Captain James Cook is remembered in Australia, as the sailor who discovered the south coast of Australia.I recently visited the Cook’s Cotttage , which is considered to be the oldest building in  Australia. It is  walking distance away from Melbourne CBD, in the Fitzroy garden. The facts say that the cottage which was originally built in Yorkshire, England by the parents of ...

Theano is a python library, which provides easy abstraction to many of the mathematical computations. It also provides and abstraction to run code on GPUs and accelerate the execution. Below is the link to official Theano site. http://deeplearning.net/software/theano/ Once installed on Linux, Theano package should be configured to use GPU explicitly . This is done by adding configurations to the ...

Being  early to observe 2016 :  New Years Eve at Melbourne The breeze of a new year,is around the corner. Being in Sri Lanka, last year I was late to feel the breeze.  This time, being in Melbourne, Australia we are the 5th, according to the timezone details below. http://www.worldtimezone.com/newyear.html (No, Sri Lanka is NOT a part of India, though it is listed under India, We are neighbors). I was fortunate enough to ...

Sometimes, I hear people claiming, I am specialized in Computer Engineering, but I am not fond of coding.  For me it is like saying, ‘I know a lot of recipes, but I don’t like cooking’ or ‘I can compose beautiful music, but I don’t like playing them or singing’. The beauty in programming I find it fascinating to learn a ...

I recently acquired membership of Toastmasters international and became a member of the Melbourne University Toastmasters club which is a club filled with a set of quite enthusiastic individuals and are passionate about encouraging each other to speak up and get rid of any form of glossophobia. (Glossophobia is defined as the fear of public speaking). As a Toastmasters club ...

It is amazing how you can read the DNA of people, like you read a book. I find it fascinating that you can find reflections of their behavior, their appearance, even their thought process, in their DNA.  I am still in the early stages of understanding how we, the  people speaking the language of ‘1’s and ‘0’s, can understand the ...

සුදුසුකම් නැති අයවලුන් ඇදුනුම්කමින්, බලපුලුවන්කාරකමින් තනතුරු ගන්නා විට, ගමේ කියන්නේ පන්දමෙන් ගිය බවය.මූල කතාව නොදන්නා මුත් ඔය පන්දම් ඇල්ලීම ගැන අප්පච්චී නිතර පිලිකුලෙන් කියනු මට ඇසී තිබේ. සුදුසුකම් නොමැතිව, ඉහලට යාමට නුසුදුස්සෝ පන්දම් අල්ලති. මොනවා වුනත්, පන්දමෙන් ආ බව දන්නා නිස ඉහල ශ්‍රේණියේ සිට පහල ශ්‍රේණියේ කවුරුත් එවැන්නන්ට වැඩ කරන්නේ කිසියම් අපුලකින්ය. ඒත් දැන් කාලය වෙනස්ය. ජන්දයක් ද අත ලග ...

මද පවන සිඹ බලමි හුරු සුවද නෑ දැනුනේ නාදුනන මුහුනු මැද හුරු හිනාවයි හෙව්වේ බැදී ඇත අපෙ මතකයන් මවෙත හෙවනැල්ල මෙන් නොහෙලාම බැල්මකුදු හිරුට නෙත් ලා හිදිමි බැස ගියත් හිරු, නොයෙයි මහ රෑට නින්දේදී යලිත් ඒ මතකයන් පාරවයි හද මගේ මගෙ සුසුම් සිහිලක් වේවා මග බලන ඔය නෙතට දකින්නට දින ගනින්නම් නුඹේ පුරුදු හසරැල්ල ...

The beauty of ACGT s…. Enter into the world of tiny little sparkling particles , bonding with each other bringing the world into life. Look at the way they evolve, making thousands and thousands of bonds spreading the life all over. See that small kid, playing with his mom in the ground? Doesn’t he have the eyes as twinkling as his mother’s? They made ...

Installing scikit-learn in Windows (scikit-learn)http://scikit-learn.org/stable/index.html is a collection of tools developed in python for data mining and data analysis. The detailed steps on installation are described here . http://scikit-learn.org/stable/install.html I used the method of third party distributions of scikit learn, which is python(x,y) if you want to install onWindows. Following are simple steps to quickly set up it on windows. Download  https://code.google.com/p/pythonxy/. This comes with ...

Catch the bus on time, which will not reach the destination on time treasure the winning moment, it might not last for a long time. be jobless and become the Entrepreneur of the year, to deal with unexpected hiding all the fear. Get into the wrong train and fall in love, Keep looking towards future, worrying what is now. be ...

Hands on in Google Cardboard Today I got the opportunity to try out Google Cardboard. Thanks to Shamika, we have one at the Peradeniya Computer Engineering Department to play around with. Google cardboard  (https://www.google.com/get/cardboard/get-cardboard.html) is a simple paper product, which consists of bunch of cardboard and 2 lenses and works as a phone based Virtual Reality viewer , once assembled using a magnet to handle ...

You can easily configure you emails residing on a Linux server to be forwarded into an email address you prefer. For an example if you want your emails at stu01@ce.pera.lk to be forwarded to stu01@gmail.com , you could do this by editing the .forward file in your home folder. .forward is  a utility provided  for individual users on Linux to ...

This is linked to my previous post In this blog post, I would also like to share this awesome post I found through internet, I have no idea who the actual writer is but am grateful to him/her for presenting it, exactly what we all need to , but could not better. Have you ever watched them sleep? —————————————————- ...

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