Moved to New Location

We have permanently moved to http://www.mtaram.com/blog

I am thankful to all my readers. It is the support from them that motivated me to keep writing and reach this far. Since last few weeks I have not made much of a progress on this blog as I was working on my website. I will be moving this blog to my own domain shortly, meanwhile the posts will be available at both the locations.

I have been working on my new blog too. I am once again thankful to all my readers and promoters.

Thank you all and keep visiting.

MtaraM (Utkarsh Verma)

The Bird, The Book and The Buzz

twitter+fb=buzz

There were days when I was happy with my phone and email, conversing with my friends and sharing updates of my blogs very frequntly. Then came this new bird on the block. This birdie promised to deliver your updates to several people, sounded cool, so I got a birdie for me. This little birdie was able to carry a small snippet of just 140 charchters but that served the purpose very well. This birdie also helped several url shortners to grow. Indeed the Birdie helped people alot. The Angel Birdie.
This angel had so many hidden powers that other tried to imitate the birdies power as and when these powers became apparent.
First on the line was The Facebook, which had started as a web based yearbook for schools and colleges. They tried to match the birdies features feather by feather and also added in some more colorful feather from Raven of likeness and commenting. They came up with a book which allowed you to write messages in themagical cyber ink and those messages automatically appeared on the pages of your friends books as if by magic… Continue reading

Femtocell

What is a femtocell?

Femtocell diagram

Femtocells are low-power wireless access points that operate in licensed spectrum to connect standard mobile devices to a mobile operator’s network using residential DSL or cable broadband connections.

Why another access device for the home?

Well it’s clear more and more consumers want to use mobile phones in the home, even when there’s a fixed line available. Friends and family usually call a mobile number first, and it’s where messages and contact lists are stored.

However, it is often the case that providing full or even adequate mobile residential coverage is a significant challenge for operators.

From a competitive perspective, femtocells are important because mobile operators need to seize residential minutes from fixed providers, and respond to emerging VoIP and WiFi offerings.

Improving user experience in the home is also essential for reducing churn and gaining marketshare and new revenues. However, high deployment costs ensure that 3G networks rarely extend beyond the regulatory minimum.

Using femtocells solves these problems with a device that employs power and backhaul via the user’s existing resources. It also enables capacity equivalent to a full 3G network sector at very low transmit powers, dramatically increasing battery life of existing phones, without needing to introduce WiFi enabled handsets.

More details available here

Tata Nano Goes Green

India’s Tata Group says it is planning to produce hybrid versions of its Nano, billed as the world’s cheapest car.


Ratan Tata, the chairman of both Tata Group and Tata Motors – the biggest vehicle producer in India – made the comments on a visit to South Korea.

A hybrid vehicle typically uses two or more distinct power sources to move it, usually petrol or diesel and a battery.

Mr Tata also said that low-priced goods would drive sales faster than high-end ones in India.

And he predicted this so-called price revolution would also continue to spread across the world.

The chairman did not provide any further details on the possible launch of cheap hybrid versions.

The Nano, whose basic model costs 100,000 rupees ($2,155; £1,306), was first delivered in India in July this year.

Auto retweet with yahoo pipes

Recently I was provoked by a thought of retweeting a tweet by some particular tweeter automatically, and thus begun my search for such a tool or web app. To my surprice I could not find any instead I stumbled upon how to use yahoo pipes to do that.
The way i did it was as follows
Instead of creating my own pipe from scratch I used clean twitter feed pipe and edited it to my convinience.

Firstly You need to have key word.
I took it as Guykawasaki
so for me the feed url would be
http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=guykawasaki as I wanted to retweet all posts by Guykawasaki

1. Add a fetch feed box and enter the url in it.

2. Next add a Regex boc to filter our the unwanted content based on regular expressions

3. Then add a filter funtion to perform filtering on basis of the above expressions

4. Connect the pipes and you are done.

steps to pipe

Now we goto the properties of the pipe and click run it. Once we are on the results page which looks like this.
link to run

Here what is of important to us is the RSS of this pipe. Clicking it gives us the RSS link of the pipe and we are almost done.

pipe run
Now what we need to do is just use twitterfeed to automatically post the updates to the required twitter account.
If unknown to twitterfeed see how to do it here.

via Mtaram’s Daze

The new moon – Twilight sequel

The “Twilight” sequel scored the third-biggest opening weekend of all time at the North American box office on Sunday, as millions of young women swooned over the complex love triangle involving a high school girl, a vampire and a werewolf.
“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” earned an estimated $140.7 million during its first three days of release across the United States and Canada, closely held distributor Summit Entertainment said, crushing industry expectations.
The record for an opening is $158 million, set last year by the Batman sequel “The Dark Knight.” The 2007 movie “Spider-Man 3″ follows with $151 million. “New Moon” replaced “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” ($136 million) at No. 3.
The vampire romance is well on its way to exceeding the $193 million total of its predecessor, “Twilight,” which was released exactly a year ago.
Summit Entertainment said “New Moon” also set an opening-day record with Friday sales of $72.7 million, surpassing the $67.2 million haul of “The Dark Knight.”
That tally was bolstered by record-breaking midnight sales of $26.3 million. The old mark was set earlier this year by “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” with $22.2 million.

A FEW MORE MEN

The closely held studio said “New Moon” also earned $118.1 million from 25 foreign markets. Data from individual countries were not immediately available.
Exit-polling data in North America indicated that women accounted for 80 percent of the audience and half the audience was under 21. Summit said male moviegoers increased their share by a couple of percentage points, and the new film also brought in a few more older women.
“New Moon” revisits the dangerous romance between high school student Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson).
After falling in love with each other in “Twilight,” Bella and Edward break up in “New Moon.” Bella hooks up with Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), an American Indian who is also a werewolf. Jacob protects Bella, but she still longs for the gentle blood-sucker Edward. Chris Weitz directed the $50 million project.

Reviews were largely scathing, but the franchise is considered critic-proof. Indeed, the stars have become sex symbols whose real-life romances with each other (Stewart and Pattinson) or with country star Taylor Swift (Lautner) have long been gossip-column fodder. Fans lined up outside theaters days before the sequel opened.

The “Twilight” film franchise is based on a series of four novels of the same name by Stephenie Meyer, which her publisher says have sold 85 million copies worldwide. A third film, “The “Twilight” film franchise is based on a series of four novels of the same name by Stephenie Meyer, which her publisher says have sold 85 million copies worldwide. A third film, “Eclipse,” is due in June.

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Twitter now with geotagging

In August Twitter announced that they were working on a new API that would provide developers with the ability to geotag tweets. The Geotagging API is officially available now.


The latest release is unique in that it’s API-only which means you won’t see any changes on twitter.com, yet. Instead, Twitter applications like Birdfeed, Seesmic Web, Foursquare, Gowalla, Twidroid, Twittelator Pro and others are already supporting this new functionality (go try them out now!) in interesting ways that include geotagging your tweets and displaying the location from where a tweet was posted. The added information provides valuable context when reading your friends tweets and allows you to better focus in on local conversations. Now you can find out what live music is playing right now in your neighborhood or what people visiting Checkpoint Charlie are saying today about the anniversary of the Berlin Wall. These are only the beginning and we are really looking forward to seeing the creative uses emerge from the developer community.

It’s important to note geotagging is disabled by default for all users which means you will need to opt-in in order to use it. To activate the new geotagging functionality, go to your Settings page and click “Enable Geotagging”

via Mtaram

All day staring at the ceiling
Making friends with shadows on my wall
All night hearing voices telling me that
I should get some sleep
Because tomorrow might be good
For something
Hold on feeling like I’m heading for a
Break down and I dunno why
I’m not crazy
I’m just a little unwell
I know right now you can’t tell
But stay awhile and maybe then You’ll see
A different side of me
I’m not crazy
I’m just a little impaired
I know right now you don’t care
But soon enough you’re gonna think of me
And how I used to be
Talking to myself in public
And dulging glances on the train
And I know I know that they ‘ve all been talking about me
I can hear their whisper
And it makes me feel that there must be something wrong with me
After all the hours thinking somehow I‘ve lost my mind
I’m not crazy
I’m just a little unwell
I know right now you can’t tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you’ll see
A different side of me
I’m not crazy
I’m just a little impaired
I know right now you don’t care
But soon enough you’re gonna think of me
And how I used to be
I’ve been talking in my sleep
Soon they’ll come to get me
And they’re taking me away
I’m not crazy
I’m just a little unwell
I know right now you can’t tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you’ll see
A different side of me
I’m not crazy
I’m just a little impaired I know
Right now you don’t care
But soon enough you’re gonna think of me
And how I used to be
And how I used to be
How I used to be
I’m just a little lonely
How I used to be
How I used to be
I’m just a little unwell
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