Monday, April 18, 2005

Orkut : Who Am I?

Changed my Orkut profile yesterday.... and while I was typing, I suddenly wrote this. It might not be too good or anything... but I wrote it myself. I am soooo proud of myself :D

Who Am I?
Thought a lot of what to write,
But 100 words are hard to find,
How do I say who I am....
I'm beyond understanding - even my own....

I'm crazy, I'm sane... I confuse myself...
I'm fun, I'm bored... I'm in your face.
I believe, I question... forever curious...
Trying to find my place in this world.

Who am I? A simple question....
If I ever figure, I'll change these lines....

Saturday, April 16, 2005

MEMS

Just gave my first endsem - MEMS - which is Micro Electro Mechanical Structures.
It was an institute elective - which means that I had to take a non-CSE course, and I took this one cause it was the easiest, and my 4 CSE anyways too heavy and too tough.

So I didnt attend any lectures through the semester, and ofcourse had absolutely no idea what MEMS is.
The instructor Prof Apte makes the audio of his lectures avaliable online, so that students who have missed a lecture can cover up by listening to them.

So over the past 2 days, 8 of us girls in my hostel room, listened to 18 1.5-hour lectures one after the other. Bulk & surface micromachining, MEMS based sensors, fabrication... blah blah.

ALl of us didnt sleep, the lectures went on day and night, and now its over.
My room is a mess - notes lying around, dirty glasses, coffee cups, uneaten food, dropped food.....
Looks like a war-zone - like people came over for 2 days, rocked on, and left.... destroying everything in sight..... the waste has been an invitation to ants, and cockroaches (we saw a cockroach in the room yesterday !!)

the fun's over though, the people have gone, and my roomie and I are now cleaning up.....

20 years down the line, when I look back at life at IIT, and all my courses...... this will be the 1 memory that will dominate....

8 girls, crowding in a small hostel room - on the beds, chairs, on the floor.... listening intently to a voice on the speakers....
falling asleep ... being woken up ... giggling at the sidey jokes, complaining bout the _stupid_ course, ..... sharing a room, almost sharing a life.... for those 2 days atleast....

1 endsem down...
4 more to go.....
For now, its back to cleaning though......

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Projects

Winding up my course projects right now....
They all work, though not too well... all need fine tuning - some amount of time that I can't afford to give anymore.
In my Hypertext Mining project, the index needs further compression, more tesing, better heuristics added in.....
The Data Mining project needs faster execution - an O(n) algo,.... maybe an approximate one :(...

Working on all of that.. I now even dream of all the algorithms at night..... :(

But it has been an amazing experience working on both the projects - v challenging - they taught me _never_ to believe the theory being taught till u implement it :))......

Have to go start testing.....

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Friday, April 01, 2005

Hitch

Saw the movie today, after my compilers quiz.
Nice movie - unrealistic, but funny, and sweet.
Will Smith is soooooo cute in the movie.....

After watching him being all charming for 2 hours, all my tensions about marks and grades has gone now.... all happy and relaxed... :))

Listening to my favorite songs right now... skippin dinner... break over...
Going back to work in 10 minutes :))