Friday, November 6, 2009

The Perfect Murder

A murder mystery is solved when the detective notices a circumstance that stands out from the rest. If circumstances were cocktail sticks, this is the perfect murder; given their flawless conformance - no one cocktail stick stands out! - our detective is at a loss to discover the culprit.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Boom mike in FRIENDS

From the 12th episode of Season 8 - "The One Where Joey Dates Rachel". Notice how the boom mike moves across the wall clock above the whiteboard.

( I must really, really, look for better things to post :) )

Thursday, September 17, 2009


(1) Don’t think laptops are a good idea for me : I am more of a pen (rather pencil – see (2)) and paper person, who likes to write out ideas on paper first. I tend to code only when I am pretty sure of the structure of my code. I don't use my editors as my scratchpad (python/ruby are changing that a little now... Ah! I almost sense you asking whether I was living under a rock until now? Unfortunately, yes - under one called Java). And when you know what you are going to write it usually doesn't take a lot of time -for which I can arrange for being in front of my desktop.

(2) Pencils: Use pencils to take notes, write exams with pencils. Maybe I like the sound graphite makes when it moves on paper. Or the feel of it. Maybe since I hold my writing instruments vertically pens tend to run out of ink temporarily; or tear paper when I try to write fast. Maybe I hate the many scratches I would have to make with a pen when working on a rough idea - erasing out parts to replace them with better ones is so much more convenient. Maybe I hate turning pages (because the scratches are now an ugly collective clutter) when working on an idea - it affects my flow.

(3) Math: Like math. Maybe the world is not such a deterministic place as it is when I am staring at a math problem in the small universe of a notebook page in front of me. I like the way it challenges me. Maybe I like the way it makes me feel about the world : despite its superficial lack of structure problems can be broken into predictable smaller sub-problems.

(4) Rains: I just get lost when it rains.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The 'inverted' Apple

This first picture is a still from the movie "What Women Want", which I took while watching it. The second picture, is from Google Image search. Note how Apple has changed the orientation of its logo. Or was it just one bad bunch of Apples?