Showing posts from August, 2010

The third side of the coin

"Now you're looking for the secret. But you won't find it because of course, you're not really looking. You don't really want to work it out. You want to be fooled. "

There is a difference between just looking and looking correctly.When you just look, it's no more than a physical phenomenon ... immaculately described by a few laws of physics and made unnecessarily complicated by a large number of biology books. But what it essentially boils down to is ... the fact that it is understandable.

Looking correctly however is far from that. It is certainly not fully understandable. Nor is it defined in black and white by a few laws of physics. It, in fact, transcends all that the physical world stands for, and has to offer. Be it reason, rationale, human comprehension or laws. It borders upon vagueness, randomness; at times venturing into realms of surrealism; at other times, even boldly entering legends and myths.

Hindu mythology has a lot to do with loo…

Creating a partition in WIndows 7 or Vista and installing Ubuntu

Thanks to a some changes in the BITS academic system, our beloved campus is experiencing, much to my delight, a Linux revolution. People who were so very anti-Linux till a few months back or so are now gladly shifting either completely or opting for a dual-boot system. This post of mine is fueled by a few tens of phone calls and requests by my friends who want their computers converted to dual boot systems. Since it's not possible to explain to every one individually, I write this post dedicated to all you guys 8)

This walk through however is meant for Windows Vista/7 users. If religiously followed, you should not lose your data, but IF you do, I am ... well ... not responsible. :P

Create a partitionTo create a partition in your hard disk in Windows, you need to open the disk management window. Right click the 'computer' option in the right pane of the start menu. And select "manage" from the menu that pops up. You will see a window like this. Select "Storage…