Monday, June 27, 2011

CRICKET: The greatest ODI opener of all time "Sanath Jayasuriya"

"As Jayasuriya walks to write his swan song, millions of cricket fans across the world, would hope that the maestro composes a symphony that deserves its prelude. History might have to wait for eternity, before a player could ‘scythe’ fast bowlers over point or lift them over midwicket on one leg, with smithy like arms. The man, who was the ODI batting equivalent of Joel Garner with the ball, deserves to walk away with his head held high, to the standing applause of an audience that would witness ‘greatness’ fade away into the distant horizon."


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Some pictures from the Vesak day 2011 at Sri Lankaramaya, Singapore

“Every appliance at home can be considered as a possible input output device”….

I captured this phrase from the Google IO Keynote presentation on Android@Home project. There the developers are fully focusing on controlling all the possible home appliances through Android platform. They demoed a new bulb, which can be controlled through Android mobile phones.

But what I most attracted is, I could imagine the possibilities of using these in Ubiquitous computing and Human computer interaction research works; we can reuse the existing appliances without adding more and more ubiquitous devices for different purposes. Think about a new room air condition system, which additionally has a radio, alarm, music player, RSS reader, etc. I would love to have one..!! Think about using your refrigerator for different everyday information input and output…

Google IO Extended in Singapore 2011

This year I have registered for the Google IO extended event held in Google HQ in Singapore. There were around 100 – 120 participants and had many fruitful discussions with fellow developers attended. Interestingly, none of them are involving in Android core developments and most of them are application developers. I got the opportunity to present my two fun live wallpapers developed in my leisure time. Check the images as well!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What can and what cannot be computed?

This is an exceptionally valid question for all the researchers in the world, and I think it will be never ending. Computing, literally starts with counting machines (calculators; inspired from the abacus) and look where we are now. How many things we have added to resolve through the power of computing from your daily schedules to space-shuttle programs. However, there remains a plenty of domains to be studied more rigorously and closely to enhance the capabilities. By studying these new and unsolved domains, we may adapt more analog domains into rapidly growing digital world at present. Furthermore, at the same time we are advancing the power and capabilities of computer science too.

To explain clearly let me introduce an example, suppose we could digitize the necessity of sleeping. At the moment, sleeping is an analog action where individual human beings should do to repair their bodies usually during the night time. However, it is proved and believed that the duration of sleeping along with several other factors is affecting one’s body health both mentally and physically. What if we can compute an effective way of sleeping for a particular person by analyzing personal parameters such as body condition, level of stress, dietary behaviors, and the likes? In the future, we could even think of implanting nanomachines (nanobots) to do this efficiently for an effective and healthier life style.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sri Lanka… a place like no other..

The Jade pendant in the Indian Ocean with best performing market in 2010, Sri Lanka… a place like no other..
Just watched this great video about Sri Lanka on Facebook (which posted by a friend of mine) and want to share with you all!! I dont think its worth to explain to you now.. Please watch this video and you ll be amazed!! :) Bet U!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My new uOLED TV… (smile)

After several unsuccessful attempts with PIC16F88, I have managed to build a small and perfect control circuit with PIC18F2620 for 4D system’s uOLED display. I designed a new board with programming pins and a special serial connection to the OLED display. The display can be controlled by sending serial commands to it from PIC. Below are some photos the system with a simple test output. Any ideas to implement, drop me an email... :)