One code to rule them all: Writing cross-platform application from single codebase using Corona SDK

On June 23, 2013, in App Development, Blog, Technology, by Amiya

Mobile is going to be the next big thing. With an estimated worth of over $25 billion by 2015, Flurry expects mobile consumption to exceed TV and web very soon. Unfortunately the mobile market is severely fragmented both in terms of the hardware as well as the software. There are no uniform standards of development […]

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Lateral Inhibition: create your own optical illusions!

On October 16, 2011, in Blog, Computer Vision and IP, Entertainment, Research, Technology, by Amiya

Before I say anything about the illusion let me ask you to take a look at it. What do you see? You may be able to see something faintly if you try really hard or if you know what you are looking for. Click on the image to reveal the hidden picture. The illusion is really cool.

PhD Nerds – Say no to L2

On April 22, 2011, in Blog, Comics, PhD nerds, Technology, by Amiya

Its time we say no to L2. L1 is the new L2

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PhD Nerds – Validate HTML flowchart

On March 15, 2011, in Comics, PhD nerds, Technology, by Amiya

Even though I am a big fan of Microsoft when it comes to cross browser compatibility I hate them. The large market share of internet explorer has allowed Microsoft to exploit the market from eternity. Their non compliance to standards is just a way of saying “Who’s your daddy?” to other companies. That wouldn’t have been a problem had IE worked even 10% as good as the next browser…

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How to batch compress images without loss of quality

On January 15, 2011, in Blog, Entertainment, Technology, Video, by Amiya

In this youtube video I show how I compressed over 12 000 images from over 21GB to less than 2 GB for my digital photo frame. The video will tell you how to batch compress an image without any appreciable loss of quality using free software easily and efficiently.

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Full Screen Flash on Dual Monitors – Patch for Chrome

On December 14, 2010, in Blog, Technology, Video, by Amiya

EDIT: With the latest version of Chrome, you may face some problem. In case it wont work right away Type “about:plugins” in to chrome, then press the little “+” sign next to details in the top right. Disable PepperFlash\pepflashplayer.dll (listed under flash) That should fix it. It is really frustrating when software lack small functionality […]

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Artificial Soul

On November 17, 2010, in Blog, irregular, Philosophy, Technology, by Amiya

If you can recreate each and every neuron and its interconnections, you can (re)create an artificial brain which is exactly like ours – conscious, thinking, self evaluating, intelligent and capable of dreaming and feeling; put appropriately – an  artificial life with an artificial soul! Some may deem the statement as outrageous and  absurd but as I see it, […]

An open letter to Idea Care

On June 2, 2010, in Entertainment, irregular, Technology, by Amiya

Dear Sir/Madam This is regarding Idea Net Setter connection, ph. no. 9848259630 SIM no. 701200002278564 which I took from Idea kiosk Mehendipatanam, Hyderabad on 27th June 2009. The connection was activated on 30th night. Although your representative (Mr. Srinivas) warned me that the speed might me much less than the theoretical limit of 236kbps I […]

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Solar Powered Base Stations – Future of Communication in India

On May 29, 2010, in Blog, Energy, Photovoltaics, Research, Serious, Technology, by Amiya

We live in exponential times and what animates it is information and communication. Today economy runs not on money but on bits and bytes gushing through the internet backbone. Not long back cellphones were a rare thing. The ability to communicate from anywhere, anytime was reserved for the super rich. But then something changed. Government became liberalized, […]

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