-Fri Mar 07 2014
Six guests are invited to a forlorn mansion, so frightening that it stops moving cars in it's tracks, for a dinner party by Mr. Boddy. The six guests do not know each other. Nor do they know Mr Boddy directly. The only connection between them is that they are all being blackmailed by him. In a classic Agatha Christie like setup they are all gathered together in the mansion to reach an agreement. What happens when you have six desperate people and their blackmailer under the same roof ? Death. But how?
-Thu Feb 13 2014
I have a close friend who is fond of travelling. Every time we meet our conversation turns to making plans of prospective journeys to interesting places. We love making plans so much that sometimes it seems it is all that we do. We can never have too many plans at once. Why it was just the other day that we planned a week long vacation to Andaman islands. And in the week before we decided that we wanted to go to that famous hill station in West Bengal, Darjeeling. It is not easy to come up with a location that suits both of us so it is hard work figuring out new places to go. We feel satisfied after making these plans. It feels like a job well done.
-Tue Feb 04 2014
I have been using asus x201e for six months now. It made a very positive impression on me when I reviewed it last year. It was one of my most read posts so I decided to write more about my experience with the system.
One of the things that I really like about this unit is that it is so light. It is almost as light as a macbook air. Now most light laptops are heavy on the wallet. Not this one though. It costs about RS 20000 ($300 based on the current exchange rate) which makes it a very attractive proposition. During these past months I have frequented many electronic shops and I could not find a single laptop as light as this. Except for macbook air all other higher priced units were considerably heavier. While most people I know don't make too much of an issue of the weight but for me it is essential that a laptop be as light as possible. As far as price to weight ratio is concerned asus x201e is unbeatable.
-Fri Jan 24 2014
Topics discussed in this article
- Limitations of local storage.
- Object stores in indexed db
- Indices in indexed db
- Shortcomings of indexed db.
-Tue Dec 24 2013
The facts are as follows:
- The two two twain residence has an unlimited supply of stone gargoyles.
- The two two twain residence has a butler.
- The butler is blind.
- The doorbell is quite loud.
- In fact it is a shriek. On rainy days it produces a lasting impression on the visitor.
- The day, with which we are concerned, was a rainy day. And there were many visitors expected.
- Consequently many shrieks were heard in the two two twain residence that day.
- One of those shrieks was produced by an actual woman.
- But that was due to the unnerving incident at the front gate followed by an unnerving incident at the room that left Mrs Charleston thoroughly unsettled and she gave out a shriek.
- Mrs Marbles takes care of her nurse.
- She is by profession a detective.
- In fact every visitor in the two two twain residence is a detective.
- They are here to solve a crime that has not been committed yet.
- But they shall have dinner first.
- The butler is given the charge of a deaf cook to prepare the meal for the guests of the two two twain residence.
- The cook is not only deaf but also dumb and can neither read nor write.
- Hence she just sits on a chair all while the butler is under the impression that she is cooking.
- The butler meanwhile assumes that the preparations are "light on seasoning" and goes on to serve the dishes.
- M. Pierre who has been hungry since he arrived is offended that there is nothing to serve.
- The clock strikes 11.
-Tue Dec 17 2013
I have been programming for a while now. I graduated in summer of 2011 and since then I have used a lot of different languages, frameworks, databases etc. I have a good understanding of programming languages and I can pick up a new language/framework in a day or two.
I remember having started a lot of side projects just to play around with a new language or framework. I scrapped almost all of them before they could be finished. I don't regret killing them but I wish I had documented my experience of working on new exciting things just so I could look back from time to time and see how I got to where I am. Unfortunately during that time, the thought never crossed my mind. I would have loved to read about what I was doing two years back. But dwelling over the past is futile. I have now made it a point to write about everything of importance to me right here on my blog. And in that spirit I am going to write about another little project of mine, wrinq.
-Mon Dec 09 2013
When I first watched the trailer of sonic all stars I was not that impressed. Sure it was pretty but I could not understand what was going on. What was the deal with transforming vehicles? I mean if I am racing I want to concentrate on the track not on my ride. It looked to me then that sonic was a party game. More about having fun with your friends rather than racing at breakneck speed. I did not think that it was my type of game and I let it pass. So when sega gave away all stars this month for free on ps+ I downloaded it just out of curiosity, quite sure that I won't like it that much. After playing about 15 hrs of the game one thing that I can say with certainty is how wrong first impressions can be.
-Sat Nov 23 2013
A few days back I wrote a post in which I outlined a problem that I encountered while using web sockets in node js. Long story short I had trouble managing socket connections in node js. For instance there was no standard way to send a data to a particular socket. The only way was to store the active socket connections in an object and then query the object to get the socket that you want to communicate to.
While this solution worked it had problems. First of all it was not a very elegant way to do things. My code grew a lot and it was difficult to handle all the edge cases (especially keeping track of socket's life). Another problem was that due to the nature of the work what I wrote was essentially blocking code. There was no way out of looping over objects and performing cpu intensive tasks on it and this scared me.
-Sun Nov 17 2013
Unless you are really observant you won't understand Primer the first time around. Here is a helpful link that might help you get it. Don't watch it now though. Come back after you have seen the movie.