Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mongoose Cricket Bat

Haven't heard of this new kind of cricket bat until today. This cricket bat has a longer handle. Specifically "The Mongoose’s blade is 33% shorter and its handle 43% longer than a conventional bat"

The bat's website is here.

Here are a couple of pics of this bat.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Indian Election Pics in Boston Globe's Big Picture Blog

First, a picture of the gathering for Chiru's campaign speech in Vijayawada, AP. Here'z how the blogger, Alan Taylor, describes this pic:
Fans of Indian movie star-turned-politician Chiranjeevi wave the actor's Praja Rajyam Party flags and listen to him speak during an election campaign in Vijayawada, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Thursday, April 16, 2009. Chiranjeevi, the beloved hero of 149 adventure-romance films, has quickly become a political force since leaving Tollywood, the Telugu-language film industry that he ruled for three decades, to found his own party and contest elections in the key state of Andhra Pradesh. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Another picture from the same series with Chiru, NTR and Balayya painted on a vehicle. The description reads:
Portraits depicting Indian movie star-turned-politician Chiranjeevi, left and right, are seen painted alongside former Andhra Pradesh state chief minister late N.T. Rama Rao, center, on a cycle rickshaw during an election campaign in Vijayawada, India on Thursday, April 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

And this with Amitabh, Abhishek, Aish and Jaya after voting..displaying their...hmmm..

Friday, May 15, 2009

List of Sitting Indian MPs Sorted by Age

Youngest sitting Indian MP: Sachin Pilot - 26
Oldest sitting Indian MP: RAMCHANDRA VEERAPPA - 94

STS-125 Atlantis Solar Transit (200905120002HQ)

Awesome picture of NASA space shuttle Atlantis with Sun in the background.
Also, using flickr to post to this blog for the first time!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mirror to Download Apache Ant

I had to go through a dozen mirrors in the Apache Ant download site and still couldn't download the ant binaries. All of them timed out on me. So, I googled for some other mirrors and I found tradebit mirror site and it worked.

Apache, could you please come up with a better system where YOU decide whether the mirror carries the file or had a successful download in the past day or so?


Sunday, May 3, 2009