Jitendra Agrawal's blog
Jitendra Agrawal's blog
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Robots of Dawn, another sci-fi detective story from Asimov. I read this one last week and have decided to give Asimov a break. I have already started reading The End of Eternity but will shift to reading Wodehouse, Nehru and two technical books that I got issued from my office library.
With our new office shift I now had one less phone number where people can reach me. Ealier I had two mobiles, one VOIP phone on my desk, one desk phone and a softphone. However, now I don't have any desk phone in new office and I feel like my connectivity to the world has reduced :-(
I am trying to maintain my photoblog and looks like I am updating that one more frequently than this blog.
Bollywood is coming up with really obnoxious movies lately, including Neal 'N' Nikki, Home Delivery etc. Bluffmaster was an enjoyable movie though, I don't know how much of this reaction was result of datum being set to low because of the other movies that I saw recently.
Saturday, December 17, 2005
I had written in one of my ealier posts about Asimov's stories provide a detective-story fascination. The Naked Sun, written in 1957, is a very good example of this style of writing, a whodunit style story. He considers a good many possibilities of future. He had used plots and details of The Naked Sun and Caves of Steel very nicely in Foundation Series.
That reminds me I should finally start reading some Agatha Christie novels.. I have never read any of her works and I have been planning to get hold of her books for a long time.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Lately my postings have been limited to announcements of my reading and liking a book or other. I have not read Bible yet and would love to read it sometime. But I liked the words Go, and sin no more !, specially when R. Daneel said them in the climax of Caves of Steel. I loved every bit of this book. This book fits rather nicely in Asimov's Foundation series.
It is a general perception that Asimov was not a good "writer". He may not have written the best literary works but he sure had a "lot" of interesting concepts in his books. No wonder so many of his books are on top rated on iblist (thanks Dhar).
Saturday, December 10, 2005
I finished reading Foundation's Edge, Foundation and Earth and Forward the Foundation. I am thinking of reading rest of the books related to this series and hence I have started reading Caves of Steel.
Wodehouse and others have taken a back seat till Asimov Mania recedes.
Monday, December 05, 2005
See this "interesting" ad here
This one is thought provoking. :-p
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Apple - Pro - Tip of the Week
Tip of the Week talks about using F9 key while running a movie in Quicktime or iTtunes.
This can be made better by pressing SHIFT key while you press F9. It just slows down the whole process and the smooth transition is a treat for eyes. In fact the magical shift key works for all other stuff like F10, F11, F12 and even for minimizing and maximizing windows. Go, show off !!