Theory Of Computer Algorithms

I was working on solving an algorithm for detecting odd length simple cycles in a digraph. Well made some headway, some other people did come up with a perfect solution though. Requires a lot of creativity and focus. Two friends of mine went down for plagiarism yesterday. Advice to Indian students coming to the USA for education. Do your own work man, your paying so much money to learn, atleast try and make a goddamn effort. Anyway, Indian students are now officially all cheaters. How unfortunate. Nevermind all that, I have some ideas for a Distributed AI project and I will make a proposal today.


I am swamped with it for now. So cannot blog much, hopefully will come back
to my slightly creative writing soon. Until then, I must apply my creativity on
Theory of Computer Algorithms, in determining if cycles of odd-length exist
in DiGraphs.

I have started on my Data Mining project.

Old friends

What stays true in a perpetually woven fabric of life? Is it the colors that gel together that make short work of strife?I got the following off mithuns page, its not in his archive yet, so here it is:

“I was thinking of old friends today
And how many of them have slipped away.
Moved, got married, or stopped calling so much,
Found new friends, got busy, and just lost touch.
It reminded me of falling leaves.
Every autumn the leaves fall from the trees.
Some stay longer than others, but eventually –
Each leaf must fall, I’ m told,
Leaving the tree alone to face the cold.
Why is it that in the time of utmost need
The leaves would seek to leave the tree?
And when we need our friends around
We look and they can not be found?
Of course these friendships come and go
And in the spring new leaves will grow.
But I prefer autumn friends of old
With crackling laughter and colors bold.
It saddens me now I must admit
How somehow, someway, I did forget
Laughing with old friends of mine
During summers when the sun would shine.
And then I thought of you.
That one stubborn leaf that won ‘ t let go.
That clings despite the winds that blow.
Fighting ice, and snow, and winter’s stings
Hanging on right through till spring.
So I guess that’s what you are to me –
The very last leaf to leave the tree.
I know it seems silly, but it’s true.
When I see that last leaf…
…I think of you.”

The Next Generation Internet

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are lucky to be in the age where we can experience the birth of the next generation of Internet services. I shall not be so crude by drawing a parallel to a supernova since we already have witnessed the birth of the Internet, but yes, this is significant.

A couple of months back I blogged about the 802.11b networks sprouting up in coffee shops and airports, allowing people to connect to the network in an ad-hoc manner. Wireless internet will mean that we will witness the proliferation of such networks nationwide. By nationwide I mean the USA, although I would be much happier if I meant India.

How far ahead am I? Well I do have a neat notebook pc, I am still looking for deals on a wireless card though. Once my scholarship increment comes through, It won’t be so difficult to get hold of a good deal on the card. Patience always pays off.

Wednesday Morning

Things are going along really easy this week. But I still have to make a decision about which courses I am going to take this quarter. The dilemma was to pick between DCN-II and DAI. The decision just got harder to make when I attended the Intro to DAI lecture on Tuesday. Michael demonstrated the use of DAI in the making of Lord Of the Rings. The DCN-II Home Page is here!

Data Mining and Theory of Computer Algorithms cannot be dropped as I really feel they are really important and should be taken this quarter itself.

The weather in Rochester really really is downright extreme. Going to have to dress warm today.