Thursday, December 09, 2004

Snacks with Apache Cofounder Brain

Though I got late to the talk by Brain, due to the CG class. Padmaja madam gave us a change to have personal interracion with him during the press meet.

I, Anu, Sunil and Vamsee went with him to ITC kakatiya for this press meet. We were supposed to help the press people make sense out of his techie language, but the press ppl didn't wanted so. So we sat on a nearby table during their meet. Had those dark coffee, in which we all put almost 3/4 sugar packets that were available there.

Then after the meeting with press was over we sat with him and interacted regarding what versions etc we use, what kind of coding he does etc. We were the last ppl he was meeting before the returning so he gave us all his visting card and also took our Email ids. After he went, we ordered some Pizzas and S, which really sucked, compared to the price they were charging, You can really get much better than them at normal local resturants.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Work as Networks TA finished...

Our work in networks TA ship is over. I hope the grades will be out soon too. Students are worried a lot about them. May God bring peace and happiness to them.


Sunday, December 05, 2004

CVIT party!!!

It was a great saturday after long time. In the morning we(me and vidit) went to CMC to check networks end sem scripts. Some hiccups on regard to Bansi helping students. Later we started checking the objective part for Mtechs.

Had the lunch there itself, along with sir, who introduced us to some ppl there, the best part was that he said, "He was the only student from BTech to get an A in the subject," pretty inspiring sentence. After lunch we again sat for some time, finished the copies and then came back to IIIT.

Later in the evening, me Majji and Ranjith attended the ethics class (we had already signed a virtual pact to attend his class together and do lots of BC), but this time all of a sudden a new group including Nirnimesh, took the lead and sat on the first bench and did lots of BC, giving us a close competition. We take the challenge, let see next Friday.

Then there was this cool CVIT party, we went 7 in an auto to cyber pearls, Hitech city phase 2. The building is ok from outside, the first impressive thing was the filmi style glass entrance gate which opened automatically using those IR sensors.

In the party there was lots of BC, especially the introduction part and then the Dumb Cherades. I for the first time dared to enact the film, and lo it came out to be "the last Samurai", the movie that I closed after watching for 10 minutes. I gave all the indication about the movie, as far as I have seen it, but it took them lot of time to realize the movie. The overall party was nice.

In the night I watched the movie, "Along Came Polly," ok movie, 8/10.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

totally Confused and frustated

The eight semester has begun 3 weeks ago, as in all other semester this time was spent in only deciding what course to take and what to drop etc. The previous semester grades C- in English Lit. C in Linear Algebra have been really dissappointment. Not that I was expecting A or A-, but when other humanities/Open Elective grades come out to be 70% A or A- and rest 30% B I can't do anything but curse my choice of courses.

The debate of what is important "Knowledge or CGPA", is quite useless now. It of-course has no simple conclusion, but one observation suffices, if you need good CGPA you interests may not be the best direction to follow.(Taken from our(me, Nir and Parry) argument to Dr. PJN regarding our Bad grades in useless(?) courses).

This semester I decided not to take up any TA ship, Wanted to spent time learning things for my thesis. The decision looks justified enuf. At present all the confusion is about what should me thesis be over. Also another reason of concern is taking this Computational Geometry Course. Another big issue is the coming up Simla trip, still not talked to father in this regard, he phone seems out of order.

Work is not coming up well in my project on Mosaicing too. Did not decide yet which algorithm to implement.

This confusion is really eating my head. I am frustated.