Archive for January, 2007


I got my first real six-string

January 29, 2007

I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the
Will play ’til my fingers bleed
It is the spring of ’07

I just cant wait to strum it. It was a choice between a tatoo or a guitar with this month’s pay check. The six string won, thanks to amazon !

And here is the pic of my latest buy !! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have lots more to write.. but am too lazy to pen ’em right now, as usual !!


Let the Geek-O-Mania prevail ;).

January 15, 2007

Geek is indeed a really tough term to define.. Wikipedia defines a geek is an individual who is fascinated, perhaps obsessively, by obscure or very specific areas of knowledge and imagination, usually electronic or virtual in nature, which I guess is somewhere close to what I think wud be an apt description of a geek.. Now, for some of the geekiest things my friends and me have been part of…

1) I have this really sweett friend of mine who wudnt survive I guess without working for a single day.. On the way to India, she has a 4 hr break at Chicago and happened to feel bored there.. She took her laptop and started coding at the airport terminal. She for sure totally deserves her Phd ๐Ÿ™‚


if( no work & time < 7) { lets go out and eat icecreams };
else if( time > 7) { go home .. cook dinner}
else finish work.

A note that an another friend left for me (almost like this.. ). Trust me, this is how the thought process of comp. programmers evolves over a period of time..

3) I just cant code without listening to songs.. not even a single line.. my brain somehow seems to cease working until a dose of my fave songs are pumped in. Thanks to that, I had to spend 3 hrs configuring my ubuntu system so that I could stream music.. installed both the windows and linux versions of firefox.. and after reading discussion forums and all, finally solved it and the sweett sound of music is back.. I have an ipod, and songs on my system, but still I had the obsessive urge to solve the problem of streaming songs.. if only, I could channel this towards my research.. (like thats going to happen eva !)

4) Ever played too much of age, quake or some game where u had to get totally involved, mortal kombat maybe… I have heard and personally seen dreams where I have a rocket launcher and am just jumping and strafing arnd launching ’em.. aww those were damn good moments. Choppers.. babes.. rockets.. all that I wanted. Ctrl – alt – del takes it one step furthur.. almost been there.. seen that ๐Ÿ˜‰ !

5) How many times have you used orkut/ yahoo messenger to message a friend who is in the same wing as yours or the same office. We indeed do live in an age where we communicate using these darned comps and are indeed all geeks thanks to that. I am done with my dosage of my idiot box for today.. lemme see if my friends are free.. dont worry, I am going to give ’em a call, not that its any different..

All your base are belong to us
P.S : Confession.. I am a comp geek ! But glady I do have a life also !!

Read the rest of this story at phdcomics. Its hilarious. Jorge Cham, the author of Phdcomics is coming to UCSC on Friday.. yaayy !


Best picks of 200Six

January 4, 2007

{Warning : I might end up writing bulks of personal stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰ in this post. It is ofcourse more biased towards recent events. Not in any particular order. I guess 20 should be good enough number to aim for. Lets see}

1) I cried when I bid adieu to my best friends at IIIT. I never realised that I could be so attached to friends.

2) I was on Stratosphere in Las Vegas. Just loveeed it. I took all the rides in there. So, I have been on the top three highest rides in the world. Big Shot, XScream and Insanity. I was soo damn euphoric after that.

3) AT US, ended up cooking some of the tastiest chicken curries I ever had. When my friends also said the same, you must have seen me puff with pride. Now I can cook almost everything .. pasta, dal.. this that.. and this is me, who once said that I would never cook my whole life.

4) My gpa right now is 9.34/10. I dont care a damn abt grades. But still it really feels good to be a 9 pointer.

5) I wrote a paper for CVPR.. did a couple of night outs before the submission n my prof took me for lunch.. Now I just hope it gets accepted.

6) I saw the most beautiful sunrise a coupla days back. Watched fireworks at San Fransisco, got totally sloshed, had a damn good dinner.. watched the sunrise at the beach with friends and then had breakfast at Dennys’. Cudnt have asked for a better start to 2007.

7) Played with snow for the first time at Grand Canyon. Trust me, it feels damn good when u do that with arnd a dozen friends.. playing dodge ball with snow

8) I always used to watch Mackenna’s Gold and was enthralled by those wonderful mountains and all.. saw them in person and it was damnn good. Grand Canyon is so beautiful.

9) High Five moment.. I won 40 bucks at Black Jack and a couple of soft toys at a Las vegas casino.

10) Low Five moment.. I got totally sloshed at a club in vegas and when a hottie asked me for a dance, I just danced ๐Ÿ˜€ Long story cut short though and seems I danced really good..

11) I got my laptop. I just love it and now I am downloading movies like crazy. Hope I dont get deported thanks to the torrents. My motorazr is another good thing that has happened to me.

12) Daily tea in the afternoons with amyn,priy(t)am, sangeetha here. I really worked my ass off the first quarter. Ofcourse I had tons of fun, but still I worked way more than I did in Hyd. and these were tthose tension relieving fun filled moments I would wait for daily.

13) The best breakfast of my life.. Chutneys. It was soo damn good. My mouth still waters thinking abt that day. me and ranj insomniac wanted to have breakfast at indiranagar and finally ended up at chutneys eating tons of good tasty food.

14) My wing was one of the most amazing things that happened to me. I just had so many wonderful moments, let it be those ‘meaningful’ talks in the corridor or the games we played or those mails me and rama composed.

15) I havent been blogging as much as I want to. But, ever since I stopped writing my personal diary .. these posts have been the only memories that I have apart from the infinite mails in gmail. My whole batch spams and spams, as if we dont have anything else to do ( which is partly true !) . Blogging rocks. UG2k2 rocks.

16) I deleted my orkut account twice. I had arnd 350 friends on both the occasions. Dont ask me reasons.. sometimes I am too whimsical. ๐Ÿ˜€ Am planning on making a comeback or whatever. But my whole batch is always spamming and my friends are all mailing me or chatting with me.. so dont really seee the need for that right now.

17) Night walks.. I soo miss them.

18) Admit to UCSC, visa acceptance, my prof agreeing to advise me, me getting funded are ofcourse really big events that have happened.

19) I kissed Marilyn Monroe.. have a pic with my hand on JLo’s butt.. played basket ball with Shaquille o neal. Well… thanks to Madame Tussads for that. I should post the pics sometime.

20) I graduated. After surviving 4 years of strenous hard work at IIIT, I finally ended up getting my BTech degree.. that too from Prof. Raj Reddy. Okayyy.. kidding abt the strenous part ..

    Isnt life all about moments that take our breath away? I cud write 20 non-stop in one go. Well I guess there are more if I start thinking.. Well, all in all.. 2006 has been an eventful year for lucky me. I have almost got everything I wanted.. Touch wood.

    Happy New Year !