Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year!

Wish you all a great 2006!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Programmers. Nice Read.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

You call this "stupidity"?

Iam trying to understand what the BJP is trying to gain by arguing against the expulsion of all the parliament members who were involved in the cash-for-question scandal.

Advani, terming the MPs' action as "stupidity", argued that the expulsion was not "commensurate" with the offence. "It's like inflicting capital punishment for unbecoming conduct," he said while leading the walkout.
Mr. Advani, When we elect people like you to the parliament, we don't expect you to get involved in "stupid" acts like taking bribes just for doing your job. As a party president, you should have asked these guys to resign on day one of the expose. By walking out of parliament protesting against the expulsion, you have just made sure that i never vote for your party in the future. And be sure that iam not the only one taking this decision today.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Iam still trying to figure out whether to go buy a white iPod Nano or a regular 30GB iPod. Somehow the iPod Nano looks too small and fragile to me.

After Operation Duryodhana its now Operation Chakravyuh. Iam loving this!

Monday, December 19, 2005

How Google woos the best and brightest. - More on Google's hiring methods.

Colgate introduces toothpaste aimed at children in the agegroup 3-8. What's special you ask? According to them "the toothpaste cap plays music for 70 seconds, encouraging kids to brush longer". (Link via Prabu)

Has been a pretty busy two weeks. Have been just managing to keep up with reading blogs. Still the number of posts i have marked "Keep New" in Bloglines has crossed 200. Hope to get back in sync pretty soon.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Linus encourages people to switch to KDE. I liked KDE far better than GNOME anyway (but not for the reasons he is mentioning)!

This "users are idiots, and are confused by functionality" mentality of Gnome is a disease. If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it. I don't use Gnome, because in striving to be simple, it has long since reached the point where it simply doesn't do what I need it to do.
Please, just tell people to use KDE.

Do read the Follow-ups to the mail too.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Google: Ten Golden Rules - Eric Schmidt on how Google manages its "knowledge workers"

Friday, December 09, 2005

Sachin eyes Sunny's Record. He has been eyeing it for quite some time now. :)
Update: He makes it this time!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

A Random Thought!

Most of the general purpose languages like C, C++, Java start their array index from 0. Isn't it more natural to start from 1? Now the last index of the array is also the size of the array, thus avoiding subtraction of 1 to get to the last index. Also 0 could have been used to represent an invalid index in the array. What could have been the reason to start indexing from 0?

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

ESPN considering offering programs on Apple iTunes. Wonder how long it will be before we can download Cricket classic videos from iTunes.

Monday, December 05, 2005

One of the interesting data points provided by Google Analytics is the connection speed of users visiting your site. I was surprised to know that only 6% of the visitors to this blog use dialup. Rest of the folks are all from corporate/home broadband.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

This is one of the funniest articles i have read in the Onion in the recent past.