Vivid Festival: Sydney Opera House Sails

Trying the reblog feature in WordPress Android app… found it interesting to reblog.

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A little over a week ago, this years Vivid Sydney Festival kicked off in earnest. If you’re not familiar with the event, Vivid is a celebration of Light, Music and Idea’s and has become an annual phenomenon that attracts 800,000+ visitors to the city. The centrepiece of the festival would have to be the light projections that transform many of Sydney’s landmark buildings into wonderful and surreal canvasses of colour and movement. According to the Vivid website, this years Sydney Opera House light show was created by ’59 Productions’ and takes viewers on a journey through time, art, architecture and human achievement. The shots in this post don’t really capture the storyline as its a flowing animation that runs for some 12 minutes. That aside, I hope you get a sense of some of the spectacle that we’re currently being treated to down at the harbour. Fingers crossed, I hope to…

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Entrepreneur Corner : What you should know?

This week in Entrepreneur corner, I have some really long reads for my fellow entrepreneurs to help them become successful.  I found some really good tips after reading these.

Also I have started to curate all these articles in one place – Flipboard Magazine.  I invite you to add this magazine to your sources on Flipboard, bookmark it to read it later.  As you can guess, this magazine is aptly named – “Entrepreneur Corner” on Flipboard too.  It is embedded in this post and I strongly recommend you to subscribe to get updates on a daily basis.

For those who would want to read individual articles on the web, here is what you should know in Entrepreneur Corner:

  1. 50 Ways to find co-founders:  Starting a business without a co-founder could mean end of life and no time for family.  Inc. provides 50 ways to find the right co-founder for your business.
  2. 100 Great Questions every entrepreneur should ask: If you are looking for improving your business, you should ask these 100 great questions and see what is applicable to you.  Work on the most important ones.
  3. What you should know before starting your very first business:  Really good tips from users on Quora about what is required before you start your first business.
  4. How do you know you are entrepreneur, well there is a big list of signs.  If not, check out if you have one of these 50 signs that you could be an entrepreneur.
  5. To share the big idea in your mind, you need a business plan.  Here is how to build a business plan in an infographics.
  6. How to make it as a freelance entrepreneur: 5 key skills that go a long way in helping find success as a freelance entrepreneur.  Great tips to read if you are planning to freelance.
  7. The first and probably the most important rule of success – via Inc.
  8. Checklist: How to launch a Software App – A very handy checklist to help you organize your next app launch.

And as I said, below is the magazine on Flipboard.  Please subscribe and share.  Thanks.
View my Flipboard Magazine.

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How to maximize Twitter engagement? Infographics

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Based on a report published by Buddy Media titled “Strategies for Effective Tweeting: A Statistical Review.” Fusework Studios put together this infographics. Based on the data they make several recommendations for how best to maximize the use of Twitter as a business.

The graphics focus on some of the most common questions about Twitter best practices, including:

  • “When is the best time to tweet?”
  • “How can I increase engagement and conversation?”
  • “How can I get more people to retweet my tweets?”

Buddy Media’s full report can be found at Hopefully you get some answers in this infographics.

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Commented on “Knowliz”

That’s a nice question. Actually most of the newbies in Linux world don’t know that Live CD and alternate CD are two different things because of the way the install the operating system.
Live CD is generally provides graphical user interface (GUI) and hence you don’t have to enter any UNIX command to run the applications.
Alternate CD files are different and while installation you don’t generally get the graphical interface. While installation you will see Blue and gray screens which receives only keyboard inputs. Your mouse won’t work. (At least I have seen that way).
So in short, you need to download a separate Ubuntu file. Search for “alternate” in the file name and then burn it on a CD/DVD and follow the instructions above.
Hope this information helps you understand the difference between Live and Alternate CD.

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by knowliz
on Knowliz using DISQUS.

Crossposting : Noise or Buzz

Cross posting is good when you want to broadcast something, so that all your friends on various networks get the news. For example, a link to your latest blog post or something like that.
But if everything is being cross-posted, then it creates noise.
That’s why while setting cross-posting features, one has to be really careful. You should be selective while cross-posting.
This is the reason, I use Friendfeed to update my Twitter status, Twitter to update my Facebook status, and so on. And I selectively update my FF status.
Posterous allows you to autopost, but in my opinion it creates noise on all the connected services as well as a threat of creating DUPLICATE content. If the content is being autoposted on your blog too. Isn’t it.
But people might have different opinion about it.
Let me know your views about it.

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by knowliz
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Newspaper Future doesn’t look bright

“One of her many lessons was “always be aware of what’s going on around you”. After homework and chores were done, it was time to sit down and read the paper.”
This all being aware is now changing with the use of Twitter and likes. People are getting news from Twitter and Facebook etc because it is Live and tells you what is happening NOW. Not the old news which you read in Newspaper.
In my opinion, “Newspaper is – what happend yesterday. Whereas Twitter etc. – what is happening now.”
That is technology innovation which has changed how people like to know about what is going on. Newspaper need to build upon on that so that when people get the news, it is not old.
Or may be they need to move away from News and become Editorial columns which people can read when they want to. However that place is also captured by Blogs.
So the future for Newspaper doesn’t really look bright, unless they innovate something different.

Hope you agree.

Originally posted as a comment by Anurag Bansal on Knowliz using Disqus.

10 Basic Linux Questions, Answered – The Easy Way

Almost all my friends use Windows or Mac. (not many of them are geek like me.) And when I talk to them about Ubuntu (sometimes) they ask various questions.
I am trying to answer some of these questions in this blog post thinking that other Windows users might also have similar questions.
What comes out of these interesting discussions from various people who use Windows or Mac that they are in fact a little afraid to give Linux a try. And many of them just use Windows because they don’t even know that there can be a computer without Windows on it.
So here are some of these questions and their answers:
[via Knowliz] 10 Basic Linux Questions, Answered – The Easy Way

Disqus Blogger Comment Sync

@DISQUS Blogger native comment sync is one of the many things which I think is stopping lot of potential users to use DISQUS. Almost everyone using DISQUS wants to have this feature badly. All of them have been requesting this feature for as long as you can go back in history of DISQUS.
I don’t know why they are not able to achieve it already or why is it taking so much time, considering the fact, that other company (JS-Kit) has achieved it long back.
Till now I have been happy with DISQUS and just waiting for some of these feature. But the only reason I am not yet moving to JS-Kit is because I somehow don’t like the way comments look on blog using JS-Kit. Otherwise JS-Kit is a feature rich service which no other service has achieved so far.
Also, there is no feature which JS-Kit doesn’t have but others do.
So for now, I guess, I am just giving DISQUS some time before making a final decision. Just wish, the company doesn’t test the limit of users patience.

Thanks for your inputs as well Hugh.

Originally posted as a comment by Anurag Bansal on Knowliz using Disqus.

50 Firefox Add-on you should not miss to use

Though there are thousands of thousands of Firefox add-ons.  Everyone has their own personal favorites.  But I am sure some of them are everyone’s favorite.
I am trying to compile a list of best of the best Firefox add-ons and extensions which are useful for specific purpose so that I can quickly install them every time I install Firefox on any new machine.
I will request all the visitors and readers to help me compile this list by suggesting their own favorites and what they find good about it.  I will keep updating this list based on your feedback and after I try it.
Below is the list of 50 of my favorite Firefox Add-ons.  I have categorized the list as per my convenience and based on purpose.  Check it out on Knowliz…

10 Gmail Firefox Extensions/add-ons you should not miss to try

It will not be wrong to assume that almost every one uses Gmail. And most of the user are happy the way it is. But…More is always better. Isn’t it?

Now if you use Firefox, the second best browser in the world, you are in luck. Because you can extend the capabilities of Gmail by using some of the following Firefox Add-ons specially made for Gmail.
Read about them on Knowliz.

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