Mar 26, 2013

David Hilmers + Gordon Gill- Architecture at 45?

The title must not be making any sense right now. So, allow me to explain. After a bad first day in Cognizance, the only remaining lectures left for me to attend were that of David Hilmers and Gordon Gill. Thankfully those went on uninterrupted, and I managed to get pictures with them at the end(thanks to a certain someone whose single please did the trick)!

Mar 23, 2013

The Nobel Cognizance

As I have mentioned earlier in my blog- college fests do not excite me. I have such a don't-give-a-damn attitude that the whole Thomso (with a lot of hype surrounding it as it returned after a year of absence), I did not leave my room- even when the band Indian Ocean was performing in a ground just a few tens of meters from my room. As expected, I somehow got hold of a brochure for Cognizance just a day before it started.

Mar 15, 2013

The IndiBlogger-TRESemmé Ramp Ready Thing

The internet is very important to me. I order almost everything through the internet- right from pizzas to hair oil. Naturally, when I get a courier, odds are- that is related to an online purchase. That is why yesterday was different.

Late afternoon, I was alone in my hostel room minding my own business, when I got a call. I was informed that I had a courier waiting for me outside my hostel. To the best of my knowledge, I hadn't ordered anything recently, and there were certainly no pending orders(although my Flipkart wishlist has stuff worth 250k in it). I don't do drugs, nor do I drink; so there was no possibility of me doing it in my subconscious! I was quick to ask the caller if it was cash on delivery. Thankfully, it was not.

Mar 11, 2013

On the Chelsea Comeback

I have seen comebacks before. It's not always that your team is down against the best team in the world by two goals, and also down to ten men- striking back with two goals, not to mention the resilience to kick the team playing the wonderful football out of the most important competition in Europe. It is even rarer to go out, defend miserably, yet edge most of the match without conceding- until the 82nd minute, only to get the equalizer in the most dramatic fashion just two minutes from time, and eventually winning on penalties in arguably the most important match in the history of the club.

And finally, the blog has a new look!

Back when I started this blog, I had a gaming laptop, where I would run high end graphics games, Photoshops, browse the net and download heavy stuff simultaneously. Naturally, I chose a heavy template, with a large width and filled it up with as many widgets as I could think of- right from real time traffic feed to third party sharing widgets! In short, the source code was a javascript-css sandwich.

Times have changed, and so have I. With a netbook with an Intel Atom processor and a 1024 pixel width screen, that look wasn't cool anymore. Change was necessary. Add to it the comments by Akshit. Thus began the journey of getting hold of a better, lighter template.

Mar 10, 2013

The Fernando Torres Anomaly

  • Signed for £50 million on the dying minutes of the deadline day of the Winter transfer window two seasons ago, it was the highest ever fee paid by a British club.
  • His first match for Chelsea was against former club Liverpool. In the opening minute, a back pass gone horribly wrong gave him a chance to score. Needless to say, he missed.