Sunday, October 28, 2007

OS X Leopard and IPhone Touch

I had a firsthand feel of the new OS from Apple and IPhone touch interface during a visit to apple exclusive showroom. The store called Imagine and is located in Ad Labs mall in Kalayani nagar in Pune. The IPhone  on demo had access to a working Wi-Fi connection that made it possible to check the Safari web browser and the you tube video feature. I was also pleasantly surprised to seethe latest Mac OS which the sure guys had just installed on a big screen Mac. Could also check out other products from Apple, and overall it was a fun experience. This was the first time I ever visited an apple exclusive showroom and frankly I was impressed with the way the store guys allowed to experiment with everything there on display. Only my friend had to pay a price to get in there - Rs. 10 for parking! ...and i am still to get over the hangover of using the Touch interface ;)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Trying to capture moon




After a long time had some stint with photography. These shots were taken during 25/26 th night. I attached my small telescope's (30x magnification) eyepiece to camera lens (with another 3x magnification) to get these photos. Are not really good ones as there is lot of chromatic aberration in these images - Must learn how to correct these. In the last photo there is a strange black spot, that kept on moving in my subsequent shots... looks like some moon satellite ;)




One more kind of spider found in Pune University campus.

Friday, October 12, 2007

MeTA Studio update

Update to MeTA Studio is now available with the usual assortment of bug fixes and a few new feature additions. Most notable of the addition is ability to do function interrogation by mouse click when u visualize a scalar field.

I am also formally starting the Issue tracking list at where you can post Bugs, Issues and Suggestions about MeTA Studio interface and its APIs.

The new version can be downloaded from the usual place at: