## Create an HTML5 Game, Win \$30k and a Trip to GDC/SF

Posted: January 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

## The internet weighs the same as a strawberry

Posted: December 21, 2011 in Internet

Last week, we learned that a fully loaded Amazon Kindle weighs more than a brand new, unused and empty one. This week’s revelation on the same theme is that the internet, in all its infinite glory, weighs about the same as a strawberry. Confused? Excellent.

The internet.

Professor John Kubiatowicz, of the University of California, Berkeley, explained his observation about the Kindle last week, drawing on Einstein’s E=mc² equation, which establishes mass and energy equivalence. He noted that a Kindle stores data by trapping electrons; when a book is downloaded to the Kindle, the number of electrons stays the same, but the energy needed to store the data increases.

As the electrons gain energy, they gain mass, as Einstein’s equation tells us. Armed with this knowledge, the Professor calculated that a fully-loaded 4GB Kindle would weigh a billionth of a billionth of a gram (also known as one attogram, 1ag or 0.000000000000000001g) more than a brand new one.

Building on this further, the clever chaps at YouTube channel vsauce have thrown together a bunch of calculations, that boil down to their conclusion that the internet in its entirety – that’s all of the electrons on all of the servers in all nations across the globe – is made up of a sum total of 50 grams of electrons in motion.

Rather than tax my simple, feeble mind by trying to explain this to you further – the blind leading the blind will get no-one anywhere fast here – check out the video below for an easy-to-digest explanation of Professor Kubiatowicz’s and vsauce’s calculations.

So there we have it: the internet is roughly equivalent in weight to a strawberry. There’s definitely a joke to be made about internet traffic jams here, but perhaps it’s best to avoid that temptation.
Image source: Thundafunda

Posted: December 19, 2011 in Uncategorized
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1. Download the DotNetOpenAuth  Libraries. Choose the most appropriate version for development platform.



Take note of the URL: https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id – this is the unique OpenID URL of Google Account.   5. Include the following namespaces on your “Using” directive.

 using DotNetOpenAuth.OpenId; using DotNetOpenAuth.OpenId.RelyingParty;
 protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) { OpenIdRelyingParty rp = new OpenIdRelyingParty(); var r = rp.GetResponse(); if (r != null) { switch (r.Status) { case AuthenticationStatus.Authenticated: NotLoggedIn.Visible = false; Session["GoogleIdentifier"] = r.ClaimedIdentifier.ToString(); Response.Redirect(“Main.aspx”); //redirect to main page of your website break; case AuthenticationStatus.Canceled: lblAlertMsg.Text = “Cancelled.”; break; case AuthenticationStatus.Failed: lblAlertMsg.Text = “Login Failed.”; break; } } }protected void OpenLogin_Click(object src, CommandEventArgs e) { string discoveryUri = e.CommandArgument.ToString(); OpenIdRelyingParty openid = new OpenIdRelyingParty(); var b = new UriBuilder(Request.Url) { Query = “” }; var req = openid.CreateRequest(discoveryUri, b.Uri, b.Uri); req.RedirectToProvider(); }

7. Run the project. It should look like the following screens.

## My new avator

Posted: December 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

## Facebook Fights Back, Says “Timeline” is a Commonly Used Word

Posted: December 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

## 14 Unusual Websites To Kill Time With When Bored

Posted: December 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

How is the world on the other side you bored go-getters? I know that a time can come when you just don’t know what else to do? There comes a time in life when you just don’t want to go offline because you are addicted to the internet but you don’t know what to do because you seem to have surfed almost all of it. If you are still reading this then I am assuming that you are someone who will give up on their youth if not shown a way..err..to kill their precious time. Worry not. I will introduce you to some of the most amazing websites that provide a quick cure to boredom.

## Neave

Paul Neave seems to have worked hard to come up with his share of amazing flash websites which is a collection of unique flash games to keep you engrossed.

## Papervision3D

Tickle the fishes and they run away. Enjoy the under water life in this flash-based website and remember to tickle the shark out there. You might not get such a chance in real life.

## Bio-Bak

One of the most bizarre ideas that could have hit a web designer. This website is the result of lots of hard work and planning. For you it will surely be fun and nice way to kill time.

## Donnie Darko

You must have seen plenty of movie websites but none would have been planned the way this one was. The website is full of mysterious stuff and attracts the visitor. Though you might find it a bit slow when compared to the rest in this list but I guess that the movie was also mysterious and slow!

This website does not have much to have fun with but it must be visited once. Especially those who always wanted Google to fall once. See your dream come true, almost!

## Ball Droppings

Ball Droppings is an unusually engrossing flash-based game where you get to save lot of balls that keep popping up. I was lost in the website for almost 15 minutes when I realized that I have to wrap up this list.

## Bank of Imagination

Bank of Imagination is a unique flash website where one can leave his/her own idea of what the world could be or anything else. Really, check the portal to see what all the world is imagining.

## Salt Films

Salt Films had their website full of salt and still it tastes delicious. The creative animation and plenty of options will keep you busy for long.

## Forgotten Bookmarks

Forgotten Bookmarks isn’t one of those flash-based web games but it surely has enough to keep you engrossed. See how far human imagination can go when it comes to designing bookmarks.

## Bean Crusher

Did you ever think that crushing beans could be fun? Well, it will be once you visit this flash-based website. These beans will surely become tough to hit once you start moving ahead in-game.

## Why Do You Stay Up So Late?

The question is obvious. Why do you stay up so late? The flash-based website is a blend of poetry and flash animation. Something that makes you fall in love with it.

## The Infinite Oz

You know, I had this website open for almost an hour and it kept showing something or other that was of interest. The flash, the planning and the execution of this website is by far the best I have seen till now. Surreal.

## Neon Bible

The interactive video can be attractive and might just catch you staring at it for long. Be warned!

## Incredibox

Bored? How about you launch your own band. I mean, just for fun and just for sometime you surely can enjoy your own band. Right?

## Conclusion

As a wrap-up, let me warn you that internet is full of stuff that can be interesting but of no use. These websites can be good for sometime but don’t spoil the important things that matter to you the most just because you were lost in these weirdly amazing websites.

Posted: November 28, 2011 in Uncategorized