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finally, the journal goes live!

Written by sameer in Uncategorized on Wed 22 February 2006. Tags: meta,

I'd always been "left out" of the blogging scene simply because I couldn't get myself around to shift to livejournal. I've been writing rather infrequently on my own site, though.

Finally, here I am ... on LJ! I had tried command-line clients a year ago, that would help me upload my …

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The crownless shall be king ...

Written by sameer in Uncategorized on Sat 07 May 2005. Tags: reading,

Nothing has been as memorable as discovering Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy when I first joined IIT! I have read it quite a few times already ... savouring the excellent language and the elegant descriptions. Got my own copy back in my hands after being circulated among a few friends …

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wiki wiki!

Written by sameer in Uncategorized on Fri 14 January 2005. Tags: meta,
Just thought I should note that I finally settled for a sane and simple design on my website. No wiki, for managing it, just plain old php scripts edited by hand. But I do use DokuWiki for maintaining my notes. Also experimenting with some enhanchements of my own.

What I …

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Of what use ...

Written by sameer in Uncategorized on Tue 04 January 2005. Tags: life, hacked,
Quite a coincidence that in the midst of a yahoogroup thread about research, its uses, prevalent practices, etc I happened to read an essay by Isaac Asimov, in a non-fiction collection called "The Beginning and the End". This essay was originally published as the introduction to a book published some …

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Irritating English

Written by sameer in Uncategorized on Tue 28 December 2004. Tags: idle thoughts,
At the outset, here's the mandatory disclaimer: "I am not an expert in English. I am not the smartest or the wisest or the most experienced literary critic in the world. I am just a humble engineer, but I believe I have a grasp on English that is good enough …

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tea, and back again

Written by sameer in Uncategorized on Wed 04 August 2004. Tags: outdoors,
How we spent the night of August 3rd, 2004
"tea, and back again"
"a mid-monsoon night's adventure"
by Chetan, Raghu, Sameer, Shantanu, Yug
This is just the first draft. Further corrections expected, mostly involving timings and person-to-person accounts.

10pm generally loafing around in the dept

11pm we go …

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Debian-ising IIT

Written by sameer in Uncategorized on Fri 20 February 2004. Tags: free software,

Ok, so a lot of people in KReSIT have started using Debian. But havn't managed to get Prof. Arya to shift over to it yet! Where do we go from here? Liberating the whole institute from an infestation of Dead Rats, Salamanders, Magicians ... ;) Kinda sounds like the borg, doesn't it …

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