Best innovation of decade!

Technology is fast developed over the past ten years. A multitude of devices and software were born but the notable among them are, Windows XP, ADSL Internet, Google, and iPhone. They are nominated in the best innovation of decade vote in Blognone.com. I admit they play a pivotal role in the globalized world. Which one touches you most? Me? I gave my vote to Google. Here is my idea for each.

Windows XP: Another big leap of Microsoft Windows, Windows XP gains a lot of positive feedback at its start thanks to its beautiful interface and much-enhanced system. It eventually replaces the outdated OS (Windows 98) and brings overwhelming success to Microsoft before they blew up with Windows Vista in 2006. It is true that a mass of computers run Windows XP but several geeks recently turn to Mac, Ubuntu, or other free open sources.

ADSL Internet: The dream of downloading Korean series within few hours comes true when the hi-speed internet becomes a commonplace. We don’t remember exactly when we put a dial-up modem on shelf. ADSL plays a large part in computer-dominated era. It largely changes our online habit and it could be considered as the beginning of countless beneficial services, such as, video conference, social network, cloud computing, online game, P2P, and many more. Despite the long establishment of hi-speed connection, it has yet covered the whole remote area. Lots of people still keep to 56K speed.

iPhone: The latest gadget from Apple, iPhone, gains much attention from mobile market and even provokes the smart phone revolution. Yes, it means we are no longer monopolized with Windows Mobile which drives us crazy every time it creased. iPhone isn’t just a phone but it is also a fashion! iPhone is usually considered as a leading player when compared with other phones. However, the short period as of its debut can’t prove much. We’d better wait and see.

Google: From the little-know search engine, Google made their long way to be the spearhead in IT industry. Not only its genius search engine, Google also unleashes a variety of  free services, namely, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Map, Google Document, Google Chrome, Picasa, Youtube, and the latest products, Android and Nexus One which believed to receive much popularity. Now, Google is even working on its own operating system–Chrome OS. Their products are smart and free. So, Google deserves my vote as the best innovation of decade for the reason that we all can’t live without it. Can you surf the Internet without a single visit to Google.com?

High pixel = high-resolution image?

Digital cameras are becoming cheaper and there are various models available on the market these days. Pixel normally tops the criteria when we look for a new camera, believing the high-pixel camera will take high-resolution images.  Stop it  if you have this in mind. It is misbelieved!

What’s the pixel then? The number of pixel defines the maximum enlargeable size of photos. For example, 1.3 mega pixel cameras will give us 1280 x 1024 px at maximum, whereas the photos taken by ten mega pixel can be maximally puffed up to 3648 x 2736 px.

Up to this point, I bet many are wondering where high-resolution image is from. Ok, it is due to an image sensor. It is typically called a charge-coupled device (CCD) or a complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) active-pixel sensor. The compact or mobile phone camera usually comes with poor image sensor in comparison with DSLR camera which always produces high-quality photos. (But please except the Japanese call phone. I think it is equipped with rather fine CCD which I saw this with my eyes. Its single pixel phone, Sharp, can take a clear picture that even Nokias with one to five mega pixel are shy.

Hence, test the camera yourself before purchasing to see if it takes good-enough images. You need not to buy the high-pixel camera unless you want to snap yourself and enlarge it to put on the billboard near an expressway.

Concert manners

With my stingy habit and limited budget in my pocket, MY NAME IS KIM is my second opportunity to go the live concert. The first one was Six in the City featured by six divas from AF. Despite attending the concert just only two times, I noticed some unpleasant manners, rendering such a hardly-go-to-concert person like me to say something. Please be advised.

1. Punctuality: Once the gate is open, you don’t have to rush into the venue instantly, just take it easy and walk in beauty into the hall. Don’t linger outside or just wait till other go inside. The concert is not a party, so you won’t be in the limelight when you are the last one who enters the place. Most people know the concert starts late, and they thus come late. What if all have this in mind? It’ll be even later.

2. Banner: It’s now common to see the banner in concert, whether big or small. Kindly don’t raise it too long as it probably blocks the vision of other. It’s okay to keep it raised all the time if you sit at the final row.

3. Children: For those who bring baby or children to concert, please look after your children and make sure they won’t annoy the nearby audiences. You may say they are just a kid but why don’t you think conversely? What would feel if you are annoyed? Put yourself in other’s shoes.

4. Leaving the concert: Certain audiences like to stand up and walk out from the concert although the singer has yet ended the last performance. It’s acceptable if you need to get home before the curfew, yet for those who want to catch a taxi before others. I don’t like! Again, how would you feel if many students walk out the classroom while you are lecturing? The singer surely feels the same.

Will add more if I can recognize.