David Attenborough’s opening narration:
A hundred years ago, there were one and a half billion people on Earth. Now, over six billion crowd our fragile planet. But even so, there are still places barely touched by humanity. This series will take you to the last wildernesses and show you the planet and its wildlife as you have never seen them before.
By far the best documentary I’ve seen till date. Watching it’s 11 episodes brought feelings of wonder, sadness, amazement, fear, excitement, respect and awe. With breathtaking imagery, capturing sounds and stunning cinematography, I cannot recommend watching this enough. (BBC | Wikipedia | Trailer) (Via Rakesh)
Apologies for the delay in reporting this news. The circuit is going to be build in Noida, which is part of the National Capital Region (NCR).
Skyline, child labour, exhibition, pollution, strike, bad crop, Santa and snow.
You’ve probably heard enough about this movie if you’ve been in India for the past month, so this is for those of us not in India. “Saawariya” is, to quote Rohit Nag, “Sony Pictures’ first Bollywood venture, or for that matter any [Hollywood] studio’s.” Its directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali so it’ll definitely be worth checking out. It also marks the male debut of the fifth generation of Kapoors in Bollywood. (Official Site | Apple Trailers | Wikipedia)
37signals’ David Hansson talks about the ways in which open source helps them. Also check out the excellent slides from Souvik’s presentation on an introduction to open source and Sun’s role in the open source community.
Blog about album cover art and its design. Some good ones (read: ones I read about) they’ve posted about - Metallica’s ‘Black’, Coldplay’s ‘X&Y’, Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ and Fatboy Slim’s ‘You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby’. Oh and don’t forget to lookup the meaning of sleevage. (Via SimpleBits)
Souvik Das Gupta speaks out of experience:
One thing that I have learned in the past one month is that college life is more of an adventure than fun. And if one does not agree with, come to Panjab University during the elections.
I’ve been reading Souvik’s (or S.D.G. / “Dada” as we like to call him) blog since its inception and I’ve enjoyed it thoroughly. He wrote a new post about this year’s elections at Panjab University recently which prompted me to go through his archives and make a list of all posts with election stories / experiences because they’re too good to not pass on. So, here’s the list:
Now some of these posts have non-elections content too so skip over that if you’re just looking for the election experiences.
Update: Added “Side-Effects!!”
Scott Stevenson talks about how he used TextMate’s HTML export function to post syntax coloured code on his blog. Let me share my experience with syntax colouring code while we’re at it.
From the TextMate manual:
To the amusement of some and the frustration of others, TextMate currently features only limited printing capabilities.
While I discovered this to my frustration, search for an alternative solution led me to the ‘Create HTML from Document’ set of commands in the TextMate bundle. It does add an extra step if all you want to do is take nice print outs of your code, but I’ve found it to be really useful whenever I need to present code in any medium (by making use of Safari’s ability to preserve formatting of copied text).
Check out the article’s comments for some other suggestions for serving up syntax coloured code online.
The original soundtrack is brilliant, no arguments there. In fact that is what made me buy this one without much doubt, and boy am I glad I did. Its got some beautiful tracks, with ‘Duduk of the North’ being my favourite. Some of the score that was missing from the main album, like in scenes such as the desert journey, going under the carcasses before the first fight etc. is all there. Highly recommended for all soundtrack collectors.
I had one of my most disturbed sleeps after watching the movie last night and I still haven’t fully recovered from it. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not, but its not ranked #28 on IMDB’s Top 250 movies of all time for nothing. (Official site)
I’d come across a statement in a presentation by Cameron Moll:
Good designers redesign. Great designer realign.
This comparison is a great example of the same. (Via Signal vs. Noise)
Superhero showdown contest between Kevin Cornell and Matthew Sutter. (Via Daring Fireball)
Absolutely great news! This is the kind of progress we should be seeing in web technologies.
Transitions are specified using the following properties:
transition–property – What property should animate, e.g., opacity.
transition–duration – How long the transition should last.
transition–timing–function – The timing function for the transition (e.g., linear vs. ease–in vs. a custom cubic bezier function).
transition – A shorthand for all three properties.
Download the latest nightly build and see the animations in action for yourself.