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43 Comments on “About”

  1. Chandra Sekhar says:

    Hi Dorai,I’m very excited to meet you in the web.

  2. Walkin Jobs says:

    Hi Dorai,

    You have an interesting blog.

    When are you coming to India?
    It would be great to catch you sometime.

    Please check out our blog and give us your feedback.

    Thanks.

    http://walkin.wordpress.com

  3. dorai says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I am reaching there on 13th (Dec) night. Will be in India for 6-8 weeks. Would be interested in chatting. I will be in Chennai most of the time with a few visits to Bangalore. Why don’t you make an RSS stream for jobs that people can subscribe to. Since you already have a blog, it should be easy to do.

    I have a couple of other ideas and will be happy to share them with you. These relate to – job mining, microformats, GRDDL, HR-XML.

  4. Oouc says:

    This site is far above most blogs in sharing all kinds of information necessary for the present and future.

    http://us.pycon.org/TX2007/EducationalSprint

    only shares information of what we can begin together in the last week of February 2007. Nevertheless
    the software developed in this Sprint can change the future of many beginning with the sprinters.
    I hope you will want to be part of it and encourage others to do likewise.

  5. dorai says:

    Thanks Oouc. I plan to be at PyCon and see whether I can participate in the Sprint. I don’t code much. So I am not sure whether I can really contribute but willing to find out. I do have several ideas for Python in Education and Learning.

  6. K.R.RAVI says:

    HI I am Ravi based in maryland and i am a de bono certified trainer in lateral thinkingI moved to usa recentlyWould like to spk to you
    RAVI 301 257 2611

  7. dorai says:

    Hi Ravi,
    Thanks for the ping. Will call you tomorrow.

    — Dorai

  8. Darryl says:

    Dorai,
    I came across your blog while researching the status of Seymour Papert after his accident in Hanoi. Dr. Papert is also one of my heros and I’ve built a company focussed teaching children technology skills through by applying constructionism theory. Check us out, perhaps we might connect.
    Darryl

  9. Anand says:

    Hello Sir

    I recently launched a new website http://techmein.com which aggregates content from top Indian tech blogs. I sincerely feel that your blog too needs to be added to my blogs list. However, since your blog does not provide a RSS feed URL, I am unable to do so.

    Will it be possible for you to provide your feed so that I may be able to add your blog in the Live-Ticker on my blog?

    Thanks

  10. Anand says:

    By the way, I got it done through FeedBurner Sir.
    Your feed is here:

    http://feeds.feedburner.com/DoraisLearnlog

  11. dorai says:

    I sent you an email. But there is another alternate address for the feed.

    http://dorai.wordpress.com/feed/

  12. Jorge says:

    Hi Doria:

    I´m a spanish blogger, that rights about new tendences and tec. on graphic arts industry.

    My blog have 2 years, and some hundred post and comments, I have read you about “Blogs for Idea Mining”, what have you done about it?

    Thank you

    http://www.blografico.com

  13. dorai says:

    Hi Jorge,
    I have recorded several ideas stored in my desktop wiki. I am taking a few of them and building prototypes. Since I do not have that much bandwidth, I am breaking them into small chunks and plan to have my students of Learning Portal work on them.

    I am thinking of starting another blog called “IdeaLog” and start blogging about them too.

    Dorai

  14. Bhojaraju says:

    Hi
    Nice to see your blogs…Cool

    Best

    Bhojaraju

  15. dorai says:

    Bhoj,
    You work on cool stuff. Things close to my heart. Will be happy to send you some recent links on KM. I will put them on a KM page in this blog over the next couple of days.

    How did you locate my blog?

    Dorai

  16. Thanks Dorai for the wonderful feedback. Its always interesting to get in touch with people like you . Do let me know if you are in India and possibly we can meet sometime :)

    Cheers,
    Vaibhav

  17. walkin says:

    Hi Dorai,
    How are you doing?
    We came across long time back.
    You had suggested that you have some ideas in the same domain.
    Lets catch up some day and discuss those.
    Please share your IM(GTalk) id with me.
    Thanks.

  18. deepakd says:

    Hi Dorai,
    Nice to have your mail. We can surely meet up when you are in Chennai.

  19. dorai says:

    Deepak,
    Thanks. Looking forward to meeting you. Hopefully we can get more tech bloggers to meet in Chennai.

  20. Ram says:

    Hi Dorai, nice blog. Good info.

  21. dorai says:

    Hi Ram,
    Thanks. How did you find my blog?

  22. Sucharitha says:

    Hello,

    I understand you are in Chennai now. How do I touch base with you for any kind of discussion?

    Thanks in advance,
    -Sucharitha

  23. peaceinyourhand says:

    Hi Dorai,

    I a 31dBBB proggram member. In the Forum there, you wrote “Twitter is a goldmine if you manage not to get buried underneath.” ….

    My question: … I’d love your ideas about how not to get buried in it … and how best to “mine the gold”.

    Thanks for your advice.

    Wishing you a great day,

    Ravi
    Ravi [at] peaceinourhand {dot} org

    you post

    • dorai says:

      Hi Ravi,
      Thanks for noticing that. I think it will take a blog post. There are several ways to handle the Twitter overload. Here is what I do:

      1. I use a Twitter client in my outlook (and once in a while the web client/tweedeck/twhirl). But you can do this with any email plug-in for twitter.
      2. There is an option to organize tweets by authors.
      3. So I first read the ones that I really want. These include the people I often interact with, a few people whom I admire
      4. search and eliminate all offers for getting more followers, people reporting about their eating, sleeping, waiting in airports and all the other personal trivia
      5. If you observe long enough, there are some posting patterns and interest patterns. Pick the ones that match your interests

      The good ones, fortunately post less and post good stuff. I love people that make me think, introduce me to more exciting people to follow (by retweeting their requests). I ignore followfridays completely. I would rather get recommendations in context.

      There are lots of opportunities to do interesting things on Twitter – building a brand, sharing and caring, interacting with people, finding specific information. The only tools today are search and a few groups. Friendfeed in some ways is a better resource with some useful discussion threads. More later.

    • dorai says:

      Hi Ravi,
      Thanks for noticing that. I think it will take a blog post. There are several ways to handle the Twitter overload. Here is what I do:

      1. I use a Twitter client in my outlook (and once in a while the web client/tweedeck/twhirl). But you can do this with any email plug-in for twitter.
      2. There is an option to organize tweets by authors.
      3. So I first read the ones that I really want. These include the people I often interact with, a few people whom I admire
      4. search and eliminate all offers for getting more followers, people reporting about their eating, sleeping, waiting in airports and all the other personal trivia
      5. If you observe long enough, there are some posting patterns and interest patterns. Pick the ones that match your interests

      The good ones, fortunately post less and post good stuff. I love people that make me think, introduce me to more exciting people to follow (by retweeting their requests). I ignore followfridays completely. I would rather get recommendations in context.

      There are lots of opportunities to do interesting things on Twitter – building a brand, sharing and caring, interacting with people, finding specific information. The only tools today are search and a few groups. Friendfeed in some ways is a better resource with some useful discussion threads. More later.

  24. Hi Dorai

    I just saw your comment on http://www.thingsontop.com/help-design-topology-search-concepts-677.html about search concepts. I have a post waiting moderation on that site and have also read your blog post on the subject. One search category not covered is “item search” where the query consists of items and the results are items (in ranked order to how similar or close they are to the query items). This is what we are building at http://www.xyggy.com and there are 5 demos on the site that show this for different item types – images, patents, music, newswires and movies.

    In text search, the smallest unit of query is the word (or keyword) and we can enter multiple keywords into a query. You can also do the same with our item search ie. enter multiple items per query. Go ahead and try it.

    Imagine, finding patents that are similar to your query patent not by whether it contains a certain set of keywords? Replace the word ‘patent’ with ‘document’ and the same applies. Imagine a database of non-vocal sounds with no textual information and being able to find similar sounds?

    We live in both the analog and digital worlds that contain items and text. Search should be about both text and items.

    Dinesh

    Dinesh

    • dorai says:

      Dinesh,
      Your comment was in the spam list. Normally I delete all spam without looking but something made me go through the list today and your comment was the only non-spam comment there. My apologies for not approving it earlier.

      I agree with you that search is not really done yet. We still have a long way to go. I will take a look at xyggy.com and try to understand what you are doing. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

      Dorai

  25. Sankameshwar says:

    Hello Sir,

    Met you when you had a visit to VIT,vellore. I follow your posts and try to learn from them. Thanks for the wonderful posts…
    I always look for some posts on OpenMP and parallel programming. Do you believe some good work is going on in India for Parallel computing or some research in OpenMP?

    Thanks in advance

    Sankameshwar

    • dorai says:

      Sankameshwar,
      Thanks. I know courses are being taught in some of the colleges but not sure about the level of research activity. I am setting up an Emerging Technology Forum to track technology developments in India. Hopefully we will find out. One place to go to is Intel and see whether they know any colleges involved since they evangelize parallel processing tool kits.

      • Sankameshwar says:

        Thanks sir

        And I’m trained in OpenMP & parallel programming @ VIT. Anyway i found some good info about them from your posts. Intel promotes through its eduction initiative but i heard Intel US is carrying on such research in parallel programming and not Intel India.

        Thanks & kindly continue your work, its useful for many startups like me.

      • dorai says:

        I am setting up an Information Portal for Emerging Technologies. Parallel Programming and Multi-core is one of the topics. Will publish a blog when I do that. You can get a constant source of information from there.

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  29. Ramaprasanna says:

    Hello Dorai, Nice to e-meet you. I live in California and I run a startup full time. Would it be possible for us to connect sometimes when you are free?

  30. Hi Dorai,
    I have been working on an idea for a vertical search engine. In the process of researching the idea I came across a comment you posted 4 years ago. In your blog I also read the 5 points on the structure of a pitch. I have written my pitch on the same format, its simple and easy. I would like to send the pitch to you in case you are interested.

    As with most entrepreneurs, I think my idea is big. So far can’t find anything online that meets the same audience or requirement. But I would like you to evaluate and comment on the same.

    • Dorai says:

      There are several vertical engines (even though they are not called that). Would be interested in seeing what you have. You can email it to me – dorait at gmail.com

      Dorai

  31. I hope I have not overstated ‘what we have’, the idea is still just on paper and needs to ideally become a vertical search engine.

  32. MohamedPeer says:

    Short and catchy ‘about’ section, Sir. Can’t beat that. I have stolen your idea of keeping a learn log online and I am creating one for myself to keep record of my learning as well as to showcase my portfolio of works. I will let you know once it’s done, you may want to have a look at it and find how closely it resembles yours. ;-)


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