Saturday, October 27, 2007

Slogans for computer networking design...

The following are a few good slogans that i picked up from my instructors (William Cheng) lecture notes for Computer Communications Course at USC.

  1. Perfection is achieved not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  2. The simplest explanation is the best - Occam’s razor
  3. Be liberal in what you accept, and conservative in what you send - Jon Postel
  4. In allocating resources, strive to avoid a disaster rather than to achieve an optimum - Butler Lampson

Southern California Fires : The Aftermath...

The Southern California fires that started on Oct 21 2007 in Southern California affected the 7 counties of LA, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and Santa Barbara. San Diego was probably the worst affected, with reports suggesting a lot of damage to property.

I had first hand experience of the aftermath in Orange County. Smoke and ash filled the air and the whole county was smelling of smoke. So much was the air polluted that my car was covered with ash within minutes of leaving it out in an open parking lot. The smoke smell made it very uncomfortable to breathe even inside the car. Just to give an idea of how bad the air was, i took some photographs of Orange County area while driving from LA. The pics give an idea of the amount of pollution that was in the air.

One can see rising smoke from a nearby hill that was on fire.

The black sky is not due to rain bearing clouds but instead due to carbon, ash, smoke in the atmosphere.

The sun peeks bleakly from within the smoke (@ 5:00PM)

Friday, October 26, 2007

"Hello World"

My "hello world" in blogosphere...

This blog should provide its followers the following:
  • General news and events of interest to me (ofcourse this is NOT CNN or BBC, but, my 2 cents)
  • Latest in the world of technology and gadgetry.
  • Cool news from computer security (my passion and my research).
  • Cool news about computing in general.
  • Tips and tricks that i learn or discover about *nix (if you dont get it then you wont need it :)).
  • Maybe a few experiences from some chapters in my life.