Melbourne Sky
Canon EOS 300D | 22.0mm | 1/4000s | f/4.0 | ISO 200 | Flash Off EXIF

Blue all around!

Introducing LinkedList – add life to your blogrolls. Would've posted earlier but getting the LinkedList site together took longer than expected. Thanks a lot Rashmi for your precious feedback, Rohit Nag for helping me test it and Varenya for going through the website.

Four days to WWDC, ten days to my first exam and 43 days to the Deathly Hallows.

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Tarun said.. Reply

Beautiful pic prateek, really captured the tranquility and serenity which shows in the pic, dude u have improved a lot and also ur locations(another imp. factor).

Tarun said.. Reply

The position of the two ducks and the two helicopters has also come out brilliant, beautiful, lol.

Rashmi said.. Reply

Anytime. My pleasure. :)
Nice pic.. Where'd you take it from?
43 days..hmm enough time to re-read all the books twice atleast. ;)
And Good luck with your exams!

Rashmi said.. Reply

Damn cool identity verification!!! :)

Nag said.. Reply

huh... rashmi gets a thanks... and bloody i sit down in middle of an exam to test ur code and nothing for me!!!.... wat d hell is dat!! how incosiderate r u!! fine!!
the pic sucks!!

Rungta said.. Reply

Woops. Sorry about that Nag. I'd forgotten about that earlier testing you'd done. Updated my post. Hope you'll forgive the error!

Rungta said.. Reply

You're right Tarun, locations are very important!

This one was shot at Albert Park.

Rungta said.. Reply

Ah yes Rashmi, the 'humanity check'. Forgot to mention that in my post. Its a necessary evil since I'd started getting spam on my blog! Anyway, I wanted to do something different rather than make you type random letters so this is what I came up with.

Aditya said.. Reply

Wooho, like this thing so much better than the captchas.
Nice pic too.
Hmmm no one counting hours yet for HP DH?

The linked list system is very impressive. Nice work, lets see if we can spread this around? Do other scripts similar in utility exist? Though I think that you overdid the page, it seems too bling bling.

Wordpress would not let me put it up though. It hates java script.

Rungta said.. Reply

I think that you overdid the page, it seems too bling bling.

Ah...I was scared about the same thing - overdoing it. Glad you pointed out - will see what I can remove.
As for similar scripts, I doubt it although you can never know for sure with these things.

Hmmm no one counting hours yet for HP DH?

My dashboard widget is!

Rungta said.. Reply

I had no clue WordPress doesn't allow javascript. Bummer!

Aditya said.. Reply

Yup, check it out here .
Am going to get the widget as soon as my friend sends me my battery and the charger for the MBP from Dubai (Long story)

Rungta said.. Reply

Yeah that's the page I visited before posting my comment.
Your MBP's battery and charger in Dubai and you in India...can imagine its a long story!

Abhishek said.. Reply

Photo is great as usual, so is LinkedList.

Ah, Google Feeds API. Never bothered to look at it before. Came in front of my eyes so many times but I just ignored it.

Wordpress doesn't hate javascript, it actually loves it. You need to host it on your own server to add any code though.

There are no such restrictions on blogger(even if there were any restrictions, they would still have allowed the feeds API).

Abhishek said.. Reply

I used your spam prevention method on revieware a few months ago. Mine technique was somehow flawed. I gave users math problems like 2 + 2 = _. Somehow the spam just managed to come through.

Still better would be to use the PHP to image engine to prevent bots from reading text. They aren't yet smart to handle images.

Abhishek said.. Reply

*My technique

Rungta said.. Reply

I use a little help from Javascript as well in preventing spam but I'm definitely not saying that my system is completely fool proof. I haven't been getting any spam since I did put it in place though. If the bots become cleverer and get around my system then there's always the image CAPTCHA (like the one you mentioned) to fall back to.

Abhishek said.. Reply

The regular image captcha isn't fool proof. But using your method with images instead of text will definitely be extremely fool proof.

Rungta said.. Reply

Yeah I know it isn't absolutely fool proof. I was reading about it at CMU's captcha research site – was interesting.

Varenya said.. Reply

Melbourne sky is cooool...

Anchal said.. Reply

Pretty picture! All your pics which include specifically the sky and/or water are amongst my favorites.

Rungta said.. Reply

Thanks! Water is definitely one of my favourite subjects and the sky isn't far behind either although I feel I've got a lot more to learn about capturing the heavens.

Btw Anchal, you haven't updated in a while... I enjoy your posts too!

Souvik Das Gupta said.. Reply

nice picture. both similar and dissimilar to the different skyline pictures eg the new york skyline

sourima7 said.. Reply

i love this one!!

Rungta said.. Reply

'sourima7' - Not that I have a problem with 7 but you do know that by 'name' I don't mean your username / email id right?