Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Doing the simple things first

I've always been lost trying to understand and do the complex things. I just realized that I miss out on doing and enjoying the simple things in life. Note to self, remember this and change.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

India are Twenty20 champs

No one expected it, but secretly hoped for it; and it has happened. India are twenty 20 world cup champions. Boy, has this been a good time for sports. For those of you who do indeed know that hockey is our national game, spare a moment for this picture as well

Spare some time and visit and

Now shifting back to twenty20, India beat Pakistan twice and the second win won us the cup. Both matches were close, nail biting (warning: watch your hygiene) finishes. Surprisingly, India got extremely lucky and batted first in almost all their encounters which they won. The statistics show a remarkable quality, that has been missing before, this was a true team effort. Everybody chipped in; in the batting department, we had contributions from Gautham Gambhir, Virendra Sehwag, Robin Uttapa, Yuvraj Singh, M. S. Dhoni, Rohit Sharma (who incidentally is yet to be dismissed in this form of the game). Karthik was a weak spot in the team, but boy did he keep well in the game against South Africa. In the bowling department, R. P. Singh, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh and Sreesanth were the key contributors.

India's fielding has been quite good, thanks to the absence of Saurav Ganguly, V.V.S. Laxman and Munaf Patel.

I am sure Dhoni is thinking मै तो युहीं चाला था बिना जाने मंज़िल मगर लोग आते गये और कारवाँ बंता गया |

Well done, keep up the good work boys!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Kernel Summit Photos - taken by Evgeniy Polyakov

Peter Zijlstra, Ingo Molnar, Venki Pallipadi and Balbir Singh in discussion

More photos will follow, including the group photo. Meanwhile, there are other photos at Evgeniy Polyakov's gallery.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Kernel summit day 1 updates

Gerrit has some wonderful updates in his blog Linux and Open Source. subscribers can read the summit update at 2007 Kernel Summit article right away or wait for a week for it to be available to public.

Dynamic programming for the binomial coefficient

More fun things, this time with some visualisation of what happens when memoisation is used and what happens when we don't. I don'...