Saturday, February 22, 2003

Brand New day starts with vim

Hey yey! Yes it's just another bright new day! And well.... the feeling
of typing it out in vim with the cool black screen of a Linux console beyond, is something like meditating. And yes! Linux terminals (not x terms but the original consoles) is one that brings peace to the mind. You feel calm, detached from the world, and yet so connected to it. And the feeling of power is a heady one.

You don't need to rely on anybody's skeleton of gui to extract information. You are a digital Indian. One who can ride in without saddles. bareback across many an indian plain. Yes! sireee.... I love my linux console. I loved it in 1024x768 resolution and I still love it at 640x480.

For the uninitiated or the uninformed vim happens to be the zen of all editors. I don't like emacs a lot cos' it litters my folders with too many #files
but vim thankfully hides all that as .files. I am using Perl to generate all the templates. I think it's the best language of all times except for OO, where Ruby scoores heavy. and Linux rocks. Windows don't even come close

Reminds me. What's with Slashdot. For the past week they have tended to focus on some psychological aspects like loneliness and some solid advice on how to get geeks to date. I think as the 80's techie bunch matures the topics are switching track. Soon enough diapers shall be discussed. Not a problem though, it's informative.

Anyway it's a brand new day! Woops! I think this should have been a morning post. Got our Microcontroller CLRI here we come....

Friday, February 21, 2003

Yeah this is final

Seriously though this website maintenance one cool thing. since I need to catch some shut eye for tommorow. gnight world. Seriously let's hope all the template transfers turn up....

Probably last post for the day

Sobering thought today.... If I write this for a really long time, these guys are gonna pester me to make some sort of payment instead of it being free. Agh!!!!!#@#$#$@#.

Only hope is to somehow to start earning and that very quickly so that I can purchase the stuff

Anyway here's some stuff to ponder! All this HTML padding is unecessary. Couldn't I just meta mark it or is it meta marked already? Would it be able to extract all these pieces now with future perl code? I am having great difficulty with just getting upto scratch extracting my mail out of all those oodles of HTML. Anyway long live this fine art of blogging.

Major sleep deproved

HTML is a curious format for this work. I have just noticed that the head of the document has almost nothing while the body is where all the real work goes into. Mimicks a human body accurately. If you try editing it out in vim. Erasing the head causes the body to turn blue. Hmm...

You know even sleep deprived I can make out that this ain't too fabulous an observation. Anyway what a bitch of two weeks. It's been all travel for a measly measly microcontroller board. And now that we have got it it looks like closing up the project for the CLRI people.

But travel is a shitty bore. I just was calculating figures, and found that for most office goers the whole thing is like silly, I mean they are on their butts for 80% of their lifetime. While other than sportsmen most people fare at around 70% of time on their butts. I am taking up a job as a long distance runner.

Yesterday's angst

Paul Graham posted this totally fabulous article yesterday detailing the social angst felt by nerds. As far as this article is concerned, it's great. Explains a lot of the pain you experience at being smart, and all the difficulty you had in being popular.

If YOU ever ever felt lonely a species who was totally alone in the galaxy or generally needed consoling for being soo...... alone read this article. (It comforted me a lot). Beware though that it's for people who are lonely on account of being smart. For those of us who are just lonely gosh! that's just existential angst. So let's go commit suicide!

On the other hand if you are one of those smart people would you kindly explain to me how this works

The beginning

Here's my first very first blog. With what I shall fondly define as hope I hope,that this is followed by very many. But let the peals of joy ring out today as I start of on my very first blog. But wait...

In order to confuse those amongst you who are not already confused, in order to improve productivity. For let's face it that you are generally bored and listless today otherwise what would have inspired you to read this listless slacker's blog, for if I confuse you enough you may never wish to come back to this site again or never ever ever read anyother blog thereby spending much of your time with your company working yourself to death and saving valuable internet bandwidth for PHB's in your company to decide the colour of RAM. Just joking! Hang about for as long as you like. And curse all PHB's. I think this paragraph serves as disclaimer sufficient. Anyway welcome. Dinner is at eight.