Jul 29, 2005

Sorting Out The World's Problems

I liked this demo of sorting algorithms.
Here is another one.
This is a good one too.

Here are some quotes that I came across and enjoyed:

A gun gives you the body, not the bird.
- Henry David Thoreau

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
- Roger Miller

No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.
- Zen

I love to meet people from different countries and have a casual talk. It has always been interesting... My fav barista (in Ugly Mug) is a South Korean. (I try to avoid these enormous chains like Starbucks & Walmart - But I'll talk about that later). She told me that they have grandma-style-remedies for cold, cough etc just like in India! A Vietnamese girl ['stunningly beautiful', I should add!] that I met, said that she wished Vietnam had lost in the war - so that there would have been democracy now.

Anyways, is the world becoming better day by day? Will a better sorting algorithm help?

Jul 27, 2005

Spammer Murdered!

This news was too interesting to pass up.
The infamous Vardan Kushnir was murdered, possibly because of all the spam that he sent out!

Jul 26, 2005

Live, Love, Laugh! Okay, At Least Just Laugh!!

You would have come across these really f(b)unny suicides I love'em! Make sure you have seen them all! And tell me what your fav is...

Jul 25, 2005

Eagle's Eye View

Riding the BiPlane - over Seattle's amazing water fronts. More on this later!

Jul 24, 2005

Googling & Ogling - Taste Of Lemonade

Who is Divya Manian? Google her, you say, right? Yeah thats what I did. She is 22 and she is (you must have guessed by now) a girl! That helped stretch my attention span a little bit.

Her blog seems to be quite popular and kinda interesting.

No matter how simple and commonplace this looks, it is always interesting how much hopefully-true information you can glean about a person... especially when you actually do it out of idle curiosity. Isn't it interesting that I know that this retro-gal :) can flex her fingers all the way back (360 degrees as she puts it) few minutes after Sadagopan mentions her? WOW I love this intricate web of refs and xrefs. I know that her grandpa looked handsome although she has done a good job of keeping her photo off the Net. Even her wish list in Amazon!! She paints well, although, ofcourse, she has a long way to go. Looks like she is exploiting Seth Godin's 'Idea Virus' concepts very well...

Just when you are beginning to think that I am a sick compulsive obsessive stalker or something like that, I am going to let go of this topic :-)) But you got the point, right?

Jul 22, 2005

WatRUSoSurprisdAbt? ItsSeattleDude!

After several days of sun and more sun, it is raining now. The trees seem to be smiling all over! Here are some reasons for mine: :-)

"Relationships are hard. It's like a full-time job, and we should treat it like one. If your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to leave you, they should give you two weeks' notice. There should be severance pay, and before they leave you, they should have to find you a temp."
--Bob Ettinger

"I don't kill flies but I like to mess with their minds. I hold them above globes. They freak out and yell, 'Whoa, I'm way too high!' "
--Bruce Baum

"I think that's how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, 'Gee, I'm enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn't cold enough. Let's go west.'"
--Richard Jeni

My sister has this cool signature:
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

Here is some geek food. Enjoy!

Jul 21, 2005

Everybody Loves Raymond

Almost every one has misconceptions about the Open Source World. "Yeah I know about Linux" they confidently say, pronouncing it as 'Lie-Nux'. "Oh it cannot be sustained", "Then how will programmers make money?", "Who will support it?" they say so conclusively and dismissively in a manner that makes you think that they did years and years of research and they are handing the final judgement to the rest of the world. Antidote is Eric S Raymond's penetrating essays. If you come across someone totally confident that GNU/Linux is a joke/fad/something-like-that, please direct them here. You can read the essays for the sheer beauty with which he constructs the arguements. 'How To Become A Hacker' is one of my all time favorite creations of his'.


I have half-heartedly blogged before (looks like October 2, 2003 is when I first did)... Mostly as a means to get GMail account in those days. But I plan to whole-heartedly blog from now.

This morning, sipping a beautiful cup of chai tea that my mom made (mom and dad are visiting me) and battling to keep my eye-lids in 'open' state, I stumbled upon this site that challenges you to tell Programming Language Writers from Serial Killers. Loved it.

If you have ever used Excel, you should see this site. Wonderful work! And cool name :-)

Have any of you tried installing Linux on an iPod? Here is a site which shows how. Please do write to me if you have tried it or even if you are going to.

Please do leave a comment or two...