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My Favorite movies

July 29, 2005 Leave a comment
  • Contact – A sci-fi movie showing the frustrations of a scientist in the world of commons
  • Matrix – An excellent sci-fi movie, great imagination
  • The Miracle Worker – Biography of Hellen Keller, a moving drama
  • The Godfather – Truly amazing, Marlon Brando and Al Pacino have lived in their respective roles. Needless to say the plot of Mario Puzo.
  • Sixth Sense – A masterpiece by M. Night Shyamalan.
  • Unbreakable – Yet another all time great from M. Night Shyamalan.
  • Bicentennial Man – Robin Williams has lived as a Robot. Issac Asimov at his best.
  • The Bridge on the river Kwai – A wonderful plot.

This is what i remember now, I’ll keep editing 😉

This is the American Film Institute’s Top 100 for the century.

This post was triggerred by list maintained by one of my friends. His list can be found here.

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Language Workbenches

July 29, 2005 Leave a comment
Marin Fowler has got some really nice pieces going on Language Workbenches (Domain-Specific Modelling and Domain-Specific Languages).
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From a rocket scientist’s diary ;-)

July 29, 2005 2 comments
Scientists at the Rocket launching station in Thumba, were in the habit of working for nearly 12 to 18 hours a day. There were about Seventy such scientists working on a project. All the scientists were really frustrated due to the pressure of work and the demands of their boss but everyone was loyal to him and did not think of quitting the job.

One day, one scientist came to his boss and told him – Sir, I have promised to my children that I will take them to the exhibition going on in our township. So I want to leave the office at 5 30 pm.

His boss replied – O K, , You are permitted to leave the office early today.

The Scientist started working. He continued his work after lunch. As usual he got involved to such an extent that he looked at his watch when he felt he was close to completion.The time was 8.30 p.m

Suddenly he remembered of the promise he had given to his children. He looked for his boss,,He was not there. Having told him in the morning itself, he closed everything and left for home.

Deep within himself, he was feeling guilty for having disappointed his children.

He reached home. Children were not there.His wife alone was sitting in the hall and reading magazines. The situation was explosive, any talk would boomerang on him.

His wife asked him – Would you like to have coffee or shall I straight away serve dinner if you are hungry.

The man replied – If you would like to have coffee, i too will have but what about Children???

Wife replied- You don’t know – Your manager came at 5 15 p.m and has taken the children to the exhibition.

What had really happened was

The boss who granted him permission was observing him working seriously at 5.00 p.m. He thought to himself, this person will not leave the work, but if he has promised his children they should enjoy the visit to exhibition. So he took the lead in taking them to exhibition

The boss does not have to do it everytime. But once it is done, loyalty is established.

That is why all the scientists at Thumba continued to work under their boss eventhough the stress was tremendous.

By the way , can you hazard a guess as to who the boss was????????
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He was A P J Abdul Kalam.

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Trick

July 21, 2005 1 comment
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Harry Potter Book 6

July 18, 2005 Leave a comment
Yesterday I bought a copy of Harry Potter Book 6, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Just can’t wait till I start reading it 😉
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Google is just amazing

July 7, 2005 Leave a comment

Needless to say, Google is just too good. Check this out.

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Different Opinions have different answer….

July 7, 2005 Leave a comment

You think it is a frog and I think it is horse.

 

We need to respect other’s opinion.

We need to just wait and actively listen to others.

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