Friday, November 21, 2008

TOP movies for GEEKS-Entrepreneurs

Movies keep us engaged all the time, some movies inspire/ motivate and some of them just make us Happy! Being a Technology Enthusiast and a budding Entrepreneur, have seen a lot movies which depict technology, entrepreneurship and geekology :P! .... here comes the list...
The first one i.e POSV is about Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, How Microsoft and Apple Revolutionized this world?! ... Its definitely worth watching, for a start-up enthusiast.

August is about a startup called Lionshark! and how the CEO tackles all the challenges he comes across... i.e stocks, Venture Capitalists..... EGO! :P again, its a great movie for entrepreneurs!

The Secret of my Success is about a Village boy who dreams of becoming the next CEO of a BIG corporation in Newyork!...

Wargames,Hackers,Diehard, Eagle eye, Tron are real GEEK movies, If you are totally into Technology and just adore technology go ahead and watch it.... :-)

TRON is one really good 1982 movie..
A hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program (source:IMDB,grace)

Holy Saint! How could I forget "Paycheck"!! I have seen this movie thrice... never got bored! Its about a freelancer who ends up getting 'ZERO' money with the Time Machine he just built! and he somehow manages to escape with a huge JackPot in the end... watch it people you will love this one, "Ben Afleck" at his best! Thanks a lot "Rajeev" for reminding me about this movie.

More movie reviews coming up....will update this post asap... :-)

If you have seen movies of similar kind do share it here...and add a comment ! :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mozilla - On the Street

Recently we made a short film / like a review about "Mozilla Firefox" on the streets of Bangalore. Take a look at it :

Thanks to Anil(Mozilla Campus Rep.) & Nitin.

Monday, November 03, 2008

I-robot Simulation Experiment

Every software developer needs the right kind of programming tools to develop software based on the requirements. 'Programming tool' is the key for a good software although the skill set of the developer also matters!
Towards Robot Application development, its not just software! a lot of other components come into picture. Software and Hardware interaction, device drivers, passing threads to all the components of the hardware,sensing,coordinating,logic/computation. Each one of these should be managed properly for proper robot movement. Microsoft Robotics Studio comes with a interesting authoring tool called "Visual Programming Language" and a simulation engine "Visual Simulation Environment",

What is Visual Programming Language(VPL)?
" Microsoft Visual Programming Language (VPL) is an application development environment designed on a graphical dataflow-based programming model. Rather than series of imperative commands sequentially executed, a dataflow program is more like a series of workers on an assembly line, who do their assigned task as the materials arrive. As a result VPL is well suited to programming a variety of concurrent or distributed processing scenarios. "

What is Visual Simulation Environment(VSE)?
" The VSE is designed to be used in a variety of advanced scenarios with high demands for fidelity, visualization, and scaling. At the same time, a novice user with little to no coding experience can use simulation; developing interesting applications in a game-like environment. The integration of the AGEIA™ PhysX™Technologies enables leveraging a very strong physics simulation product that is mature and constantly evolving towards features that will be invaluable to robotics. The rendering engine is based on Microsoft XNA Framework. "

So if you don't have the Robot Hardware, not a problem you can run your program in Simulation.

VPL Hands-On-Lab tutorial video:

Feel free to add comments.... :-)