Aaroh – Sawaal

I’ve been a fan of this band since it came out back in 2003. I know it very well because we spent a considerable amount of hours listening and practicing the songs from the album.

The album has a total of 12 songs and full of emotions and love.

I came up with a little 5 verse poem, I know should’ve broken it down to 4 or move up to 6.

Here it is, in Urdu transliteration.

Ab Duniya main aye ho to Aik Din Sawaal karlo 

Keh Dil Ki Baaton Ko dil ki Aankhein na samjho

Yeh Aag Ki Tarha abh Jeeya to Na Kaho keh

Koi is Jalan seh Ajnabi na ban jai

Hoor to jab he milay jo kisi to Zarb na deh

The struggle!

Yup the struggle is real.

Here’s the problem right, if you’re constantly consuming anything it’s hard to create. You can’t be eating and cooking at the same time, I mean you technically can but that’s not exactly the same as enjoying a meal.

My metaphor on that one fell flat on the face 😂

I missed a lot of days not writing when I promised that I’d continue to write. Do I have excuses? Was I creating content? Yes!

I’ve been writing my book chapter on mobile video production. It’s been a learning experience not just writing but also making sure the information is accurate.

Then yesterday I recorded a few videos to connect the chapter and the information. So I can help my friends make better videos just by using their iPhones.

So far so good.

What’re your plans for March?

Power of connections

Are you connecting with new people every day? Connecting with people on a daily basis, learning their story, learning their journey, it’s all part of being human beings.

The power of connection exponentially increases as you connect with more people daily.

Today I had the pleasure to speak with my team mate from Team Velocipede, Saad Reza and we talked about cycling, health, and keto as well as podcasting.

I also had the opportunity to meet up with my good friend and podcaster Erol Ertumen and host of LinkedIn MasterEEE group on Facebook.

As well as an upcoming podcaster and photographer Vadym Guliuk.

We got to talk about podcasting, marketing and understanding what our audience needs.

I also got to chat with Rod Ferrier and we talked about some really cool things that we can do to help others with education around video production.

So go out there and connect with people sharing your ideas and your goals and you never know who will be available to send you in the path to achieve your goals what do you think leave a comment below.

Avengers: Infinity War – the beginning of an end.

Infinity War is upon us, with less than a week left before it opens in theaters everywhere in the World. One of the longest conclusion to a set of movies for the past 10 years, starting with Iron Man in 2008.

History

Marvel started as an independent studio back in 2008 and produced their first movie Iron Man with Jon Favreau as the Director and Actor.

You’ve probably read a few stories and articles about the upcoming movie Avengers: Infinity War. It is a culmination of 18 movies in the past 10 years, a decade of movies all pointing to one direction. All good must come to an end for the biggest evil to take over the entire universe.

If you don’t already know the movies that leads to Infinity War, they’re right here in chronological order.

MCU Phase 1:

  1. 2008 – Iron Man – Jon Favreau
  2. 2008 – The Incredible Hulk – Louis Leterrier
  3. 2010 – Iron Man 2 – Jon Favreau
  4. 2011 – Thor – Kenneth Branagh
  5. 2011 – Captain America: The First Avenger – Joe Johnston
  6. 2012 – The Avengers – Joss Whedon

MCU Phase 2:

  1. 2013 – Iron Man 3 – Shane Black
  2. 2013 – Thor: The Dark World – Alan Taylor
  3. 2014 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  4. 2014 – Guardians of the Galaxy – James Gunn
  5. 2015 – Avengers: Age of Ultron – Joss Whedon

MCU Phase 3:

  1. 2015 – Ant-Man – Peyton Reed
  2. 2016 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  3. 2016 – Doctor Strange – Scott Derrickson
  4. 2017 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – James Gunn
  5. 2017 – Spider-Man: Homecoming – Jon Watts
  6. 2017 – Thor: Ragnarok – Taika Waititi
  7. 2018 – Black Panther – Ryan Coogler
  8. 2018 – Avengers: Infinity War – Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

At this point in time we’ve got a total of 18 movies before Infinity War, making it a total of 19 movies to close out the MCU or is it just the beginning of something new?. So many main stories and side stories it is impossible to talk about everything.

FUTURE- Continuing Phase 3:

  1. 2018 – Ant-Man and The Wasp – Peyton Reed
  2. 2019 – Captain Marvel – Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
  3. 2019 – Avengers 4 (Untitled Movie) – Anthony Russo, Joe Russo.

I’m sure there are movies scheduled out to 2020 that I haven’t listed. But I’ll see if I can touch on some of these movies as we go forward.

Hello, Sketch 49!

Hello, Sketch 49!

Rejoice!

Sketch 49 brings us a killer update, reducing the need for a few 3rd party plugins but also giving a head start for new users. Speeding up the user experience and interaction design for the 1000s of UX designers out there.

When you launch Sketch 49 and start with their Tutorial File, you’ll notice the flag icon (this is the start point)

You can enable the “Flag” icon to show up next to your artboard by enabling it on the “Preview” window.

Recalling the history

When Adobe introduced Adobe XD we were all so amazed by the inherent prototyping ability.

Of course, Adobe built the app purely based on the number of prototyping apps emerging for the UX community.

With apps like Flinto, Marvel, Atomic, Kite, Origami, Principle, Framer and many more. Each offering the user to let them create a prototype that can show off to the end user or developer how the application they’re designing work.

Adobe XD took about a year to mature as I remember wanting to get my hands on it when I read and experienced the keynote in 2015, the first beta was here around spring 2016 lacking a lot of features and affordances we were used to in Sketch, Photoshop, and Illustrator. I had a go at the beta build and subsequent updates bringing more and more features. Finally around fall of 2017 Adobe XD could stand on its own with quick abilities to copy your layers from Photoshop and Illustrator leaving Sketch in the dust.

Adobe XD enabled prototyping and ability to share via the web, a feature that was available in Sketch only with the use of third-party plugins by InVision as Craft Labs.

With Sketch 47 we started to see Sketch Cloud and it matured with Sketch 48, with the ability to share entire Sketch files in read-only mode.

Where there’s a demand there’s development. The folks over at Sketch are geniuses, they finally integrated some of the awesome features surfaced by plugins and 3rd party developers, prototyping, collaborations, cloud sharing, shared libraries to name a few.

This is an initial response to an article by SketchAppSources on Medium.

Other cool apps that have updated and build on this power is Zeplin, they recount how they’re taking this information and enabling preview mode on their own web-app.