@_karan Spread/dip/lick. Much like bread with honey, not bread with regular milk.
@_karan you should try bread and Milk Maid (a.k.a. condensed milk).
@umadamle that’s a dissapointment. At least now you know the difference.
Back in the theatre where it all started, complete with hoots, whistles and packed food!
Seventy five agonising days to the first F1 race of 2010.
Dibakar Banerjee’s next: Love Sex aur Dhokha http://www.youtube.com/user/lsdthefilm
@rungtaakki Both, back to back?
Music is my trance, my high, my house, my soul.
@anildavid I’m going there tonight. Will be there till the 14th, then back to B’lore.
Quite impressed with the new airport at Bang— err, Bengaluru. Hope they’ve future proofed the facility.
Off to Bangalore, Goa and beyond!
Drinking milk and mulling over life atop my nephew’s Fisher-Price tricyle.
Aircraft toilet door usability sucks. In the 10 mins I was stretching my legs I noticed at least half the people struggle to open them.
@rungtaakki don’t worry, time will heal those wounds.
@xAbhishek Aye to that.
Exams over. Pool party. Can’t type anymore.
@rashmiswamy Now atleast one hour from my revision time will be well spent.
Is there a sanity-restore filter (SMS speak to English, proper capitalization, space after a full stop)? Chance to save humanity here.
@sumitsharan No way! I’m so jealous.
@rashmiswamy I better stay away if it’s that bad.
Some refreshed, some uncluttered. Much learnt.
(Next time I’ll just use a one way hash for better comprehension.)
@rakeshrach That so could pass off as a viral site for the masked crusader of Gotham city.
And the black hole reappears.
I think it’s time to replace the phrase “grow on trees” with “pollutes the environment”.
@thesilentenigma Pampara pampara pup pup pup paa!
Out of groceries, need to go shopping.
Every. Damn. Week.
@sunny_toor Of course, it’s only 3 am!
IMDB’s getting realigned in places.
Sleeping I like. Staying up I like. Transitioning between the two I hate.
Half the goodies of a Vettel victory are his post-victory radios!
@thesilentenigma It’s the “when I grow up” bit.
@sumitsharan Yup, seen that, didn’t change my opinion.
I hope this heat-rain day-night weather juggle continues beyond two days.
@sumitsharan No dude. Scarlett Johansson’s in a different league in both ways.
@rungtaakki what else did you do today?
@sourima7 what’re you so yappy about?
It’s ~4am. I’m hungry, naturally.
Showered, ran for the bus, drenched in sweat. 29 degrees.
Aaand it’s done! Three weeks of dragging myself. Next up, exams.
Me likes new Devanagari fonts cropping up: http://www.indiantypefoundry.com/fonts http://www.motaitalic.com/fonts/vesper-devanagari/overview
So much for staying away from iPhone games. Downloaded Wurdle and wasted 1 hour playing 2 min rounds.
@rungtaakki Haha. Very ‘few’ corrections to the ‘many’ mistakes are that fitting. ;)
Had the best Diwali I could’ve expected in Melbourne.
@virsanghvi also, the resources could’ve been better used in upgrading facilities for producing winner athletes rather than loser hosts.
Oh, and अाप सभी को दीपावली की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ।
Lots of people looking for rangoli designs this festive season. Save the trouble: http://prateekrungta.com/photoblog/2006/12/rangoli
@thesilentenigma Back to mutating eh. I on the other hand have come down to the MIPS level.
Whoa, @MonashUni is finally switching away from the pathetic 40 MB / no POP / no IMAP student email to Google Apps from November.
Two more down, the second ending with an Honours invitation! If only I enjoyed writing long reports and did not want to get out of Uni ASAP.
One down, 5 more to go.
Back to the grindhouse, it’s Monday again.
@xAbhishek That right there is the bittersweet irony of it all.
@adipedia I’d bet on World Peace over the existence —nay, possibility — of One True Browser™.
Oi CSS3, hurry up now!
The “Pull down to refresh” in Tweetie 2 is pure awesomeness.
@xAbhishek Yahoo’s logo next to Flickr’s was, I hoped, a one-off case of an executive showing Flickr who was boss.
Support for video on YT?
@adipedia That looks delicious indeed. Happy budday!
@thesilentenigma A little more action please?
To me, a Flash-less iPhone is a lot more flashy than one with Flash.
The force tells me Clone Wars is back for season 2 and I’m going to be late tomorrow morning.
@kabir88 It was on One, so you should’ve been able to watch it, right?
Looks like this qualification round is out to set a record for the maximum number of red flags in a single F1 session.
@sumitsharan I doubt it. I’ve given up looking for “Loins of Punjab” and come to the conclusion that they haven’t released a DVD yet.
@dpka9 Come over tonight if you free. I’ll be busy tomorrow.
@kabir88 A callout to the Mahatma on Gandhi Jayanti, that’s all.
बंदे मे था दम, वन्दे मातरम्!
Rustled the shutters today.
@thesilentenigma yup, submitted it during the wee hours when the birds were chirping. Worst assignment I’ve done in a long time though.
Death seems more inviting than the thought of completing this assignment before 12 noon tomorrow. I’m such a कामचोर.
Mom would be proud!
@rashmiswamy Haha, that bad eh.
TaskPaper is my new favourite note-taking tool, and not just for to-do lists.
“Whenever you are, we are already then”
– Time Travel Mart
“The Office” season 6 premiers tomorrow. w00t w00t!
The golden goose just pooped.
@rashmiswamy Done done diddly-done!
Nearly deflated, not done whining.
And now, back to the assignment which (I’ve realised) won’t complete itself.
I should probably eat something first though…
@thesilentenigma Wow, congrats! I doubt you’ll be penalised for being a minute late.
I on the other hand am going to be a full day late.
Feels like my head’s been passed around in all places where the messages should’ve gone during this wretched distributed systems assignment.
Disliking the lack of attention to detail on the new iTunes Store. Feels like a rushed design.
Emptying a box of strawberries.
“His room is always so clean.”
“Yeah, he’s got a garbage collector running.”
@_karan It’s the iTunes store that’s been buggy on my end. Search something and boom; right click on an album and boom. :/
Already regretting upgrading to iTunes 9. Crashed thrice in 2-3 hours.
@xAbhishek Sleeves over cases or shields for me. I like the sleek touch of the device in my hands.
@sourima7 Nah, too fancy for my liking. I much prefer the simpler look and feel of the Makr sleeve.
@adipedia Haha. I stay away from “protective cases” myself, but the thought of scraping my precious is, at least for the moment, unbearable.
I so want this for my new toy, but $90!!! Anyone know of good alternatives? http://bit.ly/tJ5qq
Parallel sleeping in progress at the parallel systems lecture.
To Lake Mountain and back. And I saw snow, finally! All thanks to @rakeshrach.
Out on the road after what feels like ages!
@sourima7 How does it feel? Like a stranger in Moscow, of course—wait, you mean the iPhone?
The cat’s out of the bag and the 3GS is in my hand. Thank you.
@sumitsharan What would that be?
@rashmiswamy So “The devil is in the details” or “It’s the little things that count”? :P
F1 overlords, take note how much difference a proper track like Spa can make. Probably the best race of the season.
Imagine if Fisichella actually wins…
P.S. - What’s with all the pit stops today?
God I love the Spa-francorchamps circuit. F1 needs more tracks like these and less tracks like Valencia.
@rashmiswamy Yup, Congrats!
My HCI professor: “Java philosophy is ‘write once and run anywhere’ or ‘write once and run away as far as you can’.”
@adipedia Sweet. Now get on Flickr and start uploading.
http://beta.thehindu.com Not there yet, but definitely moving in the right direction.
@rashmiswamy Thanks for the confirmation!
Got home just in time. The Met department wasn’t joking when they said “extreme weather” expected in Melbourne today.
@xAbhishek I doubt it’s a transitory thing for me. I’ve liked both Helvetica and Gill Sans since I’ve been aware of them.
Half of my affection for SBS can probably be attributed to their use of Helvetica.
@bhavyakhanna Haha, true that.
@bhavyakhanna Also, while I was never a fan, no strong opposition would be worse than no BJP.
Decided to finally open the copy of “Interpreter of Maladies” that’d been lying on my shelf since last October.
@adipedia Dunno. The impostor managed to tweet something about making money and the twitter guys said, “No, thank you.” :P
My twitter account was hacked into and subsequently suspended on 7th August.
Hacked. Suspended. Restored.
It might get loud this Tuesday.
@adipedia Water spills on the carpet, the stairs, the car…
I need to etch this at the back of my hand - DEFROST a fridge BEFORE moving it!!
Guru bhai Guru bhai avya che, dhoom dhadaka karela che!
@wateva I think Massa will miss most of the remaining races this season but I hope he makes a full recovery.
@rashmiswamy Which was?
@rashmiswamy Oh it’s nothing spectacular.
Finished reinventing the wheel. It rocks and rolls!
Footer copy: This site worst viewed in Internet Explorer.
I’d become so distant that only now did I find the need for an उभरता भारत folder in my bookmarks bar.
@sumitsharan Dude you must be seriously vella to go watch Kambakkht Ishq! :P
The best qualifying we’ve seen this season, hands down.
Force India in Q3 for the first time ever!
Go get that first points finish at the German Grand Prix!
@adipedia I’m no so sure it was done by students. But yeah, whoever is responsible appears to be very ignorant.
@dpka9 Happy B’day!
Anyone know where/how I can get my hands on the movie “Lions of Punjab Presents”? (paid or otherwise)
“Complaining is silly. Either act or forget.” – Stefan Sagmeister.
@souvikdg We love you too! :P
@adipedia Indeed I do, but that’ll merely be the culmination of the end (hopefully). It’s already begun.
Back hic from another friend’s farewell party hic. The end of another era seems close at hand.
@xAbhishek Ogg (and <audio/video>) support is a good thing no doubt.
Vishal Bhardwaj’s next release — Kaminey. Should be good.
@rungtaakki That’s good. Are you on a waiting list or is your seat confirmed/RAC?
@adipedia I wouldn’t rate T2 highly as a standalone myself. But all that jazz is quite entertaining, especially on an IMAX screen. :P
Transformers 2: The jungle sequence with Optimus Prime and Megan Fox … phew!
@rashmiswamy Either way, I’m glad a good one’s in your hands because the results are stunning!
@rashmiswamy Where was your camera hiding all this while girl!?
@rungtaakki You better! And hurry up now.
@rungtaakki What started where?
@rakeshrach They’re all done! :D
@xAbhishek Dunno the exact number, but basically whenever I’m using my computer.
@souvikdg Thanks Souvik. Can’t wait to get this last one done and over with.
@xAbhishek 40% juice remaining after two months of usage now. Moreover, just get rechargeable batteries.
@xAbhishek Having used a laptop keyboard for so long, I don’t miss the extra keys on Apple’s Wireless keyboard at all.
EXAM - EXtreme Atrocity Multiplied
Vettel took pole in spite of carrying the heaviest fuel load amongst the top 10. Wow! Red Bull look unbeatable this weekend.
@wateva What’ve you been up to?
@anildavid You’re in for one hell of a ride mate! :P
This breakaway F1 series might actually do some good, namely - HD broadcasts, better online coverage, cheaper tickets, better circuits.
The iPhone is finally coming to 3 in July! Yahoo! Fingers crossed that their plans with include international calls. http://bit.ly/RinzK
@souvikdg What happened to your B’day gift? Stuck en-route?
“You will be haunted,” resumed the Uni, err, Ghost, “by 2 Exams, err, 3 Spirits.”
“I-I think I’d rather not,” said Prateek, err, Scrooge.
Our very own Rohit Nag: “The full stop is silent!”
DC asks Christian Horner “Obviously you’ve got a good record in the wet, what can you do without lubrication!?”
@adipedia I’d followed both for long periods but found more rubbish than substance, especially with TOI. I’ll give HT another go though.
Is there any Indian news site with real news and a usable website?
“That sweaty “Developers, developers, developers, developers” rant is probably the smartest thing Steve Ballmer has ever said.” Aye Aye.
@zaveriaakash Why not? I loved the movie. And welcome to “using twitter”. :P
I wanna watch Delhi-6 again…
Looks like today is Federer’s turn to go out of Roland Garros.
@xAbhishek Wuuuuuuh. The Squeeze Toy Aliens are (gonna be) back (in June 2010)!
@sumitsharan Yup, and the man to finally step up to Rafa was Robin Soderling. And you should totally start following it, lots of action.
First Novak and now—would you believe it—Rafael Nadal is (for the first time) out of French Open!
@xAbhishek I find it quicker to just hit command+space and type the word (+return if needed).
@xAbhishek No way! Maybe my vocabulary sucks, but it’s become an indispensable tool for me at least.
All my sins descend on me!
This week’s turning out to be so much more exciting than anticipated, n I’m not being sarcastic (half the time)
@adipedia No, cause if that was the case, I’ve already failed!
Oh how I wish I’d spent too much (or even a little) time doing assignments.
I think I’m actually, finally going to fail a unit this semester! Maybe I need to.
@sumitsharan Wow. Congrats Mr. Sharan! What and where?
@sumitsharan That was quick.
My computer had to choose the WORST time to crash - as soon as the lights went out in Monaco, down to the milli second! AARRRGGGHHH!!
@blah_bleh Assignments, assignments and then some more assignments.
F1 once again says, “Hullo Monte-Carlo!”
@rakeshrach Actually, I think it’s smog more than fog. There’s a nasty smell in the air as well today.
http://prateekrungta.com/bitsnpieces/transliteration – for all your Hindi lyric transliteration needs.
Saw Rockford again. Felt like watching old tapes of my life.
OH - “This section describes how the above described work will be described.”
Any particularly nasty and/or unusable website you’ve come across lately? Links would be appreciated.
@wateva What’s even better is that Massa’s more heavily fuelled, has KERS, and both Brawn & RB reckon his Ferrari’s got better race pace.
@blah_bleh Nothing wrong with being curious though.
Recent hits: /photoblog/wp-login.php, /wp-login.php, /.htaccess (really?), /photoblog/.htaccess –it’s custom baby!
It’s only 3:27 A.M. and I’m sleepy. Not good.
Taking a look at BeautifulSoup.py to try and revive my cricket live scores widget. Let’s see how it goes.
@rungtaakki That’s surprising. How did you stumble upon this one?
@xAbhishek Not when we’ve been told to use trail versions of the software itself. We do have Win XP accounts at uni though.
@sumitsharan “one of the best” - I hope you were being sarcastic. It’s built entirely using flash. Can’t even scroll!
2nd assign for my SE testing subject — learn & demo a proprietary, Windows-only tool by downloading a 1GB 14-day trial. Are they being paid?
@sumitsharan Wow, that’s a lot of adjectives. What happened?
@xAbhishek It’s just for my blog(s). I didn’t like the interface and was fed up with the switch-tab + refresh cycle to see previews.
@blah_bleh A custom-built admin interface, naturally. :P
So this Sunday I decided I’d had it with phpMyAdmin.
@sourima7 What’s in store for June?
@sumitsharan Hehe. Just step back and think about your life from the 1st day at pre-school to the last day at uni.. Do I hear a never again?
@sumitsharan Congratulations! :)
Real world, here comes Sumit (unless of course he ends up going back to uni for post-grad).
“Meanwhile talking of spinners [wheel covers], here’s Nelson Piquet [Jnr], spinning!” Free Practise 2, Bahrain GP. :P
Hot new addition to HTML 5 -
Been seeing way too many gruesome acts in the last two days. Disgusting, scary, sick and downright outrageous. What’s wrong with humanity!?!
Becoming such an expert at it that I’m considering writing a ‘Procrastination tips for the Assignment-infected soul’ book!
OMG - Object Management Group (Software Standards lecture)
@xAbhishek I know, but why’re you using xkill when that won’t work on non-X11 stuff whereas killall will?
@xAbhishek killall should work with non-X11 stuff. :/
$ killall Dock
@xAbhishek Open terminal and type:
@xAbhishek Woops, I meant to say “Unboxing an iPod can never match unboxing a Mac…”
@xAbhishek I can understand the pain. Unboxing a Mac comes no where close to an iPod, especially if it’s your first one.
The real reason for buying a wireless keyboard was so I could open a new Apple product. Ergonomics was just an excuse. :P
http://xkcd.com/571/ One day xkcd will kill me.
@rakeshrach The quest continues, eh?
@sumitsharan LOL. Bhajiya?
@sourima7 Welcome back! Let’s hope this twitted, er, twitter stint lasts much longer than the last one.
Some people are, how shall I say this, so easily satisfied. There’s so much better to see.
Smoothed over water to land in Sydney. The hunt for Nemo begins!
@ankur_sethi http://www.flickr.com/photos/gruber/sets/72157613495900701/ Not a one-man shop that.
@rakeshrach “Yup, I’m screwed!” :P
The relief after submitting an assignment is almost comparable to that of peeing after holding in for a long time! Damn it feels good.
@rashmiswamy Great find! Some things on there (“childhood”, “good night’s sleep”) are scary though.
http://informationarchitects.jp/web-trend-map-4-final-beta/ Seriously considering getting a blown up version pinned on my wall
Totally inspired n fired up by every link I’ve clicked tonight, n now I must sleep for class tomorrow. Somehow Uni’s always in the way. :/
I have a feeling governments came up with the Daylight saving idea just to increase the complexity of timezone-aware code ten-fold.
The HEAT… it’s killin me…
@anildavid Varenya and me. A friend of ours is there already.
@PureGolfJourney True that! There might be one person in the world who got the whole podium right.
This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for, 4 long months.
Drivers parade on fire brigades – that’s clever!
Gawwd. It’s like we’re watching advertisements with a bit of racing. I wish there was an option besides Channel One / Ten.
I’m already hating One/Ten’s coverage. 10 mins and 2 ads already, and this is while quali is on – WTF!!! Worse than last year.
And the 2009 F1 season is go!!
”..apart from that ugly front wing. That scares small children!” -Martin Brundle on the new F1 cars
Sydney’s finally happening over Easter! Yahooooo!
@blah_bleh So I’m not the only one on the planet who doesn’t like Firebug! You should try out the Web Inspector in Safari 4/WebKit nightlies
A dome and a clock tower or a cone and a shot tower?
LOL - “Predictability in computers is a very good thing because we would be in a lot of trouble if routers got bored, for example.” Theocaco
@xAbhishek What’s new about that? :P
It’s so effing hot today :(
@blah_bleh Coffee before the mini-nap or before a night’s sleep? And isn’t one supposed to drink coffee to prevent falling asleep?
A mini nap can be so goddamn refreshing!
I’ve pretty much turned off all non-WebKit updates in Safari 4. Makes me wonder what Apple was thinking (were they?) there?
@rakeshrach Yup, he is quite entertaining to say the least.
@anildavid Domino’s in Australia? Even after all those bad experiences?
Being ripped off at an italian joint didn’t fill up so we’ve come to a chinese place to get our value for money :p
“If they [hackers] shake your hand on a promise, they’ll keep it. But show them a lock and their first thought is how to pick it.” - Paul G.
It’s just the second week and I already feel like I’m slacking… Have a nice day everyone.
@xAbhishek Good to see Apple do more than just exist in India.
So, Watchmen. “Blah. Humbug.”
@wateva Dharmik, Lavin and Ashish at the wedding and Justina more recently.
Meeting people after 6 years and yet we pick up just where we left off! Hostelers are truly friends for life.
Was the Coldplay concert mind-blowingly awesome? TOTALLY!!!
Sitting in the pit right near the stage, waiting for the opening band!
Off to rock and roll with Coldplay! :D
What with working on a real project with a real client and a graphics intro lecture filled with Pixar shots, this sem might just be awesome!
@sumitsharan Yup, I agree Slumdog isn’t worthy of 8 gold statues.
@sumitsharan aren’t you a well-wisher! :P
@rashmiswamy Don’t know if a 16 hour flight can be good. Well, I’m back to square 61.
Safari 4 definitely needs its old loading indicator in the address bar. The current version just doesn’t cut it.
@rakeshrach That would be a big time saver indeed, and it might go some way in standardizing a few missing features too.
@kanduri just 3 more days in India, and I didn’t make it to Delhi at all this trip.
Just three days more of luxury, good food and Hindustan :(
@keeperofthekeys haha. Wish that was the case for my blog too. I seriously need to post a new photo or two and save it from dying.
Never enjoyed a wedding like I did Ashish Gautam’s the last two days. Can’t believe he’s married, but man we had a BLAST!
Overhead “Indians are so advanced that kal ka ticket mein aaj hi chadh jaate hain!” (Lucky for them, the train hadn’t left the station.)
Indian movie studios need to take a good look at the Taare Zameen Par DVD box - movie, special features, background score, goodies & artwork
Funny how the Britannia fruit cake keeps getting smaller and costlier every year. Still very tasty though. :)
@blah_bleh Yeah was there just for a day. Will be back on 27th. We’ll catch up then.
Irrespective of People driving on the wrong side of the road, Dubai was fun. And now for the homeland…
In the concrete jungle and experiencing first hand the great Arab firewall. :P
@rashmiswamy Actually, only one-third through. Now on to the flight for the next bit.
In Singapore (yay!) and dissappointed on missing what seems to have been another epic Federer Nadal final :(
Up up and away! Bye bye Melbourne…
And I’m off to the airport! :D
Been so hot this week that a high of 37 degrees tomorrow seems like a relief!
@ankurb “Cause it looks ugly, is a pain to use and doesn’t do XYZ” or simply because only Apple fans should like Apple stuff?
@ankurb Because I bought it for a cousin of mine.
It’s painful using an iPhone knowing I’ll have to give it up in 4 days.
Just 5 more days of spiders, flies and the mad heat. Must… endure….
Federer vs Safin starting moments from now. If only we’d booked earlier we would be at Rod Laver Arena right now.
@rungtaakki Star Wars - The Clone Wars.
Australian Open fever’s gettin to my head now. Would like nothing better than to go there every day next 2 weeks. Damn my other commitments!
Flying and cutting kites… in Melbourne! It’s Awesome.
The song “Emosanal Attyachaar” from Dev.D is hilarious!!!
@rungtaakki Nice song… (if you meant ‘Carnival of Rust’ that is)
@rashmiswamy Thanks, I hope I do!!
@blah_bleh Yeah, may the drink last long and the guilt last short! :P Thanks mate.
@rungtaakki Hope it becomes a regular thing.
http://www.xefer.com/twitter/rungta – No prizes for guessing my sleeping pattern :P
So much to do, so much to read, so little time to sleep, so little time to play. Goodnight folks.