Apr 17, 2012

First Cheque from Google

People today are making extensive use of Internet, but less than few know how to make money from the info highway. We all have grown up searching for answers on google (could be said in this age), the big search engine giant made its (early) money from advertisements enhanced with meta-tags and keywords. As it introduced projects like gmail, google docs, others, it was clever to determine the future of user hut. And it bought existing projects like youtube, blogger, picassa, others where people could express their life, which in-turn elevated socialism. During this course, Google became a company for all. Today we can share its income, thanks to Adsense. I have always noticed people don't want to see the obvious, or may be we are half somnolent. But it is just the matter of little patience and following a simple guide.

Dec 19, 2009

Hands on Augmented Reality


May 30, 2009

flinging digital media on my wall

Ok this is a new cover for my wall. The future of Digital Media, I brought this concept home. By LEXVOX this is an amazing little desktop companion to display wide range of formats. Simply take the memory card out of your digital camera, phone, etc. and slide it into the back of this unit.Within seconds you will see a high quality slide show of your photos with random transition effect or single photo.
It also displays files from a USB stick directly.

Just not that, you can switch from picture mode to video mode to watch a movie or to switch to music mode to listen to your digital music file.
Each of these modes also allows viewing/listening from a wide selection of file formats like Divx, avi, mpeg4, mp3, wav and others, while the sound output is accomplished from the built in stereo speakers, or you can even use your own headset.

May 29, 2009

Portable is Good

Probably not far, but in the near future you will see multiple TB size disc is read by your ROM (then a higher version compatible). Users are looking for more capacity but with much more better speed to store large amount of data. While for the time now, i was only looking for a portable SATA HDD that fits my pocket easily. What I can take anywhere. Good enough space for backup. It took nearly weeks for me to find this in the town side. I could only get to see 500 GB Maxtors, Transcends and Seagates. All were bulky in size and also required external power to detect until I found just launched Buffalo's Turbo USB (HD-PS400U2).
This is the new member in the MiniStation line that bundles a wrap-around cable for easy storage. 400GB big in capacity, smallest of all in dimensions. And with a speed of 5400 rpm. Connects USB 2.0 port. This certainly looked good for the match.
With the ability to draw power from the PC it is connected to, it requires no external power supply providing a lightweight storage solution that is ideal for users like me.

Aug 8, 2008

mal - information

Type the keywords 'Mumbai Navigator' on Google or Yahoo! and the first result will forward() you here. To give a brief this site is developed by IIT Bombay showing the routes of buses and trains across the city.
Considering the stature of IIT, nobody can ask for such shoddy work with the development of a product from them. You are representing the IIT.
Remember you are listed on the top of every search engine result and we the seekers follow what is shown first(usually).

Observations and Suggestions :

Use better search algorithms to match keywords and remove case sensitivity.For example, you could have used String Tokenizer of the java.util package to break strings to returnDelims flag having the value true or false.
You could have used JSP with servlets instead of just Servlets to make the site dynamic.
Also the maps are inaccurate in many cases.
Update the routes or stops of buses. For instance, the bus 403 Ltd has a different route than the one shown here

I have immense respect for the IIT. Give best if you give any.
Useful project to develop.
info : for those looking for the perfect route of buses (updated),
visit B.E.S.T.'s own website.

Jun 17, 2008

The candy bar in my hands.

The league of best phones is just underway. I picked one from the gamut.
Considering various factors that one can expect for a gadget to be complete, the n82 also adds a better edge than the n95.Carl Zeiss lens is the only take away for n82 from n95. Just 8 days from its arrival, I am impressed with its ability to curb the possible* complexities (handling multi-tasking with ease). The ratings of various editors sites are easily favoring this phone for its GPS self-receiving property, 2592 x 1944 pixels picture capturing, good enough phone memory ( 2 GB external micro SD card included [extendable slot to 8 gb] ), mentioned earlier the Carl Zeiss optics with flash and lastly its looks.
While the touchy keypad and the qwerty types seem to be getting popular in the new
comers, this phone follows the cool old type of keypad with no difficulty.Expecting this to stand up to my high expectations at least as long as the N91 (which was nearly for 2 years I used).


The first best picture captured by the n82 lens. And how bigger can it get!? A requested pose from the great Ghazal King at the Sur, with Love concert.Jagjit Singh on his 53rd ghazal night in Mumbai.Papaji is just so sporty. He has filled life in many disabled till now. Just with his voice.

(Please click on the image to enlarge, you can find the lens and flash in each eye)

Jan 29, 2008

Hello "maddog"

Wait wait Google, i've got something before you take me for garbage collection.
I am back with Asia's Largest Technology festival at the IIT, Mumbai. Definitely the best time, more things to explore.
Thanks to the weekend arrangements, I barely missed anything at the Techfest. In fact I got to meet a special person personally.
Special is because, like me,he is a strong supporter for open source.We call him the Father of Open Source. Working for Linux International, a non-profit company, he is Jon "maddog" Hall.
He is taking many efforts to enlighten Linux (Open Source) in the virtual society. We held him for more than a hour after his panel discussion on Open Source. My Guru used to get his books in his younger days for reading.
There are many interesting points that we came to know about.He even said many things on the old rivals the Bill Gates Corporation Microsoft.
For Open Source here is Jon "maddog" Hall.

For the complete video please visit here
Nice to meet you maddog and thanks for inspiring.

Wikia Founder at the Asia's Largest Technology Festival
I'm afraid i could not put some videos on my phone which were the Nano technology by Prof.v. Ramgopal Rao ,Henry Schaefer's ideas on the Big Bang theory, Stephan Hawkings and God,
Sylvester James Gates Jr's Super Symmetry Theory,Prof. Harold Thimbleby and Robert Kahn the Father of the Internet which could get more attention.

But I got a apple size cherry. Got to meet Jimmy Wales the founder of Wikipedia. The crowd turned out to be the largest ever present for his lecture (according to him). I asked him two questions.He answered both of them. First being saturation of Wiki and another difficulties of Wiki. Thats the self-signed pamphlet that I got from Jimbo. Check out Jimmy Wales to my questions.

Jan 28, 2008

Photosynth & Sea Dragon

One more guest at the IIT, Mumbai Techfest was Blaise Aguera y Arcas the Architect of Seadragon and Photosynth.
Some very nice demos from him really left us jaw dropping. He was more recognized when Microsoft's Live Labs undertook his project in feb last year.
He said he was very happy when Microsoft called him. The applications will be available soon this year. But for now you can see what he showed us.

to See the complete demo visit here