Monthly Archives: August 2012

Celestroid: Android App for Celestia 12.0

Celestia 12.0 is Live Again! and I was wired a few hours to Transform Mtalk to Celestroid !
Screenshots:

Notification of Updates
Launch Screen
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DevLog

  • Mission to fetch and pass xml data from the web to the notification function ate up two days.
  • could have been done in a more lazy way, at the cost of data exchange rate and size, but this seems to be satisfactory.
  • Heart of Mtalk is completed. Need to jump to iterative development.
  • First to alter the first most ‘activity screen’ to provide a choice between Reading, Creating or Updating a ‘Stream’.
  • Create Stream takes up a unique Event Name and provides a Stream Url and a Update Url.
  • Read Stream takes a Stream Url and Update Stream requires a Update Url known only to the ‘Stream Creator’.
  • Complete the cloud based works, to serve the App.
  • Improvise the User Interface.

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Results Out. I Have to Vent Out My Side Of Justice.

People who don’t know me enough, or those who think I’m much of a show off, or a lame speaker, have every right NOT TO READ this Post. This will be a waste of time for you, and you’ll probably be better off doing useful stuff

Results are out.
I’ve cleared the exam, with the lowest possible grades a typical Anna University Student can ever score.
I’m quiet happy, still.
Regarding the marks and grades, I know why the curve was falling low.
Stupid excuses might be something like this,

  • I have a very bad handwriting, especially when it comes to exams :-)
  • The students who fall behind and infront of me have exeptionally good handwriting, who even bring sparkling pens to Exam, to highlight keywords. assuming ofcourse, they were keywords.
  • I know my internal marks were at ground level, thanks to all the faculty who hate me. I just don’t care about that, anyhow(I have to mention, there wouldn’t be a single assignment on their desks named with mine, and I was compensating for the previous sleepless night, in every Internal and Model Exams).

But we all know they are lame .

Truth is this,
Its been a long time, since I lost my trust with the College

All those useless notes which end up serving as ‘groundnuts covers’ , memorizing competitions named as Exams, namesake assignments which share resemblance with that of whole class, Labs that train students to become an excellent cross platform Xerox Machines, more than an Engineer and there are a very few, who are even capable of thinking about these contradictions.

Unfortunately, I know Marks are Important. Again, I know its only till the First Job. I don’t want to waste a full 4 years, sacrificing my passion for memorizing competitions that fetch me a Place in TCS or Wipro.

Well, coming back to my search on the low grades, ah yes! I found it. Its because,

Don’t tell me, I should’ve done all these stuff in my ‘freetime’ and set schedule for Exam Preparations ! My passion, is not my hobby. No. Its something that when I start, makes me forget the number of days and nights passing by.

and I’m happy with passing through the exam, with that little effort I put, hours before them.
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DevLog: MTalk – An Android app to aid info passing @ events and meetups

  • Actually targetted to help conducting Symposium (Celestia 12.0), unfornately Celestia 12.0 is dead! Stopped. for a dumb thing, that is not even close to anything like a reason.
  • Anyway, learned a bunch of stuff on the way. This is one. I’m trying to develop an Android App that is basically an RSS Reader, which synchronizes latest news from the web and puts it personalized in your mobile.
  • Well, the other way of seeing it, goes like this. People install it on their mobile before coming to my Meet or Event. I don’t get the announcement mic which is busy working for another speaker, so I couldn’t tell you that the world’s going to End. Now. So, I update it in my news feed. Mtalk listens to it and notifies you to run for your lives. Thats it.
  • Or I might even make Mtalk to tell you where the Lunch is served at :-)
  • Thanks to Cordova, I don’t have to fight with Java. Awwww, I’l rather eat glass.
  • jQuery rocks. jQuery Mobile sets me free from Zero level UI-Design.
  • Everything is fine except some schezophrenic bugs that doesn’t occur in browsers, but laughs at me when deploying on simulator.
  • Lost a Good Night Sleep and I’m not even half way through. Might take a couple more nights. Its 7 in the morn, and I’m already sleepy.
  • Code @ http://github.com/joelewis/Mtalk
    My works stay inside primary Js File.

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I’m not Dead. Yet.

This is to inform that I’m alive and so will be my blog. I’m just seriously fighting with Javascript, jQuery and things of that sort. Squeezing those to fit in my Mobile App Development Fantasy :-)
Probably my next post’s Title might be “My Experiences with jQuery!”

DevLog: Celestia.in

  • Pulled through a few nights, for tuning the look of the website, though most of it were plagiarized :-)
  • My Part – Added a Registration facility, that takes a mailing address and sends an email for getting OD in their college.
  • Wrote a script for generating RSS Feed for the website. This , what I call ‘RSS feeds’ is just about pulling and pushing Latest Updates of the Event!
  • Synchronized a ‘Live Tile’ to read the RSS Feed and generate its content for Latest Updates. That was Cool!
  • Except, It didn’t work with my free hosting on byethost. That was way too weird, strange and unjust for all the work I’ve done. The why’s, what’s, messed my day.
  • There’s nothing I can do about that. I have to shift to another similar free host.
  • Works perfect in x10hosting, but incredibly slow. 000webhost does well both ways. So thumbs up! Have to map celestia.in to 000webhost
  • Everything done with Php. I’m so obsessed with Python, that I almost forgot php. Anyway, working on this was a refresh button.

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