Category Archives: Rest

(Relatively) Painless Command Line Parsing With C

A pet peeve of mine has always been parsing command line arguments – I find it boring and painful. While tools like getopt offer some degree of help, they don’t offer much of a paradigm shift. I figured it should … Continue reading

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On why religion is a double standard.

This post may also be titled Why I am an atheist. Rationality, science and religion are essentially ways we interpret our experiences. Rationality and science are guidelines, which when followed, help us to stay within those very same guidelines. However, … Continue reading

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L

A technical post, after a long time. For the past few days, I’ve been working on a lambda calculus reduction machine; which I’ve named L. The code is up at http://github.com/sanjoy/L. I’ve tried to the internals as brain-dead and trivial … Continue reading

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A Streetcar Named Desire

First things first, if you are a girl, this movie is a win-win: even if you end up hating the cinematography, the plot and the acting, all of which are excellent in their own right; you’ll relish the mostly-unseen-by-our-generation raw, … Continue reading

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Spirituality & India

I can feel my blog gradually becoming a series of articles on what I think is wrong with the world. I don’t mind it though – perhaps it reveals something about my personality. For many people living outside India the … Continue reading

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The Scientific Method

I recently had a discussion with a friend of mine (whom I shall call KS) which touched upon various diverse topics, including but not limited to the origins of homosexuality and the concept of alpha males. While a lot of … Continue reading

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History With Sugar On The Side

I would have taken great offence if I had been informed, when I was in school, that the history I was being taught then was sugar-coated to the extent of killing a diabetic patient. While skipping irrelevant details is acceptable … Continue reading

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mah viewzzzz on InTeRnEt slang ………….

I’ve always found internet slang irritating. I don’t see how dropping vowels from words and punctuating incorrectly is “cool” – it seems to indicate the lack of a proper primary education than anything else. Some basic abbreviations are understandable on … Continue reading

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Evolving Perception

Why do we see what we see? It is clear that what we perceive is not the truth – the world is certainly not contained in three dimensions and the book you think is there is not really there. Our … Continue reading

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The New Blogger In Me

My fictitious readers must have surely noticed that I have, recently, with a fresh passion and renewed vigour, re-started blogging. I don’t mean this to be a haphazard demonstration of my fickle persona, but a general trend, my action plan … Continue reading

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