Comms Silence

This blog has come to a slow, but sure state of just continuing to exist, without growth. Over the past few years, I have grown more reticent about sharing the details of my personal life. This might change, but until … Continue reading →

Posted on: 15 March 2012 | 10:58 pm

Shashi Tharoor is a Candidate from Trivandrum

Shashi Tharoor is contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Trivandrum, representing the Indian National Congress. I wish him luck, though I may not see eye to eye with the Congress party’s policies, attitude, and approach, I do see the … Continue reading →

Posted on: 28 March 2009 | 9:17 pm

Star Rating System for Songs

Been working on a paper this weekend, listening to music. Random old crappy songs keep popping up, distracting me. I need a consistent system for rating songs on a 1-5 scale. This corresponds to the “stars” that you see in … Continue reading →

Posted on: 1 March 2009 | 8:09 pm

No Fallout3 for India

In the Fallout games, survivors of the apocalypse use ‘brahmin’ – two-headed cows mutated by radiation – as pack animals. Rumor: Brahmin is why Fallout 3 won’t be heading to India. Couldn’t they have found a better name for the … Continue reading →

Posted on: 14 November 2008 | 11:55 am

List of 34 links to download free e-Books

Ultimate list to download free e-Books |

Posted on: 14 November 2008 | 11:51 am

Voting Patterns in 2008 compared to Cotton Production Patterns in 1860

The top map is voting patterns in this 2008 election– the bottom map is cotton production in 1860… Pin the Tail » Patterns, Land Use.

Posted on: 14 November 2008 | 11:49 am

Orson Scott Card on the Ender’s Game’s Reviews at Amazon

Orson Scott Card, on reviews of his book Ender’s Game, on Amazon. To quote him: First, I’m embarrassed, as the author, that I have to give a rating in “stars” in order to comment here. But since I do have … Continue reading →

Posted on: 12 November 2008 | 12:12 am

Tool to Generate List of Acronyms in MS Word

Acronyms Master is a tool for MS Word that can create a table of Acronyms, optionally with their “discovered” definitions/expansions at the end of the the document. No, sorry, the table can’t be anywhere except at the end of the … Continue reading →

Posted on: 11 October 2007 | 11:17 pm

Breeding Pictures – Genetic Algorithms Can be Fun :)

PicBreeder is an ongoing effort at UCF (where I study/work) to create images using Genetic Algorithms. It is a community-based website where you can create an account and breed your pictures. I saw Mutating Pictures doing the rounds, and thought … Continue reading →

Posted on: 10 October 2007 | 4:49 pm

Creating and Patenting Life Forms

Craig Venter, the guy who paid to sequence the genome, is at it again. This time, a team of 20 scientists including a Nobel Laureate have created an artificial chromosome from first principles, using artificial chemicals. They intend to introduce … Continue reading →

Posted on: 10 October 2007 | 4:44 pm