Tuesday Jul 15, 2008

PxFS mount architecture entry in Sun Cluster Oasis

This blog's title contect actually exists in the official Sun Cluster
blog site as it is more of a technical tutorial than a blog entry.

Writing it was fun. I put my foot down - on myself. I decided on
the method of presentation, and read what was needed to get there.
Last time I tried learning anything webbish was when I played with
CSS. Then I didn't have a precise aim in mind and it all turned into
vaporware very soon.

This time aim was simple, learn javascript and image maps. Make
a clickable image with tooltips that has active links. "Hah! That
is not strictly learning" you say. "Nowadays kids are born knowing
all of that!". True. There are somethings I never got around to
learning when the rest of the world did it. Web 2.0 is one such
thing. Some ajaxing and maybe javaFX-ing and I should be Web2.0
enabled, eh?

Wednesday Jun 18, 2008

raftman vs walle

I had sat down to find if I can extract part of an elf section
transpose it to another section and still keep the object file
functional. As usual one thing led to another and before I knew
I was watching a short movie called "The Raftman's Razor". I
lovvvved it. From "how uninteresting this is", I went to rapt
attention and a contented sigh at the end.



Elf editing was a receding dot in the horizon now. I forget the
association, but from Raftman I reached WALL.E. Fantastic
characterization. Now I need to watch some sort of walle excerpt
everyday. My daughter too has declared she likes walle and goes 
"Walleeeeee..", this from someone who cried while watching Donald 
Duck get hit on the head. Can't wait for wall.e to hit the screen.


Wednesday Mar 19, 2008

Long live Clarke

The man who set me on the course of loving Science Fiction is dead.
I still love the completeness and total lack of gross violence in
his work. His short stories have inspired me as much as O'Henry's
or Steinbeck's. He was a man who knew how to tell a story and also
knew more than most of us about science.

Rendezvous with Rama is still one of my favorites. In my eyes that
book epitomizes what science fiction should be. I am hoping I have
missed reading atleast some of his short stories so I can discover
and enjoy them someday.

Thankyou Clarke.
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