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New Blog is Up Oct. 21st, 2005 @ 11:31 pm
Folks, my new blog is now hosted on my website.

Please go there for all future entries.


Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

Congratulations Trinidad Oct. 13th, 2005 @ 12:36 am
Congratulations Trinidad and Tobago on beating Mexico 2 - 1 in the world cup qualifier match!

I have a video clip of Stern John's goal in the 61st minute.

I am even prouder of being a True Trini!!

Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic

When a programmer falls in love... Oct. 2nd, 2005 @ 01:06 pm
Dear Ms. ABC,

Baby, I 'v seen you yesterday while surfing on local train platform and realized that you are the only site I was browsing for.

For long time, I've been lonely, trying to find a bug in my life and you can be a real debugger for me now.

My life is just uncompiled program without you which never produces a
executable code and hence is useless.
You are not only beautiful by face but all your ActiveX ( Modules ) controls are attractive as well.

Your smile is so delightful which encourages me and gives power to me
equal to thousands of mainframes processing power. With this letter, I just want to convey you that, if we linked together, I'll provide you all objects & libraries necessary for human being to live an error free life.

Also don't bother about the firewall which may be created by our parents as I've strong hacking capabilities by which I'll ultimately break their security passwords and make them agree for our marriage. I anticipate that nobody is already logged in to your database so that my connect script will fail.

And its all certain that if this happened to me, I will crash my system beyond recovery.

Kindly interpret this letter properly and grant me all privileges to your inbox.

Only yours, XYZ.
Current Mood: gigglygiggly

Reverse Trust Oct. 2nd, 2005 @ 01:04 am
No I did not make a grammatical error. It is supposed to be "Trust" and not "Thrust".

So what does this mean and what has it got to do with anything? I really do not have an exact answer, but I certainly have been thinking about it lately.

(This might be my strangest blog post ever)

Let me digress....

I was having a conversation when the other person told me that a when an airplane is landing, the engine is thrown into reverse thrust at touchdown. I did not know this and I always wondered what the loud noise meant.

So what does this have to do with anything?

I'll give a clue....

When someone has finally "touched down", everything is thrown into reverse thrust/trust. They are headed one direction and the forces of nature pulls in the next.

Thrust or trust....either way its in reverse.....think about it...

(I will not define "touched down" in this context, I will just just leave for the grey matter to speculate)
Current Mood: groggygroggy
Other entries
» Breaking all the rules...
"Sometimes doing the right thing ain't doing the right thing" - SWAT
» The Shivan Effect!


And if you really bored, check out IHumpThings.com
» Google Maps
My god...Google Maps is such a life saver!

I went liming with my friends recently to this lake which is like a 2 hours drive away. But before we left the house we had to pass by a next friend to "print something". I had no idea what they wanted to print so urgently before we left to a lake.

Then they came back in a the car with a printed page of the directions to the lake made available by yours truly GOOGLE MAPS!!

How cool is that! Man it was accurate to a T!

Go Google!

» Instinct

Instinct is the word used to describe inherent dispositions towards particular actions. Instincts are generally an inherited pattern of responses or reactions to certain kinds of situations. In humans, they are most easily observed in responses to emotions. Instincts generally serve to set in motion mechanisms that evoke an organism to action. The particular actions performed may be influenced by learning, environments, and natural principles.

Instinct is a hell of a thing...one human reacting to circumstances......however, what is even greater is when 2 people have the same instinct at the same exact point in time....now that is what I call true magic.

"...ships setting sail from different ports pass each other on their ways to destiny....sometimes even touching in the darkness of the sea..."

» Finding alternatives in developing software
I've been reading the Free Software Magazine a lot lately. Some very interesting articles in there. Those interested should definitely subscribe.

This article in particular talks about "Finding alternatives in developing software" and "choosing the right tools to do the job". (Tools here meaning the development language)

Over emails discussions I have had in the past with Ross Gardler, an open source developer and past lecturer of mine, I have come to the realisation that one very important point has been left out in this article:

I am looking at this whole thing from a company's perspective. When they want a software solution, they can either choose between propriety software or free software. Whichever option they choose, MUST accomplish the job at hand effectively and efficiently. It does not matter to a company whether its a propriety solution or not.

So really, what I am trying to say is that the best software for the job may not always be a free software solution. Sometimes, just sometimes, the best solution can be closed source.
» Summer of Code
Google is offering its Summer of Code where they are paying computer science students from any university around the world to work on Open Source projects.

"The Summer of Code is Google's program designed to introduce students to the world of open source software development."

They are paying US$4500 per student up to 200 students. Do the math and you will see that its just under US 1 millions dollars

Well I have applied.....not sure if I will get through though.....seeing that I am not really a student and that I am competing with thousands of brilliant students around the world.

Wish me luck! If I do get tru, you will be sure to see a posting on my blog! If I don't get tru, you be sure to not see anymore posting on this topic!!

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