Sunday, December 30, 2007

Scared off my wits

I have travelled with pandi quite a lot of times while he has been driving ... and trust me, it is scary at times. But boy, he is nothing compared to Neeraj - the weirdo in Mumbai !
I saw hell and nearly got there - 10 minutes of my life which seemed to stretch on for infinity.
I dont care if he has ridden for 100k km on his bike all around India - word of advice, never ever be Neeraj's pillion rider : he is a man looking for death with a vengence ... with death hiding & running away !

But still, it was fun meeting him :-)
Was at parents in Mumbai for almost a week ... MTNL has drastically lost its earlier QOS for broadband - the connection is absolute pits and kept dropping : not to mention the latency and much lowered speed.
It is sad, but like a friend of mine was agreeing with me yesterday, Bangalore is the absolute pits : except all other places are just worse !

Asked Airtel to upgrade connection to 8 MBps ... and when it goes through, I will get the 'necessary' (yeah right :-P) boost in speed :-D Not unlimited download limit though ... so that will suck


Anonymous NY said...

100K! not yet man its closer to 30K. Was'nt that bad man. Pandi slammed into the door of a stopped vehicle. So was'nt that bad!!

1/01/2008 05:22:00 PM  
Blogger VKM said...

Even if u offer me money, i would never ride pillion with NY. That guy is MAD. I had just one experience and that is unforgettable.

2/17/2008 01:50:00 AM  

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Monday, December 03, 2007

Learning vs studying ...

I have a weird feeling that I had written something similar in the past too ... not sure if I have posted it here.

One of the things I have noticed is that, when I was expected to study something : be it courses at school/college, or elsewhere, my motivation for doing it was substantially lower ... and at times, even for subjects I would otherwise like and enjoy !
On the flip side, I have and continue to, spend a huge amount of time trying to learn things which interest me - read & re-read a large number of articles, discussions and even books; ditto with code.

Now, one of the things I tend to slightly regret is my decision not to take computer science at college (not getting into the embarrassing reason why) ... but in retrospect, keeping in mind my past record with my 'studying' things, was it a blessing in disguise ?
Like most of my friends at college, I did spend quite a bit of time at the computer science learning things which interested me - to the point of possibly flunking my regular electronics courses (there were quite a lot of near misses !) - but I wonder if I would have had the same amount of interest & enthusiasm if I had to do it as part of some course or knew I would need to do it eventually, will I still continue to learn things in related subjects even now ....

/me wonders ....

In other news :
Work going great ! Learning lots, and working on some cool stuff :-) Have a yahoo research page here ... yet to add anything there though :-P
Bought an xbox360 after Sood's glowing feedback ;-) And having tonnes of fun with it - wish Ajay was around ...

Currently reading :
Practical Common Lisp
Producing Open Source Software


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