Tuesday, October 21, 2008

..an attempt to define the abstract


Not much's been written about it... but then web's a huge sea. Needless to say that my search strings over the web r kind of weired and times; i think its the strive for findin the fluff n ignoring the stuff.

Some months back i stumbled on to this website when i made a typo in the spelling of "retriever"(i typed: retrievr), found it really cool bookmarked it and forgot about it... http://labs.systemone.at/retrievr/

In short:
Retrievr provides u a very basic, light wait, paint brush type of a flash based, sketch pad. U draw using 4 dot sizes pick up the custom color and it runs a query in Flickr to find really cool pictures.

Flickr (mark the spelling) is an online album mgnt portal, where you can upload and maintain you pictures. btw: Flickr's awesome



Its fun to draw something really abstract and see what results it provides you. M posting my example and my expectation was a blue sky and green water. Its not always tht you will get good results. Actually the indexing is not based on images its more as a pattern of colors that the algorithm is percieving. There is nothing image/text recogniton kind of a thing with this project. You draw the abstract and you get sometimes really stunning results. At one instance I drew a black horizontal line on top and a grey vertical line in middle and the results were several monochrome image with a man standing and black clouds hovering o'er him... 

Play around its awesome : 
Just in case you forget the link type retrievr in google and the first link is to the project.

Monday, October 13, 2008

...booted suited stick in hand...


...dog behind are called Gentlemen

Just like your pick of shoes, neck wear reflects your taste too. Well i think proposing this axiom is not justice lets take it as my opinion.

I find girls more appealing in a smartly knotted woolen or satin scarf... scarfs look smart, cravats look sexy. But when it comes to men it is indeed one of a very challenging picks, from color to pattern to knot to fabric. Picking up a neckwear is not easy for men... i have always spend more time finding that tie, cravat/ascot then my formal jacket. Yeah when it comes to spice it a bit I prefer an ascot or cravat and ofcourse now n then this deviance is necessary, not to mention how well it goes with a 3 piece.

Alas havent got a chance to wear a cravat in a while... but my love for them has never deteroriated. I am one of those proud men(call me lad) who find pleasure in giving pleates to cravat. Unfortunately they are not in fashion among Yankees and I love Brits for this. My perfect non casual evening in Downing street goes with a shirt, cravat, v-kneck sweater, blue jeans and casual shoes.

Dad taught me about cravat and it suits him. I still value the used silk that he gave me off his collar and taught me to carry it. Will never forget the words "feel its class before you pleat it... its not a costume son"

My temptation to step over the board and wear that smooth dark outlandish silky cravat is never going away and will wear it again some time.

Friday, October 10, 2008

..Not d Same old Bastard

.. and today contradicting his friends view Bastard declares that he has changed. With a stern denial of the statement "Same old Bastard" he accepts he is not the same... the question remains open ended change for the better or for the worse. Well thats a drift may be a change for his own survival in society.

Today bastard is embarassed to hug an old fren of same sex who he meets after ages... and today bastard is embarassed if a man winks at him asking him to act like an ignorant... where did the feeling of brotherhood and once own country's success go. Outsourcing that was also justfied for him is no more justified. It scares him n he curses the system and doesnt mind his own brothers deprived of jobs as far as his own ass is secured.

Is an answer; things change so do people... is the answer charity begins at home enough to justify him or is it a sign of his own identity being retarded...!!!

Rightly said: Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

and I am not frightened of dying....

.....any time will do, i
Dont mind. why should I be frightened of dying? 
Theres no reason for it, youve gotta go sometime.
i never said I was frightened of dying....

A hymn like track none other then 1973 “The Great Gig in the Sky”  yeah the solo song composer n writer the legendry keyboard player of Pink Floyd none other then Richard Wright passed last month(Sept 15th  at 65).  In David Gilmour’s words: “In the welter of arguments about who or what was Pink Floyd, Rick’s enormous input was frequently forgotten. He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognized Pink Floyd sound.”

Rains pouring down for past 48 hrs, this fuming mug of coffee is like a smoke machine on a live Floyd’s show and Division Bell playin at its best left me gloomy in the remembrance of RickWright. 2 yrs back Syd Barret(another founder of Floyd) died and this yr its Rick. The core of PinkFloyd’s is now a history with David Gilmour still givin a ray to happiness n peace with his style along with Nick Mason.

Rick had that style of playing those monumental hymns from his keyboard those somber tunes from his fingers. He had his own musical abstract presence on the stage where he not only contributed with keyboard n vocals but also his unique eerie effect. Astronomy Domine, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn will always be remembered n played endlessly by all the fans round the globe.

I will never forget when I watched the recordings Live 8 Reunion London concert where the original Floyd’s reunited in 2005 and shared that unforgettable moment n  hug in 24 years… I wish I could have attended that I wish I was a part of it….

May your soul rest in peace…  u’ll always be remembered and loved as a Floyd...