Posts Tagged ‘fun’

This is how you chill

December 12, 2012

A day when you leave home in the morning without taking your wallet. You also forget to take the access card that opens the doors at work. You need to ask someone to open the door each time you get up from your place. And they have locks for everything: parking, canteen, coffee/drinking water kiosk, etc. Even if to go toilet, you need to ask someone to open the door. You don’t even notice that you’ve forgotten the wallet until you pick up some snacks for breakfast. So kind of the shopman to allow credit. You somehow manage the day. Finally, you bike for home. You don’t remember exactly when you had filled petrol. You know that it’s on reserve. You devise a plan. Bike runs dry. You leave it at the nearest parking place. Fortunately, it’s within few meters. And you start walking. It’s your favorite hobby. Ekla chalo re… You start GPS (such a geek you are)! You have fun waking, as always. You get a call. One more reasons to live. You explain the other person how the ancient Indian mathematicians wrote big numbers, like value of pi up to 17 decimal, in shlokas. Your life is wonderful. You walk. You reach home. You no more care about the bike. You can even pick it in the morning while you go office tomorrow. It’s just 1.42 km away (geek!). You walk out and walk in opposite direction of where you had left the bike. You come at a street food place. You order for fried rice and check in on foursquare (geek). You start writing a blog while you wait for your order, and here it comes. This is how you chill your evening.

Fun with SVGs

September 29, 2012

What if I tell you people create and edit image files in notepad?  Doesn’t it sound unbelievable, and so interesting? So it is!  Try this example.  Copy-paste the following code in the notepad.

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Save the notepad file with an extension .svg (make sure it is not .txt, the default notepad format). Close the file, and open it with a modern browser.  This is what you wound get.  And the best thing about SVGs is it can be zoomed at whatever level without any loss of quality.  Click on the image below and zoom it to infinity 🙂

This is what you would get!

This is what you would get!

Isn’t it interesting?  And there is a lot more to learn 🙂