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Friday, June 30th, 2006
11:57 am
Haiku from my blog ...
LiveJournal Haiku!
Your name:viyyer
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one geek live in a nation
where they will not be
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Created by Grahame
Tuesday, April 18th, 2006
5:55 pm
Amarkantak and makeover ;-)
back from Amarkantak an hill station in the middle of nowhere. I went there assuming to help setting up GPRS internet on guruji's laptop. and possibly bootstrap a basic set of hindi language based softwares. anyways, had a good time trekking and looking at a lot of herbs(jadi booti). The tribal population has a great amount of knowledge of this and even better is that. Amarkantak being a part of maikala range of mountains and having a great water source ( Narmada and Son start here and just found out that Mahanadi and a early tributary of godavari also starts here.) means that a lot of very interesting and different vegetation grows there.


p.s. one news everyone has been looking ay is me ;-) (yes I've taken off all my hair(ganja :-D))
Thursday, January 12th, 2006
7:25 pm
Yam Gatha
Saw this play named यम गाथा(yam gaatha).
I talked about the period of tyranny of Indra, Kshatriya and Brahmanas, the struggle of Pururva and Vashishta to save humanity from it and the resulting conflict. I liked the ironical touches at the end.

From where I started seeing it, Pururva denies being throned as a king by the vedic rites which ask him to sacrifice fire,water and sacred grass to indra.

Indra tries to take in control the breeding coup. He first tries to lure vashishta of insserting his quotating into rik veda which vashishta denies, then takes vashishta as prisoner.

But this doesn't stop pururva of making world rid of the indra's domination. Pururva comes to Indra's court, and releases urvashi from indra and betroths her. Indra is now really infuriated and orders revenge to retrieve back fire and take in control pururva.
Indra takes back control of the universeas , kill urvashi's son and beheads pururva in a purushmedh yagna, but has lost confidence from his subjects. Then he is adviced to publish vashishta treatise यम गाथा in the next chapter of rik veda.
Wednesday, January 4th, 2006
10:21 am
New Year bash.
The new year bash was a lot of fun. A party night at mary's watching movies, munching kebabs and eating the Marble cake I cooked :). You can imagine the fun ;-).
Almost everyone were talli by midnight. The next morning started deep discussion on pattern detection. The need for generic pattern detection algorithm to customizes for different needs in every field of work, ranging from business to sports to everything in life.
There were great thought about rejuvenative delhi lug meets with better venues.
Looking for a venue with all specifications of a seminar hall with a capacity of say atleast 20, internet connection would be a bonus.
9:42 am
Interesting timelines to remember for the year
This one thanks to SlashDot

The History of the Slashdot World
From a mailing list written by Seth

2.5 million B.C.: OOG the Open Source Caveman develops the axe and releases it under the GPL. The axe quickly gains popularity as a means of crushing moderators' heads.

100,000 B.C.: Man domesticates the AIBO.

10,000 B.C.: Civilization begins when early farmers first learn to cultivate hot grits.

3000 B.C.: Sumerians develop a primitive cuneiform perl script.

2920 B.C.: A legendary flood sweeps Slashdot, filling up a Borland / Inprise story with hundreds of offtopic posts.

1750 B.C.: Hammurabi, a Mesopotamian king, codifies the first EULA.

490 B.C.: Greek city-states unite to defeat the Persians. ESR triumphantly proclaims that the Greeks "get it".

399 B.C.: Socrates is convicted of impiety. Despite the efforts of freesocrates.com, he is forced to kill himself by drinking hemlock.

336 B.C.: Fat-Time Charlie becomes King of Macedonia and conquers Persia.

4 B.C.: Following the Star (as in hot young actress) of Bethelem, wise men travel from far away to troll for baby Jesus.

A.D. 476: The Roman Empire BSODs.

A.D. 610: The Glorious MEEPT!! founds Islam after receiving a revelation from God. Following his disappearance from Slashdot in 632, a succession dispute results in the emergence of two troll factions: the Pythonni and the Perliites.

A.D. 800: Charlemagne conquers nearly all of Germany, only to be acquired by andover.net.

A.D. 874: Linus the Red discovers Iceland.

A.D. 1000: The epic of the Beowulf Cluster is written down. It is the first English epic poem.

A.D. 1095: Pope Bruce II calls for a crusade against the Turks when it is revealed they are violating
the GPL. Later investigation reveals that Pope Bruce II had not yet contacted the Turks before calling for the crusade.

A.D. 1215: Bowing to pressure to open-source the British government, King John signs the Magna Carta, limiting the British monarchy's power. ESR triumphantly proclaims that the British monarchy "gets it".

A.D. 1348: The ILOVEYOU virus kills over half the population of Europe. (The other half was not using Outlook.)

A.D. 1420: Johann Gutenberg invents the printing press. He is immediately sued by monks claiming that the technology will promote the copying of hand-transcribed books, thus violating the church's intellectual property.

A.D. 1429: Natalie Portman of Arc gathers an army of Slashdot trolls to do battle with the moderators. She is eventually tried as a heretic and stoned (as in petrified).

A.D. 1478: The Catholic Church partners with doubleclick.net to launch the Spanish Inquisition.

A.D. 1492: Christopher Columbus arrives in what he believes to be "India", but which RMS informs him is actually "GNU/India".

A.D. 1508-12: Michaelengelo attempts to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling with ASCII art, only to have his plan thwarted by the "Lameness Filter."

A.D. 1517: Martin Luther nails his 95 Theses to the church door and is promptly moderated down to (-1, Flamebait).

A.D. 1553: "Bloody" Mary ascends the throne of England and begins an infamous crusade against Protestants. ESR eats his words.

A.D. 1588: The "IF I EVER MEET YOU, I WILL KICK YOUR ASS" guy meets the Spanish Armada.

A.D. 1603: Tokugawa Ieyasu unites the feuding pancake-eating ninjas of Japan.

A.D. 1611: Mattel adds Galileo Galilei to its CyberPatrol block list for proposing that the Earth revolves around the sun.

A.D. 1688: In the so-called "Glorious Revolution", King James II is bloodlessly forced out of power and flees to France. ESR again triumphantly proclaims that the British monarchy "gets it".

A.D. 1692: Anti-GIF hysteria in the New World comes to a head in the infamous "Salem GIF Trials", in which 20 alleged GIFs are burned at the stake. Later investigation reveals that many of the supposed GIFs were actually PNGs.

A.D. 1769: James Watt patents the one-click steam engine.

A.D. 1776: Trolls, angered by CmdrTaco's passage of the Moderation Act, rebel. After a several-year flame war, the trolls succeed in seceding from Slashdot and forming the United Coalition of Trolls.

A.D. 1789: The French Revolution begins with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the Bastille.

A.D. 1799: Attempts at discovering Egyptian hieroglyphs receive a major boost when Napoleon's troops discover the Rosetta stone. Sadly, the stone is quickly outlawed under the DMCA as an illegal means of circumventing encryption.

A.D. 1844: Samuel Morse invents Morse code. Cryptography export restrictions prevent the telegraph's use outside the U.S. and Canada.

A.D. 1853: United States Commodore Matthew C. Perry arrives in Japan and forces the xenophobic nation to open its doors to foreign trade. ESR triumphantly proclaims that Japan finally "gets it".

A.D. 1865: President Lincoln is 'bitchslapped.' The nation mourns.

A.D. 1901: Italian inventor Guglielmo Marcoli first demonstrates the radio. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich immediately delivers to Marcoli a list of 335,435 suspected radio users.

A.D. 1911: Facing a break-up by the United States Supreme Court, Standard Oil Co. defends its "freedom to innovate" and proposes numerous rejected settlements. Slashbots mock the company as "Standa~1" and depict John D. Rockefeller as a member of the Borg.

A.D. 1929: V.A. Linux's stock drops over 200 dollars on "Black Tuesday", October 29th.

A.D. 1945: In the secret Manhattan Project, scientists working in Los Alamos, New Mexico, construct a nuclear bomb from Star Wars Legos.

A.D. 1948: Slashdot runs the infamous headline "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN." Shamefaced, the site quickly retracts the story when numerous readers point out that it is not news for nerds, stuff that matters.

A.D. 1965: Jon Katz delivers his famous "I Have A Post-Hellmouth Dream" speech, which stated: "I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the geeks of former slaves and the geeks of former slave geeks will be able to sit down together at the table of geeks... I have a dream that my geek little geeks will one geek live in a nation where they will not be geeked by the geek of their geek but by the geek of their geek."

A.D. 1969: Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to set foot on the moon. His immortal words: "FIRST MOONWALK!!!"

A.D. 1970: Ohio National Guardsmen shoot four students at Kent State University for "Internet theft".

A.D. 1989: The United States invades Panama to capture renowned "hacker" Manual Noriega, who is suspected of writing the DeCSS utility.

A.D. 1990: West Germany and East Germany reunite after 45 years of separation. ESR triumphantly proclaims that Germany "gets it".

A.D. 1994: As years of apartheid rule finally end, Nelson Mandela is elected president of South Africa. ESR is sick, and sadly misses his chance to triumphantly proclaim that South Africa "gets it".

A.D. 1997: Slashdot reports that Scottish scientists have succeeded in cloning a female sheep named Dolly. Numerous readers complain that if they had wanted information on the latest sheep releases, they would have just gone to freshsheep.net

A.D. 1999: Miramax announces Don Knotts to play hacker Emmanuel Goldstein in upcoming movie "Takedown"
Friday, December 30th, 2005
10:36 pm
happy new year in different languages
Afgani Saale Nao Mubbarak
Afrikaans Gelukkige nuwe jaar
Albanian Gezuar Vitin e Ri
Armenian Snorhavor Nor Tari
Arabic Antum salimoun
Assyrian Sheta Brikhta
Bengali Shuvo Nabo Barsho
Bulgarian Честита Нова Година(pronounced "Chestita Nova Godina")
Cambodian Soursdey Chhnam Tmei
Catalan Feliз any nou
Chinese Xin Nian Kuai Le
Corsican Language Pace e Salute
Croatian Sretna Nova godina!
Cymraeg (Welsh) Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
Czechoslovakia Scastny Novy Rok
Denish Godt Nytеr
Dutch Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
Eskimo Kiortame pivdluaritlo
Esperanto Felican Novan Jaron
Estonians Head uut aastat!
Finnish Onnellista Uutta Vuotta
French Bonne Annee
Gaelic Bliadhna mhath ur
Galician [ NorthWestern Spain ] Bo Nadal e Feliz Aninovo
German Prosit Neujahr
Greek Kenourios Chronos
Gujarati Nutan Varshbhinandan
Hawaiian Hauoli Makahiki Hou
Hebrew L'Shannah Tovah
Hindi Naye Varsha Ki Shubhkamanyen
Hong kong (Cantonese) Sun Leen Fai Lok
Hungarian Boldog Ooy Ayvet
Indonesian Selamat Tahun Baru
Iranian Saleh now mobarak
Iraqi Sanah Jadidah
Irish Bliain nua fe mhaise dhuit
Italian Felice anno nuovo
Japan Akimashite Omedetto Gozaimasu
Kabyle Asegwas Amegaz
Kannada Hosa Varushadha Shubhashayagalu
Kisii Somwaka Omoyia Omuya
Khmer Sua Sdei tfnam tmei
konkani Naveen Varshache Shubhechha
Korea Saehae Bock Mani ba deu sei yo!
Kurdish Newroz pirozbe
Lithuanian Laimingu Naujuju Metu
Laotian Sabai dee pee mai
Macedonian Srekjna Nova Godina
Malay Selamat Tahun Baru
Marathi Nveen Varshachy Shubhechcha
Malayalam Puthuvatsara Aashamsakal
Maltese Is-Sena t- Tajba
Nepal Nawa Barsha ko Shuvakamana
Norwegian Godt Nyttеr
Oriya Naba Barsa Ra Subheksha
Papua New Guinea Nupela yia i go long yu
Pampango ( Philippines ) Masaganang Bayung Banua
Persian Saleh now ra tabrik migouyam
Philippines Manigong Bagong Taon
Polish Szczesliwego Nowego Roku
Portuguese Feliz Ano Novo
Punjabi Nave sal di mubarak
Romanian An nou fericit
Russian S Novim Godom
Samoa Manuia le Tausaga Fou
Serbo-Croatian Sretna nova godina
Sindhi Nayou Saal Mubbarak Hoje
Singhalese Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa
Siraiki Nawan Saal Shala Mubarak Theevay
Slovak A stastlivy Novy Rok
Slovenian sreиno novo leto
Somali Iyo Sanad Cusub Oo Fiican!
Spanish Feliz Ano ~Nuevo
Swahili Heri Za Mwaka Mpyaє
Swedish Gott nytt еr! /Gott nytt еr!
SudaneseWarsa Enggal
Tamil Eniya Puthandu Nalvazhthukkal
Telegu Noothana samvatsara shubhakankshalu
Thai Sawadee Pee Mai
Turkish Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Ukrainian Shchastlyvoho Novoho Roku
Urdu Naya Saal Mubbarak Ho
Uzbek Yangi Yil Bilan
Vietnamese Chuc Mung Tan Nien
Welsh Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
Thanks to ashok rao for this interesting forward.
Tuesday, May 10th, 2005
2:15 pm
meningitis and its symptoms...
with all the scare around Meningitis.. It's a bit scary but it's also a bit funny. Wikipedia says symptoms of meningitis as

The classical symptoms of meningitis are headache, neck stiffness and photophobia (the trio are called "meningism"). (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meningitis ) This seems a bit too generic esp for the start of summer. To tell you the truth, I think I have it all.

Well it almost goes to say like
"I will not take up your time, dear boy, with telling you what is the matter with me. Life is brief, and you might pass away before I had finished. But I will tell you what is not the matter with me. I have not got housemaid's knee. Why I have not got housemaid's knee, I cannot tell you; but the fact remains that I have not got it. Everything else, however, I have got." As Jerome K. Jerome says in "Three Men in a Boat "

http://www.litrix.com/3menboat/3menb001.htm
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