अधुना देवनागरी लिप्याम् लेखनम् सम्भवम् !

It’s now possible to write in unicode? Looks like this can change a lot of things!

Check out the new blog I’ve just started at subhashithani.blogspot.com

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Google Talk!

talk.google.com

Google’s now come up with an IM! Whoa! The rate at which gooogle is churning out products is just amazing. Just downloaded it. Looks cool and smart as usual.

More info on talk.google.com!

The Desktop Search Race…

Not been blogging for quite a while but the new Google Desktop Search 2 beta is really prompting me to write one!

Right from a scratch pad to desktop results on the fly and e-mail checking, GDS2b (that’s a new acronym!) really integrates a lot of functionality. That’ll have MSN (part of Vista too), Yahoo! and maybe even BlinkX running for cover. See all the new features at google’s page. The searching of start menu seems a cool way to quicly launch programs! Wow!

It still remains a pity that one of the world’s biggest user of open source systems and Linux servers, still releases software mainly for windows! I guess it’s never been clearer that Google wants to end the hegemony of Microsoft as soon as possible. Tried putting beagle on Linux and gave up in the process of installing dependencies…

Google Rocks! As always!!

Math Assistant — sourceforge

Check out https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=130030. That’s my sourceforge page, which I recently created. It’s got sources as well for v1.0 and v2.0b. Reasonably old files, but contains some interesting stuff for beginners. This was created pretty much when I knew little about coding, or even Computational Science.. never found much time to update it… do have a look.

Version 1.0 – BTech 1st Year holidays (2000 JUNE)
Version 2.0b – BTech holidays (2003 JULY)

Wish I could add to this sometime with the newfound knowledge in my MTech!

Math Assistant is a software designed to carry out a number of routine tasks in mathematics. It is ended for low-end use and features easy navigation and quick results. It contains a number of simple modules listed below:

  • Large Integer Adder & Subtracter
  • Fractions
  • Base Conversions
  • Determinants
  • Reciprocal (upto 2000 digits)
  • GCD/LCM/Factors
  • Random Numbers
  • ROMAN Numerals
  • Prime Numbers
  • Statistics
  • Regression
  • Solution of Triangles
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Physical Constants
  • Vectors
  • Date Calculations
  • Linear Equations

This program is basically a compilation of a number of small modules that I had programmed out of general curiosity and interest. I am particularly interested in computations, number theory and currently in the application of computer science to the solution of problems. If you wish to contact me (either to report a bug, or jus’ like that), feel free to e-mail me (karthik1981 AT yahoo DOT com).

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!