Friday, June 26, 2009

My subjects....

Hey people this time in my fifth semester I m gonna study all these subjects :

1: Theory of computation
2: Database management system(DBMS)
3: Java programming
4: C# and .Net programming
5: System Software and compiler design
6: Design and analysis of algorithms

With these six subjects I have two labs for Java programming and DBMS.
And for my honours I've choosen Java for bioinformatic.
With all these there is an open-elective course on Geographical information systems.

Hope I'll be able to cope up with all these subjects well :D.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Can't wait.. wanna go to class....

Well I'm back on track after a good inplant training in Sun Microsystems, Bangalore and waiting for my college to reopen. This time I'm alone in a single room, may be I can concentrate more and hope to get good grades. My class is quite good this time as I know some of the teachers and yeah most important I've got some good friendies :)) My college will be starting from 24th of this month. So lets see how things change in my third year @SASTRA.Well here are some snaps from my trip you can have look at.....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Good Bye 2nd year...

Today my last day in this hostel room (I'll be missing it a lot) as my semester has ended after "do or die" kinda exams.With this I will be entering my 3rd year of my engineering. Also I stayed in college for some ten days for Visual Basic certificate course and yeah I got an "S" grade in that(atleast I didn't screw this exam like end sems...:P ). Today I'll be leaving to Chennai and from there to Bangalore by tomorrow evening. I'm going to Bangalore for an Inplant training in Sun Microsystems. Well I hope for best over there and yeah of course this time I miss my family as I won't be going home in these holidays. Its been more than six month since I've met my parents. But its gonna be a great experience to go and get trained in such a big company. Hopefully I will be meeting with lots of engineers and computer nerds. And that too Bangalore has lots of sight seeing spots. So I've got lot of plans for there and as far now I'm packing my stuff and single mindedly thinking of a great trip.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Thank you Chennai...

Well I like to check statistics of my blog related to number of daily visits and the region through Google Analytics. But it seems that people from Chennai are quite interested in my blog and daily my blog gets some around 20 hits from here with an average time of 8 minutes...

Its nice to see my blog getting famous and read by may people around the world. Guys please stay tuned and I'll be writing on various tech-n-non tech topics....

Saturday, June 6, 2009

"Happy B'day Tetris "

Today when I opened; instead of the usual Google image I saw something resembling my old hand video game. Ya! Its 25th B'day of the famous video game Tetris.

"Tetris" was designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov on June 6, 1984 while he was working in Academy of science of USSR. The name has been derived from a Greek numeral prefix "tetra"—as all of the game's pieces (known as Tetrominoes) contain four segments—and "tennis", Pajitnov's favorite sport. It was created on
Electonika 60 and later ported to IBM PC.
Screenshot of the 1986 IBM PC version

Spectrum Holobyte was the one to get the rights for the game and released the IBM PC version of Tetris in US in 1986. The game's popularity was tremendous, and many players were instantly hooked—it was a software blockbuster with reviews such as in Computer Gaming World calling the game "deceptively simple and insidiously addictive". For Amiga and Atari ST, two different versions by Spectrum HoloByte and Mirrorsoft became available. The Mirrorsoft version did not feature any background graphics while the Holobyte version had a background picture related to Russian themes for each level.

By 1989, half a dozen different companies claimed rights to create and distribute the Tetris software for home computers, game consoles, and handheld systems. Elorg, meanwhile, held that none of the companies were legally entitled to produce an arcade version, and signed those rights over to Atari Games, while it signed non- Japanese console and handheld rights over to Nintendo. Nintendo released their version of Tetris for both the NES and the Game Boy and sold more than three million copies; some players considered Nintendo's NES version inferior because it lacked the side-by-side simultaneous play of Tengen's version, but Nintendo's Game Boy Tetris became arguably the most well-known version of Tetris, selling over 33 million copies. Later in 1996, The Tetris Company (TTC) was formed reverting all the rights of the game from Russian state to Pajitnov himself.

Presently there are many variant of this game for different platform; from Nokia to Chinese handheld video games or Apples 5th generation ipods and various genome based Linux distros have Tetris bundled with them.
A 5th generation iPod featuring Tetris

As we all know about the game play; question arise "would it be possible to play forever ?". The conclusion reached was that a player is inevitably doomed to lose. The reason has to do with the S and Z tetrominoes. If a player receives a large sequence of S tetrominoes, the naïve gravity used by the standard game eventually forces the player to leave a hole in a corner. Thus game ends....

Thursday, June 4, 2009

My activities in summer holidays....

Yeah! this summer holidays I am still in my college hostel and but there are certain reasons for my stay. But I need to kill time here and do the best I can not to get bore and keep myself busy. Well there are certain things which I'm executing these days....

!: I wake up and attend my VB class from 9 to 12:30 and after lunch go for second session till evening 4:30

@: Watching Movies from 9PM to 11PM-"No compromise on it"... Twilight, Australia, Click and 21 were some good ones and now I'm out of stock.

#: Solving some programming exercise from

%: Preparations for GLOSS websites going on.

^: As I'm not used to reading novels much, so for a change, trying to finish the one and only "Godfather" by Mario Pujo. I got it from my friend. And yeah I feel it interesting.

&:Washing my clothes and packing my stuff in order to go to Banglore..."The worst things I had to do".

*:Writing blogs sitting hours in front of my laptop... "paining my eyes...!"

Oh sorry! I feel soo sleepy at 5:37 AM writing a lot of posts that I kept pressing 'shift' at starting of every line :P...
Soon I'll be down and hope I'll attend the class.... :)

Coldplay: Scientist lyrics

Well I really enjoy listening music and its a great mean for me to get rid of my bore and tensions... here I'm giving the lyrics of one of my favourite song : "Scientist" from the band Coldplay....

Come up to meet ya, tell you I'm sorry
You don't know how lovely you are
I had to find you, tell you I need ya
And tell you I set you apart
Tell me your secrets, and nurse me your questions
Oh let's go back to the start
Running in circles, coming in tails
Heads on a science apart

Nobody said it was easy
It's such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard
Oh take me back to the start

I was just guessing at numbers and figures
Pulling the puzzles apart.
Questions of science, science and progress
Don't speak as loud as my heart.
Tell me you love me, and come back and haunt me,
Oh, when I rush to the start
Running in circles, chasing tails
coming back as we are.

Nobody said it was easy
It's such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy.
No one ever said it would be so hard
I'm going back to the start.

A nice one to dedicate someone special... :)

Cool down your Linux PC

Hey guys if you feel that your linux system throws a lot of heat and its battery expires very soon or you need some automatic power manager, here is the solution. We have got some laptop mode tools. Laptop mode tools is a package mainly designed keeping the power requirements of laptop machines. It helps in extending the battery life and enables the laptop mode in the linux kernal , letting your hard drive spin down.

The inner thing is that laptop mode is generally disabled by default. To reenable it we need to edit the file
and set

The great thing is that this package is available in Ubuntu's repositories and can be installed directly from synaptic package manager or by typing these commands

sudo dpkg -i laptop-mode-tools_x.y-z_all.deb

and give the required root password. Before installing make sure that your linux kernel supports laptop mode. To check it see if this file exists


There are other lots of tweaks available like

These options can be changed by editing the file


You can read more on laptop mode configuration here

man laptop-mode.conf

I hope next time you don't complain..... :P


Crazy Engineers

Engineers change the world.... we are going to be engineers... so we are supposed to changes this world....

Linus Torvalds created Linux when he was student. Facebook was the result of someone's hobby.

If you guys get want to know more about the persons behind some great things, go and have a look at this site

Yeah the creator of Gmail never thought that his own mail client will drive the world and moreover he never knew Javascript before then. Also his main punchline "Don't be evil" will be associate with GOOGLE...

There are many more such heroes you can know, from an entrepreneur to a programmer; who make things happen...


Well this is a quick one though after a long time. Its 2:35AM and my browser is really rocking at a great pace. SASTRA's Wifi having a 18Mbps connection seems to be at speed of thoughts and I am able to feel that the whole Internet is in my hard drive....

Believe me I'm the only one of the two accessing wifi at this unusual time and I downloaded 149 packages of KDE(K desktop environment) totally about 800Mb within 10 mins at an avg download speed of 375Kbps...Unbelievable.!