π day

π = 3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 …

3.14 = March 14 happens to be pi-day every year. Curiously enough, it also happens to be Einstein’s birthday!

http://www.angio.net/pi/bigpi.cgi gives you a search engine to search for digits of π. For example, a search for 15081947 gives

“The string 15081947 occurs at position 604,341 counting from the first digit after the decimal point. The 3. is not counted.

The string and surrounding digits:

99538905839657483550 15081947 01003364946075415680″

If you are quite crazy about π, you might want to pick up this geeky T-shirt (I created something very similar on photoshop, yet to print it!) from thinkgeek.

Indeed an enigmatic constant!

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GMail

Probably one of the more significant innovations to hit our lives today. Remember, the last important thing about gmail is the 1000 MB. Till you begin to abuse your account, you must not grow out of 300 MB in 3 years. It’s the autocompletion, the grouping of conversations, the intelligent management of attachments, keyboard shortcuts (only to mention a few!) which make the difference.

There are a couple of good blogs and groups that discuss how well to exploit your gmail.. like the gmail users group, http://g04.com/misc/GmailTipsComplete.html . Mark Lyon offer’s a rather interesting tool, the GMail loader (GML) for those into the archiving business ever before gmail came into existence!

You can never imagine what it would be to come back and look at all the archived mail a few years down the line. For those out of the habit of maintaining diaries, this is an automatic place to look at and retrospect.. relive those old moments.. all the nostalgia!