Googles new Android update is brighter and bolder than ever before

first_img Source: Google Developer/YouTubeNotifications has been given a redesign too. Originally appearing at the top of the screen via an icon, the lock screen will allow users to see what they missed and respond to certain apps directly from the lock screen. The look is rather similar to Google Now with decent sized cards showing you what you missed.Also, if you’re using an app and a phone call comes through, it will appear as a drop-down notification, allowing you to accept, reject or just ignore it and continue whatever you’re doing. Source: Google Developers/YouTubeThe recent apps screen has also gotten a makeover as well. Instead of displaying your most recent apps in a line, they are now stacked on top of each other. It also displays recently accessed web pages too, suggesting that certain apps could have multiple items in the list if required. Source: Google Developers/YouTubeThe L preview is available for developer devices to download from today, while the official release is expected to happen sometime in Autumn.Read: Futuristic: this city is getting its own network of sky cars >Read: Now Facebook is letting anyone download its Snapchat-inspired app > GOOGLE HAS REVEALED its redesigned version of Android, currently codenamed L, a few months after it revealed its last major update KitKat.During the two and a half-hour keynote at Google I/O, the senior VP of Android, Chrome and Apps Sundar Pichai said there were over 5,000 API changes, stating that the company wanted to “rethink the user design experience in Android.”Many of these changes involved linking up to other devices like Android Wear smartwatches, Android TV, AndroidAuto – its in-car dashboard offering – and using Chromecast to display Android on your TV, but the original Android platform was still front and centre of everything that happened.Of the changes announced, the biggest change was visual. Calling the new look ‘Material Design,’ the design language provides a more radical look for Android apps, web applications and for Chrome OS, and provides a more consistent design across all platforms.The new interface features bolder colours, smoother screen transition for apps and services, minimalist Android buttons, changing from square to round icons and animated touch feedback.One of the apps which showed off the redesign was the Gmail app, which saw a side-by-comparison of the old and new version. Alongside that was the preview of a quiz app showing off the concept. Anyone using a Chrome browser can preview it here.last_img read more

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Pollution les sacs plastiques sont bannis de Mexico

first_imgPollution : les sacs plastiques sont bannis de MexicoMexico, Mexique – Une loi votée en août 2009 par la municipalité de Mexico, vient d’entrer en application. Les sacs plastiques ont été bannis de la ville, et les commerçants qui continueront à en distribuer seront passibles d’amendes pouvant s’élever à 71 000 euros.La ville de Mexico a déclaré la guerre aux sacs plastiques avec l’entrée en vigueur d’une loi. Comme l’a expliqué un représentant de la mairie, cette directive a pour visée de “décourager l’utilisation du plastique, un des principaux résidus solides polluants”.À lire aussiZombies, Lune et plastique, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 27 juinLes boutiques et magasins qui continueront à distribuer des sacs plastiques seront passibles d’amendes. Leur montant sera calculé sur des multiples du salaire minimum dans la capitale, environ 4,5 dollars par jour, et pourra s’élever de 4.500 à 90.000 dollars (71 000 euros). Toutefois avant d’appliquer ces sanctions, les autorités de la mégapole de 8,7 millions d’habitants, vont laisser passer une période d’évaluation. Les sanctions dépendront alors d’une plainte ou d’une inspection chez les contrevenants.La municipalité de Mexico tente depuis un moment d’inciter les particuliers au tri sélectif des déchets ménagers. Mais les équipements de collecte et de recyclage de la ville sont aujourd’hui encore insuffisants.Le 23 août 2010 à 19:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Time Magazines Mock Call of Duty Cover Fair or Foul

first_imgMost of the comments to The New York Times article aren’t buying that. “Awesome, Time Magazine. Really awesome. Your previous ‘landmark’ covers have served as mementos for those who, oh I don’t know, died on September 11th or won Nobel prizes,” wrote “NdG Helmand.” “Let us not forget, however, that most-important demographic: the American X-Box player. Wouldn’t want to come up short in recognizing him for his accomplishment, which was to purchase a video game! This whole thing is consumerism and advertising at its worst, thinly veiled by the bogus guise of “reaching an untapped demographic. . . You know what would make me happy, Kim? If Time Magazine retained a shred of journalistic integrity instead of selling out to the fast-food consuming, instant gratification requiring, automatic approval seeking underachievers that make up this unfortunate generation of young Americans.”However, another poster says, “I think you are all ridiculous. This is smart marketing to link to a top selling franchise. This doesn’t hurt Time‘s credibility – they didn’t put this on an actual cover. Its a creative way to get press for a magazine and possibly introduce Time to a younger audience.”Sid Holt, CEO of the American Society of Magazine Editors, doesn’t see a problem. “I rather feel like I am being asked to decide whether Orson Welles had the right to disguise “The War of the Worlds” as a newscast,” he told FOLIO:. “Publishers are free to us their brands, including logos to promote consumer products. ASME does of course insist that the difference between editorial content and marketing messages must be transparent, but that principal applies to magazines and websites, not mock covers used to promote video games. I would be concerned if consumers had reason to believe that this was a genuine Time cover, but as far as I can tell, neither is true–though of course the last time I played a video game Mott the Hoople was on the radio.”    Magazines have always been held to a stricter standard than other media when it comes to the ad/edit line, although the industry saw a flurry of highly public cover ads in 2009 including ESPN the Magazine, which featured a Gatorade ad flap that partly obscured the cover of its April 6 baseball preview issue; Scholastic Parent & Child, which featured a cover ad for a company called Smilebox that appeared in the lower right corner with the label “advertisement” in small type; Us Weekly, which ran a mock cover on its April 20 issue as part of a five-page ad for HBO’s Grey Gardens; Entertainment Weekly, which ASME cited for a cover notch promoting an ABC television program on an issue; and Esquire, which featured a cover “window” that opens to an ad. And of course, who can forget XXL editor-in-chief Elliott Wilson appearing in a back cover ad in his own magazine for a clothing brand back in 2007? The difference there is the cover ads were part of real issues, not a mock cover like Time‘s Call of Duty promo (however, a poll on FolioMag.com in May 2009 found that 51 percent of respondents believe any form of cover advertisement is a violation of editorial ethics, with 46 percent thinking cover ads are a legitimate business opportunity, while 3 percent weren’t sure). Marketing services and “brand journalism” are potentially the new hot moneymakers for magazine publishers, but that means the ad/edit line has to be enforced with even more vigor. Many publishers are creating entirely separate divisions to handle that type of work but often it’s the magazine brand that’s still the initial draw for many brands). What’s your opinion of Time‘s Call of Duty promotion? A mock issue of Time Magazine is appearing in GameStop stores as part of a promotion for Activision, which makes the shoot-em-up video game Call of Duty. The cover image (which features Time‘s signature border and nameplate and a burned out Wall Street) is used in a mock poster for the game. This represents the first occasion a Time cover has been used to promote a commercial product, according to The New York Times. “This is where the boys are,” Time publisher Kim Kelleher told The New York Times. “This is a great way to connect with millions of people we might not have otherwise connected with.” Time editor Rich Stengel told The New York Times that the magazine’s Person of the Year issue has featured fictional characters in the past and this isn’t much different. “I see this as a similar idea in a different medium-a medium that is one of the biggest entertainment franchises around.” last_img read more

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Latin GRAMMY Winners Karol G Rosalía Maluma More Share Excitement On Social

first_imgJ Balvin took home his third Latin GRAMMY this year for Best Urban Music Album for Vibras, his hit-filled fifth studio album released in May 2018. He gave a moving speech about the positive influence of reggaeton and even shouted out fellow category-nominee and Puerto Rican reggaeton star Ozuna. Balvin’s recent Instagram post showed him raising the award in the air on stage with a fittingly simple yet powerful caption that translates to: “Latin Grammys. GOD BLESS REGGAETON. AMEN.”2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners ListRead more Latin GRAMMY Winners Celebrate On Social latin-grammy-winners-karol-g-rosal%C3%ADa-maluma-more-share-excitement-social-media Maluma, looking ultra-stylish in a fitted all-black suit, also took home his first Latin GRAMMY, for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album for F.A.M.E, his third LP released earlier this year. He showed off his GRAMMY and fashionable digs on Instagram with a caption that translates to: “IT WAS NOT BEFORE, IT WAS NOT AFTER. IT WAS TODAY.”  News Latin GRAMMY Winners Karol G, Rosalía, Maluma & More Share Excitement On Social Media Facebook The 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards was quite the celebration, as many talented artists were honored—here’s our roundup of some of the winner’s best reactions on social mediaAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Nov 16, 2018 – 2:24 pm The Biggest Night in Latin Music took over Las Vegas on Nov. 15 for the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards and celebrated some of its brightest rising and established stars. The evening made some artist first-time winners and gave other artists more awards to add to their collection, with many taking to social media to celebrate with fans.Several incredibly talented young artists had the excitement of taking home their first Latin GRAMMY wins, including Spain’s nuevo flamenco popstar Rosalía, Colombia’s reigning queen of reggaeton Karol G and fellow Colombian Maluma, the sensual pop-infused reggaeton singer. Another Colombian reggaetonero, the forefather of the reemergence of the genre, J Balvin, took home his third Latin GRAMMY this year. Another first time Latin GRAMMY winner, Rosalía, was thrilled to take home two awards last night, both for her song “Malamente,” which she also performed. During her second acceptance speech, for Best Fusion/Urban Interpretation, she thanked the female musicians, including Lauryn Hill and Björk, that came before her and continue to inspire her. The Spanish star’s reaction on Twitter to her second win summed up the excitement perfectly: “SECOND GRAMMY MALAMENTE OMG OMG OMG OMG.”She was unable to make it to her first Latin GRAMMY acceptance, so uploaded a video on Instagram to excitedly tell her fans about it, “Omg, omg they have told me I have just won my first GRAMMY,” she said on her way to the event. “I’m flipping out.” https://twitter.com/rosaliavt/status/1063249928930148353 https://twitter.com/KarolGmusic/status/1063303080236670977 Karol G took home the high honor of winning Best New Artist and GRAMMY-nominated pop singer Halsey, who handed the award over to her, could not but help but share Karol G’s excitement, reflecting on the joy she felt when receiving her first GRAMMY nod.”My first Grammy nomination was a massive moment in my life and I was so excited to hand @KarolGmusic her award at the @LatinGRAMMYs tonight,” Halsey said. “So well deserved beauty felicidades [congratulations].”Halsey received her first two GRAMMY nominations at the 59th GRAMMY Awards. Karol G replied to the singer with, “Today was an entire dream.” https://www.instagram.com/p/BqOiWX5ngOu/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Email https://www.instagram.com/p/BqQCKIxn95t/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Twitter last_img read more

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Juneau Soccer Club defrauded in online scam

first_imgJuneau Soccer Club hosts a number of community soccer events including the coed camp, pictured here on June 26, 2015, which promotes the global sport. (File photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)An online fraud scheme has bilked the Juneau Soccer Club out of more than $13,700.Listen nowIt began in February when a series of innocuous looking emails appeared.“It’s a form of email scam called ‘spoofing’ where they make it appear that the email is coming from someone in your organization,” Ellie Davis, a board member of the club, said on Monday. The nonprofit has nearly 400 players — some as young as 4 — signed up and organizes teams and tournaments. “The emails appeared to be from our board president to our board treasurer and the emails requested that payments be made on an invoice for some soccer equipment.”The so-called invoices requested three separate payments: $2,800, $5,500 and $5,384.The board treasurer paid what appeared to be legitimate expenses.But when the club president denied ever making the requests, it was clear something was wrong.That’s when the club took a closer look.“Hindsight is 20/20,” Davis said. “When you looked back at some of the detailed information in the emails that you couldn’t get unless you were looking at it in an expanded view, the time zones suggested that they were not in Alaska or maybe not in the United States.”Fortunately the club has enough savings to take the hit and doesn’t plan to cancel any programs.Juneau Police Lt. David Campbell said the department is investigating the source of the emails.“In the time I’ve been on the Juneau Police Department, I’ve seen lots of fraud cases come through,” Campbell said Monday. “I haven’t seen necessarily a spoofing one come through like this one has. But I think one of the best defenses that an organization can have is just really strong internal accounting principles.”The Juneau Soccer Club has a 2014 policy requiring two signatures for payments in excess of $5,000.Campbell said that’s a good policy. Though it wasn’t followed in this case.“Having procedures in place that require funds to be distributed by more than just one person’s authorization would go a long way,” Campbell said. “Having multiple eyes look at something before a transfer happens is always a good idea.”The soccer club’s treasurer has since resigned.last_img read more

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Centre toys with Delimitation Commission in Jammu and Kashmir

first_imgHome Minister Amit Shah has already had a closed-door meeting with Governor Satyapal Malik.IANSHome Minister Amit Shah has hit the ground running, as expected. With a catalogue of review meetings, Shah has many crucial things on his agenda including redrawing the long pending delimitation of constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir.With President’s Rule operational in the strife-torn state, Shah has already had a closed-door meeting with Governor Satyapal Malik. He also met Director, Intelligence Bureau Rajiv Jain and Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba. Almost in parallel, it is believed that the J&K Division in the vast swathe of Ministry of Home Affairs may be restructured.The state has been under President’s Rule since December 18, 2018. This is likely to be extended beyond July 3. The security forces have been flushing out local militants and have already notched up 100 kills in the year to date.On the drawing board is believed to be the action plan for fresh delimitation of constituencies and appointment of a Delimitation Commission. At the very kernel of delimitation is redrawing the scope and size of Assembly constituencies and determine the number of seats to be reserved for SC.This is, in the main to correct inequity and anomaly of regional disparity long suffered by Jammu province, and also provide representation to all reserved categories in the State Assembly.The main grouse of Jammu being that growing imbalance emerging out of a composition of various constituencies would continue. Another section of thought is that Kashmir Valley claims that it has no SC or ST while Gujjars, Bakerwals and Gaddies were given Scheduled Tribe status in 1991 and form 11 per cent of the population but have no political reservation.One needs to be mindful that the Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir, enacted in 1957, was based on the Maharaja’s Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir of 1939, which was still in force. After accession to India, the State Constituent Assembly was constituted under the 1939 Constitution, but Sheikh Abdullah’s administration arbitrarily carved out 30 seats for Jammu region and 43 seats for Kashmir region and two seats for Ladakh region. This regional disparity became entrenched thereafter: Kashmir (46), Jammu (37) and Ladakh (four).Sometime in December 2016, a Cabinet Sub Committee on implementation of Agenda of Alliance of PDP-BJP government had referred the said issue of working out the modalities to a high-level bureaucratic panel. But this did not fructify.During Ghulam Nabi Azad’s term as Chief Minister, he had recommended a proposal of 25 per cent all-round increase in the number of Assembly seats of all three geographical regions in the state which would have resulted in an additional 22 constituencies in the Assembly. But PDP-Congress did not have the two-thirds heft in the Assembly and in any case NC had opposed it.According to the 2011 census, the total population of Jammu Division was 5,378,538 of which Dogras were the dominant group comprising 62.55 per cent of the population. Jammu has 25.93 per cent of the area and 42.89 per cent of the population.Against this, Kashmir Division or the intermontane valley population in 2011 was 6,888,475 with 96.40 per cent Muslims. Though it has 15.73 per cent of the state’s area, it holds 54.93 per cent of the population. Ladakh has 58.33 per cent of the area accounting for 2.18 per cent of the population, a mere 274,289 people reside there of which 46.40 per cent are Muslims, 12.11 per cent Hindus and 39.67 per cent Buddhists.The last time a delimitation exercise took place in the state was also under President’s Rule, as far back as 1995 in extremely difficult circumstances by the Justice (retd) K.K. Gupta Commission. Incidentally, the Constitution provides for delimitation every 10 years, the next delimitation of Assembly constituencies should have logically taken place in 2005.However, in 2002, the Farooq Abdullah government chose to freeze delimitation until 2026 by amending the Jammu & Kashmir Representation of the People Act 1957 and Section 47(3) of the Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir. The amended Section 47(3) provided “that until the relevant figures for the first census taken after the year 2026 have been published, it shall not be necessary to readjust the total number of seats in the Legislative Assembly of the State and the division of the State into territorial constituencies under this sub-section”. This put the contentious matter in abeyance.This is where the Governor comes in. On his intervention, this can be changed. For during President’s Rule, the legislative authority is vested in the Governor. The last delimitation on the provisional basis was done in 1993 by Governor Jagmohan when J&K was divided into 87 Assembly constituencies.The Governor is competent to amend section 47 of the Constitution to delete the objectionable proviso which barred the setting up of a Delimitation Commission. Furthermore, Section 3 of the Representation of the People Act gives the Governor the mandate to constitute a DC.J&K has the powers to revoke the law through a Constitutional Amendment with a two-thirds majority and ramp up the number of seats. If the Governor sets up a Delimitation Commission, then the ball will start rolling. By fast-tracking it before the elections, some sort of common ground could be found.At the moment there are seven seats reserved for Scheduled Castes in the Assembly, all in the Jammu Division which hasn’t been rotated since 1996 – Chamb, Domana, Ranbir Singh Pura, Samba, Hiranagar, Chennai and Ramban (separate) in Jammu, Kathua and Udhampur districts, respectively.Convention says that the next delimitation can only take place after Census 2031 unless the Governor intervenes and rectifies this irregularity. In another peculiarity, the State Constitution, under Section 48, reserves 24 seats in the 111-member Assembly for the area under Pakistani occupation (since 1947-48).last_img read more

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Anna Burns wins 2018 Man Booker Prize

first_imgWriter Anna Burns smiles after she was presented with the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018 by Britain`s Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall during the prize`s 50th year at the Guildhall in London. Photo: ReutersAnna Burns has become the first Northern Irish author to win the Man Booker prize, taking the £50,000 award for “Milkman”, her timely, Troubles-set novel about a young woman being sexually harassed by a powerful man.The experimental novel, Burns’ third, is narrated by an unnamed 18-year-old girl, known as “middle sister”, who is being pursued by a much older paramilitary figure, the milkman. It is “incredibly original”, according to the Booker’s chair of judges, the philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, the Guardian reported.“None of us has ever read anything like this before,” said Appiah, announcing the win at a dinner at London’s Guildhall. “Anna Burns’ utterly distinctive voice challenges conventional thinking and form in surprising and immersive prose. It is a story of brutality, sexual encroachment and resistance threaded with mordant humour.”Written in lengthy blocks of paragraphs, eschewing character names for descriptions, Appiah admitted that Milkman could be seen as “challenging, but in the way a walk up Snowdon is challenging. It is definitely worth it because the view is terrific when you get to the top,” he said.“I spend my time reading articles in the Journal of Philosophy so by my standards this is not too hard. And it is enormously rewarding if you persist with it. Because of the flow of the language and the fact some of the language is unfamiliar, it is not a light read (but) I think it is going to last.”The win makes the 56-year-old author the first Northern Irish winner—previous Irish winners, including John Banville, Anne Enright and Roddy Doyle, all come from the Irish Republic. It also makes her the first female winner since 2012, when Hilary Mantel took the award with Bring Up the Bodies.Burns beat writers including American literary heavyweight Richard Powers, Daisy Johnson, at 27 the youngest author ever to be shortlisted for the award, and Canadian Esi Edugyan.According to Appiah, the judges, picking from a shortlist that delved into some dark themes, were “unanimous” in their choice of winner – and not influenced by concerns that picking a third American winner in a row could cause controversy.Burns, who was born in Belfast and now lives in East Sussex, drew on her own experiences growing up in what she called “a place that was rife with violence, distrust and paranoia”. As the milkman presses his advances on the reluctant middle sister, rumours begin that she is having an affair with him.“But I had not been having an affair with the milkman. I did not like the milkman and had been frightened and confused by his pursuing and attempting an affair with me,” Burns’s narrator tells us.“I don’t know whose milkman he was. He wasn’t our milkman. I don’t think he was anybody’s. He didn’t take milk orders. There was no milk about him. He didn’t ever deliver milk.”Milkman also spoke to the concerns of today, he said. “I think this novel will help people think about #MeToo … It is to be commended for giving us a deep and subtle and morally and intellectually challenging picture of what #MeToo is about.”Burns, who has previously been shortlisted for the Orange prize, revealed in the Guardian last week that Milkman has its origins in “a few hundred words that were superfluous in a novel I was currently writing”. She tried to craft a short story from them, and they turned in to Milkman.“The book didn’t work with names. It lost power and atmosphere and turned into a lesser – or perhaps just a different – book. In the early days I tried out names a few times, but the book wouldn’t stand for it. The narrative would become heavy and lifeless and refuse to move on until I took them out again. Sometimes the book threw them out itself,” she said.last_img

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Mothers Wax Museum to screen films starting from KIFF 2018

first_imgKolkata: Mother’s Wax Museum will join the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), which is scheduled to be inaugurated on November 11, when films will be screened here for the first time.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had opened the Mother’s Wax Museum from the stage of KIFF in 2014. Now, screening of movies will be held at the museum for free. At Nazrul Tirtha, films will be screened in all the three halls during KIFF. Documentary films are shown regularly at Nazrul Tirtha for free. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter KIFF, children’s festival will be held at Rabindra Tirtha. Obeying the order of the state Information and Cultural Affairs department, Bengali movies are now being screened during prime time slots, in a bid to boost Bengali cinema. New Town is coming up as a major cultural hub of the city. People from New Town, Salt Lake and its neighbourhood attend various cultural shows that are being held regularly in New Town. The screening of documentary films at Nazrul Tirtha has become very popular among the people. Meanwhile, the footfall at the ‘seven wonders’ in Eco Park has crossed 10 lakh in 11 months. The miniature replicas of the seven wonders of the world have been built meticulously.last_img read more

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Building C game play engines in finite state machine pattern Tutorial

first_img Update(); } … Our Init() function is straightforward; all we are doing in the function is taking in the provided values and setting them to the corresponding variable we declared. Once we have set these values, we simply call the Update() function to handle the calculations for the newly created camera object: … void Camera3D::Update() { m_forward = glm::vec3( glm::cos(m_verticalAngle) * glm::sin(m_horizontalAngle), glm::sin(m_verticalAngle), glm::cos(m_verticalAngle) * glm::cos(m_horizontalAngle) ); The Update() function is where all of the heavy lifting of the classes is done. It starts out by calculating the new forward for our camera. This is done with a simple formula leveraging GLM’s cosine and sine functions. What is occurring is that we are converting from spherical coordinates to cartesian coordinates so that we can use the value in the creation of our view matrix. m_right = glm::vec3( glm::sin(m_horizontalAngle – 3.14f / 2.0f), 0, glm::cos(m_horizontalAngle – 3.14f / 2.0f) ); After we calculate the new forward, we then calculate the new right vector for our camera, again using a simple formula that leverages GLM’s sine and cosine functions: m_up = glm::cross(m_right, m_forward); Now that we have the forward and up vectors calculated, we can use GLM’s cross-product function to calculate the new up vector for our camera. It is important that these three steps happen every time the camera changes position or rotation, and before the creation of the camera’s view matrix: float FoV = m_initialFoV; Next, we specify the FOV. Currently, I am just setting it back to the initial FOV specified when initializing the camera object. This would be the place to recalculate the FOV if the camera was, say, zoomed in or out (hint: mouse scroll could be useful here): m_projection = glm::perspective(glm::radians(FoV), 4.0f / 3.0f, 0.1f, 100.0f); Once we have the field of view specified, we can then calculate the projection matrix for our camera. Luckily for us, GLM has a very handy function called glm::perspective(), which takes in a field of view in radians, an aspect ratio, the near clipping distance, and a far clipping distance, which will then return a created projection matrix for us. Since this is an example, I have specified a 4:3 aspect ratio (4.0f/3.0f) and a clipping space of 0.1 units to 100 units directly. In production, you would ideally move these values to variables that could be changed during runtime: m_view = glm::lookAt( m_position, m_position + m_forward, m_up ); } Finally, the last thing we do in the Update() function is to create the view matrix. As I mentioned before, we are fortunate that the GLM library supplies a lookAt() function to abstract all the steps we discussed earlier in the section. This lookAt() function takes three parameters. The first is the position of the camera. The second is a vector value of where the camera is pointed, or looking at, which we provide by doing a simple addition of the camera’s current position and it’s calculated forward. The last parameter is the camera’s current up vector which, again, we calculated previously. Once finished, this function will return the newly updated view matrix to use in our graphics pipeline. We learned to create a simple FSM game engine with C++. Checkout this book Mastering C++ game Development to learn high-end game development with advanced C++ 17 programming techniques. Read Next: How AI is changing game development How to use arrays, lists, and dictionaries in Unity for 3D game development Unity 2D & 3D game kits simplify Unity game development for beginners void GameWaiting::Draw() { … //Called when entering the GameWaiting state’s OnEntry function … void SetCurrentState(int nextState); void AddState(GameState * newState); void GameWaiting::Update(float deltaTime) { … //Called when entering the GameWaiting state’s OnEntry function … class GameOver : GameState { virtual void OnEntry() override; virtual void OnExit() override; virtual void Update(float deltaTime) override; virtual void Draw() override; }; Nothing new here; we are just declaring the functions for each of our GameState classes. Now, in our GameStates.cpp file, we can implement each individual state’s functions as described in the preceding code: #include “GameStates.h” void GameWaiting::OnEntry() { … //Called when entering the GameWaiting state’s OnEntry function … } GameState* GoToNext(); GameState * GoToPrevious(); class GameRunning: GameState { virtual void OnEntry() override; virtual void OnExit() override; virtual void Update(float deltaTime) override; virtual void Draw() override; }; // Called in the main game loop virtual void Update(float deltaTime) = 0; }; } As you can see, this is just a very simple class that has a constructor, a virtual destructor, and three completely virtual functions that each inherited state must override. OnEntry, which will be called as the state is first entered, will only execute once per state change. OnExit, like OnEntry, will only be executed once per state change and is called when the state is about to be exited. The last function is the Update function; this will be called once per game loop and will contain much of the state’s logic. Although this seems very simple, it gives us a great starting point to build more complex states. Now let’s implement this basic IState class in our examples and see how we can use it for one of the common needs of a state machine: creating game states. First, we will create a new class called GameState that will inherit from IState. This will be the new base class for all the states our game will need. The GameState.h file consists of the following: #pragma once #include class GameState : BookEngine::IState { public: GameState(); ~GameState(); //Our overrides virtual void OnEntry() = 0; virtual void OnExit() = 0; virtual void Update(float deltaTime) = 0; //Added specialty function virtual void Draw() = 0; }; The GameState class is very much like the IState class it inherits from, except for one key difference. In this class, we add a new virtual method Draw() that all classes will now inherit from GameState will be implemented. Each time we use IState and create a new specialized base class, player state, menu state, and so on, we can add these new functions to customize it to the requirements of the state machine. This is how we use inheritance and polymorphism to create more complex states and state machines. Continuing with our example, let’s now create a new GameState. We start by creating a new class called GameWaiting that inherits from GameState. To make it a little easier to follow, I have grouped all of the new GameState inherited classes into one set of files GameStates.h and GameStates.cpp. The GamStates.h file will look like the following: #pragma once #include “GameState.h” class GameStateList { public: GameStateList (IGame* game); ~ GameStateList (); class GameWaiting: GameState { virtual void OnEntry() override; virtual void OnExit() override; virtual void Update(float deltaTime) override; virtual void Draw() override; }; } … //Other GameState implementations … For the sake of page space, I am only showing the GameWaiting implementation, but the same goes for the other states. Each one will have its own unique implementation of these functions, which allows you to control the code flow and implement more states as necessary without creating a hard-to-follow maze of code paths. Now that we have our states defined, we can implement them in our game. Of course, we could go about this in many different ways. We could follow the same pattern that we did with our screen system and implement a GameState list class, a definition of which could look like the following: class GameState; } protected: IGame* m_game = nullptr; std::vector m_states; int m_currentStateIndex = -1; }; } Or we could simply use the GameState classes we created with a simple enum and a switch case. The use of the state pattern allows for this flexibility. Working with cameras At this point, we have discussed a good amount about the structure of systems and have now been able to move on to designing ways of interacting with our game and 3D environment. This brings us to an important topic: the design of virtual camera systems. A camera is what provides us with a visual representation of our 3D world. It is how we immerse ourselves and it provides us with feedback on our chosen interactions. In this section, we are going to cover the concept of a virtual camera in computer graphics. Before we dive into writing the code for our camera, it is important to have a strong understanding of how, exactly, it all works. Let’s start with the idea of being able to navigate around the 3D world. In order to do this, we need to use what is referred to as a transformation pipeline. A transformation pipeline can be thought of as the steps that are taken to transform all objects and points relative to the position and orientation of a camera viewpoint. The following is a simple diagram that details the flow of a transformation pipeline: Beginning with the first step in the pipeline, local space, when a mesh is created it has a local origin 0 x, 0 y, 0 z. This local origin is typically located in either the center of the object or in the case of some player characters, the center of the feet. All points that make up that mesh are then based on that local origin. When talking about a mesh that has not been transformed, we refer to it as being in local space: The preceding image pictures the gnome mesh in a model editor. This is what we would consider local space. In the next step, we want to bring a mesh into our environment, the world space. In order to do this, we have to multiply our mesh points by what is referred to as a model matrix. This will then place the mesh in world space, which sets all the mesh points to be relative to a single world origin. It’s easiest to think of world space as being the description of the layout of all the objects that make up your game’s environment. Once meshes have been placed in world space, we can start to do things such as compare distances and angles. A great example of this step is when placing game objects in a world/level editor; this is creating a description of the model’s mesh in relation to other objects and a single world origin (0,0,0). We will discuss editors in more detail in the next chapter. Next, in order to navigate this world space, we have to rearrange the points so that they are relative to the camera’s position and orientations. To accomplish this, we perform a few simple operations. The first is to translate the objects to the origin. First, we would move the camera from its current world coordinates. In the following example figure, there is 20 on the x axis, 2 on the y axis, and -15 on the z axis, to the world origin or 0,0,0. We can then map the objects by subtracting the camera’s position, the values used to translate the camera object, which in this case would be -20, -2, 15. So if our game object started out at 10.5 on the x axis, 1 on the y axis, and -20 on the z axis, the newly translated coordinates would be -9.5, -1, -5. The last operation is to rotate the camera to face the desired direction; in our current case, that would be pointing down the –z axis. For the following example, that would mean rotating the object points by -90 degrees, making the example game object’s new position 5, -1, -9.5. These operations combine into what is referred to as the view matrix: Before we go any further, I want to briefly cover some important details when it comes to working with matrices, in particular, handling matrix multiplication and the order of operations. When working with OpenGL, all matrices are defined in a column-major layout. The opposite being row-major layout, found in other graphics libraries such as Microsoft’s DirectX. The following is the layout for column-major view matrices, where U is the unit vector pointing up, F is our vector pointing forward, R is the right vector, and P is the position of the camera: When constructing a matrix with a combination of translations and rotations, such as the preceding view matrix, you cannot, generally, just stick the rotation and translation values into a single matrix. In order to create a proper view matrix, we need to use matrix multiplication to combine two or more matrices into a single final matrix. Remembering that we are working with column-major notations, the order of the operations is therefore right to left. This is important since, using the orientation (R) and translation (T) matrices, if we say V = T x R, this would produce an undesired effect because this would first rotate the points around the world origin and then move them to align to the camera position as the origin. What we want is V = R x T, where the points would first align to the camera as the origin and then apply the rotation. In a row-major layout, this is the other way around of course: The good news is that we do not necessarily need to handle the creation of the view matrix manually. Older versions of OpenGL and most modern math libraries, including GLM, have an implementation of a lookAt() function. Most take a version of camera position, target or look position, and the up direction as parameters, and return a fully created view matrix. We will be looking at how to use the GLM implementation of the lookAt() function shortly, but if you want to see the full code implementation of the ideas described just now, check out the source code of GLM which is included in the project source repository. Continuing through the transformation pipeline, the next step is to convert from eye space to homogeneous clip space. This stage will construct a projection matrix. The projection matrix is responsible for a few things. First is to define the near and far clipping planes. This is the visible range along the defined forward axis (usually z). Anything that falls in front of the near distance and anything that falls past the far distance is considered out of range. Any geometrical objects that are on the outside of this range will be clipped (removed) from the pipeline in a later step. Second is to define the Field of View (FOV). Despite the name, the field of view is not a field but an angle. For the FOV, we actually only specify the vertical range; most modern games use 66 or 67 degrees for this. The horizontal range will be calculated for us by the matrix once we provide the aspect ratio (how wide compared to how high). To demonstrate, a 67 degree vertical angle on a display with a 4:3 aspect ratio would have a FOV of 89.33 degrees (67 * 4/3 = 89.33). These two steps combine to create a volume that takes the shape of a pyramid with the top chopped off. This created volume is referred to as the view frustum. Any of the geometry that falls outside of this frustum is considered to be out of view. The following diagram illustrates what the view frustum looks like: You might note that there is more visible space available at the end of the frustum than in the front. In order to properly display this on a 2D screen, we need to tell the hardware how to calculate the perspective. This is the next step in the pipeline. The larger, far end of the frustum will be pushed together creating a box shape. The collection of objects visible at this wide end will also be squeezed together; this will provide us with a perspective view. To understand this, imagine the phenomenon of looking along a straight stretch of railway tracks. As the tracks continue into the distance, they appear to get smaller and closer together. The next step in the pipeline, after defining the clipping space, is to use what is called the perspective division to normalize the points into a box shape with the dimensions of (-1 to 1, -1 to 1, -1 to 1). This is referred to as the normalized device space. By normalizing the dimensions into unit size, we allow the points to be multiplied to scale up or down to any viewport dimensions. The last major step in the transformation pipeline is to create the 2D representation of the 3D that will be displayed. To do this, we flatten the normalized device space with the objects further away being drawn behind the objects that are closer to the camera (draw depth). The dimensions are scaled from the X and Y normalized values into actual pixel values of the viewport. After this step, we have a 2D space referred to as the Viewport space. That completes the transformation pipeline stages. With that theory covered, we can now shift to implementation and write some code. We are going to start by looking at the creation of a basic, first person 3D camera, which means we are looking through the eyes of the player’s character. Let’s start with the camera’s header file, Camera3D.h in the source code repository: … #include #include …, We start with the necessary includes. As I just mentioned, GLM includes support for working with matrices, so we include both glm.hpp and the matrix_transform.hpp to gain access to GLM’s lookAt() function: … public: Camera3D(); ~Camera3D(); void Init(glm::vec3 cameraPosition = glm::vec3(4,10,10), float horizontalAngle = -2.0f, float verticalAngle = 0.0f, float initialFoV = 45.0f); void Update(); Next, we have the public accessible functions for our Camera3D class. The first two are just the standard constructor and destructor. We then have the Init() function. We declare this function with a few defaults provided for the parameters; this way if no values are passed in, we will still have values to calculate our matrices in the first update call. That brings us to the next function declared, the Update() function. This is the function that the game engine will call each loop to keep the camera updated: glm::mat4 GetView() { return m_view; };glm::mat4 GetProjection() { return m_projection; };glm::vec3 GetForward() { return m_forward; };glm::vec3 GetRight() { return m_right; };glm::vec3 GetUp() { return m_up; }; After the Update() function, there is a set of five getter functions to return both the View and Projection matrices, as well as the camera’s forward, up, and right vectors. To keep the implementation clean and tidy, we can simply declare and implement these getter functions right in the header file: void SetHorizontalAngle(float angle) { m_horizontalAngle = angle; };void SetVerticalAngle(float angle) { m_verticalAngle = angle; }; Directly after the set of getter functions, we have two setter functions. The first will set the horizontal angle, the second will set the vertical angle. This is useful for when the screen size or aspect ratio changes: void MoveCamera(glm::vec3 movementVector) { m_position += movementVector; }; The last public function in the Camera3D class is the MoveCamera() function. This simple function takes in a vector 3, then cumulatively adds that vector to the m_position variable, which is the current camera position: … private: glm::mat4 m_projection; glm::mat4 m_view; // Camera matrix For the private declarations of the class, we start with two glm::mat4 variables. A glm::mat4 is the datatype for a 4×4 matrix. We create one for the view or camera matrix and one for the projection matrix: glm::vec3 m_position;float m_horizontalAngle;float m_verticalAngle;float m_initialFoV; Next, we have a single vector 3 variable to hold the position of the camera, followed by three float values—one for the horizontal and one for the vertical angles, as well as a variable to hold the field of view: glm::vec3 m_right;glm::vec3 m_up;glm::vec3 m_forward; We then have three more vector 3 variable types that will hold the right, up, and forward values for the camera object. Now that we have the declarations for our 3D camera class, the next step is to implement any of the functions that have not already been implemented in the header file. There are only two functions that we need to provide, the Init() and the Update() functions. Let’s begin with the Init() function, found in the Camera3D.cpp file: void Camera3D::Init(glm::vec3 cameraPosition, float horizontalAngle, float verticalAngle, float initialFoV) { m_position = cameraPosition; m_horizontalAngle = horizontalAngle; m_verticalAngle = verticalAngle; m_initialFoV = initialFoV; void Destroy(); GameState* GetCurrent(); void GameWaiting::OnExit() { … //Called when entering the GameWaiting state’s OnEntry function … } One of the most important aspect of game development is creating game states which helps in different tasks like controlling game flows, managing different game windows and so on. Here in this article, we are going to show you how you can create game play systems with C++ which will help you to manage game states and empower you to control different game functionalities efficiently. We use game states in many different ways. For example to control the game flow, handle the different ways characters can act and react, even for simple menu navigation. Needless to say, states are an important requirement for a strong and manageable code base. There are many different types of states machines; the one we will focus in this section is the Finite State Machine (FSM) pattern. We will be creating an FSM pattern that will help you to create a more generic and flexible state machine. This article is taken from the book Mastering C++ game Development written by Mickey Macdonald. This book shows you how you can create interesting and fun filled games with C++. There are a few ways we can implement a simple state machine in our game. One way would be to simply use a switch case set up to control the states and an enum structure for the state types. An example of this would be as follows: enum PlayerState { Idle, Walking } … PlayerState currentState = PlayerState::Idle; //A holder variable for the state currently in … // A simple function to change states void ChangeState(PlayState nextState) { currentState = nextState; } void Update(float deltaTime) { … switch(currentState) { case PlayerState::Idle: … //Do idle stuff //Change to next state ChangeState(PlayerState::Walking); break; case PlayerState::Walking: … //Do walking stuff //Change to next state ChangeState(PlayerState::Idle); break; } … } Using a switch/case like this can be effective for a lot of situations, but it does have some strong drawbacks. What if we decide to add a few more states? What if we decide to add branching and more if conditionals? The simple switch/case we started out with has suddenly become very large and undoubtedly unwieldy. Every time we want to make a change or add some functionality, we multiply the complexity and introduce more chances for bugs to creep in. We can help mitigate some of these issues and provide more flexibility by taking a slightly different approach and using classes to represent our states. Through the use of inheritance and polymorphism, we can build a structure that will allow us to chain together states and provide the flexibility to reuse them in many situations. Let’s walk through how we can implement this in our demo examples, starting with the base class we will inherit from in the future, IState: … namespace BookEngine { class IState { public: IState() {} virtual ~IState(){} // Called when a state enters and exits virtual void OnEntry() = 0; virtual void OnExit() = 0; last_img read more

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first_imgVistara has added Lucknow and Bengaluru to its fast growing network. From May 18, 2015 Vistara is offering daily flights on the Delhi-Lucknow-Delhi route and will double the daily flights from June 16, 2015 onward. The Delhi-Bengaluru-Mumbai daily return flight will also commence from June 16, 2015. These latest additions to the network are in line with Vistara’s organic expansion plan to connect a mix of metros and non-metros across India.Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara said, “We are steadily expanding our pan India footprint, and the addition of Lucknow to our network seemed the most logical way to grow. The historical and culturally rich city of Lucknow has emerged as a leading commercial hub in the state of Uttar Pradesh while also offering a huge potential for tourism. In fact to mark our foray into this city we are also looking forward to adding a flavour of the Awadhi cuisine to our menu on board. We are optimistic about the opportunities that this destination will offer for corporate and leisure travel to our customers.”“On the other hand, Bengaluru is one of the most preferred cosmopolitan cities in India offering significant prospects for corporate travel. We are optimistic about the opportunities that these destinations will offer for corporate and leisure travel to our customers,” he added.Introducing pioneering customer-centric innovations like the Premium Economy class which offers a lot more for just a little extra, value-based points accrual in Frequent Flyer Programme, an innovative food philosophy and a contemporary and innovative in-flight entertainment which Vistara launched with BAE Systems, the airline is on its way to become a preferred airline for travelers in India. Vistara’s Business Class customers are given tablets pre-loaded with specially selected audio video content and by the end of the year, all customers across cabins will be able to access audio video content streamed to their PEDs through in-flight wireless streaming. In the coming months customers can expect a wider choice of destinations, more frequencies and exciting new offerings added to Vistara’s product and services portfolio including a lounge, that is being thoughtfully curated keeping customers in mind, at Delhi Airport by August 2015.With these latest additions, Vistara’s network now connects 10 cities including Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bagdogra, Guwahati, Goa, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Mumbai and Pune.last_img read more

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first_imgWith more than 300 million active internet users, India is one of the booming countries in travel tech space. When it comes to booking tickets, choosing a travel package or searching about a particular destination more and more Indians are going online for all their travel woes. Speaking exclusively to Travel News Digest, Saurabh Sharma, Founder and Director of Travel Unravel Holidays Pvt Ltd talked about the new advancement in the field of travel and technology. Sharma said, “With the growth in technology in the travel industry and the rise in the awareness of the travellers, there is now an ease of booking. The travellers have the freedom of choice to compare the prices, to enjoy a seamless process where everything is happening online. Starting from planning to the ticketing process, everything is now online.”When asked how traditional way of booking tickets and planning a holiday has been hindered by technology, Sharma quipped, “In the traditional way of booking, people were essentially dependent upon the travel agent which used to make it a lengthy and time-consuming process leading to delays. But now all of that information is already handy and is made available to the traveller which enhances the experience.”He also said that millennial travellers are now becoming more aware and with the growth of technology the process has become completely seamless. “Now they can draw price comparisons, check out online reviews and know the destination inside out before even visiting. This has happened as a blessing by technology for the millennial travellers,” he added. Talking about the future of travel tech confluence, he remarked, “With the growth in the travel-tech, I think the future has the robots handling the front desk, virtual reality enhancing the travel experience and the process of travelling becoming a whole lot more seamless than what it already is in the 21st century.”Sharma also said that online transaction in India has undergone a rapid shift in the recent few years. Speaking about the new trends in Indian travel space, Sharma commented, “Now Indians are choosing to explore destinations like South America and South Africa; which were the places that were never on any travellers wishlist. This is a clear sign that Indians now want to go outside their comfort zone and have new adventures.last_img read more

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first_img GENie Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corp. Underwriting 2016-05-18 Staff Writer Share Genworth Mortgage Insurance, a subsidiary of Genworth Financial, Inc.,  announced the launch of GENie, a highly automated enterprise underwriting platform designed to streamline its operations and enhance underwriter productivity.According to Genworth, GENie automates manual underwriting processes such as document classification, data extraction, loan routing/assignment, and performance management, eliminating the need for underwriters to interface with multiple systems.“Innovation and technology that streamline our underwriting services remain a top priority for us,” said Paul Gomez, SVP and COO, Genworth Mortgage Insurance. “GENie is the type of platform that allows us to continue offering industry-leading turnaround times and drive new efficiencies via automation, further enhancing Genworth’s reputation as a mortgage insurance underwriting company determined to stay ahead of the technological curve and to make it even easier for our customers to do business.”The platform, developed in conjunction with leading mortgage technology provider, Tavant Technologies, will also improve workflow via a series of enhanced dashboards that more clearly demonstrate the progress of each individual underwriting application.“We’re thrilled to have collaborated with Genworth in the development of GENie,” said Hassan Rashid, EVP–Global Sales & Marketing, Tavant Technologies. “As the mortgage insurance industry continues to innovate, platforms like GENie will be key drivers in streamlining operations and maximizing efficiencies.” Genworth Launches Enterprise MI Underwriting Platformcenter_img in Headlines, News, Technology May 18, 2016 565 Views last_img read more

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They find comfort in having a wallBut then Instagram and Pinterest are full of the dreamy depictions of happy couples who – by choice – live in quirky dwellings gone miniature: house boats #vanlife and tiny houses In particular the tiny-house movement has stretched its legs since its initial boom Not just for HGTV-happy hipsters anymore couples and families who have made these tight quarters workSo what can the intimacy-fearing and space-obsessed learn from couples who embrace a tiny-house lifestyle I wasn’t sure So I asked some- You lose private space material possessions separate bathrooms and full-size appliances But what do you gainFor the most part the tiny-house owners I spoke to found that the financial freedom they found from moving into smaller quarters directly benefited their relationships And for the lack of sectioned space and stairways they seemed pretty happy"I really think the biggest thing is that we’ve found that we’ve been able to have a balance of that time of alone and together" said Emily Gerde 32 who lives in a 325-square-foot home with her husband Justin 32 and their 3-year-old son Ryan a dog and four cats About a year ago the family traded a four-bedroom home for their tiny house in southern Minnesota In return they now have more time to spend with each other rather than spending it on cleaning and maintaining their larger home"In the big house (we were) frantically trying to get by I never had alone time because there always was something to do" Emily said "The tiny house has given us freedom and has helped our relationship get closer (Justin’s) commute was 45 minutes one way You double that times it by five days four weeks a month and you get a couple days back It’s been a huge blessing We have both self-care and together time now"In the past year they’ve moved their tiny house twice to plots of land closer to Justin’s workplace "To follow our dream jobs it would take us literally a day to move" Gerde explained "You don’t even have to pack up" – OK but what if you need alone time Everyone needs alone time even happy healthy couples"I think there have been those occasions where I’m so angry that it frustrates me to hear him doing stuff in the house" admitted Alexis Stephens 33 who lives in a 130-square-foot tiny house with her romantic and filmmaking partner 41-year-old Christian Parsons "Some sulking has happened but it’s a good time to encourage going outside the house for a walk The outdoors is the biggest room available"Stephens and Parsons traveled with their tiny house across 27 states working on their documentary "Tiny House Expedition" adding a constant change of scenery to the mix which has also aided in conflict resolution That kind of anger "doesn’t happen a ton" Parsons added "But it feels like we talk it out more because you can’t hide in this house""Quicker conflict resolution through less stewing" Stephens agreed In the tiny house "you can get away from each other a little bit – you could go in a loft or outside – but for me it affects the energy of the whole house We’ve gotten to a point where we know something is up and it’s better for us to talk about it to resolve quickly"- How do you make the small space conducive to you as a coupleGerde is currently working on a book about minimalist living and home-schools their son so custom workspace and storage were built-in to tuck their school supplies away after-hours A length-spanning bench was also custom-made to inspire family time "Lots of tiny houses have a love seat but we can’t fit all four of us on there"The couple’s tiny house is designed based on their life plans – a factor that she said is very telling "A lot of couples have trouble (with tiny-house living) because they didn’t think about the future But we designed ours with a family in mind" Gerde explained "We wanted it to accommodate pets and another kid and meet our needs specifically"For AJ Zamora 43 who lives in a Napa California tiny house with her wife China Rose 38 keeping their spare time rituals alive was imperative to their design Rather than lofting their European queen-size bed they built a mechanical bed that lowers down from the ceiling and rests on top of kitchen counters so they could enjoy weekend lounging"We knew we loved relaxing together and we felt (a loft bed) could mean feeling cramped in your own space and not wanting to spend time in it" China Rose explained- What about not-so-alone time You know what I mean"We always get the question and we just giggle" Gerde laughed "You just find space like any other house The lofts we have use blackout shades It’s not just to (block) light (from getting) in but it also provides privacy"- But what if the relationship doesn’t work outTiny houses aren’t exempt from breakups Filmmakers Merete Mueller and Christopher Carson Smith decided to build a 124-square-foot house in Colorado in 2011 and made a documentary about it called "Tiny: A Story About Living Small" The film and tiny house were both relative successes – the documentary hit the indie circuit the house still stands strong today – but Mueller moved to New York after a month and the couple broke up a year later"We started working on the film and we both were super invested in and it occupied both of our lives" said Mueller now 32 " And for me I was just excited by the prospect of seeing a house come together from scratch I was curious about his process: his figuring out where he wanted to be settling down in a home for both of us talking about our relationship It wasn’t until the house was almost done that I was like: I don’t know if I can live in this space with another person I wasn’t one of the people who was drawn to it because I was so excited about the lifestyle It was something I fell into through him"After Mueller moved to New York Smith moved his tiny house to a more permanent plot of land in Boulder Colorado as the couple attempted to make the distance work He eventually moved to Los Angeles where he pursued a full-time career in film But after it all Mueller still said the unique tiny-house experience helped the pair to maintain a friendship after the moves"Even though Christopher and I didn’t stay together it was going through those challenges that informed our friendship" she explained "I can’t imagine not having him as part of my life after those experiences Even if you’re ultimately not the right people those (experiences) are really important to draw on No one else can really relate to those things often"About the author:Rachel Raczka is an entertainment and lifestyle writer in Boston disaster management, possibly snowing, Ala. "a moving story of a man who deeply wants a world without malice and hate and is doing something about it." said Moon.

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the ABVP went into an overdrive (as it did on Hyderabad Central University) and raised the cry of sedition. It is a jungle, The Congress has managed to keep Muslims poor and backward all these years since Independence to leave them vulnerable and exploit them as a vote bank. he fell out of the top 10 for the first time in a year. Oviya walked out of the bed room protesting their behaviour and slammed Julie. Sad seeing her getting cornered by some dumbs,” Arjun told IANS here. An actor can just be prepared with the craft so that when the opportunity arises,000 private schools of this rudimentary kind have been forced to close under the rules of the misguided Right to Education law. The Prime Minister needs to ask himself why.

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