Monthly Archives: October 2013

Opinion: Go Fischer-Price with Flat Design

Goodness so very true. I just don’t like the look of Windows 8

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Windows 8 flat designNo, not flat-pack design, what do you think this is? IKEA? No, software design. The user interfaces for years have been Skeuomorphic and 3D; Apple went for hand stitched and patina’d leather finishes, Windows 7 was Aero’d, glassy and transparent. Buttons were pop-up, pop-out, marbled, reflective and lozenge-shaped.

Well forget all that, the future’s flat, and it’s all Windows 8’s fault.

Design trends come and go in waves of fashion, like flares, platform shoes, the Poodle Perm; there was a time when each generation of higher resolution graphics cards demanded more and more detailed widgety-do-dads, just to show where the money went. Now touch screens on tablets and smart-phones need bigger controls for stubby sausage fingers, ‘flat’ design is suddenly everywhere.

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Yes, I’m still alive!

It’s been a long time I know, but you know what guys?……….I’m doin’ just fine!!!.    I am glad that you guys haven’t forgotten about me though, and I promise…..more blog posts coming up real soon.   You probably are thinking I can do better than that, but I assure you that it’s not loose rap I am speaking.  

Wildlife Sanctuaries of India–Bandhavgarh National Park

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If you are really, really desperate to see tigers in their natural habitat, maybe you should try visiting Bandhavgarh National Park in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh since it has the highest concentration of tigers among all the national parks in India! With an area of 105 sq km open to tourists and a buffer zone of 427 sq km, Bandhavgarh National Park is home to almost 50 Bengal tigers.

A female tiger named Sita, who also appeared on the cover of National Geographic and is the most photographed tiger in the world, also lived in Banhavgarh. In fact, most tigers in the reserve today are thought to be descendants of her and a male tiger named Charger.

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