November 26, 2007
Demand, Speed, Watch
I have always been a number and statistics freak and there has always been a fascination for devices which would show me statistics so taking a cue from Kunal’s blog. I also put forward a demand.
I want a watch or any such mobile device which could measure the speed at which i am going and the distance which i have covered in particular time duration.
This is most useful when you are walking coz if you are in a vehicle then you can know your speed by glancing at the speedometer.I guess this can be implemented by measuring the speed of wind which is striking the watch which i am wearing on my wrist. You can stand still for some time before starting your motion so that the watch can measure the default wind velocity and then do appropriate manipulations. While walking people generally walk two ways either with their hands swinging by their side going in a pendulum like motion or with their hands stationary, if you are stationary then its no problem but in the other case, we can do some experiments and make some algorithm to calculate the speed in such case, it wont be a difficult task.
These days wrist watches come with facilities to see all type of statistics like altitude, pressure, temperature, geographic coordinates. This feature can also be added to the ever growing list.
I dunno whether this feature is commercially viable or its only me who needs such a thing, but one thing is for sure, after I get a job and am well settled and all. One day for sure i will try to build such a watch. Lets see if it happens..
Song of the Day:- How do you do it to me by Beatles
PS1:- Got fucked in presentation yesterday
PS2:- Truth is stranger than fiction and life is more dramatic than a drama.
PS3:- Hyderabad is the coldest in last 3 years(since I came here).
PS4:- Got a BTP finally and started looking for matter related to it..Serious Guy!! that I am!!
PS5:- IIRC rocks… but very few people come online..
November 21, 2007
One thing in this world which everybody likes to be related to is “Success” and recntly i heard a quite from my friend on the same topic which goes on like this “Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success – yours or his” and this tendency can always be observed in the case of us Indians.
One thing which has been consistently irritating me is that We always keep considering the NRIs (who are mostly succesful but I am talking about the overtly succesful ones ) as our own people even though they might not have ever been the least bit bothered about India, its culture and its people their whole life and give them demi God status here in India with all the meida going ga-ga over the person even when the person might not even ever come to know about all the praises being showered on them for they wont care much about Indian Media.
This whole series seems to be quite observable since the meteoric rise(and unfortunately fall) of Kalpana Chawla who atleast can be said Indian because she did all her schooling and college education from India and i guess she must have considered herslef Indian upto some extent but then on there have been many people like this who havent been remotely connected to India but Indian media take them to be our own just because their parents were Indian.
Some time back we had Sunita Williams being hailed as INDIAN just because her father is Indian (even her mother is not an Indian, she is a Sloveninan). Some time back when she came to India it was the first time she had been to our country and even then everybody was just dying to brand her as the daughter of India , a respect which would have been suited some other more deserving Indian woman.
More recently we had Bobby Jindal, once again hailed as a hero for Indians. The guy who has even named his children as Celia, Shaan and Slade, how do you expect such a person to be associated with India and champion the causes beneficial for India in any global forum. He himself says that I love baseball and I am a complete American, i am not sure about the wordings… Even after such utterances why do we have to keep branding him as an Indian residing away from India. I am not sure about this point coz i heard it from some of my friend that the policies he supports are anti-India (i am not sure about this fact and dont care much to look about this).
I cant think of any reason why we the Indians have made the Brand “INDIA” to be so cheap that each and every body is allowed to be a part of this. I just hope that media shouldnt continue with making each and evrybody an Indian. It is a matter of great pride for us Indians to be a part of this 5000 years old country with such a great and rich cultural and mathematical heritage (any doubts!! I advise you to do the CRAIAT course in our college )and we accept the country with all its poor people and dirty streets and love it unlike V.S.Naipaul (another one of those NRIs)who goes upto extremes to critcize India. In my opinion we dont need such INDIANS.. if you really are a part of this country then you wouldnt be downgrading it in International Community. India has many good things to be told to the outer world instead of painting an ugly picture in front of the whole world.
Song of the day :- Anything But Ordinary by Avril Lavigne
PS1:- Finally am free, have been working non stop since I came back from home.
PS2:- Hyderabad is a lot cooler this year.. Wonder what happened to global warming or may be it only works in summer
PS3:- Felicity.. It is coming..
PS4:- Listening to Hilary Duff now, she sounds so similar to Avril at times.
PS5:- Havent got any PSes to write today.. such a sad thing!! Could reach upto just 5…