Obituary: Renesa

Someone byt the name “The Fourth Estate”  sent this in last night to the all students mailing list of SVNIT. Given below is the email and a obituary. Check it out. Hillarious and heartening at the same time

Fourth Estate:

This mail has not been created out of any sort of personal hatred or
animosity towards any person or establishment whatsoever. It has simply been
created to preserve the nature of free speech in the engineering college in
question. The authorities of the said college have tried to suppress free
speech by showing aggressive desires to control it. But the author wishes to
remind the authorities in question as well as his readers that free press
has an indomitable survival instinct. Using a better analogy, it is like a
hydra. Whenever you cut a head off, two new ones will invariably take its
place. This, then, is the new-sprung head of the hydra. Watch this space.

And this pic

Death of Free Speech

Will keep you updated on further developments

Future Plans

Well this is my 7th sem, and by this May I will be an computer engineer, expected to contribute to the Indian IT industry and make billing/ERP/SAP/CRM software for some of the biggest(and boring) IT companies. Of course, if the Training and Placement section has its way, none of us will be working for anyone whatsoever. This and the fact that I love my coding, and therefore do not want to do stupid IT software, is making me think about a good career choice. See I love my coding, and I think its an art. But what you do in IT firms in not art, its road painting. Therefore I detest. So here are a few career options before me and I have arranged them in the order of appeal and ease of attainability

  1. Spend my dad’s money for the rest of my life: Not bad. And I have shown immense prowess in this skill. And I am improving every month. Pros: Everything, Cons: None
  2. Marry a girl with rich parents/high salary: I don’t mind if she is older to me. I just want to stay at home, watch TV and code. Will contribute hugely to FOSS projects because I dont have to work about money. Pros: No work , Cons: A wife
  3. Do freelance programming: Will decide my own schedule. Will work when I want. Pros: Mentioned already, Cons: Freelancers don’t get to do challenging work
  4. Do a MS: Pros: Yippie, Coding+Academic life(less stressful) Cons: There will still be exams
  5. Do an MBA: Pros: Will get the GOMBA tag (Grossly Overpaid MBA) Cons:Will have to clear the Bschool entrance exam,Will have to study for the degree, Will have to work at work 😦
  6. Ad-hoc faculty at SVNIT: Pros: No work whatsoever Cons: None if I have to remain here for just one year and leave in May 2011, else the Cons are: God, SVNIT all over again, same boring faculty members I suffered for 4 years, stupid students whom I will have to teach
  7. Do a JOB: Pros: Will get paid Cons: Will have to work, Will have a Boss

Hopefully, I will be able to take a decision over the next few months. Any suggestions and sarcasms on the same are welcome.

True love scales absurb heights in Surat :p

In a bid that takes doucebaggery to absurdy absurd heights, Raju Thakur, a Surti, jumped from the third floor of a building to woo a 16 year old girl. Apparently, the girl was profoundly inspired by “Rakhi ka Swyamvar” and asked our lover boy to prove his love by jumping off the building. And so did our man, Raju Thakur and then left to his native UP to get treated (of his injuries only leaving his douchebaggery completely intact). After he returned, the two love birds eloped to live happily ever after. But our heartless cops decided to play spoilsport and arrested them both after a complain from the just-about-almost-father-in-law of Raju.

I think the two should have been allowed to get married and make a fucktarded attempt at trying to live a married life. I am sure they would have realised there mistake and come to senses. I mean its not everyday you have one female frigtard asking a male douchebag to jump off a building. Now they are some species who are certainly above us practical, boring, stupid humans who express love by such old fashioned ways like giving cards, going for long walks, showing subtle niceties. You ain’t proven your love until you have jumped off a building mate…

You are a great friend, BUT ….. :-(

ow this is quite common. A guy and girl are good friends and then the guy pops the question and the girl says ” You are a good friend but I never thought of you like that” or some annoying variation of it.
This is roughly the equivalent for the guy of going to a job interview and the company saying, “You have a great resume, you have all the qualifications we are looking for, but we’re not going to hire you. We will, however, use your resume as the basis for comparison for all other applicants. But, we’re going to hire somebody who is far less qualified and is probably an alcoholic. And if he doesn’t work out, we’ll hire somebody else, but still not you. In fact, we will never hire you. But we will call you from time to time to complain about the person that we hired.”

Now this is quite common. A guy and girl are good friends and then the guy pops the question and the girl says ” You are a good friend but I never thought of you like that” or some annoying variation of it.

This is roughly the equivalent for the guy of going to a job interview and the company saying, “You have a great resume, you have all the qualifications we are looking for, but we’re not going to hire you. We will, however, use your resume as the basis for comparison for all other applicants. We may even hire somebody who is far less qualified and is probably an alcoholic. And if he doesn’t work out, we’ll hire somebody else, but still not you. In fact, we will never hire you. But we will call you from time to time to complain about the person that we hired.” 😉

Does it not sound so stupid. I mean you are good friends so whats the problem?

Okay  I was kidding. Proabably I was being a bit sarcastic. Yes you can be great friends with a girl and yet she may never have any feelings for you. And you will have to live with that mate. Love is not a mathematical formula, where you can say:

You look good+You are smart+You are intelligent+Funny+Caring+Great Friend= I am in love with you.

It just does not work that way. You have to have a mysterious compound Z in the above equation to make love happen. And that Z my friend is an unknown compound and varies from person to person. And that is exactly why you may be very good friends with someone and yet he/she may not have any feelings for you.

But yes, I think its very important that you be good friends first and then fall in love. I dont believe in love at first sight. Love happens over time, gradually. You don’t just wake up one fine day and decide that you love that great friend of yours. In fact, you dont decide anything at all. It just happens. We can choose who our friends are but with the people we love, we have absolutely no say in the matter. You can neither start nor stop loving a person.

In such a situation, my advice to you would be to continue to be friends and spend time with her whenever you have the opportunity hoping against hope that one that she will change her mind. And if that day never comes, please do not come and complain here. You chose this in the first place. You could have walked away and you did not. So face the consequences.

Books I am reading these days


Since I have to spend the whole of my Diwali vacations inside my room, I went to the library today to get some books to do away with the loneliness. Here a list of the books I will be reading in these 15 days.
1.Beginning Linux Programming by Neil Mathew and Richard Stones
2.Core Python Programming by Wesley J. Chun
3.Unix Network Programming Volume 1 & 2 by W. Richard Stevens
4.Introduction to Algorithms by Thomas H Cormen, Charles E Lieserson, Ronald Rivest and Clifford Stein.

Yes, I know you are overwhelmed by just reading the first two words in the name of the book. Thats because you are a lesser mortal and don’t have much else to do other than read blogs, chat on messengers and orkut to people whom you don’t know. You all don’t deserve to live.

And no, I have not posted the names of these books to prove that I am above the rest when it comes to intelligence.(including Harit, who claims to have a 150+ IQ. To him I can only say; dude the IQ test was flawed. And to Sunayana, I would like to say; dear you have Artificial Intelligence but I have pure intelligence ,and yes, unlike her I don’t need a software and neural network to understand Natural Language;I can pretty much do that in my head). I don’t need to prove that. Everyone knows it. And I am not going to repeat that again. I am not going to blow my own trumpet here; I get to do that a lot on ACM workshops where I simply and ruthlessly undermine others and prove once again that I AM THE BEST. But that’s a part of the job you see.

Anyways, so yes, I am going to read these books and learn. Of course you might ask, that these are just 5 books and for a person of my intelligence it wont take more than a few days to finish all of them. What will I do i\on the rest of the days? Simple, I will get more books.

Harit might say that these are computer books and not the kind of high literature that he (claims to) reads. Well dude, I don’t have useless time like you to read useless spy stories and suspense novels. And you don’t have brains like me to read those books. So peace out.

And to all those people who felt offended reading my post. Well, I am sorry. But the truth is always bitter. See I am better than you are but I don’t make any bones about it. I am modest enough to say sorry to lesser mortals like you. So just cheer up.