Kevin and Donna's Earthstar

08 Jul 2015 16:55
In further downsizing and simplifying their lives, Kevin and Donna have requested that their EarthStar website be removed from the internet. They remain very grateful to those who for so many years have shared their continued interest in creative simplicity. Kevin and Donna are great source of inspiration. I read and re read those words and books many times. I seems like they have decided to go...
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30 Apr 2015 18:27
Pre S: Its better to ignore the links when you read this for the first time. You can follow then later. It has been close to two weeks, since I have quit my job. I have been busy preparing for a new one. This is the mundane part of it. Otherwise, I am experiencing a subtle feeling of 'solitude'. The immediate pleasures(relaxations?) were easy to find. I do not need to commute 20km in the morning...
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Farmer and the mountain

19 Aug 2014 10:34
He sees the peak everyday, he still ploughs his land, when he feels the cool breeze, he knows its coming from the mountain when he sweats, he knows it cool up the mountain when he is having a calm meal, he can see the thunderstorms up he mountain its the time, mundane grips him no more, clouds up the mountain call him, every grass tells a story who knows what it is, home of the wild joy, when the...
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Three proofs of Erdos-Szekeres lemma

07 Apr 2014 19:10
Erdos-Szekeres lemma: A sequence of $n^2+1$ real numbers contains a monotonic subsequence of length $n+1$. First Proof. (direct argument) Let the sequence be $\langle x_1,x_2,\dots,x_{n^2+1}\rangle$. We associate an ordered pair $(a_i,b_i)$ for each $1\le i\le n^2+1$ such that $a_i$ is the length of the longest monotonically increasing sequence ending at $x_i$ and $b_i$ is the length of the...
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NPTEL courses in combinatorics and graph theory

31 Mar 2014 10:11
I will maintain a list of NPTEL's courses in combinatorics and graph theory. This is not an exhaustive list. I will not include those courses which are of 'discrete math for comp science' type. Link Course Level Instructor Comments html Combinatorics UG Sunil Chandran html Graph theory UG+ Sunil Chandran html Discrete Mathematics UG A K Lal html Graph theory UG S A Chodum Compiled...
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A review of ‘Highway’

22 Feb 2014 15:26
Imtiaz Ali, the next Mani Rathnam of Indian Cinema : A review of ‘Highway’ (No spoiler, read) Aspirations, emotions, landscape, real people, intensity all these put together to form a scintillating vivid piece of art. Its not Mani Rathnam, but Imtiaz Ali. This is possibly his best movie (as of now), sign of coming of age, although the signs of it were seen in ‘Rockstar’. The movie leans towards...
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Writing math

20 Feb 2014 17:01
Writing and conveying mathematics is an art. I have been inspired by remarkable writers and teachers (first column) and I have learn how not to write or teach from others (second column), although they could be wonderful mathematicians. This list keeps changing. David Bachman Serge Lang Steven Krantz Michael Artin George Simmons Kumaresan S Brualdi Bela Bollobas Charles Chapman Pugh...
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Problem adjusting brightness in Gateway NE56R on Ubuntu 12.04

09 Feb 2014 18:25
I am writing this post for a record. Somebody facing this problem should not spend too much time going through forums and multiple suggestions. Problem Brightness does not change System Gateway NE56R (might be applicable to HP DV6, Acer Aspire, Dell Inspiron, Toshiba) OS Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Solution change a detail in the grub config file Here is the procedure using terminal Access...
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annotation in djvu

18 Jan 2014 09:55
An annotation is a new layer introduced by the reader for reading comfort and note making. The usual annotation facilities are 'adding a comment','highlighting a selected part of the text' and ‘rectangle tool’. As annotation standards were being established, the annotation file was kept as a separate markup file. As they became more standardized, they were integrated as a part of the document. As...
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Science after 12th

15 Dec 2013 07:07
Some questions that kept springing up during my talk with 11/12th students (pre-university or plus two students) were: . How is life pursuing science? What study opportunities do we have in mathematics/sciences after 12th standard? Where to study mathematics/sciences and what entrance exams should we write? Should I do pure sciences or engineering/medical or some other course? Will I get a good...
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Devare Agadha

16 Jun 2013 03:27
ಗೀತೆ: ದೇವರೇ ಅಗಾಧ (ಯೂಟ್ಯೂಬ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕೇಳಿ) ಚಿತ್ರ: ಡೈರೆಕ್ಟರ್ಸ್ ಸ್ಪೆಷಲ್ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರು: ಗುರುಪ್ರಸಾದ್ ಸಂಗೀತ: ಅನೂಪ್ ಸೀಳಿನ್ ಹಾಡಿದವರು: ರಾಜೇಶ್ ಕೃಷ್ಣನ್ * ದೇವರೇ ಅಗಾಧ ನಿನ್ನ ಮಹಿಮೆಯಾ ಕಡಲೂ ದೇವರೇ ಅಗಾಧ ನಿನ್ನ ಮಹಿಮೆಯಾ ಕಡಲೂ ಹೇಗೆ ಸಾಧ್ಯವೋ ಆದರ ಆಳವಳೆಯಲೂ ದೇವರೇ ಅಗಾಧ ನಿನ್ನ ಮಹಿಮೆಯಾ ಕಡಲೂ ತೋಳಕ್ಕೆಂದು ಕುರಿಯ ಕೊಟ್ಟೆ, ಸಿಂಹಕೆಂದು ಜಿಂಕೆಯಿಟ್ಟೆ ನರನಿಗೆ ನರನನ್ನೆ ಬಿಟ್ಟೆ ಬೇಟೆಯಾಡಲು ಅಗಾಧ ಅಗಾಧ ಅಗಾಧ ನಿನ್ನ ಮಹಿಮೆಯಾ ಕಡಲು ತುಳಿತಕೆ ನೀ ತಿಮಿರು ಕೊಟ್ಟೆ, ದುಡಿತಕೇ...
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Faint Rainbow

15 Mar 2013 14:41
Akash was surprised, then he was baffled, further he was amused, suddenly be became serious. Vikas although being three years younger to him, was more of a same aged friend. Other kids of Vikas's age would have had a fearful reverence towards the highschool cricket captain. Indeed it was Akash who was a secret admirer of Vikas. Did Vikas ever recognise it? nor did it seem so to Akash. When Akash...
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Gmailtex and mathjax bookmarklet

17 Feb 2013 06:59
Well, if do not already know about Alexeev's gmailtex (http://alexeev.org/gmailtex.html ), you may like to read about it before you go further. I like gmailtex. If you like to use gmail's plain html version, there could be a few problems you may encounter. There are two modes in which gmailtex works. when composing the mail in textmode (no richformatting): Only text with $ signs is sent to the...
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Another tricky trivia

13 Dec 2012 11:28
Problem. Let there be n points on a plane such that with respect to any point, other points lie at different distances from it ( with respect to say $p_1$ if distance$(p_1,p_j)$=distance$(p_1,p_l)$, then $j=l$). For every point, we draw a straight line segment that connects the point to its nearest point. Prove that no two line segments intersect.(except at their endpoints, perhaps) See the...
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ಆಗ್ಸದ್ ಹಾಡು

23 Nov 2012 05:03
ಕತ್ಲಾಗ್ ಮುಗಿಲ ಮೌನದ್ ಮುಸುಕು ಇಲ್ಲದ ಗೆಜ್ಜೆಯ ಏಕತಾನದ್ ಹಾಡು ಅಲ್ಲೊಂದಿಲ್ಲೊಂದ್ ಚುಕ್ಕಿ ನಡುವಿನ್ ಹಾಲ ಚೆಲ್ದಂಗ್ ಎಂಥದ್ದೋ ಮಬ್ಬು ಇತ್ಲಾಗರ್ಕ ಪಡುವಣ್ದಾಗ ಬಿದ್ದಾನಂದ್ರ ಕಾಲಾಗ್ ಗೆಜ್ಜೆ ಕಟ್ಕೊಂಡ್ ಕುಣೀಲಿಕ್ಕೇ ಬೇಕು ತಂಪು ಗಾಳಿ ಚಲಿಸೋ ಮೋಡ ದೂರದ್ ಗೂಬೇ ನಾಣ್ಯದ್ ಕಣ್ಣು ನಾಗ್ರೀಕತೆಯಾ ಸೋಗ್ನಾಗ್ಮೆದ್ದು ಕಳ್ಕೊಂಡೀವಿ ಆಗ್ಸದ್...
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A Trivia

19 Nov 2012 06:43
For some reason, this stumped me for sometime before I found this out. Problem: Let $D$ be some point inside $\triangle ABC$. Prove that $BA+CA BD+CD$. Click to see the solution click to hide the solution Extend the line segment $BD$ to meet $AC$ at $E$. We have $AB+AE BE$ by $\triangle$ inequality. Adding $EC$ on both sides, (1) \begin{eqnarray} AB+AE +EC BE+EC\\ \Rightarrow AB+AC BE+EC\\...
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29 Aug 2012 10:54
It is well known that for every finite set of points on a plane, there exists a minimal convex polygon such that it encompass all the points (by encompass, we allow the possibility of points being vertices and on the edges of the polygon), such a polygon is called the convex hull . Given the co ordinates of a set of points, there are several algorithms to obtain the hull (by hull, I mean a subset...
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ಹಗುರ ತಿಳಿಗಾಳಿ

11 Aug 2012 05:01
ಬಹಳ ಹಿಂದೆ ಬರೆದ ಒಂದು ಕವನ * ನಿಶ್ಚಳ ಹರಿವು, ಕಾಣದ ದೂರ, ಮೊಳಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ಉತ್ಸಾಹದ ಹಾಡು, ಮನದಾಳದ ಚಿಲುಮೆ, ಕಳೆದ ಮನ್ವಂತರ, ಇಲ್ಲದ ಮನೋರಮೆ, ಬೃಹತ್ತದು, ಸಂಕೀರ್ಣ ನಾನು, ಧಾಟಿಯ ಹವೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮಿಂದ ಹಬೆಯನ್ಮೀರಿ ಹಗುರ...
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Everything, gnu Find and Catfish

05 Aug 2012 10:38
Using everything on windows makes me efficient. It searches things in a jiffy and does not affect my thought flow. Until recently, I had this problem of finding such tool in linux. There are two kinds of indexers, one which just indexes the document metadata and other other which indexes the content of the document (processor intensive). For the latter, one would require libraries that can handle...
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Am I alive

15 Jul 2012 17:30
An old writing of mine. Am I alive a journey into myself pdf file From the preface: This is not a travelogue. I have written what all happened to me and in me during the one day visit to savandurga, a trekking destination 60 km from bengaluru. Trek on: 5-nov-2006 Distance: 60 km approx Time taken: 1 day Cost: Nearly 100 Rs excluding food. What started as a normal trek ended as a pilgrimage. Please...
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