Saturday, October 03, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
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
Quiz ever created.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
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.
Extrabit.com has really added fun to our lives. Cheerio!!!
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
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
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.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
You must think that the convocation ceremony of the Oldest University in India would be gloriously managed solemn affair. Not So. In fact I have had seen better convocations in private collages. No Academic Gown, No Photographer, No laminated / or bound degree holder. 341 of the degree recipients were called on stage one by one and handed over the degree in the same manner as a pamphlet is handed over by the street level evangelist. And to top it all, the attitude was as if university was doing us a favor by inviting us to the convocation
I could not hide my disappointment as after 5 years of hard work, this was the day that would have been the culmination of all my academic efforts. But Alas, as usual, Calcutta University left a scar! A scar for a lifetime.
Oh well, that is Calcutta University for you. How I wish it would wisen up, shed the old dowager image become a world class institution. Sometimes, just sometime, dreams do come true... perhaps in my lifetime, they will... let us see