Googling keeps me Happy!


Imagine a day without the search engines or email service providers. Consider myself hacking all the search engines :)

I said IMAGINE :)

A kind of problem no man couldnt have predicted even in his dreams. Everything haults. Even it would be a better day without food than without Google for many.Free! Just don't dream anymore :) Googling has become an hobby. It gives a great feeling when you find something funny in Google.  An interesting thing i found is Google knows certain things about me than my friends do. One of my friends' dad made me wonder, when he said he was able to identify one of his collegemates after 25 years through google

Go on. Google is calling you. Play with the phrases in Google. Please don't post any comments if you are not playing it.


Who is a failure ?


answer to life the universe and everything  (quite famous)

Type french military victories on google and choose: "I'm feeling lucky"

Chk this one in microsoft's : "Horrid Operating System"

Check out the ones below to know more about me :

"Why did u take ece da"     --->   (Iam the only contender :) )

k.k.senthil kumar erode  

k.k.senthil kumar

k.k.senthil kumar anna university,guindy

k.k.senthil kumar ceg,guindy

k.k.senthil kumar ceg

Check this out :(  :( :(  

I observed that there is another K.K.Senthil Kumar who did his M.E. in ECE Dept,CEG. He has done an IEEE paper. Chk out- "k.k.senthil kumar IEEE" . Huh!

Kurukshetra 2010 : Coming Soon Webpage

It's On!

Kurukshetra 2010 : Moving on to fourth edition of the Battle of Brains. Yes, the coming soon site is up. As everyone wished, the coming soon site has to come soon :) And it has. Simple, clean and black. I just can't wait for the launch of this site. Once it was launched, i just pinged everyone in my chat list and asked them to set their status message as Yeah a kinda marketing. Some changed to my request and some did not, yet they checked out the site. And that is also a marketing. Solves our purpose. And one could not tolerate this and he started marketing what I did :) the
BIG man. And it's a mention that K10 is up and S08 is still going on :)

Revamped is revamped. Thats how they say :)

Microsoft...yes,It's always contradictory to say about this corporate giant.Some say they are good at product sales and distribution,bad at innovation and well known for not knowing the needs of the people.Just an example the minimum requirements for XP is 64 MB RAM and 1.5 GB hard disk space.and the requirements for vista are 512 MB RAM and 20 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space.Lol! Do we enjoy using vista 8 times that of XP.Making things complex than before. - The site which witnessed poor ratings because of its poor user interface is finally revamped.Seriously it's a good attempt.Atleast after 10 years they could read people's mind.And Microsoft is now "trying" to make people use whatever they are releasing.Silverlight is an alternative to flash and browsing without it, is sick and using browsing with siverlight is also sick.Except the fact that Microsoft won't ask you to install silverlight 2.0,not much difference.The user interface is lot more better.Hats off! The worst thing is compatibility. in IE 7.0 ALERT message :)

In Linux...Wondering why microsoft disrespects linux.

Vodafone Ads during IPL

Hi Guys, It's a forwarded mail and found it very interesting and would like to share.

"No, they aren’t animated characters. They are human beings who were made to wear body suits. “The design of the characters is such that one gets fooled into thinking it is animation,” shrugs Rao, which was indeed the very illusion that had to be created. “In a sense, it is ‘live’ animation!” he quips, referring to the fact that it was all shot live.

Prakash Varma, ad filmmaker, Nirvana Films, has directed the commercials, and reveals that the Zoozoos were a big challenge to create. The practical aspects of how they will move, talk, gesticulate and emote were very important. Essentially, costume design and artwork were crucial elements.

“It took me three weeks of pre-production to understand how it will work,” says Varma. There were two fabrics that were considered for the body suits, and one was rejected for it had too many wrinkles and was shiny. The wrinkles would have shown when the characters moved, thereby shattering the illusion of animation. “So we chose the more practical, thicker fabric,” Varma explains.

The production team divided the outfit into two parts: the body and the head. The body part of the outfit was stuffed with foam in some places, while the head was attached separately. To make it look bigger than a human head, a harder material called Perspex was used, which in turn was stuffed with foam (with scope for ventilation).

If one wishes to understand the size of this head, here’s a fact: a human head would typically reach up to the mouth level of this giant Zoozoo head. “We kept the hands and legs thin, which is why we cast women – and occasionally children – wearing the costumes,” says Varma. The thin limbs, contrasted with big bellies and a bulbous head, all add to the illusion that these creatures are ‘smaller’ than humans. Sets were created to suit the size of the Zoozoos.
Cinematically, this ‘size’ was a trick: the creatures look smaller than they actually are on screen, to portray a different world of sorts. For this, the speed of shooting was altered: Nirvana shot it in a high-speed format to make them look the size that they do.
Furthermore, simple sets/backdrops were created and spray painted with neutral Greys – a colour of choice so that attention isn’t diverted from the main characters. For a supposedly ‘outdoor’ shot, even the shadow of a Zoozoo was kept ‘live’ and not done in post production: it was painted in a darker shade of grey on the ground. An even lighting was maintained throughout.
There was virtually no post production work done.
The films were shot by Nirvana in Cape Town, South Africa, with the help of a local production house there, called Platypus. Incidentally, the same combination of people also worked on the ‘Happy to Help’ series last year. When asked whether Cape Town is fast becoming a tourist spot for Vodafone and Nirvana, Varma laughs, saying, “Oh no! It’s just that we are very comfortable with the team there and know what sort of work to expect from them.”
Nagpal adds here that the production cost had to be minimal for unveiling such a large number of commercials. “Otherwise, our production costs would exceed media spends,” he quips."

And the various zoohoo videos that were telecasted are below.

Vodafone Ads during IPL - part 3

Vodafone Ads during IPL - part 2

Vodafone Ads during IPL - part 1