The next important moment in my life was in 1955 when I decided to become a programmer; I took that decision because I had concluded that of theoretic physics and programming, programming embodied the greatest intellectual challenge - Edsger W. Dijkstra
Monday, February 28, 2005
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Wednesday, February 23, 2005
This story of Saurabh Singh proves how the press is ready to just jump over any sensational story without really verifying the authenticity of the events. Coverage also by BoingBoing. Also try Google search on nasa exam for the press reports which reported the lad's success(!) in the exam.
Posted by Krishna at 8:41 PM
- What Google is and What it is not?* - A good article by Michael Cusumano. Michael is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management
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- Chris Justus has done an elaborate analysis on how Google suggest works. A bit older blog post, but i just found it.
- Most Software Stinks! - Added to my ToRead list!
Posted by Krishna at 2:55 AM
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Doesn't it make sense to have fingerprint identification for voting, instead of the voter id cards we are given? This should also prevent bogus voting to a considerable extent. Agreed that it will not prevent people from capturing entire polling booths and then mass voting for the candidate of their choice, but it will atleast make sure misrepresenting identity during voting would not happen.
Posted by Krishna at 7:59 AM
Monday, February 21, 2005
Sunday, February 20, 2005
Check out their webpage
This year's competition rewards programmers who can plan ahead. As before, we'll announce a problem and give you three days to solve it. Two weeks later, we'll announce a change to the problem specification and give you one day to adapt your program to the new spec. And you guessed it: the second half will be worth considerably more than the first.That is an interesting competition idea!
Posted by Krishna at 8:43 PM
Friday, February 18, 2005
Thursday, February 17, 2005
RMS had a blog at https://www.fsf.org/rms-blog. It seems to have been moved somewhere in either the FSF site or in the GNU site. Google, MSN and Yahoo all point me to the old location. Th FSF blogs page too does not list it. Does anyone know where it has been moved?
Update : Found it at http://www.fsf.org/blogs/rms
Posted by Krishna at 9:12 PM
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
- Kottke has some explanations on why we call toilets as 'loo'
- In case you need some royalty-free music, you can go here. Pricing is on the higher side, though.
- A novel design for a light bulb. Mahendra Chauhan and Sanjay Rajput propose a novel way to double the life of the common lightbulb
- Top 55 blog directories
Posted by Krishna at 10:55 PM
Sunday, February 13, 2005
Found a new Tamil restaurant "Salem Kitchen" in Indira Nagar. Its actually a house-turned-restaurant. Loved the Dosa and the accompanying chutneys/sambar. Better than anything i have had in Bangalore so far. As we reached there a bit late, the non-veg items were over, and so couldn't lay our hands on those. Certainly worth another visit.
Route: From the CMH Road-100ft Rd intersection, proceed on 100 ft Rd towards Airport Road. On the first signal on 100ft Rd, take a right. Once on that road,take the first right lane. Keep going on that bylane till you see "Salem Kitchen" on the left.
Posted by Krishna at 10:27 PM
Friday, February 11, 2005
In case you dabble in VB.NET, Eric Lippert has a set of interesting questions for you. And if you manage to answer the questions with full explanations, you can even win a free autographed copy of his book "The VB.NET Code Security Handbook"
Posted by Krishna at 12:17 AM
Thursday, February 10, 2005
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Google has announced Google India Code Jam 2005. The competition will be in C++ and Java. The Qualification round will be held on Feb 27th, 2005. As the website explains,
Google is looking for engineers with the programming skill to rewrite the world's information infrastructure. The Google India Code Jam 2005 is one way we hope to find them. While we don't impose arbitrary deadlines on our engineers, we do put a premium on well-implemented code.Also,
Google is using the results of the GICJ05 to identify possible employees for Google's Research & Development Center in Bangalore, India
This should be the first time a company in India is resorting to a coding competition to identify potential candidates for employment.
Posted by Krishna at 3:47 AM
Sunday, February 06, 2005
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Tuesday, February 01, 2005
20040098536. This number has a significance for me. Lets see if anyone can guess it correctly!
Posted by Krishna at 6:24 AM