Ping is sponsoring the Australasian and South-East Asian Reception at SIGGRAPH 2006, the world's premier conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques. If you're attending, come to the International Center at 5pm on Sunday the 30th of July. Attendees will be served complimentary Australian beer (Coopers and James Boags) and wines, and Australian and Singaporean snacks.
The authorship and origin of Vivekachudamani has witnessed a discussion.  The broad consensus, according to John Grimes, is to credit the text to Adi Sankara.