Hmmm time moves so fast with so much happiness my college life gonna end now.It has been a great time of life learnt a lot some amazing experiences amazing people whom i am gonna miss.I was a blank slide when i came in computers bit nervous whether i could cope or excel had a lot of aprehensions i think this college and my seniors provided me with some great passions to chase like free software among others.Thanks to one and all first of all to have made this expedition fruitful.
In the first year i was bit nervous as with most juniors caught up many times with seniors in ragging tussle and had lots of fun started with friends making with like minded people.I entered the department in second semester and i still believe it was the best of all semester for all the good reasons.
In the second year i got involved with the free software community and participated in free software related works like GLUGot and Fstival et al.I also was part of the organizing team in cyber and other symposiums held in the department.I learnt a lot inteam work,organising things.
In third year i was selected the joint secretary of the association and lead my class in organizing Cyber 07 which stands by forth the amazing memories in my life.I had to fight some personal troubles in my third year which painted some bad wounds in my memories.
In addition to it all i was part of poster design for Fstival once,designed site for CTech a private company nad redesigned TCENET css and designed the tecuthsav site.I was part of python development in TCENEt for a short period.Plaisir gave me some oppurtunities to explore my co-curricular abilities to a greater extent.
In the final year i got placed in TCS and motorola and enjoyed throughout with many different activities from my project to floodlights cricket etc.
It was some of my great friends who supported me some have walked with me during midnight performing some painstaking work be it cyber or fstival ho made it possible.Thanks a lot will misuu you all :S.
Fstival 07 celebrated in our college as part of the software freedom day celebrated all over the world was lots of fun.The stalls were visited by many inspite of vinayak chathurthi a national holiday.The stalls were really memorable especially the second years did a fine job i visited lots of stalls and learnt a lot especially Latex,GIMP,Blender which i havent tried much.We also had lots of fun in the run up to the event.
Ok i thought of ranting something totally non-technical,non-philosophical part of using GNU/Linux.I had a strange question from someone “why don’t use windows?” I was honestly amused by this question i didnt meant to say that the source code is open stuff and all he is no way interested in those things.Leave all prejudice and think about debian in day to day stuff:
I dont suffer from viruses infecting me no “MUHAHA” saying me to use I.E.
I copied the other day a movie file sized 750mb in five minutes from my pen drive in Linux it took me more than 21 minutes in windose xp.
I have all software available for download with amazing variety dont have to care about piracy or expiry date etc.
You worry about the GUI stuff stop by my room i will show you eye-candy with Beryl COmpiz which is a feature in Debian and not the entire OS but the other day Microsoft presented Vista there was not anything other than GUI madness..madness.
I havent spoken anything technical if you wish to hear good quality music try MPlayer,Amarok hope your ears are not loaded with prejudice.
Hmmm and how many of the microsoft passionates buy original copy of vista or windows just using pirated bullshit and speaking some crap just because some one other is using GNU/Linux is childish.
Still you wish to lick the dollar dick go ahead who cares let us see if people are forced to spend 3K for basic edition how many of them dare to do that.
If you know computer history “Microsoft is the only company that makes money out of selling just software every company sells hardware suppoted with free software”.If someone had predicted that twenty years ago that a company would make money out of just bundling software people would have laughed and made a clown out of you .
These days staying at hostel i occasionally go to my home once in three weeks and its a lot of fun out there.One thing i love going home other than meeting my parents out there is the wide variety of books i get to read.My usual favourites are ANANTHA VIKATAN,FRONTLINE,PEOPLE’s DEMOCRACY.My luck turned out such that all these were really refreshing and also i got to study some extra ones.
Vikatan had a series on Ernersto “Che” Guevera the revolutionary who died fighting.The lost words of this great mind still reverberatingand deamonising imperial nations–> “Shoot Coward you are going to kill a man” a true universal hero.The cuban children reside this evrey day “Our ancestors were communists and we would be like “che”.The other favourites of mine in a vikatan are “O pakangal” by gnani,”Ulaga cinema” on good international movies and much more.
The other books i had this weekend are:
“The questions raised by Kasturba:the wife of the Mahatma” represents the life of kasturba and the hardships she has to pay as the wife of the mahatm.It was a refreshing book by Mythili sivaraman in tamil.
Venmani oru kalathin pathippu is another book i grasped it was about the kizhavenmani masscare that took place 40 years ago when some 42 dalit farm labourers were killed by torching them in a hut just for asking half a cup more wage.
This is also the hundreth year anniversary of Jeeva i would post on the life of this great man soon..
It was an interesting weekend as placement fever swept TCE and people were anxious to hear their names being read out in the list of selected candidates.Some heartbroken some in cloud nine a lot of emotions and true spirit of egalatarian friendship expressed in a single week it was truly amazing.TCS-Tata consultancy services visited the campus on 21 may and hired nearly 355 candidates.The aptitude exam was on monday and the interview on the sub sequent days.Arun prasaath missed out on the aptitude as he stood by the philosophy with me not to mug the questions that were released as “TCS Confidential”.I honestly was spell bound by the spirit with which he took the result congrats comrade.Many of my friends got placed at TCS but a few missed out that included – “vins ,Mallu,Gopi” and others.They were visibly down and Mallu was one who had tears filling up his eyes.It was really difficult to console people so decided to stay until guys got placed.Then came CTS which hired another fifty five students and guys like mallu,vins,arun got placed in it.Gopi was left out and it was difficult time for him.One guy who got placed in CTS was Ramki from EEE and was really happy as he was allowed in the last moment .Gopi got placed in Infosys and was truly happy about it.
There was a striking criticism among guys that girls were not helping out their peers this was foolish and utterly “male chauvinistic”.One of my friend is yet to go home she descends from a distant place and has stayed back to ensure her friends to go through.She has not met her parents for four months.Dont do hasty generelisations like “girls often Mug” or”Muslims are terrorists” its not matured at all.There were rumours all the way one said ” girls were dancing when the results were out when one of the peers was down” if we dont know on issues its better to keep our mouth shut.Many people think they are the only saviours of friendship,human nature and emotions every human being cares for his/her friends well being.
I was honestly shocked many of my close friends joining the bandwagon and speaking without analysing the bare facts.Friendship is a feel dont make it a buisness commitment “If i do this you need to do this” is not good at all. Groupism in friendship is another dangerous trend in relations it s just a show of strength rather than anything.
Anyways congrats to all my friends to have placed and kudos to all those who showed the spirit of egalatarian friendship at the right moment.
Its official dont worry,no hesitations,this is a public statement no going back..,”I have started receiving gifts for christmas,new year etc”.So what stops you come on gear up my friends these many days you have been complaining that I have been too modest actually i thought about it .,friends your words have been an eye opener.The gifts you are going to give me could be I-pod,Mitashi Mp4 player,digi cam,laptops.Come on guys you know better than me,What ever could be the reason New year,pongal,Idh,Farmer,s day,Valluvar thinam what not after all I am an internationalist.Okay I would suggest you some movies that you could get me preferabbly Original Dvds
V for Vendatta,12 angry men,Cassabalanca,Pianoist,Schiendler’s List,Presige(Probably Christopher Nolan all movies) ,departed,Life is beautifull etc etc.I wish to see this movies decide amongst yourself so that no two gets the same one.Then Happy new year folks,Great year it has been for al of us.