Category Archives: experiences

A month away from twitter

I had mentioned a month ago that I would be indulging in a social-network detox experiment by not logging on to twitter and gtalk for a month. I couldn’t stay off gtalk since from time to time I had to … Continue reading

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My encounters with rAmAyaNa

My mother taught me alphabets long before I joined school in 1988. So, when I was between the ages 2.5 and 3.5 I had learnt how to write my A,B,C’s. The earliest memory from my life that I can recollect … Continue reading

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Why a netbook doesn’t work for me

A few months ago, before joining CMI, I wrote a post soliciting advice on purchasing a new laptop for my graduate school. Having considered many options, I decided to purchase an Acer Aspire One netbook. The reason behind this purchase … Continue reading

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Funny Dream

At times you get these weird dreams that are so unreal that you actually end up remembering them after you are awake. At least the skeleton of the plot. I watched Shutter Island yesterday night. Brilliant movie, totally recommended. Read … Continue reading

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Conversation with a Credit Card Salesperson

At times, I end up having interesting conversations with the salesmen who try to sell credit card and other services over the phone.I have been too lazy to add my number into the Do-not-disturb registry. I should do it soon. … Continue reading

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Story of find_busiest_group() cleanup.

Last year, around the same time, I had ranted about this function named find_busiest_group() in kernel/sched.c. This is one humongous function which can so easily scare the sh*t out of any programmer who sees it for the first time. Partly … Continue reading

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Flashback: Linux and moi

Quick takes: India leads the 7 match series 4-0. Dhoni’s Dashers do it again. Poker has become the new favourite game here at Civilization.inc If a team loses the match due to losing the toss, can you use the phrase … Continue reading

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