Sunday, February 14, 2016

F117 Aircraft Identification Matrix

Whew! After almost 4 years of relentless searching on the Internet and other places, I finally found the piece of image which is worth its weight in Gold. Well maybe not for everyone - but for us the die-hard Microprose Flight Sim Fans. Have been flying their Sims  of F19 Stealth Fighter since about 1992-93 and have had the F117 since about 1996 but I lost their manuals etc. It is a different matter that these games are now so old that you need DOS Emulator to play properly - but what the heck. They are the best and will remain the best to me. Here is the Aircraft Identification Matrix Sheet. Hope it helps some of you to get back to the old game

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Back on Blog

2009 to 2016 - about 6 years of being away from blogging I decided to revive my blog. The big question I hope to answer is Why? Why after all those years did I choose to revive my blog. The answer is simple. Something happened on the way - a thing called Facebook

Facebook! I can see the incredulous look on your face. How can Facebook be the reason for getting back on blog? I don't know if you remember or not - in the earlier days, the wall of your Facebook page used to be pretty neat and clean. You would get information about your family and friends and people who matter. It was fun and the addiction went way way deep.

Then suddenly - as your friends list grew - you saw your wall changing shape. Someone climbed down a tree - it is a Facebook post. Someone ate a chewing gum - it is Facebook post. And suddenly your entire wall was awash with Tom, Dick's or Harry's post except your own. Add to it the growth of smart-phones and you had the perfect recipe for a big load of shit. Suddenly you had no clue who the guy in the picture was - it was just some another post by another anonymous; floating down your wall. People who mattered had disappeared in this flood on anonymous post.

I don't have any grudges with Facebook. (Well, not exactly true - Mark Zuckerberg preaching free-basics is something which I find hard to swallow) But the entire experience on Facebook now a days feels like "that-i-am-not-in-control". And this is why I decided to revert. Yes I will be there on Facebook and Yes I will be there on other social media - but I guess I will start blogging more. For one simple reason - "It gives me that feeling of control"

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Personality Results

Took a personality test at Big Five. Here are the Personality result. Do take the test and share your results

Saturday, September 19, 2009

What does the Sorting Hat Says?

The sorting hat says that I belong in Ravenclaw!


Said Ravenclaw, "We'll teach those whose intelligence is surest."

Ravenclaw students tend to be clever, witty, intelligent, and knowledgeable.
Notable residents include Cho Chang and Padma Patil (objects of Harry and Ron's affections), and Luna Lovegood (daughter of The Quibbler magazine's editor).

Take the most scientific Harry Potter
ever created.

Get Sorted Now!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Birthdays on Another Planet

"Celebrate Every Day of Your Life" - is what I believe in; but this cruel Earth and it's people don't allow you to celebrate everyday of your life.

Well, for the desperadoes amongst you, here is something which you will find extremely useful. Check out my Reasons for Celebrations

Go ahead! See when is it your birthday on another Planet or When you have completed 11000 days of living and Just Celebrate. has really added fun to our lives. Cheerio!!!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Statistical Significance

Most of us are taught Testing of Hypothesis using the old Null Hypothesis approach. In fact, In Indian Schools, it is de-rigor to know the statistical testing using the Null Hypothesis Approach. However, statistical software do not follow this approach, rather they follow the p-value approach. This creates confusion when students use statistical software foe their work.

To help my students I downloaded the following picture from the Internet. It beautifully illustrates the methods for both the approach. I hope that this will help the students of statistics in India.

PS: I downloaded the above file from the Internet. If you come across the original please let me know so that I can acknowledge the original

Monday, February 09, 2009

Death of a Software Company

It is with sadness that I write this blog about the demise of a small software company.

In 2003, I had purchased a small software "Just the Fax" from a small company RKS Software. I was impressed with the software as it made the process of sending a fax from a computer. In fact, so impressed was I, that I decided to spend $ 19.95 to register the software. The software was made for windows 98 platform but over the years I found it to work flawlessly on Windows Me and Windows XP. And to tell the truth, that small piece of software has saved my bacon innumerable number of times over the years.

Yesterday, on a whim, I decided to visit RKS Software but to my dismay I found that the company has closed down it's shutters in December 2008 and hived of it's products to various other companies. I felt really sad seeing the notice of closure. RKS Software was a good company making a slew of really useful products. As far as I am concerned, I will continue to use the software as long as it works on Windows Vista or any other piece of OS that Redmond comes up with.

May RKS Software find peace in the dotcom heaven. Rest in Peace.