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.

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 !

Empty feeling in my head all weekend

Thats probably what happens when your working too hard :).

I have come up to the part where Frodo Baggins or Mr Underhill meets the
Ranger who goes by the name of ‘Strider’ at the Bree. There is still a long way
to go and things are only getting better. Had to shut myself up in the room
and block away all the other thoughts of work to read further.

Meanwhile, a post on Slashdot on Spam Filtering using Bayes work has
thrown up a lot more links. Google here can also tell you more about the
Bayes Filter.
Mac OS X also has a Bayes Filter.

I also managed to get part of my Distributed Systems Project 3 proposal done.
Now I have to make a choice between using Kerberos or SSL to implement
Symmetric Authentication. I am not clear exactly how the two divide in terms
of pros and cons.

Here are the sources for the Distributed Document Processor. You will also need
the Distributed Systems Course library from Professor Alan Kaminsky’s page.
It still uses rudimentary Makefiles, I have not got it to work perfectly just yet.
All the source is in Java. The license is a Gnu GPL of course.

ITS SNOWING

Ladies and Gentlemen, a soft windy morning has turned into a HAIL OF PURE
WHITE SNOW , VIVA ROCHESTER, and the Snow continues to fall accompanied
by heavy chilly freezing arctic winds :). Superlatives ain’t enough to describe the
experience ! Its November 1st, well the timing is amazing. All the locals said,
wait till November !! Anyway, I better get out and enjoy this cold afternoon !

Distributed Systems and valid research

It’s getting cold here in Rochester, 2 degrees centigrade to be precise and verbose. Its been another fruitful day. I just managed to get my Programming Langauge Theory assignments in time, oh brother will have to plan much more than what I am doing. Also got started on a research paper which could be published in some time soon. Now, this is real motivation. There is also now an opportunity for me to ensure my dad does not have to pay any more fees than is necessary. Now, this is definitely the big fish for me. Apart from that life is getting busier. I am now working on a Distributed Document Processing system which is currently suffering from deadlocks (ouch). Anyway, once that’s over with I am sure everything will only get worse. I still have to submit a paper on Peer to Peer networks 🙂

Well, at least I blog every day right?

13th January, 2001 @ 11:00 PM.

Things have not really been easy this week. Considering how tough it is to decode MSN’s SPA, phew, I should cry for help, does anyone know anything about the details of this protocol ! The Table Tennis Tournament at Persistent is moving along well, heres a neat picture of the Cricket team with me in the lower right hand corner in Jeans and a Maroon T-Shirt :). Also with me from right to left last row, is Hemant, Amit and sitting in the row directly above me is Jaidev. I will be moving to Vijays house for atleast a week, man I am going to miss my home quite a bit. 26 days of driving lessons works out to 4 weeks. I hope and pray Pradeep gets well!

Recovered from the Internet Archive http://cravelinux.cjb.net.