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