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Discovering Kottu

In magerata on September 15, 2009 at 6:57 am

I meant the reading variety. (Not that I do not like the eating variety, but after reading some blogs, I felt like throwing up)

But I am not going to blame anyone for their creative writing. I will keep that for later, if my plans falter.

I am glad to have found Kottu and many blogs through it. Thanks Indi, I am how ever going to beat you with my Magerata Meme.

Kandy Lake!

In magerata on September 12, 2009 at 3:24 am
Temple Of Tooth, Kandy

Temple Of Tooth, Kandy

The walks, runs and the hospital by the lake (that I forgot the name) all memories

Photo credits

University Of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Tops Google Summer Of Code Acceptances, From 2005-2009!

In magerata on September 12, 2009 at 3:09 am

Google Open Source Blog: Tasty New Google Summer of Code Stats

congratulations, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka! Magerata is doing well!

I am very glad and proud to read that University of Moratuwa from Sri Lanka, Mage Rata has topped the acceptances since 2005. This is not a small feat as top students from top universities all over the world have sought to be accepted to the program.

Here is an excerpt from Google Open Source Blog Post;

Top 10 Schools in 2009 by # of Accepted Students

Sri Lanka – University of Moratuwa – 22
Brazil – University of Campinas / UNICAMP – 12
China – Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences – 11
Romania – Polytechnic University Of Bucharest – 11
Poland – Gdansk University of Technology – 10
Austria – Vienna University of Technology – 9
India – Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Goa campus – 9
Sweden – Royal Institute of Technology – 9
India – Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University – 8
Singapore – National University of Singapore – 8

And for comparison:

Top 10 Schools 2005 – 2009 by # of Accepted Students

Sri Lanka – University of Moratuwa – 79
Brazil – University of Campinas / UNICAMP – 37
Canada – University of Toronto – 34
Austria – Vienna University of Technology – 31
China – Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences – 30
United States – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – 28
Poland – Wroclaw University of Technology – 27
Hungary – Budapest University of Technology and Economics – 21
Canada – Carleton University – 21
Romania – Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi – 20

Complete statics are here

Magerata social network engine under test

In development, magerata on September 3, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Hi people from magerata.
We are testing a social networking engine for magerata.com. The main concern so far is the language adoption for Sri Lankan languages. Tamil seems to be available but Sinhalese seems to be the hard part at this point.
Ultimately we would like people to switch between languages and at the same time be able to communicate in international languages like English. Social harmony is the key point. We will keep you updated.
If there are Sinhala or Tamil language experts, we would like tovhear from you