random thoughts..

Live-Android 0.3 on Sun Virtualbox

I had read about the live-android which is a live cd version of the Google Android mobile platform, and decided to give it a try.

Downloaded the iso image from http://code.google.com/p/live-android/downloads/list.

Had to download the two files liveandroidv0.3.iso.001 and liveandroidv0.3.iso.002, created a single iso using cat:

cat liveandroidv0.3.iso.001 liveandroidv0.3.iso.002 > liveandroidv0.3.iso

Created a virtual machine using virtualbox and there we go.

Did not get a chance to install any apps. Will try that sometime later and see how it goes. If all works fine, I might install it on my old laptop which just has 256mb RAM.



August 27, 2009 Posted by | Technical | , , , | Leave a comment

ACM Compute 2010

The 3rd Annual Conference of ACM Bangalore Chapter has been announced and will be held on 22nd and 23rd Jan 2010.

For details of paper submission and Program Committee member please refer to the CFP. Below are some of the details from the CFP :

Important Dates

Paper Submissions Due: October 1, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: November 20, 2009
Camera Ready Versions Due: December 10, 2009
Conference: January 22-23, 2010

Areas for Sumissions :

Search in both enterprise and internet context

  • Information lifecycle management
  • Data management
  • Databases and Related Topics
  • Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
  • Data Mining
  • Text mining
  • Image mining / Processing
  • Text summarization
  • Structured-unstructured information integration
  • Information Standards
  • Information as a service
  • Anywhere anytime access to Information (mobility, pervasive computing)
  • Multi-channel and Pervasive Information access (including mobility)
  • Artificial Intelligence and its role in Information Processing
  • Information Accessibility/Usability (especially for Web)
  • Cloud based Information storage/access/retrieval
  • Semantic Web, Web 3.0, and Semantic Technologies
  • Web 2.0, and Rich Internet Applications
  • Analytics
  • High Performance Information Management, including Data Grids, Low Latency Apps

August 25, 2009 Posted by | Technical | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Usain Bolt’s world record coincidence


Usain Bolt the Jamaican athlete has broken both the 100m and the 200m world records at the 2009 Berlin Olympics.

Interestingly, he broke both the world records with the same margin 0.11 seconds !

That is a very interesting coincidence I would say.

August 21, 2009 Posted by | Sports | , , | 1 Comment