## Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Have you ever had a feeling of a bad day. Days that you wish would either bring some good news or just end or if possible never started. We'll such days are definitely hidden in every month, every year and in our life. Believe it or not, one will strike it when you least expect it. One needs to learn to get through such days and even fight day. Fight back a day? Yes, it is possible

1. Be nice and assertive to the most annoying people around you
2. Don't show on your face that you are annoyed, wear a smile
3. Remember bad days can end quickly if you are positive and will last for ever if your attitude is negative
4. Learn from your bad days, analyze to see what you could have done differently to make them end faster
5. Help others around you have a good day, even if you are having a bad day (of course not at your own cost)

Fight back and take bad days away from your life. Remember life is too short to have bad days in them.

## Friday, November 07, 2008

### Bank of San Serriffe (with branches in Blefuscu and Elbonia on the planet Pincus)

Knuth has decided to stop sending personal checks, due to his discovery of a financial fiasco. I've have one hexadecimal dollar in the bank. The list of all people who have money in the bank can be found here.

## Thursday, November 06, 2008

### Time out, take a break, Dravid!

(Photo from http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/indvaus2008/content/current/player/28114.html)

Dravid's dismal form continues in test cricket. He is already out of the one-day squad. When Dravid resigned as captain, he did so to focus on his batting. Unfortunately, Royal Challengers did not work for him (despite his good innings towards the end, when the challenge was already over). His test cricket form has also gone bad. I think it is time to hand Dravid the Ganguly treatment. Drop him from the squad and get him to make a comeback. This is the same thing he and Chappel did to Ganguly and it seemed to work well. I don't want to rule out Dravid for the future, but he seems to be holding up a place that he needs to deserve again. He has a lot of cricket left in him. Seeing his mates Ganguly and Anil must make him nervous, but he should look at Tendulkar for inspiration.

The best way to get back to form is to play domestic cricket and make a good comeback. I hope Dravid will realize that a break is in his favour and the selectors will hand him one.

### Volume of a unit hyper sphere of radius 1

Inspired by foundations of data science, the area of a circle is $\int_{x=-1}^{x=1}\int_{y=-\sqrt{1-x^2}}^{y=\sqrt{1-x^2}}dydx$ Thi...