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Symphony Isles Christmas Lights Drive Home – IMRAN™

Posted by imrananwar on December 30, 2017

I am blessed to have a second home in this wonderful community called Symphony Isles, in a little piece of heaven called Apollo Beach, in a magical land known as Florida, in a great nation called the United States of America.

As a Muslim obviously Christmas is not a religious holiday to me (nor does it have anything to do with the birth date of Jesus Christ) but I celebrate it as a national holiday in the USA as I did in Pakistan where it was the birthday of the founder of the nation, as well as my late mother’s birthday.

I just wanted to share this quiet drive home through the neighborhood with its lovely holiday lights. I sped up the playback to save time, I was not speeding. LOL.

Enjoy a drive-by viewing, and the music video, which is a track from my CD: nTrance, available on iTunes, Spotify, etc.

© 2017 IMRAN

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Apple’s Lame Apology After Getting Caught In BatteryGate – IMRAN™

Posted by imrananwar on December 30, 2017

Nope Apple, this “Apology After Getting Caught” is NOT going to make Consumer Protection & deliberate Customer Experience degradation lawsuits go away.

“A Message to Our Customers about #iPhone Batteries and Performance”
https://www.apple.com/iphone-battery-and-performance/

Lame. Time for Tim Cook to go.

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Spring Colors On Florida Christmas Day – IMRAN™

Posted by imrananwar on December 26, 2017

I just love Florida weather. To be able to walk on the beach in shorts & a T-Shirt during Christmas holidays weekend, when the Northeast is under attack by a blizzard, is such a joy.

And to see my flowers and bushes blooming in spring colors in the middle of winter is a delight.

This is a Samsung Note8 photo, shared from my iPhone

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Word To The Wise! A Picture IS Worth A Thousand Words! – IMRAN™

Posted by imrananwar on December 25, 2017

I was delighted to see this cool & powerful Microsoft feature in Office 365. Now you can search for words in your images in #Microsoft #Office365!

With such algorithms and more & more Artificial Intelligence in use in all types of software, I predict the end of differentiating between text and image files, with it all being seamless information available to us and our tools.

What do you think?

 

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Branding, Marketing And User Experiences – IMRAN™

Posted by imrananwar on December 17, 2017

Here’s an interesting post from McKinsey & Company at http://gtnr.it/2yKRmyg .
Great brands are built by frequent customer delight at consistently great customer experiences. 
Most brands today offer average or even sometimes lousy user experiences, but try to make up for it with greater marketing spend. 
There’s only so far even great marketing can take a brand, IMHO. 
What do you think ?

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Crazy Is The New Normal – Global Uncertainty & (Seemingly) Unstoppable Economies & Stock Markets – IMRAN™

Posted by imrananwar on November 11, 2017

 

We live in surreal times. I read this business news item on LinkedIn, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: Global Economy Strong Despite Political Dysfunction.”

In a normal world political uncertainty always threatens the global economy, consumer confidence, and stock markets.

Now it seems either some invisible hand is at work in keeping markets rising or people have assumed that Crazy is the new Normal in politics, at least for the foreseeable future.

Are we all being set up for a new shock crash, which will again make the rich richer and the middle class poorer?

What do you think?

 

© 2017 IMRAN™

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Need Talented Hardware & Software Electronics Engineers For Different Types Of Projects – IMRAN™

Posted by imrananwar on October 2, 2017

As a Pakistani-American and UET Lahore Electrical Engineer, I know how many brilliant minds, even technical geniuses, were just in my own class of 80-Electrical. So, I always think of Pakistanis as well as UET students or recent grads first when I have ideas where I may need to hire someone for side projects or new ideas I want to develop into something more. 

Sometimes I need to hire someone for a short project, sometimes longer. But I would also love to find one or more very capable electrical/electronics engineers I can use regularly, not fulltime, but part-time on different projects and ideas. Could that be You?

Ideally you would be great at designing and prototyping innovative new things in side projects for me. That takes more than just having a degree. (After all, even I have that. 😊). Here are some of the skills I would require.

You have great command of English, total ability to hear an idea and technical requirements, and design the hardware prototype and / or write the middleware software or web apps. By that I mean more than “Oh I can do responsive website and SEO for you!”

A full understanding of intellectual property concepts and areas (including patent, trademark, copyright, and licensing) is essential. I repeat: Knowing about what patents are, and what is needed to get one issued by USPTO or Pakistan PTO, is absolutely essential.

The following are skills specific to various projects that I do NOT expect any one person to have. So I may need different people for different projects related to:


Electrical/Electronics Engineering

 Wireless / Home Automation and integration to other IoT systems, including interface and middleware. Nothing massively complex, but being able to make seemingly unrelated things interface and communicate. (e.g. …this is just an EXAMPLE… if I wanted to have a doorbell ringing outside the house to trigger a dot matrix printer to print Hello World, then he or she would be able to make that happen. Again, this is an EXAMPLE, not an actual idea!)

 Mobile Phone (iOS and Android) expertise to design accessories for Apple/Samsung etc. devices with apps to use that accessory. (e.g. design an extra external camera accessory for smartphones and software to capture data from the external and built-in device together). Only for EXAMPLE check out the FLIR InfraRed external camera for iPhones. (www.flir.com/flirone/ios-android/ )

 Android open source operating system customization (e.g. and this is only an EXAMPLE…. to customize Android for an IMRAN-Phone that just changes the screen display based on location and temperature). 

 Web Apps. not websites, development expertise. For EXAMPLE, think more about building FaceBook the SYSTEM not just offering to do FaceBook’s index.php page design.

 BlockChain, with knowledge of micropayments and BitCoin, smart contracts, digital currency.


Patent Drawing With Mechanical Engineering A Plus

– Patent Drawing EXPERIENCE of actually FILED patent(s), not just wasting my time by saying “I can draw plan, elevation, side view!” or that “I can do anything in SketchUp or other 3D or illustration program.” You need to ACTUALLY KNOW and have experience of having MADE the very SPECIFIC types of PATENT DRAWINGS required by the USPTO. Please do NOT waste my time if you do not know what I am talking about specifically here. This person can be a NON-ENGINEER or non-Electrical engineer, or even a talented teenager.


If you already do this type of work through sites like Fiverr, etc. that would make life simpler. I will need you to sign NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) and agreements to ensure that the intellectual property is protected and that you will neither re-use it nor use it yourself nor let anyone else have or use or copy from it. If interested, write in detail on what your areas of expertise are, what kind of time you are available, and rates. You may contact me via: http://imran.com/contactus.php but make sure to use an accurate and valid email address. To make sure your message is found and not lost in spam blockers, leave a comment below also to let me know. Let’s see what great projects we can do together!


IMRAN

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Apollo Beach Tampa Bay Florida Jet Ski Racing Sailing Boating Cruising HyperLapse – IMRAN™

Posted by imrananwar on August 24, 2017

I love Florida and I love boating. Combining those two is easy when I am blessed to live in Apollo Beach, on Tampa Bay.
This is a low-resolution (merely 640×480) video saved from a Twitter Livestream, using their Periscope platform. The quality of Periscope videos is much lower than FaceBook’s livestreaming quality these days.
But, you can see why this area is a boating paradise for every kind of mariner, See cruise ships, tankers, cargo ships, yachts, sailboats, cruisers, boats, pontoons, jet skis and almost every form of watercraft in this one video.
It is sped up to nearly 500% so a half hour stream can be enjoyed in under 4.5 minutes.
The music track is my nTrance To The Tunnel Of Love, the title album of my music CD that you can listen to on Spotify, Google Play, Microsoft, iTunes, CDbaby, and all major music platforms.
Enjoy. Like, love, comment, share!

© 2017 IMRAN™

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Farewell Jerry Lewis – IMRAN™

Posted by imrananwar on August 21, 2017

Jerry Lewis, 91, passes away. RIP.

His movies were mostly slapstick and almost always had the same formula, but as kids we loved watching his goofball comedy movies on TV in Pakistan.

What movies of his do you remember and enjoyed the most?

His best role came later in life with charity work.

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My Boat Slip, A Sailboat & Stunning Sunset Skies At Long Island Home Marina – IMRAN™

Posted by imrananwar on August 11, 2017

Walking back home from the beach, after yesterday’s gorgeous sunset livestream, I took the longer part of the boardwalk back home.

This way I could catch the stunning shades of dusk and magical clouds against the beautiful boating scene at my boat slip.

My neighbor’s sailboat enhanced the view.

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