Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Earth Hour 2010 - It's show time

Earth Hour is an annual global campaign where You can show your support for action on climate change by turning off lights for one hour.At 8.30pm on 27 March 2010, cities, towns and municipalities across the world will turn off their lights for one hour to mark Earth Hour.
  • The first step is to switch the light off
  • The second would be to educate others to do the same
  • Not just this hour, not just this day, but whenever you think it is necessary
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The CN Tower in Toronto, The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

In March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative.

Earth Hour 2010 takes place on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm (local time) and is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. It is a call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the way towards a sustainable future. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Europe to Asia to the Americas will stand in darkness. People across the world from all walks of life will turn off their lights and join together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet. So let’s make 2010 the biggest Earth Hour yet!.

It’s Showtime! Show the world what can be done.

8:30PM Saturday 27th March 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How to : Include your Google Profile Badge on any site

The code snippet explains how you can embed your Google Profile Badge (Profile card) on your site or any website.

The Google Profile Badge

You can view your Google profile badge (Profile card) using this URL pattern :
Here XXXXXXX should be your unique user profile ID. This ID is the last parameter of your Google Profile URL. This means that if your GProfile’s URL is — your ID is XYZ. Similarly, if your GProfile’s URL is — your unique user profile ID is nishikant.kotgire.

In the above cases, you can access your profile badge using the following URLs :

To embed this badge on any webpage, you need to use iframe tags. Here is a sample code to embed the Google profile badge on any webpage :
<iframe src =""  <p>Your browser does not support iframes. </p></iframe>