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How to get kids off mobile screens - application of inventive methodology - 0.4

Murali Loganathan is a guest blogger on my website. Murali and I have been working on this project for a few months now with two objectives in mind-

  1. Learn ARIZ
  2. To solve the “kids spending too much time with the mobile” problem.
  3. To publish a case study of application ARIZ85c from start to finish

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Sizing Up Relationships

A few weeks ago, a situation in my classroom turned into a learning experience for me. The experience gave me deep insight into human relationships - an insight that a prof from IIT Madras had tried to impress on me eons ago (with little success).

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How to get kids off mobile screens - application of inventive methodology - 0.2 and 0.3

Murali Loganathan is a guest blogger on my website. Murali and I have been working on this project for a few weeks now with two objectives in mind-

  1. Learn ARIZ
  2. To solve the “kids spending too much time with the mobile” problem.

This post is part of a series

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My First Contribution to the Open Source Community

My first contribution to the open source community. Hurrah!

My website is running on Hugo’s humongous efforts and I thought I’d do my little part by contributing to this community (like the little chipmunk in the Ramayana).

Hugo-Travelify-Theme is the Hugo version of the Wordpress theme, Travelify (Check out the Wordpress version of this theme at http://funderfulworld.com). The source code was adapted from digitalcraftsman’s Icarus theme with a few changes for additional features (Even this README is a fork from his original README :)).

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How to get kids off mobile screens - application of inventive methodology - 0.1

Murali Loganathan is a guest blogger on my website. Murali and I have been working on this project for a few weeks now with two objectives in mind-

  1. Learn ARIZ
  2. To solve the “kids spending too much time with the mobile” problem.

This post is part of a series

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How to get kids off mobile screens - application of inventive methodology - 1

Murali Loganathan is a guest blogger on my website. Murali and I have been working on this project for a few weeks now with two objectives in mind-

  1. Learn ARIZ
  2. To solve the “kids spending too much time with the mobile” problem.

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How To Get Your Own Spanking New Cloud

Friday evening, end of the day. Chaos reigned my house. My seven year old waited for me to get off my computer for him to watch his favourite cartoons. He nudged my shoulder and indicated the time for me to get off my rear. After the nudge, I admit it, I did feel his jab in my rib cage a second or two later. But one tends to ignore these things with age and experience.

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How I Re-setup My Blog and Website using Hugo, Github and a Green Screen

My Website and Blog Wordpress.com and self-hosted wordpress.org are very nice and easy to setup. I helped my wife aladybird setup her travelog website - funderfulworld.com on a self-hosted wordpress.org installation. However, there is a big problem that I faced when it came to Wordpress installations. They are CPU hungry. If you are paying for the hosting then there sure is no problem, since you get unlimited CPU time. However, if you are a cheapy like me, then the free hosting sites scowl at you thrice and throw you out like an uninvited guest.

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Gazing into the Crystal Ball using TRIZ technology trends

3 innovation facilitators - Murali Loganathan, Prakasan Kappoth and Bala Ramadurai discuss about the laws of technology evolution. http://trizindia.org/profiles/blogs/8-triz-evolution-trends-applied-to-mobile This is the link to the original blog post of the podcast. Also check out this link to the Corning Gorilla Glass story - http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/09/ff-corning-gorilla-glass/3/ Listen to the podcast here _Image Courtesy: http://cdnimg.visualizeus.com/thumbs/40/6f/art,ball,black,and,white,crystal,light,planet-406f5e2182df35968727c56552e97dc6_h.jpg_

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Dropbox, Sugarsync, SkyDrive, Google Drive - Build a Cloud Nest!!

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I have been looking around for suggestions and tools on syncing google drive and dropbox. SkyDrive offers 25GB, so I thought, why the hassle of maintaining so many of these. The problem statement is that of - How can I have just one copy of my files, but have so many services backing up my files. Right now, all I have is about 5GB of stuff…

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