Solariiknight's blog

Ramblings of solariiknight who follows Helia, goddess of the sun.

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1 A 100km Cycling Trip

Jan 5, 2017

A 100km cycling trip was overdue, especially after I've been running a lot.

2 A Couple of Lovely Scaly Breasted Munias

Dec 21,2016

I allowed a pair of small birds to nest in my windowsill.

3 The Ways People with black money are bypassing the Demonetization net

Nov 13,2016

Have people with black money forced to come out or have they found a way out? Here are couple of ways which has been used to save their black money held i

4 A 10 km run and a 50 km cycling trip

Aug 24, 2016

Sunday or Saturday are "sports" days for me - these are the days in which I do workouts that tests the limits of my endurance.

5 Danger of call records and phone surveillance

Aug 21, 2016

Nobody in their village knew of Ram and Priya's secret relationship. Tired of finding a secret place to meet, one day Ram and Priya bought cell phones and signed up from service from Wirelesscorp so that they could stay in touch without having to worry about being discovered.

6 Hydroponics Spinach NFT System

Sep 14, 2014

This post is to describe one particular system – growing spinach using Nutrient Film Technique (NFT). An NFT system consists of a pipe through which a nutrient solution is circulated.

7 Dabbling in Hydroponics

Sep 7, 2014

My interest in hydroponics was sparked by my brother who bought a kit and attempted to grow spinach. I continued his efforts.

8 500W Solar System

Dec 31, 2013

Last year, I made a 100W solar system. The system was good enough in the end only to power up a 12W LED tube for 6 hours.

9 My Experiments With Led Lighting 2: Downlights, Tubes and floodlight

Jul 14, 2013

After my last post, I have quite a few updates, which deserves a new separate post.

10 My experiments with LED lighting

Jan 31, 2013

I've been experimenting with LED lights for quite sometime now. Every time I try to put up a blog post, I hit the error not enough data. I realized that there can never be enough data. So I'll just give information on my experiences so far.

11 Economics, environment and the disjoint - I

Jun 6, 2012

We have a problem here. A serious one. Select a tree in your house and ask a employee from a sawmill: what would be the cost if he were to cut the tree and sell it for you?

12 What you don't want

Mar 29, 2012

To find what you want in life seems like tough job to me. Especially when parents make most of the decisions and leave very little for you do decide.

13 The Bucket of Water and the Sun

May 3, 2012

Long ago, I left my religion Christianity, disenchanted by its dogma.

14 The Cuboid of God

Feb 14, 2012

I often encounter theists who argue over which God is true and supreme. Each have an almost convincing set of arguments which includes quoting from their scriptures and along with reasoning to convince someone about their faith.

15 My own Solar Power Plant – part II

Feb 18, 2012

In my first post, I've explained in brief about a 100W solar power plant that I set up at my home. In this post, I'll get a lot more technical in order to explain the issues faced by me after setting up the power plant.

16 My own Solar Power Plant - part I

Feb 9, 2012

I made a major step in implementing renewable energy at home! I setup a small 100W solar power plant (if I may say so) at home.

17 Religion and Infallibility

Nov 28, 2011

We all need something - or someone always caring, prefect, all knowing and a friend. The most common such source is God.

18 Computers and Humans

Nov 6, 2011

I intend to express what computers means for humans

19 How listening helps

Nov 1, 2011

Today a person approached me with an issue in his computer. His laptop's touchpad was not working.

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