Archive for September, 2005

Busy Busy Busy

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

The Fall quarter starts on Monday (26th September) and it looks like I am going to be very, very busy. I am going to be teaching an undergraduate Calculus class (Math153), grading for a graduate class on Option Pricing, writing up my thesis and applying for jobs. The first casualty is my Netflix account. I [...]

Serge Lang

Friday, September 16th, 2005

(via Desi Pundit) Serge Lang, passed away this week at Yale. He was 78. The Yale Daily News obituary is here. It was impossible for me to learn Algebra from his book, however I think it is the best reference on the subject and I still refer to it every now and then. I learnt [...]

Web based interfaces

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Roundcube is a very impressive open source web based email reader. It seems to be just like a desktop application and has all the advantages of being web-based. You can access it from anywhere using almost any browser on any OS. The Ajaxified interface feels light and dynamic. Try out the demo. It is quite [...]


Thursday, September 15th, 2005

I have recently been watching Fox’s hit TV series 24 on DVD. Each season of the show (24 episodes) chronicle 24 hours in the life of counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer. Jack is saving America (the good guys) from terrorists (the bad guys) and each hour long episode shows what actually happened, in that hour, in [...]


Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Guess what the top hit in google is for the word failure? Click here to see if you guessed right. This information is from 2003 (yes I know I am a little late to the game ). Read about it at Snopes. Consequently, you get the same top result if you search for miserable.

Blog issues

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Today was the first time I ever had a look at this blog in Internet Exploiter. The site looks really awful. The font is all screwed up and the images are not aligned properly. I always used Firefox or Safari in the past and so I had no idea how bad it looked in IE. [...]

Gregarius Crystal Theme

Friday, September 9th, 2005

I added a few nice icons from the Crystal theme for KDE to the default Gregarius theme. This KDE theme has been distributed under the LGPL so I think I am legally allowed to release this theme under the same license. To use the theme, download it and then unzip it into your theme directory [...]

Million dollar homepage

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

A 21 year old in the UK has created a million dollar webpage. Er, actually he wants to sell a grid of 1 million pixels on his homepage for $1 each, so that he can finish college debt free. He seeded it by selling $400 worth to his brother but now it looks like more [...]

Transportation in India

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Via Desipundit : Flickr photos of transportation modes in India. Nice photoset. This brings back memories of childhood days when my parents used to shovel me and my sister around the place on a scooter. Count the number of helments and divide by the number of people. [Link] This photo was taken by user saad [...]

Love bombing

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Phrase of the day: Love bombing is the deliberate use of an intense, concerted show of affection by a group of people, toward an individual they seek to recruit or otherwise influence. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ps. I know this is a random post, but I am allowed to indulge myself once in a [...]