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Posts from — August 2005

An incommunicado’s insane musings and an SOS !

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It has been long since I blogged. Thanks to the efforts of a smart burgler and SIBM, I am almost incommunicado. The smart guy came last week(Sunday Nite) and broke open to my place, stole my phone. I was sleeping in the hall, and dint even know of the happenings around. Oblivious of ones surroundings, actually…..After a long and tedious shuttling between 2 Police Stations and Idea office, I passified myself that the phone is lost for ever…. nice experience, met a murdrer at Chaturshringi Police Station, heard “Third degree” torture happening…..The thief was smart ‘coz he left Shreyash’s(my roomie-his phone was stolen along with mine) cell somewhere down the apartment ‘coz that was an LG and he dint know that LG makes GSM phones. (They dun take CDMA phones and its very difficult to sell them off!)

Yahoo Mail, Messengers, Hotmail, MSN Messenger , Limewire, E- Messenger are some of the things that have been blocked by the insti. The whole of the student junta is feeling pissed off , the college says abstain from them, we feel deprived….

So laptop is a gadget that can be used to type in whatever you feel like, make ppts, google, EBSCO and SIBM Mail…..

Intrestingly the blockage of websites are turning out to be the shittiest possible.
I can’t go to Unilever Case studies, ‘coz all the case studies’ addresses have the word sex in it. The actual string is something like Rsexscript.
As part of a report making, tried Min of Textiles and EXIM data there…some pages are titled expimp.htm, so PIMP here.. page blocked….
Was searching on Yasser Arafat on BBC World and the search result was blocked since it had the string “butt” in it.

Things like Peacock, Dickenson and Matsushita are some of the search strings that are blocked. The first one has cock, then dick and shit in the third one… before winding up one more.. on Business World India site, there is a detailed report on CANCUN but the page has been mistakely named cancum.htm, there ends the story, thanks to cum in it

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Was RAPED in Armageddon 2005, the biz quiz at Mulund College, last Sunday… Me and Rohit(thats my teammate) found both of us to be total ignoramus in front of corporate biggies that included Mastermind Indias and Tata Crucibe Winners….sense of realisation for me…

This week is very very hectic with more than one assignments and ppts every day. Life is getting tuffer and tuffer. Summers drawing near , CV screening by seniors happened.

Adios

A request- How do you access Yahoo Mail when you are using a proxy(SIBM LAN). Yahoo Pops doesnt work in this case. Setting other proxies manually is a cumbersome process and may affect internet speed. Some care to help??? also let me know abt a good proxy for Yahoo Messenger….. plz…

Adios again!!!

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August 30, 2005   3 Comments

My Latest Crush

I do not walk the talk(type?), as far as blogging is concrned. I do not have the enthu to write on Mumbai trip. I don’t even have the energy to caption all the flickr images that I uploaded.

The most important happening last week was the arrival of my laptop, after a long wait. An HP machine, looks good…had to go to SCMHRD campus to get the piece to evade octroi.Poor me, still haven’t figured out octroi ka funda, and why only here they have octroi?

All the new laptops have brought along a sense of euphoria among the juniors(including me). A situtation similar to newly married.

When you are a “brand new” couple , you do not know what to do(what not to do) with the spouse. Whether to take her around and keep her close to onself. You keep thinking that now I am different from the rest.

To make sure that my new partner is different from others(junta writing down names on laptop bags, laptops etc). Trying various attires on her,various wallpapers.

“Loading” her like crazy with all the software under the sun, piracy at its peak. NASSCOM would call it quits if they come down to have a look at the deluge of piracy happening here…

Having configured* lots of laptops to apna Wi-Fi, loaded terra bytes of software standing on either sides of law, I have reached a stage were configuring Wi-Fi can be done blindfoled(thats a bit of exxagegration, though)

Yesterday till 10 pm, I was enjoying the speed of WiFi on the stairs, the feeling is nice…me like anyone else, downloading software and songs…clearing my mailboxes from all heavy attachments…..

*(if you are thinking why me did all these, I happen to be in the IT Team:

Thats all about my latest crush….no its not a crush… its deep from inside….sad but true that its one sided….I love my lappy:-P

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August 20, 2005   4 Comments

Mumbai Masala-Part2

Will post in detail later….click on the image below…..


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August 15, 2005   1 Comment

Mumbai Masala-Day1

Will post in detail later….click on the flickr logo…..


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August 14, 2005   No Comments

My first Vlog -Air Deccan Ad

Air Deccan

When I saw this ad for the first time in a nearby shop, I was all wow!!!, Mallu actor Murali, in TV here…. Thought it must be some award movie of his like Neythukaaran being played, then I though nay.. how come a mallu movie in SET….hey!! how can an ad be this long, I was turning impatient and restles… That was the Air Deccan ad

After 4 days of googling, I stumbled upon the ad on Indiatimes.com… The ad agency’s site, OrchardIndia.com, showed a link that dint even work, shame on them… TVADINDX, was under construction and was a paid site… Herez the video

Click on the image to play the video…..
PS:In case the Internet speed at your place is screwed up, or the Media Player that you use is an older version, just download the video and try playing in a newer version. Right click here to download the video

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August 9, 2005   6 Comments

The sadness of e-bereavement

Secrets are things that I hate. Suspense is another thing in line….I keep things open(I dunno what pun is)
Never did I login in the IT lab as mba28245 and use my 50GB of space… (The news of storage prices falling is spreading… for sure)

I believed(and will continue to) that information should be free, accessible to all…..

Read on the sad story….

There exists a common directory -Print on Win2k server. I had saved all my downloads , ranging from ppts “lifted” various sites, to all software downloads, to how to tackle SPSS notes, to images from history(Rajiv, Sanjay, Maruti and so many….), ads, videos, snaps ……

Alas,…. I come here at 3pm ,and I see no MOONSTRUCK(that was my folder )… I was feeling raped… lost…was about to breakdown, all my efforts of 2 months in SIBM is down the drain….

E-bereaved I am…. I know what e-security is now…..

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August 6, 2005   9 Comments

Winning a Parnab quiz

After winning a Parnab Biz Quiz at SCIT, did a bit of research on the quiz master….
People did it much earlier….. herez what they say

What Gaurav Says
He says more

Added later— one of the fellow teams has posted this report on the quiz

Pakkalaam

Nikhil

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August 4, 2005   4 Comments

Mumbai blog

Among so many things that interests me , blog surfing is the latest…
check Cloud Burst Mumbai for everything on the floods in Mumbai….

Kaanam
Nikhil

PS: Check this

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August 2, 2005   No Comments

Winning shot

Well, a quiz won in SCIT… went to SCMHRD campus… excellent campus..
still in the winning hanover… that tooo a software quiz….couple of grands in the kitty…

Sat in SCMHRD classes, my partner even gave proxies there.. chutzpah and audacity combined….
Thanks a ton to my team mate, Rohit Jain….

Adios….

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August 1, 2005   3 Comments