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Back from Hiatus !

As many of you noticed, this blog has been very silent for the past 3 months – This was partly due to one of my research papers and few other minor reasons. Now that I know the drill, hopefully, the future papers should not result in full silence in the blog πŸ™‚ Lets see how it goes….

I learned lot of very fascinating this in data mining, machine learning etc Expect few good blog posts. I will try to add a page discussion the next few topics to be blogged. If you want me to discuss about any topic feel free to post it in the comments !

During the past 3 months, my blog readership has almost doubled .. Hi to all my new readers ! Hope you enjoy my new posts too !

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Blog Reboot – Ctrl+Alt+Del

The blog has been very quiet for the past few months as I have been busy finishing my Masters and sorting trying to figure out what I want to do in PhD. It has been an exhilarating ride so far and hope the fun ride continues. In all the hustle, I dropped the ball on blogging. I have been spending some time last few weeks trying to work out a blogging routine that will allow me to post periodically all the while focusing on my primary responsibility – research.

I "think" I have a silver bullet and I plan to test if it works. The broadest outline are as follows :

1. Try to post one good post every week. Usually my posts are very long and it causes a long preparation time. If the time exceeds my weekly quota, spun it as a series πŸ™‚

2. Skip posting "Biweekly Links". The rationale behind Biweekly Links was to distill few of my favorite blog posts or articles I read in Web. Thinking about it, most of the time I took the list from my Google Reader shared list. I do read a lot of blogs and share them regularly. If you miss Biweekly Links you can either follow me in Google Reader or subscribe to my Google Reader shared items RSS at http://www.google.com/reader/shared/saravanan.thirumuruganathan . If you are a Google Buzz person, you can follow my profile at http://www.google.com/profiles/saravanan.thirumuruganathan .

3. Previously , the majority of my long articles were on topics in Linux. One of the main reasons I started to blog was to expound the really really cool ideas in data mining, machine learning and artificial intelligence. In hindsight , I did not do as good a job as I wanted to. One of the reasons was the topics I wanted to blog were orthogonal to the current courses I am taking – So this means I was spending more time to prepare some old topic – One potential solution I intend to try is this : I usually take or audit some awesome courses in my University. So I will try to blog about some of the topics in the course. For eg I have a series of posts on EigenValues and SVD lined up.

4. I also plan to relax the criteria I use to post blogs – Anything technical that is cool is worth blogging !

I do not know how the blog is going to evolve but I am willing to experiment and learn. Hopefully, you the reader enjoy the V2.0 πŸ™‚

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