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pickle

October 23, 2007 Leave a comment

When someone gives the pickle to you, it goes a long way.

When I’d left my music player + headphones back on the flight, I really did not expect to get it back. And the hope diminished further when I could only report the loss to a voicemail box. But, cheers to southwest, they followed up, found it, called up the next day and asked me to collect it.

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thoughts and ideas

October 20, 2007 Leave a comment

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force; that thoughts rule the world. read here

This year has been exciting with some of these great people visiting Carnegie Mellon.

David Gross, Noble prize winner for physics 2004, gave a talk titled Future of Physics in April.

APJ Abdul Kalam, scientist and ex-president awarded an honorary doctorate.

Frances Allen, 2006 turing award winner.

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last lecture

October 7, 2007 8 comments

Prof. Randy Pausch website

Video source page: here

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Common Man

October 7, 2007 Leave a comment

… is not really common anymore. One of the reasons why he stayed common was due to the restriction on access to “uncommon” content. But with each day, access to information is getting faster and unrestricted. The ease of finding content online is changing the perspective of content owners. Content owners themselves are distributing it for open use.

Here are some of my observations:

Can’t (afford to) go to a top school? How about top schools coming to you – MIT open courseware and UC Berkely lecture videos.

Want to impress your friends with magic tricks? They probably have already seen it on youtube (as well)!!

How about debugging your code down into the source code of .NET framework class?

TV broadcast content is available on their websites as well. (abc, nbc, and live streaming too cnn ibn)

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