Sunday, May 30, 2004

The Rasmus

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STILL FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYME!!!

TO STAND HERE BY YOUR SYDDDDDDDDDDDDE!

TOGETHER REGARDLESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

WE'LL WALK THROUGH THE DARKNESSSSSSSSSS!

STILL FEELS LIKE THE FIRST... DAY... OF... MY LIFE!!!




Hihi! I love this song! :-D

Friday, May 28, 2004

This and That

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Responses from various sections of the society, after Abhinay announces his plans to return back to India.









Thursday, May 27, 2004

Update time!

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Took me about 3 afternoons and a bit more to get this template in place. The story behind how I finally managed to upload it to Blogger is a lot more agonizing. Before that, please install this font for optimum viewing pleasure. Right click the link and do a 'Save target as..." or the link wont work.



Anyway... so I returned from Mumbai on the 22nd. The IIMC paper on the 21st was decent. Turns out the paper was all subjective. I was laughing in diselief when the question paper was handed over to me. Wasn't something that I expected at all. There were 11 questions, all to be answered in about 200 words each. I could attempt 10. And then some shit like "Write 20 words about why Mel Gibson has been in news lately" and give the full form of CDMA.



Let's just say I do not know what to expect from a subjective paper like that.



Have been sadofying here in my home since then. So I got back to coding. Nice way to kill time! Especially when you don't use Frontpage or Dreamweaver! :-D Hand-typed codes!!! Aaaah! That's like using a fountain pen instead of a roller.



So I finish the basic template. Then the fun starts. Satyam, like so many times before, ditches me when it's time to upload! What followed was even more puzzling. Had me feeling that all the forces are up against me, trying to stop me from upload it to the web.



So first, Satyam conks out. And stays that way all evening long. And stays that way for the all morning, noon and evening the next day. No net for one full day. And the height of desperation reaches a point where you start believing that there is no God!!!



I mean, c'mon. No net for ONE FULL DAY?!?! Does it hurt to have a pineapple shoved up your ass? Does it annoy to have no net for one full day?? IT DOES!!!



One day passes. Satyam stays that way. Second day passes. Still no signs improvement. By that time, I think I must have had bloodshot eyes, shivering arms and legs. And I think I had begun fomaing at the mouth. I mean... take away my food. Take away my water. But no net for two days?!?! This really is an unmerciful world!!



So dad calls up Satyam, Chennai. The guy says the line would be restored by 9 next morning. Morning comes. Morning goes. Noon passes by. Evening comes. Satyam is still conked out!



By this time, I had cursed the Satyam executives to 2000 years in hell with 3 pineapples shoved up their asses every day for those 2000 years. That should serve them right! 3 pain staking days had gone by. When suddenly shone a ray of light into this Godforsaken existence. I found an old net connection lying around on the new PC. And it worked!!!



Only for an hour! And I could not log again!!! Aaaaaargh! It was some kind of a one-use-per-day connection!!! Aaaargggh! I had to wait 12 hours till the next day before I could log on again.



By the third day, my frustration had reached a fevered pitch. When Satty didnt work again, the only thing that kept me from smashig my monitor on the floor was the fact that I knew I would regret it later!!! I needed to upload the template soon coz not doing it was driving me nuts. Then started the desperate measures.



I copied the files from my PC on a floppy and brought them to this new PC which had the new connection. After I done the painstaking work of finding a working floppy after much rummaging, and formatted the bloody thing, I bring it to the new PC.



Just to realise the new PC has no floppy drive!!!



I mean... it's a NEW PC!! HOW THE HELL IS IT WITHOUT A FLOPPY DRIVE?!?!?!?! HOW THE HELL?!?!?



I still cannot upload it.



It called for more despo measures. I used the LAN to transfer the files to Dad's PC. And used dad's email to transfer it to the email on the new PC. Sureshot method. Couldnt fail.



Or so I thought. After I'd done the posting, I checked the mails on the new PC. 'Virus found. Attachment deleted'. Aaaaarggh!



I post again. This time I post it from the net and not from Outlook coz the virus might have been local. I check my mail again. 'Virus found. Attachment deleted' I am amazed I didnt rip out my hair in frustration.



I send again. This time to Yahoo and Hotmail, both. Yahoo says again: 'Virus found. Attachment deleted'. Luckily, hotmail has no panga! Screw you, Yahoo!!!



Then I finally have the files on this PC and I am about to upload my template. But I take a break for dinner. So I DC and go for dinner. And when I come back, the new connection doesn't start! Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrgh!!! By this time I was convinced: somebody up there hates my guts!!!



Then I wait till next morning. Satyam still doesn't work. Screw you, you bastards. I really hope you get 2000 years in hell for putting me through all the agony!! Screw you!!! Screw you!!! Screw you!!!



But luckily the other connection worked. And I could upload in peace!!



And that, my dear children, is how I brought this stupid website into existence. Sometime soon, I'm gonna wonder: was it worth it?

Friday, May 14, 2004

Ode to Abhinay

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Ahem...



1...2...3... Check!



Heypee Bhudday to yhoooo!

Heypee Bhudday to yhoooo!

Heypee Bhudday dear Ramani

Heypee Bhuuday to yhoooo!



You were born in dha zooooo!

You were born in dha zooooo!

You smell like the monkeys!

And look like one toooooooo!



Hoop! Hoop! Hoop! Hooooooooop!

(Ancient Ape Dialect, loosely translated into 'Happy Birthday, Dear Friend')

Sunday, May 09, 2004

Yaar Dost Friends

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So... just before it ends, Rachana decides that she wants to leave for Patiala along with Uma. And it finally occurs to Ravi that Rachana is the one for him. He tries to convince her otherwise. Even follows her to the railway station. But Rachana is adamant! She really wants to leave for Patiala. And he boards her train and leaves Nagpur.



Meanwhile, Chandresh and Mounika give up on the thought of adopting. They end up having twins - a boy and a girl. Their prayers have been answered. That's how their story ends.



Pratibha also gets married to whats his name and lives happily ever after.



Ravi returns home, dejected at the thought of having lost Rachana forever. And when he comes home, he finds that Rachana decided to miss her train to Patiala and spend the rest of her life with him.



As far as Jaswinder was concerned, he will live to have more friends.



Yesterday morning, Indian Express spoilt it for me. So I just HAD to spoil it for everyone else! Hyuk hyuk!

Saturday, May 08, 2004

The one that got away

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Woohoo!

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Woohoo! The 7-year bitter struggle finally ends! The Goliath has been slayed. The wait was long. But I overcame the odds! And victory tastes sweet.



Damn! It was hard. A problem that had me faltering everytime. Every... single... time. But I never gave up.



I knew I would crack it eventually someday! And today was the day!



I finally spelt 'Bureaucratic' correctly. AT MY FIRST ATTEMPT!



Now that's something I should put down on my resume! ;-)

Updates!

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1) Leaving for Hyderabad and Banglore on the 11th. Shall be back on the 20th.



2) Cyclones in Saurashtra. It rained today in Ahmadabad. Aaah! The smell of the first rain! Even drowns out the smells from my toilet!



3) I got an email from Paul Gilligan. That's the same guy who creates 'Pooch Cafe'. Now is that amazing or what? :-D



4) I took out the car for a spin last Sunday. Today, Dad discovered that the battery died. Ouch! That never happened before!



5) Check out this series before they remove it! :-D



6) Finished reading Burial at Sea by Khushwant Singh. The story seemed inspired by Nehru's life. And there's too much sex! If that is 'Vintage KS' as the cover claims, I aint reading KS again!



7) O... KS stands for Khushwant Singh. Not Kama Sutra. Hyuk hyuk! :-P



8) I think I am suffering from insomnia. Maybe I'm still in love!

Friday, May 07, 2004

It's a miracle!

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It's a miracle! God be praised!!! I can see again!



I can actually see again!



I CAN SEE AGAIN!! WOOHOO!!



Contact lenses are amazing! :-D

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Morning Song

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A diamond of a morning

Waked me an hour too soon

Dawn had taken in the stars

And left the faint white moon



O white moon, you are lonely

It is the same with me

But we have the world to roam over

Only the lonley are free



- Sara Tresdale: Flames and Shadows

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Pardon me! I just rambled on!

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Join a school, wear uniforms, adhere to the system, have a time table,

Study subjects you don't understand, then have arcane knowledge

you dont know how you can use

Have your meals, don't drop the gravy on the shirt, knees off the table,

Wear pretty clothes, try and like them, try and make your friends jealous of them

Find joys of passive entertainment, discuss video games with friends,

Find heroes, find ghosts, laugh over moving pictures about falling anvils and booby traps

Find joys in collecting coloured pieces of paper with dried glue on the back

Derive fun out of kicking around round objects with your feet

And beating round leather covered objects with wooden sticks

Experience raging hormones, figure out what to do about them,

Try and find social acceptance with what numbers you have on your marksheet

Worry over what bike you drive to college, Or which Nokia you put your ears to

Think about the clothes you wear, or the kind of people you hang out with,

Not necessarily in the same order

Experience peer pressure, experience the weight of expectations, none of them your own

Fall in love, fall on your face, fall on your knees, experience disgrace

Have a religion, pray to stones that don't speak, believe in forces that you cannot see

Still somehow believe in them, and those powers that be

Pass out from college, think about the future,

Think about post graduate education, think corporate,

Think about your first pay check, think about your first car

Think about getting married, having a family and a nice cozy home

Think about kissing butt, think about doing people favours to get ahead

Think what life really means!

Understand if honest is better or is screwing over people for gains?

Have ambitions, have plans, have hopes, have ideas

Have heartbreaks, have obstacles, have despair, suffer from thoughlessness

Feel what it is like to be stabbed in the back, feel what it is like to have a heartache

Come to know what it feels like to be a part of this world; experience realisation

Control your diet, don't have a heart attack, watch the shampoo,

Your hair line could be receding. Your mobile might be giving you cancer.

Your TV could be straining your eyes, and your PC might be giving you a bad back

Waste time with unknown strangers over the net, render Geography meaningless,

Fly to places, travel by wheels that pollute the atmosphere, grow old faster

Die eventually!



So why don't we simply eat, sleep, excrete, procreate and just die?!

Everything else in between is so unnecessarily complicated!

Monday, May 03, 2004

Bored Beyond Belief

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So I had nothing better to do.



And this kinda got addictive.



I think I broke too many first class world records! :-P