Friday, August 03, 2007

felt like blogging...

Summary of the day

"Theres more to life than just studies man!" -- My younger cousin bro
I couldnt agree more; stood silent and wore a forced smile


Apart from the interesting discussions (read the summary above) I had today with hari and gundu, we went for a gen tp in "coffee world" where the Frappe sucked like anything.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

why not?

why not make this a geek blog? why not? :-? muwahahahhahaha... and everyone who reads this blog has to read a whole pile of shit that I write about geeky stuff that not even 1e-7% of the world cares about. You see what I'm talking about? like this


I do think that stl's hash_map.h, the backward compatibility header, should be allowed to use and I hereby suggest to the gcc developer community to stop giving crappax warnings( and stop asking _me_ ( arunthegreat me!!! ) to add extra command line options like -Wno-deprecated) like

In file included from C:/Dev-Cpp/include/c++/3.4.2/backward/hash_map.h:59,
from marchtetra.cpp:12:
C:/Dev-Cpp/include/c++/3.4.2/backward/backward_warning.h:32:2: warning: #warning This file includes at least one deprecated or antiquated header. Please consider using one of the 32 headers found in section of the C++ standard. Examples include substituting the header for the header for C++ includes, or instead of the deprecated header . To disable this warning use -Wno-deprecated.

The most pitiable thing of all, they have a whole header file for generating such warning messages?!?! what-aa bunch of wankers. (I do realize that hash_map is only an SGI's implementation and not a part of standard c++ libraries. Thank you)


and yeah, from now on, all numbers will be written in scientific notation ( except while quoting something else ). Like "every 1.0e+0s in a while I write a blog" .. cool no?

hmm.. Will write more when I get some time to kill and pain you people!

"pain turks"
(formerly known as punch turks.... stupid birdie .... Albert Einstein(:P) )

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Snow storm!

I'm back!

Yeah! we had a nice snow storm ( they call everything storm here >:P ). We had some 2 to 3 feet of snow. We even made snowman :D I was just waiting to make one. A bit fat, but cute one :P see the pics here

Some nice pictures of my backyard :)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Blame it on my TA job X(. I have to do TA for a studio class and so, I've to talk with all american undergrad kids and I pick up their accent.. :( I find it so wierd when I talk that way, but it comes naturally if you talk with them for like 4 hrs a week :| I even pronounce my name like that.. Arun is pronounced with a few pebbles in mouth :P Noemaun ( my roomie ) got totally psyched when I was talking in their accent the second day I came here, when I went to the Radio shack. :)) At that time I made it up because otherwise they wouldnt get what I am sayin :P but but but.... today I was in the lab and answerin their questions.... and I realized I was so different! :(

The main difference comes in pronunciation of "A" and "R" I think.. and not pronouncin any "G" at the end... though there are \infty more differences.. but slowly I am changin! This aint no good maen ( man )! This aint :P I dont wanna change nothing. :(

so, Next time you talk to me..... dont keep the phone down if you hear some american accent. You might be calling the right number :D

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Big Bigil!!

So.. I have been interested in playing flute lately, thanks to my friend hari! the total enthu god in carnatic... I was searching and searching for websites which give useful info for learning flute.. Most of them are about carnatic music, but vocal. There is this prof in RPI named "Shiv kumar" who has put hazaaaaaaaaaaaar enthu in making a website with all kinds of info for learning carnatic music, mostly vocal.

One of the seniors actually told me that he no longer puts enthu, since he is married and has kids and stuff. He has no time for it :(. I saw him in the department corridor I think, today. I wanted to go and gen talk to him about it, but didnt :-/. I was kinda nervous to talk to a prof generally about music and all. I was bulbing actually. I tried to do something else, and put my pen in my shirt pocket only to realize that there was no pocket. It was so shady... :)) He just looked at me and walked past. He must be tripping at me now :|

I met an american guy here, named Jeff, studying in the Electronic Arts department at RPI. He told me that he has even composed soundtracks for some english movies. I was like "WoooW! why the hell did this guy come to RPI?". He told me that he'll be meeting some professor at RPI today, who is some renowned flutist. He might not be able to teach, but he said he can try to get some contie who can teach flute. I was so happy :D

Anyway, basically I wanted to post something on what I was doing currently and keep you people informed. If you are wondering what "Bigil" means, you should probably ask some chennai tam d00d about it :)!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Greek city aint too geeky ....

I have been non-geeky things for a long time now.. Did you people notice that? :-? Let me go about outlining the things that have happened in the recent past. Guess thats what a blog is all about.

My flight journey was terrible, I should say... My flight was on the day next to that terrorist plot being foiled in UK. So, there was so much of security check everywhere that I felt like stripping completely and walking in the aiports... total pain!! every 10 mins there'll be a big queue and people have to remove everything from the pockets and the shoes also... then they'll check the boarding card and let me through.. argh!! Thanks to these idiots, I missed my connecting flight at Philadelphia and had to wait in the airport for 4 ducking hours.

After that life has been better, I stayed with the seniors :) Believe me I didnt miss my house grub AT ALL! They are expert cooks man! I even told those seniors, you people would probably make great husbands :P So, if theres any girl reading this.. probably you can look for husbands who did their post grads in US :)

And yeah, TA orientation and training has been taking almost all of my day time. From morning 8:30 to 4:00 PM they keep doing some activity or the other. To describe a typical day, I'll tell you what I did today. In the morning, we had lectures from the "Archer center for leadership training" and we did a lot of group activities. After the lunch, we had a lecture from Prof in the psychology about how to deal with depression and suicidal tendancies of Undergraduate students whom we teach. After that we were shown small videos on problems that most undergrads face and asked as of how we would react to it... Let me tell you, it was horrible. I would never want to solve such problems for them. Its all too personal. One of the situation was like this. "A girl comes to you and complains that the her labmate is hitting on her. Now, how'll you deal with this problem?" I mean, WHAT THE HELL??!? This is way beyond my responsibilities... OMG! I would never want to resolve such issues for others. But I guess I have to :(

Another trippy thing happened two days ago. We were going through this SPEAK test rules and stuff like that. The "Master TAs" as they are called are supposed to help us out by giving us some practice question. There was one story about a guy sitting in a park bench which had a wet paint. So, a korean guy was asked to tell the story. He started the story and went on slowly... and then he said " The man yelled "Oh my god! I sat and wet my pants!" ". I was lmfao =)). The Master TA was not laughing though. She went on to explain the guy what it really meant " You know when you say " I wet my pants" it could also mean that you actually peed in your pants". I couldnt stop laughing. I just turned my face so that it doesnt look awkward. But it was so funny :)) She was patiently explaining it to him some three times until he understood :D Poor female. Its funny when you think of yourself in such a situation. I would have surely laughed at him even if I were that Master TA :P

And yeah, I started bigiling here also ...... Lets hope I continue blogging :)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Heil Fuehrer!

I saw one of the best World War II movies today - "Der untergang" or "The downfall". Excellent movie I should say; conveyed what it wanted to say clearly. It was not about the war exactly. It was more about what was happening personally around hitler during his last few weeks. The time when Berlin was going down. It shows how people treated the "Fuehrer". He was like a god for most of them. I always liked Hitler for his character. The most ideal military man I have ever heard of; stood by his principles till the end. It really touches your heart when Hitler feels betrayed by his own generals. When he realizes that his orders were no longer getting executed completely, he loses faith :'(. Its not about the war, its all about hitler and thats why I liked this movie a lot more than other general WWII movies and sentiments with people getting killed. I would have probably liked if germans had won the world war II. Dont ask me what the world would have been like if that did happen :-/ That'll probably be another blog :)