Astronomy, Open source

Stellarium – A Virtual Open Source Planetatium

Introduction

Stellarium is a Open Source Software which can simulate the view of astronomical objects present in the sky. In short, one can see details of objects in the sky from your computer.  It is a great tool to start astronomy.

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Cloud computing, Debian, Debian 6, Debian squeeze, OpenStack

Bundling Debian 6 image for OpenStack Essex

The following method was tested using Debian 6.0.6 on Essex version of OpenStack. The OpenStack cloud was setup using the procedure given in the following link.

OpenStack Beginner’s Guide V3.0

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Hill Stations in Kerala, Hill Stations in South India, Munnar, Weekend getaways from Bengaluru, Weekend getaways from Chennai

Munnar

Munnar is a small town amidst a hill station in Idukki district on the Western Ghats. The name ‘Munnar’ in Tamil means Three Rivers. It is named so as the three rivers  Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala creates a confluence here. However the whole place is called Munnar at times.

It is a picturesque hill station carpeted with tea plantations which contribute to the scenic view around, whenever moved out of the town. The hill stations have many towns and villages where the inhabitants are mainly Tamilians and Malayalees. The tea plantations in the hills are owned and maintained by Tata Ltd. There are many Tea factories in the hills.  The towns around Munnar are Marayoor, Devikulam and Adimaly. The pincode is 685612 and the STD code is 04865. The suitable time to visit Munnar is from September to June

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Distance from known places

City Distance
Chennai 595
Bengaluru 455
Coimbatore  158
Mysuru  337
Madurai  153
Trichy  255
Salem  273
Hyderabad  1023
Cochin  130
Aluva  110
Allepey  180
Thekkady  106
Pollachi  120

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Cloud computing, OpenStack, Ubuntu Cloud

Bundling an OpenStack image from a running Instance at administration level.

Sometimes we would need an image directly bundled from a running instance. In that case we can use the following steps to bundle an image.

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