Susam Pal

On technology, mathematics, etc.

Good Quality DOSBox Video Capture

By Susam Pal on 15 Jun 2019

IBM/LCSI Logo in DOSBox: Once in a while, I fire up one of the vintage DOS games or language interpreters in DOSBox for nostalgia's sake. ...

Temperature Conversion

By Susam Pal on 05 Jan 2014

Approximation Problem: Everytime I travel to the US, one thing that troubles me a little is having to convert temperature from the Celsius scale to ...

Fare Conversion

By Susam Pal on 24 Dec 2013

Approximation Problem: Auto rickshaw fare in Bangalore was revised on Fri, 20 Dec 2013. The old rate for an auto rickshaw ride was a minimum ...

AUTH CRAM-MD5

By Susam Pal on 07 Nov 2011

Introduction: Last night, while I was setting up my SMTP server, I decided to dig deeper into CRAM-MD5 authentication mechanism. It is a challenge-response authentication ...

When Worse Is Better

By Susam Pal on 29 Oct 2011

Decision Problem: Let me begin this post with a puzzle. Alex and Bob work as financial advisers for the same company. They receive equal salaries ...