I made a portfolio site at the end of 2011. It had a simple and clean layout but i felt it needed to be updated as it was not responsive to different screen sizes (take a look). Therefore it was hard to use on mobile devices. I did not want to make a specific page for mobile and tablet devices and as Google recommend to use responsive design to develop web pages for mobiles, I thought i would do the same. The newly designed website has a simple and clean layout like before but it is fully responsive.(take a look).
If you wanted to write something in Tamil or any other Asian and Indian languages it is not easy. You would either have to learn a completely new keyboard layout with over 200+ letters or copy and past from Google translate.
Now there is an easy option through the form of Google input tools found here. It uses google transcribe not to be mistaken with translate to transcribe each word after the space key is pressed. Transcribe means if you type mum it will not give you the Tamil translation but if you type amma the pronunciation of the Tamil word for amma, it will produce the Tamil word.
you can switch between both by using changing the keyboard by changing the keyboard in task bar.
Its so easy even my mum uses it. Only if Google added European languages with translation
Update: There is a chrome extension which supports all languages offered by Google translate
It’s been a while I know. With all the assignment and applying for jobs I had to prioritize my time. Now that I have a better phone, I can now use the android WordPress app. So, I have decided to do small quick posts on the go and some pictures maybe instead of time consuming large texts.
I was bored and randomly came across some RC cars so I decided to have some fun. So i strapped my phone on top and started recording. I also discovered with the help of a free android app i could turn the phone in to an ip camera and use the car to spy on people.
I haven’t posted anything on my blog for a while. I was originally due to my exams but as time went on laziness crept in as well as other thing that had a higher priority. I am back, temporarily at least as i am of to Sri Lanka for a month. I will try instagram and tweet while i am there but i can not say the same about blogging so check out my instagram and twitter. Anyway in the time between my last post and this i had become fascinated by the human brain. How it processes information, how it responds to interactions and how much memory it stores. I think it is amazing and one day i hope to create computers that are similar to the human brain.
This is not really a review as such. I first bought the playbook in December when its price was dropped. Before buying the playbook at its original sell price i probably may not have bought it. Even when i did buy it i wasn’t pleased with it. It didn’t have native mail app and it lacked in the number of apps generally. So i wasn’t pleased and decided to use it as a media device. The playbook is perfect for this as its screen size is great to watch movies on long train journeys. However since the release of OS 2, I have changed my mind. My playbook has moved from the background to the foreground. The mail app is great and very useful. There is a sudden insurgence of android apps in the app market. I now use my playbook to check mail, take notes in lectures, take pictures, watch movies, edit presentations and even blogging. That is what i am doing now, This is written on my playbook. All in all the playbook is nothing compared to the ipad 3 or its competitive android device, but however it is much cheaper and very effective for the price.