The life and times of Fodon

Sunday, December 31, 2006

My Starcraft Experience

Yesterday I played Starcraft with the Starcraft Guru ... Arun. We played several games at battle.net. It is so interesting that I didn't notice the phone ring right under my nose. I'm finally getting a hang of Starcraft but it will be ages before I get anywhere close to where Arun is at this game.

Arun has a good grasp of the strategies required to beat the computers at battle.net. The computer is pretty good at building an enormous army qickly. But, it sometimes leaves key installations unguarded. Each army is supported by a supply chain converts resources like minerals and vespene gas into firepower. It starts with gathering/building units that gather resources and build installations with them. These installations build mobile units that can be used to attack enemy units and installations and research technology that improves the army's capabilities. So, if one eliminates the support chain, it slows the enemy or dooms him. For example if the attacker takes out all the gathering units and the building that makes these gatherers, the defendant dies of starvation. Even if the annihilation is incomplete, it slows the defendant's building process down.

This is a pretty cool game. Looks like it is way more sophisticated and fun than chess.

Monday, August 14, 2006

My new web site is up

I laboured all of Sunday to put up my new web site. I'm hoping to put up many interesting things to my website in the near future. But, for now, it is only the home page ... whith many links to other sites to support my claims. In the future, I hope to link my photo album, blog, resumes etc to it. But for now, it is just the first step.

Friday, June 23, 2006

The pond near my Dads house

This is something like maps.google.com ... except that like a wiki you can name the places on the map. How cool. Now you can name every spot on the earth.

The Pond

Saturday, May 13, 2006

ഈപ്പൊ മലയാളത്തെല്യ്‌ ഇംഗ്ലീഷ്‌ എഴുതതാം. ഈതു സൌത്ത്‌ അഫ്രികന്നു ഇമ്പൊര്‍ട്‌ ചയുത്‌ ടെക്നോളജി. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 15, 2005


An update on the lambs at my uncle's: One of the lambs became dinner to a pack of wolves yesterday night. Looks like they took the weaker one of the two. Good luck to the survivor ! Posted by Picasa


Asha: My youngest cousin. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


Cyberian Girl: Imperfections probably make things more real. This is one of the finalists from the CG beauty contest. Check out the others at: wired CG contest Posted by Picasa


I dug up this pearl of wisdom near Greenwitch village (London). It was in the hull of one of those old sea faring ships that marked the begining of the British Empire. Have things changed? Posted by Picasa


Sooth Meyer's wedding: This was the coolest outfit in Sooth's wedding. Check out the waistband ! Posted by Picasa


Sooth Meyer's wedding. Lots of women were in the queue ahead of me ... apparently Sooth's father-in-Law is a big shot. He introduced me to him with a ... "For a change here is someone I'll have to introduce to you". Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


This is one of the pictures from a new style of photography I am working on. At this point this is one of the best examples of this style. I framed the picture without looking into the camera. Posted by Picasa


Great example of friends aping each other ... similar hair, the same skirt, bags of the same type in their right hands ... and the bags match their tops ... and the similarities dont end there.  Posted by Picasa


Can you believe that this is all vegetarian ? Singapore is one place where veganism is no constraint. Posted by Picasa


The Durian : Did you know that there are protected fruits in Singapore. This is also the national fruit of Singapore. Exporting this fruit is apparently illegal and a heavy fine could be imposed on anyone who tries. Many people wonder why the government would bother since no one else seems to like the taste of the fruit anyway.  Posted by Picasa


The cow is eagar to help any way it can. Posted by Picasa


These two were born yesterday. One of them is yet to figure out what mom tastes like Posted by Picasa