“How idiotic civilization is! Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?” – Michelangelo

A lot of friends took the Which OS you are quiz. The most common result seems to be Palm OS Hmm… … There are still some whose results I would like to see Java still sux – If I have to pass a series of commands to runtime I have to first get its outputStream […]

Things on Aasim’s front are clearing out and though the problem is wider in scope than we expected it is not too serious. The teachers have been very helpful and understanding. Aasim like so many other children in his class is getting affected by the behavior of a few in his class. Unfortunately the teachers […]

“Moderation is a good thing. If you don’t overdo it.” – Hagar the Viking

Went out and got some clothes for Swati. Of course her money (I don’t have any personal wealth) BUT it makes me feel good to select clothes for her. Aasim was fine throughout the day BUT then at the end of the day he wet his pants… … something he has not done in, can’t […]

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, perhaps well-meaning but without understanding! – Justice Louis D. Brandeis

Have always felt strongly about the subject but never wrote because it was too personal and my writing this, I felt, will not make any difference. But over past few days I have repeatedly thought about the topic and concluded that writing it down at least for sake of later reference would be a good […]

A person can die from a reaction against “Anti Snake Venom Serum” administered as an antidote for snake bite

Today we found a teeny weeny, about 28cm long, Common Krait in our garden. Yeah! its a poisonous snake. It was promptly caught photographed, measured and put in a jar to be shown to Aasim. The Common Krait is one of the poisonous snakes found in India, though it has been really long that I […]

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” – Julie Cameron

Today finally after 6 years of faithful service the hard disk on *the computer* with which we started SANIsoft, displayed first symptoms of failure – LILO refused to boot further. Booting from CDROM of another machine and overwriting did fix the problem but I guess it is time to retire that old friend… … Though […]

“Truth is eternal, knowledge is changeable. It is disastrous to confuse them.” – Madeleine L’Engle

It was heartening to note that PHPlib by default takes care of most most of the Top Ten security flaws published at http://www.owasp.org For those of you who still think that PHPlib is for PHP3 take a look at http://phplib.sourceforge.net/snapshots/ This version uses PHP 4 session and works with register_globals off Found another interesting article […]