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The progress rate achieved in past few decades has resulted in more advancement than all the inventions and discoveries made prior to 1800s – right from the time of first human, about 2.5 million years ago. Science and Engineering have been the prime drivers of this progress, especially so is the discipline of Computer Science, which has changed the magnitude of operations, that we can comprehend and operate, exponentially. The possibilities which were once unimaginable are now realities and often taken for granted, by the ephemeral society. The human of yesteryears would be perplexed if one were to tell him that, cure to human diseases can be found by an inanimate circuitry of complex proportions.

 

Even though the complexities of circuitry and various technological inventions have been growing ever since the invention of vacuum tube powered computation engines; it is to the credit of principles of engineering, that, one generation has been able to transfer the existing knowledge and the state-of-the-art improvements, to their younger generation. I have been worshipper and an ardent follower of Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology, always in awe of possibilities enabled by my field of study. I am one of those  who has transformed from just imagining dreams to one, who can realize them, after all, I am supposed to be the designer of future. I am a student of and for life.

Last ever game I played, seriously!

Which kid doesn’t like games? Especially the video games! My first ever encounter of a video game dates back to around 1999, it wasn’t my console, but a neighbour’s, every time I went to his place, I made sure that we played a game of Mario or Battle tanks on it! During the summer holidays, I used to spend extended hours at my friends place playing with the joystick, it used to give me such a rush of adrenaline!  I was so immersed in it that my mom one day said that I was running my fingers as if I was handling a joystick in sleep the day before, so much was my addiction to it!  Continue reading “Last ever game I played, seriously!”

Social Networking website – In under 12hrs!

So, it all began with Abhinav asking me to put up last year’s ‘yearbook’ site online for the current graduating batch of IITK. He also told me that the site was so heavily used last time that the server it was hosted on had crashed! Consequently CC deleted all the hosted data and now is glaringly empty. I handle the Navya server ever since Praneeth graduated, it is an ideal server to host such an app. I had recommended the same to Abhay, the Student Gymkhana President few weeks back, so it was now upto me to configure the app and host it online. Out of curiosity, I just took a peep into the code, it was literally a mess! Continue reading “Social Networking website – In under 12hrs!”

What apps do I use most?

This is going to be my first ever ‘tech’ post on my blog, thanks to Avinash. Yesterday when we were chatting casually, he mentioned of creating an app that would track the apps that consume most of his time on the computer. It seemed a very interesting tool to have, I googled a bit and found that X on GNU/Linux platforms has a very nice querying interface through ‘xprop’ and the complete list of reference is over here: http://standards.freedesktop.org/wm-spec/wm-spec-1.3.html . So I hacked up a small script Continue reading “What apps do I use most?”

“Don’t lead a deferred life.”

I am in the core team of Students’ Placement Office of our institute, I occasionally get assigned any work that is relating to placement procedure, which requires the use of Computer Center(CC), probably because, I understand the technical requirements of conducting those tests & hence in a better position to negotiate with the CC authorities and sometimes because I am the only person who is free during a particular time (conversely others are busy with some other work.) I am now at the end of my tenure and probably this was going to be my last assignment, Navyug Infosolutions. I thought it is going to be same as any other assignments that I have had, but it turned out to be very exciting…  How and Why, you may ask? Read on ;).

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