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Facts about Dec 26 2004 [Dec. 29th, 2006|04:00 pm]
sprasanna199
[mood |calmcalm]

Dec 26, 2004 was the day when tides raised, swallowed people and washed away many homes. But adding to the misery the day is also highly forgettable to the Indian Cricket team which lost to Bangladesh for the first time in ODI history.
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Indian Cricket: Whats happening [Nov. 29th, 2006|12:23 pm]
sprasanna199
[mood |annoyedannoyed]

I am not sure whether it's a coincidence, the Indian Cricket team is often in dire straits before the World Cup. The problem is the selectors always get impressed whenever an youngster scores runs in a series or plays one or two good knock so that he can be given a chance forever. They should realize that it's high time that to learn some lessons from Australian Selection panel and should implement the following.

1. No Mercy to any players

Everyone knows how Steve Waugh, Mark Waugh and Micheal Bevan were shown the door so ruthlessly, despite that Ricky Ponting's Australia came out in flying colors in 2003 World cup, therefore country's win is important than who's playing in 11's. The players who will survive such a selection policy from current Indian team would be Sachin, Dravid, Dhoni and Harbhajan.

2. Roles should be clear

Players like Pathan are victims of it. He was a good bowler, but suddenly he got an all rounder tag, and now he's struggling in both. It has to be made clear that bowlers should be bowlers and batsmen should be batsmen and all rounders should enter the team as all rounders. Did Jason Gillespie who scored 201* against Bangladesh was there in Ashes squad as a batsman or as an all rounder?

3. Captain's role

The captain needs to be more aggressive, which is missing in Dravid's approach compared to Sourav, go ahead, ask bowlers to bowl bouncers, target batsmen, win them mentally and the rest is done (don't drop catches please).

Enough is enough, let's pray for India in the current series and not to forget in World cup too.
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Big day for Sun and Open Source [Nov. 13th, 2006|07:49 pm]
sprasanna199
[mood |accomplished]

The announcement from Sun Microsystems to open source java technology is a news which open source enthusiasts will cherish forever. Moreover its under GPL, a welcome move. This should and will put into end any questions about Sun's commitment to open source community. Sun has been a leader in Open Source as early as in 1999, though it did not receive enough public attention during those times as compared to recent years. Truly, Silicon valley needs Sun.
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Steve Irwin [Sep. 8th, 2006|08:19 pm]
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The sudden demise of Steve Irwin is a rude shock to the world. The crocodile hunter won the hearts of many people in the world with his daring acts with the deadliest of the creatures. Definitely it's a great loss for Animal Planet enthusiasts all over the World (and probably a relief for animals). "Heroes are not only born as heroes but they also die as heroes" and it reminds me of the legendary formula one driver Ayrton_Senna who met a similar fate when in action.
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Time taken to walk to Tirumala [Sep. 1st, 2006|11:45 am]
sprasanna199
[mood |accomplished]

Two days before I went to Tirumala. I always used to walk to the hills by steps and whenever I do this, I used to clock it. This time I went alone (my mother and my brother went through bus) and started at 830 PM and reached the hill at 1030 PM. In other words, it took me 2.15 hrs to complete the walk (believe me I didn't run), which is a satisfactory time for me better than the previous best (2.45 hrs). I just want to know if anyone did better than this, in that case, that time would be my new target to accomplish. Wildest dream: Walk the hills in the same time as a vehicle would reach ....
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Where is Python [Aug. 21st, 2006|05:52 pm]
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Its sad to note that python programmers are not recognized for what they are here (at least in majority of the places). Though I got a chance to work in my favorite language at my work (mostly because of my effort and push), its not recognized overall which is a cause of concern. Hardly few use python extensively, with Google leading by example. Are python gurus in wrong place? I don't have an answer but why people are going for old traditional programming styles if there is something which will solve things in the easiest possible way. I hope the same is not the case in US where python waves are hitting strong and getting recognized in many places.

Ok let me be a small change. Here after my web will focus entirely on python, portraying its power and its exclusively for python programmers. My programming strategy will also change. Python (high level) and C++ (low level) will be the core with SWIG to bridge the gap between them, of course for platform independency Java.

Python <-> SWIG <-> C++
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Srilanka Tri Series [Aug. 18th, 2006|09:49 am]
sprasanna199
[mood |excitedexcited]

It's a huge disappointment for Cricket fans that the triseries in Srilanka didn't happen due to unfortunate circumstances, so is unfortunate that SA pulled out of the tournament. But BCCI did a sensible job by not calling the Indian team back home which would have definitely shattered the cricketing spirit in both the countries. Game is there to be played and imagine how many fans are waiting to see the comeback of Sachin or to witness the batting exploits of in form Sanath Jayasuriya or the crafty spin of Murali. India and Srilanka should make sure that Cricket is the ultimate winner.
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The pain of being separated from a close friend [Aug. 7th, 2006|12:04 pm]
sprasanna199
What is the worse punishment? I discovered that two days before, its the pain of being separated from my dear friend. I have seen many agonizing moments in life but this one stands at the top of them. My friend had a good sense of humor, I had helped her technically and gave my best support, but despite those things, I couldn't avoid the inevitable. I can still meet my friend, speak with her, help her, share my happiness and sorrow, realize that her happiness is my happiness, her sadness is mine, etc, but just it will take some time for me to get through this lean patch.

One more question, is it wrong to have a close and dear friend so that the pain of separation will be hard to overcome. I don't know the answer, but she is my friend (and more than that) and even though things are little tough right now, nothing can deter my steely resolve that I will live for my friend and our true friendship will live forever.
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The return of Sachin Tendulkar [Aug. 4th, 2006|09:42 am]
sprasanna199
[mood |accomplished]

The return of Sachin Tendulkar to the Indian Cricket team for the tour of SL proves that the master blaster can overcome any tough situation and come back with flying colors. He was troubled by injuries to no extent in the recent years and in the battle against passion for cricket and the troublesome injury, sachin's passion won for cricket beat the injuries convincingly. If everyone takes a leaf out of sachin's commitment and character, one can succeed not only in cricket but in their professional life as well. Kudos Sachin!!!

Remember "You are greater than anything which can happen to you".
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Penalty shootout deciding games in football [Jul. 10th, 2006|08:25 pm]
sprasanna199
[mood |annoyedannoyed]

What a pity, the world cup finals 2006 was won by Italy due to a simple mistake committed by a french player during the penalty shootouts. This doesn't mean that France is the runner and Italy is the winner, both exhibited some tremendous skills. Any game deciding the winner should have substantial difference in goals especially in Penalty shootouts. Rather than one goal difference separating the two teams, penalty shootout should decide the winner based on two goal difference (how long its going to take to decide the winner in this case?).

Imagine the first team converting the five penalty corners and the second team converting four. Look at the pressure on the second team to finish the fifth one, its really immense and in that way if two goal difference comes into play, the goalkeepers and the players can focus on the penalty shootout with much assurance. Moreover the finals which is played just once in four years can be more exciting if it's a best of three contest rather than a sole game deciding the winner.
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