Discovering Pink Floyd

Written by sameer in Uncategorized on Fri 24 October 2003. Tags: campus life,

Yesterday was a major night out in the hostel wing ... among other activities, one major accomplishment was getting to appreciate rock music in general, and Pink Floyd in particular.

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain You are young and life is long and there …

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Written by sameer in Uncategorized on Sat 18 October 2003. Tags: campus life,

"PhD is a state of mind, not a degree," they say! Well, one of the characteristics of this "state of mind" is the ability to make extra-ordinary statements about trivial matters, I believe.

The walk from hostel to department or back, is usually spent on such trivial matters of extreme …

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a few treks ...

Written by sameer in Uncategorized on Fri 10 October 2003. Tags: outdoors,
Been neglecting my brilliant idea of mainitaining a blog for quite some time now! Trekking in monsoon was great, hoping to continue with night-treks now!

Treks done so far - a sophies trek to Peb fort. It was great trek - good weather, enthu trekkers and great rains!

This was after the …

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Kohli on developing India

Written by sameer in Uncategorized on Thu 04 September 2003. Tags: life, hacked,
F.C. Kohli had visited KReSIT yesterday, and delivered a free talk on where India stands today in IT age and how there's a lot to be done, with a bright future for the young generation. But two points that he made really stuck out in the entire session ...

About …

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The "Linux" community ...

Written by sameer in Uncategorized on Sat 23 August 2003. Tags: free software,

Keeping politically correct nomenclature aside, here's a very nice comment on the community that powers free software and its cousins:

... The community that has gathered around Linux gathered not because it was a quick fix or an easy toy. They gathered because it was an intricate maze that offered constant …

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The Debian chroot install

Written by sameer in Uncategorized on Mon 11 August 2003. Tags: computers,
The setting:
Existing Debian unstable installation on a 20GB hard-disk, and a new 40GB hard-disk with a small Windows partition.
The task:
Installing Debian on the new hard-disk and shifting over to it in the "near future". But I want to do this without having to go through the painful …

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