WinterGraph 2017 at Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun, Salzburg

WinterGraph is organized every year by Computer Graphics group from Austria.I was lucky to be part of this event this year. This year held at Kitzsteinhorn Ski located in Kaprun, Salzburg. The place is around 3 hrs far from the Linz, Austria. The highest peak of the mountain in Kitzsteinhorn is  3029 m. For more information about the ski area, you can find on the internet. The map of the Kitzsteinhorn is below. There are plenty of ski routes from easy to hardest.

The hotel is located at ~2500m high.We need to take the cable car down from the car parking to reach the hotel. There is very enough ski place once you reach the Apline Center. If you are an experiencend skier you can try black line which is the steepest(Black Mamba :)). Besides the hotel there are couple of shops where you can buy the ski stuffs also. I spent 2 days for ski course and thought to share some beautiful pictures with my readers.

Kitzsteinhorn

Kitzsteinhorn

 

The other pictures can be retrieved from http://bit.ly/2jG03Q0

The mountain range as see through the hotel area.

Kitzsteinhorn

The mountain range with elegant sunlight.

You can see the ski track here.

The igolow was nice.

From the top .

Pray for Nepal

Hi all my readers,

I am writing this story from Ålesund, Norway . I was hoping for the good weekend as always. But this weekend turns out to devastating and will remain in my memory until I die.It was around 830 am . I was awake from friends message. Initially I ignored my cellphone to check mobile. But mobile was continuously vibrating  and thought to look at the message.My friend sent me message “There was a huge earthquake in Nepal”. Instantly I check Facebook and wall was flooded with this news. Everyone is updating status and pictures with message ” Pray for Nepal”.For the first minute I was speechless.Pray for Nepal

 

Scenario 1:

I am very worried from this news. For 30 minutes I was trying to contact my family to know their status. No One was picking the phone and the level of stressed was very high. Finally I was able to contact with Nephew Sister.  Tears began to fall which I didn’t think about. She said she is fine and I asked about her kids and husband. She said she was in farm and kids and husband are home. Telephone was also not working properly. So she told that she couldnot contact with them and was not able to go home also due to continuous earthquake. My Nephew house is very typical old house made with mud and old bricks. Most of the house which are very old are of those type. Only new houses are made with cemented. I can imagine what could be insider her mind at that moment. I control myself and told her to stay in safe place and hang up call.

Bhaktapur durbar square before and after earthquake 2015

Scenario 2:

I was able to contact with one of my friend who is also living in old house. He told me that he just came back after admitting his sister to the hospital and told that the Hospital was full of injuries.I  requested him to visit my family place and let me know. He then replied that the road is blocked due to devastation. Fear was extremly high wtih his words and voice. I told him to stay safe and hang up call.

 

Bhaktapur durbar square Fasi Dega

Scenario 3:

This time I contacted with another friend. Luckily he was near to my house .  I told me that he will visit my place  within 5 minutes. He called me after few minutes and pass his call to my father. I was little bit happy because all my family members are safe. But was more sad with rest of the family of my country’s people.

Bhaktapur durbar square krishna mandir before and after earthquake

Scenario 4:

My brother explained how he felt when the high 7.9 magnitude of earthquake was faced in his room while preparing for tomorrow’s exam.He was holding the pillar was very scared looking at cupboards , clocks of the wall bookshelf, TV , monitors and everything . Within less that 2 minutes everything floor with mess. I wish to pictures right now but he is out of home  because of continuous quake while writing. He explained more about the kitchen and living room everything stuffs fell on the floor with mess.  He was speaking full of fears and tears.

Dharahara

These are my personal scenario. We can expect from other people how they are stucked by somewhere and somehow by this Earthquake.

Mom and childNepal Earth Quake

From my colleague, Almost all old houses are destroyed built on 70-80s. The city area of my hometown is most of the old house are made of mud and bricks with wooden ceiling.  I have collected some photographs from social media and from my friends to let you how this quake destroyed my city and whole country. I have edit some picture of  most valuable historic monument which are enlisted in Unesco heritage.  These are located in Bhaktapur Durbar Square expect Dharahara (which is in Kathmandu Durbar Square).

Old man

 

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Right Now the safe people are seeking for food, shelter , clothes and other basic needs. The city is already lack of basic need like water and electricity before also. Now I can see the situation will be very worse.I see lot of status on facebook like this right now. This is from one of my friend.

Facebook Status

Please save bucks and help affected people in Nepal.

Why you should Help ?

Norway and Nepal

How can You help ?

Norwegian Bank Account (DNB) ::

Account No : 1206.84.37898

Account Holder Name : Bikram Kawan

Telephone : +4741182906


I have collected some rare pictures put into the gallery collected from social media.

 

I Will be updating more pictures later on.

Beginners Guide to WebGL From Scratch with Scripts

I have prepared bundle of very basic tutorials on WebGL to draw points, line,line strip, triangle, triangle strip , rectangle , circle and changing the color of the object drawn on the canvas.

What is WebGL ?

The principles are generic: WebGL is based on OpenGLES 2.0 (OpenGL for Embedded Systems – which is a subset of the OpenGL 2.0 computer graphics rendering application programming interface (API) for rendering 2D and 3D computer graphics).

Webpage using WebGL

 

 

Why WebGL ?

Rendering 3D object directly on the web browser.

The tutorials prepared here is tested on Windows 7 with Chrome Version 41.0.2272.118 m.

Click here to check the work samples live Demo.

Beginners guide to WebGL

Sample Output

Steps:

To draw Point : Click any where on the canvas

To draw Line: Click the starting point and drag until endpoint

To draw Triangle: Click three points to define three edge of triangles. It will draw triangle for you.

To draw Rectangle: Drag the mouse and will form rectangle.

To draw Circle: Drag the mouse and will form circle.

To draw Triangle Fan: Define four points with four clicks.

To draw line strip : Define points and drag .

Download All Here

Comments are Welcome !

How to write Simple Binary Genetic Algorithm in Haskell

Haskell is a purely functional programming language.I have used Haskell to write a simple Binary Genetic Algorithm.Genetic algorithm is optimisation and search technique based on principles of genetics and natural selection.The steps I followed for Binary Genetic Algorithm are :

  1. Define cost function, cost, variables.
  2. Select GA parameters.
  3. Generate initial population.
  4. Decode chromosomes.
  5. Find cost for each chromosome.
  6. Select mates for reproduction.
  7. Mating.
  8. Mutation.
  9. Check stopping criteria
    • IF (reached max number of iterations OR
    converged) THEN stop
    • ELSE go to Step 4.

I have upload the Haskell Script with this post below.

Binary Genetic Algorithm Hello World Haskell

Binary Genetic Algorithm Hello World Haskell

The algorithm works pretty well for “Hello World”. Only last three guess is wrong. Now lets give complex target

Binary Genetic Algorithm Example Haskell

 

The algorithm works well for complex combination of characters also. You can try the different target combination changing in SimpleBinaryGA.hs

Click Here to download Source Code

Credit:Robin Bye

International Student Experience living in Norway

My name is Bikram Kawan, and I came to Norway crossing approximately 4,000 miles, from Nepal. Currently, I am a student of Simulation and Visualization. At the end of my Bachelor in Nepal, I thought of taking my Master degree abroad. Norway was the only country, which fascinated me; educational standard, social life and technology combined. The next additional motivation for applying Norway is from the recommendation of my former teacher who studied in Norway himself. I never wanted to halt my education, and wanted to restart further my education in Norway as soon as possible. I finished all the necessary requirements to be an eligible applicant. It was the month of November-December of 2011, deep winter running in my hometown, when I warmed myself rushing to places, making my application successful. I applied in a couple of universities in courses like Network and System Administration, Control System and Computer Engineering. I was offered from the Høgskolen i Telemark, Master in System and Control Engineering. The syllabus is very interesting and so I set up my mind to choose the course. After spending several months of hard time in Nepal for several steps for proceeding further, I finally landed in Norway in August 2012 at midnight. The first week was quite difficult to adjust, perhaps due to the new weather. The most remarkable thing I could notice was the sun till night (which I loved a lot).

nepal to norway

I moved to Ålesund in the first week of August last year. I found this city much more beautiful than Porsgrunn with huge potential for internal as well as international tourists. I went hiking on Trollstigen a week before the school started which was very adventurous and was full of new experience for me.

 Åndalsnes - HikingThe opening day of the school was very informative with lots of information held on the main block. The lectures were mainly focused on the department, city and other general stuff. I loved the translator idea for converting Norwegian to English. There were so many Fadder helping new students like us, so I never felt uncomfortable in this new school. They were helpful and guiding almost all students from A to Z. The first week was full of different activities managed by Fadder, such as games, karaoke, quiz, boating, and a lot more. Through this event, we managed to make new friends from different countries. The teamwork of Fadder was outstanding.

 Fadder Festivalen 2014

Fadder Festival 2014

The teaching methodology so far is good. All the professors are very friendly. They let us feel like friends, rather than our teachers. When we were stuck in any problem, they never got tired of motivating us to solve the problem. They even stayed with us until the late evening, the assistance which I barely found in other places. This is what I love about the teaching methodology in the school. The administration and student service also give advises when we are in confusion on something. Sometimes, the school or student unions organize career fairs, which are extremely important for students to know more about the local and multinational companies. I think this kind of fairs will add motivation for students and if you are the right candidate, you can get real industrial experience. Since I am a student of Simulation and Visualization, once we were taken to have a look of Rolls-Royce Simulator. The expectation after finishing the course increased a lot after I had a chance to feel the real simulation of vessel. I must say that the resources of the school such as the library, the internet and other stuff are also excellent. Students can access almost 24 hours of library and internet, which is a great plus point for students who want to study in the library.

The living expense is quite expensive. I found students who have come from other European countries also felt the same like me. However, it is good that there are many English-speaking countries who hire students for weekend or part-time jobs. Definitely, this will make students hardworking and help them financially during their study.

Career Fair 2014 AAlesund

Career Fair in School

Ålesund is undoubtedly one of the beautiful and economically important cities of Norway. The weather is very pleasant in summer, which is perfect to explore this beautiful city. However, I must say that during the winter (right now), it is unpredictable and harsh. It is very hard when there is the storm. We can see the fantastic northern lights from Sentrum. In addition, it has a lot diversity of people from different parts of the world. In general, I found almost all Norwegians very polite, friendly and helpful. They speak English very fluently and never felt bad communicating in English, so it is very quite easy for us to communicate. This makes international students’ life easier while staying here. I found that people are very really practical and very progressive. The best part is that they are happy to stay informal. Another important feeling of mine towards Norway is that I feel very safe living here which one cannot find in other country. Norway is the second most expensive country as per the recent statistics. However, one can see and realize why it makes other countries left behind in regard to the living standard.

In general, studying in Ålesund, Norway so far is really has been a life-time experience. During your stay in Norway, we experienced many beautiful fjords, best hiking routes, northern lights and numerous lakes. If you are really interested to build your career in Maritime, I highly recommend you to join Høgskolen i Ålesund to share your skills and ideas with experienced professors. At the time of writing this, I am very overwhelmed by the Norwegian people and their culture. I have heartful of respect and love to you all for being so friendly and making me feels like living in my own home country.

 Aalesund