We were in a discussion today when an SMS informed us about [:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6921960.stm|Ingmar's death]. The discussion suddenly took the backstage and SMSes flowed in and out of mobile phones. A film student friend of mine wore a sorrow look on his face and while he tried to SMS the sad news to other friends, his hands were shaking. This might not surprise those ardent followers of artistic cinema who remember Ingmar's direction and the everlasting impression he's left with it. There were articles all over the web pretty soon, and some TV News channels here ran features on him too. Some links below following the news: * Time - [:http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1648084,00.html|Why Ingmar Bergman mattered] * [:http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/cinema/features/ingmar_bergman_profile.sht…|BBC Profile - Ingmar Bergman] * [:http://www.ingmarbergman.se/|Ingmar Bergman website] * [:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6922552.stm|Why Bergman was an artistic gaint] (BBC) * [:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20041463/site/newsweek/|Dark As the Night] (MSNBC) Photo: BBC Also read: * [:http://sampada.net/article/5189|ಆಟ ಮುಗಿಸಿ ಹೊರಟು ಹೋದ ಚಿತ್ರ ಮಾಂತ್ರಿಕ] - Documentary film maker [:http://rlp.in|Abhaya Simha]'s write-up on Ingmar (in Kannada). ******* The Ind vs Eng test match took an interesting turn today. It looked like they were heading for a draw when I had peeked in to check the score in the afternoon, but India's now got to get only 73 to win the match, yay! The highlights of the match was not to be missed, so here I am scribbling this blog post almost couple of hours close to dawn. :) ******* [:http://anapodoton.blogspot.com/|ShashiShekhar] was mentioning today [:http://news.com.com/Novell+makes+file-storage+software+shift/2100-1016_…|about this interesting story] around the file system that has been added to kernel 2.4.1 (and later):
ReiserFS was the default file system in Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise until Novell decided to move to ext3 on October 12, 2006, two days after principal author Hans Reiser was charged with the murder of his wife.My immediate reaction was, "Whoa! That sounds like the plot for an Hollywood movie!" Shashi thinks that this is a better file-system than ext3. I'm yet to give it a try, though.