Saturday, December 31, 2005

Wish You a Happy New Year

This is my style of wishing you a Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Google's New Firefox Extensions

Google released two new fire fox extensions:
Blogger Web Comments for Firefox is an extension that makes it easy to see what bloggers are saying about a page you're viewing in Firefox and even make your own blog post about it, all without leaving the page you're on.

This will be about the page you are viewing. With this Google will be collecting all the information about the sites we are visiting. That means it will be getting a lot of information on how a particular person is browsing the net. Which means you be getting one feature that seems very attractive and at the same time you might be giving someting to the google also.

Google Safe Browsing is an extension to Firefox that alerts you if a web page that you visit appears to be asking for your personal or financial information under false pretences. This type of attack, known as phishing or spoofing, is becoming more sophisticated, widespread and dangerous. That's why it's important to browse safely with Google Safe Browsing. By combining advanced algorithms with reports about misleading pages from a number of sources, Safe Browsing is often able to automatically warn you when you encounter a page that's trying to trick you into disclosing personal information.

The timing of the release has also triggered some suspicion based on the recent rumours.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Gmail's RSS Clips

Google's Gmail has now introduced Gmail Clips. This Clips allows you to randomly watch the stories from your favorite blog or website in a similar manner to how RSS feeds work. May be google started integrating the Google Reader into the Gmail.

But any other RSS Reader will be more functional that this Gmail Clips. But we can see this in another way Jared Jacobs(GMail Engineer) said
Ever get the feeling that your email experience is a little too predictable? I certainly have. Over the past few months, I've been working on Gmail Clips, a new feature that can help mix things up a bit.... I had a lot of fun working on this feature, and biased as I may be, I have to say I really love Clips. No new mail? Great, then I have time to read why pasta is made in different shapes. And even if I do have mail I should be getting to, maybe I'm in the mood to digress for a moment and investigate The Divine Secrets of the Cycle Commuter.


I too am feeling the same from many days, getting bored when I am not getting any mails. So this feature will be really great for guys like me.

But at the same time there are some questions with the privacy as well.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

World AIDS Day

Having the Virtual Red Ribbon on your site will link visitors to that site where they too can find ideas to get involved in World AIDS Day.
Support World AIDS Day

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Man Made Man

The Man in this photo is a 50 year old man... was sitting before the Director's chamber on Thursday, at Visakhapatnam steel plant Main Administrative Campus. Many of them thought that he too came to submit some forms. If you try to talk to him he wont speak, he wont even respond to you, and worse he doesn't even blink his eyes. Finally what will you do if some one says that he is not a man. Yes, it is true he is not a man.

Rama Krishna, Ravi Chandar, Shiva Prasad Reddy, students of Andhra University Fine Arts, have worked for 3 months under the name of "Life Model", to build this master piece with clay and plaster of paris. They wanted to install this at the Steel Plant Museum, so they thought to see what every one will feel like if it was put before the officials chambers. Any way they did not get the permission for other reasons.

Source: Online Edition of Eenadu Paper dated 25th November 2005.

Monday, November 21, 2005

A Toaster for the king

Source
The actuall title is Electrical Engineering vs. Computer Science.

Once upon a time, in a kingdom not far from here, a king summoned two of his advisors for a test. He showed them both a shiny metal box with two slots in the top, a control knob, and a lever. "What do you think this is?" One advisor, an engineer, answered first. "It is a toaster," he said. The king asked, "How would you design an embedded computer for it?" The engineer replied, "Using a four-bit microcontroller, I would write a simple program that reads the darkness knob and quantizes its position to one of 16 shades of darkness, from snow white to coal black. The program would use that darkness level as the index to a 16-element table of initial timer values. Then it would turn on the heating elements and start the timer with the initial value selected from the table. At the end of the time delay, it would turn off the heat and pop up the toast. Come back next week, and I'll show you a working prototype."

The second advisor, a computer scientist, immediately recognized the danger of such short-sighted thinking. He said, "Toasters don't just turn bread into toast, they are also used to warm frozen waffles. What you see before you is really a breakfast food cooker. As the subjects of your kingdom become more sophisticated, they will demand more capabilities. They will need a breakfast food cooker that can also cook sausage, fry bacon, and make scrambled eggs. A toaster that only makes toast will soon be obsolete. If we don't look to the future, we will have to completely redesign the toaster in just a few years."

"With this in mind, we can formulate a more intelligent solution to the problem. First, create a class of breakfast foods. Specialize this class into subclasses: grains, pork, and poultry. The specialization process should be repeated with grains divided into toast, muffins, pancakes, and waffles; pork divided into sausage, links, and bacon; and poultry divided into scrambled eggs, hard- boiled eggs, poached eggs, fried eggs, and various omelet classes."

"The ham and cheese omelet class is worth special attention because it must inherit characteristics from the pork, dairy, and poultry classes. Thus, we see that the problem cannot be properly solved without multiple inheritance. At run time, the program must create the proper object and send a message to the object that says, 'Cook yourself.' The semantics of this message depend, of course, on the kind of object, so they have a different meaning to a piece of toast than to scrambled eggs."

"Reviewing the process so far, we see that the analysis phase has revealed that the primary requirement is to cook any kind of breakfast food. In the design phase, we have discovered some derived requirements. Specifically, we need an object-oriented language with multiple inheritance. Of course, users don't want the eggs to get cold while the bacon is frying, so concurrent processing is required, too."

"We must not forget the user interface. The lever that lowers the food lacks versatility, and the darkness knob is confusing. Users won't buy the product unless it has a user-friendly, graphical interface. When the breakfast cooker is plugged in, users should see a cowboy boot on the screen. Users click on it, and the message 'Booting UNIX v.8.3' appears on the screen. (UNIX 8.3 should be out by the time the product gets to the market.) Users can pull down a menu and click on the foods they want to cook."

"Having made the wise decision of specifying the software first in the design phase, all that remains is to pick an adequate hardware platform for the implementation phase. An Intel 80386 with 8MB of memory, a 30MB hard disk, and a VGA monitor should be sufficient. If you select a multitasking, object oriented language that supports multiple inheritance and has a built-in GUI, writing the program will be a snap. (Imagine the difficulty we would have had if we had foolishly allowed a hardware-first design strategy to lock us into a four-bit microcontroller!)."

The king wisely had the computer scientist beheaded, and they all lived happily ever after.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Murphy's Computer Laws

  1. Any given program, when running, is obsolete.
  2. Any given program costs more and takes longer each time it is run.
  3. If a program is useful, it will have to be changed.
  4. If a program is useless, it will have to be documented.
  5. Any given program will expand to fill all the available memory.
  6. The value of a program is inversely proportional to the weight of its output.
  7. Program complexity grows until it exceeds the capability of the programmer who must maintain it.
  8. Every non- trivial program has at least one bug
    • Corollary 1 - A sufficient condition for program triviality is that it have no bugs.
    • Corollary 2 - At least one bug will be observed after the author leaves the organization.
  9. Bugs will appear in one part of a working program when another 'unrelated' part is modified.
  10. The subtlest bugs cause the greatest damage and problems.
    • Corollary - A subtle bug will modify storage thereby masquerading as some other problem.
  11. A 'debugged' program that crashes will wipe out source files on storage devices when there is the least available backup.
  12. A hardware failure will cause system software to crash, and the customer engineer will blame the programmer.
  13. A system software crash will cause hardware to act strangely and the programmers will blame the customer engineer.
  14. Undetectable errors are infinite in variety, in contrast to detectable errors, which by definition are limited.
  15. Make it possible for programmers to write programs in English, and you will find that programmers can not write in English.
  16. The documented interfaces between standard software modules will have undocumented quirks.
  17. A working program is one that has only unobserved bugs.
  18. No matter how many resources you have, it is never enough.
  19. Any cool program always requires more memory than you have.
  20. When you finally buy enough memory, you will not have enough disk space.
  21. Disks are always full. It is futile to try to get more disk space. Data expands to fill any void.
  22. If a program actually fits in memory and has enough disk space, it is guaranteed to crash.
  23. If such a program has not crashed yet, it is waiting for a critical moment before it crashes.
  24. No matter how good of a deal you get on computer components, the price will always drop immediately after the purchase.
    • All components become obsolete.
    • The speed with which components become obsolete is directly proportional to the price of the component.
  25. Software bugs are impossible to detect by anybody except the end user.
Murphy Laws Site - The origin and laws of Murphy in one place.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Google's Blog Search

The same clean, cool and extremely fast UI. But the results are different. Now this will only search the blogs. Definitely a very good news for the bloggers. That is why one loves Google.

http://blogsearch.google.com/

Even Blogger has changed its opening screen to accomodate the new blog search. Any way Blogger is also part of the Google.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

This is how i got telugu in Linux

The first I do every day after turning on my box every day is to open the eenadu paper online edition. But today I logged on into the linux OS(fedora core 2) for the first time on this box. So when I opened the enaadu paper, I could see nothing but a lot of garbage. What the hell is this it did not happen like this before when I am in windows. So I downloaded the eenadu.ttf, from the enaadu site. But where should I keep that file. Or how should I make the browser know that it has to use this font in order to display eenadu paper.

So, at this point of time I decided to search the net to know the further action I have to take. The first place I went to is the wikipedia site for telugu language. There it told me get the pothana font (a font for Unicode telugu). And then store it in a directory(~/.fonts) in my home, and then use the command "fc-cache" to update the font cache. But I thought that "-cache" is an option and "fc" is the command. This is where I totally went wrong. And naturally the command did not work, and wondered why the wikipedia guys went wrong.

But my desire for viewing eenadu paper in linux is still not fulfilled. So I went in my own approach. I created a directory in the "/usr/share/fonts" directory, and named it as "ttf-files" (you can give any name here). And then copied all my font files,eenadu and pothana, into it. Next, I added another record to the "fonts.cache-1" file, which is present in the same "/usr/share/fonts" directory, stating to check the fonts in the newly created directory. The record I added is something like " "ttf-files" 0 ".dir" ". Then I logged out and logged in. Opened the eenadu paper and started to read it happily.

But I feel the wikipedia has provided a generic way to install fonts, because you may not have the same directory to share fonts in all versions of linux.

Lesson that I learnt that day is when you read something read it very carefully, never skip or ignore passages. This is because I misread the procedure in wikipedia, which is very simpple procedure, and went through a very long process which took me a considerable amount of time to get the job done.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

More Legs More Standing

Today is a big day. Really a VERY BIG DAY. 6 more of my classmates got placed in a single day. For many days I was wondering about -- many companies are visiting the companies, inviting the MTechs (ofcourse, for a more pay than BTechs), for their recruitment process, some of friends cleared the written test as well. But the interview phase is really a hell, put up with so many silly questions. Even some HR questions in tech interview. Here is an example of that...

  1. Why are you doing MTech? [in one of the technical interview this ws the only question asked...]
  2. I have a Processor and a temperature monitor. How would you interface both of them and get the readings as a graph? [this must be a software company i believe]. my friend is about to explain the process like take the readings regularly etc etc. same as what we do for Real Time systems. But the interviewer interupted in middle and went for third.
  3. Which port of the processor (pentium IV) would you use for this process....
  4. He asked about the interesting subjects, he told some 5 or 6 subjects. Now he started asking questions from those subjects which he did not mention in that 5 or 6.
  5. Finally, advised him to do PHD....
Thats all the worst part they undergone. But today two companies visited the campus, both of them paying the same for MTechs and BTechs. And again we did it 6 people cleared the written test put by the companies and then all the six got placed, and yes it is a very nice pay.

Moral: Just wait for the right company that will come at the right time.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Standing on my own Legs

Before going into the actual message I will be telling about what I did in the past few days.

22nd July -- Completed reading Harry Potter and Half Blood Prince, by afternoon 1:00. And started preparing for Campus Placements. Till then I was reading the previous versions of Harry Potter. It took me 2 weeks to complete all the 6 books.

23rd July -- Placement Season started at NITK, with TCS as the first company. Many from our class didn't go for that, as we were expecting a better jobs than that of TCS. TCS offered arround 2.4 to 2.8 Lacs.

25th July -- TCS selection process is completed by 7:00 in the evening. Only 1 out of the 4 who attended for TCS got through it. They were not preferring CS.

26th July -- D E Shaw a hyderabad based software company. It is offering arround 6.5 lacs. I was not expecting to get through this, but I just gave it a chance. Written test completed by 12:00 Noon written test contained mostly gen-apti and C/C++/java-apti. Results of the written test were announced by 2:00, and and and ... I got through the written test. Thats not the thing, I was one of the 9 persons shortlisted for interviews. 9 among 150. It was unbelievable. My interview time was scheduled at 8:00 PM in the evening, and I got there by 7:00 PM, came to know that the interviews are being delayed, so my interview originally started at 11:00 PM in the night. And by the time interview started I was completely nervous, and my hands are also shaking. So I went inside, the panel started asking me questions on the projects I have done in my BTech and in MTech which made me feel as if they were nothing, though I worked very hard to do those projects. Then their focus shifted to core subjects. First they went to C++. Asked me what is RTTI in C++, which was completely an alien question to me. And they went on asking me questions which I could not answer for many. And for the first time in my whole life I started losing confidence on me. And at one stage I even forgot what is ARP - Address Resolution Protocol, and what it will do. That was the worst hour in my whole life. The results were out and ... I did not get selected for this company. 3 out of 9 were selected. For the first and last time I regretted for not attending the TCS. The twist of the day -- One girl from our class CS MTech got through this D E Shah interview process, and she is the same person who got through TCS also, (still wondering why she sat for TCS).

27th July -- After having a good sleep, I just convinced myself that I was not asked the correct questions, to know about my strong area. Also I have convinced myself that I have not shown my projects in the way I have to show them. So I finally told myself that this all because of the lack of interview experience. Then once again started preparing for the next company.

28th July -- Oracle contracted a company called Professional Aptitude Council(PAC), So that the PAC will conduct the gen-apti test on behalf of Oracle. It went on for 2 and a quarter hours. It was a packing experience. 245 questions tolally in 135 minutes. And 3 timed sections. After this interview a company called ITTIAM(I Think Therefore I AM), gave the PPT. This company was offering 5Lacs. This company was basically attemting to take ECE candidates as they are working DSP IP products. I gave the written test. And none from the MTech got selected for the next level (interview).

29th july -- Trilogy - the best in pay 7.5 lacs, and if any other company tries to exceed this range, then this company will once again increase its pay so that it is always the best in pay. Started the Preplacemt talk at 11:00 AM. This is the best preplacemnt talk I have heard. I came to know that they will be providing a lot of offers like providing a career advisor to each of its employee!!! OH! This is the dream job almost all the students in the campus, but only CS guys are eligible. Around 150 people came to write the exam, it went up to 12:30. Results were announced at 5:00 PM. They shortlisted 47 candidates. They scheduled their interviews with five panels. I was one of the shortlisted candidates. Interviews were scheduled for the next two days. So I was hoping for yet another nightmare. So I started to collect all the positive aspects of my projects, learnt about RTTI(which I still think is unnecessary at my current position to use that facility in C++). But still, my nervousness started to increase.

30th July -- My interview was scheduled at 5:00 in the evening. By 11:00 O' Clock one my friend completed his interview and came back to hostel. When I enquired him about the process, he told that they were giving some problems and we should propose some algorithms to solve those problems, after that they may ask us to improve the algorithm, and even to write the code for that algorithm(without any syntactic and logical errors). This was the exact point when my confidence boosted to its maximum level, they are asking just some algorithms, and to code.... this is the thing I am very good at, and there is no HR round also. My confidence raised to its maximum extent, my hands stopped shivvering. And this time I did not commit the mistake of going the interview place too early. I just reached there by 5 minutes to 5:00. To my surprise the woman who gave the PPT(PrePlacement Talk) welcomed me in a very friendly way as if we know each other for a long time and arranged my interview at 5:00 sharp. There were two in the panel, have laptops in front of them. This was the same room my first interview with D E Shaw went on, where I screwed up everything. But the only difference is there is no nervousness in me or no shivvering of hands even. After all this is only one of the 33 companies that are going to visit NITK. The panel members first introduced themselves to me. This was a big difference between DE Shaw and Trilogy. I could not stop comparing DE Shaw and Trilogy. The interview process started went on for 1 hour, I performed pretty well. Came out of the room. Once again the PPT lady(Anuja) came to me and asked how I did in the interview and whether I felt anything uncomfort with the interviewers. I responded with a positive answers. I wondered why she asked me like that(later I observed that she is doing that with all the candidates, and it one of the typical HR Duties to keep the student with minimum nervousness). This kind of warm situation is absent in DE Shaw. Anuja told me to wait for some time, so that she will me know the results of that interview. After a while she told me that I need to have another round of interview, and have to wait for a while. I thought I must have not done very nice in that first interview, so I was given a second chance, because none of my classmates went to second round till that point of time. After 15 minutes at 6:15 Anuja arranged my second interview, with another panel, and wished me good luck. The second interviewer is not as friendly as the first one. But any way I thought I did it to my best. Came out at 7:15. After a while Anuja told me that I need to take another interview in the next day at 11:00AM.

31th July -- Another Interview..!! Now after hearing to many of my friends here, my feelings of "another chance" transformed into "the prefered one". Now my moods are very high and positive and attended the interview, once again with Anuja's warm welcome. This third interview was a cake walk with a small initial jitter. By 12:00 I was in the hostel. By 5:00 in the evening I came to know that only 3 cleared the first round of interview and went into second round and 2 went to third round. Once again I started to get tensed, will I get, will I not get, will I get, will I not get, OK I thought I did the interview pretty good, but there can be better people than me. The results were to be announced at 7:00 PM. I went to the Training and Placement Section, to enquire the results. They said it will be at 8:30. So I went to the canteen with my friends, at 8:00 one my friends got a call and was informed that the results were out and I should go to the T&P. You know I am going there any way. There were some BTech students waiting there for me and introduced themselves to me. But why are they introducing to me??. Told me to sit in a Qualis, and told me that they were selected into Trilogy ... along with me. I selected for Trilogy. Went sat in the Qualis. I still could not believe that I got into Trilogy. So I am the best among the whole MTech. Or may be we 6 people are the best in the whole campus, we are the highest paid in the whole campus. This is unbelievable. But why is this qualis for, and where is it going. It is going to Manglore to Taj Manjaran. The Trilogy Team wanted to give us a Treat. So, I will be earning big bucks from now on. Thank You Trilogy, for believing me. Came back from a very nice treat at 12:00 in the midnight. I could not sleep for the whole night.

1st August -- I called all my relatives. Then started to write into this blog. And then post it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Deer


This is some where near Araku Valley. I received this photo from my friends, who visited there for a tour in there BTech.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

eMessenger

మీరు గనక Yahoo! Messenger అందుబాటులో లేని పరిస్తితిలో ఉనారా. అయితే మీకు eMessenger చాలా ఉపయోగపడుతుంది. మీరు దీనికోసం ఏ softwareని గానీ, appletని గానీ install చేయనవసరం లేదు. ఈ ప్రోగ్రాము కేవలం java script మాత్రమే వాడుతుంది. కాబట్టి మీరు firewall వెనక ఉన్నా పరవాలేదు, ఈ ప్రోగ్రాము వాడుకుని మీ మిత్రులతో సంభాషించవచ్చు.

ఈ విషయాన్ని నేను మొదట http://sixfaces.blogspot.com లో చూసాను.

Friday, June 03, 2005

"చిరునవ్వుతో" సినిమా గురించి

మొన్న సెలవలలో హైదరాబాదు కోఠీకి వెళ్ళాను. అక్కడ ఉన్న "Supreme House"లో original vcdలు 60/- రూపాయలకే అమ్మి నాతోటి కూడా మూడు vcdలను కొనిపించేసారు. అలా నేను కొన్నవాటిలో "చిరునవ్వుతో" ఒకటి. మొదటిసారి హాళ్ళో చూసినప్పుడు సినిమా బాగానే అనిపించింది కానీ, మరీ నిన్న చూసినంత లోతుగా చూడలేదు. సినిమాలో సంభాషనల మధ్యలో చాలా జీవితసత్యాలు దొర్లుతూవుంటాయి. మచ్చుకు కొన్ని ఇవిగోండి:

1. బాయ్ ఫ్రెండ్సు ఆడపిల్లల అందానికి కాంప్లిమెంట్సు - కధానాయిక షహీన్ తన కాబోయే భర్త ప్రకాష్ రాజుతో తన మగ స్నేహితులను పరిచయం చేస్తునప్పుడు చెబుతుంది. అప్పుడు వెంటనే నాకు ఒక సందేహం వచ్చింది. మరి గార్ల్ ఫ్రెండ్సు మగపిల్లలకు ఏమిటబ్బా ...

2. ఒక అమ్మాయి-అబ్బాయి ప్రేమించుకోడానికి ఎంత టయిం కావాలి, గంట కావాలా, వారం, నెల, సంవత్సరం చాలా. - ఈ విషయంలో మటుకు ప్రేమకు మాత్రమే సంబందించినది కాదు అనుకుంటా, ఒక వ్యక్తి మీద అభిప్రాయం ఏర్పరుచు కోవటం, అనే conceptకి generalize చేయొచ్చేమో. అందుకనేనేమో ఆంగ్లములో "first impression is the best impression" అనే నానుడి పుట్టుకొచ్చిందనుకొంటా.

3. చూడు పరిచయం అయిన వాళ్ళంతా స్నేహితులు కాలేరు, స్నేహితులందరూ ప్రేమికులు కాలేరు. నా స్నేహం నీకు ప్రేమగా అనిపించి ఉండొచ్చు, కానీ నీ పరిచయం మాత్రం నా వరకు స్నేహం దగ్గరే ఆగిపోయింది.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Yahoo! MindSet

యాహూ ఈ మధ్యనే మైండ్ సెట్ అనే కొత్త సెర్చ్ కనిపెట్టింది. దీని వలన మనము వెతుకులాడుతున్న విషయము విజ్ణానమునకు సంభందించినదా లేక వ్యాపారమునకు సంబందించినదా అనే దాని మీద ఆధారపడి చూసుకోవచ్చు. ఈ కొత్త సెర్చ్ ఎలా వుంటుందో చూడాలని అనుకుంటుంటే మటుకు http://mindset.research.yahoo.com/కు వెళ్ళి చూడవలసిందేనండి. ఉదాహరణకు "Internet" అనే పదముతో సెర్చ్ చేసి చూడండి.
ఈ దెబ్బతో యాహూ మళ్ళీ తన సెర్చ్ ఇంజిన్ సామ్రాజ్యాన్ని తిరిగి కైవసం చేసుకుంటుందేమో. మరి గూగుల్ ఏమి చేస్తుందో చూడాలి.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

మేము చదివే కాలేజి

ఒక్క నిమిషం: ఈ వ్యాసం కొన్ని నెలల క్రితం తెలుగు విద్యార్ధి అనే బ్లాగులో ఉంచబడినది. ప్రస్తుతం ఆ బ్లాగు నిరుపయోగంగా ఉండటం మూలాన, ఆ బ్లాగులో ఉన్న ఈ ఒక్కగానొక్క వ్యాసాన్ని ఇక్కడికి తరలించి, దానిని నిర్మూలించేసాను. అప్పటి వ్యాసానికి ఎటువంటి మార్పులు చేయలేదు, తేదీ మరియు సమయములతో సహా. ఇంక చదవండి...

మొదలు పెట్టిన చాలా రోజులకు ఒక పోస్టు రాస్తున్నాను. దానికి క్షమించాలి. అయితే ఇందులో ఏమి రాయాలని రెండు, మూడు రోజుల నుండి అందరితోటి మాట్లాడాను. కొంతమంది హాస్టలు గురించి రాద్దామన్నారు. మరికొంతమంది మెస్సు గురించి రాద్దామన్నారు. ఇంకొంతమంది, ఇదంతా అవసరమా అని నవ్వారు.

మరి బ్లాగు మొదలు పెట్టాక ఏదో ఒకటి చదవటానికి ఉండాలి కద, అందుకనే నిన్నటి సంఘటన తోనే మొదలు పెట్టాను. అసలే పరీక్షల సమయము, అందరూ తీరికలేకుండా చదివేస్తున్నారు. ఇంకో పది రోజులలో అవి కూడా అయిపోతాయి. అప్పుడు ఇంక చెప్పలేనంత తీరిక దొరుకుతుంది.

ఇది మొదటి బ్లాగు కాబట్టి మేము చదివే కాలేజీ గురించి చెబితే బాగుంటుందని తోచింది. NITKని అంతకుముందు KREC అని పిలిచేవారు. రెండు సంవత్సరముల క్రింద దీనిని NITKగా మార్చి deemed University హోదా కల్పించారు. KRECగా ఉన్నప్పుడు ఇతర రాస్ట్ర విధ్యార్ధులకు కోటా ఉండేది. ఆ కోటా ప్రకారం ఆంద్రప్రదేశ్ విధ్యార్ధులకు PGలో ఇద్దరికి మాత్రమే ప్రవేశము ఉండేది. ఇప్పుడు NITK అవటము వలన కోటా పద్దతికి స్వస్థి పలికారు. ఫలితముగా ఇప్పుడు కాలేజిలో ఎటు చూసినా తెలుగు విధ్యార్ధులే.

NITKకు ప్రక్కనే ఉన్న సముద్రము ఒక ప్రత్యేకత. పైగా ఈ కాలేజీ ఉన్న ప్రాంతము కర్ణాటకలో మంచి పర్యాటక కేంద్రము. ఒక పక్క udipi, Manipal. ఇంకో పక్క Manglore ఉంటయి. ఈ చుట్టు పక్కలలోనే చాలా గుళ్ళు, గొపురాలు ఉంటాయి. ఇక్కడ మేము గమనించిన ఒక విషయము, వీళ్ళు ప్రతీ పండుగను ఎంతో శ్రధ్ధగా జరుపుకుంటారు. సాంప్రదాయ నృత్యాలు వగైరాలయితే తప్పని సరిగా ఉండవలసిందే. ఇంకా పచ్చదనానికయితే అసలు లోటేలేదు.

దాదాపుగా సంవత్సరం పొడుగునా ఇక్కడ ఏదో ఒక function జరుగుతూనే ఉంటుంది. Crresendo అని, Incident అని, Techfest అని, ఇలా ఇక్కడ ఉన్న ప్రతీ క్లబ్బు సభ్యులు ఏదో ఒక function జరుపుతూనే ఉంటారు. అంటే దీని బట్టి student activities బాగానే ఉంటాయని మీరు అర్ధం చేసుకోవచ్చు.

కేంద్రంలో అధికారం మార్పు వలన ఈ మధ్యనే మా కాలేజి directorగారిని పదవి నుండి తప్పించారు. కొత్త directorని నియమించేవరకు తాత్కాలికంగా Prof H V Sudhaker Nayakగారు directorగా వ్యవహరిస్తున్నారు.

వచే పోస్టులో మా హాస్టలు గురించి మాట్లాడుకుందాం.

Friday, April 15, 2005

సీ - {{వికిపిడియా}}

నేను వికిపిడియాకు 'సి' భాష మీద ఒక వ్యాసాన్ని మొదలు పెటాను. త్వరలో దానికి మరిన్ని మెరుగులు దిద్దితాను.

సీ - {{వికిపిడియా}}

Sunday, April 10, 2005

GMail invite spooler

మీరు ఇంకా GMail ఇన్విటేషన్ కోసం ఎవరినీ అడగనవసరం లేదు. మీ GMail accountని ఇప్పుడే ఈ క్రింది సైట్లొ నుండి సంపాదించండి.

GMail invite spooler

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Second Class

ఇది నా రెండో తరగతి ఫోటో. మొదటి తరగతి ఫొటో లేదు. ఈ క్లాసు గురించి నాకు అంతగా ఏమీ గుర్తుకులేదు. కానీ మంచి కంటే చెడు బాగా గుర్తుంటుంది. మాకు poetry అనే ఒక subject ఉండేది. మేడంగారు ఒక poemని అప్పచెప్పమన్నారు. ముందుకు వెళ్ళి కళ్ళు మూసుకుని గబగబ అప్పచెప్పేస్తున్నాను. ఇంతలో ఎందుకో తల ఎత్తాను. ఎవరో నవ్వుతున్నట్లనిపించింది. అంతే మొత్తం poem అంతా మరచి పోయాను. అది అలా మొదలయిన "stage fear" నాకు BTech వరకు వదలలేదు. తరువాత చాలా కష్టం మీద ఆ భయాన్ని వదులు కున్ననులెండి. లేకపోతే ఈ రోజుల్లో చాలా కష్టం కదా మరి.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Saturday, March 26, 2005

This is My Gmail ID


GMail1
Originally uploaded by m pradeep.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

UKG


UKG
UKGలో కూడా LKGలాగే ఉండేది.కాకపోతే pencilsని అంత ఎక్కువగా పారేసుకునేవాడిని కాదు. తమ్ముడు గురించి కొంచెం ఈ క్లాసులోనే తెలిసింది. అప్పుడప్పుడూ అమ్మ తమ్ముడితోపాటుగా, నన్ను కూడా డాక్టర్ దగ్గరికి తీసుకు వెళేది. ఆ కాలంలోనే తమ్ముడికి ఒక machine ఇచ్చారు. తమ్ముడు దానిని రోజూ పెటుకొని తిరిగేవాడు. అది ఒక వాక్ మాన్ లాగా వుండేది.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

LKG


LKG
Originally uploaded by mpc00620.
నాకు అంతగా గుర్తుకులేదు,కానీ, నాకు గుర్తుకున్నంత వరకు చెపుతాను.ఈ క్లాసులో నేను రోజూ ఒక పెన్సిలు పారేసుకునేవాడిని.మేము "Ringa Ringa Rojes ... " ఆడేవాళ్ళము.ఒక విచిత్రమైన విషయమేమిటంటే మేము యెవరికయినా దెబ్బ తగిలి రక్తం కారుతుంటే ఓక పేపరు ముక్కను "bandaid"గా అతికించే వాల్లము.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

తెలుగులొ రాయడానికి ఏమి చేయాలి?

౧.మొదట మనము Unicode support ఉన్న తెలుగు Font సంపాదించాలి.
౨. అయితే అలా Unicode support ఉన్న Fonts --

1. Pothana2000.ttf(ఇది చాలా మంచిది),
2. SaraswatiNormal.ttf,
3. abtelugu.ttf

౩. తరువాత మనకు కీబోర్దుని -- అక్షరాలను జతచేసే ఒక Editor కావలి.(An editor with proper rendering rules and a proper keymap). దీని కొరకు Yudit అనే softwareని వాడుదాము.

౪. Pothana2000.ttf Font మనకు ఇక్కడ దొరుకుతుంది.

౫. Yudit Software మనకు ఇక్కడ దొరుకుతుంది

Usage:

1. Run yudit.
2. Assign the "Telugu-Rts" and "Telugu-Inscript" keymaps to any of the function keys [F1-F12].You can do this by clicking on the "Input" tab which displays all the keymaps.
3. Change to the "Telugu-Rts" keymap and type. The input is just as you would write telugu in english.

Examples:

1. "amma" keystrokes would produce the అమ్మ in Telugu.
2. "telugu" keystrokes would produce the తెలుగు in Telugu.
3. "telugudESaM" keystrokes would produce the తెలుగుదేశం in Telugu.

and so on.

అలా అలా చివరికి మీ ముందు ఒక తెలుగు పత్రము (document) తయారయి పోతుంది.

Internetలో తెలుగు గురించి మరింత సమాచారం కావాలంటే ఇక్కడ click చేయండి.