Monday, April 21, 2008

Google Talking

Its 12:12 am.

At home I would be in bed by now. It’s another thing that when in college, I am in bed all the time but I think about going to sleep only at 4:30 a.m. (BED and SLEEP are two different things for me).

I am bored and I open my Gtalk window, and its interesting to see how many people are online, at this time of the night. Even more interesting to see are their status messages. Some are usually boring stuff, some just normal, and some interesting. But when you see them all together…

Well just thought I would share this with everyone.

Anish says - I am a Music Junkie now

well I always knew he was a junkie but…

Arnab says - To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia - to mistake an ordinary young woman for a goddess. –

goshh he must be really hurt :(

arijitnit06 is listening to "Learn to be still" -Eagles

Arunava is available

Debayan Banerjee says -Internship at Apply anytime and get selected. Please go through the webpage before asking me any questions.

do visit this link if you are in CSE or IT student looking for an intership

Devlina is available

Indradumna says - xams not good for health

I agree

lakhotia.kushal - Wat's d "fuzz" all bout??

Maybe it’s because these drinks are carbonated and as soon as they come in contact with normal atmospheric pressure … blah blah

Nimit goenka says no defeat is final......until u stop trying

I say no defeat can be final if you lose the semi-finals

Onty and Parijat Mitra are available

Rahul Kumar says - finally smthng goes my way…….

didn’t care to ask him what

Saikat Chowdhury says - DBMS notes are available on 10.0….

Oh, I missed the IP … he just went offline

Sorabh Hamirwasia is M down

God knows what that is supposed to mean

Vijay Sewa says - 8 days remaining......mummy m cuming home!!

me too … :)

Abhinav Saxena says “kya chalti hai be” .

It’s only when you look at his display pic will you notice that he is talking about a car

Avirupa is of the opinion that "its you when i look in the mirror,its you when i dont pick up the phone..sometimes you cant make it on your own.."

Well she is sporting this status for about months now… and I think she must be really serious about it!!

Anju Ekka says- "A mistake : Giving somebody priority in ur life wen u r just an option in theirs

maybe she is serious too… so no jokes

Y says - Mr. Rosy is there neXt to my room only..Don't Worry Sonu ;)

Disclaimer: This guy is really called ‘Y’ and the ‘X’ in caps in his ‘neXt’ has nothing to do with Y as his name.

Avinash Papishetti says - Arise...........Arise, riders of Th√©oden! Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered, a sword-day, a red-day, ere the sun rises!..............................................Ride now! Ride now! Ride! Ride for ruin and the world's ending! Death! Death! Death! Forth √Čorlingas!

Inspiring!! Reminds me of 300.

Anish suddenly changed his status to - I wish that the DATA was BASS !!!!!

now, why would someone wish that

Sruti writes - 'Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood"- Marie Curie... wish i could say that about my subjects!!!!! M/C Design up nxt :..

Wish you All The Best… guess you really need it

Pallav Dutta says -The beauty about all things is wat u cant c in them!!!!

A ‘beautiful’ Status message :D

Pratiksh Kaya says - Money doesn`t create a man ,but it is the man who creates money

I wish that was the case, but alas…

Pinaki Da says - XAMS,,,,,,,Knock knock knocking on our door!!!

And I thought exams had already started

Sarbo is available

No wonder

Tanmaya says - database data overflow

Hard to believe that something could possibly overflow Tanmaya Tiwari

Sujoy says - Life is what happens in the blink of an eye or .............when eyes dont blink!!!

I tried hard to comprehend its meaning but I think it belongs to a different logical level altogether.

Shrey Gupta - is too lazy and is going to regret it...

Oh no you are not… I never did

Sritam says - U Me aur Hum brings tears to your eyes and compels u think about the hum u care for........................ People say that i don't really like 99 out of every 100 people i meet on a daily basis......................... Mil jaaye tumhe tumhari mohabbat to samajhlo tumpar khuda meherbaan ho gaya aur aagar na mile to janlo khuda tumse ek jaan ho gaya........................ Kahin para tha - par kisi ne toh likha hoga

This one is just too long.. sorry Sritam didn’t have the time to read this

Vivek Tiwari - neeli ambar si naiyyan meri, lehorn ki dhoon mein beh chali, gehri sagar mein tanha kahin, geeton ko tumhare khojti

Awesome song… bad status message

Somdip says- Exams on...three down, two to go!!! lag rahe hai

Should be 7 more to go... Oh are you talking about the End Sem ???

Aman says - life is all about making decisions, and then sticking with them......

If you are having problems …. Use FEVICOL … OK… poor joke

Sayani says - prayers answered!!!!!!laptop rockin again yahoo

Why on earth were they answered ??

Mayank Daga - 7 Secrets of Success... and I found the answers in my room.... Roof said: Aim High Fan said: Be Cool Clock said: Every Minute is Precious Mirror said: Reflect Before You Act Window said: See the World Calendar said: Be upto Date Door said: Push Hard to Achieve Your Goals

this guy is really passionate about success.. his last 3 status messages were on success too

Saurav Halder says 3 down… 2 more to go

OK fine

Neeraj Jalan is busy

Digvijay- @ finaly yrs. As We Go On ............ We Rem'mbr all d times we had Together And thats the last change Nomore ever.... We will simply be friends for ever

very sentimental indeed.

deepumatters says Badmash America

Badmash as in naughty.

Darshana Das is idle

Actually she is studying really hard … too bad that Gtalk has no respect for her hard work

Piyeta says – Database crashed

But in fact she is referring to the DBMS test on Tuesday. What you need is a CRASH course. :D

Pritam Biswas says Exam fever on.....someone gimme medicine

Dude you need a psychiatrist is away

Avik says - Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason

hmm… inaccessible maybe or maybe there is a short cut available

Arjun Lath says - Rat rat ke hum path gaye yaaron..

NO, he is NOT talking about RATS

deepumatters changed his custom message to Nokia Condoms-Connecting People.

I personally think the last status massage was better

Tania Roy Chowdhury says- if Fate doesn't make u laugh then u just dont get the joke...

good joke

Pappu just came online. His status massage reads - Weee PRO

He is still expressing his happiness that he got a job in WIPRO

Zahid says - Prof Sengupta says: Fuel should be completely atomized before injecting in the Inlet Manifold !!!

I says : “ I always use my NOTEBOOK whenever I want to take notes”

And please don’t ask me what status message I am sporting.

You must be clever enough to find that out for yourself.

Till then keep Gtalking.

P.S. Any Cooler Gtalk status messages you wanna share. Please do comment !!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Expressions of a Regular kind

Always feels satisfying when I go for a test somewhat prepared. Can't seem to remember when the last time was. I know its quite a far-fetched hope to get good marks, but that I am going prepared, careless of who is going to be sitting next to me... is overwhelming.

Unlike all the CompSci (this way it at least sounds good) papers so far, Automata seems a welcome relief. I won't say its an easy subject, but compared to what all they made us study in the past semesters, its too damn interesting. Too bad I was so busy this semester (Oh really ??!!! ) that the last 2 days were all I got to spend with the subject. Maybe if I had some free time this sem (Again!??!) , I could have known enough to at least satisfy D. Ghosh at our Grand Viva.

My personal favorites among the many interesting topics were:

1. The Pigeon-hole principle- It states that if 'm' objects are placed in 'n' boxes, where m>n, there will be at least one box which will have more than one object. (interesting, isn't it??)

2. The
game we play with the opponent when we prove a grammar to be not regular using the Pumping Lemma, (please don't ask me to explain it to you... I'd like to save some answers for the test tomorrow). In the game the opponent chooses a value, then you get to choose your value such that it limits your opponents choices in his next turn so that it will force him to make choices that will eventually lead to your victory, thus the statement being proved.

So this leads us to making a few conclusions.

1. I am feeling sleepy now.

2. I have to wake up at 7 am tomorrow (oops, today) which I have no idea how I would be able to manage.

3. Wish me loads of luck for the test.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Not Quite The End

Well, here we come to the end of yet another semester.

But dunno why it feels that as if things have just started to begin. (I have this silly habit of repeating words that mean the same thing, just to highlight an emphasis)

Adding to the fact that i went home for the least number of weekends this sem, and the fact that it was a truly eventful semester, seems that it was just days ago that I came back after the winter vacations.

A close look at the activities I was involved in this semester (I'll try to go chronologically)

  • Played the extra-marital interest of a schizophrenic lady(so i was actually part of her imagination) in a play called Dream On when we participated in Rang Manch at Spring Fest, IITKGP. In that same play I also played the elder brother of a deaf 'n' dumb(and schizophrenic) guitarist and a Television Set ( yes I played the role of a TV too, no matter how crazy that sounds). We came 3rd.
  • Single handedly made the DBMS project for the HP training we did in the winters. That was me working alone for the software and the other five in my group took care of the report and everything else ( that's the best I could do to make their work sound monumental). Took about three days of learning JSP, a week of designing and coding, and a week of testing and adding enhancements( my favorite being the implementation of AJAX). Special thanks to Anish for sticking through.
  • Mukti '08 and Aarohan 2k8 could not maintain the standards they set last year. Mukti not being an independent event anymore, there was very less work involved in the management part. I was approached from the Aarohan management to perform in the DJ nite (you should be knowing that I am an ammature DJ, but it dosn't matter if you don't). The day I was going to perform was also scheduled for my Microsoft Interns written test. I knew I could not do anything great there but I still wanted to give the test. Following days of indecision I finally decided to skip the test and perform. As luck would have it, the test was over well before my performance and due to time constrains neither could I perform infront of the college. Alas !
  • Worked along with Debayan for the LUG SDU and the LUG Repository. Hats off to Debayan, he showed everyone how good work is to be done at a Linux Users' Group of a college like NIT Durgapur's. Suddenly three years of Mukti seemed like a joke. Working with him was both a fun and a learning experience. He being a OpenSuse man i had to do what i could for my Mandriva.(my here sounds good). Hope I have been able to make some mark... beside his lovely painting.(sorry, couldn't find a better way to put it).
  • Think its a blessing that I am not the General Secratary of my college. Its a very rare feeling but then sometimes you really feel as if you are the only hope. I knew I was the most acceptable candidate in the Bengal lobby and with my clean and hardworking image I was a clear winner. There were a few misunderstandings and a few revolts to which being the kind of person I am, I would have given in to. But then I surprised even myself with the strength and determination that I showed. I would go down in the history of the college as the G.S. for the shortest period of time, but the impact the incedent had on me would last a lifetime.
  • CSE database administrator to Pseudo TPR to a full fledged TPR. Now even S.N. Sarkar, our TPO has my cell number. Not that I don't like the job, but its always irritating when SNS calls you up to wake you up in the morning asking why I am still sleeping and that Satyam is supposed to be at the college gate any moment. But I should admit that the D.H. food was quite delicious.
  • And then of course my very own Tata Consultancy Services. I was very worried about this campussing thing. Was confident that I wouldn't clear the written, and was pathetic at the interviews. But the Tanmaya Tiwary beside me at the written with the same Question set did help. My Tech was vague enough, but when I told the HR guy that i had the habit of forgetting things I knew I had screwed it. For some strange reason they thought I should be among the 202 selected from NITDGP.
  • And now Recstacy. They caught hold of me to make two posters, edit a t-shirt design by Rahul Jha, and I thought I could perform at least this time. The results: In one of the posters I had printed the date as March instead of April, the t-shirts were made black 'n' white to save time and money, and I was not able to perform yet again( there are many reason put forward to explain why, but my personal favorite is that I have a dog's luck). As most events this sem, Recs was a flop too.
  • Not to forget my 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. long Courier Tracking JSP and DBMS project which I just managed to demonstrate to the Director today (he takes our DBMS classes) and a Grand Viva which I survived, I think it was a very apt end to a very happening semester.

Now that the End Semester Exams start from Tuesday, I have this helpless blank feeling drawing up. I did not study for a single class test this semester nor for a Viva. Hope i can manage to escape the four supplies looming large.

Also my plan to save enough money to buy a DJ console has to wait now that I did not manage a Internship anywhere.

But on the good side I have big plans to do some Open Source software development this summer. Due to time and luck constrains i failed to apply for even a single Google Summer of Code Ideas. But Mixxx has managed to grab my attention. So has the Firefox 3.0 Betas. Hope I can do some good work.

But then this semester I have proved my potential to work hard and I know some more effort is definitely going to pay off.

With this I'll sign off today. Hope things will be intresting enough for me to keep adding to this mess.