The world’s smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand

Came across a nifty toolbar when I was browsing http://mozdev.org Its called Stumble Upon The base line says “Word of mouth Web” StumbleUpon allows you to “stumble upon” great sites that have been highly recommended by friends and community members with interests similar to your own. It is a very interesting concept and I did […]

“At the end of the day each one of us can endure more that what we had previously imagined”

Woke up at 5am and hacked away at some totally useless code while listening to the birds gradually waking up and trying to recognise who’s who without looking outside. Returned to the bedroom to wake her up at around 7:30… … ummmmh Lunch was fabulous Gobi Parathas made by our excellent cook… … After which […]

Actor Steve McQueen encouraged his karate teacher to pursue a career in acting. The teacher? Chuck Norris.

Was a stand in Forensic Lecturer as a favour to a friend at JNMC during an official inspection This College is about 80kms from my home and has a nice campus – I am very much tempted to pick up a regular once a week teaching assignment for the next academic year. Forensic Medicine is […]

Sex, Lies and Life

Humans are perhaps the only animals in whom sex is a learned behavior and sadly very few learn it right in the first place. Here are a few random “right start-up” tips which I can think of… … The most important ingredient for repeated good sex with the same partner is LOVE. The second most […]

The horned owl is not horned. Two tufts of feathers were mistaken for horns.

Failure is often a stepping stone to success. Mistakes are often stepping stones to utter failure… Readers Digest when I should be working is perfect vehicle for a guilt trip BUT then there *is* no work to be done. May be I take life too seriously. How does one learn to live a purposeless life? […]

Schooling Vs Education?

Got back from Aasim’s last PT meet of the session. The assessment for him is “Average” for most of the things, “Good” for math, table activity, jigsaw, “Slow” for reading and writing. If I type in my Gaim (yes he is on local Jabber) asking him to “come here” he will type back “why” – […]

Open Source blah once more

A while ago, one of my programmers published phpExifRW, A pure PHP class to read and write EXIF data to and from jpeg files. Most distros install PHP which does not have the EXIF extension also there is no way in that extension to write / transfer EXIF data. Add to it the fact that […]

“the West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.” Samuel P. Huntington Taken from “Where is Raed” link picked up from khorgath If feel so infinitely blessed, all I have to […]

The only thing that could have possibly stopped this war was presence of a bigger bully . The erstwhile USSR did serve a useful purpose. Today there is no one in the world who can talk back to USA the way Khrushchev did at the time of Cuban missile crisis My knowledge of the Cuban […]

An unexpected thunderstorm today morning zapped Aasim’s PC, 3 ports on my main switch and a network card. It also fried the router / repeater at my cable guy, several modems at VSNL are also dead – I am stuck with a really lousy dial up again What does one do for surge protection via […]