Thursday, April 21, 2016

A 5-star Victory

Last week I found my Superpartner very happy. Well, because a fellow MATLAB user gave him 5-stars for his Keystone Corrector program. For those of you, who do not know what this program does, please refer to this page. Now what does He want to do from here, do more work on the Program I guess and that’s scary. Last time, when He had such an urge, the Program was AcBook and we spoke only about AcBook for the next 30 days. Well, not literally but technically, yes. Anyway, so you might see an update on that KC page soon or a blog post about KC or both.

I was recently pointed to this article and since am currently living in this part of the world, I have an urge to go and visit it myself. Well, more on that sometime later.

We also reminded ourselves of these two beautiful shers this week:

ज़िंदगी तुझ से हर इक साँस पे समझौता करूँ
शौक़ जीने का है मुझ को मगर इतना भी नहीं

Zindagi tujh se har ik saans pe samjhauta karun
Shaukh jeene ka hai mujh ko magar itna bhi nahin

To compromise at every breath with you, Life
I am fond of living but not to this extent!

मुजफ़्फ़र वारसी (Mujaffar Warsi)

आज फिर कुछ कमाल होने दो
दर्द को बेमिसाल होने दो

Aaj phir kuch kamaal hone do
Dard ko bemisaal hone do

Today let us be amazed again
Let there be incomparable pain

विजय प्रताप आँसू (Vijay Pratap Aansu)

We can see the Taipei 101 from outside our house. One evening last week, we went out to do some night photography. Just looking at the tower from a distance made us happy and we clicked a few pictures. Refer to the alt-text of the pictures below to understand what all we tried.

Auto: f/5.6, 1/6s, 200mm, ISO3200

'Sparkling Lights' Scene Mode

Manual: f/5.6, 1/20s, 189mm, ISO800

Manual: f/5.6, 1/25s, 200mm, ISO800

After this completely random post (is what anyone would call it), I will leave you with a bit more randomness. I have been reading on the internet a lot about 1) Climate change or Global temperatures rise 2) Animal cruelty and what we as wise citizens could do. I am not finding good literature / original research to read up on these issues so if anyone can share such literature, please do. If you are also concerned about these issues, spread the word. Thank you.