Friday, May 29, 2009


Another TLA...

Stands for Long Term Evolution...

Wikipedia entry...


Thursday, May 28, 2009

KDE on Windows...

Installed KDE on Windoz Vista...

Jus' for the heck of it...

Installed digiKam too... Gotta play around with it.

Can't afford anything other than the free PDF reader from Adobe, leave alone Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom. :-(

Adobe converts the US prices to Indian prices by multiplying with the exchange rate of the moment. All their products invariably will remain way too expensive for someone like me as long as the exchange rate is above one :-(

Monday, May 18, 2009

Stock markets halted...

Apparently for the first time in the history for hitting the upper circuit... Just what an election result can do...

Talk about fundamentals... :-)

The bulls, and speculators are back... big time... at least for the time being.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Java to Scala...

Interesting, and cool... :-)

boolean nameHasUpperCase = false; // This is Java
for (int i = 0; i < name.length(); ++i) {
if (Character.isUpperCase(name.charAt(i))) {
nameHasUpperCase = true;

in Java to

boolean nameHasUpperCase = !name.toLowerCase().equals(name);

in Java to

val nameHasUpperCase = name.exists(_.isUpperCase)

in Scala.

From the article "How Scala Changed My Programming Style" by Bill Venners.