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Visualize BP Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico on Google Maps

Want to know the extent of the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? Check out the
If it was my home website.
The site lets you see the area covered by the spill on Google maps. The spill data is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The site is also updated daily.

Here's how it would have been if it had happened in Mumbai, India -

Source - Digital Inspiration

posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Saturday, July 17, 2010
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Typing Directory Paths in Command Prompt

Many folks who use Windows don't like typing directory paths in the command prompt. Here are two ways to avoid some extra keystrokes.

1.Type the beginning part of the folder name and press tab. Pressing the tab key makes the command prompt autocomplete the name of the directory. This has to be done for each sub-directory along the path. 

2. Here's another way. Navigate to the folder in Windows and drag it into the command prompt.

I mostly use the former if I remember the path to a folder. For a folder that is deep inside, I just drag it.
Which one do you use?

posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Sunday, July 04, 2010
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