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Learning the Language

Today we have a plethora of computer languages, mostly open source, to pick from to suit our needs. For example, for simple web applications, there is PHP, for programming dealing with heavy math calculations, we can use Fortran and so on and so forth. Coming to my mother tongue, Java; it is a boon for large enterprise level applications. The advantages that distinguish Java from other languages are 1. Object Oriented paradigm, 2. Automatic memory allocation and garbage collection, 3. Enterprise level support, 4. The number of java professionals available, 5. Enterprise security and many more.....
Through this post, I want to express the problems I faced while understanding the language. When I first heard the name, I didn't know that there are language paradigms like object oriented, procedural etc. A language is a set of instructions given to the computer, that's all I knew from my minuscule experience with Fortran and C. But here I was determined the learn the omn…

The Day I went Shopping Alone…In US

It seemed a perfect day for outing. Sun shone brightly over the horizon and a cool breeze was making the Sunday more pleasant. So here I was, getting up early and planning my trip to one of the biggest malls in New Jersey, the Jersey gardens mall. It was also interesting because this would be the first time I go out alone, without friends, to an unknown place. So it was also a sort of adventure for me. I was excited about the possibilities.
I left home at quarter to 9 with my bag and some 20 odd dollars in change, because bus transit operators only accept the exact change, you don’t get the remaining back! So I checked my possessions and left for an exciting shopping experience. I had prepared a list what to buy and all.
I had to change two buses to reach my destination. I had to wait for long for my second bus at the 30th street, which was sort of annoying, but the thought of what was coming ahead kept me happy…Finally the bus arrived.
I sat beside an old lady who smiled a lot, like a …

My obsession with my laptop

I am obsessed with my laptop. After I wake up in the morning, I turn my laptop on and search for news. I don't brush first, but check my email, like I was a CEO who should be in touch on the move. Crap! I can surf all day long. Watch movies, videos, blog, read blogs etc...And believe me, it's useless. What a waste of time! I think I should reduce surfing. I can do so many other things. Like studying for CAT, shopping, going out, writing programs, reading novel etc..

Another interesting and idiotic habit I have developed is surfing with TV on. I don't watch it, but it should be on, don't know why. So here's the deal. I don't touch my laptop for one full day, holiday I mean. No checking emails, no chatting, no blogging(if it is necessary to write something, use pen and paper!), and no television!! If I am successful, I will treat myself with a Cold Stone Chocolate chip ice-cream. And if not!! Well, nothing...A big thumbs down!
Sounds interesting