Tuesday, October 9, 2012 5:09:44 AM
This morning, I was a little late for work, and not in the mood to well, work. So I did what anyone would do, decided to check my emails. An old friend, Saurabh
, had sent me a link to a piece of short fiction by Isaac Asimov, a professor of biochemistry, who also happens to be the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived. I was already feeling a little lazy and how could I put of reading an Asimov story.
Normally, I would simply read it, enjoy it and get back to work. But this story was different. It is a beautiful piece of writing that raises some profound questions, and makes you think. It makes you think about man's progress, our dependence on machines and most of all the inevitability of death. And it has a brilliant end. So I decided to share this one: http://filer.case.edu/dts8/thelastq.htm
Here is a quote from the Bhagavad-Gita to go with the story:
"Never was there a time when I did not exist
nor you nor these lords of men.
Neither will there be a time when we shall not exist;
we all exist from now on."
Its called the last question and it makes for a brilliant read. Fans of Sci-Fi will go absolutely crazy. Enjoy, and good morning.
PS: I will get back to work
PPS: I still have to write about all the things that happened while I was away.
Sunday, September 23, 2012 9:15:37 AM
I have been away for a very long period yet again. Ive let this blog fall to ruins, and I regret not maintaining it.
I wont pretend to have been busy. I wont pretend to not have had the time. Truth be told, I guess I did not make time. I did not prioritize maintaining the blog, and I feel sorry about it. As much as I would like to offer an apology and make a word explaination, I cant find the energy to. Not because I dont want to make the effort. But because I feel ashamed for having let this happen.
This blog and the people who read it have been wonderful to me. Have helped my through confusing times and encourged everything I do. I owe a lot to you guys. And I want to offer an heartfelt apology for not having maintained this. For not having been in touch.
Im a little older and more mature now. I wont make promises, but I will put in a genuine effort to be here, to keep this blog and my dear freinds upto date about my life, and actively follow theirs as I used to. I feel at this moment, that I need to make a fresh start. Renew friendships, get back into old habits and share my life with the people who have been nothing but good to me yet again.
In this year that I have been gone, a lot has happened in my life. Some good, some not so good. I will share all that, but perhaps in another post, for in this one, I just want to say sorry.
I offer my apologies and attempt to make a fresh start.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 12:17:05 PM
The promo is "Break my 8/16 bit habit".
NXP is basically promoting their new line of 32bit low cost ARM processors, which are touted to compete at the 8bit processor price range. I made this video as a part of that contest/event.
For those unfamiliar with micros - uploading any instructions to the device is called "Burning". That's the pun on which the video is based.
Monday, May 2, 2011 11:33:54 AM
“Congratulations, America. 10 years, 2 wars, 919,967 deaths, and $1,188,263,000,000 later, you managed to kill one person.”
No, I am happy he is dead too. The world is really indebted to the government of America and her forces for helping it get rid of the guy.
Yes, the cost has been high, but I do appreciate the perseverance and determination of the American people.
The American government waged a war half way across the world to avenge the wrongs done on it citizens. On the other hand the Indian government simply looks to forgive and forget, not out of nobility or a desire for peace, but because its far easier to do so.
On that note: The guy was found less than 60 Km from the capital of America's major war ally, Pakistan. Just saying....
Sunday, April 24, 2011 12:35:08 PM
I had gone for a walk last Sunday by the seaside. Here is a photographs from the walk.
I will write a little more about the place, as soon as I am done with my exams.