Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Smelling the Roses|| |
| Smelling the Roses|
I took some time off to renew myself, and smell the roses.
© Vikas Kamat
Hiryoung and I drove up to the Cumberland plateau in Tennessee in search of the
foliage. I guess we were too early. The trees are not red yet, just shades of
yellow. We just will have to make another trip...
I made myself some time and surfed some of our old contents. Hidden underneath the contents of Kamat's Potpourri are some fascinating pointers to life's most
difficult questions. Some are the opinions of
sages and saints, and some are those of the
most common people you will find on the streets of India.
I spent two days in Microsoft sponsored .NET training school. I learnt a lot
of new stuff. I still can't decide whether to adopt C# or VB.Net for my Windows
application development. I however, made up my mind to use only
non-Microsoft stuff (Linux and PHP) for my recreational programming projects. It
was very funny to listen to the teacher trashing all old Microsoft products in
favor of .NET. People who know better have had these tools (open standards, file
based configurations, cross-platform computing) for a long time....
I also saw the PBS special on
Jefferson. What a great man! I found the letters he
and John Adams exchanged in their last years very inspiring.
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Wednesday, November 6, 2002|
Last Modified: 11/6/2002
|This is how I surf the web. Turns out
creating your own start page beats all portals, back-flipping,
personalized corporate pages, and book-marking tools.