Saturday, October 30, 2004


was reading a few essays by Alan Turing. The usual about what constitues a machine which can think. He also draws parallels between the turing test, and the viva voce conducted during exams. So have we learnt something, or is it just by rote.

Begun listening to Natalie Imbruglia. 'One more addiction' ; the voice !
My agre preparation is okay... will be taking the sample ets test this week.

Friday, October 29, 2004


status check:

Getting screwed in Linear Programming/Algebra.
Lagging behind in my Web-Search seminar. Will be really badly screwed for this. Maybe my worst procrastinating session ever.
Haven't understood basic probability and am supposed to know all about distributions. No clue on this.
Have to decide on my formal verifications term paper, haven't even searched the net for it yet. Imagine.
Am lagging behing badly in my web-search results clustering. Have 3 days to wind up the project, submit report, demonstrate it in front of a dis-interested class/sadistic TAs.
Procrastinating, lazing, lack of energy, sleep, lack of focus....all happening at the same time.....

Good stuff: I am finding formal verifications really interesting...... I am considering changing my primary focus here from Data Mining to Verifications. Dont know for sure. But its on the cards.....depends on how my verifications term paper goes vs. my data mining seminar. Am having a good time reading up on Linear Algebra, Algorithms, and some other basic stuff.

Other stuff:

Bad: Am wearing my last clean shirt. Don't have any shirt for tomorrow; Might go out and buy some clothes. The hostel washing machine is under repair, and my room is full of dirty clothes, and its getting worse. I have tons of mouth ulcers and my toe-thumbs, both of them are screwed with "ugur-suttus"s.

Good: I am feeling great........ain't that great? Done with some crappy Communications Skills exam today. Just one more month of first semester left. One way or the other, it will get over. Discovered a great new coffee place inside the campus. My Rs 700/- electric kettle is now being wasted here on my lab desk ;-)))....laff all you want..........
Still reading Lolita, and savoring every sentence, and am figuring out slowly that there is some other plot going on that is beyond me. Have to buy the "Annotated Lolita" which has notes for each page for the fan, and for the clueless; both of which I am right now.....

What else..... Nothing much.....keep posting.......

Thursday, October 28, 2004

i am

feeling better now....
the depression is gone....

Thanks to Da Vinci Code.

Draconian Devil!!
Oh Lame Saint!!!
PS:- Find Robert Langdon

I finished the book and I found it to be really good....
Wow!Brilliantly engineered plot.

If anybody hasnt read that, just grab the book.
History is a fable agreed upon.

Note "fable" and "fabulous" have the same root (i.e. dhaatu in sanskrit)

So assuming one of us here becomes a godman like Sri Sri Ravi ,
after 3000 years this blog will be called as THE HOLY BLOG
and it will be in one floppy in somebody's tomb.

I am wikipedia-ing away to glory.
Incidentally, my granfather told me that
in the vedas, there is no mention of vishnu.
Only Bramha or Indra are there.
So Bramha is the most ancient god.
And we are ofcourse pagans.

Ofcourse, No Rama, Krishna etc. in the Vedas.

wikipedia is a great site as far as history is concerned.

And gentlemen(in bangalore), we have a looong weekend lined up.
Kannada Rajyotsava is a holiday here.

Let us make it eventful.....

how services industry work ..

money making phases ..


Build - client will help out .. and projects get completed .. :))

no risk ..full profits.. ;-)

teja .. sanna aagokke aagolla anta realise aagira beku ningu kooda alva ?
iro size maintain aadare saaku mama . ;-) innu dappa aagodu beda andi kollona :))

one good new salary is back to 5k.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004


That was such an unlikely post by Kumaranna. I sense that those walks with Sumanth are not doing any good to our own Raajkumar.....


Me too; looking forward to the SLV katte. Bored of North Indian food, and desperately looking forward to Vidyarthi, SLV, BCB, UD-coffee, Ashoka-Pillar, Anand-Juice, Dwarka and of course, Benne Gulkhan :P

Sudeepan room miss aagatte....Need Kathe, on some KaTTe.....


traffic jams ..

Guys you are scaring me . This might change my plans of returning.

You know the std US returned asshole comments...

Traffic sucks, oh my gawddd .. ( naa wrong exlamation ) FISH !!its so polluted,
its so crowded .. and all that jazz on similar lines ..

imagine me carrying a bisleri bottle :))

Sudeep will kill me ..and refuse to go out with me .. ;-) ...
7 'o clock deadline jote idondu hosa reason sigotte sudeepange ..

looking fwd for SLV katte ..:-)

the reason behind traffic jams..

this is what happens in peak hour traffic..
a traffic cop sees the smooth flowing traffic and his hands starts itching..cos he hasnt signalled anybody to stop since morn..
so he switches off the traffic signal lights and does his best to ensure that everybody gets struck in the signal for 10 min atleast..
now we have a long queue of vehcles waiting for the signal ..a cyclist at the end of this long queue sees a 6 inch gap between the
cars in front of him..the gap is exactly 6 inches..if it was even 1 mm more than that the car in front would have squeezed thru that...
anyways..coming back to the cyclist...he feels that he can take his cycle thru the gap ..and he manages to do so with gr8 ease..
he is followed by a tvs champ ..and even a bike!!!an autodirver in the next lane cant help but notice this two wheeler movement..
now how can any autodriver remain stationary when there is some flow of traffic in his next lane??u can not blame him for trying to squeeze thru
and blocking that lane as well...

same as scene1 till manual signalling ensures long wait for all vehicles...a smart guy in smart bike crosses yellow line and overtakes everybody
and reaches the signal junction..another bike follows him..and one more..and an auto..and a car!!!and more cars!!!!till the road turns into an oneway..
and the person coming in the opposite dir has no option but to fly..

my solns...
1)stop using ur own vehicle and use public transport..hmmm..not feasible..we know that the public transport is not that efficient in blore..
2)kill all autodrivers...excellent idea!!!
3)make a rule that everybody should travel in 2 wheeler..i mean it is such a waste of fuel (and space)..if one person is travelling
in a car..imagine how free the roads would be without those bulky fuel guzzeling monsters...
think abt this urself and help the nation also..use car only when u have compelling reasons..

Monday, October 25, 2004

iT'S BEEN proved beyond doubt

that WHATEVER vehicles you ban on Hosur Road ,
the road ends up as a mess...

And people on the roads are doing their favorite
activity .......

-JAMMING....Traffic Jamming to be precise.
you to buy Huzaifa Decor Furniture for just 3000 Rs.
If you are lucky you can win a trip to Thailand!

So most the "workers" have a pattern like this.
(I will abandon the term Software Engineers...I will use the term workers instead.
While cribbing "workers" adds a communistic touch,
and it sounds even more effective for expressing your woes.)

->Leave the home before the early bird catches the worm.
->Start on a long perilious voyage like Christopher Columbus.
->Just like somebody on a Columbus's ship shouts "we discovered america",
we shout to ourselves, we discovered our office building!
->Reach the office.
->Drink coffee from a PATHETIC coffee machine.
->Discuss your weekend exploits.Or discuss about the forgettable movie you watched the other day.
->IMMEDIATELY start back on your long journey back home....It's 6:30 already.

Oh it is time to go back home.....


Granite business

Finally I know what "Granite Business" means. Had been to an all night canteen here, and its run by some Manohar dude from Tumkur and he used to be in this business before. I heard stories of Puneet Raaj. The Dr Raaj-Veerappan episode, some illegal money laundering, Karnataka politicians and their "keeps," and had a good session of verbal Hi Bangalore.....

In Bombay, Hi Bangalore seems to be a good thing.....

I am trying to read up on Infinite Automata, and there seems to be a wealth of theory on it, written in the same vein as U&H. If I make some progress, will put up some more stuff here, its really cooL.....that ends my technical escapades of sometime now....

Listening to some good ol' Kannada songs.......

speaking of songs, try Coolie #1's Husn Hai Suhana for some extreme filmi dingchak ......and Company's Pyar Pyar Pyar Mein for some superb Bollywood music parody by Sandeep Chowta...... :)))))

whos profile has been updated???

papanna are we missing something ..

its really amazing how richie gets amused by new TECh stuff all the time ..
or if it is an EFFORT its just amazing ...

Need to pick a page/two from everyones book .

Damn !!!! One of my friends got here from India . He was all josh for GMAT .
Wanna decide on a date asap

The photos look cool

Nostalgia ....
Nice website dude....

I think why you are orkutting more....
Somebody special's profile seems to be updated ;-)

Sunday, October 24, 2004


I have been spending more time on Orkut than all other sites combinted these days....whats happening????..........

Btw, take a look at my updated website now, I have put up some more



The corportate biggies have forced the lorries and the other humongous vehicles out of hosur
road in the peak hours from 8 to 10 in the morning and 7 to 9 in the night.

As a result, the two wheelers and car drivers have become extra careless with their new
found freedom.
(Yeah I have to remind myself to be careful).

Other than that, it has ben a predictably lousy weekend.
So much time wasted doing nothing.
Ofcourse, i did add a new VCD to my existing collection.
"Goodfellas" by Martin Scorsese.
I didnt get the time to open the cover itself :-)

Saturday, I just passed-by near the Urvashi Theatre before going to my weekend lalbagh walk.
For the first time in history, they were showing a kannada movie called Mourya.
I had suspected nobody will be there to watch the movie.
To my surprise, i saw a big crowd.

But there was a significant change in the crowd.
The Jain College and other early teen girls dressed like bollywood stars
were gone.
They were replaced by predominantly auto drivers , florists who sell jasmine on the roads,
and ofcourse the shaawantige garland on the abominable Puneet Rajkumar...
You know, like a Majestic theatre like Santosh or Tribhuvan.
Reminded me of the 80s kannada theatres...
Is this moratorium move actually turning out to be good ?
I dont think so...

Forget that....Let's get back to our lives....
I gotta take inspiration from richie_jag who is always upto something technical.
He was delving into parallel processing algos the last time i met him.
and he has become an xml freak.
Kummi man! wassup ? Seem to be busy...
For heavens sake pick up the phone instead of cutting it :-)

Friday, October 22, 2004

fun and its manifestations

Guys .. 25 is not OLD. Yavvana
I still enjoy addas, cricket, tennis and whatever I play.
Well, no idea about college fests, but I can say had a remorseful feeling about dandiya.

Become a movie maniac, I have visisted Universal studios twice, enjoyed the shows ( I have seen them before ), enjoy rollercoasters. Is this a testimony ??

NO IDEA what so ever.

Am not able to recoup for high school mathematics. Need Josh.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

fun ......

I dunno abt fun but I sure know that we are old hags....
"Old" is the word.
But "old is gold" antha haapy aagi irona. :-)

We are 25 years old,(ok nearing 25 years) and thats a pretty long time
to be on this planet.

Gd i think you will be here in Jan.
Maybe we can have a blast when you are here.
Witnessed one of the biggest traffic jams today...
okay i am in a hurry 2 B done bye


pretty eventful .. :-) .. missed it :-(
so did I miss so many events in this year ..

sudeepa my folks cudnt come , I spoked to them about it, naa blore bandaga karkondu bartini.

then sudeepa .. mane super are good ..

hey guys need your cell phone numbers ..
will catcha sometime around ..

tumba mails aytu .. rather blogs ....

so what else ..lifes dragging ..

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

growing old....

An interesting thought......

I don't seem to be having fun anymore. Fun as in, like how it used to be in college, frolic, mirth, abandon, having fun drinking juice, hanging out at Sudeep's place discussing management and porn. The hanging-out type fun seems to be a distant memory.....These days fun seems to be very restricted to certain aspects of life.....a very good book or movie, a very interesting person you've just met, a very beautiful girl you have just seen......or something of this sort......has our concept of fun changed? or have we changed?

or is this too person-to-person dependent type?

I was just wondering about how I have changed over the last so many years.....

Monday, October 18, 2004


I have sent the photos to your email ids....

kummi, i have sent it to your sarvagnaani id.
jag to his yahoo id.
teju, i sent to your woolee id.
Gd i have sent to your dhl id.

Yeah man it was cooL....Food was good.
Banana leaf food.
I think the menu is pretty obvious :-)))) for you guys.

Jag was talking abt Binary Compatibility of GCC versioning when i snapped
the photo!

Kummi had just come from IISc to the place and I believe his relative's place is very near
to our Rajeshwari Nagar house.

And I fell for one girl who had come with the cooks to cook!
Believe me , she had the best dressing sense and she knew how to handle stares.
The midriff region was awesome...
And if a girl handles stares very well w/o getting conscious it is the
ultimate thing.She had that proud look on her face and i love miss proudies
very much.

Other than that, I was putting a smile and walking everywhere around the house
as if i were the busiest man in the planet for one day.

And all the mid-30 ladies sang devotional songs while I snapped photos.
Actually, I avoided all the songs of faith and devotion and I was focussing
my eyes and lens on the cook, and she caught me doing that.
She smiled.But now, when she knows what i am upto , it is no fun.
So i gave up.

Then came the guys....KUMMI descended with his Dil Chahta Hain hairstyle.
Then came jag ...then, teju's mom and dad came.........
then my sasken friends and Infy friends.

Anila and Shiva came at the fag end...cos anila had to attend
another function.Shiva has sold his bullet cos he thinks he has replaced
all the spare parts of his bullet and still it didnt start.
So he has brough RX135.

In total, nice fun.
see ya later guys.

Requirements have changed and i may need to burn midnight lamp oil ....

NaLa paaka

food -> sakkre holge, kooTu, saaru, puliyogare.
heard the word mansion atleast ten times :)
met lots of people : deepa and other members of infy... folks from sasken..
so the eat part went off well and so did the eye ..

monday report ..

veerappan na kondi haaki bittru ..
is it a political move ?? or were the police helpless ( I mean cudnt capture him ) ..
or did veerappan decided.. 'madu illve madi ' ( i do not know the tamil equivalent )
i heard lotsa tams are frustrated abt it .. become mad ..

and am seeing so many kannadigas .. hysterical . all the norhties too know him .. due to bangalore band ( rajkumar kidnap case )

makkla ..innen smaachara ..
sudeepan mane oota ashotndu tindra ?? no ones blogging ..

Sunday, October 17, 2004

waiting for sunday's report....

allo maaDi.....what happened yesterday? Did Richie live upto his promise? Eat? Eye? Wink?

I am eye-down in stinking stuff.....

will update more after your updates.......

Friday, October 15, 2004


Too cooL.....We needed that...
Keep it up :-)

Dravid is not excusable this time.
I dunno whats wrong with all da senior players.

But I have my doubts of winning this test :'-(
Let's see.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Dance raja dance

Today no garba or dandiya for me :-))

I wont go there.Thats it. It is kinda indirect or blurry, controlled innuendo or worse,
a mating signal and definitely not my cup of tea.


Because I never was impressed with the Radha & Krishna and the ancient
romance and dance theory.I dont want to fake a dandiya freak.
That would be personally uncooL.

Although I loved the song "Radha kaise na Jale" , I loved the color and the dance,
I can never have a vicarious feeling of tying a band kind of thing on my forehead
and wearing a gejje on my foot and dancing with 2 sticks.
No way!I will suck that way.

But I was impressed with the Gopika Stree theory... :-)
Stealing the clothes and voyeuring away to glory.

Thats not me and I dont like the Mehendi ki Raath and all the gossip.
I infact hate that.

But one dance I would really wanna do is tap dancing,
Or the totally fantasy filled AXE EFFECT ad dance.

Or with a girl (if i were a great dancer) then salsa!
I hate Ballroom dancing too.

filming ..

hehe .. casiona plot is very very local .. ( in USA )

the casino plot is old ..agreed .but where ..hollywood ..
not in bollywood .. I am looking for a local Inidian blockbuster .. :))

I tell u its not even Oceans Eleven ..No one would have heard about Lady killers .. in India ..

Things which make money need not be a highly cerebral one .. isnt it ..
I dont mind having a Wal-mart , compared to Google ..

what say ?? the dream is to make money .. and lotsa them ..

Teju great story .. super .. aagi idhe mama ..
I think I had another flick based on you .. sometime back .. remember .. :))
so we have two approved by the script writer ..
and one local idea down the drains ...

sudeepa get some time out ..we shall sell scripts .. ;-)

sudeepa .. nimma aramane gruhapravesha ..miss aagotte .. boohooooohhhh
sumanth keep your word abt the GRUB

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Talking abt filming.....

I just read how the Matrix like slow motion shots are done.
(The shot where the camera appears to rotate around Keanu Reeves
as he bends to dodge bullets).

Okay the first surprising thing is this :-

The second surprising thing is this :-
They use STILL CAMERAS. Yeah they do (echo twice).

Around 40 STILL cameras are placed around the subject in a circle,
(like Keanu Reeves or Shah Rukh Khan in Main Hoon Na).

Then when the director yells action , the cameras start firing
photograph sequentially (like traversing a circular linked list).

Then the stills are copied to a film and voila we have the
matrix like shot.

Talk about using physics!

I heard that there are digital motion cameras which are as good as
as conventional film cameras!
Not your camcorder home video cameras.

And distribution costs of a reel is reduced to
peanuts cos' it is as easy as writing a CD.

Star Wars (the most recent one) used a sony digital motion camera (see the link below).
Look at this

Canon permits some good features even though my camera is a very small one :-)
I shot a panoramic image of 12 photos and stitched them into a single 2.79 MB
jpeg file and it looks horrible.

More on this later ....


that was really good....

I will try to work on this and let you know abt the first draft.
But as the golden saying goes we need TIME to do this :-(
May we can try this.

But the feel of the movie is dangerously adult.
In the sense this is an intellectual drama.....
I have an ending for this movie:-

Sudeep ends up cured for this one however the psychologist
is badly affected by all this

"Psychology", in general is regarded as a Hi-Fi subject
for indian cinema.

But we can keep the general public in mind before we start writing this.

This is real good stuff!
Great idea pal :-)

late night postings....

Its 4am. Two of my lab-mates are sleeping on the floor. Two more are watching Home-Alone #4. I am typing this. I can see my bag, my toothbrush and toothpaste, my kettle, mug, waterbottle, headphones, stray change on the table. I am not particularly sleepy, but have no josh to study, inspite of having a study plan. I have an algorithms class at 930 tomorrow. So, I know that I have to sleep somewhat early if I dont want to miss the class. I am also thinking of watching some pourne. My pourne identity needs to be revived.

Navratri is here, or so they tell me. The first gharba/dandiya was held today, and we folks went in a little late, and could just catch the public as they were coming out. The feel of a college fest is on. The institute seems to be geared up towards one thing, and one thing only...the college fest. With a fresher-college-fest-orientation conducted in the biggest hall in the institute, one can imagine....

Zeedy, the casino robbing theme is old. I mean, its older than the woods. Think of some other plot idea. I have an idea: Sudeep is a compulsive obsessive something. Could be anything. And to overcome this, he starts attending therapy sessions with psychoanalyst. There is no deep reason behind his situation, he is a normal person with a normal problem, and is attracted to the shrink. The shrink senses this, and has a moral conflict of sorts.....whether to send him to someone else (her husband is a shrink too), or treat him inspite of his obvious attraction towards her.....all this is shown through some wonderful direction and very well thought out dialogues. She chooses the second option.....and we see her trying to help him out.....and along the way, the audience starts suspecting that she is not being professional, and contrary to her earlier promise, is now guiding her unsuspecting patient into a quasi-intellectual-sexual relationship with her; all as a part of her treatment.

At this point, we can either make Sudeep diabolical, ie. he can see that she is falling for him, and so, he goes for it all out....or we can make him a good patient who just happened to have a testosterone shot before starting therapy. The therapist's husbands angle, and his being a shrink, I havent yet explored......And no clue about the ending and further twists as well....But this idea could dwell on some awesome dialogue......not like the shrink-talk you see in Ally McBeal, some real cool mind-play and meta(anticipatory)-thinking, some really tense erotic moments, drama, maybe suspense, and with tons of scope for a mindblowing ending.....

What say?

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Name of duty

Rumours are true.
No more UT, and that too just when i was getting good at it :) . Orders from higher up.
The 11:00 constraint is only for the one team till now.
Wouldn't miss the sunday function.. and shall gobble/ogle in the name of zeeds/bert

The plot of the casino is tried and tested. A bunch of MIT students did just that.
search for "MIT blackjack", and we spent our time in undergrad reading transducers!


illa andre life tumba borr ansotte .. dont u feel so ..

right now modifying my tables , rather getting modified, primary key change madokke DBA na kela beku .. mainframe alli .. arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

I wanted to watch 'gone with the wind' .got the dvd too .. but cudnt watch it .. :((
been to LA .. dint meet satya or kartic .. revisited universal studios ..

sudeepa .. need to get into movies .. yen antiya ..

okay theres a plot for local bollywood / kollywood with a hollywood touch ..

imagine ... a group of artists given a chance to perform in LV's biggest casino .. say MIRAGE ..
a group on cons replace this group and try to rob .. the casino and getting back some dollars to India .. shudnt be Oceans 11 .. yen antira ??

decided to take gmat too .. preperation should begin anytime ..
barla sigona .

black tea....

got myself an electric kettle, a box of Lipton Yellow Label teabags, and lo! I can brew my own tea in the lab, anytime I want......

Sudeep's writing continues to be amusing....he is talking about bows and arrows now.......I wish he knew about them when he himself was target practice during his last days as a part of FYI.........I so wish I could've been in Bangalore this Sunday; didn't want to miss this one big event. Makla, do go there and make sure you at least eat some of mine and GD's quota of food.

Futile efforts at studying have been going on. I seem to be doing this the exact same way as I used to work: wait till deadlines mount....and then, give an average performance under pressure. I have to work on this trait of mine.......NOW! ......That bit of self-analysis aside, life has been good. Attended a Scrabble workshop yesterday, conducted by an alumnus, who has won international level tournaments. Spoke about bingos, board tracking, challenges, word play, anagramming, and other strategies......I couldn't stay for the games that began after the strategy session......will play with some Scrabble Club folks soon....

I was talking to a few ex-colleagues today, and they tell me the Unreal Tournament has been called off at office. And now, people are expected to be at their desks by 11. Stand in line for lunch, take coffee breaks during coffee breaks, give sado-masochistic control to one's manager.....etc etc..... Whats happening ?!?!?!?


here, I am so very pre-occupied that I keep
forgetting that I am developing a very important
software for empowering the next generation's high tech

Argh! forget the next generation.

I heard Kummi has gone Munnar with a few guys
to enjoy himself....Wonder whether the bugger is back or not?

There is a Dandia dance this friday at office....
I have decided to carry sticks to the office that day.
One in each hand. Folk dance is a great idea.
The word "Folk" rhymes really well with one of my favorite words.
It is so cloudy today and the mood is perfect for everyone at office
to go home early and everyone are happy about it.
But everybody are actually sad because it is still 3:20.

Today I am shooting darts at evry female i am glancing and I
am NOT ashamed abt staring as I used to be earlier!

Bow and arrrow games are good for health and other things.

Monday, October 11, 2004


the world's greatest software (written by sudeep_rg)
has started to get up and started running.

It is one helluva lousy browser for a mobile fone
which hangs when we try to read a html/wml page.

Because it is very fast, there are many bugs, rather, "disasters".
But according to the author,ALL Bugs are trivial so that should
not at all be a problem.Bugs are always there.

So a conversation with my mgr is presented in ascii text :-

(looking at 10 sheets of C-code)
What the heck is this ?


I mean there is a bug

Where ?

sudeep is shown a true feature-level bug.sudeep
wants to escape now :-) like a true software engineer.
he clears his throat and....

It is not a bug.It is one functionality of the project.


Did you see the presidential debate on TV.


What was your opinion abt Bush? Dont you think his answers
were not at all reasonable.

Heck no.I discovered the basic truth.

MGR :-
What is the basic truth?

After a responsibility is given to you,
It is very easy to ask a question but very difficult to give an answer

My manager marvelled at my glorious observation, however his praise was suspicious
about what i was trying to say.

Maybe he can use the above dialog to his higher up.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

More movies...

Ok, I want to make this my last post on movies. Here is a list of all the good movies I have watched after coming here, and also a list of all the bad ones.....

( in order)

- Before Sunset
- Kill Bill(s)
- LA Confidential
- The fabulous destiny of Amelie Poulain
- Memento
- Usual Suspects
- Pulp Fiction
- Gandhi
- Pyaasa (Gurudutt)
- Roman Holiday
- A Beautiful Mind.
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- Eyes Wide Shut
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- North by Northwest
- Collateral
- Bowling for Columbine
- Farenheit 911

The could-have-been-avoided movies...

- Face/Off
- 10 things I hate about you
- Girl next door
- How to lose a guy in 10 days
- Sweet November
- Bruce Almighty

The still-to-watch movies...

- The Insider
- Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
- Snatch
- Reservoir Dogs
- Raqueim for a Dream
- Schindler's List
- The Shining
- Taxi Driver
- Dr Strangelove
- Full Metal Jacket
- Goodfellas
- more....

Gentlemen of the jury, thats it about movies for now.......for sometime to come......

Saturday, October 09, 2004


took another agre paper, got about 50/80 . So if i can better that
score a bit by nov, the apps should go well.
Have begun reading the Asimov Foundation series. The 1st book wasn't much
of page-turner. Hopefully the robot series is better.
Have decided not to take GATE this time :)

Friday, October 08, 2004


I might have rambled to you folks about this, but lemme do it again.....

I had been to visit Akshay in Mysore during 4th or 5th semester, and had seen this movie called Before Sunrise on TV there. The movie has stayed with me all these years, cuz of the way romance is depicted in it. Its a movie about two young people (do they all have to be young? well, here it really makes sense that they are young, I will get to that) who meet on a train. The young American needs to spend a day in Vienna before he catches a plane back home. He invites over the beautiful Parisian to spend a day with him in Vienna, and then continue her journey back to Paris. The movie that starts from this point is just about dialogue, and viewpoints of two different people, and a subtle attraction that everyone feels to a strange attractive person. Its a very sweet movie, and it had been around my mind......

Now, its sequel has come out, Before Sunset. With the same theme, set in Paris, and now, they are both 10 years older.....and whoa, it shows, not on their faces.....but in their thoughts, and how they feel that they have matured since their last conversation in Vienna, and how it all makes sense at a different level they have seen more of life, and how it has affected them......This movie left a superb impression on me (watched the sequel yesterday) and I could somewhat relate to the characters cuz I was with them when they were younger, and when I was younger........and now that I am somewhat older, and they are too, and now their talks about their youth rings a very clear bell in my I relate to what they might be feeling.......

Watch both the movies, it might take a romantic like me to rave about them this much, but its still worth it......The best way to watch these two movies is to catch Before Sunrise now, and Before Sunset after a couple of years........


I am also having a bad day today at work.

But as one great man always says,
things are going to be fine but dont stop trying :-).

I came across this very 2 inspirational articles
from the hacker guru Richard Stallman.That too, while googling.

1) This article in the usenet. The original GNU announcement.
Check out the date of the article.I was three years old
when it was published.It speaks volumes about something
which I lack called PERSERVANCE.

2)This article on

Thursday, October 07, 2004


at work ..
I had 2 projects and 2 requests.

1 mini project requires a chagne in table design
1 project has been fixed for defects and has been sent back to QA

1 request on Production now. ( the user has to give a confirmation its working )
1 request has had a partial fix only .. boohooh ..faltered on analysis.

and screwed up in a change management process ..:((

the thing is I suck basically and the reasons I provide are ..

1. Lack of business knowledge
2. Lack of probing skills
3. Lack of ability to conisder others are duds and their solutions too are dumb .. ( this needs to be the biggest culprit )
4. A slight lacking of interest.

1. built business knowledge ( would take time )
2. bug everyone , but do not let them know you are bugging them
3. Verify each and every suggestion suggest by others. Investigage .. every analysis and design ( Need time .. night outs )
4. build interest >=200% ..

I might be back in India soon and given a choice I am opting for it December.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

LA Confidential nalli agent 000

This can be true.

Lemme explain. We have seen Dr Raj and his awesome agent 000 movies. They are full of incredible plots, "im-plausible" assumptions, seductive vamps, sacrificing friends, moles in the police department who have sold out to the bad guys for just money, bad guys who want to control the whole city, lot of gun fights, agents trailing bad men, and bad men trailing agents, jealousy etc etc.......and we also thought that these movies were extremely silly......

Welcome to LA Confidential.

You throw in some good actors, some realistic fight-shootout sequences, and last, but not the least, a tight script; voila, you have the critically highly acclaimed LA Confidential. So, whats the difference between our Dr Raj flicks and awesome non-special effects movies made in Hollywood? Its just the script. Its the non-chalance of the actors, its the direction....and mostly, its the seriousness.....they dont dilute serious movies with mindless humor, they dont have item numbers, they dont have all the "elements". They just stick to one idea, follow the script, keep it as tight as possible, and deliver the punch. The audience reels back, and applauds. They also curse the Kannada thrillers cuz of Narsimharaju, who has no place in these movies (with all due respects to the great comedian). As for the tight script: after having watched movies like Minchina Ota, I think that its highly possible that there are some great screenwriters amidst us (no pun). But these cool screenwriters just are succumbing to whats "conventionally" expected out of them, and keep doing the conventioan stuff, instead of what they truly feel for (write cool scripts). Now, that statement applies at so many levels......what say Paapu?

Anyways, Watch LA Confidential, its a good movie....just enough double crossing to make you feel bad, but not enough to make you hate the movie for fooling you just for the heck of it (like Sixth Sense).

Now for some boring stuff.....

If you are in a mood, try to see the NP-completeness proof of Hamiltonian Circuit. Creativity is being taken to new heights. Crazy concoctions leading to sublime proofs......I am bowled.

Btw, I have chosen my lab project. The idea is to make search engine results browsing an easier experience, by grouping them under categories. These categories are extracted automatically by looking at the top 200 results for the queries and clustering them based on the search results' snippets that come along with the results. We are planning to use the Google API to invoke the search and get the results page. Construct a Suffix Tree out of the words in the snippets, and then, cluster these suffix trees based on some heuristic that has been proven good. Its a standard text classifciation method. Which we are going to implement. Also involves some "course-conformant" front end PHP work, some CGI scripting to invoke the search etc. But more importantly, has the quasi research angle of the clustering bit.........adhu adhu.....

Amelie rocks....

There is no second thought about it.
Queer movie making.
I would love to have a girlfriend like Amelie.
Whoops lemme get back to reality and appreciate American Beauty.
I havent read Da Vinci code.
I will go to Jayanagar foot path and but it for 50 bucks.
The footpath I am talking about is near cooljoint.

I had idly today at SLV banashankari for the 1st time ALONE.
But it was a queer feeling missing many footballers
and the thooth goalie(GD) :-(
I have observed that footpath books are always bestsellers.

And another set of movies I would love to watch are Stanley Kubrick's.
And the Coen Brothers.
(I saw Hudsucker Proxy and it was hilarious.)
And then start making an own movie.
I dunno whether I am joking or seious
And THAT according to me is the problem.

Speaking on the music scene i am into trip-hop nowadays.
I am into a brit band called Portishead and these guys are
influenzed by James Bond music and they kick ass.
The songs of Swades are beautiful.The heroine I googled is
a model and she is a damsel.I have put her on my desktop
and work is going faster :-). Lucky mascot.

And I had given my car to service and it has cost me
my whole september salary.I have to go to some
financial plannign classes.This habit of blowing it all up,
I have got from Mr.Tejaswi.I will KILL you for this :-)
I have 4 new bridgestone radial tyres
for hosur and btm roads which are decorated with craters.
Let me see till how long they are not torn into shreds.

Other than that nothing else for today pals.....

how come everyone on the same plane ..

think we are destined ..
theres not much happening bros ..
Da Vinci Code is real thriller turner . I agree

Being John Malkowich sucks .. makes life more depressing ..
Watch Shawshank Redemption Kummi , just watch this guys again now ..
need to pick a lot of pages from this into our lives



Watch it, Sudeepa, you, watch it again.....its a very sweet movie experience, and you start to believe in quasi-platonic love once again.......and it makes you feel that the moron inside us has a few rights that we keep denying him....... what say all??

If you want to watch a figure-it-out movie, watch Usual Suspects, it will leave you with enough doubts.....and an anger against this genre of movie making........that the anger is a tribute to the quality of the film.....

If you are looking for a very slick conspiracy theory based da Vinci Code. Its slick alright, its fast, its got all the Robert Ludlum/Sidney Sheldon elements, I had almost forgotten how it feels to read a thriller......tons of details......worth one read......

I was wondering about how its so easy to read something like da Vinci Code.....I sat with the book for around 6 hours on a trot and finished it......never had I dont such a thing since 5th sem, when I had finished As the crow flies, before some internals.........or practical exams, I am not sure.....but the point being, a thriller, you can finish, it keeps you hooked......but a classic like Lolita, being infinitely superior in terms of grace, prose, language, description and everything else that make great fiction........takes ages to read.....I have barely read 60 pages in the last one it like how we like Vengaboys when we hear them for the first time, and it takes us ages to appreciate Mozart.........or something on those lines? I mean, Bappi Lahri's music strikes an instant dingchak chord......while it takes ages to appreciate Bhimsen get my drift?

So, thats how I have been spending time here......

And of course, one movie that deserves a very quick mention, American Beauty.......Papanna's dire warning that we need to keep Lester Burnam out of our lives.....echoed in my mind, as I saw him float high up in the air......splendid movie making.....and very very interesting times that we lead our lives in........

ps: on an afterthought I feel awesome that I remember about reading As the crow flies before some exam......but dont really remember which exam, and neither do I care about it.......hahaha........wonder whats really (been) important to us.....

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

highly irritable state..

..that is my current cond...
possible reasons include an irritating, nose poking lead, a dynamic lib loading framework which does not work as promised and so many other things
that i dont want to list..ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..

have made a resolution today..from now on i am not going to go out of the way to ensure that other person does not feel bad...
i feel that ppl take adv of this.. i dont expect any big ack ..but atleast dont exploit me..
well.... have realised that there is no point in hurting self to please others...


You end up coding 460 lines and you are
surprised that there exists a library
function which does the same godammn thing
in 1 line.

So how do you handle your frustration?

Just remind yourself that you are an idiot and smile.


Monday, October 04, 2004

Dave Barry's quote on astronomers-Hillarious

Over the years I have been harshly critical of the scientific community for wasting time researching things nobody cares about, such as the universe. I don't know about you, but I'm tired of reading newspaper stories like this:

''Using a giant telescope, astronomers at the prestigious Crudwinkle Observatory have observed a teensy light smudge that they say is a humongous galaxy cluster 17 jillion light years away, which would make it the farthest-away thing that astronomers have discovered this week. However, astronomers at the rival Fendleman Observatory charged that what the Crudwinkle scientists discovered is actually mayonnaise on the lens. Both groups of astronomers say they plan to use these new findings to obtain even larger telescopes.''

With all due respect to astronomers: We don't NEED to find any more stuff in the universe. We already have more stuff than we could ever use, right here in our garages. We need the scientific community to focus on a topic that is of far greater importance, yet remains a baffling mystery to humanity, or at least guys: sex.

Guys think about sex a LOT. You know the painting of Washington crossing the Delaware, where the guys in the boat have facial expressions of grim resolve as they approach a battle that will determine their fates, and the fate of the revolution? Those guys are thinking: ''Maybe there will be women in New Jersey.''

But despite several million years of thinking virtually nonstop about sex, guys have made very little progress toward answering such basic questions about human sexuality as: How can you obtain more of it? How much talking is required? What is the role of jewelry? How important is the size of a guy's, um, car?

For guys, these are uncharted waters. That's why I am so pleased by a recent Reuters article, sent to me by alert reader Jorge Gomez, concerning research being done by scientists at Stanford University into the sex life of fruit flies. This research is significant because fruit flies have many biological similarities to humans. For example, both species eat fruit. The list goes on and on.

According to this article, when a male fruit fly wants to have sex with a female fruit fly, he goes through a series of specific steps, the first one being to pound down approximately eight martinis.

No, wait, that's what a human guy would do if he were going to attempt to mate with a female who had six legs and 17,000 eyeballs, which trust me is not out of the question for some guys, and you know who you are. What male fruit flies do is engage in a courtship ritual, which according to the Reuters article includes ''tapping the female, extending and vibrating a wing and singing.'' (The article doesn't say what they sing, but I assume it's Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe, by the late Barry White).

The Stanford scientists found that these ritual mating actions are controlled by a sector of the fly's brain consisting of 60 cells -- about twice the number of brain cells required to cast a vote on American Idol. According to the article, when scientists mess up these cells, the male flies rush through the mating steps -- ''essentially try to do everything at once'' -- which causes the females to become turned off and develop little fly headaches.

This, of course, is exactly the mistake that male humans make: We're always trying to rush through the mating steps. Stand next to any construction site, and when an attractive woman walks past, you'll hear guy construction workers suggesting that she go directly to, like, Step 74. This approach NEVER works. Construction workers have been trying it since they built the pyramids, and not once in all that time has a woman ever said: ''That's a great idea! Let's have carnal relations right now on this pile of dirt!''

And yet guys keep trying. Why? Because we're dumber than fruit flies. Fruit flies at least have some clue what their mating ritual is supposed to consist of, whereas human guys get most of their information from letters written by imaginary people to Penthouse magazine.

That's why we need scientists to determine exactly what steps are required for successful human mating. And I don't mean some vague psychobabble about ''listening'' or being ''sensitive.'' I mean specific written instructions that we guys can understand, like ''caress the target region in a clockwise pattern, applying 1.8 foot-pounds of torque.'' Wouldn't that be great?

No, because we guys don't read directions. So I guess we're stuck with blundering around, learning what ''turns women on'' through trial and error.

Tonight, I will vibrate my wings.


Weekend was Movies and PHone calls .. Dont remember which took most of the share .. but there was a tough competition ..

Nice concept of a personal ZONE :-) ..
Had called pushpa, Vivek, Avinash, Mane, Nagan Mane, Deepthi, Harsha.
Well the best were Nagan Mane ... happy to know uncle aunty were in North India , though it was October 3rd no one mentioned( mourned ) abt Naga ,
Well time is certainly the best healer .??

Need to get thin in time .
I will be taking academics next year for sure :-)

COBOL isnt challenging ... I am not a master in it either .

Thought it would be a busy day today, but office has different things in store ;-)
life cool hai aaj.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

the Zone

One needs to find his own zone, in life, in all its facets.....academic/professional, love, family, sport, community, hobbies, politics, needs to figure out where one fits....and then, life has to be awesome.....

This thought was inspired by my Algorithms professor today; we were discussing the class feedback which people had given him (its a institute wide post-mid-sem activity). Reacting to a feedback that he wastes some time in class, he quipped that his friends tell him that he wastes a lot of time in life.....and he gave a remarkable, and almost enlightened smile after that......trying to tell us how insignificant these things are......he has found his zone in life.....he is physically thinner than anyone I have met, has the best sense of humor I have seen, has dived deep into algorithms and is pretty good at underwater swimming, has this serene all-knowing calm smile on this face all the time.......he is a good of the reasons why IIT rocks.....

maja bartaide.....

other than that, things are going on.....tests, seminars, project proposals, projects, assignments, reading papers, browsing the net, movies here and there, the usual......

The one thing I can say with almost certainty is that life has changed in a positive way.....and if someone is reading this and there is a background thread running that their life is getting wasted, they need to do something different.........take up academics in the field you it animation, screen-writing, management, bartending.....anything.......

I am feeling like a


Thats life, Mr.Watson.
One day you are sherlock holmes, the other day you are a buffoon.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Nagana HuTTu Habbada Haartika ShubhashayagaLu


Time is indeed a strange phenomenon. And so is life, and so is love.

(raises a glass of Prasad Juice Shops unique grape juice)
Heres to the concept of friendship!

Friday, October 01, 2004

amazed at papannas fears

hahaha .:))

papanna visualise yourself on roads without a job ?? :p:p
well I do it thinking about being in mainframes ..
and I heard from one our mentors he felt the same 10 years ago when he stepped into it .. but it dint convince me at all ..
but papannas sutff of mainframes not being open source does get back my confidence into this niche technology ....hehe
couple of private updates on the mail .. need feedbacks ..
blog is open to everyone ..

so alli sigona ..if I feel I really need some support from your guys ..I will mail you...