Friday, October 29, 2004


wow!! i finished three movies today :))) ... cool ...

started LOTR 3 ... gr8 movie

watched 2 1/2 hrs of bride & prejudice in 45 minutes :) pretty unbearable

Laws of Attraction ... pretty different Romantic story ...

going to sleep now...

lot to do tomorrow...

back in action :()


After so long finally I got some time to write this blog properly....The ACM prelims are over and guess what...our team (Amal,Sunilmohan and ME) won both of lets see what happens...Microsoft interview got over today finally...

Yesterday night from 8:00 to 1:00 we three were racking our brains to complete more and more questions in the second ACM prelims and finally we managed to complete 3 questions by 1:00 AM which fortunately was the highest no of questions done.

After that we were in the state of euphoria...especially Ranta and Amal...I was thinking again and again of the interview...we roamed around and came back to hostel at 2:00 when these ppl started requesting me to let them see a movie...but I had to sleep....finally I went to bed at thoughts were running here & there.. I was not getting sleep at all....finally I dont know when I slept ... I woke up at

7:00 and got ready...I did not even take my breakfast...Nitin and I left for microsoft at 8:30 or so....we reached there and for the first time in last 2 months I read some magazines to kill the free time...

Then my first interview finally started....

Then the second interview....

and thats it...

it was 1:00 already...we went to PR for lunch...

after a hearty meal we came back to hostel and told ppl abt how the interview went...Then after so many days I opened the ftp servers to get some movies...I was feeling so sleepy that I decided to sleep..I finally went to sleep at 4:00 or so...Again for the first time in last 2 weeks or so I slept without putting the alarm :) ... I woke up at 5:35 itself...and now I am writing this I am planning to watch a movie...we have to meet tonite again for ACM preperations...



Tuesday, October 26, 2004

recent quotes - copied frm anand's signature & abt today

Today was another busy day...i woke up at 9:30 and got ready to meet Prof PJN at 10:00 ... he was not there...i went to CVIT where I sat with nirnimesh for some 20 mins or so working on 'Streaming'...then i went to lab to see our 'IT for Power' project...went for presentation ... Prof NDR liked it I feel....then I came for lunch...after having lunch we had to meet Prof PJN at 2:00 so I went a bit early to meet Prof Jayanthi...Prof PJN was still not there...we again started working on 'Streaming' ... then at 3:30 I went to collect DIP answer scritps after which I came back to CVIT to continue 6:30 I got frustrated of waiting and came to its 7:10...We have ACM-prelims from 9:00 .... it will go on till 12:00 ... I am hoping for good results...lets see...

this is one of good mails I got

No offence to this (mail frm anand)


> A woman was out golfing one day when she hit the

> ball into the woods. She

> went into the woods to look for it and found a frog

> in a trap. The frog said

> to her, "If you release me from this trap, I will

> grant you three wishes."

> The woman freed the frog, and the frog said, "Thank

> you, but I failed to

> mention that there was a condition to your wishes.

> Whatever you wish for,

> your husband will get ten times more or better!"

> The woman said, "That's okay."

> For her first wish, she wanted to be the most

> beautiful woman in the world.

> The frog warned her, "You do realize that this wish

> will also make your

> husband the most handsome man in the world, an

> Adonis who women will flock

> to."

> The woman replied, "That's okay, because I will be

> the most beautiful woman

> and he will have eyes only for me." So, KAZAM-she's

> the most beautiful woman

> in the world!

> For her second wish, she wanted to be the richest

> woman in the world. The

> frog said, "That will make your husband the richest

> man in the world and he

> will be ten times richer than you."

> The woman said, "That's okay, because what's mine is

> his and what's his is

> mine." So, KAZAM-she's the richest woman in the

> world!

> The frog then inquired about her third wish, and she

> answered, "I'd like a

> mild heart attack."

> Moral of the story:

> Women are clever. Don't mess with them.

> Attention female readers: This is the end of the

> joke for you. Stop here and

> continue feeling good.

> Male readers: Please scroll down.

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> The man had a heart attack ten times milder than his

> wife!!!

> Moral of the story: Women are really dumb but think

> they're really smart.

> Let them continue to think that way and just enjoy

> the show


"Not all those who wander are lost."

--J.R.R. Tolkien

"If you're going through hell, keep going."

-- Winston Churchill

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

long day

Today was a big day (Yesterday now-2:16 am)

I woke up at 9:40 and went to PR class straight...

after the class I went to meet Prof Jayanthi and could not find her in her I went to CVIT lab, there I met vardhman and jagmohan and we discussed our PR project for sometime...then I went to lab and checked my mail for the first time in the morning...

There were some mails related to DIP and one related to ASR(Automatic Speech Recognition) system by one of the juniors working on that project with me. I tried to resolve that problem and just located the error after 20 minutes of brainstorming....Paresh,Pelu came and told that Ravi Malladi from GE was coming in the afternoon to meet all of us...There was no good reason for this, but I thought , ok I will come to lab in afternoon...

I wrote appx 10-15 (non-bc) mails in 30 minutes related to DIP/Speech Proj/FYP...

It was 1:00 already , we had to meet at 2:00 in my room@obh so I came to the room...I was browsing through some stuff on my pc when I got piyush's mesg to come to lab at 1:45, I went there and nothing happened...I went to lab for 15 minutes and then went to dixit's room...we discussed the project for some 30-45 minutes and after that I went to lab....

I went to canteen with nitin to discuss about 3-4 things and after that we came to lab...we discussed some DS/algos stuff, and then I went to see DIP project of one of the groups...there I met Vardhman and discussed the project further...

I came to lab after that was 4:15 and we had a test at 4:30...I had to sit with AC ;) ... He showed us our last paper's marks ( 4/10 :( ) and we wrote the test...After the test I went to meet Prof Jayanthi...came to lab...put the slides on website...saw another groups progress on project and then at about 7:30 we went out...

Amal,Dixit,ketan,manjeet,nitin,visesh and me...we went to Pizza hut where they were serving unlimited pizzas for 125...we sat there for appx 1 1/2 hr or so and ate 7 pcs each(me and nitin, bothra and pelu ate 8 :( and ketan ate only 5 :) )...

Ketan was like 'ummmmm! I cant eat more, u guys are animals, how can u eat so much'...we came back to institue at 11:00 when I went to lab and sent few mails regarding DIP/Eco/PR...then I went to Vardhman's room to do PR assignment...We did lots of BC, discussed abt softwares, Placements, interview experiences etc...and I came back to room...

Ketan,amal,bothra and dixit were watching a stupid movie ('white chicks' or sth) ... I somehow completed it ( 2 hr movie in 40 minutes ) and thankfully all those non-sense people went to their respective rooms and left me in my room alone...

I am going to sleep now as its already 2:31...cya later...

Monday, October 18, 2004

PR Test over

PR test got over finally after so much of postponment and all...

2 Days back I had no idea what was happening in PR...there were so many algorithms applicable in narrow domains with lots of assumptions...I had read everything by 16th but started again as I did not get the proper knowledge of the subject. Where are the techniques used , how they work and all that..

PS: I just saw that i left this post as a draft...and did not posting now.. :))
today is 10th April 05

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Sunday Times

Some of the good things that came in Sunday times....

The interview of Baichung Bhutia was very inspiring...The punchline of his interview was "Move on, forget the past. Every day is a new day."

few quotations...

People wont remember what you did. People wont remember what you said. But people will remember how you made them feel.

- Neale Donald Walsch

Dont cry over someone who wont cry over you.

- Julia Roberts

Love is giving someone the ability to destroy you, but trusting them not to.

- Anonymous


There was an article on "Ease your mind" which was really effective...

"I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And

so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes"--Charles Swindoll

Here goes -->

"Although we may not be aware of them, we all have personal philosophies that shape how we view the world. These philosophies color our interpretation of events in our lives--both good and bad--and more importantly, how we respond to those events. We've all heard some of the more popular philosophies--e.g. when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But, have you stopped to think about the philosophies that guide and shape your particular worldview?

When life gets hectic, and things don't seem to be going your way, following are some philosophies you can adopt that will indeed, enable you to take those lemons and make the very best lemonade!

1. Mistakes are the stepping stones to mastery

I love watching funny sitcom and movie out-takes--especially when I've already seen the finished product. Nothing illustrates this concept better. We can learn so many lessons: that humor can get us through the fumbles; that others are there to lend a hand if we allow them; that no one is perfect, not even Robert Deniro; that there's always a chance for another take; and most importantly, that if we persist, we can eventually master the task at hand and no one would be the wiser!

2. If you truly believe in you, you're one-up already

Any top salesman will tell you that he cannot fully succeed if he doesn't believe in his product. Whenever we pitch ourselves--be it for a promotion, a lead role, or a new job--just how effective we are, is largely determined by our own self-confidence and esteem. Think about the times you've been fully confident in your abilities, and how easy it was to convince others of the same. And then, think about the times you may not have been as confident--was it as easy to be convincing?

3. Perfection, like a brand new car, is customizable

What's your idea of a perfect life? I bet, if you asked five other people they would all tell you something different. Commercials and ads appeal to our recognition of a well-marketed American Dream (i.e. the house with the white picket fence, a dog, and 2.5 children), but we all know there is no universal definition of "perfection." The key is to define it for yourself, based on your Personal Values, and then to aggressively pursue it despite differences in opinion about what may constitute "perfection."

4. Disappointment in oneself only stems from the knowledge that we CAN do better

Deep down, we all know what we're really capable of. The key then, is to figure out what forms of support enable us to be our best. Reality is, there will be times when you fall, and when you do, revisit philosophy #1.

5. Motherhood means you're already an achiever

Sacrificing vanity, comfort, and balance for 10 months? Creating a life? What could be more magnificent?

6. If you're afraid to make the jump, you can always get a hang glider

Look inside to find out what keeps you from creating the life you really want to be living. If your life or career goal appears to you to be a most daunting mountain, know that you don't have to face it alone. Family, friends, or a personal coach can help you to safely navigate, and enjoy your experience conquering that mountain.

7. Sometimes you have to tolerate the cacophony before you can find the harmony

Well, maybe Mozart didn't have to. But for the rest of us, experimenting with how something works, will enable us to eventually hit on all the wonderful possibilities. In order to learn to play a guitar, for example, we need to learn how to hold it, and then the sounds each string makes all along the neck. Once we learn this, we are then equipped to play the harmonies involving multiple strings. But be sure, along the way, as you experiment, there will be noise!

8. There is no one else in the world who knows everything that you know

Your life is like no other. You are a unique individual. When it feels like others around you may be smarter, recognize that every piece of knowledge you've gathered over the years is unique to you and while someone else may seem to know more than you do about a particular thing, they can't possibly know every thing that you do!

9. The work will be there tomorrow

Yes, this is a good thing. This means, that you can comfortably say no to laundry today to catch that game on TV, or meet an old friend. The laundry, like a true friend, will still be there tomorrow.

10. For every 1 thing you regret, there are always 100 more to be thankful for

So many of us spend a lot of energy focusing on what we don't have, or what didn't go our way. Meanwhile the sun is shining, the sky is blue, the grass is green, the sky is starry, our health is good, our children are beautiful... Try this on--next time something disappointing happens, shift your focus instead to identifying 100 things that you do have to be thankful for. Then, figure out how you can channel all that wonderful positive energy into achieving whatever it is you seek! "


Susan Eckert, MA, Personal and Professional Life Coach


Then there was an artical -- "When is enough , enough"

When is enough, enough?

by Edward B. Toupin

I had the most interesting discussion today with a friend of mine. He and I were chatting about the economy, his job, families, and life in general. The one point that he kept raising was that of his "needing to do more" to pay the bills, be with his family, get promoted at work, fix the hot water heater, etc. It's always the "need to do more" to better accommodate more.

I had to stop and think for a minute --- more for more? That doesn't make sense! If you have to do more, to handle more, yet there is no more time and energy and your quality of life decreases with each "more" you acquire --- that means that somewhere in the prior "mores" was a break-even point. There must have been some point in there were "more" was enough and everything was great --- yet we missed the peak because we were busily looking at something "more".

Is less more?

I always wondered what that meant --- "less is more". Actually, you have to have something to begin with to have less and know what this means. I remember during the fires in Colorado --- we went from living in a gorgeous, huge house, on a mountain, to living in a pickup truck and hotel room for two weeks. We had much less --- but at that time we had everything we needed: my wife, myself, and the two dogs. We were safe and realized that nothing else mattered --- our peak? Perhaps. But, life went on and we rebuilt our lives around necessities instead of "more". We now have everything we need, and a few things we want, but we looked for that break even point and are now happier than ever before.

Where is my break even?

This point is different for everyone, but the break even point, I've found, is when you have everything that satisfies your core needs in life and you have the opportunity to take the time and enjoy them all. Everything beyond that point begins to put stress on your life, love, and career and the quality of life begins to decrease because of the amount of energy and time involved in maintaining the "more".

The best way to determine your break even point on your quality of life is to examine your basic needs such as food, water, air, relationships, love, and self-satisfaction. Once you've satisfied your core requirements of existence, then you can move forward to attain your self-realization and achieve those things that you want to define your life.

Many times, people grasp and grab at anything they can because they are looking for something to satisfy their needs and desires. In the process, they acquire a tremendous amount of unnecessary clutter in their life and begin to run into time and resource issues. But, they have all of this "stuff" to find that it was nothing that they needed or wanted to satisfy their lives.

To achieve your break even, you have to analyze what you want in life and only acquire those things, material and spiritual, that are of benefit to your ultimate Vision and goals. Realize that, if it doesn't drive your life forward, then it isn't necessary! Perhaps you want family, career, and financial stability so that you can enhance your quality of life. Indeed, a valiant goal, but what is keeping your from achieving this goal?

What's next?

I am not saying that you should live in squalor! I am saying, live a life that is full and rich, but do so in such a way that is beneficial to your Vision and does not diminish your quality of life. Establish a Vision, define your Mission, and streamline your life to achieve your goals. Don't meander through life and grab at just anything to fill voids and dreams. Take hold of those things that mean something and truly fulfill your dreams!


Edward Toupin


Friday, October 8, 2004


I have lots of work to do currently

My FYP viva is on Monday...the link to my FYP Page is

It has most of the information related to the project...

The other project I am working on is for IT for Power

IT for Power Project

Pattern Recognition project will start very soon...

Have to submit PR assignment also, Economics and PR tests are very close...

Sunday, October 3, 2004

rules of life - From Sanyam Sharma

9 rules to live happily!!

1 - Live to relax!

2 - Love your bed, it is your temple!

3 - Relax in the day, so that you can sleep at night!

4 - Work is holy, so don't attack it!

5 - Don't do something tomorrow, that you can do the day afterwards!

6 - Work as little as possible. Let the others do what needs to be done!

7 - Don't worry, nobody died from doing nothing, but you could get hurt at work!

8 - If you feel like doing work, sit down and wait until that feeling goes away!

9 - Don't forget: working is healthy! So leave it for the sick people!

So whats ur plan now ??

Software-Sholay -- A mail from Paritosh Pandey

Gabbar sends Kaalia and two others to Ramgad to collect the loot-maar

software he had ordered. They reach Ramgad and start shouting:

"Abe O thakur! Kahan hai who loot-maar software? Last date to kab ka nikal


Thakur [with anger]: "Chillao mat! jaakar Gabbar se kah do ki Thakur

Software walon ne paagal kutton ke liye software banana bund kar diya


Kaalia: "Bahoot garmi dikha rahe ho thakur? Koi naye programmers hire kiye

hain kya?"

Thakur: "Nazar uttha ke dekh, Kaalia, tere sar par PortalBuilder chal raha


Kaalia looks up and sees Viru (Dharmendra) working on a PC on one Water

tank and Jay (Amitabh) on another, using a laptop.

Kaalia Starts Laughing and says: "Ha ha... thakur ne freshers ko liya hai

ye log Programming karenge? In ko to DOS commands bhi nahin aate."

Veeru shouts: "Chup-chaap chala ja kutte. Hum log consultants hain, Kuch

bhi kar sakte hain."

Jay hits some commands on his keyboard, then says:

"jaao kaalia, Gabbar se kahna ki uska server down ho gaya."


Gabbar: "Kitne bugs the?"

Kaalia: "Do sarkaar."

Gabbar: "Wo do! Aur tum teen. Phir bhi fix nahi kar sake? Kya soch key

aaye ho? Gabbar bahoot khush hoga? Naya assignment dega aur increment bhi?

Iski saza milegi... barobar milegi." [Snatches an X terminal from Sambaa].

"Kitne sessions hain is machine mein?"

Sambaa: "Chhey sarkaar."

Gabbar: "Session chhey aur programmer teen. Bahoot naainsaafi hai."

[logout - logout - logout]. "Haan ab theek hai... ab tera kya hoga


Kaalia: "Sarkaar, maine aapka code likha tha."

Gabbar: "To ab documentation likh!

Friday, October 1, 2004

A forwarded mail...

A nice piece of S.H.I.T

Memo to all students:

To: All Students!

In order to assure the highest levels of quality work and

productivity from students, it will be our policy to keep all

students well taught through our program of SPECIAL HIGH


We are trying to give our students more S.H.I.T. than anyone

else. If you feel that you do not receive your share of S.H.I.T. on the

course, please see your lecturer. You will be immediately placed

at the top of the S.H.I.T. list, and our lecturers are especially

skilled at seeing that you get all the S.H.I.T. you can handle.

Students who don't take their S.H.I.T. will be placed in


Those who fail to take D.E.E.P. S.H.I.T. seriously will have to


lecturers took S.H.I.T. before they graduated, they don't have to

do S.H.I.T. anymore, and are all full of S.H.I.T. already.

If you are full of S.H.I.T., you may be interested in a job

teaching others. We can add your name to our BASIC UNDERSTANDING LECTURE

LIST (B.U.L.L. S.H.I.T.).

For students who are intending to pursue a career in management

andconsulting, we will refer you to the department of MANAGERIAL


emphasizes how to manage M.O.R.E. S.H.I.T.

If you have further questions, please direct them to our HEAD OF



(B.I.G. S.H.I.T.)

PS. Now send this S.H.I.T. to 5 or more people who need S.H.I.T. in their

life, just not the same person who sent you this S.H.I.T., they

have already had their fill of S.H.I.T. Thank You for your time.


The Director Under the Michigan Bureau of Super High Intensity

Teaching. (The D.U.M.B. S.H.I.T.)