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Albert Einstein
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.
Dylan Thomas
I fell in love – that is the only expression I can think of – at once, and am still at the mercy of words, though sometimes now, knowing a little of their behavior very well, I think I can influence them slightly and have even learned to beat them now and then, which they appear to enjoy.
Eddie Cantor
It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.
Edward Abbey
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
e e cummings
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight and never stop fighting.
Eyler Coates
We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually produce a masterpiece. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Gustave Flaubert
The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.
Going to the Opera is like making love; we get bored but we come back.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If I love you, what business is it of yours?
John Steinbeck
Only through imitation do we develop toward originality.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind.
Leonard Cohen
Ring the bells that still can ring;
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything;
That's how the light gets in.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
Paul Sweeney
You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Peter Altenberg
I never dreamed of being Shakespeare or Goethe, and I never expected to hold the great mirror of truth up before the world; I dreamed only of being a little pocket mirror, the sort that a woman can carry in her purse; one that reflects small blemishes, and some great beauties, when held close enough to the heart.
Robert Frost
In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money.
Satchel Paige
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
Thomas Mann
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
V S Naipaul
The writer has only to listen very carefully and with a clear heart to what people say to him, and ask the next question, and the next.

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IIT Bombay: CS 641: Advanced Computer Networks

This is a blog about the Fall 2010 offering of CS 641, the Advanced Computer Networks course @ IIT Bombay.

Update 21/08/2010: The course is taught by Prof. Bhaskar Raman (a University of California, Berkeley alumnus) who uses innovative ways to motivate the class. The course covers advanced topics in computer networks like congestion control, queueing algorithms, inter-AS routing, etc. It does not include wireless sensor networks. The course is centered around readings of important papers in the field of computer networks, a very interesting and illuminating task if done with enthusiasm. You are required to submit a summary of designated paper readings. The course also has assignments on NS-2 and a final project. Prof. Bhaskar Raman is an absolutely fabulous teacher! If you come to CSE@IIT Bombay to study, you should definitely consider taking one of his courses. It is a good idea to revise Network and Transport Layer chapters from Tannenbaum before starting this course.

Update 03/09/2010: From some time, there was something about the prof that rankled me. I have now realized the reason. In almost all idealistic people I have known, there is also a certain sense of despondency and cynicism over the world not being the just place that it should be. Often, only children do not suffer from such vain notions. Prof. Raman is perhaps the only person I know who is idealistic yet non-Chekhovian in his own way. You need to know this guy to understand what I mean!



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