Humor

Flying a helicopter without turning rotor blades!

Submitted by Kamal Wickramanayake on May 24, 2008 - 17:35

I threw my cents at a discussion forum and mentioned two ways to create a video of a flying helicopter with rotor blades ramaining standstill - both approaches after capturing a video of a flying machine with a normal camera (without variable frame rate recording).

I felt trying! Original video was grabbed from YouTube.

Option 1: Use a transcoder and experiment with different output frame rates until the blades are seen standstill.

Option 2: Use a video editing software, remove many frames so that blades are seen standstill.

How to get a loan and buy a car strategically?

Submitted by Kamal Wickramanayake on November 20, 2007 - 05:32

Due to heavy taxes, one would find this a better option:

1. Get a loan (amount to be the price of the car in Sri Lanka), go abroad, buy a car.

2. Even after airfare and the money spent in buying the car, you will still find money remaining in your hand. Why? Price of cars are so high in Sri Lanka due to heavy taxes. The same car in another country can cost half or 1/3 of the price in Sri Lanka.

3. Enjoy and pay couple of loan installments from the remaining money.

Humor: Software Project Estimation Techniques For Different CMMI Levels

Submitted by Kamal Wickramanayake on February 5, 2007 - 07:00

Note: This article carries humor and the estimations techniques given below have nothing to do with CMMI levels (Except for the fact that I am trying to find similarities between the real estimation techniques and the humorous techniques as found in Weinberg’s post.). But I have given some of my “true” views on estimations at the bottom. - Kamal

Weinberg the Great would write in his post Estimating Projects: A History of Failure about the mantic art of project estimation suitable for different CMMI (Comprehensive Magistrate of Magical Integrity) levels of maturity. I could digest it up to this level: