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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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Today is Diwali festival. My greetings to all readers of this blog.

Aperture: Diwali Album

Legacy of Arafat

I cannot think of a present day leader other than Clinton and Bush, who had more name recognition than Yaseer Arafat, and whether you call him a freedom-fighter or a terrorist (I prefer the former), in his death the world has lost an important leader.

See how everyone is jumping on the media bandwagon in calling for renewed peace talks? All these people are interested in peace; but none of them is interested in justice.

For me, the legacy of Araft is marked by two events. First is the transformation of a guerilla leader into a statesman. The second is his failure to seize the opportunity in the last days of Clinton administration and make a lasting deal.

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By popular request, I am releasing an upgrade to SimplyBlog source code this weekend. So send me your wishlist by tommorrow.

Thumbs Down for MSN Search

Microsoft has launched (yet again) new MSN Search today, which got a lot of publicity. I tried it, it is no good.

New Idea: Googly!

I have a new idea for a revolutionary product. I call it Googly, an obvious twist on the now popularly rumored GOOSExternal Link (Google Operating System) platform. Googly is a massively-distributed scripting/programming language that leverages the strength of the Google platform. It is built upon an old, distributed computing idea of tuple-spaces, where a participlant node is given work (compute) and data to perform the task. You can call it Google-space if you like


(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Thursday, November 11, 2004
Last Modified: 11/11/2004 9:06:21 AM

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