Friday, December 23, 2011

Season's Greetings !!

Wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy n Prosperous New Year 2012 !!

Ram Kishore K

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dussehra 2011

 This is a small photo-log of Dussehra festival.

This one was shot at a stage show in  Ganesha Temple, Koramangala, Bangalore during Dussehra.

A small video clip from the show. The video shakes a bit. 
Watch out -HD.

Shots from stalls set up at "The Forum mall, Bangalore" during Dussehra.

Few shots taken at my native -Tirunelveli.

More interesting travelogues to come...
Watch Out!!

Ram Kishore K

Friday, August 12, 2011

Lal Bagh Flower Show - Independence Day 2011

     We had been to the Lal Bagh flower show last week end. A good way to spend quality time with dear and near ones during weekend. However, we got squeezed by the overwhelming crowd  that we could hardly enjoy the show or take leisure photos. Here are some pics from the show.

The Glass House that housed the show.

Lotus Temple look alike (stole the show !). 

Some random pics. 

The next three snaps qualified for my desktop background !! 
One more excuse to defer my DSLR plan !!??

These are just teaser pics, infact there were lot which I couldn't feed to my camera. Don't miss the show if you are in Bangalore this weekend, you won't regret it !

Independence Day wishes to all ! 

Ram Kishore K 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Adobe Flash Platform Summit

 A few snaps from the 2011 Adobe Flash Platform Summit. Details about the summit can be seen here.

Venue - NIMHANS Convention Center

A date with flash? Yes I'm shy ;)
(Yes, I'm planning for a weight loss program!)

 Flash post-it.

The Dias. 

Few stalls at the event.

This stall allowed developers to get a hang of Apple Ipad, Iphone, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Black Berry Play Book and few more. Selling point ??

The Black Berry stall. They currently host a contest with whopping prize amount for app that wins. A sure shot motivation for mobile apps developers.

Techno point stall. I remember picking up a keychain and RIA badge from this stall.

Techies "flexing" out @ breaks.

Spot the X-box kinetic in this pic.

Serene ambience of NIMHANS.

     In short, an event well-organised except for some minor glitches, that were almost eclipsed by the presenters at the summit. One cannot forget the UI design presentation by Udhay Shankar (You see I dont really appreciate people unless they make an impact !) 

     Most of the sessions were about mobile and tablet apps development, reason that being the key selling factor for Flash Builder 4.5 with it's ability to facilitate faster mobile development for Andriod/IOS/BB. And trust me it really does !

Ram Kishore K

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Which HD DTH to buy (India) ?

            Looks like my earlier prediction of Must have gadgets of 2011 have already started gaining momentum ! If you already have a HDTV and looking for the apt HD DTH Provider - look no further, this is the blog you gotta read.

            Recently I read an article in the renowned technology magazine "Digit", that reviewed a handful of HD DTH providers. You may have to take a look at it  here.

Whatever your option is, here is a basic list that you gotta check out when choosing a provider.

            HD DTH provides high definition channel of upto 1080 pixels.  Ideally, your TV should feature a full HD output (1080) to provide the best of clarity. Also, what's in a picture when sound just squeaks? All HD DTH providers outputs a 5.1 (or even 7.1) digital sound output. However, you gotta look out for a "Optical out" port behind your set top box so that you can get high quality output when you hook it up to your high end music system, making it even future proof.

            Discovery and Nat Geo are one among the early birds to feature a HD relay. Of late, Star Network has started providing most of its channels in HD. More channels to follow suit. There are also a few on-demand channels like Star Sports HD and Sony Max HD, that stream HD Quality live sports. Early adopters of HD would never have forgotten the World Cup Cricket matches relayed in HD by Star Sports. Sony Max HD now telecasts IPL matches in HD. What more, there are no ad-breaks during the entire match coverage ! Need any more reasons to buy a HD?

        Meanwhile be vigil, there are some providers who claim to have the highest number of HD Channels among others. This is certainly a trap. What they usually do is upscale the normal SD relay to 1080 pixels, which is nothing but what your HDTV does when you view a non-HD  (SD) Channel. So this is just a goof-up and dont go by their ads. Just enquire if the channel is truly a HD or its upscaled ?

       If you are serious about movies/programs and should you have to record it, you would have to go for the DVR option. Digital Video Recorder. It allows you to record, pause, rewind live TV.  Among the lot TATA Sky DVR with a capacity of 500GB appears to have emerged as a winner among the rest. It's quite affordable too.

      Whatever it is, when it comes to choose a HD provider, just do a home work, surf around the net for all the leading DTH providers and compare their channel packages. There may be providers who provide more number of channels in HD, but they may not be the one that you may watch regularly. After all you may not want to hear "Dont watch channels just because it's HD" from your wife !!

Ram Kishore K

Sunday, April 3, 2011

India wins World Cup 2011 !


    Congratulations !

                   India clinches the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011! Good show by the duo Ghambir and Dhoni. A Captain's Knock by Dhoni when it mattered the most. India ends 28 year drought, finally ! A much deserved cup indeed.

Ram Kishore K

Friday, March 25, 2011

Time to upgrade to USB 3.0 !

     USB 3.0 has already been launched and it's no more a buzz word with IT geeks. The file transfer rate is supposedly 10x faster than USB 2.0. So copy a full size DVD to your pendrive in just about a minute !! Hmm, time to upgrade your portable drive from GBz to TBz (This is never gonna stop !) ?

 USB 3.0 for newer PCs. 
         Ensure that the USB port bundled with your motherboard supports 3.0.

Upgrading to USB 3.0
            Purchase a USB 3.0 Express PCI slot and install it in your mother board. It's that simple !!
See USB 3.0 PCI Card from Transcend.

USB pendrives with 3.0 support are already available and will cost around 1000 Rupees for 8GB.

Ram Kishore K

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Airtel 3G launched in Bangalore !!!

       Much awaited Airtel 3G has been launched in Bangalore today. Looks like we are heading towards some serious competition !! Airtel Customers can call 12134 for 3G activation. Click here for Airtel 3G tariff.

Ram Kishore K 

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