|Yup, that's me :P|
Having grown up in the 90's, my interests as a kid are easily predictable; Lion King, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Fantasy/fiction novels etc etc. Nowadays, I enjoy tennis, technology gadgets, movies and games in my free time. :)
My areas of proficiency include:
TECHNOLOGY/WEB DEVELOPMENT: I had a keen interest in the technology world from a very early age. I also found it fun to spend hours messing around with every nook and crook of my PC and learning new tricks. I made my first website (consisting of an email service and a messenger) at the age of 11, followed by a series of other websites (such as those for my favorite cartoons) in quick succession.
I've developed a number of websites since that time, the most notable among them being the official websites of my institution and it's medical journal.
During 2009-2010, I also worked as a recognized developer for Sony Ericsson community, coding many firmware patches, camera mods (Cybershot Xperience) and Audio drivers (SuperBass Xperience).
Currently due to a lack of time (and maybe interest), I prefer being at the user end instead of the developer end - occasional making tweaks for MediaTek based Android devices or modding up graphics in PC games. However, I always do keep myself updated about the latest in the technology niche.
PHOTOGRAPHY: My interest in photography took birth from the love of technology. When I got my first cell phone, I would often fiddle with the codes of the built-in camera software - trying to achieve better results through modifying it.
The first real landmark was 2009, when I wrote several original codes and created an advanced, professional camera software for Sony Ericsson K850. I named it "Cybershot Xperience", and it was an instant hit, gaining wide popularity worldwide as it added in the cell phone, all the manual controls that are typical of professional cameras (e.g. shutter speed, ISO, manual focus, color balance, fast and slow sync flash, mirroring and so on).
Incidentally, the recognized software developers of my time had tried to create a similar software a couple of months before me - repeatedly failing and ultimately declaring the creation of such a software for phones of the K850 lineage (DB3150, DB3210) to be "impossible due to hardware and software limitations". My success gave me huge motivation, guiding me into researching photography techniques (mostly from a coding angle).
"Cybershot Xperience" for K850 enabled many thousands of people around the world to take better photographs from their cell phones. My second project ("Cybershot Xperience" for Sony Ericsson C905) saw a significant improvement in my photography tweaking and produced astonishing photos on my cell phone as well as worldwide. I was also the first person to create the code for single-shot HDRs on cellphones, which I called "Virtual HDR" (as a single photograph was captured, processed for light balance and saved; unlike true HDR where three or more multi-exposure shots are processed). Similar features are now common in smartphone apps.
(Link to Cybershot Xperience for C905: http://www.esato.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=195736 )
I discontinued my camera softwares in 2011 when I moved from C905 to an Android model.
Later, I learned the elements of composition, perfecting my photography skills from an artistic point of view.
WRITING: My interest in writing goes way back into school age. Although I initially went with the literary style of writing (with complex, tongue-tangling words), I now prefer a much simpler style intended for maximum comprehension.
Off and on, I work as a freelance writer as well as a guest writer on various technology and photography blogs.
PSYCHOLOGY: Psychology first appealed to me as it happened to be a very practical subject. The sub-branches that I am proficient in include mind-sight, social psychology and personality psychology.
SCIENCE: Thanks to the huge number of books that my dad bought me, I've always been a science kid. My favorite science fields include Astronomy and Paleontology (with most of the focus in the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous eras).