Wednesday, November 30, 2005
ரெடியா?? ரெடி.. OK...ஜூட்!!!
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
எப்படி இருந்தவரு...இப்படி ஆயிட்டாரு..
Monday, November 28, 2005
இது எப்படி இருக்கு?
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Dancer Fat Kid
Thaga Thaga Thaga
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Autumn Leaves Kaleidoscope
Friday, November 25, 2005
The Saga Continues...
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Search in Hyderabad
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
22nd November 2005 (Part II)
22nd November 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
Sunday, November 20, 2005
I am a WIZARD
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Macromedia MAX 2005
MAX was the place to learn about Studio 8 from the expert team that created it. It was also the place to hear about the newly released Flex 2 and to learn about the rich internet applications that are being built with the Flash Platform. From this year's release of the powerful ColdFusion MX 7 to the latest release of the Flash Player, MAX attendees saw the latest and greatest that Macromedia has to offer.This was one hell of a good show. Flash is the software for making websites, and for mobile interfaces. I realised how much of the internet I was missing after attendin this show. The first person to impress me was Drew Trujilo or affectionately known as Dr. Woohoo. His presentation on 'In The Mod- Color Analytics' was awesome. You have gotta check out his color palettes. Another presenter was Mario Klingemann. Ever heard of a Internet driven VJ system? You have it right on Klingemann's site. This is really a wonderful tool for anyone who needs a little eye-candy, or who aspires to be a little creative while surfing on the net. And moving on to Yugo Nakamura. This guys's creations are amazing. I mean, who would have thought that you could have built such interactive sites? Please go to AmazType. And I say please, because, then you would forget the boring way search engines churn out the results. I think it is appropriate to end of this blog with one of Nakamura's quotes;
'Fly by Night' Video Challenge 2005
Make the video you have always wanted to make in one weekend. The Fly By Night Video Challenge is a weekend of mayhem and magic.
Fly By Night is a different kind of competition that encourages creativity, absurdity and spontaneity. The theme of the competition is announced on Friday night and the race begins. Participants then spend the next 48 hours creating their own films. Entries are screened on the Sunday after submission.
Ten films selected by the judges receive S$300 in prize money each. The judges’ decision is based on the creators’ ability to make the most interesting work with limited time and money. The Judges’ Choice will be announced ‘live’ on the Sunday night itself.
Past entries have gone on to be screened at the Thai Short Film Festival, Minikino (Indonesia), Pusan Asian Short Film Festival and 3rd Frame Film Festival. Fly By Night alumnae include filmmakers Yee Chang Kang, Ellery Ngiam, Tania Sng and Victric Thng.
This is the first year I am participating in the Video Challenge. My team members include Daniel, Muru, Hassan, Siva. Daniel and Muru both participated in the video challenge in the first year (2003) and got into the top 8. So this will be their 2nd time participating.
The title this year was really weird. It was ' ^#&$*)' Yeah thats what it is. Maybe I'll tell you what we did for the video, after the results are announced, but it was truly exciting coming up with ideas, shooting, and editing in less than 48 hours. Nothing like I have done before. The motivation for me this year, is not really the top 10 prize, but rather the viewers choice prize, which is an AVID editing system.Oh yes, PANASONIC and AVID are the official tech sponsors, so we got some freebies from AVID, like a beautiful note pad, a phone lanyard, and a black T-shirt with AVID and PANASONIC printed at the back, with of course the FLY BY NIGHT logo. We finished our editing at about 2 am today morning, and the submission is from 11am to 1pm. Screening starts from 3..and will probably last until say 9, because this year, there are supposedly 50 over entries. Hope we win something, but even if we don't it will be fun to watch all the screenings, and it was truly an enriching experience just participating in the challenge. It enabled me to understand the FCP system better, for one thing. Thanks to all those who have helped in making our video possible. Thanks Norman for you Camera, and Daniel, you were an excellent sport.
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Muru's Deepavali Gathering
Friday, November 04, 2005
Chatrapathi - Sentimental Shivaji
The Truth about Lying...
Compulsive Lying: Overview
(the content below is not from the book)
There are a number of reasons that people lie. The first is fear. This is the most common reason that people may lie, and they are taking shelter from a perceived punishment. It may be because they know they have done something wrong a single time, in which case it is not compulsive lying. But if they are always in fear of being punished, it may become a habit, which is a second reason for lying. In this case, it may become compulsive lying, which is lying by reflex. Even when confronted by the truth, they insist the lie is the truth in this case. A third case is learning to lie through modeling. When a people see others lie, especially when they get away with it, they may become more prone to lying. Finally, people lie because they feel if they tell the truth they won't get what they want. Thus, out of the main reasons for lying, only lying by habit can truly be called "compulsive lying."
Increased lying has been seen with a number of psychiatric diagnoses such as ADHD and Bipolar Disorder. With ADHD people will often say "I don't know why I did that", and when confronted about why they lied, their answer will be the same. ADHD children also display impulsivity, and they may lie implusively. Bipolar Disorder can be associated with low serotonin levels, which has been implicated in impulsivity, which, as indicated before, makes a person more prone to lie.
Pathological lying, though, can be thought of as being associated with a select few psychiatric diagnoses, which normally have their onset during adolescence. Namely, these are Conduct Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder. In conduct disorder, it is common to seelying, conning people and other forms of deceit. In Antisocial Personality Disorder, there is a pervasive pattern of disregard or the rights of others, and with this, the person with this disorder will often lie to get what they wish – usually money, sex or power.