Monday, February 28, 2005

over the air!!!

today i tried to send some mms pdus (protocol data unit) generated by my code 'over the air' ..using a linux box and a gprs modem ( am i impressed with the gadgets or what?)
man i had almost forgotten how thrilling it could be to look at something that u have developed( well in my case modified) actually work front of u..
well atleast for the first time..i may get used to it..but it had been a long time since i experienced the sheer joy of accomplishment..
may be i can blame it on the XP principle of breaking things into small 'tasks' ..which robs u of the oppurtunity to handle something 'big'..
or it may be just that i was never able to relate to the specific set of end users of the products developed at subex..anyway i am happy that my first task was completed without a hitch.. :)


Mausi: Bura mat maan na beta, magar yeh toh puchna padega ki ladka kaam kahan karta hain, uske lachchan kaise hai....
Amitabh: Mausi ladka Infy mein kaam karta hai...
Mausi: Hai raam...
Amitabh: Aajkal allocated bhi hai...
Mausi: To kya kabhi unallocated (i.e. bench pe) bhi rahta hai????
Amitabh: Ab 1 ki rating waalon ka allocation itni asaani se kahaan hota
hai mausi...
Mausi: To kya 1 ki rating bhi aati hai uski????
Amitabh: PL se ladaai karne ke baad 3 ya uske upar ki rating to nahin na
milti hai mausi...
Mausi: To kya ladaaku bhi hai????
Amitabh: Ab onsite jaane ko na mile to ho jaati hai kabhi-kabhi anban...
Mausi: To kya onsite bhi nahin gayaa aaj tak????
Amitabh: Ab kuch pada nahi hain, to Visa itni jaldi kahaan lagta hai mausi...
Mausi: To kya ladka gawaar hain???? Engineering kaun se college se
kiya hai????
Amitabh: Bas uska pataa lagte hi hum aapko khabar kar denge!!!!!
Amitabh: To kya main rishta pakka samjhun mausi??
Mausi: Bhale hi hamaari ladki call center waale se shaadi kar le, par Infy
waale se kabhi nahin karegi.......

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Bangalore traffic????

For all my clueless readers in Bangalore who have started shouting about the rising traffic there, and how its the worst ever etc; Mumbai traffic is EXTREME. It is so incredibly dense, and so frustrating, I can only let you imagine. On my way back from the airport today, I was on a double decker bus, on the front seat on the first floor, looking ahead at the sea of traffic facing me. I could see traffic till the horizon....and it was a Saturday afternoon. Unbelievable!

Anyways, it was two trips to the airport today, one a failed attempt to rendezvous with my sister on her way to Bangalore; but the next one was not too bad. Met up with Raghotham of Yahoo! for half an hour, couldn't talk much, but still felt good to see him after around a year. Whatta year it has been!! Last year this time, I had gotten my Rutgers reject, and that was the sixth and final reject in a season of faith's betrayal. Well, almost. :-))))

In other news, these days, I have gone fully, absolutely, insanely bonkers over Susan Sarandon......never ever ever realized she was this sexy. Older women, wow.

Friday, February 25, 2005

post-exam romanticism

Here is my ghost, writing this; while I died in the exam halls.

Yeah, it was as bad this time. And still one more exam coming up on March 11th. Anyways, this was meant to be. Let us talk about other beautiful things.

The weather in Bombay for one. It has been soothingly cold for the last 2 weeks or so. Some depression thing in the Arabian Sea I suppose. Going back to the hostel from the lab at around 7 in the morning to get some breakfast; It feels very cool, very green, and very relaxed. Joggers with dogs, sweepers with long brooms, a whiff of breakfast as I cycle past hostel-8 on my way to hostel-5, the entire grassy field covered with dew - I really haven't felt the dew myself, but I am sure it feels moist on the grass there. I envy those who play football there every morning. It is a great ride back from my lab to the hostel. Did I talk about the birds chirping? :)

This is one aspect of my IIT-life that I will surely remember for a long time. The morning feel of a peaceful campus.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Is Sudeep gonna be the next 007

With Brosnan giving public statements he will be no more 'James Bond' and Su Depp deciding to operate in clandestine mode, is there a possibility of Su Deep being Bond .. James Bond.

With impeccable looks and flawless drving style the new bond would manouver himself in his dream machine Maruti - 800 through the dust filled BTM and HOSUR main roads and will reach office....

Okies looks like I am trying to be Ian Fleming. Su Deep is the most eligible scrpit writer too. So Ravichandran style ?? 007 in From hoskerehalli to Hosur Road -- Actor, Director, Producer, Screenplay, Music, Lyrics - Su Deep

Sudeepa Kshamisu .. Will be landing in Bangalore Saturday Morning .

Boys how about meeting Saturday night or Sunday night.


Tuesday, February 22, 2005

The theory of Predictability

Well It's been awhile since we've been in the verbose mode and spewing out words faster than people and blog readers can digest.

The intent of this blog was to remain in touch. However we are so much "in touch" , that we really need a break and stop typing.

As I always say "connectivity" is a nuisance.You are so-connected that you have a mobile, you are online on yahoo! messenger abt 5 hrs a day , you read blogs of 35 people you know and 812 people whom you dont know.So life has become VERY PREDICTABLE.Thoughts and actions and everything.
You see photoblogs and then you check mails everyday.There is nothing you dont know abt friends.
Thats why DISconnectivity is the new buzzword.

So I will be taking a short break and I will be back when I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY.
So I will be blogging whenever events happen.

I will be back, definitely. :-)

Bye (for a little while),


There is a situation of sorts in HYD and again I have thrown myself into turmoils.
My PM has requested/ordered me to stay in HYD for 6 months as agaisnt he initial plan of 2 months and an official period of 3 months.

Its way too obvious to everyone that my personal view about this decision is nothing less than a mockery.

coming to the indecisiveness which is bothering me about looking for a new job in Bangalore.

1. I have my hike lingering arnd the corner (APRIL)
2. I might just be promoted to a higher post, the chances of which is 50-50
3. 30% of my shares ( 120 in number) will be allocated in June , worth about 1.5 lakhs
4. It would be difficult for me to accept that I couldnt make my way through all these managerial politics.

While people are focussing on bigger issues of life, I am still stuck at official issues.

Anyways I am disregarding the above 4 conditions and going ahead with the jobhunt in a full fledged way.


I will be blogging my opinions, and other thoughts on my new blog: woolee.blogspot.

Alpha-Q has made me more of an opinion and thought blogger than a whats-happening-in-my-life blogger; the latter of which was my intent when Sudeep created an account for me here. So, other stuff moves to the new blog while life/fact updates will be around this virtual table.

Monday, February 21, 2005


Last nite I had a very weird dream. (I know dreams are always weird but this one takes the cake)

While browsing I land into a very strange search engine.The website doesnt have any name.The url is extremely long.

I figure out that I have forgotten how to read!

Then I type something on the keyboard and press enter.

Then I land into the personal web page of "someone special"./* grin */
I am surprised that she maintains a web page.

Immediately, I try to save the web page.

Alas....There is no "Save As" option when I right click the mouse.

The next day on "Crime Story" ( a stupid kannada serial dealing with serial killers) I am introduced as the most wanted killer....

ugh! I got up....

Manufacture of Consent?

Currently a very heated discussion is on in the IITB.general newsgroup here at IIT-Bombay. The topic is somewhat pertaining to the lack of academic and research interest of undergraduate (UG) students (as compared to postgraduate (PG)), and their building interest in extra-curricular activities. Replying to the "IIT-B.Tech-praised-by-press-across-the-world" comment by some UG, one of the professors replied that both the Indian and the US presses are biased and self serving, or serving some kind of big-brother of sorts. These presses want go glorify BTech education in IITs, and not bother about MTech and PhDs, and esp any form of research conducted in IISc, and IITs. Why is it that we never hear about IISc in the Indian Media? Is it cuz it is sub-standard? Think again!

I have put the entire text of the professor's IIT newsgroup posting in this blog entry. Make sure you read the last section about Indian Media, and self-censorship. The posting was titled "Mysterious sedition on part of Indian Press," and here is the full text.

After reading that, followed by summaries and excerpts of Manufacturing of Consent, I was put into some deep thought regarding what I personally think are cool in this world. Here are a few questions that I asked myself:

- Why do Star Movies/HBO rarely play non-American movies (with English subtitles) ?

- Same applies to TV series on AXN/StarWorld/etc

- Why do I know the Fifth Ammendment of the US consitution? (courtesy TV series - The Practice)

- Why do I care about Mardi Gras?

- Why am I charmed by NYC so much?

- Why do I understand the American accent better than I understand, say British?

- Whatever happened to Varsha Bhosle and Rajeev Sreenivasan and other columnists of that ilk on

- How come European sites never get listed as frequently on Google's search results as are American sites. Trust me, this is more common than you'd notice, and you wouldn't notice it probably cuz of the what you are reading right now.

- etc. etc.

I do not deny the non-American influence on me, and of course, the native Indian/Kannada/Bangalore/Family influence on me is perhaps the strongest; but the proactive pro-American influence on my thinking, actions, personality and what I spread as my sphere of influence on others, is incredibly high, done subtly and is very effective - startling!!

I really need to rework myself. Never knew that I, as an individual, had a ghost of an elder brother.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

infrastructure chaos ..

the KEC General folder has some intersting facts about the new flyover, near the Jayadeva hospital. In my opinion most of the flyovers are built with NO vision, leave alon the long term visions. Flyovers are a merely metric for the government's performance measeure, the numbers they can quote in their annual list of achievements. It also is a source for the inspirational quote - 'Traffic can neither be created or destroyed, it shifts from one junction to another ' ;-)

Having travelled miles in Bangalore, in my minimal two weeks stay and after a weeks of bare minimal travelling in Hyderabad, I can vote HYD is way far better in terms of ROAD infrastructure. I havent seen a bad road still.( with potholes) Traffic is organisedly managed ( atleast in the parts which I travel). Havent had a chance to look at the old hyd, which is the heart of the city.

Other updates, been to Birla mandir and loafed arnd the necklace road near hussainsagar lake. I think Bangalore really lacks something ..

have landed with a CRR 2 once again at Infy. so I now have a 2-2-2 .. the last three years it has been the same. As they populary qutoe ( 6akke yeralla, moorakke iliyolla ). This is inspite of me putting extra hours, being more polite, being more helpful to my colleagues, bitching less about infy, from my first appraisal. Looks like most of others too have done the same. So the company's HR policies are marvellous indeed. Producitvity increase at no extra cost.

Samba, if you reading this, whats the latest on you MBA expedition. I have start my own.

The Jackfruit Letter

The Indian Railways is so fascinating. Mesmerising legacy, mindboggling scale, unbelievable efficiency and of course, the romance of a train journey. My earliest memories of train fascination is that of Gopi: a very close friend from high school days. He used to rattle the starting and ending stations of _all_ train names from the Railway Timetable. Believe me, I used to actually quiz him with that book.

There is this very cooL urban legend about Gopi that made its rounds in our high school corridors (I think its due to Dhruva, but he might claim innocence, like always ;-> ). Legend has it that when some friends had been to Gopi's place to call him for a customary game of cricket. Gopi and his brother were all dressed up and ready to go somewhere. They were pestering their father about how they would be late for some train and would miss it and all. The unsuspecting friends assumed that their pal was going out of station or something, and decided not to include him in the next day's game. But it so turned out later (much to their amazement) that the party was going to the Bangalore City Railway Station not to travel soemwhere, but to check out some train that would halt there for some half an hour, and had some "cool" technical specification!!!. Whoa, now, that is a true enthusiast, considering that we were around 12 that time, and his brother was barely 10. Imagine being 10 and being interested in Railway Gauges. Anwyays, thats just the legend. I wonder if Gopi still has his passion for Indian Rail.

Of all the longest-fastest-oldest of the Indian Railways, I find Bangalore only once; The Bangalore Mail has supposedly been running since 1864! If you did visit that page, do check out the listing of speciality food items in specific stations. I am pleased to see the very delicious Maddur Vade listed (and not pathetically called "vada", but sticking to the Kannada "vade"). I also feel quite sad that I missed out on all the Lonavala and Khandala station goodies during my train rides between Mumbai and Bangalore on the very normal and quait and non-famous Lokamanya Tilak Express. Will make it a point to eat the Chikis and the Burfis the next time around. Gosh, in retrospect, flights are somewhat boring.

As for the title of this posting, its worth checking out the Jackfruit Letter. Quite funny.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Pretty flyover for a brown guy

The State Govt has given us another present. Introducing the new flyover over the jayadeva cardiac hospital which will give heartaches for the people who travel beneath it.Evidently the patients rooms have been curtained so that they shouldnt witness the horrid jams.

The first thing you will notice about the flyover is that it has "risen from the dust".It's so dusty that it is as brown as the golden sand of an exotic eastern beach.It looks like it is already 53 years old.

But I should say that the take off part is pretty smooth.
But the first impression is like you'll feel like Schumaker (if you are in a 4 wheeler) or like John Abraham (if you have a bike and a gal) while climbing the flyover. The moment you descend it you will remember the age-old infy saying :-

"Traffic Jams can neither be created nor destroyed.They can be transferred from one place to another"

A huge jam awaits at the bottom of the flyover.

Anyway since my Jam Endurance Quotient(J.E.Q) is pretty high I watched the whole
scene with a lot of awe :)

Other than that,
I got to watch the movie Wild Strawberries (the one recommended by richie). It just makes you feel that if you live till a ripe old age it is more like a curse cos' the memories keep getting longer and life keeps getting shorter.It is a good movie and sort of timeless even though it is in black and white.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Anchor Text and Focused Crawling

Its been a while since I have blogged anything technical.

These days, I am working on the open source search engine, Nutch. Before I get into what I am doing, let me explain why, in the last sentence, I put the phrase "open source search engine" as a part of the href tag. Search engines use anchor text extensively to figure out what a page is about. For example, the home page of Tejaswi doesn't have the phrase "home page" anywhere. So, by looking at the anchor text of all the in-links to a page, the search engine figures out what the content of the page might be about. This is a latent way of identifying the content of a page: by looking at what in-links call it. Now, when I say "the open source search engine Nutch" in the anchor text and link to, that phrase gets associated with the site, and helps someone searching for an open source search engine, but has no clue about Nutch itself.

Currently, I am working on the crawler part of the search engine. The crawler/spider is an offline process that goes all over the web and gets pages for the search engine to index. The idea is to start the crawler with a set of seed pages. The crawler then starts indexing the textual content of each page, and recursively crawls each page's out-links. This goes on ad-infinitum. This part is pretty standard, and is already implemented. My job is to ensure that the crawl is not ad-hoc, ie. not all out-links are crawled. I am trying to "focus" the crawl so that only pages pertinent to certain topics get crawled, and subsequently indexed. Topics like "cycling", "art cinema", "photography", "BDSM" etc. Why do we need to focus a crawl?

Google currently claims that it indexes 8 billion webpages. According to recent estimates, un-indexed pages outnumber indexed pages by a factor of 4-5. This means that there are at at least 33 billion pages out there that Google can index, but is not indexing. Why not? well, for one, more pages doesn't necessarily mean better search results. Good number of pages representing a broad range of topics means better search results. This is where a focused crawl might be preferred over an ad-hoc crawl. If you are really interested, take a look at my advisor's Focused Crawling page for more information.

In other news, read Jeremy Zawodny's post on Mark Jen to know about the Google employee who got fired for blogging some company internals. All corporate bloggers out reading this?

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

updates from HYD

3rd day into office .. still dragging with cold, boreedomm and lotsa giddiness.
I like the part of HYD in which I move around, the traffic can be accomodated in Infys bus timings. Office is quite borring. PM isnt concerned abt me :( . Am picking up work for myself. I dont know shud I be doing that.

I need to talk to him, abt my release to blore.

Also Raghupathy updates me that SAP doesnt hire ppl >3 yrs exp .. now isnt that saddd .. ?? so I have 3 months time before I take a concrete decision on job hopping.

Todays discussion would be one of the determing factors.

Heard teju is visiting Blore in March . Is that so ??

I would be travelling to Shabarimalai around March 15th or so ??
Its a nice place have heard. Anyone wants to join for a trek on bare foot ?

first day first show...

first impression abt new job...not bad...
have to learn a lot abt WAP before i can actually make correct judgement..
the basic history is like this..we have mms 1.0 compliant that has to be migrated to mms 1.2 ..
apparently there is a lot of diff between the two not much of scope for copy paste..
and currently its a team with single developer..which hopefully will be expanded looks like loads of work..
and lot of new things to be learnt...

Monday, February 14, 2005

Unromantic Romance

Here is a song for the day.....(do read the lyrics till the end)
And so it is
Just like you said it would be
No love, no glory
No hero in her sky

I can't take my eyes off of you
I can't take my eyes off you

And so it is
Just like you said it should be
We'll both forget the breeze
Did I say that I loathe you?
Did I say that I want to
Leave it all behind?

I can't take my mind off you
I can't take my mind off you
I can't take my mind...
My mind...
'Til I find somebody new

[ V ]


Happy Valentine's day Guys.

~Su Depp

(closed) gate..

..well almost..
i am talking abt gate did not go that very well ..for me..
the paper was easy..most of the questions were asking for definition/ formula..
so it was like u know the ans only if u know the ans..u can not sit and deduce it over there...
coming to my case..left few questions unanswered..a few guesses..or may be i should say that i am confident
about only few of them... is my first day at innvo..will update abt it soon...

Sunday, February 13, 2005

nostalgic timing ??

My feeling are mixed .. abt US, Blore and Hyd ..

Blore's really dirty and there are countless things to complain abt. The good moments came from the people I met during my two weeks stay.

The big question ... if the same set of people who matter to you, friends, relatives etc etc who matter to me were in Scottsdale.. would I have retruned for the
billion botherhood our country provides us ??

speaking in the idealistic sense ( swades way )the whole billion matters .. but does it really matter ??
Anyways ..planning to join JANAGRAHA ..

Hyd is really good , the roads are way better . The infrastructure rocks ..( compared to blore ) but the weather really sucks ....
I have cold , headache and thorat pain on my first day ..I despise my status.

People at office are busy abt some CMM audit and I am absolutely free.
I love this. But tomorrow I shall be diving into action. I need to settle matters regarding my stay, get my dates for Blore asap . I need to start and look out for other options like SAP, Cap Gemini etc. ( just incase types )

other targets .. reduce weight .. gmat prep and tennis .. but how well this would materilaise I am not sure.

I wanted to talk abt consumerism and its effects ..but adakke bombay trip hakona ..

okies chao ..

The adda: Nostalgia

Just finished watching 'Wild Strawberries', which expounds the nostalgia/memories theory. 'Ingmar Bergman presents the past as a time of innocence before the faults of old age begin to creep in' , slightly contraian to the original post.
I found the movie to be very interesting, with gr8 dialogue( from the english subtitles :) ), and a bunch of interesting characters.
my Rating: *****


While browsing through someone's website, I came across this thought provoking take on nostalgia -

"I've always viewed nostalgia as a heresy, but it becomes increasingly harder to fight it off as one grows older. Perhaps it is part of the mechanism we use to cope with regret: when enough patina accumulates, mistakes can be viewed as formative experiences, and switch from being sources of regret to being key moments that contributed to the development of one's present self. Viewed in that light, nostalgia is a form of self-deception, which doesn't make it any easier to accept."

I pondered over it for a while: in the abstract, through the light of my own experiences, my own ideas on it. I conclude (at least for now) that for me, nostalgia is prevalent, but not important/controlling/mood-altering. As I write this, a nagging doubt that nostalgia is indeed mood altering, though not controlling, is creeping in. Why do I say this? As my mood....

I lost a few "instense-nostalgia-triggers" with my wallet a few days back. The first thought was of sadness at loosing these nostalgia-triggers. And now, I can think of the sadness these triggers themselves used to bring about each time by making me take nostalgic trips down memory lane. Now, as I think of the lost triggers, I am struck that I now have memories of my memories. Time to move on.

H. W. Longfellow thought that Nostalgia is a feeling of sadness and longing that is not akin to pain, and resembles sorrow only as the mist resembles the rain. Poetic eh?

Thursday, February 10, 2005

An opinion on Communism

Akshai Srinivasan wrote:

>Have made an attempt to write something political, abt certain communists to be more >specific...Check it out, if u are totally bored. (dont blame me if ur boredom >increases after reading this)

>Note: "Attempt" is the keyword here...;-)

Blogger Help

I check around 4-5 different blogs a day, and all of them are on blogspot. But, I get kind of irritated each day because I have to remember all 5 of them, type in their URLs on the browser and check whether they have updated their blogs. I am wondering if blogspot has some feature similar to livejournal, where you can add people as your friends and read all their blog updates on a single page. If you want to know what I mean, visit . Anyone knows?

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

JEE, CET, GMAT; harnessing efforts

Here is my interpretation of one of Samba's various bursts of inspiration. An abstract idea whose viability, logistics, implementation etc. need to be worked out.

We know that a lot of effort goes into the preparation for these competitive exams; out of which only the top 2% or so make it in to IITs, IIMs etc. Out of say every 100 candidates that takes each exam, 2 of them actually make it in, and so, in some sense, their efforts are not wasted. And I will assume that around 40 of them just took it up as a part of their regular path, and weren't really serious about them. These numbers can be inaccurate; but bear with me.

The real wasted effort lies in those 50 of them, who actually put in a lot of effort, and out of them, there are at least 10 of them who almost as good as the 2 of them that get in, but just cannot make it in because the number of seats are limited. Now, the question is: can this effort be harnessed to do something good? something profitable? Can the exam structure or the interview structure be changed to do this?

One concrete implementation of this idea. The top few percentile people from CAT are called in for a GD/PI stage, where they are put against each other, and are evaluated for managerial potential, stress, ability to think on their feet etc. One idea is to divide them into chunks, and assign them to random villages in the rural heartland of India. Their job is to stay in these villages for a week (along with an official from the IIMs), and involve themselves in some constructive activity. Call this a real case study as opposed to the arm-chair variety that gets done right now.

This suggestion is not all that preposterous for few reasons
- Candidates are quite serious about their admissions and an IIM admit is a great incentive.
- Its more realistic than an arm-chair case study because real results can be evaluated giving better candidates to these institutes.
- The candidates are smart and some real work that might be useful to these villages can be carried out.
- As CAT filtering has already been carried out, we have a more manageable number of people.

Of course, all these details, and the basic idea itself are up for debate, and thats why the posting :) The rationale behind this thinking is to somehow harness the efforts and the incentives that are a part of this big circus.

Any ideas? problems? possibilities?

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

City of God


Fellas, I recommend you to see the movie "City of God".

City of God.
Well this movie spawns three decades and takes a look into the slums of brazil more specifically the slums in Rio. The film can be described as stark, disturbing and abnormal by an average viewer like me.

It is about a bunch of pre-teen and teen guys fighting for power in the slums and a look into their lives.
The film has so many tense moments (like the usual confrontattion and ego and encounters and all that), dramatic moments (like friendship), disturbing moments (like murdering a kid barely aged 10 years)
The film aims to show that crime is a lucrative career and we have kids talking about moving up the ladder and owning territories. It seems so abnormal yet I was surprised to see it was based on a real story and they showed the real gangsters at the end.It doesnt propose a solution to the problem just highlights the problem and ends like taht.

What I liked about the movie was the sheer number of characters and each one very intricate and detail that it is hard to imagine that so much info. was conveyed to the audience by showing so little of the characters on the screen.The names are very gangster-ish.You have guys whose names are like Li'l Dice who later becomes Li'l Z , you have rocket , you have knockout ned and so on.

AFter seeing the movie I suddenly have the feeling that we have a "better order" over here in India.

But one of the BEST foreign movies I have seen.Dont expect brilliant auteurism , but the story is so detail that it is heard to imagine that somebody actually cooked this story up.

So IMO, if Schindler's List/Amelie/AMerican Beauty were a Director's movie,
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest were an Actor's movie,
this movie is the scriptwriter's movie.

Playing the Devil's Advocate

My usual gang here at IIT, we hang out at Nishant's room (H5, #76), be it after dinner, after lunch, just bored, just about anytime. And occasionally, we end up having disagreements. And today was one such. It was the usual Capitalism vs. Socialism debate that's been haunting me for a while now. And this time, I tried playing the devil's advocate and tried defending Capitalism; tried everything I had in my arsenal: globalization, trickle-down effect, jungle-culture, primal-instinct, and myriad other theories. When Amit was here a few weeks back, we had had the same argument through his entire stay in Bombay, and I tried to remember what he had used then, and tried in vain to use it now. But after an hour of heated discussions, I realized that it is incredibly hard to defend something you truly don't believe in.

I salute this aspect of defence lawyers, esp. the ones who know whether their clients are guilty. I wonder how many of them go through conscience turmoils when their professional ethics force them to defend a guilty client and their personal morals abhor the same client.

Speaking of dilemmas, I watched and loved Swades. As Upperstall put it, its one of the few good big movies which has some social message. I will watch it again in a theatre.

Speaking of academics, I am working on the open source search engine, Nutch these days. I don't know whether it will result in any solid contribution to the community, but I do hope that I get the required grades :)). Will get back to that now.....

Monday, February 07, 2005

Substring search algorithms

Yes amigos....
I am a little free today :-)

I am on a mailing rampage today :-))

My colleague showed me this about searching substrings and they were pretty clever !

ANy ideas abt implementing KMP algorithm anyone ?


Sunday, February 06, 2005

The 5 point palm heart exploding technique.

Silly and Hillarious and........Stylish (as usual)

My gawd. I really loved the movie Kill Bill #2
I am really bored to analyse a movie. So i'll present you some quotes which i loved.

QT is the man.
Some fave quotes from the movie:-

(The Pimp to Beatrix Kiddo)
I must warn you, young lady, I am susceptible to flattery.

(Bill to Beatrix Kiddo)
Once upon a time in China, some believe, around the year one double-aught three, head priest of the White Lotus Clan, Pai Mei, was walking down the road, contemplating whatever it is that a man of Pai Mei's infinite power contemplates - which is another way of saying "who knows?"

(The strip club owner to Budd who's wearing a Texan Hat)
That hat! That f_wking f_wking hat!

I also caught up with a foreign movie called City of God.

Thats a good one too. Catch the movie if you can ....

Jag has bought a great deal of movies....

Thursday, February 03, 2005

The brilliance


The world is full of brilliant people.
I need to wear sunglasses.

/* Wears sunglasses. */

That feels a lot better.

By the way , I am back after some viral infection.
more useless stuff will be blogged after some time.


Tuesday, February 01, 2005

solaris 10 released

From the linux-here-i-come dept.

Well, Solaris 10 has been released for both Sparc and intel architectures.And they have a license called RTU (right to use) license.It is your usual sign up and download kinda thing.They have released free binaries.But the point is, they havent released their kernel code (atleast, i didnt see that) however they have released the source code for an "innovative application" called DTRACE.

Just check for details.

Feeling sick (physically) today.
I guess I gotta go home early :-)