails, calls and direct wishes from friends, relatives, colleagues and strangers i road.. 3 words and a smile - "Happy New Year".
its nice feeling. But this year among many strangers 2 strangers wished me which gave much happiness to me than others.

As usual I was walking y to home from office through MG road and brigade Road. Compared to previous years this year media and police forces where more than the public, may be due to the recent Delhi incident. I was at brigade junction getting wished and wishing  for new year. Saw a police officer in duty busy managing the traffic, went to him and told "Happy New Year sir", he wished back and shake hand. Then he added- "What new year sir, cant spend time with my family, kids will be waiting.. got duty till 3.00AM".
He is loosing something to make us celebrate new year smoothly and his wish to me made me more happy.

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