Personally speaking

A life swimming on a sea which rocks and caresses like a lady.

Born on 28th of February and brought up in a catholic school, he was always always under the impression that the patron Saint of our school, Rev. St. Dominic, who prematurely met his demise after a mere 16 birthdays, had his birthday on 29th of February. The sudden revelation that the Patron's Day that we celebrated was his birthday shocked a poor little soul (I am tempted to write, ``A bundle of shivers" ) into Skepticism.

After a quiet and fulfilling school life, and after trying his heart full to be a "Patcher in the pie" , he fell into being an appreciator of beauty. Everything is alright with beauty, he soon realized, until you include humans into the domain. You say a woman is beautiful, well, you know what happens. Now I believe that calling a man beautiful would have dire-er consequences.

Nevertheless, growing up in the strange land, a classic example of a Joycian alienation :P, he encountered various forms of arts. Of which he liked nearly all, but safely avoided practicing any. He liked reading a lot, but it was music that stuck with him, and he is finally a proud master of the skill of Playing 'A' chord and 'C' chord on the guitar, and also switching between them, though he falters at times.

Apart from that, his aesthetic attitude extends to unconventional objects, like the Art of Programming. He is a dilettantish programmer himself, and loves to make and read grotesque programs in regular (not in the CSE interpretation of the word ;) ) programming languages, and sometimes in not-so-regular programming languages. He is glad that he is still able to take part in Programming Competitions with great zeal, though he wins none.

Lastly, he is infamous for having a terrible sense of humour, which he uses as a weapon to ward off evil spirits. For example, he laughs like a daemon when someone says: ``Out!! You daemons of stupidity'' .

This is what I know, but this is what someone else has to say about me:

If I were a Springer-Verlag Graduate Text in Mathematics, I would be William S. Massey's A Basic Course in Algebraic Topology.

I am intended to serve as a textbook for a course in algebraic topology at the beginning graduate level. The main topics covered are the classification of compact 2-manifolds, the fundamental group, covering spaces, singular homology theory, and singular cohomology theory. These topics are developed systematically, avoiding all unecessary definitions, terminology, and technical machinery. Wherever possible, the geometric motivation behind the various concepts is emphasized.

Which Springer GTM would you be? The Springer GTM Test

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musically_ut 2014-04-03