Tuesday, March 27, 2007

LaTex - The mighty typesetter

The documentation work for our final year project came to and today. It turned out to be one of the most boring jobs ever performed. The only interesting part of the documentation process was LaTeX. Exploring LaTeX provided more fun than expected. Should say LaTeX made the job more easier. We started learning LaTeX long time back and were using it for small documents that hardly exceeded ten pages. This is the first time we are using it for full fledged documentation. Still there is a lot to be explored and  found in LaTeX. The next step would be to create my resume using LaTeX.  In btw, i was eager to know the list of bullets available in LaTeX and created this file which contains the list of bullets available in LaTeX.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Team India Thrashed

Sehwag is a waste.
Dravid unfit to captaincy, Sachin to quit, Sehwag to be packed and
coach to be sacked.
Sehwag needs to play against some school teams to gain confidence.
Sehwag should be transferred to Bermuda or Netherlands to avoid incurring
his return fare from WI.
Some airlines should give complimentary ticket to sehwag for returning home.
Indian team can do better in modelling than in cricket.
India will bring the cup..oh yaar! i mean Indian team members will bring
back the coffee cups.
An unnecessary luggage in Caribbean. Pack sehwag and sachin.
All the best dravid, Hope u lose the match against Bermuda and return
home soon.

Wondering what they are. They are some funny comments by the made by "supporters of Indian cricket team" for the question whether sehwag deserves a place in the team posted by a news channel. Hopes were running high before the match started. Everyone was expecting India to win the match easily without any trouble and were hopeful of India breaking some records or so. But it turned out to be a embarrassing and humiliating defeat in the hands of Bangladesh who were considered as underdogs. It was painful to see the way the team played. There was no aggression at all. Probably Ganguly felt pity for the ball and decided not to hit balls. Looked like Indian team felt that singles and twos are  the only way to get runs as there were only five boundaries during the first fifteen overs. Overall it was a worst performance. In a country where cricket is a religion and cricketers are demigods performance like this is a shame. When half of the country is in front of the  tv in the middle of the night expecting something good to happen, nothing happened for India. The men in blue have left the hopes of the billion fall into ruins once again :( ....

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Final year Effect

Just a week to go before the final year ends and we become alumni of the college. It is interesting to look back what happened during the final year. After entering the final semester the entire attitude turned topsy-turvy.. There was not even a single class i listened as there was lot to be discussed among friends. The brain was not willing to store the submission dates and writing assignments without copying looked like a sin. Till the seventh semester there was only one place in college where i could be found and it happened to be the lab. After entering the final sem i was there at some place in college like opposite to the bank, library ditch, annan kadai, ground but not in lab. A deep sleep in the pump house during the afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 became unresistable. Canteen became the most frequented place and staying there for 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours with just a single cup of coffee became a usual practice. Even pairs in college did not stay that long in canteen. It was only after the official college working hours we did some useful work for project. Taking the book and reading something turned out to be mission impossible even on the day before the internals. The only difficult part of the internals was spending 1 and 1/2 hours inside the class thinking about what can be written. Just few more days to go before the college life comes to an end. Would be funny to see everyone attaching the word "last" to every day and everything that happens the next week. A lot happened during the four years and lot learnt. Everything comes to an end in the journey of life filled with twists and turns. Life as a student ends in few days but the golden memories would linger in the mind for a long time. Hope the last week turns out to be a memorable one.