Wednesday 26 December 2007

Taare Zameen Par

Hats off to Amir Khan for again delivering a quality product and for me,an answer to the 2007's equally good movie 'Chak De'.But the credit should be given to Tare... for striking the right note with such a sensuous but difficult subject. So beautiful was the portrayal of emotions in this movie that can leave, even the not-so-soft-hearted ones, spell-bound. I guess almost all the women crowd gathered in the hall was sobering :).
And not to mention, amazing timing of all the songs...Simply Superb. All the actors fit well in their roles and i am sure they can give anyone a run for their money. Especially Tisca Chopra, stupendous performance!!!. I guess she was the emotional fulcrum of the movie, since she was a character which is emotionally very attached with Darsheel(the kid). It was a very important character and she played the part beautifully.
In the end a very nice movie for everyone.




A Little Sweet, A Little Sour
A Little Close Not Too Far
All I Need, All I Need
All I Need Is To Be Free...

Chhoo Loon Main
Itna Kareeb
Chal Padun
To Kitne Door..

Monday 24 December 2007

Instant unlimited music - Seeqpod

Being the ICTians we are, most of us know how to get our choice music using Internet - bit torrents, p2p (our lovely dc++) and websites(welcome to the world of spywares and pop up windows). However one of the biggest problem is that before listening to the music, you have to download it first. Especially in India where the bandwidth is a premium, it sucks to wait 5 minutes(50 minutes if you are in DAIICT) for a song to download, only to discover that it is not the one you want.

Welcome - Seeqpod. A website where you just enter the song/artist information in search box and listen to your music right then without the need to download it. With the obvious benefits of saving time and having access to one of the biggest music libraries; it also allows you to listen music without the guilt (or risk) of downloading illegal music. Just like Google searches the Internet for web pages, this website keeps track of music shared by anyone on the Internet (http/ftp servers). Other features include letting you create, save and share custom playlists your choice songs, and automatically searching for the video of your music on Youtube.
There are various alternatives on the Internet like imeem and SplashCast. However I find the clean interface of seeqpod best of the lot and since it's casting a wide net, SeeqPod provides the best results of any of the programs.

If you want to download the music for listening on the go, you will need more than the much honed copy-paste skills. Although the website does show the song link, it seems to be flash based and copying the link seems impossible. So you can either choose the easy(but prone to human errors) way of looking and typing the music link into the browser, or the more complex way as mentioned here
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Tuesday 18 December 2007

Hurray I'll get my B.Tech before my Masters!

Finally some news from DA-IICT about convocation

If you don't remember your DA-IICT login, then here is the complete mail. Note the deadlines are only 10 days from now.. so if you plan to go, then better send the confirmations. Meet ya all in DA-IICT :-)

Dear Students,
1. Fourth Convocation of DA-IICT will be solemnized on 19 January 2008.
2. The students who have completed their requirements for the degree (or are going to complete by 24 December 2007, would be conferred degrees in this convocation.
3. A letter in this regard, which is self-explanatory, is being posted to your parents’ address. A copy of the letter is also attached herewith for your ready reference. You may take a print of this attachment and send your confirmation in hard copy, along with the DD, at the earliest.
With greetings,

P K Chopra
Dy Registrar

Note : There was an attachment too. Click here [pdf]

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Wednesday 12 December 2007

Synapse

The synapse site is under construction..
you can visit it here
I go to say this, orange looks bad.. really bad

Edit : my sources inside daiict tell me that the orange background is temporary.

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the new flock web-browser

hi,
for those who do not know about flock, read on
Wikipedia says
"Flock is a web browser heavily based upon Mozilla Firefox and other Mozilla technologies. Flock is also the name of the company developing the browser. Flock's creators call it a "social browser", due to its ability to interact with popular social networking web services. Such web services include Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, Del.icio.us, Technorati, Photobucket, and various popular blogging and news aggregation services."

My use for flock is to blog, simple and fast. I am a fan of apps which use internet in background, like Amarok with audioscrobbler and wikipedia and alike softwares. basically using internet without using a browser actually. Although flock is a browser it still is kinda mix between the two. Give it a shot, it contains too many things to be my primary browser, but few of you might like the facebook, orkut, flickr, blogging etc etc features.

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Tuesday 4 December 2007

We are DA-IICT

We are not IITian's,
We are not NITian's,
We are not IIITian's,

We don't ride on the success of our predecessors,

We graduate from DA-IICT and We are the best at what we do.

We learn to live, you live to earn.

Saturday 1 December 2007

Best IEEE R10 Student Branch Counselor

Now I don't know how to react to this! An extract from the mail of Ravi Bagree:-
"Dr. Anil K Roy has been awarded as the 'Best IEEE R10 Student Branch Counselor' in IEEE Region 10, i.e. Asia Pacific Region, for the year 2007."