Everybody stand back…

April 21, 2008

… I have arrived!

After numerous false starts, I have finally learnt (just) enough Perl to do the essential Unix-like file processing operations like head, tail, grep etc. on Windows. I am in my “Windows usage phase”, and there is absolutely nothing you can do through the command line. (And Windows Vista sucks even otherwise, which means soon I will be back to my “Ubuntu phase”.) I do use cygwin, but Perl is fun.

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Question

April 13, 2008

I have a question that has been bothering me a bit more over the last few days than ever. What are the core computer science areas? What are the core skills that computer scientists have that researchers in other disciplines don’t have (or computer scientist have an edge over others in them)?