Blue Hills Beckon

Welcome to "Blue Hills Beckon", basically a custard of technology, nature, and me.

Yeah, so nowadays, I read random blogs on wordpress, comment on the ones I like, and I must say, I'm liking it.

Some witty posts, some humorous, some with really good photography, others just philosophical (yet good :P).

And I've started using twitter, and again I must say, twitter is actually fun. Not to mention the time I spend on twitter in a day is under 60 seconds (no kidding!) but still it's fun! Ha. Fresh change from FB eh!

Gosh, I can't believe it's another post. Everytime I post, I say I'll start posting again, and seemingly never post again. But here I am again, back for another post.

But this post is different, and talks about the initiatives I've taken, and gotten into.

I'm currently working on a start-up called PleaseGuideMe, located at (conveniently so!).
This is a support site, a One Stop Portal for all your queries.

And the other is, SIZR Studios. This is probably INDIA's first all student design company. We do Tees, Websites, Wordpress themes, and are currently looking into custom packaging too, and expanding SIZR Tees even further.

I'm glad I've become part of something with soo much potential so soon into my life, I've been lucky I guess, and that I have had to change my habits a bit, prioritizing things in order.

I do have Guitar learning on top even now (learn by watching videos online), and I wish I can learn dancing someday, but for now, learning xHTML and CSS will have to do won't it.

Well, here's hoping what I've written here today, I read again some day in the future, and probably be happy with the way life turned out.

~ Cheers

So, a lot, I mean A LOT of things have been going on in my life.

For starters, I finished schooling! I'm now a college freshie! Yes, it's been 3 months now. And my life has been turned upside-down (in a good way), lifestyle has taken a big turnabout too!

It's exhausting, tiring, but fun, exciting, and sooo much more.

I have decided to start blogging again, and if possible Tweeting too(I've never used Twitter in my life... I know sucks right? :)) since there are soo many things going on in my life and the world too (of course!) that it just seems fit to a new start!

So over the next few days, I'll start making more posts, letting out more of my busy busy life (:P) and most of all, tell you guys about the amazing work and projects I'm getting into.

But that's for another time!

Till then

Another year has come and gone, time passes by with the glimpse of an eye, seems like only yesterday when I left my hometown, towards Bombay (not Mumbai!). I remember watching new year celebrations of the year 2000, hail a new millenium. I think Aamir Khan won a filmfare or maybe performed that year (may have been someone else). It's a decade since that day, 31st of 2000 to 31st of 2009, enter 2010, a new year, a new decade, and presumably a lot more. Throughout these years, I changed residence 4 times, currently on 5th, and juggled between 3 Metroes of India. What an experience it has been, hiding behind those trees after dark (hide-and-seek in Bombay), or partying late night (Kolkata!), or just seldom running around the community part (New Delhi), 4,5,6 rounds. And then, this year saw the realisation of my long (almost lost in between) longed dream of my own GAMING RIG. With a configuration that makes Tech Jargons drool, I now spend some of my free time playing Industry's Best PC games (rest of free time for recreational activities and FOOTBALL!). This year also saw the birth and slow demise of my blog BlueHillsBeckon(yep, this might just be the last post), succumbing to growing workload humbly offered by my IIT Coaching centre (this is India).

Right now, I can hear the wails of a 4 year old in my house (my relatives not-so-quiet daughter who have come over for the winter). Well, time for me to get back to Ionic Equilibrium. On the bright side, I'll be going to watch AVATAR today, now that should lighten things up!

Greetings 2010

I had bought an Altec Lansing 2.1 Speaker set last year. This was my first 2.1 speaker set and I had never used or heard properly speakers with woofer(especially in my own house). The new sound levels were amazing, I mean compared to a pre-historic 2.0 Creative, this baby was like "O' sweet honey" to my ears, literally.......

But pretty soon I got a li'l bored of the exaggerated bass and sounds of the new speakers. Then I began looking for solutions in the internet, and my sights fell on SRS Audio Sandbox. I never even imagined how good this piece of software could be. The presets "WOW HD" and "TruSurround" worked like a charm on my entry level baby and yet, my speakers now produced sound that was crystal clear, and a league ahead of it's own self.

Here's a description of the software:-

" SRS Audio Sandbox is the ultimate audio enhancement software for the PC. Experience amazing sound tailored to any PC speaker configuration - headphones, stereo speakers, or surround speakers, all with the click of a button. Users simply select their audio content (e.g. music, movie, game or voice) and then choose from many presets (i.e. rock music, classical, jazz, country, etc).
For users who want even more customization, SRS Audio Sandbox lets you personalize your audio through the use of advanced controls, which provide deep, rich bass, restore the clarity to vocal and high frequency sounds, provide 3D enhancement for stereo and mono content, and more.

Best of all, SRS Audio Sandbox allows users to experience surround sound on their PC, regardless of their speaker arrangement, even over headphones. SRS technology is able to overcome the physical limitations of poorly placed or small size speakers, delivering the best entertainment experience available on a PC.

  • Realistic surround sound experience from desktop speakers, internal notebook speakers and headphones

  • Improved bass

  • Dialog clarity makes vocals easier to understand

  • Delivers a more lively and brilliant sound by highlighting the high frequency details originally presented in the audio source

  • Speaker output optimization to compensate and reposition audio placement for poorly placed speaker"

The advanced features include:-
  • SRS WOW HD – improves the audio performance of compressed and uncompressed audio by expanding the size of the audio image in the horizontal and verticle sound field and creating a deep, rich bass response. The patented techniques in SRS WOW HD also retrieve information lost in the mixing process to create a more natural audio experience
  • SRS TruSurround – accurately reproduces multichannel content over two speakers for a realistic surround sound experience
  • SRS Circle Surround II – creates multichannel surround sound from any audio source, including mono and stereo, when played over a 5.1 or 6.1 speaker playback system
  • SRS Headphone 360™ – delivers true 5.1 surround experience over headphones

Here's a download link to the trial of the software:-

I'm sure after using it, many will be tempted to buy it, it's an excellent piece of software and certainly worth the bucks.