Waiting

We all wait for the tides of life to turn in our favor.. For prayers to be heard.. For dreams to be fulfilled…

We all wait for the waiting to end…

Here’s John Burroughs ode to Waiting :

Serene, I fold my hands and wait,

Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea;

I rave no more ‘gainst time or fate,

For, lo! my own shall come to me.

 

I stay my haste, I make delays,

For what avails this eager pace?

I stand amid the eternal ways,

And what is mine shall know my face.

 

Asleep, awake, by night or day,

The friends I seek are seeking me;

No wind can drive my bark astray,

Nor change the tide of destiny.

 

What matter if I stand alone?

I wait with joy the coming years;

My heart shall reap where it hath sown,

And garner up its fruit of tears.

 

The waters know their own and draw

The brook that springs in yonder height;

So flows the good with equal law

Unto the soul of pure delight.

 

The stars come nightly to the sky;

The tidal wave unto the sea;

Nor time, nor space, nor deep, nor high,

Can keep my own away from me.

 

WAITING

by: John Burroughs (1837-1921)

 

 

On a sunday.

Why this Sunday is important? Well, with this Sunday, I end up being 2 weeks old within IBM and I hope to get along with the company for more years to come… (Let God strengthen me for this 🙂 ) . With this Sunday, I have successfully dared the Bangalore traffic and weather for a fortnight. And it is on this day, that I share my birthday with the birthday of Lord Krishna. Its quite a REFRESHING day 🙂

IBM Watson

Did you think a computing device couldn’t beat a human in a quiz performed in human’s natural language? Well think again. IBM Watson is here. The QA system from IBM which wins Jeopardy!

Check it out :—

“This is history” — Dr.Jennifer Chu-Carroll, IBM Research

TeX-ing!

I was doing my “Thesis” in LaTeX and everything was great…..and then an error occurred when I tried changing the caption of a figure.
All Hell broke lose!! I tried undoing all the changes I had made to the file….but in vain! The error persisted. I knew that it was a Runaway argument, as I could see my processor usage sore to great extent..and persist there.. but the TexMaker application didn’t give me any error output. To understand where the error lay, I tried compiling the Tex files in the Linux terminal by using the command : pdflatex .tex. The error output read something like this:

Runaway argument?
{\numberline {5.1}{\ignorespaces Physical and MAC layer frame structu\ETC.
! Paragraph ended before \@dottedtocline was complete.

Something in the back of my mind told that this was related to the list of figures and so I tried commenting out the generation of the list of figures..and lo.. everything compiled and worked perfectly! But then, I needed the list of figures! I can’t remove it!

After a lot of deliberations and searching for \@dottedtocline error throughout the internet and also checking and rechecking the count of all braces.. I still couldn’t find what the error was..

Finally, I did something very random..I just removed the list of figures file from my folder, usually named .lof and recompiled…and guess what..everything is picture perfect once again. 🙂 🙂