I got some time off to work on the prayer time app. I am currently planning and working on some cool updates and features for it. Its amazing what all features we can include in a prayer time app. Insha allah, Coming up sooon.
There is so much to learn, even from a glass of water. Keep a muddy glass of water undisturbed and we will find that the dirt separates out from the water , leaving behind whats pure. The process is known as Sedimentation by science.
The glass of water teaches us an important lesson. The fact that dirt and pure water cannot remain together for long time and the laws of nature, ultimately, separates the two. The same is with everything in Life today. We cannot escape from the laws that nature follows. Its the same law that the Sun follows when it has to rise from the east and set in the west.
There are 4 characters involved in this lesson.
1) Pure water
4) Laws of nature
Its the law of Life or the law of nature that allows the dirt to mix with the pure water. Its the same law of the nature that separates the two. There is a 3rd invisible character involved in the story. Its time. It takes time for the dirt to separate from water.
So, if we are in a difficulty or in chaos and enveloped by uncertainties. Have patience and have sabbur. Allow the dirt to settle. Its only a matter of time.
Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology challenging the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of the world's most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound impact on many fields-including business, medicine, and politics-but until now, he has never brought together his many years of research in one book.
In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think and make choices. One system is fast, intuitive, and emotional; the other is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities-and also the faults and biases-of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behaviour. The importance of properly framing risks, the effects of cognitive biases on how we view others, the dangers of prediction, the right ways to develop skills, the pros and cons of fear and optimism, the difference between our experience and memory of events, the real components of happiness-each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems work together to shape our judgments and decisions.
Drawing on a lifetime's experimental experience, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our professional and our personal lives-and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Thinking, Fast and Slow will transform the way you take decisions and experience the world.
We should be careful about what we believe in. Our beliefs are not to earn us a better job or money or respect or to bring us happiness and peace. Our beliefs should make us a better human being. Its called amallul saleeh, it should make us do righteous/ good deeds. Those actions that help others ( any group of people ). The focus is on the actions.
Did you know, there are two new modern religions :-
1) Androidism - people who worship android
2) iPhonism - people who worship iPhone
We will explore everyday thinking: why people believe weird things, how we form and change our opinions, why our expectations skew our judgments, and how we can make better decisions. We discuss and debate topics such as medical diagnosis, paranormal phenomena, placebos, miracles, and more. You will learn how to evaluate claims, make sense of evidence, and understand why we so often make irrational choices. You will begin to rely on slow, effortful, deliberative, analytic, and logical thinking rather than fast, automatic, instinctive, emotional, and stereotypical thinking. The course provides tools for how to think independently, how to be skeptical, and how to value data over personal experience. We will examine the mental shortcuts and rules-of-thumb that people use and misuse, and apply this knowledge to everyday situations to help make better decisions.
The Think101 team has travelled far and wide to film conversations with some very clever people including: Daniel Kahneman, who won the Nobel in economic science; Elizabeth Loftus who pioneered the study of false memories; and even the MythBusters about testing claims and distinguishing between fact and fiction. We met 21 leading thinkers from across the world and combined hundreds of hours of conversations, demonstrations, and assessment into short episodes on how to evaluate claims, learn and remember information better, and improve everyday thinking.
Source code : https://github.com/hashir-n-a/mobware4u-android/
NFC Counter is a FREE and OPEN android application that uses NFC tags to increment a counter on your android phone. Bring any NFC tag near your phone to increment the counter.
Can also be used as a Islamic salah rakat counter. Place your NFC enabled android phone on your prayer mat. Wear a NFC ring or watch. Slightly touch the phone while in sujood. This increments the count and helps keep track of how many rakats prayed.
We have all heard about bluetooth and wifi. But a very few of us have heard about or used NFC. What exactly is NFC and how can it benefit us.
Here is a dummies view of what NFC is all about and how it can help us.
NFC is a technology through which we can store information in NFC tags. This information can then be accessed wirelessly with a NFC reader. Now a days, most of android, windows phone and other phone's come with inbuilt NFC readers. This means that we can use our phone to read and write data into NFC tags. They dont have to be connected to the phone but can be read wirelessly.
NFC tags by themselves doesn't require any battery. They get powered up when they are brought close by a NFC reader ( for eg. a NFC enabled phone ).
Here are some pictures of NFC tags available today. Since they are small and thin, they can placed in alomost anything. Keychains, rings, watches, stickers , visiting cards are a few examples.
These NFC tags can be used to hold any information. Be it a password or information about a product or an url or a barcode, it can be easily stored and read.
Another interesting fact about NFC is that our NFC enabled phone can by itself become a NFC tag. This means that, our phone can be the ticket to our movie show or the credit card or our visiting card or loyalty card.
Here are some use cases of NFC tags
1) A restaurant , can provide details about its menu in a NFC tag.
2) A doctor, can store information about dosage and contents of medicines in tags that is stuck to it.
3) Can be used for payments. There are lots of NFC enabled pre paid cards available today.
4) Used for asset tracking. It can be stuck to goods for tracking.
5) Is an easy way to exchange digital information. We can store our visiting card details or addresses in tags and share the tags.
6) A NFC tag in a bus station or railway station can provide the bus or train timings to passenger's phone's.
7) Can be used in place of a ticket.
8) Loyalty cards
9) NFC tags at various tourist spots or museum can provide more information about the location.
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