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A brilliant (sic) coalesce of Technology (where the emphasis is on Java), Internet, Blogging, Indic-blogging, current-affairs, politics, entertainment industry and topics that concern India.

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Sleepy Tales!

Sleepy Tales!

Zulfikar has this interesting post on Sleep. We all know that different people need different amount of sleep. But managing its is certainly an art. During my college days when trying to have a siesta in my hostel room was next to impossible due to the noise and disturbances around, while my room partner would sleep like a...

Delhi musings

Hey! I thought I should add a bit of Delhi musings. It was a trip to Delhi after a long time. Though I hardly got any time to roam about except for the last day of the session which ended a bit early. The plan was to go to PVR Anupam at Saket to watch...
Persuasive Computers

Persuasive Computers

William Grosso has an interesting post on Captology . The basic notion here is that, similar to human persuaders, computers and other technological devices can be employed to persuade people to do things by subtly rewarding “correct behaviours”. In the picture alongside, Captology describes the area where computing technology and persuasion potentially overlap. This is fun. I...

"this" is no good!

Eric Burke has a very sound advice against using “this” in your Java code, an advice against the conventions. Prefixing object field references with “this”, says Eric, clutters up code and may indicate too much complexity. “If you really need to differentiate local variables from object fields, consider prefixing your object fields with “_” or some other...