Monday, February 28, 2005
Today is Pelu's Bday (1st march) . Nitin and Ketan went to get the cake and sweets and all. The food in mess was AWESOME. I could not even eat a single chapati. So I ordered Chola-batoora from PR. We told bothra to bring it as he had already gone there. After celebrating his bday I simply , jokingly asked Vidit to 'go for icecreams'..and to my surprise he agreed immediately...and though I was not at all feeling like going (was planning to sleep early) I had to go...Amal,Vidit,Visesh and me on Jayaram's and Adi's bikes. We went at 1:30 and reached there at 1:50 or so. It was already closing when we entered. We ordered ice-creams (bull's eye for me,titanic for Visesh and i dont remember what for Vidit and Amal)...we ate our icecreams and Visesh's icecream which was the gigantic most...We were planning to order some hot-chocolate etc when we were told that its CLOSED. Well! we did not have an option , so we left. I was not feeling like driving at all so I told Amal to drive...I gave him tutorial on what to do and he did everything pretty well. He brought the bike till institute with both of us in one piece.
Bothra was watching 'My Sassy girl' again...that movie is really good...tomorrow I have to attend LCS class at 11:30 in the morning so I should go to sleep now...good night
Friday, February 25, 2005
Well! what should I say about the movie...In one word it was 'romantic' ,
to add one more it was 'awesome'...The movie was too simple but still
unpredictable, It was really good to see a happy-ending...
The movies that comes in this 'romantic' category are those few that give
the audience a hope to see better side of this world. Where love exists,
relations exist, emotions are respected, hope exists. DDLJ,RHTDM fall in
same category, seeing such movies make people believe in Love. Everyone
feels good after seeing such movies. We also have movies like 'page 3'
which showcase an entirely different form and class of relations. Where
emotions are not respected, people are treated according to their status
etc. Those movies display the bad side of society and human nature. But
movies like 'my sassy girl' will always re-kindle the spirit of love in
STATUTORY WARNING: Too much of such movies (and being philosophical) can
be !(injurious) to health.
good night...its 3:45 AM already
Dixit and I went to PR + Melting moments on 22nd (Dixit's Bday), PR as usual sucked, Melting moments as usual rocked...we came back to IIIT at 12:30 or so and I watched a movie probably (i dont remember)...
We also went to Green Park the day before...it was not at all worth the money...I saw 'page 3', started 'the family man' and want to see 'my sassy girl' (heard a lot abt this movie) ... Page 3 was really intersting...it showed the so called 'high society' people's lives and the life behind what is visible on page 3. I can only hope that the movie was exaggerated because I really dont want to live in an environment like that...where people talk of their parties on funerals...that life was hollow...without a meaning...but I guess whoever has a life like that is living like that not becoz he likes it or he enjoys it, but becoz he has seen everyone around him living like that...such people do things not because they like doing it, but becoz it 'looks cool'...why cant everyone be himself and live for himself instead of living for others...do what you like, what you enjoy and what you think is cool...That life will be more fulfilling and enjoyable then any other and it will also give you all the satisfaction that one needs...
Enough of this :) ... Many readers of my blog said that I always write about my 'FYP' on this blog but I cant help it...FYP is taking more than half of my day so I cant have many other things to write obviously...so here goes :)) ... I added buffering (for parallelism) into the code to make it work faster...though I expected more but its giving only 15 fps for 800x600 imgs...There must be some loophole somewhere which is eating up time...I have to figure that out...
Amal finally got a call to go to Bangalore...and he is finally going next Friday...I hope he gets it....we will surely have a grand party after that...
We just had our lunch from PR...2 chola-bathoora, one paneer parantha ... I wanted to go to lab after lunch, but such a heavy meal has killed my brain cells and I am feeling drowsy...going to sleep now...will go to lab at 4:00...
good night )--))
Monday, February 21, 2005
Well! now we take technology for granted...we use it and more than that we misuse it...downloading of movies from internet, chatting to people sitting in next room through 'write' and 'talk', playing games in lab :) , watching movies even before they come on theatres :) ... well to some extent its ok but dont we misuse it.
I guess sometimes we do. But someone would ask what is technology for, if a guy uses 'write' to talk to a person next room , then what is bad in that, he is saving his energy and all that...but dont we sometimes really over-use technology. I dont know...I am not concluding anything here. This is really a debatable topic and we cant really draw a line between use and misuse . More than misuse, we over-use technology which technically is not bad as it does not affect anything.
Our being an IT - institute we just have a habit of using these things. Think of other institutes where people do mechanical , electrical engg etc...they dont know how these things work and these things are not used in their daily life...Almost every person in IIIT has a g-mail account, orkut account, yahoo account, coolgoose account, this account and that account...we read news on google, CNN etc, some of us read Slashdot like newspaper, some people go to EspnStar rather than going through the sports magazine. Instead of seeing world cup, wimbledon on the Hostel-TV we stream it to computers using a remote TV tuner card and play it as videos (afterall rewind/forward has its own utility). We go to Prasads website to book tickets. We see train availabilities every hour before boarding the train. Almost everyone in our institute uses Google atleast 10-15 times a day to search information which we never think of going to Library for. These are some of those things which some people might not have even heard about outside our campus, but they are a part of our daily lives...so, is it use or overuse...Life would seem like hell if computers are taken away from us
I guess its not possible for an Average IIITian to live without all this...so it might be overuse but IIITians cant call it misuse for sure...afterall we have seen technology at work and how it really works... :)
Sunday, February 20, 2005
today I sat in lab for 4-5 hrs at stretch with just one bournvita-break...Ranta and my fight got over yesterday when I sent him a mail asking for the reason for which we were not talking . His reply was funny but true. He wrote 'I dont know, but its all psychology'. Well! I agree , it was psychology...anyways...Today I was trying to optimize the code to work faster and I was successful to some extent but still I have to put in some more time for the same...When this gets over I have to concentrate more on Chromium and Camera part as well. Life is not going the way I wanted. Though I am not afraid of bad grade but I want to complete this project fully and properly before R&D showcase. I know it will be over by then somehow. Well! we are pretty good at finishing priority work before deadlines. Projects are the only thing that we do ourselves, rest of the things are just....yes u got it...anyways...I have LCS exam on wednesday and have no time or mood to study. Last time I studied for hardly a day and got 21/50 , I guess studying on teusday will fetch me atleast that much marks.
Going for dinner right now, have to go to CVIT once again after dinner...cya....
Saturday, February 19, 2005
I was forced to think on this issue after reading the article. Why is the marriage issue so over-hyped and the divorces have become so common. Why cant people stay together for their lives even when they start off pretty well. Why do expectations change. Why do break-ups happen. In today's world marriage is really not very important in one's life, anyone can live without it. But still its like following the traditions etc that forces people to marry. I am not against marriage , but I am against breaking up. Its just the Psychology of people that forces them to break such a 'sacred' relationship leading to chaos of their own and their dependant's lives.
Read the full article at
Today most of the time got wasted...in the afternoon we had class and after that a game of Age...thats it...I worked for sometime after dinner...tomorrow I have to devote more time to project...no outings..no movies..nothing...:((
Friday, February 18, 2005
In your eyes, people see brightness in
everything.... and I mean... EVERYTHING! You're
so optimistic and think of everything as just a
new adverture! You're very energetic, happy,
fun, and loving. Everyone seems to want to be
just like you because you're a great example of
people who live life to its fullest! You don't
really have a sanctuary... That is... Besides
the whole world >.< You love to have a good
time and enjoy yourself among your friends,
family, even strangers or by yourself! However,
being so happy and energetic can also be your
downfall... Some people might see you as a
crazy person who doesn't take anything
seriously, but that's so not true! Just because
you see life better than them doesn't give them
the right to act crabby. Keep living life to
its fullest and hopefully you can drag some
other people along with you ^-^
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I am a bit disappointed to see that mostly in the nights the CVIT lab remains empty which was not the case last year. This time we have so many systems in lab, whereas last time there were far less. Today afternoon only I was very much frustrated because the code was not working properly...everything I was expected did not happen...but tonite I started again and it worked like a wonder...I know everything will be over before R&D showcase but still when things dont work out the way u want them to, u feel frustrated...but we should not lose hope...
Today we went to GYM and I had no plans to exercise, already my arms were paining. But parida made me exercise so much that it started paining more. Above that I am sleeping so late now and will get up in time in the morning which will make the pain worse...afterall no pain no gain...Thanks to parida and p-pandey that I am liking this exercise routine in GYM otherwise going to gym was really useless...
Now I feel like watching a movie, but considering the time I think it will be better for me if i sleep...so good night...bye
Thursday, February 17, 2005
we were discussing the removal of disk read/writes from the jpeg compression and making it main memory writes/reads...so i said 'I will try to remove the disk read/write otherwise we will sit together and do it...Nirnimesh was playing the song 'saaki saaki' so he starting singing...
'try karne par na ho to
zid pe adiyo na....'
so i contd...
'disk write kariyo na
disk read kariyo na'....
well this does nto sound funny on reading but it was really funny when it happened....
bye then..going for lunch
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Today Darbari,Anubhav, Deadly and I had a good discussion regarding the growth of our institute. We thought of various issues from improving the policies from studying to placements and also thought of some sort of Alumni Association like in other 'older' and well-established colleges. Most of the alumni of our institute is still in the initial stages of their career and some are still studying at various places like IIMs, Stanford, Columbia etc and soon they will be joining various companies and organizations. Within a span of 3-4 years we will have IIITians all over the world...in companies ranging from start-ups to MNCs...at posts from 'Software Developer' to 'Project Managers' .. This is probably the best time to start an Alumni Association which can meet once in an year or two, with different people telling their experiences in their companies etc...I dont know exactly what will be done in such a meet but even if we leave the technical side of it, it will still be a good way to get-together.
Well! its pretty late right now and due to the strict Exercise Regime I am following under Parida I am pretty tired...I have to get up early and get to work once again...The FYP is coming along at okie-dokie speed...have to keep up the work...
good night once again
Saturday, February 12, 2005
I have extracted the following stuff from a speech of Osho. I really love
this philosophy. I love Osho's funda of awareness and consciousness.
I don't believe in anything.
I don't have any belief system.
I don't have any creed, dogma.
My whole approach is existential.
One should not have shoulds and should nots. One
should simply exist spontaneously.
Live in the moment. Be Alert, and enjoy whatsoever
happens out of that alertness.
Dont keep an attitude, character, morality, descipline.
Dont fight with you. Dont try to make a structure around
you of character of morality.
Dont descipline you too much. Move with the situation,
respond to the situtaion. Remain loose and natural, floating.
Dont try to impose any thing on you, your being.
If you are too much cultured you will loose all that is natutal.
Then you will be a machenical thing, not floating not flowing.
Live moment to moment. Live with alertness.
Be aware and conscious.
- osho "Buddha of 21st century" [ed]
and this is my comment to it
I support what he says definitely, but the point is that people dont think (or call it meta-think) about their ways, their lifestyles, their life the way they should...they should be a spectator to their thoughts and should drive them and not get driven by them...thats how one becomes happy and satisfied...by finding happiness and joy in everything...not by following the ways and methods defined by this materialistic world and its people...
lots of preaching and stuff ...
We came back from gym and went for dinner after some time. Now take the example of dinner itself. Nobody liked the food. Some people must have taken snax in mess, some must have gone to the dhaba outside, some to the coffee shop. In short only few of them were actually hungry. I was famished after the exercise and so I liked the food. Now what do you call this, psychological or not...
We did not go for movie as noone was willing to so we went to CVIT-III. I made the videoSplitting code working on AMD 64 and Ranta and I did lot of timepass there. Finally we came back to hostel. Ranta had to call her , he had got 63 missed calls.
tomorrow its bitwise, wont get time for writing blogs...nowadays it has become a habit for me...Day after tomorrow its the Valentine's Day...no plans yet, and I dont think there will be any plans even later....only one month left for the FYP demo now...lets get to work.
well! time for movie now
Friday, February 11, 2005
I had to meet jagga and Vardhman for PR project report to finish it off finally but I came back at 12:30. I knew that they will not start by any chance without me so I went to lab and got them working. We finally completed the report . The PR course is officially over just the grades are left now .
I have to work on my FYP tomorrow and day after fully to utilize this weekend properly...I am feeling very tired right now as I played lot of TT today and we went for jogging/gym too...
#define MAAL beautiful_bandi
if(bandi == MAAL)
while( !reply )
printf("I Love U");
if(reply == "GAALI")
main(); // go back and repeat the process
else if(reply == "SANDAL")
else if(reply == "Coochie Coo" || "I love You")
lover = MAAL;
love = (heart*)malloc(sizeof(lover));
pay->money = lover->money;
if(time <= 3.00)
Thursday, February 10, 2005
Today morning itself I was working on integration of jpeg lib with my code and when I did not find any possible way to do that I left it and started this...its bad...our mind is full of stupid thoughts which does not seem to get clear
R&D showcase is coming closer and closer and the time is passing like thoughts...whats gonna happen...today there was news of 'Sania Mirza' doing well in tennis and getting better at a good pace. There were comments about the dead night life of hyderabad. I hope to see more of night life after entering the corporate world. We have heard lots of comments about the life in a company... no time, tensions, only weekends etc . I wish that we have a good time there as we are used to having it in IIIT...these memorable days will always remind us of all the quality time spent here. The fall and the rise, the fun and tensions, the work and the running from it...
Sometimes I wonder where would all of us be after 5 years from now... some would be CEOs, some Entrepreneurs, some software engineers, some technical consultants, some project managers, some social workers... ... where will you be??
We had expected that we wont get tickets and it happened. Except 'Black' everything was available . Its good that we had seen Shabd yesterday otherwise we would have taken its tickets . Shabd was simply terrible . The movie, dialogues, theme everything was awful. Aishwarya was looking beautiful as usual. We had completed Shabd in almost 40 mins. Well! we went to AC's home and told him through phone to find out if tickets are available somewhere. Tickets were available in Sensation and the show was at 10:00 so we took dinner at ACs home. Pulao,Chutney,Raitya,Achar, the dinner was awesome . We ate to limits and then Nitin and I left for getting a gift for Nitin's sister's anniversary. We came back and we went for the movie.
The movie was pretty intense for general audience. It was more for those who can see such movies patiently without expecting any melodramatic twists. The acting of all the people was pretty natural. The movie also gave a big lesson that 'nothing is impossible' in this world. I feel that many people wont have patience to complete the movie but if you see it fully you will feel good.
We came back at 1:15 or so and now I am here. Tomorrow is also a holiday almost. Lets see what happens.
I have to integrate the JPEG compressed domain processing code with the video-splitting code and see the performance. If its acceptable than I am at 9th cloud else I have to work harder to reach there.
Wednesday, February 9, 2005
As I slept pretty late yesterday and I had been to the Gym also in the evening my body was aching quiet a lot when I woke up. Gaurav was also in same condition. When I slept in the afternoon after eating poori-chole I woke up directly after 3 hours. Even then my body was not responding to my brain and was lying on the bed as if I was drunk. But finally I woke up and 'Here I am'.
FYP: The jpeg lib which we have found out looks pretty good, it provides functionality to flip/rotate the image in compressed domain itself ie without finding DCTs etc. We are trying to make some changes to get the cropped images by using same code so that we need not waste any time finding DCTs. This is a bit involved but it will be over soon.
Have to go for jogging after sometime, cya soon .
Tuesday, February 8, 2005
We went for jogging after very long today, and we went to Gym also. We always have big plans but the implementation is difficult part. Yoga is closed for 10 days as the teacher is going out. We have planned to go for jogging/gym in the morning. Every morning. Lets see if that can be done :) . We also played TT today, just one match but it felt good. I defeated Gaurav 16-21 . I still remember the time when I was new to this game in second semester. Though I still dont play very well but still I manage to get few points. We also recalled our time at GE when we used to play lot of TT in the evening/afternoon. Today I also orkutted after many days. We are planning to go for Black, have heard good comments from nirnimesh about the movie.
Have to go to do FYP in sometime...cya later...Ranta is sitting in my room(as usual) and we are eating cookies..
Monday, February 7, 2005
Today was just another day but this day has added confidence in me regarding my FYP. I had been thinking about my FYP for more than a week till yesterday but was not doing anything for it. Today I did quiet well. The new systems got transferred to the new CVIT (CVIT-III) which was IRL before. The imageMagick code started working without disk writing of images. The program was not running as fast as expected but on removing the printfs from the code the performance improved 5 times . I also realised that using a macro like
#define printf //
can work wonders.
Dr. Prasad is going tomorrow and he will take the last class of the course tomorrow. It was nice working with him.
I have to meet Dr. PJN tomorrow to decide upon the deliverables for the next few weeks. The last 5-6 days of threads/felicity passed so fast that it looks like its still 1st of feb. But this felicity will be the most memorable of all.
good night :)
life in Felicity I participated in so many events. Technical as well as
non-technical. The best part is that we did well in most of the events. In
technical we participated in Online Treasure Hunt(Cache-in) which we won.
We took part in code-craft in which we came 37/700 which is good enough. I
took part in equity-pulse but could not do very well or you can say that
my luck was not very kind to me during that period. I came 140 out of
somewhere around more than 400 teams. Though my rank reached 65-70 for
some time but that did not last long. Manjeet and I took part in Hacking
contest but could not clear the prelims. Anubhav and I were together once
again in Debugging contest( Debug the cbug ) . Last time we could not
clear the prelims :(( and this time we took revenge and won the contest
:)) though the competition was higher this time. Ranta and Amal came
second. We had partcipated in online crossword and quiz also but did not
do much in that.
In cultural events also we participated actively. I participated
in Dumb-charads with Ranta and manjeet but could not get through the
prelims. Manjeet, Maliha and I were a team for Antakshari in which there
were more than 30 teams and we could not get selected in top 7. Manjeet
and I also took part in collage-making but though our collage was better
than others we could not make it to top 3 :( .
For the first time in my life I also sang a song on the stage,
though it was in group. After lot of thought we decided on singing 'Main
koi aisa geet gaoon'. The evening was okie dokie with instrumental,
solo/group dance by many people. The Mr/Miss felicity was also better than
ever keeping in consideration the grand prize for winners. Free stay in
Goa for 3 days 4 nights in a resort. Wow! its awesome. After this got
finished I went for a walk with Dixit who was was a bit frustrated today
for no particular reason. Once again we discussed lots of things , from
our future to the stupidities of Amal. (Amal was roaming around
offering chillies to people and giving them chocolates if they eat
them). After waiting for some more time in the Ground we came back to
I have a big day tomorrow as Dr. Prasad is going day after
tomorrow. I have to get some things ready for him like CD having all reqd
data for the course, assignment evaluation etc. I hope that I will wake up
before 8:00 tomorrow or else I will be ....
Saturday, February 5, 2005
Yesterday I saw K-Pax, it was intersting enough but the director left some loose threads, some unanswered questions left for the audience to guess...that was one major part I did not like abt that movie...While I was watching the movie yesterday I was dead tired...my eyes were closing again and again but I completed it. Now also I am feeling very sleepy and tired.
We have to get up early for Antakshari at '10:00' and dumb-charads at '11:00'. Considering the delays happening since yesterday and the experience I have of being here , I am sure antakshari wont start till 11:00 and dumb charads atleast till 12:30. Lets see.
Thursday, February 3, 2005
was one of the most boring evenings. Every one was so dead, I dont know why.
Tintin was complaining about everything from eating to roaming, Amal was
quiet for most of the time initially and was watching a stupid match being
shown on the giant screen on the wall. Dixit was quiet for the whole evening
almost accept showing his flashing smile sometimes. Bothra was as usual cool,
with his not so sense-ful fattas. Ketan was as usual laughing at everything.
I tried to make everyone talk in the middle of our Buffet and before everyone
started talking we were done. We went to Reebok showroom and then to Hyderabad
Central to get two pairs of funky T-shirts for us but could not find a suitable
one. Finally we came back and started seeing 'Clueless' which Amal stopped in
between to solve the crossword. After getting some words and not getting others
we got frustrated and filled all funny things. Guess what we were just 4 below
the highest score :) . If only we had tried more... :))
Today at dinner table I started boasting of our wing and the people. We started
off just like that and it turned out to be pretty amazing. See the stats.
Our wing is so diverse with people from Bihar,UP,Bombay,Chennai,Rajasthan,
MP. We have 2 CRs, a sysadmin, a cultural secretary, a finance secretary
from our wing. We have representatives of almost all companies that came to
our campus. TCS,CA,IBM,GE-JFWTC,Virtusa,Microsoft,Deloitte,Wipro,Novell,Adobe
and now the new in the list Trilogy. We have 3 MS and rest of us are BTechs.
Four people from our wing were in Dean's list. Four out of the 6 who went
for ACM this time were from our wing, Three out of 4 who went to GE for
internship were from our wing. Last semester we had 8 TAs from our wing
....wow!!! the list seems endless...
was awesome, though we could not solve a question till 2 hrs of contest but it
was really good. We ended up with 37 rank :( out of 700 or so teams. Online
treasure hunt was another good contest, we had to solve 30 questions in 6hrs x
2 days. We had a pretty good effort put in by Ranta,Sreejith,manjeet,deadly,
visesh,suman,ketan,amal and me. Guess what, we won!!! a full 6000 Rs. We could
have won more but this is good enough. Equity-pulse went well too, but none of
us made anything from it. I was 140th when the contest ended. Bad luck or
strategy I dont know. Parida had managed to reach 16th rank but then his luck
turned around. It was a good exercise, now we atleast know the costs of few
shares and how to invest. But I wont try it the same way with real money.
There were plenty of teams from IIMs as well. Online quiz and crossword looked
too tough to me, but they were not actually.
Well, technical contest is almost over. Felicity is starting from tomorrow.
These coming 3 days will be full of fun. I have taken part in dumb-charads,
antakshari...etc etc...We are planning to go to runway 9 with the money
we won in the contest. Lets see how it turns out. This is the last felicity
of ours in institute. It reminds me of the felicity of previous year. In the
first felicity we went for campaigning to HCU, we pasted posters all around,
those green/orange and yellow colored postors. That felicity was a memorable
one as it was the first time we were enjoying in a fest like that thousand kms
away from home. We had a DJ night which was also memorable. In the second
felicity we went for sponsorships. Bothra, Nitin,Parry,Bhargava, and few more,
we all went together to panjagutta for sponsorships. I still remember that
walking on the road when Parry was getting frustoo and my feet were paining.
In the third or the last year's felicity our batch was the main organizer. We
organized online treasure hunt for the first time in our institute which went
quiet well. This time we have mostly participated only. Tomorrow
'Bombay Vikings' group is coming for the performance, it will be fun.
CU at felicity...