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Monday, October 25, 2010

Silve OS - The Silverlight Operating System

        Operating Systems are considered to be the platform to interact with the computer. When many giants fight by creating their most wonderful beautiful operating systems, SilveOS team made a superb project called www.silveos.com . And it is basically a complete sliver light operating system which has almost all the basic applications that are necessity such as Rich Notepad, Simple Notepad, Paint, etc... It also gives its hands to the social media and provides some apps such as Twitter App, YouTube Viewer, Flickr Viewer and also a cool RSS Reader and so on... And there are also some other apps like Solitaire, Spider, Chess which will accompany you when you are really bored. Here are some of the snapshots of the SilveOS operating system.

       When you browse to www.sliveos.com, automatically the silver light application starts which is actually the booting process of the particular operating system. By default, the user is GUEST and you can simply login into the OS as a guest user and you can try the SliveOS. And obviously you can also create an account for yourself and you can simply login using that username and password.
 You can register here and after registration it will take you to the OS Desktop. And when you launch the Start Menu, you can see your username.
You can see my username in the start menu.
You can see my social media handle "InfiVivek" as the username in the start menu above.

 You can see the OS desktop in the essence of Windows 7. Ans you will also notice the icons of various applications.
This is the FILE EXPLORER in the SilveOS.  And you can see some My Document folders and other stuffs. The below images are some of the basic applications such as text editors and paint applications that are present in the OS.


Some entertainment softwares.


A Media Player from which you can browse audio or video files from your computer and play them.

Gadgets in the OS sidebar
And the pictures below will show some social media applications like Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and also an RSS reader.
Twitter App

YouTube Viewer

RSS Reader
It also has an inbuilt application for Microsoft Virtual Earth.
Microsoft Virtual Earth

And another important thing about the Slive OS is that it has an inbuilt Internet Browser which looks like below.


This browser has three default search engine built-in search.Namely Bing, Google, Yahoo...




This OS has also the basic features or options like Control Panel where you can change your password for your username and even you can change the Wallpaper for your desktop. And so on....





Will you believe me when i say that you can install your own programs in this operating system. Yes here it is.
Installing an application from the Computer


Installing an application from the Internet
A Sudoku game is being installed...
And yes, you might have enjoyed seeing these pictures. When i was trying the SliveOS, i was very sad to see a thing there. That is,

The AD that is getting displayed below the task bar. Normally you won't see the AD directly, you need to scroll down the page to see this. Off course they too need some revenue.



Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Dad-Son's Attempt To Send An iPhone With HD Camera Into Space !!!

Some fathers and sons spend their weekends flying kites in the park.

When some dads and sons spend weekends by flying kites, Luke and Max thought differently !!!

Luke Geissbuhler and his 7-year-old son Max thought it might be more fun to send an iPhone and an HD camera into space.

The purpose was simple: to film some of that stuff that is beyond us. So they thought they'd attach their equipment to a weather balloon. Once it's up there, they figured, the dearth of atmospheric pressure would ultimately burst it and send it back to Earth.

It all seemed very clever but not exactly foolproof.

As Geissbuhler and son say in their video: "It would have to survive 100 mph winds, temperatures of 60 degrees below zero, speeds of over a 150 mph, and the high risk of a water landing."




Still, the Wright brothers wouldn't have been put off by such uncertainty, and they never had an iPhone with which they could track the route of their flying craft. So father and son did a little low-altitude testing and then wandered off to the spacecraft-launching mecca that is Newburgh, N.Y., and sent their balloon into the sky.

The camera and the iPhone had been placed inside some handwarmers and, on the appointed day, father and son were their own two-man (with help) Mission Control in the park, as they watched their balloon sail off into the vast above.

Here is the YouTube version of the attempt.



The balloon burst after around 70 minutes. But it managed to record 100 minutes of footage. As if it knew its own way home, it came back to Earth 30 miles from where it had launched, which Geissbuhler attributed to "a quick ascent and two differing wind patterns."

This is a truly committed father and son partnership, so they searched for their flying machine until they found it "in the dead of night." Yes, it was 50 feet up a tree, but the iPhone's GPS and the camera's external LED light led them to it.

One can only wonder what their self-styled "Brooklyn Space Program" might attempt next. Perhaps a manned (and boyyed) space flight?

Courtesy: cnet.com

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bit.ly URL Shortening Service Introduces QR Codes

The above one is called the QR code. And now Bit.ly url shortening service introduces this feature. It is not a big task for users to create this code.


  • Go to bit.ly
  • Copy your long URL and paste in the Shorten with bit.ly text box and click shorten.
  • And now copy the shortened URL and paste that url in another browser and add '.qr' at the end of the short url and press enter to get the QR code for your website.
And now you can save them and post them in your blog or send them to your friend's mobile. And To scan the code, you’ll need an app like QR Scanner (iTunes link) for the iPhone and iPod touch, or ShopSavvy for Android devices. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

J Siddarth (A Man With Cerebral Palsy) - TEDxChennai 2010 Speaker

This guy is looking too smart standing in front of a beach with a cooling glass and wearing Adidas T-Shirt.

      But the story of this guy will make you cry. This guy can move mountains if he wish and this guy can make some remarkable unbelievable things. When i say that this guy can move mountains, there is a little fact to be noted that this guy is not physically fit. He is a person with cerebral palsy.


      Few people might have by now clicked on the link "cerebral palsy" and might have gained some awareness about it. Few would not have done that and sure you will do it after reading the line which you are reading now... 


      Now you may ask yourself a question, how this guy can move mountains and do some remarkable things. Yes, he can do that. Why can't he when he can claim himself as one of the eminent speakers of TEDxChennai 2010 edition. And off course he is the man who got standing applause first. With this post i have blogged some of the pictures that might make you feel surprised. And now here is the story of this guy.


And to start, he is a proud recipient of National award in 2008 by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment as “Best Employee With Cerebral Palsy” given by the honorable Vice President of India on 3 Dec 2008. The beloe are some of his proud moments...
 
This guy, when born was normal like us. But due to the jaundice, he got this effect. And Siddarth was emphasizing on one issue that this Cerebral Palsy is not a disease. 
       Siddarth spent 9 years of his life at home because schools were not ready to accept him. But one school in bangalore was kind enough to accept him and educate him. They taught him type writing. He wrote his exams with a type writer till his 8th standard.(With this one hand that too with one finger). He has done Masters in Economics from Loyola Madras. He wanted himself to be treated alike others. His parents gave him support but Siddarth was brave enough to design his life with his own efforts. That is the kind of attitude with which he  came upto this level in the society. Since he was not accepted by few schools during his childhood, there is a obvious age difference. And that was bridged by the way he was
- Double promoted from UKG to 2nd std




- He completed his 6,7,8 in one half year.

Thanks to teachers who bridge his age gap.
And here are some of the pictures that was snapped at TEDxChennai during his speech...



       Actually we the official bloggers of TEDxChennai occupied the last seats of the IC & SR Auditorium, IIT Madras, where the TEDxChennai was organized. Just before our seats, his father and mother was sitting and they were voluntarily informing us and their neighbors that they are the Siddarth's parents. I found they were really proud hearing his speech. We asked Siddarth's father's name, and he was good enough to give his business card. Off course there was standing applause for his father too.   


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

TEDxChennai - 10.10.10 - Memorable Day Of Mine !!!

                 Awesome Awesome and Awesome. This is what i can say. The TEDxChennai curator Mr.Kiruba Shankar and team made the event mind blowing, magnificent, and a kick ass event. My 1st TEDx event to attend. And really gained an interest that is kindling me to be a organizer of such a TEDx. I had a chance to attend the event for free. Since i am the official blogger of the event. I am the TEDxChennai's Official BloggerFor others 3000 was the ticket, but the speakers delivered a stuff that is all most equal to 10,000 bugs. Some people who attended the TEDxDelhi claimed that TedxChennai is better than the previous. Here is the proof.
And I am very happy that 



This is my 
TEDxChennai IDCard




TEDxChennai was on the 10th date of 10th month of 10th year of 2000 millennium !!!


        We the group of Official Bloggers and Official Twitters occupied the last row of the wonderful world class auditorium. Here are the group of Bloggers and Twitters...
Here is the line up, Shalini, me, Arthi, Ashoka Varshini, Varun Kumar, Amar, Vasant Govind (from left to right)...

        And another news about the Tweeting team is that they made the hash tag #TEDxChennai the trending tag on 10.10.10. Hats off to them..... As an official blogger i had to go with speakers words as they talk and i need to blog them. We were 5 bloggers totally and acted in a cyclic manner, each one took a speaker and blogged the speakers words....

                Here is the some of the pictures that i have snapped with some great entrepreneurs and personalities like,
Here is me, Kiruba Shankar and my friend Amar....

Me and Lara Stein (Director of Licensing, TEDx, TED) and my friend Varun Kumar
Me and Chinmayi, the Singer
       This meeting was really a great opportunity for me to mingle with some great personalitites personalities like
Dr.S.ChinnyKrishna (Founder of Blue Cross Community),
LakshmiPratury Host, the INK Conference,
GuitaristPrasanna,
KirubaShankar (Founder, Business Blogging, F5ive Technologies),
Ms.LaraStein (Licensing Director, TEDx, TED),
Dr. AnandaShankarJayant (Classical BharathaNatiyam dancer),
RasmusAnkersen (Peak performance coach & best selling author). and so on....

             If i want to add all the fellow personalities whom i met here, then i must write about nearly 400 people, since all those people who came there were really superb they are doing something that is unimaginable. They rock in their fields, ranging from doctors, scientist, teachers. There i felt and noticed a wonderful diversity of people. Amazing and amazing....

       And Mr.Kiruba Shankar is really a thirsty man. He announced the next TEDxChennai 2011 edition at the end of the TEDxChennai 2010 edition. It will be on " 09.10.11 ". Just watch the date. It is on the 9th date of 10 month of the 11 year of 2000 millennium series. Go here for more informations: www.tedxchennai.com

And for more pictures from TEDxChennai:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

As An Official Blogger Of TEDxChennai !!!

        Now at present I am in Chennai, for an important job. It is something prestigious title for me to say that I am the official blogger of TEDxChennai. You can see my name and blog url featured in the TEDxChennai website here. Yes, TEDxChennai is hosted at IC & SR Auditorium, IIT, Madras. Today the first event was TEDxChennai workshop which is all about how to organize a TEDx event. Today the TEDx experts from various parts of the world, like Lara Stein, Director of TED Licensing, Kiruba Shankar, the Licensee of TEDxChennai, Anusha, the Licensee of TEDxCoimbatore and so many. And happy that I was seriously blogging about their talks sitting behind them. Wonderful day for me today. Met Chinmaye, the play back singer and got a self intro with her. 

      When i first entered the venue, SandeepVarma was kind enough to welcome us in a beautiful way. And after that we official bloggers and twitters got together and made a team introducing ourselves in a better way.  We had a superb time there with experts. And when i was trying to catch up with MTS's Data Card network, i went out to get the initial network, HE crossed me. And then i was trying to talk to HIM. But HE was busy with the speakers who are going to make a TEDTalk tomorrow. And again i went near to HIM. HE smiled at me, and got self introduced to HIM. HE confirmed me that i am INFIVIVEK. I was at cloud 9 when he asked me like that. HE is Mr.KIRUBA SHANKAR. Who is the backbone of TEDxChennai. 

TEDxChennai Workshop:
In short and graphically i am going to explain what happened in the TEDxChennai workshop today.
Yes, this is the mind map of the workshop today. Was beautifully designed by by Subash Thyagarajan, one of the TedxChennai Organizers. He can be reached at mailsubash at gmail dot com.

TEDxChennai:
And the grand event is starting tomorrow. We are really eager to blog their words. Watch out this space for more......

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Google Started Testing 'Page Preview Features' In The Search Results !!!

        It is the Google's next milestone. It has started testing its "Full Page Preview Feature". Definitely this feature will make browsing easier. It actually narrow down unwanted clicks.Google Testing The Full Page Previews. Caught Red Handed by Technology Reviewers It may be of a good use for users but according to major organizations and other internet revenue makers, it is going to be big head ache. Actually, few of the organizations and technology reviewers has already traced Google testing the full page preview feature. It is really a boost for them at this time to make some screenshots of them and blog them in their websites. Here are some of them which i have saved from websites like, The Next Web and Blogstorm.

Here are some,
You can notice a blue magnifying glass icon, clicking on which you can get the preview... 





Image Courtesy: The Next Web and Blogstorm

Monday, October 4, 2010

Microsoft Sues Motorola !!!

      After reading a lot of articles in Tech Crunch, C NET, and many more technology news reflectors, i have written this article.... It is all about Microsoft suing Motorola, for infringements of nine Microsoft's patents. Nowadays its a common issue, that one company suing other for some reasons. But in this case, it is clear that Microsoft has indirectly sued Motorola. Since they didn't sue Google for Android but the other manufacturers of Smart Phones who actually used Android. Here is an article found in the Microsoft Press Release,....

“Microsoft filed an action today in the International Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington against Motorola, Inc. for infringement of nine Microsoft patents by Motorola’s Android-based smartphones. The patents at issue relate to a range of functionality embodied in Motorola’s Android smartphone devices that are essential to the smartphone user experience, including synchronizing email, calendars and contacts, scheduling meetings, and notifying applications of changes in signal strength and battery power.


We have a responsibility to our customers, partners, and shareholders to safeguard the billions of dollars we invest each year in bringing innovative software products and services to market. Motorola needs to stop its infringement of our patented inventions in its Android smartphones.” 
And here is an article by Horacio Gutierrez, Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel...
Article explaining briefly about the Sue.... Microsoft TechNet

Sunday, October 3, 2010

'Where Good Ideas Come From ???' - Steven Johnson !!!

      People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the "liquid networks" of London's coffee houses to Charles Darwin's long, slow hunch to today's high-velocity web.


      This TED video is by Steven Johnsonthe best-selling author of six books on the intersection of science, technology and personal experience. His forthcoming book examines "Where Good Ideas Come From."

This video was filmed in July 2010 and was posted in the TED in September 2010...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

What is Windows Azure ???

        One of the most popular latest technologies that will be having a good scope in future is Windows Azure. It will be a better idea to start it now. When i was searching the internet to understand the Windows Azure better, i found the following...
     Windows Azure™ is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Windows Azure platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage web applications on the internet through Microsoft® datacenters.
      Windows Azure is a flexible platform that supports multiple languages and integrates with your existing on-premises environment. To build applications and services on Windows Azure, developers can use their existing Microsoft Visual Studio® expertise. In addition, Windows Azure supports popular standards, protocols and languages including SOAP, REST, XML, Java, PHP and Ruby. Windows Azure is now commercially available in 40 countries.
I surfed YouTube for a video related to this Azure and i found the below one,

This video gave me some clear idea about Windows Azure.... And I am interested in developing myself in this technology and friends, if you people have them or find them across the web, just share with me...

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