Photosynth - a Wow product

Now that I own a Mac, I've to kick M$ and M$ products and praise Apple's product. At least thats I've seen with every switcher. On the contrary, I'm now praising a M$ product - Photosynth. Its really cool and nice one. It analyzes a set of photos and presents you a 3D view of it. Its really wonderful idea and an amazing implementation as well. More over its not a desktop product like Picasa, rather its on the net. Check this out for yourself:

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Playing with iSight

It could be addictive. Its interesting to see the pictures taken with effects applied. Here are some pics.

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Bought a Mac

After a long thought, finally I've purchased a 2 GHz White MacBook. It did make a dent in my wallet, but I was sure that I won't face any problem. I unpacked it in my office and started working with this. Installed Yahoo Messenger; added my Google Account to iChat, downloaded Eclipse, configured the office printer & wifi at home without any trouble...

When I thought working with Mac didn't have much troubles as I initially thought. Until I tried to use Google's Page Creator. The error message said:

Sorry, your web browser is not yet supported.

Our programming wizards tried their darndest to get Google Page Creator to work with as many browsers as possible. But alas, even the most expert practitioners of web sorcery must sleep now and again, lest their JavaScript magic run dry.

So, for now, you'll need either to download a new version of Firefox or download a new version of Internet Explorer (Windows only), and then come right back.

Hey, you guys at PageCreator team, if you didn't know it, there is a nice toolkit for Ajax called GWT which gives you compatibility with most of the browsers. How about trying it? Its nice and it comes from a company called hmmmmm Google.

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Interesting Error Message

I've whole lot of plugins (Mylar, WTP, Subclipse...) installed in my Eclipse. Sometimes, I will have OutOfMemory Error and the workbench will close after showing an "Internal Error" message box. Today the "Internal Error" message box had an interesting error message. Here is the screen shot:



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Crashing an IFE

Hugh Thompson has written an interesting entry about how he crashed an InFlight Entertainment System. Thankfully, it was not connected to the avionics and everyone survived.

Check this.

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Bangalore Airshow …

I really wanted to attend this show, but cudn't :-(

Raja attended this show this year also and has taken a lot of photos. He has uploaded a few.

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காதல்ல சொகம்கறதே…

இன்னைக்கு காதலர் தினம். காதலப்பத்தி எதாச்சும் எழுதலாம்னு நெனச்சு உக்காந்தேன். ஒன்னும் தோனல. அம்மணிக்கு போன் போட்டு 'எதாச்சும் சொல்லு புள்ளே'ன்னு கேட்டேன். அம்மணி பதில்: 'இங்க உம்பொண்ணு அழுகறத சமாதானப்படுத்தவே நேரம் இல்ல இதுல நீ கிறுக்கறதுக்கு நான் சொல்லிக்கொடுக்கணுமாக்கு. போடா ______ '

செரி, இலக்கியத்துலே எதாவது சுட்டு எழுதலாம்னு தேடி நளவெண்பால இத புடிச்சேன். மரபுக்கே உரித்தான அழகான உவமையோட நளன பிரிஞ்ச தமயந்தி சொல்லறது:

செப்பு இளம்கொங்கைமீர்!திங்கள்சுடர்பட்டுக்
கொப்புளம்கொண்ட குளிர்வானை - இப்பொழுது
மீன்பொதித்து நின்ற விசும்பு என்பதென் கொலோ
தேன் பொதிந்த வாயால் தெரிந்து.


செப்பு மாதிரி கொங்கைகள் இருக்கற இளம்பெண்களே, என்னைச்சுடும் இந்த நிலாவின் வெப்பம் பட்டு வானம் முழுவதும் கொப்புளங்கள். இந்த கொப்புளங்களை வின்மீண்கள் என்று உங்கள் தேன் போன்ற வாயிலால் சொல்கின்றீர்களே, இது சரியா?

என்ன தான் சொல்லுங்க. என்ன கேட்டா, காதல்ல சொகம்கறதே இந்த மாதிரி பிரிஞ்சிருக்கறப்ப படற கஷ்டந்தான். என்ன சொல்லறீங்க?

Dialogs …

An aspiring Director: "I've always dreamed about directing a movie like 'Nayagan'. It was a flawless piece from Mani Rathnam. But after seeing Rama Narayanan's movie 'Durga', I thought 'Nayagan' was nowhere near this. My life time ambition is to direct a movie like 'Durga'.

An Computer Science Student: "My dream career would be something like Linus Torvalds's code - Linux. But after seeing Pranni's programs, I decided Pranni is my idol'.

If you were wondering what happened to them (or me), here is the news: Mumtaj, in a TV interview: 'I always thought that nothing would be better than 'Moondram Pirai' Sree Devi's character. It was my dream to do a role like that. But after Director Sir approached me with this story, I decided that this role is the best of the best. Sree Devi's character could not even compete with this. Its a dream fulfiled for me'.

PS: She was talking about her role in the latest super duper hit: Veerasaamy. :-(

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The Judgement Day

Actually the final judgement was not as bad as the Kannadigas think. The interim award was 202 TMC. Now its some 20 TMC more thats it. 419 TMC is not the actual water to be released from Karnataka. It includes the rain fall captured in TN as well. Without realizing it, there were a lot of comments in rediff today. A few, I found to be, hmmmm, funny. Read thru them. The last one was really, really, really funny:

Karunanidi and DMK have the ambition of Independent Tamilnadu.The Tribunal Judgement has created doubts in the minds of kannadiga's that justice can not be expected from hindiwallas who are very much afraid of karunanidi and DMK.Karunanidi with the help of italian Lady has driven the first nail in india's coffin.

This verdict has sowed anti-india sentiment inside karnataka. thats true. Aug 15th is a black day for kannadigas till we get our cauvery other wise we will make out state a independant and sovereign country.

Lets make Kannada a international language. Lets make Karnataka a sacred country of its own. Lets start our independance struggle against bulshit indians. (After this verdict i dont want to be called as INDIAN anymore.I am ashamed to be a indian now.Proud to be kannadiga).

We kannadigas are the forefathers of indian culture. We dont need to give facts about dams. Just give about kannada.Thats enough. Kanada is the great language. HINDI should not be used in karnataka. Lets abolish hindi.

Telugus have provided the bulk of all IT professionals in India. Dont even think of kicking Telugus out of Bangalore, it will become a city with no industry and no water. We are the brains behind the IT industry. You provide the land and other resources. We can work well symbiotically but don't think Hyderabad cannot take over the IT industry in India

This happens only in India and pakistan.
We need help from American and Bush.

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