Wednesday, 24 December 2008

IF (One of my favorite poems)


IF you can keep your head when all about you 
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools: 

If you can make one heap of all your winnings 
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

                                                             - Rudyard Kipling

This is one of my favorite poems. I learnt it in school at the age of eleven.


Monday, 22 December 2008

Java Programming

During the holidays I decided to do something useful to consume time. After sifting through the many possibilities I hit upon Java Programming. I decided to learn this powerful programming language and I am happy to say that I have succeeded in mastering the basics and grazing the surface on the advanced concepts.

Java for those who do not know in an object oriented programmiong language. It deals with classes, sreating methods for these classes and compiling the same into a useful progarm. Java was developed ny Sun Microsystems Inc. (Sun stands for Stanford University Network by the way). Its most useful charectiristic is its WORA capability(WORA - Write Once Run Anywhere).

I would encourage all who are interested in comuters and have not learned Java yet to do so as it is something which is be extremely useful in developing your own programs. It is ver easy to learn. I just used one book and a time period of two weeks to create moderately complex programs in Java. For an overview on Java visit the website .

Thursday, 4 December 2008

The Celestial Anomaly

A few days ago three celestial objects in the sky aligned themselves into a triangle to create an extremely rare phenomena. The objects are namely: The moon, Venus and Jupiter. The eastern part of the world saw the two planets resembling eyes and the crescent moon arranging itself to amile down upon the people below.

While on the other hand in the western part of the world the moon was turned upside down to create a sad looking face( A sight to be beheld all the same.)
Nature sreates such beautiful pieces of art!