Wednesday, December 5, 2007


U2 awaits for this new sound

U2 are set to surprise their cool fans and the whole music world with a stark departure from any thing they’ve ever done before this attempt. The Irishmen set up a camp in Morocco earlier in the year to produce some demos with their old cohorts Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. The band were heavily inspired by these sufi singers at a religious music festival in Fez, Morocco, where they had marvelled at the intricate vocal patterns.

The band is currently in the South of France working through two cool albums worth of demos that take in dance, trance and the African influences. Against that musical canvas, its believed the Edge chunders out some rocking guitar will rock the world soon.

The boys agree its unlike anything they’ve done before, as they continue their pioneering musical journey.

Saturday, December 1, 2007


It was just a formality. The audio was released already by the original 'Billa'. Super Star Rajnikanth released the audio on 20th November(shown in picture) in a simple audio release function at his residence.

However, the CDs and cassettes were not released in the markets for sale. The producers arranged for a formal function to mark the formal release of 'Billa 2007' Audio on 26th of November 2007 at Hotel Residence here in Chennai.

The function was short and sweet. Ajith (the hero), Yuvan Shankar Raja (music director), Raguman (villain probably), and Vishnu Vardhan (director) shared a few words with the media persons.

Vishnu showed great confidence about the outcome of the movie and attributed the result to the entire team that worked for the film. The re-made film was shot in Malaysia to give it a fresh look.

Ajith was shinning in black suit, looked smart. He thanked everyone and said that he had said everything he wanted to tell in the press meet he organized last week. He requested the media persons to ask questions if needed. But none had any doubts in their mind.

The sensational young musician Yuvan was wearing a cap. For him, the experience of working with Vishnu, his school mate, was a fun.

Prabhu, who has donned an important role in the movie, delivered a relatively longer speech. He went about explaining how the entire team was working for the movie. He praised producer Suresh for his dignified conduction. Prabhu heaped laurels on Ajith and described him as an amiable and kind person in the film industry. It was a delight to work with Ajith, he said.

Producer L. L Anandha Suresh, who coordinated the function, thanked everyone for their fullest involvement in the venture. He particularly thanked Rajinikanth for granting permission to remake his movie. He also thanked the media for the importance given to the film right from the beginning.

Earlier, the sleek and stylish trailer was screened. A reporter asked for “once more” and the organizers obliged. The audio has been brought out by Ayngaran Internationals. Karunas of Ayngaran Internationals was also present on the occasion.


Philips exposed us to some of the future gizmos and gadgets in its "sense and simplicity" show. It focused on emerging technology which took a giant leap towards the future. Philips first introduced "Window" with the ability the control the inflow of light and many other features. The window was stylish and sleek in its appearance. Its special feature is that you control the amount of light and even the colour of it by just waving your hand. It's quiet simple as it may sound. All you have to do is to wave your hand from right to left to decrease the intensity of light and the other way round to brighten the room. To make it more lively, there will be some extra dark leaves spreading out of your window to darken the light and when you wave back, they will disappear.
The colour of light entering through your window can be changed by just waving your hand vertically. It has different shades with different illuminations based on your hand movement. This type of windows is mainly used in hotels. These windows also have the ability to refresh you when you are tired. When you check into the room and sit beside your window, blue light will be emanating from it to relax you and make you regain your lost energy. After sometime white light spreads throughout the window to rejuvenate you.

Philips also show-cased the future of medical technology. It unveiled a new blanket which could produce 4D images of an unborn baby in a mother's womb. The patient's heart beat, blood pressure and body temprature can be monitored using this blanket. Also, the doctor can get a full view of patient's X-rayed body or 4D view of any internal organs of the patient. Doctor will have a wall-like screen in which the patient's details will be displayed. He will just login by using his hand's finger-prints and can analyze the patient's status. The equipment is also capable of maintaining ambient room temperature for the patient and also can suggest ideal wake-up time for the patient. The patient can communicate with the people in his house through a wall that is brightly illuminated which is along his bed side. The blanket also alerts the nurse or doctor regarding any abnormalities in the patient's condition.
So we will be getting them in a few years from now, though the critics are questioning about its credibility. Let's hope we get more innovative and good, simple things from Philips


Well I should have known that I couldn't stay away forever!

Since I got back to the UK I've spent a couple of months working for BAS in Cambridge, setting up some computers which are being sent to Halley next summer. While I was there I found about a job for the Halley VI Project Team, which involves coordinating the move of the science experiments from the old base to Halley VI, the new base which is being built over the next few years to replace the current station.

I applied, and yesterday I found out that I got the job! That means that I'll be heading back to Halley for the next four Antarctic summers, and working in Cambridge the rest of the time.

As for this website, I'm not sure yet that I'm going to return to posting all year round (I just can't see that the day-to-day office life will be that interesting), but I do think I'll be continuing it in some shape or form over the coming months.


"The Lost City of the Incas"
Machu Picchu is above The Urubamba Valley in Peru, and was voted as one of New Open World Corporation's New Seven Wonders of the World. Machu Picchu is the biggest, and most beautiful of ancient construction.

let you know about Machu Picchu's history and more information at
Machu Picchu in wikipedia and

and the last picture below, is an amazing photograph from
It is a Machu Picchu face .


The following shots are all of moving subjects where the photographer has made the choice to set their camera to capture the movement as blur rather than freezing it.


First I need to say that this post is not more hype about Apple and the iPhone and iPod touch,
although they are both incredible gadgets.

As a web designer developer who specialises is css, accessibility and cross-bowser compatibility, its important for me to test websites on as many different browsers and platforms as is possible - this being just the latest and the greatest!

With Apple’s Safari browser built in the whole website viewing experience is not like other mobile devices but much more akin to using you laptop. The rendering is fantastic and with no real difference to Safari on a normal Mac apart from the absence of the flash plug in. Which is another good reason not to use much flash on a website and certainly not for navigation!
I'm pleased to report that all websites built by 939 Design perform and display as they should and do in the Safari browser.


Building Design Architects are a progressive and award-winning architectural practice with state-of-the-art facilities right in the heart of the historic market town of Beverley. They employ a multi-disciplined team of talented individuals with a wide industry experience and up-to-the-minute skills, enabling them to create cutting edge designs that truly enhance where we live and where we work. 939 Design designed and developed this project with BDA.