ISRO creates record with 10-satellite launch

April 29, 2008

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)  on Monday put in orbit Cartosat-2A, the remote sensing satellite with the best-ever Indian imagery resolution of 0.8 metre.

The same PSLV-C9 launcher delivered nine other satellites — the experimental Indian Mini Satellite IMS-1 and eight tiny commercial satellites — into a 637-km near-Earth orbit. This is the first time that 10 satellites have been launched in a single mission.

The eight nanosats were built by universities in Canada, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. Called NLS-4 (a cluster of six), NLS-5 and RUBIN-8, they together weigh 50 kg. ISRO’s commercial arm Antrix Corporation charged $600,000 (about Rs 2.4 crore) for their launch.

Next up, India’s first mission to moon CHANDRAYAAN – 1 scheduled for Q3 2008.


Delay sending mails in Outlook 2003

January 17, 2007

We all have experiences where we send emails (particularly in replying to our managers on client questions) and then realize, the clients should not have been in the cc list. In such cases, adding a delay to any sent mail is very beneficial, in case we change our mind and wish to make edits.

To add a delay, go to Tools –> ‘Rules and Alerts’, add a new rule –> ‘Check messages after sending’, then add the delay time you wish to use. From now on, whenever you send a mail, the mail will reside in the Outbox for the delay period before it is sent.

Happy New Year 2007

January 1, 2007

Happy New Year

This is Wishing you all a very Happy New Year. May all your resolutions get fulfilled!

Networking for an introvert

December 11, 2006


I am not an introvert, but in the same sentence, would not consider myself an extrovert either. Business Pundit has this nice article about networking for introverts. Here is the link.

Simpson Maker

November 26, 2006

Just came across this very interesting flash portal that lets you see how you’d look if you were in Springfield! Check out SimpsonMaker

Black Friday Shopping

November 26, 2006

This year’s BF was very eventful. We wanted to purchase the 250$ laptop that Bestbuy had for sale. We were at BB around 12:15 AM on Friday. The time we arrived, we were around 50-60 people behind in the queue. The weather was not that cold (mid-40’s), the atmosphere was excellent. Our strategy was to gauge the situation and stay only if we had a realistic chance of getting the laptop. Speaking to people ahead in line, I thought our chances were 50-50, so decided to stay on.

The time past by pretty quickly chatting with fellow campers. Someone played radio out loud in the car, so no dearth of entertainment. At around 4:00, BB employees came out and asked the campers to fold down the camps and chairs. Something unexpected happened then. The number of people ahead increased three-fold to around 250. Apparently, lot of people were sleeping in their cars while their friends held their place in the line. Obviously disappointed we decided to cut our losses and head back home asap. Lesson learnt: If you really want to get the doorbusters, be infront of the store no later than 8:00 pm the previous night.

This was my first time camping out for the deals, I wouldn’t say I was bored, the crowd was fantastic. However, might not do this again. I took pictures on my camera phone. Will post them shortly.

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Maxivista 3.0

November 16, 2006

At my workplace, I have a newer desktop with dual-monitor setup and an older desktop with one monitor. I have been using Maxivista, a multi-monitor software that converts my second pc’s monitor into a third monitor for my primary desktop. It does all this through the network without any extra cables required. They just released a new version this week.

If any of you have spare monitors and want to extend your primary pc’s monitor, this software is highly recommended. It also acts as a software KVM switch.