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Showing posts from May, 2009

Reliance Energy allies with Google

Reliance Energy is the only Indian company among select few in the world, which have been announced as first allies for Google's PowerMeter project. (source: Engadget)

PowerMeter will help you monitor your power consumption on your home PC. I don't know if they would ship Itron's meters here in India also or any other local manufacturer (Reliance's existing vendor most probably) will be given license to use Google's software.

Whatever happens, this is a news worth watching.

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Malformed \uxxxx encoding

I was getting this exception during build while running ant. Googling didn't help much and I was flummoxed because the same code was running fine till now.

My code reads a text file and does some operations on the basis of values read. It was only when I saw the text files I understood the error. I had copied the text in wordpad and saved it as .txt file. Wordpad had put lot of formatting information before and after the content. Also there was "\par" after every line, which was giving this error.

So moral of the story: if you get this exception check your properties file (or any other file that your code might be reading.)