Calvin and Hobbes

This is one of my all-time comic favorite strips. This is such fun to read Calvin and Hobbes strips. What strikes me most is the expressions of the characters especially Calvin and his dad as well. I’ve heard that the dad character is based on Bill Watterson (the cartoonist) himself. I was going through an […]

Nemerle

There is a new kid (language) on the block called Nemerle . It is an interesting hybrid language and at first impression, it looks like a mix of Perl and C#. It has some interesting things such as the when loop instead of the if loop as well as dynamic typing which makes it an […]

The Art of Xen

I want to make thing one clear – I don’t like the Microsoft executives (who do their FUD tactics) but I do like the Microsoft engineers such as Anders Hejlsberg who created the C# language. That being said, how would you like to write in a language which talks XML just like any other objects […]

The Surfin’ Penguin

I finally got a decent 2nd line internet connection from BSNL – it’s great! It is an ordinary telephone line connection but I have never seen 4-5 kbps average download speed on a telephone line before. I then found out that my friends too surf mostly on Linux because it is a lot faster than […]

Let Java Go!

Eric S Raymond, affectionately called ESR, has called on Sun Microsystems to let Java go and make it open source just like they did for NFS which went on to become very popular. This article has created a lot of controversy in the open source community. The truth is that Sun Microsystems has done a […]

Bryan at the gate!

Yesterday morning, I attended the GATE exam. I did very well considering my (lack of) preparation :-) . Paper was quite easy actually considering that it consisted of what we have already studied … but I still feel that the probability of me solving a probability problem is …. I don’t know, I already told […]

The Samurai Identity

I watched the "The Last Samurai" yesterday – excellent movie. Those Japanese are so disciplined and honourable and spiritual (well, atleast according to the movie). I couldn’t believe it was actually Tom Cruise – this is the first movie of his that I really appreciated. Read "The Bourne Identity" by Robert Ludlum – this guy […]

Java 1.5 beta

Java 1.5 beta codenamed "Tiger" was released today. I see that a lot of good things from C# have been taken up. For example, boxing and unboxing in C# is now in Java and is called autoboxing and auto-unboxing (No, it is not manual in C#, it is also auto). Java also has a new […]

KDE 3.2 is here!

The latest, greatest and fastest new version of KDE is here! Check it out at http://dot.kde.org/1075813576/. KDevelop 3.0 has also been released! This new version is just too good. Check out the screenshot at kdevelop.org/graphics/pic_corner/3.0/full_ide.png . For more details, see http://www.kdevelop.org/ .

Red Park

So finally exams are over! I saw Varsham yesterday in Pallavi theatre. It was a streeeeeetched movie. These guys are so talented that they copied two scenes from Matrix and were able to convert it into a 3 hour movie! But some of the songs and jokes were good. Overall? Just time pass, yaar. But […]