Sunday, December 20, 2009

Avatar the must watch movie of life

I have been tracking the Avatar's progress for one reason -- James Cameron, the director of Terminator and Titanic and he was telling that he has been waiting for 15 years for technology to mature. What else you want? This is must watch movie obviously. I wanted to watch in 3D and yes I did it and I just lost in Pandora -- the planet where human invaded and trying to get the precious element. Story, well, you never need one for such a visual treats. You need to watch, watch, watch so many times to enjoy the beautify of characters and places. Wow, its spellbound. I watched on normal 3D and planning for IMAX 3D. Thanks Cameron for such a wonderful movie.
These are the items I liked in the first time....
  1. 9 feet tall humanoids which express emotions cleanly on screen
  2. Beautiful forest
  3. Floating mountain and mountain in general
  4. Big huge tree
  5. Glowing things in the nature which is brilliant
and technology which brings above all.

I some how felt the characters and nature in this movie draws me back to Indian epic Ramayana.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Websocket client

I am looking for Websocket client, these are my requirement.
  1. Flash is painful it needs one more server running on port 883 and it will always first hit that port to get the policy file and it is not configurable however it will try to origin port next time to get policy file. What a mess!!! So I don't want Flash based solution.
  2. Java applet --- may be ok and it is also one of the ubiquitous run time and most client machine should have Java installed.
  3. I am targeting just 2 browsers (hmmm... not exactly) IE (7, 8 and 9 -- jus kidding) and Firefox. Is it possible to use proprietary browser API to work around? Safari and Chrome already supports websocket, Safari is expected to support websocket anytime soon.
Please post you comment, if you have any solution in your mind.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Firefox leaning towards Microsoft

It is well known that Google is contributing 70-80% of the Firefox's revenue but after Chrome browser Firefox became restless. It talked inline with Microsoft about Google's Chrome Frame for IE here is more. Firefox also talked about Bing and telling it is better in terms of handling privacy. Firefox also started slowing down some of the new Html5 features like Websocket and other form elements. Websocket has been completed and lying at the whim of review board. It shows symptom of IE team and leaning towards MS side. Will Firefox be bought over by MS? May be atleast we can expect some movement from Firefox towards MS, smells like MS is enemy of Google and for Firefox?

Friday, December 11, 2009

Erlang Websocket on Mochiweb

After long sleepless night and past two days of continuous work, able to run Websocket on Mochiweb. This is going to be checked into Erlwebsockserver. I really welcome folks to try out on Google Chrome which is the only Browser, apart from Firefox --- which has Websocket in its trunk waiting for review borads blessing.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Google and it's DNS

Google public DNS
Google is known for making things (read web) fast. It tried with Google Chrome and it worked well. It’s minimalistic design in it’s various application also helps its peculiar but good indent of making web fast. Today I came to know about its public DNS, it good idea. I configured my Macbook to Google public DNS ( & after that I try to ping google itself to seek out how quick their domain name service. Before the google DNS, my ping latency was 27-35 msec, after I changed to goole DNS it became 80-120 msec. There are other factors which influence the ping latency basically I can’t trust AT&T’s U-Verse connection. I had many a times issue with slow speed and latency in the past. These are the minor thing but my major point of this posting is “How Google is going to exploit its DNS service?”,
Here is what I think,
Google is going to track which site user is actually visiting by logging DNS resolution request
It was initially the search being tracked, I once talked about URL is dead, but people still used to go to site which they frequent every day like twitter/facebook/yahoo etc and it also gives google opportunity to track everything. Yes everything and it is “the” data which is precious element to target adds and augment their application
On the otherside,
Google can identify fishing site and warn user
Track the profile of the web site and rank it based on multiple factors
Track the information which user is hunting through visiting the website
Can provide tiny url kind of service easily
It can provide application developed on google cloud (google app engine) a public access through its DNS and make cost effective etc
So Google is everywhere.