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Name day party

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In some european countries people not only celebrate their birthday, but also there is one special day in the year for their names. The event is called - name day. Event though, in my country inhabitants officially celebrate this day, i prefer to not. But, i can not change my friends, so i usually participate in their name days.
Last saturday my friend has one. So we headed to his town to celebrate. It was great party, and even though I can not truly understand the reason for celebrating name, i think this is one more reason to remeber about friends.

Gaujiena Special Boarding School

Recently I finished one Joomla based web page for Gaujiena Special Boarding School. The Boarding School is located in my home town, where I was born. This school serves children with special needs, such as hearing, seeing disabilities and/or learning disabilities. Also those, who are coming from adverse families

The site was build for minimum cost, and i spend a little more my free time, to make everything as usable as i could. Site also features some flash elements, and Google maps API.

I also did spend some time to create useful video help files, so that site administrator could understand everything in Joomla administration panel, which, in some cases, might otherwise be confusing.

I stand with Adobe

The recent war between Adobe and Apple reached a breaking point on April 8, 2010, when Steve Jobs not only recommitted to never allowing Flash to run on the iPhone or iPad, but even banning Adobe's new Flash-to-iPhone C compiler, which was supposed to have its glorious release party on Saturday, April 10.

There is no longer any debate as to who the "bad guy" is in this story -- Apple has proven themselves to be anti-competition, anti-developer, and anti-consumer.

I stand with Adobe.

Join the “I’m with Adobe” Facebook group.

Economic and culture Institute doors open day

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This morning we went to Economic and culture Institute doors open day.

This institute provides I think 8 education programs. We were interested in Interior Design, and I, particularly, was also interested in Business Management. Business Management is 2 year master's degree program, for students, that has already graduated some university. This program is intended for those, willing to learn, how to manage their own businesses. Sound's like exactly for me.

Yes, but mainly today we focused on Interior Design studies. I must admit, it was best doors open day, I’ve ever been to. In the end, they also made lottery for everybody that came to this event, and winners got 5 flash 2GB memory cards, 2 Nokia Cell phones, and main prize - BMW car keys for one weekend.

Simply perfect, what else I can say.

New Businessmen Forum 2010

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At very late Friday evening, 16.apr. 2010, event called "New Businessmen forum 2010" was held on Sapņu fabrika . The idea for this forum was originally made by Normunds Teteris. He thought that successful businessman could present their businesses for interested audience. Presenters would tell how their businesses started and developed over last few years. And all this could be done in Pecha Kucha like presentation style. Pecha Kucha Night events consist of around a dozen presentations, each presenter having 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds. Each presenter has just 6 minutes 40 seconds to explain their ideas before the next presenter takes the stage. (wikipedia)

So yea. I was there, and although overall impression was not bad, some of presentations looked more like a free advertisement for their businesses. Well, not actually *FREE*, because an audience has to pay a little entrance fee.

Mysterious skies

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This Saturday afternoon, we went to the Baltic Sea at Jurmala. Unusual thing I noticed there was that sky right above our heads were with less saturation, as sky near the horizon. Usually near at horizon sky becomes less saturated, but this day everything was right oposite.

At first, we were unable to find explanation for this phenomena, but latter this day I found out that there was volcanic eruption in Iceland few days ago. And microscopic particles were forming considerable clouds over the Latvia skies, and this caused phenomena to happen.

So, yea… Unfortunately I did not take a good photo for you to see the difference.

How many water molecules are there in the glass of water?

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How many water molecules are in a glass of water?
This glass is filled with 200 ml water. That is 0,2 l of water. First, to get started, we need to convert volume to mass. Since 1l water equals 1kg water, then our 200 ml glass is filled with 0.2 kg water. In school chemistry probably in 8th grade there was a term Mole. Mole is a unit and it measures number of molecules. One mole has 6.0221415×1023 molecules in it. And another term is molar mass. The molar mass of an element is the atomic weight in grams per mole. In other words molar mass states - how much does one mole of particular substance weight.
The molar mass for distilled water is 18 g/mol or converting to kg, it is 0,018 kg / mol.
So, now lets do some calculations. First, let's calculate - how many moles of water there are in the glass.
Moles = mass / molar mass = 0,2 kg / (0,018 kg/mol) = 11.11 moles
And then, let's calculate how many molecules there are in the 11.11 moles Number of molecules = number of mols * molecules in o…