Programming and writing about it.

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Microsoft woos me back!


  • Have not written a single line of code for MS Windows in the past 10-12 months.
  • Have prepared my last 10-15 articles/reports using LaTex (on Linux), not MS Office.
  • Surf Internet only on Linux
  • Develop only on Linux
  • Write, publish articles/docs only for Linux/Open Source Magazines
  • All my current projects are related to Open Source/Linux
  • Bought a Acer Laptop because it is more Linux friendly, besides few other factors

..and all this despite me being a Microsoft Student Partner.

All this is however set to change a bit though. My interest in MS stuff is going to take a bit of renewal. I plan to keenly follow the Open Source efforts at Microsoft:

Must Visits:


Open Source@Microsoft

The latest news from the Open Source software lab@Microsoft is that they are releasing the source code for .NET class libraries

Definitely something to check out is Open Source at Microsoft

Choice Overload in Parallel Programming

This Research@Intel blog post titled “Parallel programming environments: less is more” is an interesting read at the numerous choices available today for Parallel Programming.

The author points to a paper “When Choice is Demotivating: Can One Desire too Much of a Good Thing?” Iyengar, S. S., & Lepper, M. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 995-1006. (2000) and illustrates his point by an example which brings into light the fact that the flexibility obtained by more choices tend to defeat the purpose when it comes to adoption of a particular choice.