Loss

A heart wrenching story of a father/physician losing his daughter to cancer.

In this era of molecular biology, the most valuable medication was morphine, a drug that has been available for almost 200 years.

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கோலங்கள்

என் சகோதரியின் கோலங்கள் சில:

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TMI

10 year old : (reading something and commenting) TMI dude!

me : What is TMI ?

10 year old : Too Much Information (with a look pitying my ignorance)

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PyCon 2012 – Santa Clara

Attended PyCon 2012 at Santa Clara Convention Center from March 9th thru 11th.  It was a blast, all the team members from work was there, manned the Employer’s booth for couple of hours, attended all the keynotes and a whole bunch of sessions.  Great learning times indeed.  In the booth, we were giving out pins and a t-shirt for successfully solving Python puzzles, it was great to see a whole bunch of people getting all the pins/t-shirt and was a very good feeling to give away things.

Learned that __init__ can be called dunder init , enriching my Python vernacular.

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Coping

Coping with an interminable episode of walking pneumonia, my son brought me couple of books of Big Papa.  New, familiar, comforting and longing (for the stories to not end) reads indeed.

The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway – The Finca Vigia Edition

In particular Part II and III, which were not covered in the Original Short Stories Edition, which is well-weatherd and dog eared of that of a beagle in my book shelf.  One always resonates with few Authors, Hemingway, Sherman Alexia, Thomas King are a few of those Authors for me.

The Old Man and the Sea

My son is trying to get a head start on his literary reading assignments, which has benefitted me quite well.

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Serendipity

Browsing the new Short Stories and Fiction (in that order) shelves in the Library is my ritual.  Results are always mixed, typically find few good ones with mostly not good ones (after reading them sufficiently of course).

Adding two more to the Excellent Ones list

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something something தமிழ்நாடு!

என் பத்து வயது மகள், தமிழ் பள்ளிக்காக பாரதியின் பாடலை மனப்பாடம் செய்து ஒப்பிக்கும் வண்ணம் :

செந்தமிழ் நாடெனும் போதினிலே!

இன்பத் தேன் வந்து பாயுது காதினிலே!

எங்கள் தந்தையர் நாடென்ற பேச்சினிலே!

ஒரு சக்தி பிறக்குது மூச்சினிலே!

 

கல்வி சிறந்த தமிழ்நாடு!

புகழ் கம்பன் பிறந்த தமிழ்நாடு!

நல்ல பல்விதமாயின சாத்திரத்தின்

மணம் பாரெங்கும் வீசும் தமிழ்நாடு!

 

something something தமிழ்நாடு!

something something else தமிழ்நாடு!

something something தமிழ்நாடு!

something something else தமிழ்நாடு!

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Youngsters

Youngsters singing an evergreen favourite, what a treat!  Fondly remembering the live A.M. Raja and Jikki concert at our Mariamman Festival, quite some moons ago.

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Rendition

This rendition of an ever favourite tamil song will fill your heart, watch and listen

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Dennis Ritchie 1941 – 2011

From Tim Bray

It is impossible — absolutely impossible — to overstate the debt my profession owes to Dennis Ritchie. I’ve been living in a world he helped invent for over thirty years.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Ritchie

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