Lots of updates :)

List of important updates that has happened in past couple of months in my life.

phew! Finally I am taking out some time to update the blog, I have so many things to update …

To begin with, I am too busy these days to regularly update the blog(should already be apparent by seeing my recent activity on blog 😛 ), but I would try my best to do better than what I have been doing. I am highly inspired by how my guide, Dr. Dheeraj Sanghi, keeps updating his blog even in midst of busy schedule of teaching a class of 500+ students! ( Probably you should go and read his blog ). Ok, now the list of updates is here:

  • This blog is moved to my own server (Yaay! This was long pending, I was using x10hosting.com for long, now I have complete control over things that happen :D, btw, did I mention? My site was *hacked* and my homepage was replaced while I was on x10hosting, it was one of major factor that made me realize that x10 isn’t really safe for putting up my content, though, I still use it to put up some non-sensitive content).
  • This blog is now accessible via https 😀 ! (I have ssl certs issued from cacert.org, you might have to add root certificates to avoid the annoying prompt: http://www.cacert.org/index.php?id=3 , Its safe to add these.)
  • I cleared about 7.5k spam comments to filter out 3 legitimate comments, It was really a pita. Now I realize the necessity of using Akismet plugin! (Currently I am using free version of it).
  • I have found an enthusiast cyclist in myself ;). Covered 50km two weeks back, 40km last week and 60km planned for this weekend :).
  • I purchased a new domain, adar.sh :D, albeit too costly :(.
  • Developing a web app with a geeky 10 std. guy, Gautam , his domain was inspiration for me to purchase my domain ;).
  • Too less progress on my thesis in past two months :(. Gotta work hell lot in next couple of months.
  • Learnt a lot of new tricks in general problem solving and specifically computer programming while preparing for placements, One of the best books to read is Jon Bently’s book, Programming Pearls!
  • I have moved full time from hostel to department :P! (I go to hostel to do only essential stuff).
  • Built another couple of apps which won places at RHoK#3 and Hack U! at IIT Kanpur.
  • Ich lerne Deutsch :).
  • Went on an amazing trip to Nainital with my batch mates, fun it was!
  • Playing with wii remote these days ;).
  • Updated my resume after a gap of nearly 3 years! That task was really painful :-/ . (Warning: It’s long :P)
  • I am involved in some high profile things, whose details I currently can’t disclose :). (Will write follow up posts once it can be public!)
  • Last and least too :P, my friends have created a page on facebook, ‘Aap Adarsh Geek Hain’ (which I have already reported as spam!), which has somehow attracted a lot of following :-/ , even from my family members! It was supposed to last as a joke for couple of days, but now due to large following has been running for quite long, but eventually, it *will* die! 😀

I am happy to post this onto blog after such a long time, hope to talk here soon :), bye for now.

Author: Adarsh

I am just another human being living on planet earth, I believe in technology and try to keep myself constantly updated with latest technologies around the corner. I am an avid computer programmer and also a sys admin who spends most of his time in configuring and keeping the services up with least errors and high availability. I am also a gadgets freak and tend to hack around with lots of interesting hardware like smart phone, wii remote, smart cards, gps receiver, usb data card etc… I am also highly interested in the field of computer and internet security and tend to do lot of experimentation with networks and lot of viruses. I am also a web programmer and designer, who loves to get the things done on the fly and go to extremes to make my app behave same on different platforms and form factors. Currently I am pursuing my Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. I completed my Bachelors of Engineering study at M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology and Masters of Technology from IITK. I had a short stint at startup with my friends at Arnium Technologies Pvt Ltd by being its CTO and forming the initial development team and infrastructure, I continue passively as a Director now. I spend my free time in mentoring students for their projects and manage some administrative work for departmental student body. I am also a FOSS enthusiast and currently manage the FOSS group, navya, here in IITK.

6 thoughts on “Lots of updates :)”

  1. Treat for me to introducing you to Programming Pearls.

    Thanks for the free publicity to the page “Aap Adarsh Geek Hai”.

  2. @Praveen: well, it was you and Apurda almost in parallel recommend me the same book 🙂

    @kanan: Oh, no man! The page has to die :-/. Btw, you have a nice blog and a good theme!

    @pankaj: Well, I was never away :P, but anyways, its true that I have someone accompanying now to discuss srms 😉

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