Friday, May 23, 2008

Photo of the Day !

Photo of the day on National Geo:


So cool,calm,composed place. I want to be here for some day, for sometime in my life. Its my personnel feeling that beauty of nature fills beauty in us as well. Any angry person can come down if he see beauty like this.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Help required !

Hello Friends,

For all the reader of this blog (I know very few :D) please fill this survey:

Based on this there are some further steps need to be taken. I will update that soon in the blog. Thanks for your time.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Where is Web 2.0, I am hearing Web 3.0

I tried to find the meaning of Web 3.0 on wiki. And wiki ... : "future of WWW". Not even 2 years back, I heard the same for Web 2.0. Web 2.0 defined by O'Reilly in this fashion:

Web 1.0 Web 2.0

DoubleClick --> Google AdSense
Ofoto --> Flickr
Akamai --> BitTorrent --> Napster
Britannica Online --> Wikipedia
personal websites --> blogging
evite --> and EVDB
domain name speculation --> search engine optimization
page views --> cost per click
screen scraping --> web services
publishing --> participation
content management systems --> wikis
directories (taxonomy) --> tagging ("folksonomy")
stickiness --> syndication

Sounds quite fine. We almost moved on Web 2.0. How about Web 3.0?

Web 3.0 talks of Data(Content) which is THE important, managing data in a RIA(Rich Internet Application) format and many more which is not clear in my mind.


One of my friend, Ankur passed this link : Is this web 3.0 ? Sounds like.

This link will show you all blogspot blog on Google earth. Data moved from Database into representation format, offcourse RICH. And this is what written about application "VerveEarth is mapping the internet's content onto a global map. Discover the voices of your world. Get started by exploring the map or registering to add your blog." And Yes,this is RIA(according to me). Internet content is enormous, scattered in a useless format. Gathering those information, giving a useful shape and presenting it on a RICH view is what I thing Web 3.0 is.

Comments are welcome, corrections are most welcome !

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Google tools - :-( I am sad !

Google is going great, but still some of the web tools of Google sucks. Two of them are blogspot(which I am used from long time and can't leave now) and picasa. As technology and programming languages growing rapidly, smartness of the software depends on how many pages I need to traverse before my work is done, how many clicks I need to do, how many hyperlinks I need to traverse. And I am surprised company which is one of the greatest promoter of AJAX, where things are done so smartly, itself use some useless stuff.

Condition: I need to upload 5 photos in my blogspot from its photo uploading option. It will give you to upload one photo at a time(what the heck is this), not only that after uploading that photo you need to close that option and have to start from beginning - pathetic.

1 photo -> Click on option -> See a new page -> Click on browse button -> Select the photo -> Wait for uploading -> Click on done button.
2 photo -> Click on option -> See a new page -> Click on browse button -> Select the photo -> Wait for uploading -> Click on done button.

Justified ? At least not for me. On the other hand, no doubts there are some cool feature like editing blog page, themes and many more. But there are still some more options which frustrate you.

Now, coming on Picasa, this is the real one.

- Click on next photo, photo will come in a blur mode and then it will be like that for next 20-30 second(mind it, my net speed is not slow). (which is great in flickr)
- Last week, my friend Ankur mention the great threat of using unlisted option in Picasa, which public generally thinks as private and safe options. (which is great in flickr)
- There is no code generation and no way you can give a static link of your picasa photos, so that user can only view photo not picasa UI(which is great in flickr)
- Photo uploading from offline Picasa tool to online picasa is a good option but if someone want to upload from online Picasa site, get ready to cry :)
- There are many more .. which keep on coming in my mind when I use this site.

I hope Google guys are taking action on these tools and will provide a better option soon.

Butterfly ...

Some more photos, taken by my bro :-). By the way, I am little concern of the name butterfly. Butter means something delicious to eat.. how come butterfly.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

People and Relationship

I bet it happens with everyone "First impression is wrong impression" . Generally what I have seen is what I am writing.

Most of the time, in initial talks you see some people less talkative and not so user friendly but I am damn sure in long run they are going to be your good friend. Just give one minute break to your mind and think of your good friends, good friends of same sex. If its a matter of different sex, equation is complete different and I don't want to go further on that.

Some guys/gals you find in the initial meet very talkative but after 5 or 6 month, you feel him complete different from your initial experience. I have a valid reason to define my point. Silent person believes first on time then on knowledge. His mindset says: Let me take sometime then I will show you what I know. Whereas more talkative person which people generally feels more smart and dashing believes on knowledge and then time. His mindset says: Let me impress this guy first, afterward I will manage.

Both approach is correct. This is my personnel option. So no crimes. May be some crap !

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Photo - Kodaikanal

Back from trip of Kodiakanal. So time for some more photos :D