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Twinkle twinkle little star is a short musical piece I composed and recorded last evening.

This piece consists of 56 measures. It is 1 minute 52 seconds long. The music is composed of four tracks. This is my second attempt at recording music with multiple tracks. The last such attempt was more than two years ago when I composed and recorded 'A few notes'.

The links to the audio files, sheet music, etc. are provided below. The files reside in my website. In case, my website is down, the YouTube link provided below should still work.

The four tracks in this piece are:

  1. Grand piano
  2. Slow strings
  3. Xenon pad
  4. Music box

This arrangement is based on the popular melody of the nursery rhyme called Twinkle, twinkle, little star. The melody is played with the treble notes of the piano. I wrote the bass notes for the piano and the strings, and the high notes for the pad and the music box to fill the music with emotions of love and happiness. I recorded this after about two hours of practice.

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Here is a C puzzle I like to ask my friends and colleagues. It is one of those silly puzzles that may bring a smile on your face if you aren't able to figure it out immediately.

#include <stdio.h>

int main()
    printf("hello, world\n");
    return 0;

This code compiles and runs successfully even though the current draft of the C99 standard doesn't mention anywhere that URLs are valid syntactic elements in C. How does this code work then?