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Quotes From Here And There

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 684: Embedded Systems

This is a blog about the Fall 2010 offering of CS 684, the Embedded Systems course @ IIT Bombay.

Update 27/08/2010: The course is taught by Prof. Kavi Arya (an Imperial College/Oxford University alumnus) who has honed the course to make it an immensely enjoyable introduction to programming of embedded systems. The course has a very hands-on approach (obvious from the course evaluation which places project at the top), involving the programming of an in-house robot named Firebird V. The lectures are centered around learning skills that will help in programming the robot. The labs began with a two-day worshop (14 and 15 August - yeah we work on national holidays too!) on programming the bot in C. We have now moved to an abstracted modeling language called Esterel which has made life much simpler and which has an elegance to it. Other modeling languages and the real-time aspects of embedded systems shall also be covered in due course of time. The course has a project that we shall soon begin with. One of the things you observe about the teachers here at IIT Bombay is how responsive they are to the needs of the students. The course has been fine-tuned over the years which is why we are finding it much easier and streamlined than our seniors. This course is especially enjoyable for CSE guys who are averse to the nitty-gritty and unpredictableness of hardware but would like to program a bot at a much more abstract level.



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