It’s been long, almost a month since I last posted here [No, SEO doesn’t count as a post]. And it’s been months together since Tuhina even gave a hint of posting here.
Well, a lot has happened since then. For starters… Talking of starters, the NITK GB mess got messier. First, the seniors wanted a change in the menu [we all did, to be frank], so they came up with really innovative ideas which tasted and looked -for want of a better word- horrible when the mess people prepared it. Next we thrashed our year-reps, which did a bit of good, the food did get better. But not for long! Apparently, there is a shortage of LPG, so we don’t get rotis. The food gets suckier day by day… I think NITK Messes Inc. can give stiff competition to VLCC.
Then, we had a season of Branch Freshers, and in true IT spirit we IT-ians [aka Diplomats, IT@NITK is largely seen as a ‘Diploma’ branch] gave an absolutely rocking one. I guess everyone agrees on that [Other than, of course, my revered un-diplomatic senior TheG], including us third-years, the freshies, the ALs who we were forced to invite coz we had to get the classes and tests they were conducting for us rescheduled [though they were pretty embarassed at the paper dance and left immediately after]…. we’re told it was the best freshers given this year. All I have to say is “IT Rocks!” and “Proud to be Diplomats, yeah!”.
I’m surprised I haven’t posted here more often over the past two weeks, inspite of having net in the rooms.
NO, I’m not kidding, nor am I so overwhelmed by the midsems that I have started hallucinating. NITK has FINALLY decided to grace us with LAN and Internet. The speed is too slow for comfort some of the times, but then, something is better than nothing, and it isn’t worse than the GB Net Centre.
I guess we guys can start podcasting our own ‘radio station’ now.
Access to more music. More files. More softwares. More viruses too, so I guess we’ll have to convert atleast the entire wing of the hostel, if not the entire block to Linux. TheG, what say?
Me and my crazy neighbor wrote a paper for IgNobel at Shaastra, which got selected for the finals. Pitifully, we couldn’t go thanks to our inflexible mid-sem schedule. Thanks to my school’s extensive worldwide network, I was able to find a junior at IITM who was willing to present it for us. We didn’t win, but ah, it was better than nothing. And… Ujwal, thanks a ton, dude, though we’ll never be able to thank you enough for agreeing, and that at such short notice.
Midsems are on, which means arbit long soul-searing conversations at arbit time after midnight. Topics range from relevance of exams, to rants against the system, why the heck did we choose to take engineering when we’d’ve rather been elsewhere… So, these are some places where I’d like to be, though I’m not sure I’d fit the bill:
- I want to be making movies… not serious ones or ones with loads of masala elements thrown in. Just stuff that touches your from within, that people connect to, like Yellow Submarine.
- I would really love to design advertizing campaigns.
- One day, I’d like to own a radio station. Er… make that a media-house, with a finger in every pie, right from kids’ magazines, to TV channels.
- And, maybe, rule the world.
But.. but… I guess I’ll have to be content with dreaming about writing my own operating system, maybe working for a top-notch software co. or two, writing software that’s gonna be used by pretty much everyone who’ll own a computer, meeting Paul McCartney, writing a novel/non-fiction that’ll be a legend for the next two hundred years…Coming to what’s on now, I was supposed to have been writing a Theory of Computation exam forty-five minutes ago, which didn’t finally happen, thanks to communal riots in Suratkal [yeah ha ha ha]. Thank God for Assistant Lecturers from Mangalore and Suratkal. Er… actually, it doesn’t make a difference to me.
Now that’s a weekend gone, as I have exams all of next week. *Sigh*.
Addendum: Tuhina’s alive and kicking. Here’s hoping something happens that moves her enough to blog about it.
Addendum2: My Amaz(on)ing aunt Uma suggested that I put up my IgNobel entry for the world to read. So here it is: