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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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This morning Wired News has a story of how a DNA study shows close relationship of Appalachian people with an ancient tribe in India.

Earlier this year I also read a research paper (citation is shown below) that found elements of the same tribe in the genes of southern brahmins.

So, down with the superior race and superior caste theories. We are all really same!

Gutala Venkata Ramana, Bing Su, Li Jin, et al.. Y-chromosome SNP haplotypes suggest evidence of gene flow among caste, tribe, and the migrant Siddi populations of Andhra Pradesh, South India. European Journal of Human Genetics, 9/1/01 (Vol. 9, No. 9) , pp. 695-700

Vi Users Never Die

VI (pronounced /V-I/ never /siks/) is the first visual editor I knew and my fingers learnt how to use it. When I developed the Programmer's Disease I tried to go back to vi, hoping to reduce my usage of the mouse. Like bicycling and swimming, you can really never unlearn what the body learns, and vi skills came back to me naturally.

This week, I was very pleasently surprised to discover that Google keyboard shortcuts actually supported vi keys for navigation. Very Cool.

Vi users never die, they keep yanking (vi's mechanism for copy & paste) back.

Also, I didn't know Bill Joy (the creator of NFS and Java) was the author of Vi.
Some people have all the ideas....

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Friday, June 21, 2002
Last Modified: 1/24/2003
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