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Windows 98 – Photographic Fridays #17

Published on Oct 11, 2008 in america, photographic fridays
Windows 98 – Photographic Fridays #17

Downtown is full of buildings and windows, each window reflecting other buildings making the whole thing look gorgeous. I took this in Pittsburgh (I know, very few pics since we moved to Seattle. Nothing wrong with the place, it is an amateur photographers heaven, I haven’t found enough time since we are staying in hotel […]

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Red vs. Blue – 35 Cool Visualizations on 2008 US Presidential Election

Red vs. Blue – 35 Cool Visualizations on 2008 US Presidential Election

With 2008 US Presidential elections around the corner everyone is busy including chart makers. There are hundreds of excellent visualizations on the presidential election campaign, speeches, issues, predictions that keeping track of what is best can be a tough task. We at PHD have compiled a list of 35 totally awesome visualizations on the 2008 […]

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Come, Lets Celebrate – Photographic Fridays # 16

Published on Oct 4, 2008 in america, photographic fridays
Come, Lets Celebrate – Photographic Fridays # 16

That is Pittsburgh downtown from Mt. Washington during the night time. It looked like a huge party down there.

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Visualizations at Seattle Public Library – What Community is Reading?

Visualizations at Seattle Public Library – What Community is Reading?

Seattle Public Library’s Central branch not only boasts unique architecture but also world class visualizations of library data. On the level 5 of the building they have six large LCD display screens dedicated to provide visualizations of data like what people are reading, which books are checked out in the last hour etc. See them […]

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Steel Patterns – Photographic Fridays # 14

Published on Sep 19, 2008 in america, photographic fridays, travels
Steel Patterns – Photographic Fridays # 14

Last week we have been to Pittsburgh to visit a college friend. We had great fun there. It is a neat little town with countless bridges. Pittsburgh was historically known as steel city, but today the glory is all that of technology and education industries there. The above is the building of a steel company […]

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Calculating Paydays in a calendar year using Excel

Published on Sep 17, 2008 in america, Learn Excel
Calculating Paydays in a calendar year using Excel

In India salary is usually paid on the last working day of a month – the payday. It is slightly different in countries where payrolls are processed every 2 weeks. For eg. in US most companies pay salary on every 2nd Friday / Thursday. We can calculate the paydays / payroll periods in excel with […]

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Photographic Fridays #11 – It stretches all the way you can see

Published on Aug 29, 2008 in america, photographic fridays, travels
Photographic Fridays #11 – It stretches all the way you can see

Took this near Niagara falls, NY. The falls are divided between US and Canada. You need a Canadian visa (US visa) if you want to see the water falls from both sides. Of course, water doesn’t need a passport to flow. Browse other.

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Watch out if you are buying insurance online at GEICO – your password is not encrypted

Published on Jul 23, 2008 in america, business, technology, wonder why

I have noticed something totally strange while trying to get an auto insurance quote online at GEICO. See it for yourself. They are showing your password in the URL… OMG 😮 Make sure you don’t use the site for getting new quotes as it could be a potential privacy breach as anyone watching the URLs […]

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Photographic Fridays #5 – Dawn

Published on Jul 18, 2008 in america, photographic fridays

During my evening jogs I go past this place, its a patch vast open space in the midst of the urban land. I made a mental note to shoot here during early morning as I would get very good view of sky. Yesterday I woke up early and drove there to took some shots. The […]

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Photographic Fridays #3 – Daisies

Published on Jul 5, 2008 in america, personal, photographic fridays

same flower, another angle, originally uploaded by Chandoo. We went to near by Scioto River park last weekend to spend some time without any noise. But we didnt know that there was a concert going on there. So we walked out of the park to surrounding Dublin residential area and I spotted few nice flowers […]

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Get Stock Quotes in Excel

Published on Jun 24, 2008 in america, hacks, Learn Excel, technology

While trying to spell check one my sheets I have learned this cool trick to fetch real time stock quotes without any webqueries or vba or anything. First enter the stock code in a cell (this works for US stocks only), for eg. AAPL for Apple, MSFT for Microsoft etc. Then ALT+CLICK on that cell, […]

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Photographic Fridays # 1 – Ground Zero

Published on Jun 20, 2008 in america, photographic fridays

WTC site – ground zero, originally uploaded by Chandoo. This is the first of a new series of posts I am planning, “Photographic Fridays”, Every last weekday I will post a photo I have taken for your review / comments. I want to be a better photographer and all your comments are going to help […]

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App. idea for iPhone developers (for other location aware phones as well)

Published on Jun 11, 2008 in america, business, ideas, technology

Now that iPhone is going to have GPS built in, here is an application idea any of you iPhone app developers out there. The idea is simple, whenever the phone-holder is driving, this app would automatically answer calls with a pre-recorded message (that can go like, “Hi.., I am driving right now, please leave a […]

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Brooklyn Bridge in the night

Published on May 29, 2008 in america, pics, travels

During our recent visit to NY I have been to the famous Brooklyn Bridge and I clicked photos till my fingers itched. Here are some of them, let me know if you have any review comments 🙂 I couldnt carry my tripod though, some of the pics became real blurry at original resolution.

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Road Rage on Memorial weekend

Published on May 23, 2008 in america, Humor, personal, travels

We are going to big apple on this weekend, its going to be a really long drive, almost 1000 miles both ways put together, I will see if I can post something while resting, but don’t hope to see anything here for the next 3 days. You have an excellent weekend, drive carefully – more […]

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