So finally the report is done, the project design is almost complete and under testing and spring break is on to us. There are two problems however. I am really tired right now because of lack of sleep. I have slept only 4 hours the last two nights (and I usually need at least 8… Continue reading Work, Lack of Sleep, Spring Break and Blogging
Month: February 2003
Nigerian 419 scam takes a life
A Nigerian diplomat in the Czech Republic was murdered by a man who was fooled by the famous Nigerian email scam. A notorious e-mail scam has resulted in the murder of a Nigerian diplomat in the Czech Republic. Fifty-year-old Michael Lekara Wayid, Nigeria’s consul in the Czech Republic, was shot dead by an unidentified 72-year-old… Continue reading Nigerian 419 scam takes a life
Some time on friday, the 5000th “unique visitor” read my blog. That’s after approximately 3 months of making the blog public.
Blogging will be light until March 1 as I try to design a project for the VLSI class I TA and work on a research report due next friday.
Eenie, meenie, minie, moe
One learns new things every day. Via Eve Tushnet, I found out that two African-American women have sued Southwest Airlines. The reason is said to be the reciting of “Eenie, meenie, minie, moe; pick a seat, we gotta go.” This apparently has some racist history in the US. When we get around to having kids,… Continue reading Eenie, meenie, minie, moe
Part of Pi
Our names are represented within the first 4 billion binary digits of pi (=3.14159…) if you encode the alphabet into 5-bit binary numbers. Here are the results: search string = “zack” 20-bit binary equivalent = 11010000010001101011 search string found at binary index = 1514694396 search string = “ajmal” 25-bit binary equivalent = 0000101010011010000101100 search string… Continue reading Part of Pi
A reader Trevor Anderson of Volokh Conspiracy defends C and blasts Java, Ada and Pascal. There are other languages, sure, and they are not all bad, I suppose. Java is okay if your objects need to be oriented: it looks a lot like C and its working parts are written in C (I’d bet!), but… Continue reading Computer Languages
Virginia Postrel says: Speaking of immigrants, I can’t help wondering whether the estimates of how many (or rather, how few) Americans have been vaccinated against smallpox fully account for the immigrant population. I’ve noticed quite a few vaccination scars on the upper arms of relatively young Vietnamese manicurists. Jay Manifold says vaccinations are good for… Continue reading Smallpox Vaccinations
Welcome, MSNBC Readers
I hope you like my weblog. Please look at the archives as well and visit again. Thanks, Will Femia of MSNBC Weblog Central for putting me on the Best of Blogs list. Here are some of my posts that you might be interested in reading: Political Islam and Pakistan Wahabis/Salafis (1, 2, and 3). Muslims,… Continue reading Welcome, MSNBC Readers
If you are wondering what I did over the weekend, wonder no more! On Friday, Amber and I went to Restaurant Serenade in Chatham, NJ for our Valentine’s day dinner. It’s a nice (and expensive) comtemporary French restaurant. The food was good, though I liked the food in France better. We also watched two movies… Continue reading Weekend Stuff