Life is Rain

It was ought to be an occupied weekend. But you know how the brain works. The worst kinds of distractions occur when you’re supposed to be focused on the task at hand!

So I was “preparing” to start the research on what I was supposed to know for the summer internship program. “Preparing” I was for over 10 hours. Every little [irrelevant] thing seemed interesting (and in my defence, they were all interesting)! With me goofing around for way too long came the afternoon. It was dark. The weather!  The weather was dark and was quiet!
It was very calm and peaceful, just the right amalgamation to trigger the nature admirer in you! And soon it started pouring. It was a little windy too. I went to the balcony to admire the rain (an admirer that I had now become!). Then I saw the tiny droplets. They were spherical, like a pearl, unlike the other heavier droplets. They were tiny, but not puny. The life of a raindrop is to reach the earth from the skies. The heavy raindrops are focused. They reach home, the earth the fastest, but what about all the grandeur, all the magnificence that they have missed as they journey from the heavens to the mother earth? Sure they might be a whole lot faster than the tiny pearly droplets, but how good is that really?
Life is like that. The lighter (and simpler) the life is, more freedom you feel. I know I might sound a little trippy but, you stumble upon new ideas only when you let yourself free. Only when you can take your time out to look around and admire what lays in front of you, to explore what is hidden from you, and to question what is beyond you. Only when you drive yourself towards the destination without missing out the journey. Only when you be that little carefree droplet.
FLY, EXPLORE, DEBATE. LIVE.

P.S.: Too much of this would just be goofing around and I’ve realised that it’s not all that desirable! Oh and if you’re wondering on why does it rain like it does, this here might be a good place to start!

Steer II UPDATES

Read the first post/context here
UPDATE 1.2
And this one’s amazing!
Let the video do the talking!.. 😀


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You can customize what really happens at such events though. May be even add a few peculiar events (like when shut like a book!?!… No?.. okay!… :D)


UPDATE 1.1
Finally came up with something (with the accelerometer!..)
Using it to shift workspaces on Ubuntu! 😀
A little annoying as of now, but… not being a pessimist, with a lot of changes and a lot of testing, it should be good to go!!..
=]
Here’s a small demonstration of what it is as of now! 🙂

 

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.
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…to substitute a battery. So what I did was…

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…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

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

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 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.: http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-DC-Adapter-as-a-Battery/  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?…
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Yes I do!.. 🙂 And most of the basic stuff on polarization.
Lemme just skip to the notes on Circular Polarization.

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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.
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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