Saturday, October 24, 2009

Spectacular failure ( success? ) at IEEEXtreme

Solved 2/12 problems in the first set successfully. Tried to solve 2 more, but not accepted. Can't take the straight concentration anymore. I'm hungry, dropping the contest. This was more appropriate for twitter, but I don't have an account. :o

Thursday, October 22, 2009


When you don't post for a long time, it usually means you have nothing interesting to do. But for me it usually means that I have a lot of things to do. And the last month have been horrible in terms of free time.

We had a really great one day trip to Diu, but from then on, it was all underhill :)

You might want to check out the Synapse website which was crafted from scratch with a little help from these guys. This was done under constant pressure of the not so great marks I received in the first midsem exam and the looming second insem, so I applaud myself.

This was accompanied by Concours 09, the first time DA-IICT ever held an inter-college sports fest. We reached the finals and lost! (in football). But now the exams were just a week away.

This exam week was the worst of my short stint in DA. Never before have I skipped football for 5 days straight. And the woozy feeling in the head when I soaked up about 1024Kb worth of signals and systems and put more than half out on the paper. This followed by Algebraic Structures meant that I was with tics for the whole day. Whoo what a semester this is turning out to be...

Thankfully I've been home for almost a week now, enjoying great food after quite some time. But my football holiday is now up to 15 days! I have hacked on the Synapse registration, read 3 chapters of Programming Scala, watched the first part of A curious course on Concurrency and Coroutines, submitted a first code review of kwin-tiling, and procrastinated on some other things. Through all this I also read a few books, and watched the first 5 episodes of Heroes Season 4. That was a lot of stuff in retrospect. Meanwhile is starting to pick up steam and I'm looking forward to when the registration for simple attendance begins.

I'm also on the look-out for an internship.

In the next 48 hours, its back to DA, and time to get cracking on IEEEXtreme, at which I am going to fail miserably, since I don't get time to do pure algorithm practice.

And I thought I was on a holiday :(

PS: I wish some one would sponsor me to go to Camp KDE or atleast Akademy.