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Archive for February, 2007

Logo!

Posted by themischord on February 22, 2007

If asked, “what is your experience in programming?”, I would have said “Well, I started with C, blah blah…”. If in a mood to be accurate, maybe I would have mentioned BASIC. But it turns out, that my programming started in grade 3 with LOGO.  The turtle graphics module is only a part of a language with more powerful features. LOGO is dialect of Lisp. Exilarating! To think that I started with a functional programming language. Having shed some sweat on Lisp, I must admit, functional programming can be fun.

Who says procedural languages are more intuitive 🙂

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Wikicamp India

Posted by themischord on February 19, 2007

There is going to be a wikicamp, an unconference in India on Februray 25th, 2007. Interesting thing being, Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia will be there. Those of you who guessed Bangalore, will be wrong like me, coz it is in Chennai.  Hey good guys from Barcamp Chennai, post some videos like you usually do.

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Even If u Think Before Speaking…

Posted by themischord on February 15, 2007

… sometimes u can’t do better than this!

Bill Gates on Mac Vs Pc ads

“Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day,” Gates said. “Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine.”

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Fences and Windows

Posted by themischord on February 1, 2007

In Fences and Windows, Naomi Klein builds her argument against globalization and free trade by citing a series of global protests and campaigns she witnessed. She gives numerous examples of countries which eventually face the truth that the free trade does not come ‘free’.

Some interesting lines of thought from the book

“Does globalization really foster democracy?”

“Communism and capitalism have something in common: they both centralize power in the hands of a few, and they both treat people as if they are less than fully human. Where communism saw them only as potential producers, capitalism sees them only as potential consumers;”

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