When something goes wrong..

It was while reading one thick bind grey text,I read about Murphy's laws for the first time.It was found really interesting to me.Later, whenever things go wrong, I used to console myself saying - If anything can go wrong, it will..
Later during one lab examination, when PC went off the power with lots of unsaved C code, I cursed myslef for forgetting thsese laws "The lifetime of a computer is as long as its power cord"..and the very first law itself.

Clearly, it was these kind of experiences that pushed me towards arguing for dedicating a special page for Major Edward A. Murphy, Jr in our tech magazine named "Breakthrough" during my college days.

I was becoming more and more convinced on the correctness of Murphy's laws :) and was eager to know more about Murphy..

Almost every day I used to plan - okay,today i will spend some time on Murphy-and then as usual forgetting the matter completely, got indulged in the routine WORK and chit-chit with friends on India Vs South Africa cricket match and new Mohanlal movie being released..
Yesterday, while working on an important assignment,I happened to remember my gonna be perpetual action item : knowing more about Murphy..and started googling with newly upgraded firefox..and things went fine.

It is during such situations where, all on a sudden you realise that, somebody is staring at you and asking why you didnt finish the work - You understand Murphy is right, absolutely.

Anyways, there are some good things to think - if something could have gone wrong earlier and it did not, it ultimately would have been beneficial for it to have.
:)-Yes!! ultimate corollary for Murphy's laws.

But what about this case:If Murphy's law can go wrong, it will.


A new Stage

One more Stage is ready..

It has been very long time..
Okay, I have created a malayalam blog named "arangu"(means Stage in Malayalam).
Visit @ http://arangu.blogspot.com
A malayalam unicode font like Anjali Old Lipi or Rachana Unicode needs to be
installed on the system to view this blog.You can download it here:
Somebody may call it a mee-too syndrome..but atleast in this case, there is something more to it.It is a practice for my sweet old multi lingual computing experiments.:)


Election and Some 'Out of Syllabus' thoughts..

The kerala assembly election results are out now. This time, the results are in tune with the exit polls and the Left Democratic Front secured 98 seats in the 140 member house. Though there are reports about the the new left wave, considered to be a temporary phenomenon, it marks a clear indicative line.
It may once again prove the ding - dang nature of kerala elections, favouring the LDF and the UDF alternatively, but more than that now we all witnessed the fall of many top guns, particularly in the Muslim League.
Well..... I am not writing any analysis kind of thing....:)
These are just few thoughts, or may be early reactions of a young mind who missed the chance to be part of the very fundamental process in Democracy..:-)
Few lines of an old poem flashes in,"I am the people the mob.." from an old text book
which struck me in school days, but missed it badly, in the class room coz it was clearly classified OUT OF SYLLABUS!! :)
Here are those lines:
It starts like this..
I AM the people--the mob--the crowd--the mass.
Do you know that all the great work of the world is
done through me?
I am the workingman, the inventor, the maker of the
world's food and clothes.

It goes ..
When I, the People, learn to remember, when I, the
People, use the lessons of yesterday and no longer
forget who robbed me last year, who played me for
a fool--then there will be no speaker in all the world
say the name: "The People," with any fleck of a
sneer in his voice or any far-off smile of derision.

The mob--the crowd--the mass--will arrive then.

Here's the full text of the poem- http://carl-sandburg.com/i_am_the_people_the_mob.htm

This is written by Carl Sandburg, the famous American poet, essayist, biographer of the late nineteenth century, who won the Pulitzer Prize twice.

We are witnessing the days, people start using “my” instead of “our”, going away from ‘national’ towards ‘personal’..and students, sticking to only SYLLABUS , leaving the OUT OF SYLLABUS values of life..
In these context, it will be worth to remember these lines..
Okay..with this I am signing off for now..


Just to tell you this..

This was accidental. I was searching for something related to my work, but got hooked on a blog which tells a few new project ideas in Computer Science which in turn pushed me to some other interesting links.
I have started this blog with some ideas on multilingual computing and Malayalam and Computers etc. Such ideas were topics for many blogs and they have gone some in detail articles.
These are URLs,I thought worth visiting:
* For a set of really DIFFERENT proj ideas:
* Malayalam & Computers:

By this time, “peringodan” has entered the stage. This blog written fully in Malayalam, and so you may need Unicode support),I would say a must-read blog:
Introductory lines remind me of the great dialogue in "Aaram Thampuraan", celebrated malayalam movie.:)


Why diamond is much more costly than water?

It has been a long time since I wrote something here..Time has changed, it is no longer the free "vacation" after the collegedays..
Many days have passed and now I am at bangalore, working in Wipro.Well, now let's have a different topic..(Does the title looks strange ..?)
It all happened during a usual chit-chat during the lunch, somehow that became really serious ..!!The new economic policies & their impacts andall..Here in the corporate world , many people strongly support capitalist views, free market etc.What is really suitable to a country like India..? Discussion got heated up ..and this time, I got new title , "Wealth of Nations" , by Adam Smith.I didnt know anything about that, and later I ( as usual ) googled..:).Interistingly I stuck with with an idea "Why Diamond is costier than Water"?.
It is all about "Theory of Value"..The author uses practical theory ofValue and tells that an object's value was rooted in how useful it is to mankind. If this theory were true, why was it that diamonds (which had, at thetime, little practical use) have a much higher price than water(which is utterly crucial to man's existence)? It is "the diamond-water paradox". He again uses Labour theory of value, and sees diamonds are worth morethan water because of their rarity, and because great effort is requiredto mine and cut them.But then, it does not sufficiently describe why diamonds are worth morethan, say, emeralds (which require even more labour to mine, and areconsiderably rarer), or why a large, easily mined diamond is worth more than a small, difficult-to-spot one.
I admit this is not a new issue to be stated, but for me it has triggered an act of opening this blog once again :) Atleast, I feel it is good to think of something away from the really tech things..right?