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Friday, May 18, 2012

What is visually appealing?

By now most of you would have read about Steve Job's biography by Walter Isaacson. I was intrigued by the incident when Steve pushes to have rounded rectangle. Now the question is how come he was able to observe that there were rounded rectangles everywhere! I look around now and see traffic signs with rounded corners but none beyond! Hmmm no wonder he really dented the future! Check out

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Graphics and Animation with Blender

Have you used 3D modeling software? I have been wanting to do that ever since I saw movies like Matrix and Star wars. I recently saw this article and now I really want to check out Blender.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Words of wisdom from Steve Job's father figure

Here is something from Steve Job's biography by Walter Isaacson. Checkout
for some discussion on this.

Markkula wrote his principles in a one-page paper titled “The Apple Marketing Philosophy” that stressed three points. The first was empathy, an intimate connection with the feelings of the customer: “We will truly understand their needs better than any other company.” The second was focus: “In order to do a good job of those things that we decide to do, we must eliminate all of the unimportant opportunities.” The third and equally important principle, awkwardly named, was impute. It emphasized that people form an opinion about a company or product based on the signals that it conveys. “People DO judge a book by its cover,” he wrote. “We may have the best product, the highest quality, the most useful software etc.; if we present them in a slipshod manner, they will be perceived as slipshod; if we present them in a creative, professional manner, we will impute the desired qualities.

Simply superb!

By the way here is a nice blog on more or less teh same topic:

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Super Moon Saturday - May 6th 2012

Do you want to photograph the moon? This Saturday might be the right time for just that.
Checkout sites like or to find out the moon rising and moon setting times. Checkout simple photography tips at sites like and get great pictures.

Film making grants from SFFS

I learnt about this very recently as one of my alma mater's alumni got the grant. Check out