Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The 7 Thingy

ttgiant has tagged me to writeup sev7en things.
Here they are,

Seven things I plan to do before I die:

1. Not die
2. Star trek the universe
3. Convince some people that Dil To Pagal Hai is not a good movie.
4. Play the 2 minute solo of November rain on my guitar
5. Para-dive
6. Build a testbed computer network
7. Extreme sport skate

Seven things that I can do:

1. Be crazy
2. Be serious
3. Show of my muscles
4. Ride 70+ kms of the ghats on my honda
5. Dream big
6. speak seven different languages on a regular basis.
7. Top score the Bill Gates pie toss game

Seven things that I can't do:

1. Sit idle
2. Whistle loud
3. Jump like the Hulk
4. Convert my far fetched dreams into reality
5. Read Agatha Christie
6. Ballet dance
7. Make sense of George Bush

Seven things that attracts me to the opposite sex:

1. Creativity
2. Pragmatic
3. Independent
4. Athleticism
5. Optimistic
6. Broad minded
7. Fun n playful

Seven things I say the most:

1. Awesome
2. Whats up
3. Thats ridiculous
4. Bull crap
5. Abey yaar
6. Bakwas
7. You the man

Seven celebrities I want to meet:

1. Arnold Schwarzenegger
2. Mel Gibson
3. Nicole Kidman
4. Bruce Schneier
5. Michael Schumacher
6. Jon Bon Jovi
7. APJ Abdul Kalam

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Crazy bachelors

There are usually people around in my office during the night, some working hard and others who appear to be working hard. There are still others who come to office for PR purposes. I flip between 'appear to be working hard' and 'PR' categories.

Since Wednesday was Vinayaka Chaturthi and a holiday, there was hardly anyone in office on Tuesday night. Me and my roomie Nike were dead bored when we decided to go to mumbai for the heck of it. We took of from my bike at around 11:45 pm when the sensible lazy bone in our brain told us we were nuts! Instead lets go to this nice eatery near Pune station. Alright, we go towards it when we come close to a theater. Hey hey hang on..wats fun in eating food, we do that everyday screamed our 'gimme a break' brain-bone. Fine, so we pit stopped at the theater. There was this movie No Entry running and trusting wat my gym friends told me, we bought the tickets. After entering the theater we realized the blunder we made. It was a salman shirtless khan movie! Our wise-brain bone signaled danger in all directions. We were ready to hit the door when we heard the crowd laughing.

We sat on to watch the movie and man was it a roller coaster ride! I was suspended in mid air with fits of laughter right through the movie. Hey junta do not ever miss out No Entry!

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Dark matter

Ever wondered if there was someone sitting next to you and you did not even know. We live in a three-dimensional world where every visual object is represented by an X, Y and Z coordinate. There have also been arguments on a fourth coordinate "time", based on which your other three coordinates can change.

Have you ever wondered why only three coordinates? Does the theory of an n dimensional universe hold water? We the humans are on the ever-growing lookout for aliens, organisms from other worlds. Are we looking in the right direction? What if we cannot sense them? They could be living right with us but on a different dimension. This has been beautifully explained in Michael Crichton's Sphere, one of my all time favorite books.

Recently, some astrophysicists have discovered up to 6 dimensions. They are basing this claim on the fact that there is some invisible dark matter that is having a gravitational affect on stars. 85% of the mass of the universe accounts for this dark matter. This invisible dark matter could be something visible on a different dimension. More on the article here.