Same concept, different subject 3

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In a previous post titled Same concept, different subject, I mentioned about using Shutter Priority mode to photograph different things, namely fire and water. In another post – Same concept, different subject 2 – I shared some pictures of the effect with water.

Here are some pictures of fire.

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Same concept, different subject 2

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In a previous post titled Same concept, different subject, I mentioned about using Shutter Priority mode to photograph different things, namely fire and water.

Here are some pictures of water.

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Same concept, different subject

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One of the most common things that we try using the Shutter Priority mode on the DSLR is either to ‘freeze’ an action or to ‘slow down’ an action. For example, we try to ‘freeze’ a runner or a bird or a helicopter, while we try to ‘slow down’ a waterfall (to achieve ‘silky smooth’ water).

A fer months ago, I tried using the shutter priority mode on a campfire with interesting results.

textblob python

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Recently, I was experimenting with text analytics in Python. One of the modules available is TextBlob. As is standard, the way to learn how to use a package is to look for a related sample and run it on your system.

And that is precisely what I did. I copied the sample into a .py file and ran it.

On execution, Python gave an error – ImportError: cannot import name ‘TextBlob’

Did a Google search and one of the solutions was interesting. It mentioned that you need to rename your file from textblob to something else. And that is exactly what I had done. I had named the sample as textblob.py. Hence it was searching for TextBlob in the source, which obviously was not present. I changed the name and the sample started working.

Bottle strength and design

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A few weeks ago, I bought a 500ml cola bottle.

As it is not possible to consume the whole bottle in one go, we need to cap the bottle and keep it for later. But, the cola loses its fizz, as it is no longer under pressure inside the cola and the cola itself goes flat.

To preserve the fizz, I poured the cola from one bottle into two smaller bottles. One of the bottles was a smaller cola bottle, while the other one was a juice bottle. After some time, I noted that that the juice bottle had its sides bulging out.

I realized that this was happening due to bottle design.

The larger cola bottle and the smaller cola bottle essentially are tubes. but the juice bottle was a square. Due to their tube / circle design, the gas in the cola puts equal pressure on the sides of the cylinder. But in case of square design of the juice bottle, there is unequal pressure. There is more pressure on the walls of the bottle as compared the corners.

Interesting to know how small things can have big implications.

Data growth

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I still remember when we started using computers with 640KB floppy drives. when 1.2MB floppy disks arrived, we were thrilled, to say the least!!!

Then I moved to a 20MB (!!! imagine that) computer where I had DOS, Windows 3, Turbo Pascal, Turbo C++, Windows SDK and MS Windows compiler and my own data. Oh! forgot to mention games like Test Drive, Prince of Persia, etc. And had some disk to spare.

Then moved to CDROMs with 640MB space followed by DVD with 4GB

Over time, moved to 80GB HDD, then a 160GB HDD, followed by 500GB HDDs. Now I am at the stage of 1TB HDDs and still feel space is not enough.

Greedy over time.