Friday, August 08, 2008

To prove myself wrong

My immediate reactions and responses are pretty much the ones that never usually touches the brain..

Infact i feel most of my answers to questions can be improved given more time. But if i were given more time, i would never get the "perfect" answer out. I guess this is what people called regret.

Only once i have a stupid reaction or a response, i would go ahead and think well yeah, it could have been better. And to add insult to injury, i can come up with a better reaction that would have been better for me.

If I expand on this, i find that its true with everything i do. I write a piece of code or do something, after a while, I find that the entire stuff could be done better, in a better way..

It goes on as a fight against myself to improve myself. But its an infinite loop. So i don't do it often.

For example, I have a very narrow minded game of generalizing information, and i end up generalizing, a particular set in a very conclusive manner with some abstract weird but logical manner. It doesn't take long for me to break my on logic and improve upon it to get an almost inarguable generalization of the facts.

[I do love to make my friends convince that they are wrong in what the do]

Thinking of this.. It kind of makes me feel, to write another generalization

  1. The time taken to realize one's action was stupid, decreases as one matures.
  2. One can claim true intellectual maturity, if one can realize the stupidity of the action one is about to perform.

This is another one of my abstract posts, thanks for listening.
Read: http://snazzed.blogspot.com/2006/07/destined-anomaly.html

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Kinematic or Kinetic Typography

One of my newest obsessions

Wikipedia:Kinetic typography, is the technical name for "moving text," is a study of Communication Design in animation work involving text. The first part of the name 'kinematic' derives from the word kinetics (i.e. the motion of objects) and the second part of the name is the art of typography. This text is presented over time in some sort of way which can imply or evoke certain emotion. Some commonly seen examples include movie titles and credits, end tags, on web pages and other entertainment media.

A few examples
1.Pulp Fiction


2.The Matrix


And the link from where i ripped it off (shamelessly)
http://www.marcofolio.net/video/15_stunning_motion_typography_videos.html

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Code Names, Project Names & Just Names

No one usually questions me or even provokes a single thought in my mind on the stuff i name. Its weird to say it, buts its really true.

But recently(11 months back) Somebody realllly senior and authoritative question on my naming styles, and that provoked a spark in what i name.

I generally do ask around a whole bunch of people for some suggestions and end up with nothing., and i take the creative liberty to name all of my projects as well as the ones teams are present.[Disclaimer : Not Related to Work]

Like for instance, my initial naming style was so skewed, i named stuff Cr3ati, that's"Creative" when the 'ive' is dropped and 'e' is reversed for a '3'; and pronounced as "Crati", as similar to a "Crate", with a tagline "Creative Boredom"

Please note my wierd obsession of using a single quote for characters and double quotes for Strings. How Lame.

Anyways that's the old story. Moving on to more recent namings.

Lazylabz.net

  • Why: I'm lazy and i work ?
  • What: College Major Project + other project(s) home page in future
  • Where: Online
  • When: Since Jan 2007
  • How: I really dont know, it happened
Project WildMeadow
  • Why: I wanted to do whatever i wanted to do
  • What: Flex based project, thats kinda very responsible for what i'm doing now, probably my future too
  • Where: Done at home, took about 3 months intially, improved it with another month of work
  • When: Idea was as old as from 2005, but never had a tool to work it out with, but actual work started on it late November.
Oh other honourable mentions would be
  • Project Capital Indigo
  • Project TrackMe
I guess the naming style is inherited from my father, who infact has pretty "wierd" name according to others. The fact is, I've heard of 30 different pronounciations and spelling combination for his company.

Once upon a time i had even used the correct spelling as a password !

But guess what, its so unique, people have been starting to mimic names like that. So i guess mimicing is the best form of flattery

Friday, July 25, 2008

Promises

I promised more posts
I promised new art (or atleast copy pasted old ones temporaryly )
I promised many things.

I promised myself to do or to improve some things or some activities, but no, i don't tend to keep promises.

Before i used to be a boolean guy with a yes or a no, at least towards others. May be its maturity or may be you can call it plain darn lazy, or something else.

But recently i find myself answering questions with the vaguest possible reply that wouldn't invoke the next question and would like to keep conversations short.

Boredom, another phase, or a brick on the wall?

And yeah
its been 11 months, i've been planning on my tech blog. Where is it... yeah i got it hosted long time back.. but no posts... sheesh thats gotto bring down value; Self esteem atleast !

Ah who cares !

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Change!

These days I seem to be complaining and viewing things with a very critical eye. Is it age? Well I just don’t feel like appreciating things like I used to do before. Have I lately developed a superiority complex?

Or there are simply more things to complain about in the world than to appreciate?

I wanted to post about how the blogger interface is not inspirational enough to make me come back and write every day. And I find Microsoft office more inspiring to write blogs. It’s just that I don’t care; it’s that I don’t give a damn to anything anymore.


Few probable reasons.
  • In internet junkie who’s no longer on the net because of the superior quality of service available in Bangalore?
  • Away from home?
  • Not much friends around here?
  • or is it because im getting screwed over one thing or the other by a whole bunch of freaks.
  • or am i trying to adjust to the new place.
whatever it may be ;

Since I came to Bangalore, life has been moving towards the type of a typical IT guy in the city. Work hard and play hard.

Where as my previous motto was only one word. ‘Passion’

Well in any case, last night was the wake up call. I’m going to change back to my old ways. My passion leads me to my destiny; instead of bothering what others think and do; Instead of complaining to appreciate the little things.

I have to have a renewed interest in me, and what I am ment to do.

Other than that I’ve been putting off a whole list of small tasks that I wanted to do but never got around to doing that..

Like for instance, linking up 2 of my friends to my blog.

Ah what the hell do you care for. 15 comments. After one year of keeping the blog alive..

And most of them were actually about a video about a strike at college. Other than that I guess nobody cares J

And most of my visitors are here to actually find out how to rip of photos from orkut. Alteast that’s what my highest viewed post is all about..

Adios, toast to change ( ∆ )

Friday, February 08, 2008

Another thing i noticed !

As days go by, i have lesser and lesser ideas, designs. I am trying to bring back those days where i designed for fun.

like the one below.. the creature in the center is called the cr3ati thing :)



The next time i go home i should get all of my designs and put it up at lazylabz.net/snaddesigns or something.

That ought to inspire me

Friday, February 01, 2008