Weekend

The last weekend was moderately dull except for a few things. Already I was a bit down because of the cancellation of the Ooty bike trip. Nowadays there is a lot of power cut in Bangalore during day time because of obvious reasons. Without internet and TV it is very hard to pass the time. Luckily I have taken a novel called “English August” from Odyssey Nagpur, an amazing novel which I read half way through in weekend. Also, the membership in BGFI is kind of boon. Plays a lot of badminton there in weekends. Have to be more regular though.

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ThankQ Lombard

A bike trip to Ooty is there in my wish list from quite long time and we 3 guys planned to make it this weekend. Since we had to cross the Karnataka-Tamilnadu border, all original papers were needed. Yesterday while going through the document I found that I have the insurance cover note but not the policy paper.After taking policy from ICICI they didn’t sent the policy paper. Since it is risky to travel without original papers, we guys postponed the plan for a couple of weeks. We got the news about the serial blasts afternoon, and there was huge traffic block on the route which we had to take. Anyway the trip was cancelled before itself.

Nagpur Trip

I and my friends had been to nagpur last week to attend a marriage. We started on Wednesday evening from Yeswantpur by Samparkkranti express. It was for first time, i  was traveling towards Delhi. Had been a couple of times to Hyderabad though. The people from kerala will be able to appreciate the greenery in kerela because, at this stretch most of the land is barren. It is one of the good trains running, having only a few stops in between. The journey was good and had no boredom mainly because of friends. We reached nagpur on Thursday evening, went straight to hotel freshened up and went to sachin’s house.  Had been to Maharashtrian marriage a couple of  times, but this was a new experience. Everyone were dancing for Dhol we also danced for sometime. Marriage was on Friday. We all were tired and came back to hotel and slept.  Next day morning we attended the marriage and the same day evening reception was there. Next day we went to some place near nagpur called Ramtek, which is basically a temple. Spotted a different kind of monkey there.  Spent sometime roaming there and returned to Bangalore on the same day evening. Felt really nice to be there for marriage.

Data storage and retrieval

Data storage and retrieval are the two things which need to be done effectively and efficiently in any software firm. Any loss of information will turn out to be catastrophic  and will result in loss of man hours and money. The same topic also seem to affect in a lesser sense to private data also. This include digital photographs, audio or video. It is unrealistic to print all digital photos what you have captured. With a limited amount of memory available you need to backup the data in CD/DVD or something else. This random thought came when I was going through by CD/DVD collection a couple of days ago. Have around 40+ GB of data written. Eventhough a perfect reconstruction is possible from digital media a proper handling is always important for better life. This is not possible if you are circulating it in your friend circle. Most of the data is collected over past few years and is growing day by day. In the days of analog storage the quality and reproduction were far behind digital but life time was much more. I can still see some of the very old cassetes aged some 20+ years working without any problem. Eventhough a perfect reconstruction is possible from digital media a proper handling is always important for life. Having written quite a lot of backup and have some external storage, still I feel it difficult. There are othere ways like take some GB’s in some remote server etc. But I still don’t know how far it is reliable. Though, It is always pain to retrieve data and use it having a slow internet connection. Hope lifetime of the memory devices will increase in comming years.

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods…..

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more……
— Lord Byron, (George Gordon)

The desire for wild, lonely places seems to strike a responsive chord in most people, Not me Different.

Souvenir

Two days back I was searching for some books and found this paper between the stack. This is supposed to be very special, since it belong to some special day in our lives at CDAC kolkata. Already three years has passed after finishing the PG Dip at CDAC . Doesn’t seems to be that long though.

A usual day goes like this, auto rickshaw hopping to Ultadanga, attending 3hrs lecture, tea break, lunch @ canteen, have a walk after lunch and take rosogula or gulab jamun in some sweet shop nearby,  back to  class for lab session, have  a tea break, return to flat, have dinner @ Bandana(Banakar De uncle), back to room, study for some time and have enuf  discussions ranging from placements to nothing.