Tuesday, March 22, 2005

A consultant joke

Too lazy to write, but wanna post. If you can do with some laughs, read below

Optimist: The glass is half-full
Pessimist: The glass is half-empty
Corporate down-sizing consultant: We have twice as much glass as we need.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Pi day!

Today is π day! Yep, today's date written in american format (3/14), is the official pi day, derived from common 3 digit approximation for π: 3.14. Read the full article here

Also interesting is the "See Also" section in the same page, which contains a link to an elegant mathematical proof for π < 22/7

I love it when I sound geeky!!

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Lies, damned lies & statistics

Into my 33rd straight hour since I last slept. And it's a wednesday afternoon at work after a nice lunch. Yes, the perfect time to blog. You should know that I'm doing a part-time masters in statistics & applied probabilty. Now, I have an assignment to turn in for one of the courses. It is due today and the perfect procastinator that I am, I started working on it last night. I opened my notes, (time 11:40 p.m), I slowly took to understanding the plethora of greek alphabets (mind you, all of 'em had subscripts & were inside a double summation!!) And then,

TV (Star World): So no one told you life was gonna be this way...

Friends! (Season 5, i think - the one with emily and all) This is the best thing about bachelor homes, you'll always have one good house-mate thats ever willing to give you enough reasons to turn away from books. Slowly, one by one, all guys went off to sleep, I did some quality study for 2 hours and started on the assignment. I had finished only 2 sub divisions in question 1 and it was already 3:30 a.m. Took a short break here and by the time I had more or less won my battle against the greek warriors, I could already hear the first bus go past our house, it was 5:30 a.m. Bye bye night's sleep..

Oh and by the way, I did watch, in parts, the 2 champions league cup matches cheslea vs Barcelona and ManU against AC Milan. Now I am not the greatest of football fans, but you don't need to be one to understand appreciate Ronaldinho's magic and pace. Alas, we won't see anymore of him in the Champions league this season. But the russian tycoon is smiling. His most expensive toy, Chelsea, are in the quarterfinals.