Blogs about what life brings to me at a personal level and in my official capacity as CTO, Curologic. There will be a mix of technical as well as personal blogs in here. Whatever I write, however, will be my personal view on the topics of my interest and not representing my organization's views.
3D Virtual Reality and View Master
As a kid I have played around a lot with view master, where I would insert a circular disc with pictures around the outer edge of the disc and as I would pull a handle sort of a thing from one side, the disc would rotate and the pictures would change. There were many different kinds of pictures to browse and it used to good fun.
This is now getting a push into the virtual reality space. A modified new device (which overall looks kind of the same) and pictures that pop into virtual reality. Check out more details here.
More than 2 years back I had written about the ever growing problem of banning bachelors from staying, in many of Pune Societies. The problem hasn't been resolved and I am definitely surprised how come those affected by this, the bachelor community, which is pretty sizable in number, hasn't acted on this yet, when we all know that this isn't legal.
But the good thing is that Pune Police has finally decided to do something about this on their own and address this growing menace. The bachelors probably don't make as much nuisance as this self proclaimed ban by the societies has.
I stay in a society that fortunately didn't fall pray to this rule. We had successfully counter argued against it and today we follow a simple rule. Anyone can stay, but any tenant (bachelor or family) if found creating nuisance, which is unacceptable behavior in a public place, will be asked to leave immediately. And we have been living happily with this rule for the last 10 years at least w…
day I was reading "India's IT Party is over. Reinvent yourself or suffer" by Ravi Venkatesan. He has touched upon some very interesting points. The point on
slower rise in incomes, slow hiring etc. I feel should also be looked at from
another angle. Any new industry will typically have an initial high rise, high
demand period and slowly in time it will saturate. About 40 years back, when
the IT industry as an Industry started to pick up, it was like an ocean and
anyone getting into it like a drop in the ocean. So there was plenty of demand
but very less supply. Hence things moved fast for the initial players. They got
good business, good rates, they rose very fast and expanded at a fast page. In nascent
stage as the organization was growing, it needed more and more people, so ‘hiring’
was good. It needed more and more people to manage the growing work, so ‘promotions’
were good. Business was growing by leaps and bounds, so the ‘compensation hikes’
were great. I…
I have been
wanting to get back to write a more detailed review of how my Nokia Lumia 730
is fairing, but work pressure had been keeping me away. Finally found so time.
So here’s the update from what I had shared earlier. First to
clear up what I had written earlier. In Whatsapp I could finally find a way to
clear the chat conversations without having to exit the chat. For this, while
in chat you can either tap on the header that displays the group name/person
name or click on the 3 dots at the bottom and select “group info”/”info” from
it. In the screen that loads, click the 3 dots at the bottom and you will option
to “clear chat history”. So this issue is resolved. I can however still not
find a way to add to list for twitter and the kid’s zone still doesn't works
without having to unlock the phone with my password. A very
interesting feature while typing messages in a chat window or a message window
or any place, you will see icons being suggested based on the words you type so…