Wednesday, November 17, 2004

To the Glory of the Sun!

It's been a long time since the first post. A lot of bytes have passed through the fat cables of the Internet since June, a lot of work done in the meantime, and yet I still haven't introduced myself.

Allow me to correct this slight. I'm a senior student at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, pursuing a major degree in Computer Science. I love my girlfriend, my parents, my laptop, my stuffed dog (affectionately called "Doggu"), fried chicken, and my tattered copy of LotR, though not necessarily in that order.
And yes. I'm a geek.

Information yearns to be free, straining at its bonds in an eerily anthropomorphic manner, which is why I have decided to indulge in an interesting experiment, wherein I give vent to my feelings about everything happening in my life. I hope my gentle audience shall allow some sarcasm to seep through their overused senses.

Make love, make gcc, make gentoo, make everything except for war.
Peace on you.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

I got administered!

Three months of working out through the night, sleeping off the entire day, endless rounds of coffee at the canteen. All for an examination given by a bunch of people with as much social skills as a penguin invited to the annual get-together of the local school of salmons.

My friends, I have just been administered the GRE Subject Test in Computer Science on the holy day of November the 13th (unfortunately a Saturday), and, believe you me, hell hath no fury like scorned and mocked-at academics.
In the course of these three months, I had to study:
  • Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • Automata Theory
  • Digital Electronics
  • Computer Architecture
  • Operating Systems
  • Compiler Design
  • Computer Networks
  • Programming Methodology
And certain other topics which belong to the wider realms of miscellania. I sure hope I get something out of this test, at least a decent assistantship at some university. Let's see how everything goes.