Monday, December 29, 2008

Answer of the fourth dimension ends

yeah ! back after a little gap

I recently(a bit long) watched a movie named "Horton hears the Who!".
It is a 2008 CGI-animated film based on a book of the same name.The flims was about the creatures inside a small dust speck (a tiny dust particle) in the hands of an elephant, Horton.Horton lives in a jungle named Nool. His funny activities is always a treat to watch and laugh. And his efforts to tell about the sounds he hear from the speck and the people inside it (Mayor ,his son,etc) to his friends and others creatures will look more hilarious than any. His efforts to save the upcoming disaster to the speck and to place it in a safest place in the jungle ( top of Mt. Nool) is the climax. At last the camera zooms out, revealing that along with numerous other worlds in our universe is just one speck among numerous others like our planet.

Lets come to the point !
It was Question in my mind for a long time. The passion for this started because of my 'Aspire-maths teacher' Devarajan in XII std.The concepts of dimensions.Assuming if a all dimensional ( 1D, 2D,3D ) creatures exists in this world.One dimensional ( 1D) creatures will not be able to see the 2D creatures (may be those will be Alien as we call it now) as their body and eyes will be fixed to one dimension space. Similarly 2D creatures will not be able to see the next dimensional creatures (3D) as their body, intestine,mouth, eyes will be fixed to two dimension(2D) space.If you extend this concept i believe that there may be fourth dimensional people whom we can not see but can feel.This imagination may branch to various things like
  • Alien (unreasonable happening to the earth including the extinction of Dinosaurs )
  • God (Creation of the first living cell in Scientist perspective or Creation of human in layman perspective)
  • Force of Nature (Gravitational force himself or electrostatic force in the atom, whose structure still unclear or charge within an electron, proton ) etc,.
After seeing a video the search for the fourth dimension ends because its about Tenth dimension (I got it from krirthika akka'z blog)


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Inspired by Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture


I happened to see the video named “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch. He named it as a Last because he is going to die within few months. He is a cancer patient.

A Computer Science professor of Carnegie Mellon University (Virtual reality is his Interest). His speech was about “Achieving your Childhood Dreams”. It was phenomenally exceptional and inspiring speech I have ever heard next to Mr. Sivathanu pillai’s talk (Our college alumni and chief head of Brahmos & DRDO).

The first part of his speech was about his childhood dreams . How did he manage to achive all those. In the mean time he also said about what are things that he learned out of it. The top most thing that I liked in that lecture was the ‘Brick wall’. It is a methaphor which says whenever you failed to achieve something do not just stop in the middle. These brick walls are meant to break and make other feel that” How badly we want those things”.

There are several other such things also:
• Wait long enough people will surprise and impress you
• Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted
And so on…

This inspirational icon died the July 2008. But he remains as an inspiration icon for American students similar to our living Indian icon Abdul Kalam .

The last Lecture Video
His website
His blog

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Cars and Wall-E

LOooOg after....Here i am now ....

Recently I saw two animation films ...that were really mind blowing stuffs.One was the Cars(2007) and other was the recent box office hit Wall-E. Cars.

Cars story was about the a unexpected car (Lightning McQueen) which goes to win the piston cup.yes, Mack was taking Ligtning McQueen to California to attend the Piston cup tie break.But unfortunately he lost the way, got by cop of Radiator springs. As McQueen damaged the roads of radiator springs. He was not allowed to go until he correct the road. It was a cute place once but because of the by-pass this place was not known to any one even removed from map, sally said.sally was loved by mcqueen. Mater (boom truck) becomes his best friend. He get to know that the Doc was the Fabulous Hudson Hornet, who won three piston cups When the race begun mcqueen happy to see Doc supporting him. When mcqueen was about to finish . It was that Doc tip helped to drift back to track and fast pit crew. chick crashes king. mcqueen saves king to finish second. The story ends with a message that tragedy happened to Doc should not repeated.

Next one is WALL-E(2008). The story was about wen earth becomes a garbage place to live in man becomes so lazy living outside out universe in a space ship. It contained everything that make him lazy. yes but one Next one is WALL-E(2008). The story was about wen earth becomes a garbage place to live in man becomes so robot(WALL-E) which does the clean up works on earth with his cockroach friend. Man sends a spaceship to explore earth.So EVE into the picture. Wall-e fell in love with eve. on the presence of a plant eve returned to spaceship. Wall-e goes there and help eve.and also make the captain to return to earth. It was a fight between man and machines.

No words to explain....But must say : watch the movies !

Friday, March 7, 2008

Learn(ed) from my Mistake

Back again…..

Hi guys nice meeting you after a long gap…….
Oh I am so sad that I couldn’t make up to my full satisfaction.Yes! Group Discussion (GD) for professional communication was conducted (21/02/2008) and I thought that I could do something better…..but nothing worked out for me communication, fluency………what not?
The topic is “Is advertisement only for the gullible (easily deceived)?” This is the first topic on the list, a very ambiguous title. Seems to be quite arguing among the list (no many appeared to be arguing. most of them seem to one sided) given by tamilselvi mam…

we ramshanker, rahul, praba, selected to go with that topic but contradictions from pramala, ponvidya, preethi, pooja so it was left to audience to decide. They went on with this one.
As I expected Ram was the initiator, praba continued with that later pramala joined it………and discussion was really picking up momentum .Oh…….what was I doing? Oh oh I was sitting doing nothing (playing with my pen). Couldn’t say any thing because I got no good point to say and more importantly I was dilemma to support or oppose.

After along time I gave a point in fumbling tone which I know not many could understand (I wasn’t clear). As I felt that the discussion was drifting the other way, I made them come back. I did nothing more than that.I am amazed to see people like pramala, praba were very casual while taking but for me the situation is different. In fact I could hear my heartbeat!!

Why this? all because zero confidence level .

I analyzed & decided the following things:

During GD:

· Note down exact sentence of the topic

· Decide support or oppose soon.

· Decide only the points to speak

Must do:

· Fluency English - Only Practice! NO other go…(Important)

· Vocabulary - Read newspaper

· Context -know current information.

After all, one point I want to stress is that …… DO gather only the points on the GD and do not think how to talk (how to frame sentences, which word to use, etc) there. It should come out as you think.To achieve this Raise your confidence level by speaking English. If you can answer to any question in English at any time even when other people converse in Tamil then your English is good. Classroom is the best place to practice. You can also do by answering questions inside the classroom which would really keep your awake. ;)

I thought of doing this but I can’t carry on. I still try to achieve this.. Anybody interested can follow this. So let’s not wait till placement…….
We must converse in English inside the classroom. This would raise your
confidence level. One more thing ,Please don’t mock at others, help them or join them else do nothing. Don’t pull them down!

Try to achieve this feel….Though I couldn’t completely give it in words. Here it is: “You should be conversing in English in such a way that you (your mind) should forget that you are actually speaking in English “ i.e it should come out, just as like your mother tongue. Let us Try together….

Saturday, February 9, 2008

First Seminar


This day was a remarkable day of my life. Because the day I took my first seminar.

First Seminar: Topic Selection
Before seminar:
Once I was given the date schedule for it, I made up my mind to do something different and useful (for me: drive off my stage fear & for all: knowledge on any new technology).
Though I have fare enough topic for the seminar like solaris, ubuntu, opensource softwares. I choose to take UHARC because when was installing the ‘Hulk’ game during my third semester vacations made me know about a developing archive. The most important thing that triggered me was the compression ratio ( C.R.). I was astonished by the CR of 15% (I misspell this as compression during seminar) , it compressed almost 1.2 GB into just 162 MB. Then I started collecting information’s all about Uharc but to be very frank I was just gone through the documentation the day before the seminar that night for about 3 hours.
I decided not to care much about managing time, body language, spoken English because I felt that if you concentrate on this it would affect my content delivery. I did not even decide how much time to speak; in fact I leaned from my friends that I was taking for about 45 minutes.
Seminar experience:
I had a little shaky start with a bit of wobbling sentences after good salutation. Then I just gave a intro about archive, its uses and examples and some stories to calm done my raised HEART BEAT. That was for about 10 minutes. Then i got back my rhythm. I said about few things of my preparation about this UHARC archive:
1. about the author
2. about its version and development progress
3. Files presents and its uses and
4. More importantly explaining with examples of creating self-extracting archive, extraction and creation of UHARC archive.
I was very much happy to see some nodding faces in the crowd which made me very encouraging to continue my seminar. Though some were talking at the back (probably to my left) I was able to modulate my voice in order to defend them. The two things that made my seminar look bad could be my slowness of writing on the board or my interrupted speech. I would definitely rectify this along with the good eye-contact with the audience.
I was very happy that day because I was very much satisfied with my performance. I could not sleep that day because I was thinking that I could have done this/that way. Overall this seminar raised my confidence level very much. Those moments are to be remembered throughout my life time.

Installing Gitlab Server

Let me walk through the steps. sudo apt-get install curl openssh-server ca-certificates curl -sS