Sunday, June 25, 2006

Tidbits from

New set of ramblings on Google:
1. Naan at Indian cuisine is hard to bite, their cheese curry is delicious.
2. Mexican and Italian food rocks! Nachos with salsa sauce and cheese, and italian vegan pizza
3. Google scooter is fast and fun!
4. The huge monitors on the desk are productivity boosters.
5. Nap on Massage chair is refreshing.
6. I have huge desk space, friends in other bldgs are crying for space :D. My bldg totally rocks!
7. Showers in restroom, comfortable chairs to sleep off, and electric toilet seats which maintain seat and spray water temperature, so that you feel extra comfortable while answering your natural call ;). I just need my toothbrush now to start living in Google.
8. Color printer is useful for printing photos from flickr, and hanging around your desk. Makes environment colorful.
9. Ergonomic keyboard and mouse
10. The best one: Starbucks Iced Mocha Frappuccino bottles all filled up in the fridge. Drink as much as you want for free! I'm loving it =).

Tagline: Google Rocks!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Latex snippets: Add image, wrap long lines in table

Using Latex to create an interim report to submit for my FYP. Its pretty useful, though today I got caught in a weird error. When trying to include an image, using \includegraphics, it showed me:
Undefined control sequence. \includegraphics

Its pretty obvious now, that this is a valid instruction in Latex. After googling I found out that:

  1. You need to add \usepackage{graphicx} in the preamble, for this instruction to work.

  2. You need to provide complete path of the image file

  3. Don't include the extension of the image. Latex will search for it automatically. Not sure the sequence, but, I believe its .png, then .gif, ...

My code:

Another interesting thing was to use tables which can word wrap long lines without cropping the table. I couldn't find any working example of this online, so putting it here, for reference:

topic & long line 1 & long line 2 \\end{tabular}

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Sergey Brin live

[Post delayed. Reason? laziness] So, today I attended my first weekly TGIF (thank God its friday) meet of Googlers here at Mountain View, and saw Larry and Sergey live for the first time. They're pretty cool and fun guys; much younger than people around them. One thing I noticed, Sergey had this european accent when he pronounced some words, which I initially thot, he's just having fun with; though it was constant. Anws, for us, we were quite a bunch of Nooglers, who were given weird caps to wear, and provided free access to unlimited beer ;). ah, it rhymes!