Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Context Explanataion|| |
| Context for many of my April Blogs|
are usually written for repeat visitors, but I have realized that
much of the readership for this page is transient, and for them many of the
ideas I write here are devoid of the context. I must keep that in mind henceforth.
Here is the context for for some of my April blogs.
- In Lovelaces and Computer Sciences,
I wrote about David Gelernter. For those who do not know, he is considered one of the foremost geniuses
of present day computer science. He was targetted by Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber,
on June 24, 1993 and lost his arms when the bomb exploded. Read his Surviving the Unabomber.
- My grandmother Sharadabai Burde passed away in a few months after the
this photograph was taken....
The biography of Bhimsen Joshi by Mohan Nadakarni is dedicated to her.... Although I've never met him,
music critic Mohan Nadakarni is my grand-uncle.
- The reason why I had to play with Plesk is because
some spammer used Kamat.com to send SPAM, and after that I couldn't send email to users on BellSouth.Net and AOL
servers. I hope the issue is resolved now. But if you tried to contact me via email and were denied
access by your ISP, this is the reason.
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Saturday, May 4, 2002|
Last Modified: 1/29/2003
|This is how I surf the web. Turns out
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