Monday, September 15, 2003

This little draft feature that Blogger just added is proving to be pretty useful. I have notes now, on what to blog about !

Let me start off by recounting what a great week I've had so far ! And mind you, its only Monday night now. Saturday night, at around 1am, my office PC died on me. It took me a couple of hours to fix it up, thank to the totally awesome implementation of roaming profiles that people have set up around here. I had classes over the weekend, really neat classes btw, all about hacking and tools and such coolness, and I open up my laptop in class and wham ! Grub - coded by the minds of one of the most contorted idividuals I should imagine - stared at me from my laptop. I said " What do you want ? Give me WinXP", it said, your master boot record is phucked, and I canna do nutin bout it. Great, just great ! And in the end, even though I put up a good fight, dug greedily into Grub documentation and man pages, I was unable to recover my partition table. Hence, all the work, all that knowledge that was accumulated over summer, is gone ! All those pictures.. everything destroyed ! And all because IBM's auto-recovery feature didn't work.

Anyways, onto more merry things. Why is the pocket book sized version of the Kamasutra popular ? For that quick hint in the middle of things, when you have your legs knotted around the other's neck ? Whats the point ?

I'm realising the true worth of a good personal management system - to manage time, resources - everything. I have 3 different calendar apps, and dare I say it, Outlook does the best job of integrating my mail, meetings and to-do-lists. Its pretty neat, esp. if 2003. Nice !

I've made a few decisions about this blog. I started blogging a couple of months ago, due to a decent degree of free time on my hands. That is no longer the case. I will blog, but I suspect that if I extract the work blog from this, there will no reason to update the non-work one. One blog to bring them all, and in the dark dampness of my bomb-shelter-like apartment, bind them.

I shall get back to my state machines and freaking 9 papers per week class !

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Ahhh... back to blogging. Back to being somewhere I don't have to try inordinately hard, just to stay afloat. Speak my mind, don't care if people thing I'm an ignoramus or whatever the other word is I'm looking for. Back to where the metric in the rat race is whos-got-more-comments.

Classes are hectic, moronic, enthusiastic, enlightening, funny, enjoyable and everything in between. No, really they are. I have a wide variety of em this time around. And you know what, I have a talent of picking the strictest, most rigorous professors for the classes. But the other side of that coin being the fact that they are the best in what they do. So I guess its a standoff....

I really don't have much to talk about, unless I conver this entire post into something really technical. The problem is... I have things to say... walking along, at the coffeeshop, I realise something that I should blog about... but by the time I find myself with time to blog... I've forgotten what it is that I was thinking of. The only thing that is on my mind is Z. And that occupies most of it !

Me hungry... me go eat....

Friday, September 05, 2003

Instant Gratifaction. That what I got today.. it was instant. I finished up my first 3 hour class... and the students actually liked it. They like the problems, they like the way I was presenting them and they liked the teacher ! Woohhooo ! Im living one of the first ambitions of my life... to teach people. I hav always loved to teach people stuff... usually in the form of unwarranted advice. This time its better. I think they actually like it. Pretty nice feeling huh !

Other than that, had a pretty hectic week. Dept. begininng-of-the-sem party season was in full swing this week, lots of booze and lots of parties. It will all die out (actually it already has) soon. As the sem picks up speed. Till then , let the Banana-flavored-rum flow like whatever it that is supposed to flow a lot.

People around me are reaching drastic levels of self-induced pain. Spending hours and hours on taking courses just because they are in one of the best places in the world to take them, and not because they are interested in em. Trying to convince me to take some course because the instructor is the best in the business. If my interests align with that, I will. Otherwise, you ca all go to bloody heck !

I seem to have lost touch with way too many people in my life. I was trying to remember some people, when I was flipping through some old photo CD, but I couldnt remember a lot of their names. I was like... oh oh... not good for the networking-conscious person that I am ! Yeah, and plus they are friends ! Hehehehe..... I should get back to work, need to go and talk to an annoying secretary now... but these little things in life bother me not. Dicking around with Java class loaders... now that makes my piss my pants.