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Post-Q,W,A Post

Back again with another khichdi of a post.

  • Quark, Waves and Apogee. [For the uninitiated, Quark is our technical festival and Waves, our Cul-fest] I had been to BITS-Pilani, for attending their Tech-fest, Apogee.
    • One would expect Apogee to end up the best, but we were thoroughly disappointed. It came nowhere near the perfection of Quark and things seemed quite unprofessional. Hats-off to Chaitu n others in the Quark Org-Co. I'm already worried about missing Quark'09 [thanks to my PS]
    • The specials at all three events were unforgettable. Feeding the Fish, the Air Shows (Naval and Amateur planes), the Orchestral performance, Special Performance [Aasra], Sand art by Gagan and Mithali!
    • Had the opportunity, to meet/have a look at some of the guys studying at colleges in their home towns. For once, I felt being in a "reputed", national college does matter.
    • Felt good spending some time with good ol' friends at Pilani.
    • Always believed organizing events isn't my forte, but, helped organize a couple of events at Quark. Feels good.
    • Effective Communication is less about how well you choose your words but more about your quantum of concern for the other person and the matter at hand!
  • Pilani Campus, Love at First sight. Never really felt like coming back.
    • The arts/non-technical clubs there are simply superb! We have a lot to learn
    • Cycling on campus. A dream come true!
    • All Night Canteen is a real hangout place!
    • Green, Greener, Greenest. Never really felt like we were in the deserts of Rajasthan.
    • …. the list can go on and on. I'll stop here.
  • FOSS n me.
    • Attended my first FOSS event! The Install Fest @ Quark. Wasn't as awe inspiring as I would've liked it to be, but still a memorable one. Simply for being my first install-fest and for the lessons we learnt.
    • FOSSKriti'08 is one event I'll regret missing. It was absolutely amazing. I'm just hoping, people here too get to that level soon enough.
    • Free Software and Freeware ain't the same stuff. It's extremely painful when people address FOSS stuff as freeware. Free Software is Software that's Free as in Free Speech n Freeware is software that if free as in free beer.
    • Eagerly awaiting mukt.in v2. Can't wait to get back home!
    • Enjoying my time on \\#mukt.in and \\#linux-india. The new DC hub (GNOME) for FOSS junta is cool too!
    • There's an urgent need to start contributing to FOSS. But how?
  • Haven't yet found myself an intern/project for summer. Wonder what's in store, this summer.
  • Most of the gang's On-Campus next sem. Will really miss Voodoo though. Hoping he has a rocking PS.
  • Hoping we won't have to shift hostels next sem.
  • Appreciation is a great motivator. Expressing it promptly is important. I'm bad at it. Should work on it.
  • "The gang" is like a flock of birds in flight.
  • This semester is coming to an end already, and I don't have anything I'd be proud of.
  • Wonder why I have absolutely no feelings about the farewell we'd be having soon.
  • Awaiting Ugadi Celebs. Seems like they are gonna rock more than ever.
  • Gone are those days, when I used to post because something I had to write about, compelled me to do so. These days, the long inactivity on my blog is turning out to be the sole reason for my posts. [A few Rare Exceptions though, and this one isn't] I wonder if its because life's become uneventful or because I grew lazier or because of something else.
  • I don't like posting accounts of events from the recent/distant past, but I'm doing it just to prevent my blog's death.

Life "In-gen"

Another post, with nothing concrete to say…

  • These are just a few random musings, for those curious about my life and for the good health of my Blog which is so close to its death..
  • College (+ Hostel) is amongst few places, that everyone on Earth(& elsewhere) \\*must\\* get the chance to be in. There's a whole new world out here, with hell a lotuva things you can do, Here and Only Here… [I am not, by any means, talking of acads!]
  • Projects. Yes they are a part of almost all my random stuff… cos I just Love them, when they are self-assigned and off-hand. They get even more exciting, when the learning curve is Steep!
  • Deadlines can be wonderful things, if only I learn to respect them.
  • Lab-Tests, i guess, are amongst the most hyped tests in the World! They aren't worth all that fuss.
  • Grades ain't everything in Life. Not even if you are doing Engineering!
  • I live amidst /wonderful* singers, marvelous music composers, facile lyric writers, cool Hackers, amazing photographers, inspiring poets and what not. [Why the hell do people then, look just for the *"industrious"/ grade scorers?]
  • Music and Sleep are Great Healers. Laughter, too, is a close competitor.
  • GNU/Linux is addictive. More n more people getting addicted, everyday!
  • RHCE's got a pretty interesting test. Its rare to be interested in undergoing the torture of a test, ain't it?
  • Rules seem to be total crap, until you get the chance to look at them from above.
  • Quark'08 coming up! Gottu gear up for it!
  • Comprees?? They don't bother me so much any more.
  • Finally, for those who found all the above stuff boring and dumb… here's some food for thought > The Best things in Life aren't Things…

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Revelations....

Revelations..Revelations…Revelations.

Such wonderful things they are… bringing to us.. such a joy [even if its about something not so pleasant…]… the joy of discovering things.. of realising a truth… that was hidden somewhere within… brought out with an elegant swoooosh!!…

We, 9, Voodoo, Ravi, UC n me] were just walking on the street… enjoying the evening… after a nice day @ Quark [Day 2]… We were having a casual discussion… not discussing anything in particular… but somehow the discussion led to a project uc,ravi n me [ and probably the others are too..(they didn't talk abt it…)] are interested in… [i don't wanna give any more info abt the project.. bcos it may seem over-ambitious to a few.. not that it hasn't been done already…. but…] neways….

so… while we were talkin abt it… uc said, he didn't have any clue about that thing worked… and we all were wondering too… thinking about some possible solutions/methods….[I was actually trying to recollect something i came across… some time back…] but then suddenly 9 jumped in, to say…

Don't think about how 'that' works… Just think about how 'YOU' would make it work!!

Oh my God!! now that's what's a REVELATION… I was just dumb-struck… that one small statement of his… drowned me in its depths… I feel I still haven't come out of it… A big big revelation at the most unexpected of times, at the most unexpected of places…. [though 9 wouldn't agree with this… being his usual modest self…]

Its been proved time and again… "they" can occur anywhere… anytime and to anyone… while you are on the street.. in your room.. at work… or even in the loo… [Most ppl have a lot of them here!!].. we just need to keep our eyes n ears open… and most importantly our Mind…… ps: it seems…me not delving out the details about our ambitious project.. makes this post a little vague, uninteresting n difficult to relate to… but still… In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind –Louis Pasteur

Quotes are nothing but inspiration for the uninspired. – Richard Kemph

Quark 07

This post is to promote QUARK'07… This post is here… little due to my desire.. and almost totally bcos somebody [the ppl here at coll..] expect "us" to do it..

Blogspot.. Orkut..[i don't use it any more] were blocked on campus [don't ask why cos none of us have been able to figure out.. atleast about Blogspot..] but the blocks have been lifted for a fortnight.. just so that we can publicise Quark [our techfest..] Its from 17th March to 19th March.. check out the link for more details..

So ppl.. Quark coming up :)…

and… blocks coming up too :(…

[But why Blogspot???]