Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Skype for work

[16:24:47]me: I keep disseminating the skype-culture :)
[16:27:15] Martin: :)
[16:28:09] me : sometimes people are more conserative. But good sign for those not still using skype is, to my mind, good sport condition. Running around office here and there, you know
[16:29:07] Martin: we could actually have a mail man. let's say you leave a note on your table with the recipient and someone comes and delivers it
[16:29:11] Martin: to the next table.
[16:30:08] me: yes. Would you suggest having a full time paid_only_for_mail_delivery man here?
[16:33:49] Martin: of course we'd want the top quality service.
[16:34:31] me: :)

And what do you use for synchronizing work with your colleagues?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Today I have discovered an unusual logical bug in my program which creates balls with certain radius (see 3 posts back). When the density of them exceeds a certain threshold, which is ballons are so close that they are overlapping, the ballons are starting to push each other! And every next balloon overlapping with the pre-existinig one(s) is being simply dropped which results in irregularities across a whole set of ballons.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Did you think ever, that there is *always* at least one person not sleeping on the Earth? Always. Think about it.

P.S. Reading lecture notes on philosophy.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Excuse me, but this is in Russian (about my play in Yandex Cup 2007)

Вопрос 6: Какова первая фраза, сказанная Афиной Телемаху, когда тот прибыл на о. Пилос?
Ваш ответ: не празднует ли он свадьбу, не справляет ли какого-нибудь праздника?
Правильный ответ: Робость отбрось, Телемах, отбрось ты ее совершенно!
Стоит ли мне это рассматривать как знак? :-)

Friday, October 5, 2007

Beautiful math

I've been writing this code during a couple of days - and now comes the visual result:

You may observe the polygons of random shape and the balloons inscribed into them.

Yet another picture:


Hello there!

Something has changed rather recently in my music interests: I do pay now more attention to jazz. The classical creatures by Louis Armstrong are on top for me.

There has been a jazz evening in russian Saint-Petersburg we participated with my new friends I met occasionally in a train. The club has a name JFC = Jazz Fusion Club. As far as I got it the 'F' stands for fusion for the club having an effort to mix different styles with jazz.

In the beginning of this week I have read a local finnish newspaper Heili and found an advertisement for the coming concert in the central theater of the jazz band Jazzkerho-76: Funk Helsinki.

Well, I'm happy to admit it was wonderful! The music itself surely wasn't meant to be a background for a beer and friends talks. The first row has disappeared (guys might didn't like the music or may be to loud for them?) just right after the concert start. Good news for us, sitting close to center of an auditorium: making better photos and having better contact with eyes of musicians.

I have considired the music to have quite a few moments of philosophy offering to think while you enjoy the sound. Despite a bit more louder volume of sound then acceptable to fully enjoy (as one would do at home controlling the volume, basses etc) - nearly all spectators were engaged in common process.