Tuesday, July 25, 2006

OLS 2006

I was at the OLS again this year. It is a great way to meet with people you are usually working with only over email. There were some great talks this year as well, the most notable ones being:

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Self study links

A few links for self study material, tutorials, videos for anything interesting. I will try to keep this post organised by subject material of the link.


We have 9 lives too!

So what would be the ramifications of living to be 1000 years old? Here are a few obvious ones that come to mind:

- What happens to total human population on Earth? Need to speed-up colonisation of Mars?
- New records for oldest mother, oldest father
- Father to daughter: No! You cannot date that 'handsome' 900 year old!
- Need to improve storage technologies; we don't want to lose our photos, digital data, email from 700 years ago, etc, do we?

My opinion: WON'T HAPPEN atleast in my lifetime.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

DIY cell phone tracking

Our pals at Popular Science have a write up of a low cost way to do your own cell phone tracking - '...Jen, is tracking me. Using a $100 kit from Mologogo (with a $6-a-month data plan), I've turned a prepaid cellphone into a GPS tracking device. Every few minutes, the phone transmits my location within 100 meters to mologogo.com, which posts it to a Google map that Jen can access from any computer. She can view my most recent spot or my past 100 recorded locations as little pushpins stamped with date and time.'

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Cabspotting: an alternate view of a living city

San Francisco's Yellow cabs relay their GPS co-ordinate data once every minute to the central dispatch. This allows the collection of interesting data about cab movements throughout the city and has led to interesting use of this data by artists... Check the link for details.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Are you afraid of the unexpected?

Neat article about Architecture against Death. The premise being that an active mind and body lives longer. I have to visit the Site of Reversible Destiny (and some more pics) by the same architect.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Linux Love Making

So geeks don't get to be jocks. So what? They still have great command-line imagination :)

who | grep -i blonde | talk;
cd ~; wine; talk; touch; unzip; touch;
strip; gasp; finger; mount; fsck; more;
yes; gasp; umount; make clean; sleep;

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Reading list

A bunch of interesting books I plan on reading someday:

Clayton Christensen - The Innovator's dilemma
Clayton Christensen - The Innovator's solution
Tao of Physics
Mathematics and sex
Mapping the mind - Rita Carter, Christopher Frith
Freakonomics - Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Categories using labelr

On the top of my wishlist for Blogger was support for categories or labels to organize my posts. Came across this service, www.labelr.com, that lets me do that seamlessly. Check it out.