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A stitch in time saves nine!

Posted 09-07-2013 at 08:00 AM by TheIndependentAquarius
Updated 09-07-2013 at 08:02 AM by TheIndependentAquarius

I always tend to learn my lessons the hard way!

:sigh:

Latest lesson learnt:
A stitch in time saves nine.

Background story:
A year back a part of my grinding tooth broke off! I took it
lightly and kept on ignoring it for many months. Slowly the part of
the tooth, now exposed, developed cavity! I didn't feel any pain
(probably because the cavity was in its early stage) and therefore
kept on ignoring it thinking...
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A long break after a long time

Posted 05-31-2013 at 06:05 AM by TheIndependentAquarius
Updated 05-31-2013 at 07:22 AM by TheIndependentAquarius

Am very happy and relaxed currently since I'll be on a
leave for four months tomorrow onwards. My office is
quite far away from my house hence I have always been
physically and mentally stressed by traveling that far!

Also, I am not a part of any big team in the office.
For past 3 years I have been working alone - talking to
myself and the walls!
Working alone always is NOT fun! Yes I know what I
am talking about.

...
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How to catch an elephant in Africa?

Posted 03-07-2013 at 06:27 AM by TheIndependentAquarius
Updated 03-08-2013 at 02:58 AM by TheIndependentAquarius

A technicians joke worth sharing...of course in my personal opinion

Quote:
How to catch an elephant in the Africa
  • MATHEMATICIANS hunt elephants by going to Africa, throwing out everything that is not an elephant, and catching one of whatever is left.

  • EXPERIENCED MATHEMATICIANS will attempt to prove the existence of at least one unique elephant before proceeding to step 1 as a subordinate exercise.

  • PROFESSORS OF MATHEMATICS will prove the existence of
...
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Why and how to use condition variables? - Pthreads

Posted 02-06-2013 at 01:40 AM by TheIndependentAquarius
Updated 02-06-2013 at 05:55 AM by TheIndependentAquarius

  • Q: What is a condition variable?
    A: A condition variable is a variable of type `pthread_cond_t`. It is
    used to suspend the thread execution until some condition is true.

  • Q: Is a condition variable dependent on a mutex lock to work properly? Why?
    A: Explaining with an example:

    Assumptions:
    1. There is a variable `x` whose current value is 0.
    2. There is a thread `threadA` whose task is to start some job once the
      variable `x` reaches the value 1000.
    3. There
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Egg fried rice with Meat masala - North Indian Style

Posted 09-13-2012 at 06:30 AM by TheIndependentAquarius
Updated 07-04-2014 at 01:24 AM by TheIndependentAquarius

Notice: Spoon measurement : 6ml
Ingredients:
  • Uncooked Basmati Rice measured in a 187ml vessel.
  • 1 spoon Cumin seeds.
  • 1/2 spoon Red Chilli powder.
  • 1/2 spoon Salt.
  • 2 spoons Meat masala. (No, this ingredient can NOT be skipped.)
  • 6 raw Eggs.
  • 14 spoons oil. (Yes I know what I am talking about )

Directions:
  • Cook the Basmati rice by boiling method. Keep it aside till it cools down completely.
  • Heat the oil in a non stick vessel, drop in the Cumin
...
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