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Leaving Chennai, but leaving my heart behind…

Posted by lapstre on June 3, 2006

Hello there,
Its been a long time … Have been busy with the exams. Glad that they are finally over. Now i can get back to what i do best – Day Dreaming. :p I've probably never in my ever studied so much as for these 2 xams in my life. My class test marks had me scared shitless about the exams! Anyways i was happy to finish off the final battle to end the 4 year long war. The battle of Anna University would doubtlessly remain one of the greatest battles ever fought in my life…

At this time of unbounded joy, came the unexpected news of the joining dates of my company…I was all ready for this, but then when i read the mail, i realised i was all but ready for it! I had been posted to bangalore! On one hand i was happy that i was finally getting a chance to prove myself, but having to leave dear old chennai to do that kinda lessened the joy of it! I was wondering what i would do, away from my friends, away from family, away from my hometown, without my faithful comp 😦 . Anyways It'd be a good challenge to move on to a new city and start working there, I'd have a doubt regarding full productivity though!

 I wrote the first paragraph sometime immediately after the end of the exams and the second para after i received the news about having to relocate to banagalore… I cant believe it's time to leave already, I have but probly 2 hours before my train leaves from chennai to bangalore, and i just wanted to thank all of you for being wonderful friends. Willl miss ya all…

Bye…

Vil Keep Blogging! 

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Its good to be back

Posted by lapstre on May 5, 2006

After observing a flurry of computer crashes, I made a study of the planetary alignments and after consulting lead vaasthu shaastrists, I came concluded that this april was an inauspicious month for computers and the internet. I personally came across 2 motherboard crashes, 2 RAM burnouts, a couple of SMPS problems and 2 harddisk crashes !!! Even i was a casualty with a harddisk crash, and it hurt real bad, I lost more than 65 GB of precious data 😦 , most of which was very close to the heart…. The irony of the incident was i had removed the hdd to back the data up when it crashed!

The past one month however just rushed by with the project up for the final reviews. The project kept me busy with loads of documentation and the final presentation to be done. I managed to pull it off without my trusted system but ofcourse with a little help from my friends(Thank you !). The project review approached fast and we prepared feverishly anticipating all possible questions, fixing faults and brainstorming to avoid possible drawbacks of the project. The day of the final review dawned in no time and we waited feverishly for our turn. The guys waiting at the airtel super singer trials would have felt less nervous. The judges there do a pretty good job of criticising and dissappointing the participants. We were just hoping it wouldnt be the same here.

Our turn came up in no time. We went inside and started off confidently, only to find the teachers uninterested! Even the external examiner was flipping thro the project report with a very bored look on her face. We didn't mind and continued, only to find some our teachers sitting near the external imitating our actions on stage! We were flabbergasted and tried to continue explaining our concept when they just asked us to skip over most of our presentation and get on with the conclusion. We protested and fought (We hadnt even gotten to the crux of our project by then!), finally they let us present for five more minutes before they kicked us out! So much for 2 months of hard work and preparation!

Neways, managed to get a new hard disk! Now i am back, up and running. Hope to make more posts this month!

Keep Visiting,

Bye

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The Ordeal… – Part Two

Posted by lapstre on March 5, 2006

Click here for Anna University results ( http://www.annauniv.edu )

or

Click here ( http://results.squarebrothers.com )…

ALL THE BEST!

Read on for my take on results…

The first part discussed my ordeal of getting the results(Have a read at leisure if you didnt happen to be one of those with an unlimited internet connections and got your result from a friend), If you wondered why this guy was getting so worked up about his results or if u are an student under Anna University or simply jobless ,then read on…

If you are wondering what the frenzy about getting the results is? then welcome to the world of Anna University… With Anna University you'll never know!, Some best performances get the worst marks(and vice versa) the results are more than just any other university results, They're moments of relief after inordinate delays and innumerable number of rumours of results, finally so that we can go back to our regular lives.

And for an unfortunate lot they are moments of anguish and pain as they wonder why Anna University cannot do a better job of correcting the papers… The ordeal for them is far from over, having to face parents and friends with an arrear is the worst that could happen to your confidence and spirits, especially when you know you had done well and dont deserve to get flunked (and especially if the subject was one of your favourites in college). Trust me, if u havent experienced that kind of a feeling, then u don't ever want to… It's a different story that Reevaluation will mostly bring a different end result, but the anguish and pain remains. But there are cases where even Reevaluation does not bring relief to some very deserving…

And to prove the fact that exam corrections are seriously flawed somewhere (apart from a numerous live examples that i can show you) is the fact that even in PG exams where a system of double valuation exists, there is a provision for Reevaluation…

All said and done, this years results have been a bit different this year, But the anguish and trauma one has to undergo before receiving it remain the same. Why can't Anna University do a better job and release results instead of roping in third party people and spreading a huge amount of rumours and torturing the students like this…

Meanwhile theres a public notice inviting tenders inviting providers for more bandwidth for Anna University, I am only hoping they also upgrade their servers which keep crashing or going out during the results…

As jobless as i am i went out asking people this question:

What is your opinion about the long drawn process of delivering results in the Anna University??? The Initial Rumours, the impatient waits, All that excitement of getting the results and the adventure of actually viewing the results…

Heres what some of them had to say:

"If it was the same situation in madras univ we peoplw would been casually sitting in Abba (A popular non- veg restaurant) eating and askin our dadz to check the results 4 us (even if we hadn't anyting else to do)

Since we are in Anna University …. we have to wait in distress and check it ourselves to avoid any casualities "
– Sivaraman (Note how Casual Morphs into Casuality…)

"Good
Very good
Nalla process (Translation: good process)
Ithu continue aghanum (Translation: this should continue)
"

– Asvanth (I don't know if the comments we're made sarcastically, but if u wanna trash him, send me an email, i'll give you his address and lend you a helping hand… :p)

"Its like giving birth to child,
Results come many months after the exam…
LApstrE: 'But child birth is 9 months???'
We wait just as expectantly…
"

– Mukesh (Hmm, sob i didnt realise such a deeper emotion, experiencing fatherhood and motherhood at the same time…)

"It's always a great experience…
LApstrE: 'But what about the long wait???'
hey i dont find any prob in tat
it ill take time da
"

– Nitin (Nothing to say!!!)

"It shows how punctual they are…
I never had a good opinion abt them
They only want publicity
"

– Sandhya (Refferring probably to Square Brothers)

And so what's Your Take on the issue???

Leave a Comment…

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The Ordeal…

Posted by lapstre on March 5, 2006

Click here for Anna University results ( http://www.annauniv.edu )

or

Click here ( http://results.squarebrothers.com )…

ALL THE BEST!

Read on for my take on results…
It was 6:15pm and i was enjoying my daily dose of internet boredom when a friend called up with the confirmed news that results we're likely to be out that very day(March 3rd, 2006). That was when i first accessed Anna university and Square Brothers web sites to check out the availability of results…

The Anna university site did not show any signs of publishing the results, But square brothers(SQB) sitewas all set to display the results with the message "Results vil be out by 7pm" (Approximation), I was wondering if it was another of SQB's pranks, A couple of weeks ago SQB had posted a message on that very page with claims of the results coming soon, That sent the students into a frenzy of messages and calls.

It was now 7:00pm i was staring at the still unchanged page and wondering if these ppl ever knew of punctuality and what the word 'By' meant (Yeah! Yeah! Don't tell me!). I was frustrated, I took a look at the hit counter of Anna university results page, It had jumped from 40,000 hits(Approx) at 6:40pm(Approx) to 48,000 at 6:50pm to 56,000 by 7:00pm. I wasnt suprised a bit. The clock ticked on by 7:45 i was tired of waiting…But i did take a look at the counters, The counters had jumped to 68,000 and increasing by the thousands every minute… Now i noticed one thing there we're as many as 500 hits from the Us and Hong Kong, I was left wondering…

By 8:40pm i was thoroughly frustrated and quit expecting any kind of result that day, but SQB put up a new message on their servers… Results will be out by 9:20pm. I began looking forward to it with renewed enthusiasm.

9:20pm came and went, still no sign of results, but the counter had jumped 1 lakh hits… I was really amusing to note the counters rotating so fast, I was wondering how many hits the google ads program had gotten… I was thinkin if he had provided more relevant links to the commoner, he'd have made more money on that…

By now i had decided that the results were not gonna come and SQB was just playing on everybodys emotions just to increase the hit rate.(What the heck was he doing taking so long anyway!) Finally the results popped up at around 9:50pm, with SQB's proud proclaimation of being the first private website to host the results… Only they didn't host it properly. Then friends started calling in with reports of others having gotten the results. I was wondering how? Then i found out that those who had gone straight to SQB had gotten their results…

And the wait went on till 11:45 until i could finally get my hands on the results as did most others… I could have gone straight to SQB but then it started raining by then. Finally i could call up friends and give them their results and averages, the day ended with phone calls upto 1:30am…

By the end of the day thecounter had jumped to 1,96,000Hits and running. They removed the counter from the page…

Take a look at the counter statistics Here

If you are wondering what the frenzied lookout of the results was about Welcome to the world of Anna university… Wait for the second part of the series, to be up in a couple o hours…

Meanwhile feel free to leave your comments and start a discussion if u wish…

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