Procrastiblog

May 23, 2006

This is not me being ignorant, this is you being crazy…

Filed under: India — Chris @ 2:21 pm

Dad, mom, and baby boy. All riding together. On a motorcycle. None of them have helmets. This is a common occurrence.

A4 paper!

Filed under: India — Chris @ 10:41 am

A4 paper is great. No more margin fiddling with European conference papers, and I haven’t had any problem with letter-size documents. It is a peculiar assertion of American hegemony, our heedless attachment to letter-size paper.

Also, from the Efficient Uses of Labor Dept: there is a man whose job it is to stand in the copy room, in case, e.g., you need staples, but are unsure how to load them into your stapler. We have a similar job description in the U.S., but it requires decorating your office space with cat calendars. That’s the great thing about India: lots of staples, no cats.

There are also always plenty of workers available to stare at you if, perhaps, after a week on the job, you still don’t know if the main office door opens inward or outward. And they don’t think you’re stupid. Not at all.

Tender Coconut Water

Filed under: India — Chris @ 8:18 am

Also good!

Bhelpuri is yummy

Filed under: India — Chris @ 7:58 am

It’s like a Indian tostada. (!)

Using Emacs with Cygwin

Filed under: Emacs, Tech — Chris @ 6:08 am

Ah, getting to know Windows… Installing Emacs on Windows and setting up Emacs to work with Cygwin.

WikiVandalism

Filed under: Tech — Chris @ 5:47 am

The ApprovedUrls feature more-or-less made the spammers go away, but apparently some jerks can’t help themselves but vandalize an open Wiki. So I’ve added a blocklist. It remains to be seen how well this will work. (Far be it from me to unfairly accuse anyone of IP spoofing.)

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