Human and the Tablet

With the iPad having finally crossed the tablet/laptop chasm, the way humans interact with computers is evolving at a very rapid rate. In less than five years, we have gone from 19" screens that took input from keyboard and mouse to a 3" screen with one button. Then there ...

Manipulation. Or is it?

In the sensing world, where the rules of trade govern all, where self-effacing proses are limited to novels and history books, everything factors down to perception. Being "good" doesn’t matter except to your soul. Scholarly abilities only go as far as to provide credibility, their true purpose being lost ...

Snake v1.520 to Snake v2.0

Snake is one game that has survived the past 40 years relatively unchanged. This indicates people's preference to simplicity and a want of "fast food" games. It can't be that nobody has tried to modify the game, human curiosity and want of profit is too expansive for that ...

NeTi flow of thought - mapped.

I studied human behavior for some time. A big chunk of that revolved around Carl Jung's type theory and derivatives thereof. Anyway, I recently came across a note I made when I was just starting with psychology. I am posting it here so I can reference (and probably berate ...

Why do we like Tetris so much?

Don't know about you but for some reason, I'm completely taken by these monotonous, non-strenuous, not too interesting games. What games you ask? Tetris, Bubble Shooter, Snake, Brick Breaker, and the like. Why? Usability. Or rather, the simplicity of the games' use case. Start Tetris and you see ...

TEDxWaterloo 2011 - why!

The igniting talks of TED were in town. On March 3, 2011, gravitating speakers told the Region of Waterloo about the purpose of their lives and the dedication with which they persevere their respective causes. Whether it be a marathon swimmer with an astounding number of world records (16!) or ...

What up.

It's Naman, thank you for asking. I'm a student of Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. As part of the co-op program, I've had the good fortune in working in most areas of computer engineering. See my shameless call to fame here. I've been in ...