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 !

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