Monday, August 31, 2009
Not that i am complaining about it but its supposed to be the monson season now and it has been a disaster this year.There are almost drought conditions prevailing in my area and boy! this was totally unexpected .
It was for a while that i could fully realise what was happening because i was sceptical it would fizzle out.On the contrary it went from strength to strength and the rain came down in torrents with strong winds whipping up leaves and spraying water allaround.The next thing i did was to rush inside and grab my camera and started clicking away like mad.I didnt know why i did that may be because i wanted this to happen for many days now?
It was only a matter of time before my dog began to jump about in the water...may be it was relishing the moment too..i had to run behind it and persuade it to ocme back in the house....but not before being drenched.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
This initiative excited me and i decided to see how the whole system works.After logging into facebook and downloading the app,The software utilizes idle time of the CPU.
A neat interface gives information on diskusage,resource statistics and available projects which we can join.
Volunteer computing seems to be an ideal platform for organmizations who cannot afford the huge costs involved in purchasing and maintaining complex systems.The cloud has indeed made the world into a smaller place, a global village of sorts.Kudos to intel
Saturday, August 22, 2009
The trip to mysore with my college friends was an experience of a lifeime.It gave me an opportunity to study and find out about India's past filled with rich heritage and culture.
When i first visited the palace of the maharaja's of mysore as a kid i was not in a position to understand what such imposing structures as the palace made in the history of india.
But after visiting it now,i feel that my trip has some purpose to understand what my country was like even hundreds of years ago
.The huge imposing palaces with vast areas of green gardens,the dancing fountains dating back to hundreds of years which still work perfectly,the magnifiecient temples which give peace and tranqulity.
The grandeur of the brindavan gardens which gives a feeling of heaven on earth,The lush green coffee plantations all along the roads leading to mysore... all of this makes me go hullabol...
Saturday, August 15, 2009
As a citizen of the indian repulblic,I salute the initiative taken by mahatma gandhi in a non violent way to obtain independence and spread the word of peace.Jay hind!
Friday, August 14, 2009
It took some time to figure out on how to use proprietary software codecs and get all kinds of formats to work but finally i had done it.I have also been tinkering with the Bash command prompt which i am very found out in linux based systems .
Some exciting artwork discussions is going on the fedora ambassador's mailing list including more effective ways of marketing the product.Due to the various DOS attacks taking place over the internet i assumed it was best for me to switch back to the very secure linux system
With the independence day coming up i feel the launch of fedora 11 has truly lived up to its tag line Freedom +Infinty=fedora
JAy ho!Mera Bharat mahan!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
With borewells drying up and tap water on alternate days, we had to for the first time buy a tanker full of water for our needs!But hopefully this should improve by the month end.Expecting rainfall in the lots.I still remember making paper boats and playing in the water with my brother when we were kids,I hope that we could have such a good time again :) .
I joined my brother last time to try out rain water harvesting to rejuvenate my borwell,and sure enough it worked well and water began to fill in again.This time we are well prepared before hand,using simple ingenious method of collecting excess rainwater on the roof top and allowing it to pass through a pipe sent inside the borewell .The monsoon is below expectations this time,hugely deficit across the country.But i will enjoy the rainfall even if it means for a less amount of time!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Growing up and studying in such a competitive environment has its own pro's and cons.When there was no recession it was all about IT and Technology,In the initial days of my graduation IT was booming with high paying jobs with all perks we expect.Unfortunatley my last days of school have been full of apprehensions about my future.Competing with millions of aspiring students all around has always being taken into consideration apart from pressure and excitment when planning for the future course of action
Interning at ogilvy has thrown some light on what other avenues I can explore and build my career path in a different manner which will hopefully end in a constructive way.Its always whats the next step....