Sunday, August 27, 2006

Notting Hill Carnaval began

Today I went to Notting Hill Carnaval, which is Europe's biggest street party. The Notting Hill Carnival has been taking place in London, on the last weekend in August, since 1966.
The arrival of Trinidadians in Great Britain, remembering their great Carnivals back home, provided the spark which ignited Notting Hill Carnival. From a small procession through the streets with just a few people in costume and carrying steel drums in the 1960s, has evolved a huge multi-cultural arts festival, attended by up to two million people. It is a great tourist attraction that brings life to London during the month of August.

Today was childrens day, where participants were children as well. Tomorrow is real Carnaval tekes place with lot of hot babes. Eventhought totay was very crouded I can imagine how it will be tomorrow. I spotted couple places to see and shoot some pictures. I will need to get that place tomorrow as first thing. I saw some people on the roof and balcony , they probably live there. Imagine waking up and walking to the balcony to view Notting Hill carnaval. You can enjoy the show and have full comfort not living your home. How great is that...

Kiko calendar is sold for US $258,100.00 on eBay

Searching how to earn money from internet I came across with great sale of Kiko ajax based calendar. I tried calendar and it is very functional and easy on use. You can manage your schedule, appointments, categorise them as work or home, add other categories. Best of all you can reschedule appointments periodically on monthly , weekly or daily bases. Kiko supports iCal , vCard files to import yahoo, outlook or other calendar formats. Overall it is very useful and incredibly fast and easy calendar.Kiko calendar is sold on Ebay for $258,100.00 US. Here is the question is it worth US $258,100.00 or it is undervalued. I consider it as a success story. What is your opinion ?

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Holiday Stop number one Istanbul

Today I get to Istanbul. It is really hot. Read prev sentence couple times and I am sure you will feel it. I met my mates here, I really missThey all doing ed them in a year. They all doing well. Also I need to mention high security level in London airport. Which is good for your security but sometime bit annoying. There is Turkish phrase, "Gulu seven dikenine katlanir" which is "If you like roses, get used to needls" or something like that. I want to share my first photos from here.

First image is first water pipe system in the world as far as I know. I forget datails as usual. And second one is view near Galata Tower.

By the way I am looking for a goot photo spot in istanbul. If you have suggestions please let me know.

Thing that make me Happy ...

Most of contentent is about money but this one is definately not. Yes there are things other than money that make me happy, and can make others as well. While ago say 10 month, I made Free Flash poto album. Ever now and then I saw that someone likes it and tryes to integrate to their website. I have simple counter which keeps record of downloads. I some time check it for improvement if it is necessary. Last week my counter for free flash photo album is reached to 10000 dounloads. I said wow... And it make me to feel that in some way I am helping people to make their own web sites integrating photo album a bit quicker.

Time to time I receive links from users of photo album. In some of them I see different cultures, people, expressions, events. Seing such variety is especially valuable and motivating to me. Because I see my product , I see people using it, and most important I see happy people. That is the mopst important thing in the world for me.

It also can be an example for Good things in the life are free. Maybe it is not so good and there are better ones. If you spotted them feel free to share.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

London Aquarium great place.

Couple weeks ago I went to London Aquarium, as many people suggested. To see sharks of course. I cant se them anywhere alse, specially on open water. Or it will be the last thing that you ever see. For making it not the last thing and continue seing other thing that life brings to me I made wise decision.
Also there was not so wise part of it which is timing. I went on sunday whan it was crowded with people and sharks. Alot of kids screeming running etc. Almost all glass walls were covered with children. Even sharks were excited to see so much people there.

One other thing is I wanted to take some pictures of all that underwater world. But you cant take pictures with flash because it will blow on glass wall and reflect back. you have to reduce shutter speed in order to take a picture for which you need tripod, which I hadnt and stedy sharks, which dont stop at all. I dont know how the sleep, maybe they are sleeping swimming or not sleeping at all.

Luky me I found one type of fish that was completely steady. I think they were there specially for taking photos. they are staying in the water and not moving at all. It is like trying hide from someone. I there was no place for hiding and they just stud where they are. you can see on the picture.
Also I liked smily fase of other fich I think it is also in same category as sharks, I know them as electric something. I dont know really their names. Sorry. But I like the face. I home it is face :)

Sunday, August 06, 2006

I feel great!

Recently I found an interview with Jonathan Harris and Sepandar Kamvar who launched to visualise the blogging community’s feelings. It is amazing. To show people's felling all over the world and categorise them in several interesting categoies. Sex, age, location, feeling, weather etc. They presented all this data in interesting and illustrative way.

In the interview with .NET magazine they describe how they come up with idea and how it works. Also back end of the web site that collects data from various blogs and journals containing phrase ‘I feel’ and ‘I am feeling’ and acquiring data from profile page on blog providers web site.
Well I need to express myself as well, to add my fingerpronts on it. I feel excited to be able to find so much feelings on web site, it is great pleasure to know that we all feel great :) .

I hope that sentence also will take its place among other feelings.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Your income is in direct proportion to your contribution to the community!

I heard this from on eof the seminars of Anthony Robins, author of "Awake the gient within" and "Get the Edge" . Well does it works on the net. I say yes.

Last year I published 2 software Simulators about Electromecanical Systems, EKTS and ESS. And now I have 10000 downloads in one year and plenty of visitors. Which generates income through adsense ads on the web site. I had other sites before which contaned static data and not so useful which had no incom eat all. Because only me and my friend were visiting it.

Also same thing warks for web 2.0 web sites. Or take google for example of yahoo. They both usefull sites for finding specific information. It is a big contribution to the community and that is why they sucseed. Also there are some free softwares like winamp, irfanview, bsplayer, divx all free and popular. If they were pay for use softwares then they wont be so popular. And won't succeed. Now ther can add some add to their website or produse and sell more advanced version of ther programs.
Now, according to this theory I am going to live experimen with template design. I want to design several blog templates for popular blog engynes. Which in their turn will provide back link to that template site and drive more users . I will keep you informed about progress of this experiment. For now I dont have any ready templates but hopefully I will make one before going to holiday next week.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

CAN you run Adobe Photoshop on Linux?

CAN you run Adobe Photoshop on Linux? Yes you can says Chin Wong using Wine , an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine transforms windows code to unix base and can run windows programs on run time. There are 4421 applications currently tested and working with wine.
However there are some restrictions and bugs for photoshop. Some of them are described in this article.