Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Square Saint-Luis Park (Carré Saint-Louis)

Saint Louis Square is one of the most beautiful park in Montreal. It is right on the very famous Saint-Denis. During summer this park is full of life and exuberance. You can see kids, youth and elderly all enjoying in a very peaceful yet dynamic atmosphere. Lots of tree provide ample shade and places near monuments are good to relax in sunshine.

Park location:

The footage was captured using Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 (Tz8). The optical zoom during recording is an asset for such a compact. It gets you very close to action with crisp images. The zoom lens noise is a bit disturbing though but can be removed in post processing.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Larry King Live - Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow, Deepak Chopra, Robert Spitzer

Larry King Live, CNN, 9-10-2010

"The Grand Design", by Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow

The book discusses how science can explain the existence of Universe and every thing and how every thing MAY have come from nothing thus denying the existence of GOD. Deepak and Robert argues that transcendence, intelligence, emotions, beauty, art and other forms of expressions and developments are beyond scientific reasoning at the moment and therefore we can not deny the existence of almighty with our limited mental and scientific capacities.

An interesting and must watch for all those curious like me.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

federer vs djokovic US Open 2010 semi final - Highlights

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic engages in epic semi-final of US Open 2010. Roger gets so close to winning the match but Novak eventually plays some aggressive tennis and saves two match points. In this part novak breaks roger's serve but roger fails to win the breakpoint to take it into tie breakers. Djokovic wins as he thoroughly was the better of the two and meets nadal in the final of US Open 2010. Overall awesome play by both champs. Enjoy the nail biting finish.

federer vs djokovic US Open 2010 semi final - djokovic wins

Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic US Open 2010 semi final won by djokovic. Intense play especially in the final set. Djokovic saved two match points, broke Federrer serve, and then won his serve to meet Nadal in the US Open 2010 final

Saturday, August 7, 2010

5 Things Google Still Needs to Fix in Android

5 Things Google Still Needs to Fix in Android

Any day now, the Evo 4G is going to get an over-the-air update to Android 2.2 (aka Froyo), complete with marquee features such as the ability to play Flash video and share contact details over Bluetooth. But after spending every day with a Motorola Droid, now running Android 2.1, we can think of plenty of smaller things we wish Google would work on instead.
High on our list, for instance: Make spellcheck work consistently across the platform and sync with business-grade Google Apps calendars. If Flash support won’t even allow you to watch Hulu videos on your phone (Hulu cruelly blocks mobile access), what else can Google do to make Android a more polished, user-friendly platform?
Push for More Consistency
It’s the small things that add up. For us, one of the most annoying things is the fact that if you make a spelling mistake while searching for an app in Android Market, Android doesn’t correct you.
For Andy Castonguay, Director of Mobile Device Research for the Yankee Group, it’s the fact that on certain devices, the accelerometer only works if you tilt the phone to the left. What makes it worse, he says, is that the Android experience is even inconsistent across manufacturers, as each phone maker layers their own interface on top (think HTC Sense and Motorola’s Motoblur) as a way of making their Android phones stand out. And these extra layers, of course, make it especially hard to update a phone to the latest version of Android, creating an even larger disparity between what Android phones can and can’t do.
“The great thing for the manufacturers is they can create that brand affinity with the consumer on the back of Android, instead of having Android be front and center,” Castonguay said. “That results in idiosyncracies and discrepancies.”
Google can’t wean itself off these skins entirely, lest it alienate the very OEMs that have made Android so ubiquitous. But Google can, and will have to, work harder to develop more and better widgets, so that it’s not up to the likes of HTC and Motorola to decide what information you can see at glance, and what you can’t.
“HTC and Motorola have adapted to reflect consumer needs in a very positive way. Android as a platform will need to adopt some of those characteristics,” said Castonguay.

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