Original TV Plot II – Aryans

Aryans – Episode 1

Weather: Heavy rains with lightning and thunder
Date: December 21, 2011 (around 11:00 PM )
Location: A military confinement unit in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, outside Port Blair, hidden by the forest.

Scene opens with lightning and thunder in the sky, along with heavy torrential rain. There are guards patrolling the area with watchdogs and flashlights, on top of 4 large watchtowers on the four corners of the penitentiary unit. A military helicopter lands inside the compound. A person in a long overcoat,boots and a hat covering his face comes out and enters the main building. Only his silhouette can be seen.

Flash of lightning

Scene shifts to a dark cell, deep underground the main building. The outline of a man sitting on his bunk can be seen. From the outline it can be seen that the man is a tall person, with a muscular body. He is wearing the white striped shirt often worn by prison inmates in Indian prisons.Occasional lightning lights up the cell. There is a very small ventilation window on the top of a wall directly opposite the prison cell door.Water is trickling down from there.

Footsteps of a guard seem to be becoming louder and louder. Light from the guard’s torch fills up the path between the adjacent prison cells. The guard stops in front of the prison door.Shines the light inside the cell onto the man.

GUARD 1: You there! Wake up! The warden has called you. There is someone here to see you. Get up and keep up you hands behind your head.

 

The man gets up. Keeps his hands behind his head and stands away from the cell door. The guard then opens the door and signals the man to come out with his hands still behind his head and walk ahead. The man then walks ahead with the guard pointing a gun at him, walking behind. They walked through a long narrow corridor which was dimply lit with a few light bulbs. Trickling of rain water could be heard in the background, with flashes of lightning.

Climb a couple of stairs and then reach a door. The door is being guarded by two armed guards.

GUARD2 (to guard 1): That would be all. We will take care of him from now onwards.

GUARD1: Be careful! He’s a clever and strong bastard. (smiles and goes away)

CONVICT: (grins) Now will you get this done quickly or do you want me give you a little hand

 

The guard’s smile fades away and then he opens up the door while the other guard shoves the man inside.Inside the small room is a table in the centre with a few papers and two mugs with hot coffee in them.There are two chairs and the person with the long overcoat and hat can be seen standing in one corner of the dimly lit room.

The convict sits on the chair.

MYSTERIOUS PERSON: Tomorrow morning someone is going to be hanged in this prison, another promising life lost….do you know who is that person?

CONVICT: Ah! That would be me Your Royal Highness. (he said cheerfully). (Modd changes to one of extreme serious) Now if you stop bothering me with ridiculus questions, I will be leaving to prepare for my last sleep.

 

Saying this he gets up, but the mysterious person signals him to sit. The he says:

MYSTERIOUS PERSON: I don’t like bullshitting. So cutting to the chase, I right now have the complete authority to make the decision of your life or death. But since I am in such a cheerful mood today, I will give this power to you.

CONVICT: HAHAHAHA (loud laugh) life’s irony at its best.What do you want me to do instead Mister?

MYSTERIOUS PERSON: I know what happened back then…..

 

Scenes flashback for the convict of the day when he shot down his superior

… and so I would like to give you the oppurtunity to serve your country, your motherland once more.Tell me CONVICT, do you still have it in you to kill or be killed for your motherland?

Original TV Plot I – Aryans

Aryans – Character Profile

Character name: #1  Main Old Guy
Age:   (Actual) 462 human years     (Visible) 30-35 years
Eye Color:  blue

Appearance: Custom. Long black hair(which is tied into a choti),rough square faced with slight beard and a pointy moustache.wears glasses,round gandhiji types and wears gloves on his hands. NO scars and things on face.Perfectly smooth skin (where ever exposed) Yellowish dirty looking short Kurta. Dark brown leather pants and dirty black boots. Long brown overcoat and a hat. smokes a pipe always

Background: Came to India with the Mughals.Scholar in medicine,astronomy and earth sciences.Special interest in Vedas and Puranas resulted him in learning Yoga. This allowed him to control and master cell regeneration in his body, thus preventing aging of his body.

 

Character name: #2 Main Muscle Guy
Age: (Actual) 29 human years
Eye Color: black-brown

Appearance: Jeans.Tight Black t-shirt. sunglasses. cigarette. moustache. sports shoes.Extremely short brown hair like the hero in Duke Nukem game. Face is extremely charming with boyish looks but hardened due to prison time he spent.little pointy and curved on top and sides.Has a tattoo running across his back, black crossed swords from the logo of Indian Army.

Background: Member of the special intelligence task force.Had had killed a superior officer during an infiltration.Refused to plead innocent during his court martial.Had lots of secret govt information, thus imprisoned in a military confinement in a secret location for the rest of his life.

Dabbling with Raspberry Pi

I was trying to get my hands on a Raspberry Pi since last year but ordering it via Element 14 (ex. Farnell) – Link to buy online – seemed like it would take ages! So last week I went to the IT Show @ Expo and found a small shop selling new Raspberry Pi Model B at S$ 59 !

My Setup

  • 1 Raspberry Pi Model B
  • 1 Keyboard & Mouse
  • 1 60″ Samsung TV with HDMI port
  • 1 Samsung Galaxy S2 mobile charger
  • 1 LAN wire to connect to the router

Guide to setup the Pi

Official Guide from Raspberry Pi Org!

Some extra comments:

Edit the raspi-config (sudo raspi-config)

  1. Enabled expand_rootfs. This helps to use your SD card’s full space (if you are using NOOBS.zip then this option is enabled by Default)
  2. Disabled overscan (allows full HDMI display)
  3. Set configure_keyboard (Set Timezone to your local timezone, set keyboard layout to Generic 105 US Layout or UK layout  and ensure the encoding is UTF-8)
  4. Set change_pass (sets new password for the root user ‘pi’)
  5. Enabled ssh
  6. Enabled boot_behaviour (in order to boot to startx server or LXDE desktop directly)

Voila! The raspberry pi is now live and running!

So, what to do next?

The first thing I did is run 2 commands to update my libraries and utilities – sudo apt-get install update & sudo apt-get install upgrade

The next thing I did is get my Raspberry Pi online!

  1. Created a new directly called “RaspberryPi” and put a index.html file inside it.
  2. Then. ran the following command : python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8080
  3. Hurray! Now I have functioning web server and my Pi is online! http://localhost:8080

batcave@pi

Easy-Peasy Android to Mac USB Tethering

horndis_usb_tether_mac

Just came across this amazing driver HoRNDIS done by Joshua Wise . This driver solves the age old problem of tethering Android devices to Mac via USB in order to share the 3G/4G data connection of your phone.

Steps to get it working:

  • Download the latest release version for the driver via this link http://joshuawise.com/horndis 
  • Connect your Android Phone to your mac
  • Goto the “Tethering and Portable Hotspot” section in your Settings. (For some phones you might have to fish for it in the Settings menu)
  • Enable “USB Tethering” option.
  • The “Network Preferences” pops up on your Mac screen with the Android connection added to the list of connections.
    • Some users (like myself) might have to click “Click the lock to make changes.” in order for the connection to happen – maybe some minor bug.
  • After a second or two, you can see the connection go GREEN.
  • HAPPY SURFING!!!

The Wifi hotspot consumes terrible amounts of battery which I haven’t seen happening while in the USB Tethering mode (plus data connections are much faster!!)

By Rohit Jha

 

Owls in the house!!

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OK *DISCLAIMER* – we didn’t actually get any real owls for this and no animals were harmed in the filming of this media content.

Classic case of one thing leading to another, George and I were talking about easy it can be nowadays to fool people into thinking that you have gone on a awesome holiday to some exotic country like New Zealand by downloading some high res pics and photoshopping yourself into it (with an appropriate number of Instagram filter applied post production!).

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New Youtube Look!

Above is the new Youtube look!! Not sure whether this is just experimental or something which is a possible new iteration of the video giant. In any case , if you want it just follow the steps below:

Step 1

Open http://www.youtube.com in Google Chrome

Step 2

When the page has loaded completely, hit Ctrl+Shift+J (Windows) Alt+Command+J (Mac OSX) . This opens a panel below. Select the Console tab.

Step 3

Enter the following commands as shown below:

document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=jZNC3DCddAk; path=/; domain=.youtube.com”;window.location.reload();

New Youtube Look!

Step 4

 Hit Enter.Refresh the page.

 

VOILA! Welcome to the new design! 😀

Source: http://www.omgchrome.com/how-to-new-youtube/

So you think you can be Iron Man ?

Since I have kicked off an Infographic section on my blog, to continue with the theme which I left off in the last one – So you think you can be Iron Man?

Check out the infograph after the break. Well it does spill a bucket of water over being a playboy,genious,hero and philanthrophist like Tony Stark! But who knows! If Facebook can pull off an IPO why cant we!

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Geek vs. Nerd – Let the wars begin!

I have always wondered why! o why! do people mix up geeks and nerds! Really troublesome to make people understand the importance of not calling one the other. So after years of irritation and to those countless times I had to correct people, finally found an infographic to do the trick!

Hit the picture after the break!

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Low Cost Multi-Touch Human Computer Interface – My FYP

I know I know I am late in putting this up.But yeah I have been busy the last couple of months settling in my new job at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

As a thinker and a creativist ( well atleast it exists in Urban Dictionary 😛 ), I have lots of ideas which come to mind. Most of them are so completely “sci-fi” that to do or make such a thing physics would have to be radically changed. But for a Final Year Project, I felt, its advisable for purposes of graduating and other grade replated stuff :D, to do “realistic,measurable” projects.

So as part of my Final Year Project at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore I decided to choose one of the most innovative and cutting edge projects that the department could offer – A Low Cost Mulit-Touch Human Computer Interface….for non-nerds..a touchscreen device.The citation of my project has been put after the break.

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Drunk Dude Goes Home :D

Recently a friend of mine Eugene Soh, who btw is an amazing photographer, tried his hand at game design. As he puts it in his website, “Inspired by true events”, he came up with a game called “DRUNK DUDE GOES HOME”.

In this game the rules are simple:

– use your mouse to direct the drunk guy back to his home.

– on your way collect as many beers as you can.After collecting a certain number of beers, you get the ability to puke! Using this you can puke on incoming people and other obstacles

– at the end of every stage you have a taxi waiting which then takes you to the next stage. (at the stage transition you are greeted by a hilarious “PUKE UNLOCKED” screen 😀

 

This game would truly remind you of the countless nights that you spent when you were drunk and the worst part would be getting back home.Its damn cool so do give it a try once by hitting the game link below!

GAME -> http://drunk.dude.sg/

EUGENE’S WEBSITE -> http://dude.sg/

P.S. : For those of you who have some free time, do check out his artistic photographs on his website.Its just amazing!