Parsia's Den

Because no one wants to be the other guy from Wham!

Sep 23, 2013 - 1 minute read - Comments - Sci-Fi

Snow Crash and Malware

So I finished “Snow Crash” and it was quite nice. The concept of linguistic malware was interesting and ahead of its time. I noticed that the term “Virus” was used correctly in the book as the malware was not propagating between people (then it would become a worm). Although I suspect it was due to the fact that most people (read almost everyone) calls any malware a “virus”. Nevertheless, it was a very enjoyable read.

Sep 20, 2013 - 1 minute read - Comments - Octopress Not Security

Update Inc

So, I transferred my domain from my last provider, it has not taken effect yet. Also, I need to start populating the website with relevant stuff. Hang on, I will be back soon ™!

Sep 15, 2013 - 1 minute read - Comments - Octopress Not Security

MarkDown and Cookie Clicker

Markdown looks like an easy-ish language to start (probably not so easy to master of course). Although compared to writing LaTeX source, it is a breeze. During my last year at JHU I started writing the reports and what not directly into LaTeX, I think using MarkDown for blogging and MS Office at work is going to take away my old skills. On a side note, I am now up to around 500 million cookies per second (CpS) in Cookie Clicker.

Sep 14, 2013 - 1 minute read - Comments - Octopress Not Security

Hello Octopress

** Octopress is here ** To be honest setting it up took a while (I had this feeling that I should set it up on my host but well let’s say I am a n00b and am allowed to make mistakes) :D Now I have to learn markdown which is probably a good thing, unless I can write blog posts in different formats. Note to self: search to see if we can write blogs in LaTeX.