me, thinking out loud…

Post-Q,W,A Post

Back again with another khichdi of a post.

  • Quark, Waves and Apogee. [For the uninitiated, Quark is our technical festival and Waves, our Cul-fest] I had been to BITS-Pilani, for attending their Tech-fest, Apogee.
    • One would expect Apogee to end up the best, but we were thoroughly disappointed. It came nowhere near the perfection of Quark and things seemed quite unprofessional. Hats-off to Chaitu n others in the Quark Org-Co. I’m already worried about missing Quark’09 [thanks to my PS]
    • The specials at all three events were unforgettable. Feeding the Fish, the Air Shows (Naval and Amateur planes), the Orchestral performance, Special Performance [Aasra], Sand art by Gagan and Mithali!
    • Had the opportunity, to meet/have a look at some of the guys studying at colleges in their home towns. For once, I felt being in a “reputed”, national college does matter.
    • Felt good spending some time with good ol’ friends at Pilani.
    • Always believed organizing events isn’t my forte, but, helped organize a couple of events at Quark. Feels good.
    • Effective Communication is less about how well you choose your words but more about your quantum of concern for the other person and the matter at hand!
  • Pilani Campus, Love at First sight. Never really felt like coming back.
    • The arts/non-technical clubs there are simply superb! We have a lot to learn
    • Cycling on campus. A dream come true!
    • All Night Canteen is a real hangout place!
    • Green, Greener, Greenest. Never really felt like we were in the deserts of Rajasthan.
    • …. the list can go on and on. I’ll stop here.
  • FOSS n me.
    • Attended my first FOSS event! The Install Fest @ Quark. Wasn’t as awe inspiring as I would’ve liked it to be, but still a memorable one. Simply for being my first install-fest and for the lessons we learnt.
    • FOSSKriti’08 is one event I’ll regret missing. It was absolutely amazing. I’m just hoping, people here too get to that level soon enough.
    • Free Software and Freeware ain’t the same stuff. It’s extremely painful when people address FOSS stuff as freeware. Free Software is Software that’s Free as in Free Speech n Freeware is software that if free as in free beer.
    • Eagerly awaiting mukt.in v2. Can’t wait to get back home!
    • Enjoying my time on #mukt.in and #linux-india. The new DC hub (GNOME) for FOSS junta is cool too!
    • There’s an urgent need to start contributing to FOSS. But how?
  • Haven’t yet found myself an intern/project for summer. Wonder what’s in store, this summer.
  • Most of the gang’s On-Campus next sem. Will really miss Voodoo though. Hoping he has a rocking PS.
  • Hoping we won’t have to shift hostels next sem.
  • Appreciation is a great motivator. Expressing it promptly is important. I’m bad at it. Should work on it.
  • “The gang” is like a flock of birds in flight.
  • This semester is coming to an end already, and I don’t have anything I’d be proud of.
  • Wonder why I have absolutely no feelings about the farewell we’d be having soon.
  • Awaiting Ugadi Celebs. Seems like they are gonna rock more than ever.
  • Gone are those days, when I used to post because something I had to write about, compelled me to do so. These days, the long inactivity on my blog is turning out to be the sole reason for my posts. [A few Rare Exceptions though, and this one isn’t] I wonder if its because life’s become uneventful or because I grew lazier or because of something else.
  • I don’t like posting accounts of events from the recent/distant past, but I’m doing it just to prevent my blog’s death.

    Comments on: "Post-Q,W,A Post" (7)

    1. […] Eksperten | Programmering :: Script :: PHP wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptFree Software and Freeware ain’t the same stuff….Free Software is Software that’s Free as in Free Speech n Freeware is software that if free as in free beer. Eagerly awaiting mukt. in v2….It’s extremely painful when people address FOSS stuff as freeware…. […]

    2. not to forget tht special performance at waves. omg.. Gang shudhv been at pilani.. wudhv set the perfect collg frame.. sems gonna end? I suk. had enuf alarms.. ones we shudnt have had..

    3. punchagan said:

      ya. realised i missed posting the spl performance and gagan’s sand art… but with our net speeds.. was lazy to make an edit.. will do it now may be.
      agree.. prolly pilani wud’ve been a better place for the gang.
      u suk? can’t really go with u. but ya.. the alarms gone off real loud!!

    4. Hi,
      I am one of the Pilani guys. Stumbled at your blog via Google alerts.
      I felt nice about all the nice things you wrote about our campus and activities. But can you please what glitches you felt in APOGEE? It will be great if you mail me on swapni.ghike AT gmail.com

    5. interesting!! will be waiting for your updates of farewell…but feel you guys have just been to ur college., u reached a time out…
      btw long time…HI!

    6. punchagan said:

      ya real long time… Hi!
      ya it feels like just yesterday I got a sliding from EnI to EEE… ;)

    7. punchagan said:

      don’t the two lines in my comment above contradict each other. :P

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