What if there was a Project Runway or even an American Chopper show for programming... what would be the (minimal set of) qualities to judge on? Elegance (of algorithm, of code) Simple flow Attention to detail (corner cases) Efficiency Scalability "It Just Works" ... hmm, what else?
After opening a strange envelope with a Sweden stamp on it, I was holding my first Google Adsense cheque. Not only did I get money, but later in the day, Google (Mail) gave me career advice as well: Heh.
A couple of weekends ago, most of the trekware gang met up for a weekend trek. This time we headed to Brahmagiri. To reach Brahmagiri, take the bus to kuTTa (Madikeri district) but get down in Srimangala. Meet the forest officer (they come in at around 10 am) and it is better if you have … Continue reading Brahmagiri
â€œIn the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.â€? -- Martin Luther King, Jr. â€œA blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who … Continue reading Thought for the Day
Although it started with sports, it turned out to be a musical weekend. Saturday afternoon : Parikrma Senior Sports Day Parikrma had a sports meet of the senior children among all its various schools - from Jayanagar to Sahakarnagar, and it was amazing to see all the boisterous children compete against each other, including gritting … Continue reading Musical Weekend
$150,000. That's what's in a name. That's how much Microsoft paid for the name "Zune": According to Boslet, Placek cited several other reasons for zeroing in on "Zune": It's a short word, reflecting the gadget's small size. It has a familiar sound. "'From tune to zune' was the expression some inside Lexicon used," the Journal … Continue reading What’s in a name?