That’s fifty thousand words in there!
My regular online activity had reduced much these days for various reasons. A asked me about reduced blogging sometime back. May be I should tell him that my latest tweet was two weeks ago 🙂
After being a user of Windows XP at work for 2 years, finally converted to Mac sometime in the first week of June. I have never been a OS fanatic and always liked Ubuntu (thanks to A&S) even while continuing to use Windows. Change kicked in at last and I am pretty happy with it ! However I could not shift to Jaunty at home since I am having problems with the audio and I am too lazy to sit and try to fix it. Using Windows 7 RC instead and must admit that I am quite impressed.
Cricket is getting boring nowadays with the IPL followed by the T20 WC and hopefully I will get to see some Test Cricket soon. Had a chance to meet S recently, but could not talk much. At HM!, work pressure is considerably increased nowadays – getting to do some design and such stuff !! Hopefully will start to post more soon..
Successfully solved Problem 234 in Project Euler and got off the mark in my performance rating, which is calculated only based on solving the most recent problems they add, because this is the first such problem I have solved 🙂
On the work front, there are some radical changes for me and hopefully I will be alright !
For a change, I am not impressed with Sachin’s majestic ton today, given the fact that the ChristChurch ground is smaller than my school ground 😀
Its been more than two weeks and I have nothing to write about ? Preposterous !! I ask myself – What all have happened in the areas that you do or follow closely? So here goes…
The final frontier was recaptured exactly where it fell the last time, 4 years ago. AK and SG left on a pleasant winning note now that the B&G trophy is safely back home. And by the way we, the TWC, were blamed by the Aussies for their poor show !! The English have arrived and had already taken beatings, rather unpleasant ones. But the whining Aussies, I hear, have thrashed poor NZ to return to winning ways. Too much of cricket. Off to the next topic..
At work, some surprises, some shockers and some busy days these. Trying to become an UNIX power user, anyway that’s what the authors of UNIX Power Tools claim 🙂 – wrote a working(!) awk script the other day. Also finished reading Java Puzzlers by Bloch & Gafter sometime ago and it was totally fun learning about things that you never know. Got High Performance MySQL in the reading list up next !
PS: Wondering what title can I give to this post ?
“Indian cricket is here because of their (the unretired Fab fellows) contribution. They will go when they want to. Nobody can ask anybody to leave !” – Dada in an interview 🙂
While he was playing :
Not a big turner of the ball, ineffective on foreign soil, bowler for dust bowls, defensive captain and old horse !
And after he quits :
Stoic warrior, fierce competitor, underrated giant, brave, gentle, modest, effective, dignified, large hearted, skillful and India’s greatest ever !
Oh people ! At least be consistent in what you say before expecting consistency from the cricketers on the field..
Adieu Anil !!
We met the Great One in 1989, when he introduced himself to us with high notes hit by bat and vocal chord. Then the rest came. In 1990, The Precise One, a scholarly warrior who unveiled his spinning craft with devotion; in 1992, The Defiant One, a steely, stylish man of amusing, aristocratic belligerence; in 1996, The Intense One, cricket’s student who batted like a monk upholding a vow of discipline; and finally The Elegant One, who was a Japanese haiku master in a previous life.
Now especially, even though occasionally it is painful to see them lurch and stagger, feet mixed up and bat late. But I have to watch. Because they’re Great, Precise, Defiant, Intense, Elegant. Because soon enough, a few months, a year, whether they walk away or must be pushed, there will be an Indian team without the names Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid, Laxman, Kumble. Imagine that? I’d rather not.
Source : Cricinfo