Friday 24 August 2007

the new look of ORKUT

here's the new look of orkut

the home page...



the profile stuff....

Saturday 18 August 2007

First Blood at Mindtree

I have an idea. Stop laughing. I think (stop it) it would be great if people working in various companies write about their first blood experiences in this place. It might help the current senior batch to decide upon joining etc. Let me start with telling a little about Mindtree, where I am working as an Engineer in the R&D Services division in C++ practice.

Ok heres the thing. Mindtree is a no frills company. If you have any intentions of making big bucks, right from the word go, this might not be the best place for you, but if you are looking to make a career, I suggest you give Mindtree a chance to groom you. A lot of people would have told you that at Mindtree you do a lot of work. Let me tell you, they could'nt be any more wrong. At Mindtree, you get to blow your assess away working. You get to learn more at Mindtree in one single working hour than you would in a week in most other firms. The bottom line being, everyone here wants this company to be the youngest billion dollar company and by God you wouldnt believe how soon people here believe theyr going to get there.

The other extremely neat thing about this company is the profile of its top management. Most of them have had no formal management degrees, all they have is several hundred years' experience and an incredibly sharp brain between their ears. Its all about talent and nurturing yourself in Mindtree. The learning opportunities are plenty, especially if you are just out of campus and dont mind working twelve hours a day and further don't mind whether its the first twelve or the last.

Its exciting to hear the top management because most of the people in the team that founded Mindtree were wanna be entrepreneurs all their lives and when the opportunity came, they held it with both hands. Its one of those few firms that say openly that they want Mindtree minds (they don't call us employees) to be future leaders. Its a strange organization, most of the people working here have offers of much higher paying jobs, but they still don't seem to be interested in quiting. I think I'm a little too young to understand the reason as of now but whatever it is, its something pretty big.

I would suggest people who have opted for Mindtree to try getting a project in Mindtree. The exposure it would give you would be great, plus you would get to know your future bosses better. Always helps ;)

Tuesday 14 August 2007

the temporary face of orkut

This's the new logo Orkut's branding for our 60th Independence Day.


Saturday 11 August 2007

Small Achievement

Hi All,

Greetings from Arpit Gupta from USA

I am having great learning and fun time here with only drag of cooking my own food and doing lots of personal chores that I haven’t done at DA-IICT. With this post I wanted to share my small achievement in blog world and contribute something to this blog.

Basically, one of my posts from my blog on strategic areas of Engineering Management has been selected by Businesspundit.com, popular business website. Check out Businesspundit

Just scroll slightly down and you would find my blog post titled “Blue Ocean Strategy”.
My blog link: Blog

I got lots of comments posted on this post, but unfortunately it does not show to others. So, I will be soon moving this blog out to blogger. By the way I was excited to see my own name in the feeds of Businesspundit.

Daiictians keep rocking !

Wednesday 8 August 2007

The latest on DC++

well since all you guys have left thought I'd give you the latest snapshot of whats been hapenning on DC nowadays.


[21:06:49] <[Snowball-Fight]> f0L displays textbook form and evades the heater launched by Stan.
[21:06:50] <[Snowball-Fight]> All laugh as 3l3m3nt throws a powder ball at Stan that never reaches its mark.
[21:06:51] <[Snowball-Fight]> gowtham runs like the wind and avoids the dreaded 'yellow snowball'.
[21:06:53] +shoot bUllZ3y3 !regme khanjan
[21:06:54] <[Snowball-Fight]> Aragorn launches and.... Ouch, aaRJay thats gonna leave a mark!
[21:06:54] <[Snowball-Fight]> PiedPiper wings ArchTemplar , a mere flesh wound.
[21:06:59] <[Snowball-Fight]> Posing as a snowcone vendor, lethal waltzes right up to PiedPiper and scores another hit. ...Brilliant.
[21:07:00] <[Snowball-Fight]> Stan's myopia will cost him dearly in the ratings as 3l3m3nt is missed entirely.
[21:07:02] <[Snowball-Fight]> ArchTemplar, played strong all season and shows the fans post season play is no different and scores on PiedPiper
[21:07:03] <[Snowball-Fight]> 3l3m3nt is spared as bUllZ3y3's inexperience in the art of snowball making is displayed to all.
[21:07:03] <[Snowball-Fight]> Kylon AKA:'The Rifleman' nearly breaks Aragorn's arm with a tremendous shot.
[21:07:04] <[Snowball-Fight]> lethal excalims 'HEY, PiedPiper No iceballs! You'll put someone's eye out'.
[21:07:07] <[Snowball-Fight]> Aragorn excalims 'HEY, gowtham No iceballs! You'll put someone's eye out'.
[21:07:10] <[Snowball-Fight]> 3l3m3nt's myopia will cost him dearly in the ratings as Stan is missed entirely.
[21:07:10] <-Mirana-> User erudite used self-registration and is now registered!
[21:07:15] <[Snowball-Fight]> ArchTemplar wisely escapes the hit from Kylon by quickly dropping into a 'Snow Angel' defense posture.
[21:07:16] <[Snowball-Fight]> erudite runs like the wind and avoids the dreaded 'yellow snowball'.
[21:07:17] <[Snowball-Fight]> lethal fires and misses PiedPiper and summarily blames the low quality French made snowballs
[21:07:18] <[Snowball-Fight]> ArchTemplar fires and misses hav0c and summarily blames the low quality French made snowballs
[21:07:21] <[Snowball-Fight]> Aragorn, undaunted by recent allegations of steroid use, scores again on ammulu
[21:07:21] <[Snowball-Fight]> gowtham tossing widly, misses Aragorn by a mile
[21:07:25] <[Snowball-Fight]> lethal wisely escapes the hit from bUllZ3y3 by quickly dropping into a 'Snow Angel' defense posture.
[21:07:25] <[Snowball-Fight]> In a decidely vicious attack, Mouse sends a line drive square into ArchTemplar's er.. umm... 'nether region'.
[21:07:25] <[Snowball-Fight]> In a decidely vicious attack, Kylon sends a line drive square into Aragorn's er.. umm... 'nether region'.
[21:07:26] <[Snowball-Fight]> Although Wandrer launches a power shot right on its mark, Mouse's' fleet footedness affords a narrow escape.
[21:07:29] <[Snowball-Fight]> Xypher is spared as 3l3m3nt's inexperience in the art of snowball making is displayed to all.
[21:07:30] <[Snowball-Fight]> Maverick excalims 'HEY, ArchTemplar No iceballs! You'll put someone's eye out'.
[21:07:34] <[Snowball-Fight]> Forgoing the whole 'throwing' technique, Stan walks right up and mashes one right in Mouse's kisser.
[21:07:35] <[Snowball-Fight]> Wandrer dives and seeks refuge behind a mailbox from Kylon's attack.
[21:07:38] <[Snowball-Fight]> PiedPiper dives behind an SUV and evades a barage launched by gowtham
[21:07:39] <[Snowball-Fight]> 3l3m3nt excalims 'HEY, bUllZ3y3 No iceballs! You'll put someone's eye out'.
[21:07:40] <[Snowball-Fight]> Blinded by an incoming round, Mouse throws way long. Wandrer just giggles.
[21:07:44] <[Snowball-Fight]> bUllZ3y3 double pump fakes and spins left, lethal is livid with the display.
[21:07:45] /reg 12345
[21:07:47] <[Snowball-Fight]> Posing as a snowcone vendor, ArchTemplar waltzes right up to Mouse and scores another hit. ...Brilliant.
[21:07:47] <[Snowball-Fight]> Kylon, undaunted by recent allegations of steroid use, scores again on 3l3m3nt
[21:07:48] <[Snowball-Fight]> 3l3m3nt exclaims 'HAHA! You throw like a girl gowtham'
[21:07:50] <[Snowball-Fight]> Moving as a divine mist, ArchTemplar disolves to nothingness just before Mouse's round impacts.
[21:07:50] <[Snowball-Fight]> Aragorn launches and.... Ouch, PiedPiper thats gonna leave a mark!
[21:07:51] <-Mirana-> User Topgun used self-registration and is now registered!
[21:07:54] its +regme
[21:07:58] <[Snowball-Fight]> 'Oh no you didn't', yells bUllZ3y3 and beans 3l3m3nt in the eye!
[21:07:59] <[Snowball-Fight]> Stan is spared as gowtham's inexperience in the art of snowball making is displayed to all.
[21:08:01] <[Snowball-Fight]> First round draft pick ajax shows cause for owning 3 Snowbowl rings, Aragorn is denied.
[21:08:02] <[Snowball-Fight]> Although Kylon launches a power shot right on its mark, 3l3m3nt's' fleet footedness affords a narrow escape.
[21:08:04] <[Snowball-Fight]> ArchTemplar double pump fakes and spins left, Mouse is livid with the display.
[21:08:10] <[Snowball-Fight]> 3l3m3nt's myopia will cost him dearly in the ratings as zenith is missed entirely.
[21:08:11] bahh
[21:08:15] <[Snowball-Fight]> First round draft pick ajax shows cause for owning 3 Snowbowl rings, Aragorn is denied.
[21:08:16] <[Snowball-Fight]> ArchTemplar excalims 'HEY, gowtham No iceballs! You'll put someone's eye out'.
[21:08:16] <[Snowball-Fight]> ArchTemplar double pump fakes and spins left, Stan is livid with the display.
[21:08:18] <[Snowball-Fight]> Fans cheer widly as Mouse lands a deadly accurate slushball into the open collar of ArchTemplar.
[21:08:18] <[Snowball-Fight]> Mouse double pump fakes and spins left, Kylon is livid with the display.
[21:08:21] <[Snowball-Fight]> Moving as a divine mist, bUllZ3y3 disolves to nothingness just before lethal's round impacts.
[21:08:23] <[Snowball-Fight]> PiedPiper exclaims 'HAHA! You throw like a girl Wandrer'
[21:08:25] <[Snowball-Fight]> A capacity crowd is on its feet as local hero and MVP candidate, ArchTemplar creams Mouse and scores again.
[21:08:26] <[Snowball-Fight]> Blinded by an incoming round, Aragorn throws way long. android just giggles.
[21:08:29] <[Snowball-Fight]> Paramedics rush onto the playing field, 3l3m3nt isn't moving, 3l3m3nt just grins with indifference.
[21:08:30] <[Snowball-Fight]> 'OK its not funny Mouse, I cant see' says Wandrer.
[21:08:31] <[Snowball-Fight]> In a decidely vicious attack, Kylon sends a line drive square into Mouse's er.. umm... 'nether region'.
[21:08:32] <[Snowball-Fight]> PiedPiper dives behind an SUV and evades a barage launched by lethal
[21:08:40] <[Snowball-Fight]> bUllZ3y3 bounces a hard packed one off lethal's head. Oooooh, Thats gotta hurt.
[21:08:41] <[Snowball-Fight]> In a decidely vicious attack, gowtham sends a line drive square into Stan's er.. umm... 'nether region'.
[21:08:41] <[Snowball-Fight]> In a decidely vicious attack, Aragorn sends a line drive square into android's er.. umm... 'nether region'.
[21:08:42] <[Snowball-Fight]> Fans cheer widly as Mouse lands a deadly accurate slushball into the open collar of Kylon.
[21:08:44] <3l3m3nt> +throw bUllZ3y3
[21:08:45] <[Snowball-Fight]> Wandrer, played strong all season and shows the fans post season play is no different and scores on Mouse
[21:08:45] <[Snowball-Fight]> New comer Mouse takes a fastball to the chops from Kylon. Thats got to be dissapointing to the young upstart.
[21:08:49] <[Snowball-Fight]> Mouse dives behind an SUV and evades a barage launched by PiedPiper
[21:08:52] <[Snowball-Fight]> 3l3m3nt wings bUllZ3y3 , a mere flesh wound.
[21:08:53] <[Snowball-Fight]> 98 Mph., wow Aragorn turns on the heat and android's hip will never heal fully after that shot.
[21:08:54] <[Snowball-Fight]> Oh man, ArchTemplar just blasted PiedPiper right in the mush.
[21:08:59] <[Snowball-Fight]> Moving as a divine mist, Aragorn disolves to nothingness just before Kylon's round impacts.
[21:08:59] <[Snowball-Fight]> Snowball War Veteran 3l3m3nt takes the youngster to school and snatches Mouse's slowball and returns fire...
[21:08:59] <[Snowball-Fight]> A capacity crowd is on its feet as local hero and MVP candidate, PiedPiper creams lethal and scores again.
[21:09:01] !throw 3l3m3nt
[21:09:01] <[Snowball-Fight]> 3l3m3nt displays textbook form and evades the heater launched by gowtham.
[21:09:03] <[Snowball-Fight]> 'Oh no you didn't', yells 3l3m3nt and beans BHAVS in the eye!
[21:09:06] <[Snowball-Fight]> Forgoing the whole 'throwing' technique, bUllZ3y3 walks right up and mashes one right in 3l3m3nt's kisser.
[21:09:08] <[Snowball-Fight]> 98 Mph., wow Aragorn turns on the heat and AmigO's hip will never heal fully after that shot.
[21:09:09] <[Snowball-Fight]> PiedPiper, played strong all season and shows the fans post season play is no different and scores on ArchTemplar
[21:09:10] <[Snowball-Fight]> ArchTemplar, undaunted by recent allegations of steroid use, scores again on Maverick
[21:09:11] <[Snowball-Fight]> Mouse fires and misses bUllZ3y3 and summarily blames the low quality French made snowballs
[21:09:15] <[Snowball-Fight]> Kylon launches and.... Ouch, 3l3m3nt thats gonna leave a mark!
[21:09:16] <[Snowball-Fight]> bUllZ3y3 wings Mouse , a mere flesh wound.




ermm... new scripts in place leviathan 3.20, Harshit by the way was in campus today.

Friday 3 August 2007

Chennai Mathematical Institute

Hi,
After a week I have internet access again. I think most of us can imagine how it feels like. Well for most of us who care and don't know yet I am now in CMI eating south Indian food, reading for a change(not anymore, now i have internet access). The college is small, even compared to DA-IICT. CMI houses only 100+ students and the campus is in an upcoming area, which is a dump as of now. We don't get anything here, you need to go to Chennai for most things, and ermm... that's all for now will update you guys later about the place, once the lectures start.

PS : Are all Infosys ppl joining on 28th August @ Mysore?