100 posts of blogging!

OMG I didn’t realize my previous post was the 100th post & I’ve been awarded. This is the best thing that can happen to a blogger! All along I’ve been blogging one post after the other without noticing the post count or the comments count.

I would like to thank each and every one of you for patiently reading my blog without much bothering about me nagging you sometime or the other to read my blog or the story which I’ve scribbled. Without you and your encouragement and some discouragement from few other people, it wouldn’t have been possible for me to reach this milestone in blogging. My heartfelt thanks and gratitude to each one of you – random strangers, frequent visitors, and dedicated followers to have helped me reach this height.

As all of you and I myself know I’m very much lazy, I just wondering how can such things happen. See 100 posts is not just some target. It needs some constant source of persistence and patience to consistently think and write things.

After several hours of thinking and speculating about the source of inspiration and determination to write 100 posts, one thing that clearly hit my conscious which was none other than my blog reader’s and my friend’s encouragement and criticisms that throttled me to achieve such things. I sincerely bow to you all for giving me an opportunity to explore the inner self and unveil or rather unearth my talent to churn out stories and random thoughts that sway in my brittle mind.

Here are some stats

Graph representing number of visitors in each month from Jan 2009 to June 2011

Number of visitors in each month from 2006 to 2011

Average visitors per day in for each month from 2006 to 2011

Hmmm!

In this occasion, I would like to give you all some insight on my blogging experience till date.

How it all started?

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Stylish Blogger Award

Thanks a lot Vyshnavi Katta for giving me this award

Well, I’ donno what to say. I’m all just excited…hehe 😀 I don’t know exactly what you like or what you would like to be given!! 😀 . So pls fill this –> __________________ with whatever you like. I’ll get that if possible 😉

So, here are the rules:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.

2. Share 7 things about you.

3. Spread the love and honor.

4. Award and contact 7 recently discovered bloggers.

Here are the 7 quick facts about me:

1. I’m basically lazy

2. I love attention

3. I love writing

4. I’m bit obsessed of things with which I’m obsessed with!

5. I love futuristic environments

6. I love ‘bird watching’

7. I love being loved and cared.

If you want me to know more about me, check out this 25 Random Things to Know About Me 🙂

Well that was quick enough!!! Anyway, let me share this award with 7 other bloggers!

1. AFSHAN SHAIK – MY PERSPECTIVE

2. GRACELYN FERNANDO – COUP DE GRACE

3. SUBHASHREE – VENI VIDI VETTI

4. VINOTH BABU – VINTOH’S BLOG

5. YESHU – THE WORLD AND ME

6. RINDO RAMANKUTTY – THE ROAD TO KINGDOM COME

7. SENTHIL KUMAR – SENTHIL’S BLOG

Now you people tagged above have to do the same and share the details in the comment section below.

Keep coming folks!!!!!

Signing Off!!!!!

Short Story: The Prototype

Heuristic programming

A branch of artificial intelligence, which uses heuristics — common-sense rules drawn from experience — to solve problems. This is in contrast to algorithmic programming, which is based on mathematically provable procedures. Heuristic programming is characterized by programs that are self-learning; they get better with experience. Heuristic programs do not always reach the very best result but usually produce a good result. Many expert systems use heuristic programming.

A definition from Webopedia

The corridors of National Academy of Robotics (NAR) were slowly getting empty. The night was setting in. Everyone was strolling towards the car parking along with their co-associates. Students were excited as they were returning back to their hostels. It was an exciting day as the national conference on Heuristics just ended in a happy valedictory ceremony.

Students and research scholars from various universities and research centres were a part of this conference. Hundreds of real working models of robots were displayed and the functionalities were show cased. The conference hall was gleaming with flash lights, exemplary technology and scientists.

“Am I the only one working today in the lab?” thought myself. It was so much tiring today. I’m the Junior Heuristic Engineer working in the robot programming wing RPW-954A of the NAR. Everyone was busy with the conference. I had to work today as well. I haven’t taken a break in the last three hours.

Heuristic programming was little tiring for me. I was staring at the monitor breaking my head into the small piece of code that was supposed to be programmed into the brain chip of the nHR305 robot.

This code was pretty complex as I had to deal with Hex values. I was stuck in one of the conditional operation.

Life was pretty hectic, I was getting drained out. I needed proper rest. But I wanted to complete this module by today so that I can start with fabrication of ICs into the boards. I’m still in simulation phase.

“You, still here?  Its almost 12.00 mid night,” asked one the phase engineer who just came in.

“Yes, Malcolm, I’m working on something. It will take some time, you carry on” I replied.

I started working on the code again.

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Natasha was very much happy. She was the young Indian technical heuristic developer to have made the world’s first working prototype of the Heuristic Robot. She was all in cloud nine. More than she was happy, she was hungry too.

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