Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dissertation as a book

Was surprised to see that my doctoral dissertation, End-to-end abstractions for application-aware storage, was published as a book. Encountered it accidentally while searching for something else.  Even more surprised to see that the "book" is being sold by Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a cost of 69 USD.  The publisher ProQuest has gotten rights from my University for publishing dissertations as books, and I seem to have given my acceptance as part of the dissertation submission process to the Graduate School.  However, it's not clear how they came up with the sale price.

Flipkart sells it for more than 4000 rupees.

Yet to see a copy of this book.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Maldives ...

Pretty good shot out of my simple point-and-shoot at Maldives.  Amazing crystal clear water and white sand makes out a fantastic color.  Never seen such beaches before.