Saturday, April 30, 2005

How did they skip this from the Vault?

It's got to be this time
I wanna show you how
Gonna make you change your mind
There's an empty chair at my table
There's an empty look in your eyes
Ooh, that's right

I just happen to be a man
And you happen to be a woman
And we happen to be together
Try to stop this thing comin'

Stand up, kick love into motion
Take a little love and shake it all around, stand up
Stand up, kick love into motion
Take me in your arms and throw me to the ground
Down to the ground, baby come on
Stand up, stand up for love

I'm gonna play your game
I wanna play with fire
I want to breathe your air
Baby, gonna take you there
If you lay your cards on the table
I'll lay my love on the line
Till you're mine

I just happen to be a man
And you happen to be a woman
And we happen to be together
Try to stop this thing comin'

Stand up, kick love into motion
Take a little love and shake it all around, stand up
Stand up, kick love into motion
Take me in your arms and throw me to the ground
Down to the ground, baby come on
Stand up, stand up for love

You couldn't get it much better
You never had it so good
Stand up together
And when you're ready to
You're gonna get what you should

Little by little
Like a fine wine
My love is like a motor
Runnin' all the time
Step by step
Easy and slow
On the stairway to heaven
What a way to go

Stand up, kick love into motion
Take a little love and shake it all around, stand up
Stand up, kick love into motion

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Right Ho!

I decided to update my blog after a long time.... dont know how you put up your posts but I use the Google Toolbar - besides that my methods of blogging are pretty archiac. It took me over an hour to type out the updates on my blogroll with my unforgiving net connection. Now that I notice what's out there I forgot that I was to put a "Currently Reading: .." on the sidebar - but it seems like that'll have to be left to a sunnier day's afternoon. Anyways, here are the updates:

Links: I was planning on removing the techfest link but whatddayaknow they've already started updating it for Techfest'06. Techfest is an event for which we (read: three friends and I) slug it out for over three months come rain, college, parents or other friends and still look forward to the round of torture the next year.

Other Blogs:
Guess I have'nt introduced the (famous? infamous?) personalities on my roll yet so here goes:

DonQuixort: Real Name: Say-Lille Bon-Jour; Extremely distressed when I mentioned his Real Name on my blog last time; Reason why the lazy me gave up trying to hand code my blog and moved to blogspot; Managed to pull many-another into blogging; Good blog!

Fair Maiden in Trouble: Definitely the best new blog on the spot; Should I also say - the most talked about blog in college ? He's written so much recently that one can expect a print edition (never paperback?) being released soon; Has certain refernces to a programming contest that was organised by him/Kunal T that I attended. say, did I put up a post on a Puzzle Championship that we organised that he attended?

Youth Curry: Rashmi Bansal's (of JAMMag Fame) Blog. Remember JAMMag from Epiphany 2003 ppl ?

A lifeless extraordinary: Did I get that right? Welcome to the blogging world G.H.

My Dynasty: My friend Pradeep from CSE IITB. Wassup? Worth a visit.

Chaos Theory: Dani's blog. Likes to post photos of bigshots: Narain K. from F1, the Dani Bangla Backyard Sunset, The Moon as seen from the Dani Eye (wonder how he managed that). OMG, I still don't believe I'm doing my BE Project with this guy.

Space for rent: Kunal T's blog. Seems to be facing a time crisis (like I have); Has'nt blogged recently. Wassup? I think you've got my page on your blogroll wrong.

Anand: At his worst allright! Has'nt blogged in almost a year... On the way out of my blogroll. What? Orkut's ur new blog ?

Pune Quiz Blog: Called 'Notes and Stones' by some and 'Interrobang' by some others [Why?]. Dunno how it got into my list - I haven't quizzed in years. But just to put it on record, I intend to restart (solemnly, humbly, in traces) quizzing in the last semester of engg. [Just like the last year in school]

epiFUNNY!: The Joke Blog: Never really took off... On it's way out too... Should I delete it guys?

Nikhil: He's made a (National) prize winning device for the speech impaired (some call them d.u.m.b.) and chooses to remain 'mum' about it - I wonder why. Nice blog Nikhil... esp. impressive reading and listening to lists.

Which reminds me -
(My) Currently Reading - The Jeeves Omnibus No. 4 [Which explains the blog's title...]
Currently Listening - Burnin' Sneakers [Bomfunk MCs]

Sagar G. - I've lost your blog's address. Pl. send it across if you come across this.

Everyone - Wish you luck for the exams. What's plans for after that ?

And whoever came up with the Maaz joke... dude, you're a genious!

Have you read this before ?

Rabbit's Ph.D. Thesis

Scene: It's a fine sunny day in the forest, and a rabbit is sitting outside his burrow, tippy-tapping on his typewriter.
Along comes a fox, out for a walk.
Fox:'What are you working on?'
Rabbit: 'My thesis.'
Fox:'Hmmm. What's it about?'
Rabbit:'Oh, I'm writing about how rabbits eat foxes.'
(incredulous pause)
Fox :That's ridiculous! Any fool knows that rabbits don't eat foxes.'
Rabbit:'Sure they do, and I can prove it. Come with me.'
They both disappear into the rabbit's burrow. After a few minutes, the rabbit returns, alone, to his typewriter and resumes typing.
Soon, a wolf comes along and stops to watch the hardworking rabbit.

Wolf:'What's that you're writing?'
Rabbit:'I'm doing a thesis on how rabbits eat wolves.'
(loud guffaws)
Wolf :'You don't expect to get such rubbish published, do you?'
Rabbit:'No problem. Do you want to see why?'
The rabbit and the wolf go into the burrow, and again the rabbit returns by himself, after a few minutes, and goes back to typing.

Scene: inside the rabbit's burrow.
In one corner, there is a pile of fox bones. In another corner, a pile of wolf bones. On the other side of the room, a huge lion is belching and picking his teeth.
(The End)
It doesn't matter what you choose for a thesis subject.
It doesn't matter what you use for data.
What does matter is who you have for a thesis advisor.

Lion's Watch Repair Business

It's a crisp, sunny fall day. Lion is strolling through the forest enjoying the fall foliage, when he sees Fox walking towards him down the path, head drooping down.

Lion :"Hello, Fox. Why are you looking so gloomy?"
Fox :"It's been like this all week. First my cub got sick, then the car started making a funny noise, and last night I accidently put my watch through the washing machine and it quit working."
Lion :"Well, I can't do much about the child or the car, but I can fix your watch for you."
Fox :"That'll be the day. You with your big claws? You would have trouble picking up the watch, let alone fixing the insides. You'll just break it even worse than it already is. I'd better take it into town."
Lion : "Let me take it into my den for a couple minutes. You'll be surprized."
So he disappears into his den with the watch. A few minutes later he returns: the watch is fixed.

Later in the week, Lion is sitting in the warm sun by the river, when Wolf comes running by, looking flustered.
Lion: "Wolf, why are you headed into town? I thought you wanted to work on your grant proposal?"
Wolf: "The hard-drive on my laptop crashed last night, so I can't get anything done until I get it fixed."
Lion: "I can fix that for you real quick: there's no need to walk all the way into town."
Wolf: "What? You? The lion whose paws are too big to even type on my keyboard? The one who left great blue smears on the trees when he tried to paint his front door? I don't think so."
Lion: "You'd be surprized: just let me give it a try."
So the Lion takes the laptop into his den. In a few minutes, he returns with the laptop, now working fine.

Scene: inside the lion's den
In one corner, next to the coffee machine, is a smug-looking lion lying on a couch cleaning his fur. In a second corner, there are piles of IEEE Computer, Byte Magazines, and Viz Comics reaching up to the ceiling. In the final corner, there are seven industrious rabbits surrounded by tiny parts and precision tools.

It doesn't matter whether you can write working programs or prove theorems.
It doesn't matter whether you can do a slick demo or generate pretty pictures.
What really matters is whether your graduate students can.

Friday, April 15, 2005


Where colour comes from!

Thursday, April 07, 2005


"The antidote to exhaustion is not necessarily rest. The antidote to exhaustion is wholeheartedness. It is those things you do half heartedly that really wear you out"
- David Whyte