W890i PREVIEW – too good on paper

W890i on angadsodhi dot com

The W890i, yet to be launched, is Sony Ericsson’s latest addition to it’s repertoire of ‘walkman phones’. What makes the phone so hyped-up even before it’s release anywhere in the world is a really impressive spec sheet released by SE on their site.

Let’s take a look at what the phone has to offer:

  • Size: 104 x 47 x 10 mm
  • Weight: 78gm
  • Screen: 240X320 px, 262,144-colour TFT
  • Memory: 26MB internal memory, 2GB Memory Stick Micro (M2) bundled!!

Other Features:

  • A 3.2 MegaPixel camera!
  • 4X digital zoom
  • RSS feeds
  • A2DP – Music from phone to headset over a wireless connection
  • MegaBass – enhance Bass frequencies
  • PictBridge – print straight from your phone
  • SensMe – Listen to, and create, playlists of songs sorted according to the mood of the music.
  • TrackID – Record a few seconds of a song and get track details sent to your phone in seconds.
  • FM radio also supports TrackID feature!!
  • Mobile Blogging
  • Video Blogging
  • 3G
  • Video Conferencing
  • Subscribe to Podcasts

Available Colours: Sparkling Silver, Mocha Brown.

I on angadsodhi.com would like to have a small competition here. We have taken a look at the phone, now it’s time to predict the price! Please leave your price estimate, either in INR or Dollars, below as a comment along with your name. The competition is active only until SE hints at it’s price. (duh!!)

The person with the closest bid gets . . . . . . . . just a special mention on this blog. (Obviously you don’t expect an undergrad Engg student to be giving out prizes, do you??)

Sparkling Silver W890i on AngadSodhi Dot ComMocha Brown W890i on AngadSodhi Dot Com
Mocha Brown W890i on AngadSodhi Dot Com


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Calvin n Hobbes – those lovely schooldays!!!

Calvin n Hobbes are back(though no Hobbes in this post)!!!

It’s been almost 4 years since I finished school. Wonder how time flies by! What’s left behind are just memories. Memories that full-up your heart with joy, memories that can wash away any sorrow. This post is a tribute to those sugary little reminiscences.

Below is a compilation of some of the best of ‘Calvin n Hobbes’ comic strips wherein Calvin is at school doing what he does best (definitely not studying)!

Also see: Previous post of Calvin n Hobbes – http://www.angad619.qupis.com/wordpress/calvin-n-hobbes-we-love-you/.

Calvin n Hobbes 1 on angadsodhi.comCalvin n Hobbes 2 on angadsodhi.comCalvin n Hobbes 3 on angadsodhi.comCalvin n Hobbes 4 on angadsodhi.comCalvin n Hobbes 5 on angadsodhi.comCalvin n Hobbes 6 on angadsodhi.comCalvin n Hobbes 7 on angadsodhi.comCalvin n Hobbes 8 on angadsodhi.com

I would love to know which one of those above did you like the best. Please do leave a comment below indicating your favorite!

How spiderman-3 should have ended!!

Source: http://www.howitshouldhaveended.com/

Last weekend I came across this crazy video on YouTube. Most people would know there’s a really crazy site called “How It Should Have Ended” which creates awesome spoofs of famous hollywood flicks. (But it was news to me!) YouTube is full of em.

This one particularly is one that ‘caught my eye’!! Check it out!!

If you’ve come across something similar, outrightly hilarious do let us know. You can share it with us as a comment to this post. I would love to know your thoughts about this post!!

NOTE: If you can’t watch the video for some reason, here’s the YouTube link that should work just fine. The YouTube video is however a bit low on quality (should load up quickly though)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoNgMVFQNBI

History Of Modern Hypnosis

The word hypnotism brings about a scare in a lot of people. Thoughts about ‘losing control’ or ‘own will power’ or ‘getting involved with the unknown’ or just curiosity or something being connected to stage shows – I remember a stage show I’d seen in my college where the wierd guy made my friend dance to an entire college crowd!

But hypnotism has moved a long way from 1765 when Franz Anton Mesmer formed the first theory of ‘mesmerism’. He however believed he possessed the power to ‘magnetize’ people into his control. And that is what people believed till 1840 when Dr James Braid, a physician by profession gave hypnotism its name and said that hypnotism was a suggestible stage, resulting from ‘nervous sleep’. In fact hypnotism in Greek means sleep.

As more people started practicing hypnosis, it began to get popular and probably reached a peak after the Second World War. However, there were many people who ‘could not be hypnotized’ and these people were just classified as ‘poor cases for hypnosis’ and given up. The popularity of hypnosis therefore remained static and hypnosis was kept alive more by artists and fiction writers (remember Mandrake the Magician??) than by the serious professional hypnotherapists.

Later in the 1960’s it was discovered that as far as hypnosis is concerned there are basically two types of people – Physically suggestible and Emotionally suggestible. Physically suggestible were those who respond to suggestions affecting the body and not emotions and the emotionally suggestible were those who respond to suggestions affecting the emotional behavior and not the physical body. These two categories are at the two ends of the spectrum with a lot of people in between, that is, 70% physical and 30% emotional or 20% physical and 80% emotional and so on.

The procedure of inducing hypnosis till then was only of one type and it was most suited for the physical suggestibles. If a person was 100% physical suggestible, he responded best, and the response to induction decreased as one got more and more towards emotional suggestibility. Hence there were people who were poor cases in hypnosis.

With the recognition of the type of suggestible people came the need to evolve different procedures to induce people depending upon the type of suggestibility, hypnosis started to get more scientific and started entering the desks and clinics of therapists from the areas of showmen and stage and theatre.

Today a new breed of therapist called ‘Clinical hypnotherapists’ have evolved who approach hypnosis in a scientific way, purely for the purpose of curing, of relieving not just the emotional and psychological trauma or abnormalities, but also a lot of physical symptoms.

I love my alphabets!!

In my last post I had shown a preview into the portrait of the lovely Emma Watson using only 1s and 0s. This form of art is called as ASCII art.

Here’s another example. The Batting Maestro (who got out on 99 again today!!) Sachin Tendulkar in ASCII art.

Sachin Tendulkar on angadsodhi.com

Is it very difficult to create ASCII art? Actually yes if you decide to do it on your own, but child’s play if you use converters available freely on the net. What I’ve used here is one of the best and most user friendly among the ones that I’ve laid my hands upon.

iamge-text.com banner on angadsodhi.com

www.text-image.com is a brilliant site that can do the job within seconds. It also gives you three varied options namely

HTMLASCIIMatrix

Though the B/W ASCII mode and the Matrix mode are not as impressive, the HTML mode is really good.

Here’s another example of good ‘ol Hollywood hunk George Clooney. This picture has high contrast and a high level of detail. But the script ofn the site does a pretty good job!!

George Clooney

Note: Make sure you are using a resolution of atleast 1024 X 768. My site looks best at this resolution!!

So have fun creating ‘ASCII art’ and don’t forget to tell people you heard about it on angadsodhi.com!!! Cheers..
Continue reading “I love my alphabets!!”

Blog to have a focussed approach!!

For months people have been asking me, “What do you do online all day?” This is part of my answer to them.

From now on my blog shall have a fixed goal. My blog entries shall emphasize on ‘The Little Things that catch my eye’!!! As seen in previous entries under this category (like the imagechef.com review) I shall be writing about things that I’ve been busy with over the weekend, about websites that I’d like to share, something from real life and other stuff. Ofcourse the movie/book/gadget reviews would continue, but with a difference.

Do check out the site regularly. You could also subscribe to automatic feeds that will alert you everytime I post something new by clicking this link. (won’t work if you are using the older IE browser).

Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll see in weeks to come:

  1. Learn to create images like these in a flash.
    Emma Watson on angadsodhi.com
    What’s so great about this image? Well, take a close look.The image consists of just 0s and 1s!!!! You can actually select the text in it???
  2. Guest articles (actually a series) by a Doc on Hypnotism, it’s advantages, limitations, past life regression and loads of other interesting yet highly scientific stuff
  3. A PhotoShop tutorial on creating bolts of lightning.
    eg: Convert Undertaker without lightning on angadsodhi.com to Undertaker with lightning on angadsodhi.com
    Cool eh!!! (Click to enlarge)