a particularly boring afternoon centuries ago, Isaac Newton
sat under an apple tree, and the rest is physics. On another
particularly boring afternoon many decades later, Charles Ludwig
Dogson went on a boatride with a kid and became famous as Lewis
Carroll. Yet another boring afternoon many more decades later,
India decided enough was enough, and conducted a few nuclear
tests. In the many afternoons that came before, between and
after these events, many things happened -- wars were declared,
great scientific discoveries were made, and in one particular
book, the earth was destroyed by Vogon spaceships to make way
for a new hyperspace bypass. So what is it with afternoons?
I really don't know! If I had known, I probably wouldn't be
bored enough to write at such length about such a particularly
boring topic. The best answer I can think of is Zaphod Beeblebrox's:
"Time is bunk."
Anyway, on one such particularly boring afternoon, just after
lunch, I got an idea. An idea, which one look at any search
engine will tell you, people are getting more frequently and
effortlessly than mice (the biological species Mus musculus,
you geeks!) beget more mice. Unlike little mice though, the
survival rate of these ideas seems to be quite high, and as
a result there's little Darwinism at play here. My idea was
no less fitter than that of millions of others, so it survived
too. To cut a short story long, I decided to make a homepage.
To create it from scratch, no less! It isn't exactly as pathbreaking
as the afternoon activities of the Department of Atomic Energy
or the Cambridge student, nor as significant and imaginative
as that of the Oxford mathematician. Yet, I hope you find these
pages worth your while in your bored hours...
here goes... a short list of pages I've come up with, or am
in the process of coming up with, or will be in the process
of coming up with for as long as this web thing lasts (which,
for all you and I know, could be next Thursday afternoon). Since
you're here anyway and have wasted some amount of time reading
all the bullshit upto this point, go ahead and try your luck
with these few links...