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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Android Mobile Phones In India Under 10000 - Updated 25-04-2016

I know that this phone is a little costlier than 10k but it is well worth the extra price. The phone has a 5.5 inch display, 1080p display and has a finger print sensor with 3 GB Ram. 

5.5 Inch
1080p display
3 GB Ram
4G Dual sim
Expandable Memory
16 GB Internal. 
13/5MP camera

This phone is interesting. It has great build quality and is slightly lower in price. 
5.0 Inch
720pdisplay
2 GB Ram
4G Dual sim
Expandable Memory
16 GB Internal. 
13/5MP camera

Though this phone is a little aged, it still stands a good phone with a good build quality with decent specifications and attractive looks. 
5.0 Inch
1080pdisplay
3 GB Ram
4G Dual sim
Expandable Memory (hybrid SIM- No dedicated SD slot)
32 GB Internal. 
13/5MP camera

Other Contenders which are slightly lower prices that you may try are:

Let us look at the differences in specifications between 

Lenovo K4 note VS Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus VS Xolo Black 1x.



LENOVO K4 NOTE
HUAWEI HONOR HOLLY 2 PLUS
XOLO BLACK 1X
WEIGHT- LIGHTER THE BETTER
158 g
160 g
-
NO OF SIMS
Dual SIM
Dual SIM
Dual SIM
DISPLAY SIZE
5.5 inch
5.0 inch
5.0 inch
DISPLAY RESOLUTION
1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
720 x 1280 pixels (~296 ppi pixel density)
1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)
SCREEN PROTECTION
Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Asahi Dragontrail Glass
PROCESSOR
Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.3 GHz   Cortex-A53
Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
SD CARD SLOT
microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)
microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)
microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - BEWARE THIS IS A HYBRID SIM PHONE
INTERNAL
16 GB, 3 GB RAM - A7010 a48
16 GB, 2 GB RAM
32 GB, 3 GB RAM
PRIMARY
13 MP
13 MP
13 MP
SECONDARY
5 MP
5 MP
5 MP
BATTERY
Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Non-removable Li-Po 2400 mAh battery

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Learn Simple Javascript - Addition of two numbers for Beginners

So you decide to read Javascript. That's a good thing. Javascript is a very useful web technology and you will be glad you read this post.
After you read this post you gotta improvise and learn commands as you go along. This is not a classroom. This post will definitely get you started though.

Tools you'll need :

  1. Notepad ++ - Free.
  2. Any Browser - Chrome, Firefox - Also Free.

Lets Get started.I assume you have installed the two tools mentioned above.
Open Notepad ++ and paste the following simple HTML into it.


<html>
 <head>
  
 </head>
<body>
Addition of   
<input type="text" id="text1" value="1" /> 
and
<input type="text" id="text2" value="2" /> 
is
<input type="text" id="result" value="3"/>
 </body>
</html>

Save the document as whateveryouwant.HTML. Now go to Run > Launch in Yourbrowser.
You get good and simple text boxes. Now lets write code to add them as you type. You can also use a button to execute the code, but that's kinda lame compared to adding as you type.
Either ways, if you know to do the harder one, you'll know the easier.

Lets introduce the Javascript code that will do the addition now. It is self explanatory read it twice and you'll get it. Now your html also has events oninput, onclick, onchange etc. I have Highlighted it in pink for you below. Now replace the above code with the below in Notepad ++. Save and run it. Voila! Your browser should now add as you type.


 <head>
  
 </head>
<body>
Addition of   
<input type="text" id="text1" value="1" oninput="add();"/> 
and
<input type="text" id="text2" value="2" oninput="add();"/> 
is
<input type="text" id="result" value="3"/>

<script type="text/javascript">
function add() { 
var addition, no1, no2;
addition = 0;
no1 = parseInt(document.getElementById("text1").value);
no2 = parseInt(document.getElementById("text2").value);
addition = no1 + no2 ;
document.getElementById('result').value = addition;
 }
  </script>
 </body>
</html>

Now we used event listeners on the HTML (remember oninput?).
It is always best practice to segregate the HTML and Javascript totally. So lets rewrite the above code so that the HTML is in simplicity and the processing of the oninput event takes at the Javascript end. So here is the modified code. Replace the above with the below. It is simple as well.


 <head>
  
 </head>
<body>
Addition of   
<input type="text" id="text1" value="1" /> 
and
<input type="text" id="text2" value="2" /> 
is
<input type="text" id="result" value="3"/>

<script type="text/javascript">

var v = function() { 
var addition, no1, no2;
result = 0;
no1 = parseInt(document.getElementById("text1").value);
no2 = parseInt(document.getElementById("text2").value);
addition = no1 + no2;
document.getElementById('result').value = addition
 }
 
 document.getElementById('text1').oninput = v;
 document.getElementById('text2').oninput = v;  
  </script>
 </body>
</html>

See how the HTML portion defining the textbox is now removed off of the events and the events are now on the Javascript. This is very useful if you are running a website on wordpress and do not want to enable Javascript to the authors but process events nevertheless. A central Javascript code will do or you can use a plugin like script n style to insert a page or post specific Javascript.

I hope this lesson has kickstarted the path to your Javascript Learning.
There is this book which I liked a lot, It is called JavaScript: The Good Parts and you can buy it here. Check it out. It will be really useful to proceed learning further.

Adios People! Happy Learning.



Monday, 1 February 2016

Seeds


Yes. Seeds. They are important.

Day 1:
Imagine Ted. It’s a big beautiful day and he starts sowing apple seeds. He waters. He sets everything straight for the seeds to grow.
He sleeps Happy.

Day 2:
He gets up excited to see how his seeds are doing. It’s another fine day and the seeds are still asleep. Dormant. He waters.

Couple years later, he has an apple tree; Giving out fruits and shade. He has thousands of apples now. He can eat all he wants.
Let’s rewind. On the second day, how many apples did he get?
Zero?
I’d say he had 3. He just had to collect it later.

The same happens with anything in life. Just like a fixed deposit in a bank compounds, so does your life. The sooner you start the better you get, soon. A day in the present may not mean much in value, and in the future when you collect, you would know exactly what that days’ worth.

Let me inject a strong logical dosage here contrasting to the apple example.

Suppose, you put up a fixed deposit for 1 lakh which gives you 10% return per annum for a period of 1 year.  All values are approximated.

On the next day how much your fixed deposit would have grown? Let’s do some approximate math.

(10/365/100*100000)/365 = 0.075061 Rs.
You’ll now have 100000.075061 in your account on the second day. You can now cash out the deposit and get just the 0.07 Rs in interest. Hell you’ll get lower than that because banks charge a penalty on the interest if withdrawn earlier.
Let’s assume you didn’t get greedy and waited a whole year.
On the 366th day your account would have grown by 10/100*100000 = 10000 Rs.
 Or 10000/365 = 27 Rs/ Day.

Equating it back to the second day, you would have generated 27 Rs (as against 0.075 Rs), if you had held on to the duty of keeping the money in the deposit.


I hope you get it. If not, get a good night’s sleep. You’ll get it… Eventually.


Monday, 20 July 2015

How to be Happy - A genuine guide to living lighthearted


Merriam Websters dictionary defines lighthearted as below:

a) Having or showing a cheerful and happy nature

b) Not serious
c) Free from care, anxiety, or seriousness:  happy-go-lucky
d) Cheerfully optimistic and hopeful:  easy-going

I see this in action when I watch movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Just Go with it etc. These are amazing movies BTW, check them out. The Characters are surreal, perfect and well-crafted into light-heartedness. They appear cool and effortless, not disillusioned by life’s daily chores and trauma. They feel so good to be around, and appear blissful all the time.

I always wonder what it is to have the mind-set of these people. The following, I observed is what light-heartedness is NOT about:

1.      “All time Positivity” – You cannot force yourself to be positive at times when you are anxious. There is an ever going trend in the internet that positivity and confidence will get you out of anywhere. But like every other energy, positivity and confidence are not available all the time. Just like you feel tired after heavy work, you lose out on positivity at times. Forcing it out ain’t gonna help and it will make you look bogus and incongruent. Above all, it will not benefit your psyche. So, when you have to be low, forgive yourself and take it easy.

2.      Black and white thinking – For serious people, the world is either totally good to them or not at all good to them. Black and white thinking will make you serious about life. You need to understand that life is made of shades of grey and whatever bad things that happen is just very temporary. Black and white thinking will make you as heavy hearted as a sinking submarine.

It’s OK if you fail. It’s OK to succeed. Everything shall pass.

3.      You have to be strictly a character all the time– Self-discipline is good. But you have to be able to laugh at yourself when you fail here and there and deviate from your inner self by mistake. Especially when the consequences aren’t that…. Gruesome.
95% of what we keep feeling sad, disgusted, afraid or angry about (think of similar characters from the movie, “Inside Out”) are not going to impact our lives in anyway. Don’t’ sweat the small stuff. (Read the book that goes by the same name)

4.      Victim mentality – The one single thought that makes people think they are on cages and makes them put efforts to break out of a prison they are actually not, hurting others and themselves in the process. Google “Victim thinking” and read every article you can about it. And don’t forget to get rid of it later.

5.      The inner beauty Dilemma – I’ve been planning to write a new article all together about the topic of inner beauty. But to surmise it with simplicity, here is a quote.

Rachel Dawes to Bruce Wayne: “Deep down you may still be that same great kid you used to be. But it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you.”


Inner beauty is as good as shit, as long as it is not expressed outside.

Batman realises this very early in his career as a, well, ….. BATMAN, and replies the following to Rachel when questioned about his identity at a later time. (BWT you need to have to watched the movie to understand this effectively)

Batman to Rachel: It's not who I am underneath, but what I do …that defines me.

Rachel Dawes: Bruce? *Not to mention, amazed and shocked. Bruce is sexy in her eyes now.*


I could have easily blown up this article into a hundred pages, but I am not because I have decided to let you “THINK LIGHTHEARTED”

Adios fellas.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

How to save more Money by reducing your electricity bills – The all in one guide for all that you need to know about electricity consumption without too much technical details

Did you know that you can save more money by reducing the consumption of electricity in your home? You don’t have to become a miser and switch off everything. Some equipment are better than the others in how efficiently they consume energy into work. Using the better variant will help you save money and reduce the huge energy demand we are placing on Mother Earth.

I have a sheet attached below, which will help you calculate the savings by replacing the old with the efficient.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-NDvsXqKYP7d0JZX2JNQk1jSFU/view?usp=sharing

Let’s look at the common sources of consumption and its better alternative.

Air conditioners / Fridges:

Air conditioners have Star ratings which tell you how much less energy they consume for the same amount of work. But beyond star ratings, we have……
Taa daaaa……

Inverter Air conditioners and Fridges: Energy Savings: Up to 60%

Inverter technology is the way to go for these devices. Contrary to what many people think, inverter ACs are not running on inverter batteries. They have a system which s not in the scope of explanation in this article. But one thing is true: They consume much lower energy than the Normal AC. The inverter ACs save you an average of up to 50 - 60% when compared to traditional Air conditioners. Though wattage of the two Air conditioners will be similar, the way they run and expend energy is different. The more you use, the more the savings.

It is like two bikes of the similar capacity, one (normal ac) running in first gear all the time (using more energy) and another (Inverter tech AC) switching gears as the speed increases (using the least energy).

Lighting:

Bypass CFL totally and get the LED bulbs.
They last longer.
They save better.
They give you advantages like dimming, better light control and easy automation.
SAVINGS CALCULATOR (by replacing the non-efficient consumer)
DESC
Equipment
Wattage
Running Hours/day
UNITS PER DAY
UNITS per year
OLD
Zero Watts incandescent Bulb
12
24
0.288
103.68
NEW
0.5 W LED
0.5
24
0.012
4.32

In the above scenario, over a year the money saved over a bulb which runs 24 x 7 is around (103.68-4.32) x Rs 5 (assumed cost per unit) = 497 Rs.

The LED bulbs especially from reputed companies usually last much longer in double digit years.


There you go, AC and lighting are the biggest consumers in our homes, handling them will put more money in your wallet and more resources for the future generations. You may not get rich, but the next time you won’t be worrying much when you have to turn on the Air conditioner. 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Manly way to generate more Intelligence and brain power

Everybody wants to be intelligent, but no one wants to develop it. Intelligence is made and it is not something you are born with.

For some people, the ability to be social and recognize social situations and act accordingly is Intelligence. 

Intelligence is knowing how to get wealthy for a person who wants to dwell in luxury. 

Intelligence is knowing how to get those six packs through diligent exercising. 

Brain power is very subjective and you have to have your own definition of that. And you may have more than one definition across different areas of expertise. 

One of the most generic form of brain power is called Presence of Mind. 
And like any other brain power, it can be cultivated. 

And here is how it can be done.......

1. Have more experiences
You cannot sit in a room and think your way through life. You have to experience Life to live it with a heightened sense of being alive and hence with good brain power. 

2. Get as many perspectives as you can
The more perspectives you get, the more your thinking capabilities.

3. Never have an Ego that you are above all no matter how intelligent you are
I think this is the first step anyone should have to cultivate your so called, "Brain power".  The more empty you think you are, the more you will be filled. 

4. Stop thinking of trying to cultivating brain power all the time. 
This quote from the movie Knockaround Guys says it all. 
"500 fights, that's the number I figured when I was a kid. 500 street fights and you could consider yourself a legitimate tough guy. You need them for experience. To develop leather skin. So I got started. Of course along the way you stop thinking about being tough and all that. It stops being the point. You get past the silliness of it all. But then, after, you realize that's what you are."

It stops being the point. And on one fine day you finally realize that you have so much Intelligence and brain power.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

SHORT BUT SWEET – WHY WE NEED TO SHUT UP AND SPEAK MORE

When Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables was being published in Paris during 1862, he was out on a vacation. Curious to know how the sales of his book, he sent a brief telegram to his publisher.

Quote

?

Unquote

And the publisher responded equally brief, indicating that the sales is good.

Quote

!

Unquote

The entire lot printed for Paris had sold out.

Ah, that reminds me of the movie Predator. The way by which these guys communicate while on mission has sunk deeply into my brain. I thought, maybe that’s how guys behave when they have a strong affinity towards accomplishing a goal. They do shit and talk very less. They communicate what is important and they make sure that the other person understands what is said.

The absence of clarity in communication has wreaked havoc in our society resulting in countless fights amongst couples, disorganized organisations and an alarming increase in the rise of unnecessary guidance counsellors and an extreme lack of communicating with self, leading to all kinds of mental chaos.

Well, I do not want to sound like an unwanted guidance counsellor, but It is in my mind to write about this some time. I am glad I finally got through it.


It is not the intention of this article to make people talk less, but rather the opposite.
The world would be a much better place if people communicate and make sure that the other person understands, than letting words fleet in air, uselessly.