Popular Websites of 2008

int_blog_academy,  Thursday, November 13th, 2008

This post is for all Web Deigners, who do not like to surf there way through the internet looking for inspirations and good designed websites. These are picked randomly from various blogs and surveys conducted all over according to their popularity.

Web Designer Wall

Turbo Milk

Volll

Authentic Style

Culture Code

Eton Digital

Legendary Aircraft

Meomi Cloud House

MochiAds

New Concept

Toons for all

int_blog_academy,  Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

All you toon lovers, surfing the internet helps explore new resource everytime. Check Keytoon Animation Studio for there remarkable performance in 2D and 3D animation. There showcase is worth seeing.

Autodesk acquires Avid’s Softimage

int_blog_academy,  Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Autodesk has signed an agreement of acquiring Avid’s Softimage business unit. This is definitely a great leap forward for Digital Entertainment and Visual Communications for the entertainment industry.

Cartooning for the Oscar race

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

All animation film lovers. I specially dedicate this post to one of my dear friend in office ‘The Magician’. “Its for you “.

Fourteen films have been submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in hopes of securing one of the three nominations available in the best animated feature category.

The contenders are “Bolt,” “Delgo,” “Dragon Hunters,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Igor,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” “$9.99,” “The Sky Crawlers,” “Sword of the Stranger,” “The Tale of Despereaux,” “Waltz With Bashir” “WALL-E” and “Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!

Disney/Pixar’s “WALL-E” is widely considered the frontrunner to win the Oscar. Competition for the other two nominee slots will include such box office hits as Blue Sky Studio’s “Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!” and DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda” and “Madagascar” sequel, which is currently No. 1 at the North American box office.

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Useful tips to manage your Time

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

I did a year long management course quite sometime back and there I had a session on Time Management, given by the Instructor. Suddenly yesterday I got those notes written in one of the pads which I was shuffling through. I thought it worth for a posting and wish these useful tips will surely be of help to all who wants to manage there time .”

When instructions are given, listen well and carefully for the first time.
It’s easy to not listen when you know the deadline is far off in the future. But when that deadline gets closer, are you going to remember every detail? You don’t want to have to find all that information again.

Learn to say no. Obviously, you can’t say no to a teacher when given an assignment. But otherwise, if someone asks you to do something, it’s okay to say no.

Focus on one thing at a time. Multitasking isn’t always your friend; it leads to distractions and you don’t work as efficiently. By focusing and getting things done, you accomplish more.

Organize your life. Spending 30 minutes looking for something is a wasted use of time. Get rid of everything you don’t need, want, or like, and then group common things together. Also, this saves you money, so you don’t have to “rebuy” things you can’t find.

Do away with unnecessary correspondence. Cut back on checking your e-mail, messaging on your phone, or IMing.

Set goals. Break big goals up into smaller goals, and knock them out one at a time.

Use a calendar. Make sure it’s a portable calendar, and take it everywhere with you. Use a pencil.

Make a to-do list. Every little thing you have to do, write it down. You will forget, otherwise. Find days to add those to-do items on your calendar, and do them.

Have a plan & follow it each day. It takes 21 consecutive days to change a habit.

Finally I would like to add a tip of mine which I personally follow in my daily life. Knowledge: The more you learn, the more efficient you become .”

Want to make a career in the Obama Government?

int_blog_academy,  Monday, November 10th, 2008

The newly elected American president Barack Obama is inviting online applications from across the world to fill various positions in the new regime, reaffirming his tech-savvy nature.

Obama, along with his deputy Joe Biden, is looking for people for ‘non-career positions’ in the White House or any Federal body. Do you have it in you? Check out Change.gov for a great career which is unique in its nature on the whole.

The site specifies that there would not be any discrimination in the selection process. “The Obama government will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by law,” it points out.

Photographic coverage of Obama

int_blog_academy,  Friday, November 7th, 2008

Here are a couple of great photo coverages of Obama’s election campaign. Good treats for photography learner how to capture a personality and the surroundings.

Callie Shell’s Obama – amazing photos from photographer Callie Shell
The Big Picture – The President of the United States

3D Video support with Adobe Flash player

int_blog_academy,  Friday, November 7th, 2008

The latest Adobe Flash Player 10 is coming bundled with 3D support and ability for developers to add their own special effects.

Adobe Flash Player 10 offers built-in support for 3D natively, instead of the third-party 3D support in previous versions. Developers can work in 2D and transform 2D objects into the 3D space as well as build their own 3D libraries..

Designers and developers know if they deliver video, online games, rich Internet applications (RIAs) and other interactive experiences using Adobe Flash Player.

Adobe Flash Player 10 features new support for custom filters and effects, native 3D transformation and animation, advanced audio processing, and GPU hardware acceleration, as well as a highly flexible new text engine designed to provide more text layout options than prior versions.

Download Adobe Flash Player 10 now!

OO7 Bond Movie set to release

int_blog_academy,  Friday, November 7th, 2008

The recent Hollywood flick ‘Quantum of Solace‘, a 007 Bond movie is all set to release this November around the globe. As ever Bond movie’s create an exceptional hype all over before its release. Check out for the biggest movie ever made for 007 .

Click to view the trailers, download wallpapers, im icons, play the bond game, widgets and lots more…. for all you Bond lovers.

Infosys Mysore Centre

int_blog_academy,  Thursday, November 6th, 2008

The Infosys Mysore Development Center recently built shows the facilities, infrastructure, environment and other aspects, that it is a worth place to work at and the dream setup for any new aspirants.