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Repair guest bathroom flush

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Repair Bathroom Flush

Sat, Jul 10, 2015

One of our flushes in the guest bathroom has been making some noise for the last few days. When I opened and looked inside the contraption that controls the water flow sprung a leak. I had replaced this part probably four years ago and decided it is time to replace it again.

We (VtS and I) went to the local Lowes and bought Fluidmaster Universal Toilet Fill Valve (Model 400A; SKU 39961 00002; Lowes #24408).

FL400ACover FM400A

We came home. Shut off the inlet to the toilet tank. Unscrewed the old unit by removing the washer underneath the tank. Adjusted the unit with 1 1/2 ” higher than it was in the box. Put the new unit and secured it with washer, connected the water inlet, inserted the rubber tubing to the discharge and tried it

Everything worked fine and the leak was fixed.

Attend the First Florida Core Network Event

Friday, August 15th, 2014

First Florida Core Network Event

ICBR, University of Florida, Gainesville


I attended the first Florida Core Network Event at University of Florida, Gainesville. The Event was hosted by UF’s Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR).

The Event that started at 10 AM at CGRC Room 113 with the speed dating style (2 min) introduction of Core Facility Managers/Directors to each other. That was followed by an Opening Remarks by the organizers and was followed by 5-min Lightning Rounds of presentation about each facility.

Following lunch the Lightning Round continued until 3:30 PM. During the afternoon session I gave a 5-slide presentation about FSU IMB Core Facilities.

Following the presentation we went around ICBR visiting various Cores. Then at 6 PM we had a poster presentation.

Black Belt Level 3 Testing

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Black Belt Level 3 Testing

Saturday, October 05, 2013

9:00 to 10:45 TKD Academy

Today VtS completed his Level 3 Black Belt testing.

WFSU TV Dimensions Interview

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

WFSU TV Dimensions Interview

Experience Asia Festival

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013, 7:30 – 8:00 PM, WFSU TV

This evening at 7:30 PM WFSU TV (local PBS) station broadcast our interview (I and Clyde were interviewed on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 2 PM at the station) about the upcoming Ninth Experience Asia Festival. The interview lasted for about 7 minutes and was the top of the segment between 7:30 and 7:38 PM.

Good Score on Pew Research on News

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Score well on Pew Research News Quiz

Friday, March 08, 2013

Tallahassee, FL


I have been reading the news regularly both using my local news paper Tallahassee Democrat and national and international news in Google News, Yahoo News, and NY Times online versions, and Time, and other print magazines.


So I was happy when I scored a 13/13 on a recent Pew Research’s News Quiz. The quiz wasn’t hard but I was happy to know only 8% of the people (~1100) who took the quiz had the same score as I had.


Travel to Orlando, FL

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

I traveled to Orlando, FL and back for a meeting.

Visit Jacksonville-Florida Beaches

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Visit Jax Beaches

வாரம் ஒரு தேவாரம்

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

வாரம் ஒரு தேவாரம்
ஒரு முயற்சி
டிசம்பர் 10, 2008



Thevaaram Narration

India Assoc of TLH Sports Day

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

IATLH Sports Day

Sunday, April 27, 2008 | 9:00-12 Noon

Tom Brown Park Baseball Field

Tallahassee, FL 3317


About 120 people (adults and children) participated in the first ever India Association of Tallahassee sponsored Sports Day at the Tom Brown Park. We had four categories: Ages 3-5, Ages 6-9, Ages 9-12, and Ages 13+. We had the following events: sprints, three-legged races, lemon and spoon race, and jump rope. In some categories we split the boys and girls separately and in certain categories we had more than one batch of participants.  Everyone had fun.

Visit Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Tuesday, January 1, 2008, 5 PM

Thiyagu’s family, Usha’s family and I visited the Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary maintained by Tamil Nadu Government. Since it was winter and the season was in full swing with thousands and thousands of storks, herons, spoonbills, cormorants, and other birds. Since we reached late in the evening, all the birds were heading back to their nests and settling down for the night.