Thursday, May 19, 2005


Yep, another wallpaper. Found this dead frog lying in front of my house the other day... thought I'd take some snaps of the little thing. Of course, I had to bear the stink and ward off all those ants while taking the pics, but it was worth it.

I don't really expect you to set this as your wallpaper (unless you REALLY like dead things), but I bet/hope it's going to hold your interest long enough to say "Whoa!" or "Yuck!" or something like that.

15 May was Karthik's birthday so... Happy Birthday Karthik! We went to watch everybody's favourite Indian Idol contestants, Rahul Vaidya and Prajakta Shukre, perform live at Taramati Baradari (Gandipet) that day, and it was awesome!

I'm extremely busy right now (final exams start in 2 weeks and go on till 15 June), so I'll end this post here. If you have too much time on your hands (like these guys) and want to keep yourself busy, maybe you ought to stare at some autostereograms or better yet, try interpreting those e-Serve ads.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Exploding Tamarind

Didn't go to college today, and I'm finished with the lab internal exams, so I have time to make this post.

The EDC (Electronic Devices and Circuits) lab internal was on Friday — had to plot the frequency response of a Common Collector Amplifier. That was simple. I was more happy when I solved the problem given at the beginning of the test (didn't know I was even capable of solving a problem in EDC until that day). The C lab internal we had yesterday went off well too, I got a Stacks program and the Lagrange's Interpolation program (Numerical Methods). Didn't answer the viva questions too well though... the guy asked me some tricky questions. Here's one of them —

        int a=2;
        printf("%d number is"+1,a);

I was supposed to tell him the output and explain why, which I did after a while, although it wasn't 100% correct. Actually my viva 'session' was extra long since I finished my programs early :)

Anyway, after the test, we had some extra classes during which it started to rain heavily... wish I had my cam to capture the sky, which was really dramatic with the low-lying rain clouds and all. Reached home pretty late, ate, read an article on the exoplanet which was photographed recently, and then went to sleep.

So what's with the headline you ask? That's just another wallpaper I made a few days ago. Here's a before-after shot (reminds you of those weight-reduction programmes doesn't it?), so you know how much manipulation went into it —

To see the wallpaper click here, or on the image above. Comments welcome, as always.