Monday, November 9, 2009

Hows coding done at google

This interview gives some insight -
The way it works within Google is that it’s one massive source tree, one root, and one unified build system across all of it. And so anyone can go and change anything. But there are code reviews, and directories have owners, always at least two people, just in case someone quits or is on vacation.

To check in you need three conditions met: You need someone to review it and say it looks good. You need to be certified in the language – basically, you’ve proven you know the style of this language – called “readability.” And then you also need the approval from somebody in the owner’s file in that directory. So in the case that you already are an owner of that directory and you have readability in that language, you just need someone to say, “Yeah, it looks good.” And it’s a pretty good system, because there tends to be a minimum of two, up to twenty, thirty owners. Once you work on a code base for a while, someone just adds you to owners. I think it’s a great system.

Pretty good !

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

26/11 Unseen footage

Phone intercepts between the ‘handlers’ & terrorists :

One of these video links should open the documentary (note- graphic visuals) :

Naomi Cantons blog where I found the first reference to this :

Another blog :

& to think that Congress is winning Vidhan Sabha too ..

[update] The background music for the documentary was done by Amit Trivedi (Aamir,DevD) - via IMDB

Thursday, September 17, 2009

You are working for Google !

All of us using  reCaptcha™ are scanning a book, one word at a time !


From the Google Blogoscoped blog (emphasis added) :


Technically, here’s how reCaptcha works. Captchas (short for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) are deliberately distorted to make them hard to read, so that they can’t be easily solved with existing OCR algorithms. At reCaptcha – which webmasters can easily plug-in to their existing forms and configure via e.g. a JavaScript API – you’ll always be presented with two, not just one words. The trick is that reCaptcha already knows one of the words, but wants you to help solve the other word (if enough other people solve that other word similarly, the system gains confidence that it now knows what that word reads). So you can say one word is the actual Captcha test word... while the other word deliberately spends more of your time than needed for the robot test by letting you turn books into text. It’s these extra seconds that you spend solving the secondary, unknown word that make up the CPU of that crowd computer Google now owns.



Dunno abt the movie but Lara dutta sure looks worth the 100 Crore !

>>In other news, desi search engine Guruji has come out with a decent music search which offers direct downloads !

Friday, September 11, 2009

Flash Games - Block Drop

I love playing flash games simply because they are so fast to download, are light on the memory & the mind boggling variety of games available. One such new find is block drop. This one is a nice puzzle game with beautiful backdrops which change with each level & a soothing background music. THe objective of the game is to drop the columns by jumping off them & only the chequered column should remain.

Play Block Drop

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Symptoms : "Loudly singing random hindi movie songs in a horrible voice while alone in confined spaces like elevators"

I am afraid have caught this disease & now I live in the tension that I may not be able to complete the 'mukhda' before the elevator door opens. The other day  this lady sneaked into the elevator  with my mouth curled up like a pig (I had managed to stop the sound, but you have to make that face while singing a himesh soooong). Would she have thunk I had got swine flu ?


Any advice would be appreciated.


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Terminator Salivation

I was trying to do red-eye reduction with him :D :D


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

49 to 99

Yo sista so cute, when she moved they packed her with her soft toys!!


Sista came over for the weekend, Cousin tagged along .. I was dragged along … like a tin can tethered to a short string.  

Bandra Linking road, of course, whenever girlies roam around it is only around some crowded market.

The market was looking down a bit, only the ones along the sides were selling girly thing-thongs.

Sista lament : “it’s not the same without the hawkers sitting in the middle of the road. I got this top for 100 bucks from them”.

Then a Long haggle for Short skirt.  Madam aapka bhi nai mera bhi nai, 200 rupiya, kyon bhaisaab ?

huh ? I said looking away from the girl wearing noodle straps :P . Ogling, is one of the perks around here but the price to pay is

a bit high - becoming a walking wallet.

Young  ladies lingerie shopping with their Sari clad mothers.

Women, having paani puri sessions between intense brainstorming over matching tops & skirts. More haggling, bargains won.

Boyfriends, Husbands, Fathers, looking bored to death.

Thank god I had booked a movie ticket so this ended quickly !

99” - nice movie. Literally takes you through indias mobile revolution since 1999.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

IPL Teams Google Squared

Google Squared is the latest search tool from Google which helps compare search results for different search terms in a Matrix.

What better way than comparing the Indian Premier League teams to explain its use !

You can add new search terms in the Y-axis & compare them by adding criteria on the X-axis.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Vote congress - get ready for a minority cess

I know I know, I did not vote so I don’t have any right to complain.

Really ?

My vote in Pune could have made a difference but there was no real challenge to Kalmadi (winning margin 25000) even if I left my job & campaigned .

Some points here :

>Congress can infuse ‘young blood’ into its veins through its ‘baba log’ (An army of rich kids of sitting  MPs & MLAs).  If BJP follows the same then what is the difference ?

>Will the congress really ever complete the National Highways Golden Quadrilateral left in lurch after NDA ?

>Does the congress have any real plan for improving irrigation in the country like the river linking project proposed by NDA ?

>Will congress just dole out money in form of loan waivers & through NREGA without any trace  of development that it is supposed to achieve ?

>What is the plan to handle Talibanized Pakistan, Chinkified  Nepal & Sri Lanka or China itself?

>Will somebody please invest in infrastructure ?


Many such questions are looking at the government in face. Singh might be king now but no surgeon can help him ‘bypass’ these issues.




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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I did not vote

I could not, 23rd was a working day in Mumbai while voting was going on in Pune.

Why haven’t I transferred my registration to Mumbai ? I don’t want to deal with the bureaucracy.

Elections should take place simultaneously all around. In this I agree with Narendra Modi.

In fact, I seem to agree with him on most points in this interview.  Work is also why I haven’t been able to post, when it come, it comes in truckloads. Over n out.

Monday, April 6, 2009

What happens when a cartoonist becomes a cartoon himself ?

Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray on Monday attributed the country's partition to what he called "love affair" between Pandit Nehru and Lady

Edwina Mountbatten”  - TOI article


-          Introductory post of intelligent quotes from our beloved politicians in a series called  Fu*&#%g VOTE ‘EM OUT !!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pilates of the caribbean

BTW. What is the opposite of Caribbean ?

…Durian (kareeb-ean :P)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


India ranks 115th in net connection spe## Checksum error : connection- 0x80072ee6


Friday, March 20, 2009

Terrafugia[n]:Escape from earth

From Here ..


To Here ..


How cool is that ! more photos & narration here


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mallaya Buys Gandhis Item !

Gandhi: we will have complete liquor prohibition.
Mallaya: we will compete for liquor production.
Gandhi: I am going to give away my personal items to the needy.
Mallaya: I am going to take away your personal "items", they will make good cheer girls, are they okay with really short skirts ?
Gandhi: By items I mean personal effects, shoes, spectacles etc
Mallaya : Oh okok, then I'll donate them in the name of royal challenge er.. challengers.
I’ll keep the glasses though, my team needs them badly.
Gandhi: Hey Ram ! Is this why we gave you freedom ?
Mallaya: Right-on again Bapu ! lets Drink to freedom. & to your 'glasses' & mine ;)

Item !

Friday, March 6, 2009

Fly you Fools Caption contest

No prize this time but I do find a mention this time at the FlyYouFools caption contest



“Good Morning & God Less America !”  - The morning show host on the atheist channel (if evolution ever defeats creationism).


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I can haz oscar too but ..

Slamdawg, I are drunk all ur beerz

Friday, February 20, 2009

Bus Slogan Generator

..Just having some fun with the Bus slogan generator

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

He said I am not being true to myself

But what questions should I ask to myself ?

Monday, February 9, 2009

The audacity of dope

1 Habits to highly effective swimmers
by M. Phelps
Smoke Marijuana --> Lose testicles -- > Reduces Drag ! --> Win medal !

subtext : Smoking marijuana may double risk of testicular cancer

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Looking girls at Uncle home

Master of Science in Computer Applications, Bachelor in Arts of Married Life

Ok so I'm still bachelor, I also skipped a vadhu-var parichay sammelan (bride-groom identification parade) , papa not liking this, so he tell mummy but mummy not affected (me maa-da-ladla ;), so he goes to aunty, aunty tell to me u joker, why not so serious? Get girl, be happy, look at uncle (uncle smiling like sheep). Come to small town, will show very beautiful girls. I say theek hai, maybe luck by chance, slumdog become millionaire.

Ok so aunty put my photo in small town matrimony book (she say small town have descent girls). Matrimony book is black & white, many boys photo has white head but salary figure more black than mine. Also now is recession, so many FIIs (Father in Law Investor) not liking my risk factors. Also my naadi not matching with many girls pajama. But aunty somehow manage few girls.

Ok so long weekend, I go small town, before that I loose ticketvala ticket, so actual ticket vala curse me, then he find the ticket under someone shoe. {saved by the grace of FSM(Pasta Be Upon Him)}. But ticket vala wants badlaa so he find driver, driver find pothole. I find no sleep. In the night, Police stop, say bus take more load over than passenger below. So driver say ok we balance by giving from my above shirt pocket to your below pant pocket, police take that much & we go. (driver forgots about me after that. yahoo !)

Ok so I am at bus stand. Small town have concrete roads ! & concrete potholes ! also more people stuffed into small tempo so I am chatni sandwich by time I reach unkil home. There I become fresh after shower. I like small town, here armpit dont turn into swimming pool like big town. I go to roof, take sunbath. Aunty tells me to dress up as girl would be coming soon.As usual I wear some casual.

Ok so the girl comes in a huge tavera, is this my jeevan ka savera? :P. Me in two minds, if I tell a PJ now, girl will run away, If I don't, she will run away when she find this talent of mine. What to do ? Ok Lets keep mum till suhag-raat ;) . Sweets are offered & taken with much shyness. PoFIL & PoMIL* ask me many question like teri aukat kya hai in subtle words like how much I earn &how I manage with that in Big town. I tell him I share-in with seven other guys, so he start discussing politics. He is congress & I am communal. check-mate.

My niece not liking my jeans, so I wear Bushirt the next day. Go to Atya home, she not amused, why make your dad pareshaan, why not got a girl by yourself. What I say ? Eat poha chupchap.

Ok so next girl, she is Independant, like I want, should spend her own money & not asking me much. But she giggling too much, I ask question, she giggle, I ask another she giggle more. I like her giggle, I take her email, So aunty realizes & asks if I want to show her the house, there is nothing to show, but I take hint. We go up on gacchi, after some climate talk she tell me she is teacher in local college & may not find work in Big town. But I say you passed out with honors, you will get. Then she tell real reason, the college hunk. So we come down.

Ok so for a change we go to girl house, then we have tea, sweets, samosa, upma etc. So I tell papa it is better to go to girl house. Then we go to roof again.This girl was not speaking much in front of bade log but she explode with words now. She doing masters in economic, also giving bank exam, also filled IPS application, also giving upsc. I am good listener, but there is time limit, so they call us down.

Ok so next girl teach english to mba studs, Her eyes very attractive but I control by looking at her massive figure. Half of her sentence is english. I like. But do she like my english ? So I throw in words like recursive control flow & integration of processing logic. I dont think she like that. So I ask any boyfriends? She say she rejected many proposals. Very good. I say. She ask me if I have girlfriend, I say I never got rejected because I only kept redrafting the proposals . Nice joke, she does not like. so we come down.

Ok so next girl, is counsellar at management institute, brings in many bakras. All their courses are belong to bad state, she tell me. She also like coding & database like oracle, I tell her I also like the matrix movies. She doesn't understand. She tell she has seen many ups & down, no care for money, she just want mental support. I say very good, I support many application at work & also I am mental. So done. She understand the joke this time. & So we come down.

Ok so day after, we go to girl house, girl not there. so we come down.

3 days 5 girls, next round is expecting.

*PoMIL : Wife of Possible Father in Law
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Friday, January 30, 2009

People is rather funny

Headline in TOI :

Time for blasts, Malegaon's just a trailer: Muthalik

Down in the Comments section :

Someone,delhi,says: This fellow is mad there should be no place for such drastic things. He should be hanged immediately with out trial.


... Or maybe I completely missed the sarcasm there. Uske "muthalik" mein baad mein aapse baat karta hun ;)

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Trash can have feeling

Somehow, I feel like dumping Sri Rama Sene into that trash can,
maybe it will feel better then.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Another Interesting Webcomic

Well, if you have been here for more than the average 0 seconds that is see in Google Analytics,
you know that I forage on webcomics & sometimes try my dirty hands at some.
This hilarious one is from Luke Surl.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009


" they were serving chocolates, sandwiches and some other stuff. I don't know how I managed to eat that food "

- A
nita Udaiyya (scrap dealer & mumbai attack witness who was secretly taken to US for questioning)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

oshka hotleg

i.e. Ashok Gehlot " is the chief minister of Rajasthan. And the finance minister. And the home minister. And the state excise minister. And the public works minister. And the urban development and housing minister. And the forest and environment minister. And the youth affairs and sports minister. And the mines minister. And the social justice and empowerment minister. And the waqf minister. And the information technology and communications minister. And the food and civil supplies minister. And, well, you get the picture! "

T V R Shenoy in The depths Indian democracy has fallen to Indian democracy has fallen tofor rediff

Ah ! Congress, its now waiting for the one with the thousand hands & infinite wisdom

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My FlyYouFools comic caption contest entry

Won the readers choice award (by a Staggering 5.3 votes out of 10) :P
Overall this was adjudged 3rd.

Those still in denial like our 'neighbours' can see this.

Wanted corporate *governess* for a fraud baby

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