Looking at Laptop

Following up to my earlier post, recently all my electronic devices are going through rollercoster changes, only that they are breaking a lot. My mobile’s gorilla glass 3 got a good crack on it, my earphone’s left speakers are not sounding good, my gaming mouse’s left button is not catching clicks properly, my joystick is missing its both stick pads and last but not the least my laptop is going through a lot of BSOD’s nowadays and also one of its ram module is not working. So I am struck with just 4 gigs of ram till I go back.

All of sudden this things happened and in a deserted place where I am, with no proper food, but beautiful shelter, scenery, weather and internship, first time in my life I felt that all these can be overlooked to enjoy the moment. In a place where amazon takes 14 days to deliver and no electronic shops nearby, atleast till 10 km radius, its one of the worst places for all the breakdowns.

My laptop’s one of the ram module stopped working. But old grandmother remedy it is or an computer engineer’s, to remove it and put it back. My friend helped me to clean them and rebooting it with two sole ram sticks with different combinations (couldn’t go more than 4) it worked after 8-10 tries. Finally my ram is being detected and those additional gigs are the usable gigs because potato PC takes whole first 4 GB for system requirements.

Finally I can get back into coding and stop my project from going obsolete. But all this incident really showed me dependency on these marvelous delicate electronic masterpiece and how a tiny thing can make the whole thing go useless. Just like a jack on iPhone 7.


From Telephone to Social Media

In current technological world, survival without a computational device is very difficult. These computational devices have helped a lot for human mankind like Education, Research, Faster Computing, More organised data, Better lifestyle etc etc. And then comes portable computational devices which too have affected our lifestyle a lot. Let it be Mobile, Laptops or Tablets. Especially Mobiles. These tiny monstrous things connect us with the rest of the world. Let it be California or Moscow or Sydney, everywhere. Whats more interesting is the ability to exploit it by every possible way.

Telephones were the era when having one was far more luxurious than having a car at that time. Then came the idea of portability. So mobile telephones with a receiver, having huge battery with it was first commercially made available which allowed us to talk for 20 min wireless. Then came idea of putting a display into it. And then touch. Then flip. Then Qwerty keypad etc. etc. Our childhood went really awesome with Nokia, especially 1100.

Latest trend told the manufactures to stop after putting touch screen onto it, so that we have to pay less to innovators in mobile technology and usability. But at the same time social media was at full high. Zuckerberg was going to drop from Harvard and Hashtag was about to get a new usage.

Everyone want a good social life. Wild life. Beers, parties, outing, weed and all those. Life is western was about to take a revolution. Multi-Billion Dollar Ideas were being discussed in pub’s. Victoria Secret Models were emerging as something new. RAM was being increased from KB’s to MB’s and Macintosh was about to make a huge revolution into personal computers.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Orkut all were gearing up to change how a person lives, how he stays late, with whom he hang outs, where he goes and what he does. Basically these companies started to get into our lives. Actually we let them do it.

Making these social media accessible into something portable like mobile just revolutionized the way we live. To an extent where Privacy was not Private anymore. Where being Single was raising questions of being straight. Where not posting photo’s was saying that he/she was a jerk.

Currently Social Media has the largest impact on the majority of population. To such an extent that they can start a world war, or they can put a war to rest, just by sitting in their office with a click on computer. These giants control how a person lives, eats, drinks, breathes etc.

Some utilized a variety of ways to do good to society from it. Some succeed. Some didn’t. But many more big companies did turn up. Thanks to social media. This started to expand themselves to other fields too, giving tough competition to many other old tech giants. Ad-Words vs FB Ads. Call over Internet vs video calls on a touch. Posting a video online vs Going live online. Using filters on Instagram vs using #Hashtag on Twitter. A lot has changed. If utilized properly productivity of human mankind can increase to many folds. But thats not a person wants. Jealousy from  a person enjoying, then going themselves to a pub, posting a video with heinekens in a hand, showing all that you too are cool, now that is what is stopping human mankind to not see what all they can do with these things.

But there are few good things too. 500 days ago an Engineer left is work in silicon valley and decided to travel all world and make a 1 min V-Log of it and post daily on Facebook. Today after 500 days, he has more than around 1.5 million friends. Traveled all around the world. Inspired a lot of people. Bought the reality in front of the world. Well that is a person who utilized it in a proper way. Checkout is FB page here (https://www.facebook.com/nasdaily/)

Social media is a boon or bane no one really knows still. But we do know that it has influenced more people than any other person could do. Good thing about social media is we have information about any person right in our hand at a click of it. Bad thing about social media is we have information about any person right in our hand at a click of it. Mobile computational devices really did bring a revolution to human existence, but it did come at a cost and a lot of people don’t like it.