Archive for October, 2005

Top 100 books

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

Time magazine recently published a list of top 100 books from 1923 to the present. Naturally one man’s soup is another man’s poison. Here is a compilation of choice reviews from amazon that gave the books only 1 star. It is hilarious!!

Area of a polygon

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

I was recently asked to find an algorithm to calculate the area of a polygon. I was given the co-ordinates of the vertices in order and I was told to assume that the polygon did not intersect itself. I was able to come up with some solution which involved triangulating the polygon, however that solution [...]

Squirrels

Friday, October 21st, 2005

“Squirrels are just rats with good P.R.” Mike Flaherty from Spin City

Calvin and Hobbes

Friday, October 21st, 2005

CalvinandHobbes.com publishes a daily Calvin and Hobbes cartoon strip. However there is no RSS feed. Till they do come up with a feed, Martey Dodoo is nice enough to provide a Calvin and Hobbes RSS feed. It has postponed the immediate need to buy this set. Drool!! – Some day I am going to get [...]

Automator actions

Friday, October 21st, 2005

Automator is quite a cool component of Tiger. I upgraded my little Export RSS feeds from Safari shell script to an automator action. This is quite handy for the hordes of MacOSX users that abhor Terminal.app. All you need to do is double click the downloaded file and your feeds appear in a file on [...]

More blogs?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Need to read more blogs? CNET has come up with a top 100 list. The list is grouped via subject so you can easily find cool blogs that you are interested in. Add the ones you find interesting to your feed agregator. Never mind that they forgot to put my blog on the list.

mathematics and imagination

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

(via Peter Woit’s weblog) Barry Mazur had a conversation with Peter Pesic On Mathematics, imagination and and the beauty of numbers that will soon be published. A provisional version of the text is here: Link – pdf. It is worth reading.