Monday, February 27, 2006


Hey I did not know "The Swami" was on the net. Kewl!

B'lore techies the best paid in India- The Economic Times

Very interesting article - especially wrt a lot of things that are going through my mind right now. The most troublesome statement for me is the following:
The study also noted that, for IT professionals, a management background may not hold good against post-graduation with technical background when it comes to earning the big bucks. An engineer armed with a technical masters degree garners annual average CTC of Rs 8.62 lakh per annum while an MBA candidate’s CTC stands at Rs 6.33 lakh per year.


Thursday, February 23, 2006

What is SOAP

No no no I ain't talking of Dove, Lux, Life Buoy or Chandrika. This is SOAP over HTTP stuff. No idea? Well then this link is perfect for you:)

The Eight Fallacies of Distributed Computing

Very Very Very important for everyone to read this at least ones. It applies to Distributed Computing but could equally well apply to any part of Computing, or for that matter any Engineering.

Good reference for Unix IPC/Socket/Multithreaded programming in C

This site is really good.

Some other good sites are:
1. Unix Multi-Process Programming and Inter-Process Communications
2. An Advanced 4.4BSD Interprocess Communication Tutorial

ashes and snow

This link was sent by Maggi's sis some time ago. Her mail quotes:

The Installation

Gregory Colberts Ashes and Snow is an ongoing project
that weaves together photographic works, three 35mm
films, art installations and a novel in letters.

Colbert collaborated with architect Shigeru Ban to
create the Nomadic Museum, the permanent home of the
exhibition as it travels around the world.

None of the images have been digitally collaged or
superimposed. They record what the artist himself saw
through the lens of his camera.

While Colbert uses both still and movie cameras,
the images are not stills from the film. These mixed
media photographic works marry umber and sepia tones
in a distinctive encaustic process on handmade Japanese

The artworks, each approximately five feet by eight feet,
are mounted without explanatory text so as to
encourage an open-ended interaction with the images.

Worth a dekko

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Domain Maximus: Sidin's guide to the greatest Indian cricketers of all time especially that period between 4 and 6 pm last week

The Mallu is back. After what was admittedly one of the most rib tickling post ever (was tired of writing funniest after seeing it appear in many posts) Sidin is back with his latest jaw-wrenching laughaton. Unluckily for Raoul this is what he says about Sachin;)
"Sachin Tendulkar: No one makes fun of Sachin. Not even me."

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Google Recipe Search

Google Recipe Search
Yup just what I wanted;)

Got this link from here