Photographing – Alphabets :)

The new camera I got, it turns out that using it just by reading few tutorial online,was not as easy as I thought! So, I started taking Photography I class at photouno. The instructor was amazing, I get to learn so many things about my camera, and how I should take pictures. A lot about exposures, light and frames. I feel much more comfortable taking pics now. I still have to continue taking more and more pictures to become a pro, but I am happy to at least know the basics. One of the best thing about the class was homework 🙂 I know homeworks almost never sounds fun, but in this case it was! One of the homework was to take pictures of alphabets in the nature, not the actual alphabet, but the representation of it around us! It was hard to find all of them, and I tried to get as many as I could! Here are some of them 🙂 I wish I had more time to take more of them, but its much better than taking none 🙂

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A Very Rich Communication Platform – Apture!

Just came to know about this nice tool ‘Apture ‘. Its really cool tool that we can use in our  blogs to have an interactive page rather than  a flat one. I am very impressed by the idea of this tool and have installed it to start using it in my blog. About Apture – From its website :

Apture provides the first rich communication platform that allows people to intuitively experience the web.

With just one line of code, publishers and bloggers can quickly and easily turn flat pages of text into a compelling multimedia experience. Apture gives content creators the power to find and incorporate relevant multimedia items directly into their pages.

Readers can then access these items without ever leaving the page, providing them with a deeper and more meaningful web experience.

Here is a clip from our tour to London Tower Bridge. I added the  video link from youtube and also added the google map,wiki page, image links & some Amazon info related to ‘London Bridge Tower’ using the ‘Apture’ tool. It helps the visitor who are looking at the video can simultaneously read the wiki post or the map without leaving my blog!! This is a very impressive!! With the pace of use of media and links into blogs this is a very helpful tool we can use which will facilitate our blog post by making it lot more interactive and interesting for our visitors.

How Creative People Can Be!!!!

I stumbled upon to this amazing art work of Jannifer Maestre. She is such a creative person who created all these amazing artistic sculpture just using pencils. What amazed me most is the innovative way of creating these objects  using a very common thing  – pencil 🙂

Her art works are really impressive. According to her she took “hundreds of pencils, cut them into 1-inch sections, drill a hole in each section (to turn them into beads), sharpen them all and sew them together.”

Here are few photo collection of her amazing art work:

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America's Most Admired Companies & Steve Jobs!!

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Earlier this week  Fortune magazine named Goldman Sachs (the company I work for :P) one of “America’s  Most Admire Companies” for 2008. Well, this article is not bragging about the company I work for rather I would like to talk a littl about Apple which ranked top most in “America’s  Most Admire Companies”.  In detail, for Innovation, Apple is ranked number one, and there is no second thought oon this 🙂 For poeple management it is also number one and obviously it ranked one for the quality of the product. Here is the detail link: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/mostadmired/2008/snapshots/670.html

I am fan of the CEO of Appli Steve Jobs who is called visionary leader and pioneer in the use of technolgy. He is also very much honored for his force of ambition and innovation. I am always very insprired by him. His thoughts, his creativity always amazes me. And now “Apple” being the most admired company is not at all surprising rather very much expected. Steve’s work and recognition has made him a wonderful source of inspiration for others. His ideas and views are thought provoking and very much admiring.

America’s Most Admired Companies & Steve Jobs!!

most_admired_cover.jpg

Earlier this week  Fortune magazine named Goldman Sachs (the company I work for :P) one of “America’s  Most Admire Companies” for 2008. Well, this article is not bragging about the company I work for rather I would like to talk a littl about Apple which ranked top most in “America’s  Most Admire Companies”.  In detail, for Innovation, Apple is ranked number one, and there is no second thought oon this 🙂 For poeple management it is also number one and obviously it ranked one for the quality of the product. Here is the detail link: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/mostadmired/2008/snapshots/670.html

I am fan of the CEO of Appli Steve Jobs who is called visionary leader and pioneer in the use of technolgy. He is also very much honored for his force of ambition and innovation. I am always very insprired by him. His thoughts, his creativity always amazes me. And now “Apple” being the most admired company is not at all surprising rather very much expected. Steve’s work and recognition has made him a wonderful source of inspiration for others. His ideas and views are thought provoking and very much admiring.

Miracles of Technology !!

After knowing about the possibility of human cloning, now it does not seem surprising the new development towards creating artificial life! The researcher move one step closer towards this invention. Here is some part of the news:

Scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute, a research group that’s trying to create artificial life, moved one step closer to their goal by synthesizing the complete set of genes of a bacterium. The goal is to use artificial genomes to create bacteria designed to take on specific jobs, such as converting underground coal into a more easily extracted gas. The scientists previously inserted the genes of one type of bacteria into the cells of another. If they can use that method to insert the artificial genome into a cell, they’ll have created the first new life form controlled by man-made DNA.

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It’s a wonderful breakthrough that could change the way we think about gene therapy,” said David Magnus, co-director of Stanford University’s Center for Biomedical Ethics.  “It would allow us potentially to create chromosomes exactly the same as a patient’s chromosome but with genes that have been corrected. This could be a future treatment for diseases.”

Full News: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aMRsRfCRfN5w&refer=us