Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Psycho

That's the name of a 2008 Kannada movie. The songs are excellent. A welcome change from the usual stuff being doled out nowadays. Film debut for Raghu Dixit as a music director and the freshness is there to see. The movie itself is also commendable.

"Mahadeshwara" and "Ee tanavu ninnade" are best numbers on the album!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Math or Common Sense?

This is an offshoot of an interesting debate (albeit one that ended without conclusion). We've been encountering quite a few out-of-memory conditions leading to crashes. We had not seen them before, but from last one week, we've seen it at least half-a-dozen times. I'd always been surprised that most places in code just assumed that a dynamic allocation works... all the time. I was always told that the system has been sized so that it would never run into out of memory conditions. I thought it would just be a matter of time. I guess I may have been right. I say that I may have been right because there may always be memory leaks that is leading to this situation. Fixing ALL leaks may just ensure that we do not run out of memory... not ever, but perhaps for now.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Trek - biLikal beTTa

Well, aren't we a crazy bunch of people to try trekking in summer?! We, most certainly, are! The destination was just about 50km from Bangalore. Plan was made such that we would not have to bear the brunt of the harsh sun - leave at 5AM, reach at around 6:30AM (buffer time to enquire around, if we get lost, etc). 5 people - me, Naren, Girish, Vinay (aka Dumma) and Praveen (Girish's friend) set out in 2 cars (to avoid having 5 sweaty people stuffed in one single car on the return leg!). 

The route seemed simple enough on paper