Monday, September 27, 2010

Iron Man 2 Technology.

Iron Man2 is a deadly sci-fi movie. As it starts, it doesn't look like one of those celebrated sci-fi movies. Man, it's the home of all tech geeks.It almost killed me when Tony Stark unleashed  his  Transparent LG Smartphone. In my own words, i would call it an "Intelligent Glass". Simply because it is transparent,a multi display & smart! That is just the tip of an iceberg!Check this out : touch-screen coffee table, and holographic lab environment into an on-screen reality are also among the deadly technologies of this movie. The coffee table is so intelligent to interact with him, even when he has gloves on.Well........................................??!!! The concept of the coffee table is inspired by Microsoft's Surface. One word to describe this great movie is, COOL!

Its Director Jon Favreau, had the idea of  presenting the future's technology, which i guess is not very far from its implementation. Well, I technically salute this genius of movie direction. I wonder how a technical salute looks like! Huh.....

This movie is hitting the US theaters  like hell.Am double sure that more than 50% of people flocking in theaters to watch it, are  geeks. Prove me wrong. Many activities accompany the release of such a movie; pirates  are making the best out of it, hackers trying to get access to Stark Expo website. Oops! Did i say website? Yeah! I thought Stark Industries is a fictitious company, but my research has proven me wrong. Actually, there's a website to this Check it out.

Peeps, have a look at this list of armors from 1960s. To read more, just click on the links.

Pictures of Iron Man2 Technology

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Apple i-Pod classic!

i-Pod classic is everything a geek needs to dilute the boiling brains! It has striking features, both capacity and beauty. I just wish i owned one. Am tired of listening to music on my Motorola L7. It's time to go real geeky now!
Some of the features that really make me like am going to shoot the Apple nerds are:
  • Music Genius
  • TV & Movies
  • Capacity
  • Clicking wheel
  • Games
  • Photo Sharing
Music Genius
Check this; you’re listening to a song you really like and want to hear other tracks that go great with it. With a few clicks, the Genius feature finds other songs on your i Pod classic that sound great with the one you're listening to, then makes a Genius playlist for you. Or get even more sets of customized songs when you use the new Genius Mixes feature in iTunes. Just sync your i Pod classic to iTunes, and Genius automatically searches your library to create perfect mixes you'll love
TV & Movies
The vivid 2.5-inch screen makes video come alive. Purchase or rent movies, buy TV shows, and download video podcasts from the iTunes Store, then sync them to your i Pod classic to watch anywhere, anytime.
My few words are,DON'T LEAVE ANYTHING BEHIND. It has a capacity of 160GB. What an incredible technology implemented on small gadget!

Play your favourite game on this cool i Pod classic.Put hours of fun at your fingertips. These games are only designed for i Pod interfaces.So Chinese guys thinking of "copy catting", i have one word for you.SORRY!

Photo Sharing
iPod classic uses iTunes to sync the photos you have in iPhoto on a Mac. You can view photo slideshows complete with music and transitions on iPod classic, or play them on a TV using an optional Apple component or composite AV cable. Beat that!

Clicking wheel
Finding exactly what you want to watch or listen to is easy. Use the Click Wheel to browse by album art with Cover Flow or navigate your songs and videos by playlist, artist, album, genre, and more. You can also search for specific titles and artists. Want to mix things up? Click Shuffle Songs for a different experience every time.

Great time with your i Pod classic.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Bill Gates

William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, philanthropist, author and chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third.During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect, and remains the largest individual shareholder with more than 8 percent of the common stock. He has also authored or co-authored several books.

Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Although he is admired by many, a number of industry insiders criticize his business tactics, which they consider anti-competitive, an opinion which has in some cases been upheld by the courts (see Criticism of Microsoft). In the later stages of his career, Gates has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, established in 2000.

Bill Gates stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in January 2000. He remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect. In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning from full-time work at Microsoft to part-time work and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He gradually transferred his duties to Ray Ozzie, chief software architect and Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer. Gates' last full-time day at Microsoft was June 27, 2008. He remains at Microsoft as non-executive chairman.

The main thing that drove me about this guy is the kind of life he lives! Damn his car. Have a look at this:

Fuck this guy! If he drove this in Kenya, all the Cabinet Ministers would go on strike!! That is just a tip of an ice-berg. Look at his living room. One would mistake this to an aquarium, is it?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Systems As Planned Organizational Change

You’ve ever asked yourself what’s an information system? Majority would say that it’s a computer program, but of course not a system analyst! Technically speaking, an I.S (common acronym for an information system) is : interrelated components working together to collect, process, store and disseminate information to support decision making, coordination, control, analysis  and visualization in an organization. Well, I might not sound technical because maybe you expected some I.T jargon. The technicality comes in when manager thinks of implementing an I.S in his organization.
Development of an IS is an organizational planned change. Anyone with the title of a manger must know the meaning of planning-addressing the future of a firm with regard to what the organization needs to do to actualize its goals in the future.

The planning process may even unveil unseen hurdles, which would have slowed down or terminated the organizational change in question.

There are four types of structural organizational changes enabled by information technology:

  • Automation
  • Re-engineering
  • Rational
  • Paradigm Shift

This is the common type of IT enabled organizational change. The first automation systems involved assisting employees carrying out tasks effectively. Customers too enjoy the fruits of automation through effective and quality services & products. A local example of an automation system is the Safaricom’s M-pesa service. The system achieved its goal perfectly. Can you just imagine sending and receiving money by just a press of button? Other organizations have introduced the service too. E.g. Zain (Zap), Yu (Yu cash), Family Bank (Pesa Pap!).


This is a deeper form of organizational change. It involves streamlining of procedures. Organizations vary in procedures. Supermarkets use retail management systems to handle stock, either selling or taking stock. Assuming there’s no system, the whole process would be one hell of a task! Thanks to IT for the R.M.S.


This is the most powerful organizational change. It involves analyzing, simplifying, & redesigning business process (unique ways in which organizations coordinate & organize work activities, information, and knowledge to produce a product or service).

By doing so, an organization improves speed, service & quality. Business re-engineering reorganizes work flows, combining steps to cut waste & eliminating repetitive, paper-intensive task. The job might be eliminated too. Here’s an international example involving Ford Motor Company.
Accounts Payable Clerks used to spend most of their time resolving discrepancies between purchase orders, recovering documents & invoices. Ford re-engineered its accounts payable process, such that the purchase department enters an order into an online database that can be checked by the receiving department, when the ordered items arrive. If the goods match the purchase order, then the system automatically generates a check for accounts payable to send to the vendor. No need of venders to send invoices.

Paradigm shift

It involves rethinking, changing the business model & the nature of business. Paradigm shifts & re-engineering often fail because it’s difficult to orchestrate organizational change. Most organizations embrace these changes because the returns are awesome.
As I earlier said, any organizational including IT enabled ones, must be planned first to prevent any fallbacks. Organizational fallbacks maybe disastrous to the internal as well as external environments of an organization.