HNY 2010

Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow..

–Lawrence Clark Powell

Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before

–Dalai Lama

Unmaad ’09

This was for second time I’ve been  to IIM Bangalore for watching live show organized as a part of Annual cultural fest(Unmaad). First it was on 2007 when Indian Ocean and Ali Azmat of Junoon perfomed. This year I got chance to watch KK Live.As usual it was organized very well.

KK Live

Sunday blues

Have been pretty busy in past few weeks both at work and life. Done a lot of travel, first to my native place in Kerala, then to Gokarna on the way to attend friend’s marriage @ sirsi. For first time in past few months, I am at home on a sunday.

Met Santa @ Office

Santa Claus came to office today
Me and frenz with santa

Lazy week

Well, it had been a lazy last week. With not much work in office,  the week ended with a marathon movie watching.  Covered most of the hindi new release and a few english movies.

Current Match: – Chelsea vS Middlesborough

After a break  last week EPL has resumed. Nice to see a good match, with 5 goals already netted. Looks like Chelsea will regain the   title.

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.

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.