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Snow at mt Charleston – las Vegas on Christmas of 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by meetusinghal on December 30, 2010

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Vegas for you in December ! :)

Posted in Uncategorized by meetusinghal on December 30, 2010

WordPress.org critical update version 3.0.4

Posted in Uncategorized by meetusinghal on December 30, 2010

Keith Thomson: Artist Breaks World Record with 12,090-Rubik’s-Cube Mosaic

Posted in Uncategorized by meetusinghal on December 28, 2010

In October 2009 Toronto-based artist Josh Chalom, 51, first entered the Guinness Book of World Records with a 17-by-8.5-foot depiction of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” rendered entirely in three-inch Rubik’s Cubes–4,050 Rubik’s cubes, to be exact, all “solved.” The piece was a mere coaster compared to Chalom’s latest attempt, a 2,000-pound, 29-by-15-foot rendition of Michelangelo’s “Hand of God” from the Sistine Chapel, incorporating 12,090 cubes. The work debuted at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche arts festival on October 2. Today Chalom announced that he’d received the Guinness team’s official certification of a new world mark.

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Chalom’s “Hand of God” (medium: Rubik’s Cubes
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“Rubik’s Cubism” is nothing new. The three-dimensional puzzle was created in 1974 by Hungarian professor ErnΕ‘ Rubik and transformed into an icon in 1980 by Ideal Toy. As Chalom relates, “People have been creating art with Rubik’s Cubes ever since, beginning with the first kid who took more than two and made a design.” He adds, “I’m just taking it to a new level.”

To reach world-record heights, Chalom faced several challenges, not least of which was the acquisition of material. He ended up buying Chinese Rubik’s Cube knock-offs for about $1 apiece.

Because Rubik’s Cubes offer just six colors — white, red, blue, yellow, orange, and green — Chalom faced difficult artistic choices too. “You couldn’t have Adam looking like he just came out of a tanning salon or God looking too demonic,” he says.

Finding adequate assistance presented still another hurdle. At the traditional source, art schools, the number of students longing for a paid assistant’s gig is usually about the same as the total enrollment figure. But Chalom needed assistants who qualified as “Cubers”–capable of solving the puzzle in 30 seconds or less. “Like anything else you put it out on Craigslist,” the artist says. His most recent “I Pay For You to Play” ad drew 168 respondents in Toronto, ages ranging from nine to 49. For the record-breaking “Hand of God,” Chalom employed eight assistants as well as a project manager and a graphic architect.

The finished piece took 400 hours from drawing board to completion.

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Fortunately for Chalom, the Rubik’s Cube mosaic market doesn’t offer significant competition; the discipline’s only other major players are in France and Japan. Moreover, the market has embraced Chalom. His “Last Supper” sold in the neighborhood of $50,000 to a private collector in Florida. Chalom’s many commissions include a likeness of Eva Longoria utilizing more than 800 cubes — friends gave it to the actor as a gift.

Chalom is currently in discussions with a number of organizations, ranging from museums to casinos, to produce a full reproduction of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, 156-feet long, using more than 250,000 cubes. At the rate he’s progressing, it may just be a matter of time until the rest of St. Peter’s Square is cubed.

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“The Last Supper” and “Eva Longoria” (with subject)

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Follow Keith Thomson on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kqthomson

This article is re blogged from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/keith-thomson/artist-breaks-world-recor_b_80183… . No copy rights intended πŸ™‚

Living close to Heaven :)

Posted in Uncategorized by meetusinghal on December 24, 2010

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The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet

Posted in Uncategorized by meetusinghal on December 23, 2010

most useful websitesAs we quickly approach the dawn of a new year, here are my picks for the 101 most useful websites of the year 2010.

The list primarily highlights the lesser-known or undiscovered websites and misses out all-time favorites like Google Docs, Wikipedia or IMDB that most of us are already aware of.

Useful Websites Worth a Bookmark!

The sites mentioned below, well most of them, solve at least one problem really well and they all have simple web addresses (URLs) that you can easily learn by heart thus saving you a trip to Google.

Also, if you would like to download or print the list, just grab this PDF file.

01. screenr.com – record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube.
02. bounceapp.com – for capturing full length screenshots of web pages.
03. goo.gl – shorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes.
04. untiny.me – find the original URLs that’s hiding behind a short URLs.
05. localti.me – know more than just the local time of a city
06. copypastecharacter.com – copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard.
07. topsy.com – a better search engine for twitter.
08. fb.me/AppStore – search iOS app without launching iTunes.
09. iconfinder.com – the best place to find icons of all sizes.
10. office.com – download templates, clipart and images for your Office documents.
11. woorank.com – everything you wanted to know about a website.
12. virustotal.com – scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses.
13. wolframalpha.com – gets answers directly without searching  – see more wolfram tips.
14. printwhatyoulike.com – print web pages without the clutter.
15. joliprint.com – reformats news articles and blog content as a newspaper.
16. isnsfw.com – when you wish to share a NSFW page but with a warning.
17. e.ggtimer.com – a simple online timer for your daily needs.
18. coralcdn.org – if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN.
19. random.org – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more.
20. mywot.com – check the trust level of any website – example.
21. viewer.zoho.com – Preview PDFs and Presentations directly in the browser.
22. tubemogul.com – simultaneously upload videos to YouTube and other video sites.
23. truveo.com – the best place for searching web videos.
24. scr.im – share you email address online without worrying about spam.
25. spypig.com – now get read receipts for your email.
26. sizeasy.com – visualize and compare the size of any product.
27. whatfontis.com – quickly determine the font name from an image.
28. fontsquirrel.com – a good collection of fonts – free for personal and commercial use.
29. regex.info – find data hidden in your photographs – see more EXIF tools.
30. tineye.com – this is like an online version of Google Googles.
31. iwantmyname.com – helps you search domains across all TLDs.
32. tabbloid.com – your favorite blogs delivered as PDFs.
33. join.me – share you screen with anyone over the web.
34. onlineocr.net – recognize text from scanned PDFs and images – see other OCR tools.
35. flightstats.com – Track flight status at airports worldwide.
36. wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online.
37. pastebin.com – a temporary online clipboard for your text and code snippets.
38. polishmywriting.com – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors.
39. awesomehighlighter.com – easily highlight the important parts of a web page.
40. typewith.me – work on the same document with multiple people.
41. whichdateworks.com – planning an event? find a date that works for all.
42. everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones.
43. warrick.cs.odu.edu – you’ll need this when your bookmarked web pages are deleted.
44. gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online.
45. imo.im – chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place.
46. translate.google.com – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents.
47. youtube.com/leanback – enjoy a never ending stream of YouTube videos in full-screen.
48. similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already.
49. wordle.net – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds.
50. bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
51. kuler.adobe.com – get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs.
52. followupthen.com – setup quick reminders via email itself.
53. lmgtfy.com – when your friends are too lazy to use Google on their own.
54. tempalias.com – generate temporary email aliases, better than disposable email.
55. pdfescape.com – lets you can quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself.
56. faxzero.com – send an online fax for free – see more fax services.
57. feedmyinbox.com – get RSS feeds as an email newsletter.
58. isendr.com – transfer files without uploading to a server.
59. tinychat.com – setup a private chat room in micro-seconds.
60. privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read.
61. flightaware.com – live flight tracking service for airports worldwide.
62. boxoh.com – track the status of any shipment on Google Maps – alternative.
63. chipin.com – when you need to raise funds online for an event or a cause.
64. downforeveryoneorjustme.com – find if your favorite website is offline or not?
65. example.com – this website can be used as an example in documentation.
66. whoishostingthis.com – find the web host of any website.
67. google.com/history – found something on Google but can’t remember it now?
68. errorlevelanalysis.com – find whether a photo is real or a photoshopped one.
69. google.com/dictionary – get word meanings, pronunciations and usage examples.
70. urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slangs and informal words.
71. seatguru.com – consult this site before choosing a seat for your next flight.
72. sxc.hu – download stock images absolutely free.
73. imo.im – chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place.
74. wobzip.org – unzip your compressed files online.
75. vocaroo.com – record your voice with a click.
76. scribblemaps.com – create custom Google Maps easily.
77. buzzfeed.com – never miss another Internet meme or viral video.
78. alertful.com – quickly setup email reminders for important events.
79. encrypted.google.com – prevent your ISP and boss from reading your search queries.
80. formspring.me – you can ask or answer personal questions here.
81. snopes.com – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam.
82. typingweb.com – master touch-typing with these practice sessions.
83. mailvu.com – send video emails to anyone using your web cam.
84. ge.tt – quickly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading.
85. timerime.com – create timelines with audio, video and images.
86. stupeflix.com – make a movie out of your images, audio and video clips.
87. aviary.com/myna – an online audio editor that lets record, and remix audio clips online.
88. noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online (review).
89. disposablewebpage.com – create a temporary web page that self-destruct.
90. namemytune.com – when you need to find the name of a song.
91. homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
92. snapask.com – use email on your phone to find sports scores, read Wikipedia, etc.
93. teuxdeux.com – a beautiful to-do app that looks like your paper dairy.
94. livestream.com – broadcast events live over the web, including your desktop screen.
95. bing.com/images – automatically find perfectly-sized wallpapers for mobiles.
96. historio.us – preserve complete web pages with all the formatting.
97. dabbleboard.com – your virtual whiteboard.
98. whisperbot.com – send an email without using your own account.
99. sumopaint.com – an excellent layer-based online image editor.
100. lovelycharts.com – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.
101. nutshellmail.com – Get your Facebook and Twitter streams in your inbox.

This is an awesome list consolidated by Amit Agarwal of Digital Inspiration! Love it!

Use Filter Feed feature on Facebook now with ease!

Posted in Uncategorized by meetusinghal on December 21, 2010

Use this arrow to filter your Friends Lists now!

Some hot links on Facebook | Tech and new media blog by MeeTu Singhal

Posted in Uncategorized by meetusinghal on December 15, 2010
This post have several links that is visible only when you are logged into your facebook account.  Please log into your facebook if you are not already and then come back to read this post.
  1. First things first , how to stay safe on Facebook, click here for the safety guide
  2. Official Facebook Engineering Page
  3. Official Facebook Page
  4. Official Known issues on facebook Page . Updates about known bugs and issues within facebook . You can report bugs from this page as well.
  5. People directory on Facebook
  6. Page directory on Facebook
  7. Applications directory on Facebook
  8. Groups directory on Facebook
  9. Facebook official blog
  10. Facebook Developers’ blog – All the Geeky stuff ! :-)
  11. Facebook Developers’ site home page – More geeky stuff :-)
  12. Official Facebook platform showcase –  ( check how open graph is implemented on world’s best sites )
  13. Official Preferred Developer Consultants directory –  hire or use the free tools from these organizations for your website/s
  14. Get BADGES for your profile, pages, Albums, and Like Badge( for the pages that you like ) from here . For pages that you are admin of you can get the badges here
  15. If you want to get a like box for your website ( it is a great way to make your website visitor like your facebook page without leaving your website ) Go for it now! β€”  . I even did a how to video on this that you can check out here.
  16. Select a username for your profile or your fanpage if you have not already. You need to have minimum 25 likers before you become eligible to choose an alias.
  17. There is whole Forum Dedicated to Facebook support . Of course this is run by FB users themselves. Give and get help here . This is serious job , you can see the top contributors here .
  18. And Finally if you think that Facebook should hire you then here is the place for  you
  19. All the above did not make any sense ? New to Facebook?  Get started here

Note: facebook may change the URLs of these info elements anytime. If you find any links broken or missing please report the same to me by placing your observation in the comments. Thanks for reading! Happy Clicking !

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Facebook Notifications Goofing up :)

Posted in Uncategorized by meetusinghal on December 15, 2010

This happened to me a while back. Β See the sequence of notifications that is all messed up!!!

YouTube Trends Dashboard

Posted in Uncategorized by meetusinghal on December 13, 2010

Have you tried #youtube #trendsDashboard yet ?

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