Sunday, January 21, 2007

18 years

i just realised today that i have been programming computers for 18 years now. wow. kt says it's a wonder that my fingers haven't fallen off from rsi or something. ya, i know.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

amazing game


what a test match ! everyday of the match was interesting enough to make me stay up till 0300 (which is not that big a deal, some might say). i couldn't bear to see sreesanth's face after the last ball was bowled. and i can't forget the moments when lara got out and when kumble clean bowled mohammed. priceless.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

chicken and egg problem solved

the world famous 'chicken and egg' problem has finally been solved. the egg. reason ? genetic material does not change during an animal's life.

see more here:

coming up next: complete scientific response to why the chicken crossed the road.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Official Google Blog: Attention all Pearl Jam fans

Official Google Blog: Attention all Pearl Jam fans
you might already know this. pearl jam has released a new music video "life wasted" which is now available on google video for ffrrrreeeeeeeeee !!! free as in Creative Commons licensing and all that. damn cool, eh ?

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

i did something evil. well, it has not yet been harmful to anyone. i have unearthed certain knowledge which i shouldn't be having, and which if i use, i would benefit from, at the same time not directly causing any harm.

what should i do ? should i be a good chap and tell ? i could get into trouble. should i take advantage of the situation ? or should i just keep it to myself and smile at my own smartness ? i think the answer is obvious.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

mis-feature, not a bug

cross-platform 'proof-of-concept' virus. can replicate itself on both windows and linux computers.
(read about *that* here:

virus 'does not work' with linux version 2.6.16.
linus torvalds says this is due to a 'mis-feature' in the kernel.
then releases a kernel patch that fixes this mis-feature to make the virus 'work'.

quote from the article:
"The reason that the virus is not propagating itself in the latest kernel versions is due to a bug in how GCC handles specific registers in a particular system call. He has coded a patch for the kernel to allow the virus to work on even the latest Linux kernel."

Leave it to open source hackers to debug and fix aging viral code so that it works correctly. !!

this particular virus is only capable of replication (atleast for the moment), but does not result in privilege escalation i.e., become root and cause havoc. another good reason not to run programs unnecessarily as root.

read more about it here:

Friday, March 17, 2006

Q: What is the difference between a duck?
A: One leg is both the same.

-today's fortune cookie.