Monthly Archives: December 2004

Last minute jitters

Finally .. I am leaving for Shimla tommorow morning. And as usual, allthough it’s 2:00 AM already and the train is at 8:00, I am not packed even a little. I think I must first get through the copy correction part. Packing should take a maxim of one hour. Almost all work finished in college. Sometimes we keep postponing all our work, and when the date finally comes, there is sooo much work to do all of a sudden that you feel sorry for yourself. Kinda something like that happened to me today. I have been making to-do lists since yesterday. And I have already lost the first two of those. Now i am making sure that I don’t loose the final one. So, instead of writing it on a paper and carrying it around in my back pocket ( hey .. I found my last to-do list .. ), I have decided to write a txt file and keep a soft copy.
The most important work, was regarding Verizon forms. They were supposed to be dispatched by 18th of October, and now it’s 14th December. I did’nt expect such irresponsible attitude from Paddy. Aneway, all said and done I managed to manage the whole stuff pretty well. Finished my form, and made sure that they are ( atleast the ones that are completed ) are sent out by tomorrow morning. The problem is that four guys ( jayaram, Upadhyay, Sreejith, and Vishnu ) are not in campus. It’s going to take a lot of effort to get the forms to them, and then there are so many certificates to attach. TOO MUCH WORK. Why can’t they just make 1 page forms and 1 page offer letters. By the way, I saw my salary break up today. It seems I would be getting somewhere around 22K in hand. That’s pretty decent, I guess :).
ITFP demo -> The lesser said the better. I sat in his office for fifteen minutes, trying to figure out WHY THE HELL, does the database not get updated. but NOOO .. it had to strike me only after I came out of his office and after being told “It seems you have worked on this project, but you are not able to show things here”. I guess that’s Teacher talk for “F****R, did you even write a single F****D UP line of code for this F*****G project”

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ITFP + FYP + Shimla

Finally got to do smthg .. was boring .. but atleast I did something .. designing the interface for the FYP reminded me of the gool old days of Virtual Physics lab. I don’t regret giving it up, had my reasons, but I do miss spending the nights at IT for Education Lab doing the Project. Was fun .. and even though I used to get upset thinking about what we were made to go through at that time, I kind of think it was for the best, the end product was actually something nice.
ITFP -> Had to cancel my program for Bhopal, coz I HAVE TO STAY BACK TILL MONDAY for the itfp viva. It was disgusting, the was the Prof. talked. I had ticket for next day morning 8:00 AM and he tells me to stay back and work on the project. what does he think I am ?? aneway .. all said and done .. I had to stay back because I had absolutely no otehr option .. talking to mom and dad on phone made me feel better about the whole situation .. aneway I would’nt have been able to spend much time in Bhopal, and I am reaching home on around 24th.
FYP -> Viva over .. was embarrasing actually . Comeon our project had nothing to do with Fourier Transforms then why the hell where we asked about it. We just happened to use Wavelet Transforms, thatz it. so why were we quizzed about Fourier and other Crap. Aneway .. pankaj managed to take all those questions .. ad answered almost all. And the worst part was, they did’nt see even a single line of the code. Not even the output. Why the hell did i spend 3 nights in a row staying up and doing the Project. It’s bullshit. If they just wanted to see the presentation why did they take the pains to come to our lab .. we could have just mailed it to them.
Shimla -> something good .. finally .. we are going to shimla. But my program is a little changed. instead of reaching from Lucknow to Kanpur .. I am going from here directly to Kanpur ..no stopovers are Lucknow. Hoping to have a good time in Shimla. Unfortunately Abhinav can’t make it, so it’s down to just 16 guys. But Aneway, the trip should be fun. Afterall, I would be seeing snow for the first time.

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Angel : Title Track from “City Of Angels”

Spend all your time waiting
for that second chance
for a break that would make it okay
there’s always one reason
to feel not good enough
and it’s hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
oh beautiful release
memory seeps from my veins
let me be empty
and weightless and maybe
I’ll find some peace tonight

in the arms of an angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you’re in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort there

so tired of the straight line
and everywhere you turn
there’s vultures and thieves at your back
and the storm keeps on twisting
you keep on building the lie
that you make up for all that you lack
it don’t make no difference
escaping one last time
it’s easier to believe in this sweet madness oh
this glorious sadness that brings me to my knees

in the arms of an angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you’re in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort there
you’re in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here

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