Archive for September, 2009
An entrepreneur has started a social network to help semi-skilled/skilled workers in Bangalore find jobs. For those of you who dont know – a social network is like a new internet fad. It is a website where you can join and invite friends to join. Your friends can invite their friends to join etc. Soon you have a network of people who you know directly or through some one (friend of a friend…). What is it used for – well this is the first innovative use I have seen.
Babajob.com is a Bangalore centric website but I found out about it from NYT!!!
Interesting post on how debuggers work.
Other interesting articles:
- Abusing mach on Mac OS X: Discusses how to replace some ptrace functionality using Mach functions
- mach_star and mach_inject (still being developed?): Opensource code to dynamically load your code into a running process. Port for Intel machines. Also see this link.
CHUD framwwork has been moved to System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/.
Download CHUD tools to get header files from: ftp://ftp.apple.com/developer/Tool_Chest/Testing_-_Debugging/
look under Performance Tools
CHUD header docs will be at: file:///Developer/Documentation/CHUD/Framework/CHUDreferenceTOC.html
There appears to be no other documentation on CHUD besides header files.
Ok not quite game physics but a very good article on modeling collisions in a game. The author talks about modeling both “hard” collision – like a billiards ball hitting another – and soft collisions (sumo wrestlers).
Article at MacResearch: The Physics of Sumos (A Flirtation with iPhone Game Development)
Plain flour- 240 ml
Butter or ghee- 2 tbsp
Salt to taste.
Water- 2-3 tbsp
Sift the salt and flour into a bowl. Rub in the ghee until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add water little by little and knead well to a very smooth dough. Cover and chill while preparing the filling.
Potatoes- 2 medium
Carrot- 1 medium
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
Chopped Coriander leaves- 1 tbsp
Oil- 1 tbsp
Grate the potatoes and carrot. Heat oil, saute the grated vegetables for a few minutes; then add all the powders and coriander leaves and mix well.
Divide the dough into 15 portions. Dust with flour and roll into small rounds of about 5 inches. Cut the round into half and with one half make a cone. Fill with stuffing and seal the opening firmly by dampening. DO NOT OVERFILL. Prepare all the samosas the same way. Deep fry until crisp and golden. Serve with tomato ketchup or date chutney.