Algorithms in Computer Science

The algorithms exam really had me thinking for some time. Although I lost most
marks to carelessness, I really did not have an idea to solve this problem "
Give an O (V+E) algorithm to find shortest paths from a single source for
a directed weighted graph with edge weights only 1 and 2." As it ironically
turns out, this brainteaser has a sarcastically easy solution. If you pester me
enough I shall reveal it to you 🙂

This weekend is a busy one, with work required on the project and on a proposal
for research studies.

One of those moods to muse

The Eagles

“Peaceful Easy Feeling”

I like the way your sparkling earrings lay,
against your skin, it’s so brown
and I wanna sleep with you in the desert tonight
with a billion stars all around
’cause I gotta peaceful easy feeling
and I know you won’t let me down
’cause I’m already standing on the ground

And I found out a long time ago
what a woman can do to your soul
Ah, but she can’t take you anyway
You don’t already know how to go
and I gotta peaceful, easy feeling
and I know you won’t let me down
’cause I’m already standing on the ground
I get this feeling I may know you as a lover and a friend
but this voice keeps whispering in my other ear, tells me
I may never see you again


’cause I get a peaceful, easy feeling
and I know you won’t let me down
’cause I’m already standing on the ground
’cause I’m already standing…
on the ground
oooo, oooo

Ariel Compact Saves the Day

This is a story about a Kitchen Cloth. This is not an ordinary kitchen cloth of
course, its story is akin to that of a Vietnamese War hero :). Having been
through hell, the cloth carries scars of Haldi powder, dried milk, vegetable
gravy. In fact methinks you can tell our last 2 months menu by just looking at
that cloth.

It wiped everything off the kitchen bar and the Stove, including the grimiest
muck, however, it never seemed to be destined to be washed. Today morning
when I opened it up, its wounds stank hard ! Yuck !

Thank god for mom who packed my bags with Ariel Compact, now the cloths
smelling neat and clean.

Stress Week

The stress week begins, my friend put me off to sleep yesterday, very grateful
for that. If I had not slept I would probably screw up later on this week. I hear
you can develop Dementia from lack of sleep. hehe !!

Distributed Artificial Intelligence

I have begun work on my Distributed Artificial Intelligence project with several
email exchanges with my professor Michael Van Wie.

Mike is an excellent person and I know that it is going to be a good experience
to work for him. Soon enough the project website will be up for this one too.
This project also looks like it is going to be a lot more long-term like the Data
Mining project to mine weblogs.

I am also looking at the Prisoner’s Dilemma. Or should I call it ‘Santosh’s
perpetual dilemma.

The week ahead is going to be tough unfortunately, with mid-terms and project
and homework deadlines interleaved. But thats the way it is here at RIT. Plans
don’t work, execution does.

Summer Internships

I am working on securing an internship opportunity at Seattle, WA with

This is really the piece de resistance of studying in the US. I now have the
opportunity to meet, to talk to and to work with all the Engineers who have
been so motivating throughout the two years that I worked with PSPL.
On the financial side, I suppose I will be a lot more secure than I am right

Most of all, I will be staying at the second preferred location (personal opinion)
in the United States. San Fransisco can wait for another time, Seattle is the
place to be this Summer. As I sit and blog from my bed, basking in the weak
rays from the Winter sun, I know I can expect a lot more to come from
6 months at work with an innovative start-up.

[The co-op did not go through later]

1868 Crittenden Road goes Wireless

We are finally wireless, 3 laptops one Wireless Router and a lot of chaos in
the airwaves. 1868 Crittenden Road, Apartment 7 has gone totally Wireless.

Until yesterday all of us were sitting bunched up on a single large table
connected to a LAN so that we could get our work done.

Does this really make a difference? Well the quality of life is going to be a
lot different. Whats my total investement, about a $110 :(. But it was
necessary to split the Internet anyway so that all of us can work together.

CS New Building

Computer Science Department has moved to the New Building. !!!

Large and spacious, the CS department now has an entire floor dedicated
to themselves. My perspective, this does not really compare to Bhageraath
but atleast now I know my dollars are’nt going down the drain. The building
maybe modern, but for now the facilities and Computers will remain the same.
This only reinforces my decision to stay with RIT.

Pictures will be put up here very soon !