Steer II

Here comes another break, and with it comes yet another… ?? … breakthrough?.. 😀
Anyways, I’ve finally managed to read the accelerometer(?!!) data from my laptop!..
Accelerometer in a laptop?” you ask?.. well yea, most of the HP laptops and a few Dell ones apparently have an accelerometer to make sure that the HDD read-write head does not damage (or get damaged ) due to a sudden jolt, which might at worst cases render the HDD waste!
One thing that has baffled.. Okay yea an overstatement. One thing I could not figure out since the day I’ve found out that my laptop has got an accelerometer and that pretty much all the HP laptops do, is that why haven’t people used it to build something cool?!!
If not dedicated programs, just make virtual devices linking it to a steering wheel maybe?!
And yes, I’m trying to do the same (with little success though! :D)
Here’s the second phase. (The first one was discovering that I had an accelerometer at all!!)

P.S.: : I’ve realized (a little late though!) using the laptops is not as comfortable as lifting and turning around a tablet or a phone!! Especially if yours is a 2.6 kg one!
But still, there must be some cool application of it. THERE MUST BE!..

DAY 2: Breaking Ice

Finally kicked off with the project long dreamt. Automated locking system, cuz we’re too lazy to go up to the door to open it.
The first thing I had on my mind was to use an electromagnet as the armature to lock and unlock. And electromagnets do NOT work on AC… So, I had this brilliantly stupid idea of using the phone adapter.
…to substitute a battery. So what I did was…


…this!.. 😀 So, I plug the adapter into the socket. Control!… Where’s the control for the experiment?!.. After a bit of scrounging through a pile of crap, I find this bulb, rated 250 V 10 W!.. I know this is not even close to a sensible choice to check for a 375 mA output!.. Why not just give a try?… And the outcome?…:D


So, after some more of scrounging, I now find a clock. An alarm clock.


 I pluck the batteries out and connect the terminals. 😐 No surprise. No effect. 😐
Frustrated, I try touching the terminals… 😀 😐 No surprise, no effect again!
And short circuiting?… FAIL…

Can’t stand this anymore. SLEEP… zz z z zz zzz zzz

P. S.:  Why no me?… 🙁

DAY 1: Polarization of the Light

One of the basic kinds qubits are displayed by polarizing photons. So, I just started off by making sure I remember the basic polarizing stuff(which I have had done with the last year)…
Do you remember the wave equations?…

Yes I do!.. 🙂 And most of the basic stuff on polarization.
Lemme just skip to the notes on Circular Polarization.

So, this kind of polarization, as is pretty obvious, occurs when two linearly polarized lights superposition themselves to form a waveform, where the angle keeps varying, making it look like, the Electric field vector pointing in circles.
The directions pointer at the origin is the direction of the E Field at that very moment.
The elliptical polarization occurs when the amplitudes of the two super imposing waves are different, or the  phase lag is other than pi/2.
Most general case occurs when the amplitude, phase lag, and the frequency are all arbitrary. 
Up tomorrow: Polarization of photons

Windows “ATE”

And finally after a long wait (wait to get the OS downloaded).
Yeah, my internet speeds suck and so do of most South Asians’.
Well this post ain’t about internet speed analysis. It’s about my first impressions on Windows® 8.


Much talked is Windows® 8 about the Metro® user interface. What’s even more striking is its smooth transition. They’ve pulled it off perfectly. For the previous Windows® users is the desktop interface. For the newbies, the Metro® is just unavoidable. Its crude and simple interface elucidates it clear enough, even to get a native desktop user to hook to it. But never the less, Metro® ain’t good enough. If not powerful enough. The desktop interface just resembles the Windows® 7. Doesn’t seem to have much work on it. The other features such as Messaging and Mail, S U C K. Could be because I am using a Pre-Release version of Windows®. But still the same, Microsoft had always been bad at supporting other third party services.

Certainly an OS for tablets. And if you think it’d be a competitor against Apple… Hold back. Not even close. Not that I’m an Apple supporter, but still, that I’ve seen it, Apple is pretty good at end user satisfaction, which Microsoft has failed. And mobile platform should be better than this. I haven’t used though.

You can see the traditional start icon missing
[And if you’re wondering about the wallpaper, it’s Dell Venue Pro, one I wanted to buy. Wallpaper because, the “Law of Attraction” compelled me to!]

Review: Narayana


This is what happens when you’re in Narayana!…
It’s been like…er… let’s see… my last post was in June. and now, its November!….
It just seem to be the half year. Feels like it’d been just yesterday that I have started my long term course!!
And no, Narayana ain’t so sadistic. There are a few exceptions(which none can escape!)…. like our principal!!..
What baffles me is how the time passes…. Six months seem like a week, while a closer look at a week would give a feeling of a month’s time!
Just that I’m not used to all the hustle. The first week!!!… I’m sure I wouldn’t have worked so in a month!!!
Apart from the time ambiguity, and the stuff the “princi guy”(yeah, that’s how I usually refer him to!!), says and DOES(!!!) everything else is going very well… and when I mean well, I really do mean it! 
Talking about my academics, I’ve finally found that I’m not dumb at all. Now that’s a huge boost to my self-image (reminds me of “The Frog and the Nightingale”, by Vikram Seth (if I’m right about the poet :!)!!!)
Initially I had a hard time competing with those who had their days spent in coaching centers the past two years.  But wait!!! I’m no ordinary person… within months I caught up the wind!!… though I’m still struggling, but not at the base. I’ve still got many weak points. And obviously, this course I’ve taken up IS TO resolve them.
Now, talking about the time I spent there, they were horrible!!! Horribly good!!! I like this place only for it helped me find myself. Like a lotus enchanting the marsh!!! Obviously I’m exaggerating! The worst part, you can’t wear anything except FULL PANTS. Now that’s real craziness.
People I’ve found are good. Again, except the princi guy!.. there are some things to know about him. He SUCKS. No, that doesn’t make it. I want something intensified. That idiot, calls people, boys homosexuals, just because they were found listening to music lying on a bed. And the way he trashes people… you’d be so totally “mesmerized”. You’d wonder how famous India would have become, if at all he participated in middle-weights!!!
Show me his palms not shaking, I’ll join off al-Queda, for sure!!!…
And because he annoys me, I do things to annoy him(of course, with him not knowin it’s me!). I’d not be alive writing this post, if at all he had any idea of where his missing permission pads would go. And forgot to mention this one thing!! We gotta get permission for US to go out. The first time he’d be like “No”. So you explain him why you have to go out. It’d be a big “NO”, again. Then if you really wanna go out, you’ll have to keep all your self-respect aside for the moment and BEG him to let you go. You might get a PROBABLE answer of “Yes”. If not, you suck at convincing people. Then after the princi guy leaves, you call your parents to let you go. With parents’ consent the warden guy (BOTTU), would leave you out. With a broad smile you step out. The next day, it’ll be awaiting ya!! The princi guy’s bashings!!… yeah, the bottu guy wouldn’t just let it go. It has to get to the princi guy’s notice, just because you’re not bottu’s fav!!! And the princi guy woulnt bang everyone. Not the toppers, not the ex-MLA’s son(sorry ra!), and not the “garabhanga penchina koduku”!!
Amongst all the crappy shit politics, the quest is to find the KEY TO HAPPINESS. And that being, just minding your own business.
P.S.: I so hate to put the logo up on this page 😐  Just to warn people! 😀