The Art of Photography

Photography , that word which always excited me upon hearing. I always wanted to learn photography as a hobby , it was something which was always a keen interest for me.

Photography , is it an art ? a science? or just a tool to capture memories?

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For me , photography is an art of capturing the moments of life and putting them in a creative way. Anybody can take photos , it just takes 5 seconds to click , but , presenting these photos and  in a way that their beauty becomes in the forefront is an art. Adding colours , lights , shades , adjusting the pictures , contrast , brightness forms part of photography.

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It is not just about taking pictures , it is what you do after with the images.  The picture of a newborn baby and his mother or a dog feeding its puppies ; how to express those moments and feelings in the deepest sense is an art.

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Looking forward to form part of this creative art form soon 🙂

QUOTE ~ “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
Ansel Adams

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LUGM meetup

I reached Ebene Accelerator at about one o’clock where the meetup was to be held. Ish, Nitin , Logan and Pawan were already there.

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By 13hr30 everything was set up for the presentations. Pawan, Ajay and Nadim set up some gadgets to record and photograph the presentations.

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The first part of the presentation was done by Logan where he talkes on OpenSSH v6.5. He explained what is OpenSSH and what are the features associated to it. OpenSSH is a FREE version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users of the Internet rely on. OpenSSH is developed by the OpenBSD Project.During the presentation,there were some questions asked by the audience. Logan talked about a new  key format, called the  Ed25519 and the ChaCha20 cipher and he gave a small demo on both of them. Logan ended his presentation on some words about the donation to the OpenBSD project 🙂

The second presentation was by S. Moonesamy  on the topic “What if .mu was in Mauritius? “.
This was an interesting debate as it involved the participation of almost everyone. He made some statistics on the loading time taken by websites and it was found the the Defi Plus took the longest time to load. SM asked us to joining a mailing list where the problems, solutions , views and opinions could be discussed. I really like this presentation as it was real facts debated on. Some websites really take much time to load and sometimes they don’t even load.

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After that Darshini and I had to leave while the geeks continued their questions ans answers sessions. It was really an awesome meetup 🙂

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Learning about LPI

LPI? What is LPI?
I heard Ish saying about this a few times, so darshini and I wanted to have more information about this. We met Ish at Mugg & Bean as usual so that he could enlightened us on certain aspects and clear our doubts.

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Ish made us part of the most essential facts to know about the LPIC, such as there are 3 levels in that and that each level constitutes of two papers each.

When I reached home, I made my little research about the LPIC. So, LPI is the Linux Professional Institute to certify IT professionals using the  Linux operating system.

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The first level, LPIC-1 is for the Junior level linux certification.

The second level, LPIC-2 for Advanced Level Linux Certification.

The third level, LPIC-3 for Senior Level Linux Certification.

Also the LPI is partnered with OpenSuse and CompTIA.

It is interesting and this is a way to start grasping more knowledge about Linux.
I think its time to get to serious work 🙂

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Linux Festival 2013

The Event

The LinuxFest 2013 turned out to be a great event and it was the eve of my birthday also 🙂 I had never participated in such a Linux event . The Infotech 2013 was a foretaste to this as i had to demonstrate Linux to the public there.

We started the event some time around 10.30. Darshini and I were supposed to be hosting the event but unfortunately, we had exams on that day. So, we joined in the festival afterwards and the members of the computer club replaced us in doing the announcements at the beginning.  So after our exams ended at 11.30, we reached the Octave Wiehe Auditorium and we took over to hosting the event.

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We had some real fun backstage and there was a time when Ish was doing his presentations and I asked him :
“Ish, are you high?”…

So the Presentations were done as follows :

Expansion of Linux & Android by Avinash Meetoo

Running Windows applications on Linux by Jochen Kirstätter
Skills needed for a Unix System Admin & open source in our current IT industry, by Nitin Bachraz
MSCC & Development on open source platforms by Nirvan Pagooah & Nayar Joolfoo
openSUSE Project / openSUSE Advocate Program by Ish Sookun
BSD & Linux by Eldergod Sælvøn
Presentation of Kali Linux by Nitin J Mutkawoa
Linux Mint for daily activities by Nadim Attari

After all the presentations, we invited everyone in the lobby for a Linux demonstration. Ish and Ajay installed Linux on the students’ laptops.

At the end of the day it turned out to be a great event to everyone’s satisfactions 🙂

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Infotech 2013

Never thought that one day I would participate in Infotech, but it turned out to be pretty awesome 🙂

So, I had to meet with the geeks at the University of Mauritius. When I reached, everyone was already here, Ish, Darshini, Nirvan and there were the members of the computer club. Ish was discussing the LinuxFest with them when Pawan and Antish arrived.

So, we headed to the Infotech at around 10hr30. We then rushed to the NCB stand and Ish started putting everything into place . Ajay then reached afterwards and gave us its camera to capture those moments. So, me and Darshini kept clicking photos here and there. While heading to the foodcourt, we did got a look about Ish’ geek girl !  Hehe 🙂

Darshini and I did some demo about Linux to the public. People were quite impressed about Linux as its new to them and they were keen to learn more about this. So we invited them to the Linux Fest 2013.

Darshini and I left early as we had some stuffs to do, but it was a wonderful day 😉

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