Date: 5th Oct, Sunday
You better be there!!
Following the First meet held on 21st September, a Second Meet is going to be organized on 5th Oct. I missed the first meet but will surely attend this one. I just can't wait to go back to my beloved school where I spent wonderful years, the best days of my life. I think same would be true for many others. I love my school and cherish each and every moment I spent there. Whatever we are today and whatever little or big we have achieved till now in life is all because of the education we got there. DL DAV Model Senior Secondary School is certainly one of the the best schools in the city and we were lucky to be part of that school.
Today is the third day of my leave. I will go to office on 6th Oct i.e. next monday :) Actually we have an off on 1st & 2nd. Our great office has declared a leave on 3rd too, so that people can enjoy a long weekend. Though they asked us to come on 27th September (Saturday), I didn't go, I mean why the hell should I waste my Saturday. It is stupid decision, if people wants to enjoy the long weekend then let them take a leave. Why should I come to office on Saturday just because someone wants to go to Nainitaal?? Thats pathetic, I don't know who makes these decision in the office and I wonder how people can quietly accept them. Anyways lets not get into that. I just took leaves on 28th & 29th and I am actually enjoying an extra long weekend, stretching from Monday to Monday :))
I actually planned many things to do during these days, the most important was to learn python and Django. Three days have already passed and I have not done enough work yet but I am glad that I attended OSScamp this weekend.
Day 1 (Saturday): I went to IIT Delhi to participate in OSScamp
Day 2 (Sunday): I again went to IIT Delhi to participate in OSScamp
Day 3 (Monday): Went to CP.
I have 6 days left, lets see how I utilize the remaining days.
Once again I reached late at around 12:00PM but luckily the talks were started few minutes before my arrival. Here are the list of talks presented on Day 2.
1. Python for Dummies - Gajendra
2. Shell Programming - Varun Torka
3. Open Source for Dummies - Kinshuk Sunil
4. Cross Platform, Cross Language - Gora Mohanty (really nice to finally meet him)
Lunch @ Sips and Bytes
5. Open Source Software Business Models - Pradyot Sahu
After this talk we saw Big Buck Bunny Movie.
6. Open Street Map - Vikas Yadav
7. Open Innovation & Open Source Software - Pradyot Sahu
8. Drupal Hooks - Pratul and his friend
Gora Mohanty brought F9 DVDs and live CDs (too nice of him) and I want to thank Pratul for getting those Open Source sticker. Overall it was nice event. For the first time in OSScamp I saw so many new faces and wish that they come again next time. We stretched the sessions till 6:40PM and didn't get time to catch up with Kinshuk to discuss about next camp. Today Wifi was working but I don't think anyone was live blogging there. I was really very happy to see so many people like me who love Drupal, thats really cool.
I think the two days were awesome! I will share whatever pics links I get and also the presentations presented during the camp.
Good Night guys.
I left after attending this talk :( but I am looking forward to Day 2 of the camp.
There has been another bomb blast in Delhi today at Mehrauli flower market near Qutub Minar, 1 death and 17 injured have been confirmed till now.
Please stay calm and be alert.
Staying clean and maintaining a good daily hygiene is a part of healthiness. There are many ways to achieve this like brushing your teeth everyday, cutting nails and taking a bath. One second, taking a bath or taking a shower? What is the difference between the two? Or is there really any difference? Yes, there is a difference.
The average human being living in a civilized world takes a shower everyday. A shower is fast. You apply soap on your body, make lather and rinse off. That's it!! It saves time, it is quick and efficient. Taking a shower is better (and faster) than taking a bath as it kills more germs and washes off the dead skin when you rinse. All the dirt from your body flows to the sink along with the dirty water. Baths should be taken to relax and not for cleaning. While bathing all the germs and dirt from your body stays into the bath tub. Even if you want to take a bath it is always recommended to get into shower first and clean your body with soap. That ways your bath water will not have germs and dirt from your body because you have already removed them.
I know it is the feeling of the bath, lying in the bath tub for a long time has no other alternative (unless you have a Jacuzzi :p) but always remember to take a shower before a bath. You'll be cleaner and actually fresh.
So now you know the difference :)
Why am I writing about “Bura”? Most Indians know about it. It is finely grained sugar and generally eaten with rice and ghee. As far as I know everyone knows about “Bura”. It’s the most famous desert for common Indian people especially in Uttar Pradesh.
I love it with Chawal (Rice) and Dahi (Yogurt) and whenever I don’t feel like eating those stupid yuck vegetables “Bura” saves my day!! It is used with other Indian dishes like Panjeere (Made in winters), pickles and many more.
Bura is made grained sugar and it is just carbohydrates. It is very cheap and cost only few Rupees for a kilo. We eat it everyday but no one talk about it. Couple of months back a friend (aahhmm aahhmm) of mine asked me what is Bura? I was shocked to hear that. We had a brief and quiet altercation as my friend refused to accept that people in Uttar Pradesh know about bura. It took me a while to convince my friend that it is one of the most common thing found in Indian kitchens.
But it raised an important question in my mind that there are still many people in this country, especially living in the cities, who don’t know about the food of the common people.
My today's diet.
1. Breakfast at home: Aloo gobhi with 1 roti, 2 bananas, water soaked Almonds and Tea
2. Breakfast at office: Atta Vegetable Maggie and Tea
3. Lunch: Aloo gobhi with 3 rotis, Fruit n Nut Ice Cream
4. Evening snacks at Office: Brown Bread Sandwich and Mausami Juice
5. Evening snacks at Home: Roasted Bhutta (Corn) and Fruit Juice
6. Dinner at home: Bengan ka bharta with Curd(yuck)
7. Before Sleep: 1 glass Milk
I still feel hungry. I wanted to eat some chicken dish in the dinner but got Bengan ka bharta :( . You must be wondering why I am writing the list of things I ate today? Even I don't know, just feel like sharing!
Good Night and sweet dreams
I was in CP when the blast took place. I was in CCD outer circle attending the OCC Delhi 3rd meet. Here is the timeline of today's events.
1. I reached CP via metro at around 4:55PM and went to ICICI ATM near India Today office on the Inner Circle.
2. After withdrawing money I went to the other side of CP near Janpath. I was very near Pallika Parking and Central Park.
3. I reached Cafe Coffee day at 5:05PM, only Satpal was there. Others also came but little late.
4. Around 6:15PM or 6:20PM I heard a high base sound, the CCD building shook a little but I ignored it. Initially I thought that the sound came from some construction work in the building.
5. At 6:45PM we realised that there are serial blasts in Delhi and minutes after that we saw the bombing news on the TV in CCD.
6. Most of the people stayed in CCD till 7:20PM. Kinshuk, Satpal and I stayed there till 7: 45PM. Kinshuk went to Janpath hotel where someone picked him up, Satpal and I took a bus from CP to Kashmere Gate and from there we took Metros to homes.
I am safe but little disturbed today, anything can happen in life and you can't even do anything about it. I mean we just can not stop going to our favorite places, it is part of our life. I like roaming around in Connaught Place and it is one of places that I visit the most in Delhi. It is the heart of Delhi and its a place where you feel life moving at a fast pace, people from all over India and world come to visit CP. It's a landmark, business hub, shopping center and everyone's favorite hang out in Delhi.
I guess life should move and thats what we can do, to not let anyone dampen our spirits and our way of life.
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Today while coming back from the office we discussing about a device that can be factory fitted in all the cars and that device would keep track of overspeeding.
What would this system do?
1. If the car overspeeds then ticket should be sent to the registered address and there could be a relaxation limit of +-5 Kms/hour or rather before sending the ticket system should check the number of previous overspeeding attempts. There should be some mechanism where car speed is sent to the server every Kilometer.
2. That device should be GPS enable so that location can also be tracked.
3. Different places have different speed limit hence this information can be either downloaded to the car itself or the speed of the car is sent to the central server.
4. Now speed limits should be different in the day time and mid night. All this information can be fed in the system.
5. If we take this further, in true sense speed limits should be based on the amount of traffic moving on the road, hence the system should be able to figure out the number of cars moving on the road and adjust the speed limits. We can call this flexi limits where one need not worry about the limit, the driver should not worry as long as he is driving safe i.e. if there are less cars on the road that implies that there is a scope of extra speed and vice versa.
1. How do we identify the Road Lanes? Each lane has different speed limit.
2. Fitting a device in Car is not tough but how to setup the infrastructure across the city? What technology can be used to implement this system. I think some existing infrastructure can be used to implement this, like GMS/CDMA mobile networks can be used.
I wish to study this topic further and make a model. Please add your points or something that I might have missed.