You would have all known about freeware, shareware and vaporware. I’m experimenting with a concept that I call Socialware – that is using software to help with social causes. While shareware is used by the developer to fund their developments, all proceeds gained by a socialware should go to a charitable cause. In addition, All … more
I’m very happy to have reached level 2 in Project Euler by solving my 50th problem last week! It was problem #55, counting the number of Lychrel numbers less than 10000. Although I had a goal of reaching level 3 this year, I’m glad I could reach 2nd level by end of this year. I … more
When written in the form mm/dd/yy, we get only 12 such dates in a century! The odds of seeing such dates this century is 12/36525 = 0.033%. Also, the odds are so much skewed towards the earlier part of the century. Another interesting fact about last such date – On 08/08/08, the Chinese decided to … more
Recently, Kevin’s uncle Selva bought him a remote controlled robotic spider from Dubai. Myself and Kevin immediately put it into action by having it negotiate a track made of Jenga blocks, and also knocking down Jenga towers! My task was to capture the action with my camera. Following are the results:
It is 11:53 PM and I got this WAP message on my phone just few minutes back: Lord Ganesh, Siva, Sai Babes images! Unmilited images Note that these are the EXACT words – typos not mine. I had deleted the message as soon as it came, as nowadays, the junk I get from Airtel is … more
Jad and Jar files: Christmas.jad, Christmas.jar Source: Christmas.zip Here is a little gift from a geek to fellow geeks. This fractal Christmas tree can be run on your mobile phone. It is written using Java ME, utilizing the amazing LWUIT toolkit from Sun. You can configure various parameters and change the look of the tree.
It’s an incredibly proud day for an Indian! We have successfully impacted a probe on the surface of the moon, and also gave a sound thrashing to England with a 158 run victory! Yuvraj must have thought he could land one on the moon before the MIP does its job!! There are a few skeptics … more
As I was channel flipping today morning, I caught this nut crack guy on GOD TV – he wears a toupee’ and thinks that God reveals everything in a special way for him. You know whom I’m talking about right? Now he was on a fund raiser, where he was talking about wealth transfers and … more