Sunday, November 29, 2009

Exam time : A New Addiction !!

As I am writing this post, exams are much more closer than I you can imagine. And what's new is my addiction..!! I would tell you about it, but before that something that has not changed, my preparation..!! I even don't know the complete syllabus till now and every day my friends startle me with all kinds of new chapters that are too coming in these upcoming dreadful examinations..!!

So, the Addiction..!

Sometime before, that is in February 2009, I made a post about exam time which talked about my addiction at that time that were movies..! You can read that post here. After that I have given many examinations and believe it or not there have been many new addictions..!! Almost everything apart from studies..!!

Sometime back it was facebook games, then it was twitter, and this time it is youtube or should i say online videos..!!
I have been watching many a videos, and thought due to lack of time or as simple as a reason, my laziness, I have not been able to update the blog frequently. So, I would post about some of the videos I have been watching lately..!!

And, today's videos are :



Really loved it and it has increased my expectations from the movie 3 idiots. Watch it and you would get to know why Aamir is called Mr. Perfectionist..!!
Talking about the journey of Mr. Aamir from Ghajini to 3 idiots, its really a nice shprt film..!! And why not it is done by professionals..!!

There is one more video I would like to share with you guys, from dame film, 3 idiots, 'Give me more Sunshine', and this mudic video exactly portrays my emotions, my life for now at least.



"भगवन, Analog निकलवा देना प्लेअसे...!! "
("God, please help me to clear Analog..!!")

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

College Life


College Life..!!
Some says it's the best time of your life, 
Some says, this is the time to enjoy,
Some says  this is the time to build your future,
But I say this is the time when you really get to know yourself...


I don't intend to write a nostalgic post about it, though I planned to write a fully nostalgic one but that one was intended for sometime in 2012. And right now I am too inspired to write about college days after watching a video made by my college friends. It's not your pro or something but it does makes a connection.


The video named 'A Line' tells us a story of a random guy and what all goes in his mind on the last day in his college




Though all you professionals sitting there may not be at all impressed by its quality. but knowing that this comes from a person who has never tried it before means a lot and the emotions it carry makes up for the quality. I am thoroughly impressed by this and it makes me realize as every second passes I am getting closer to my last day in college and I really trembles by mere thought of it. But there is not much one can do about it. It's inevitable and would come whenever it is destined to.


Dr. Seuss words perfectly matches these emotions - 

How did it get so late so soon?
It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?

Coming back to the video, it asks a real nice questions at the end, "Is it the beginning or the end...?"
Well to answer this question, I would like to quote Ivy Baker Priest, 
'The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning'.


We don't know what awaits us outside the college gates, is it something that would make all those exams worthwhile or something that would make us question our very reason of existence. But whatever it is, no one knows and nobody would know before the time and that is when one would cross 'The Line".
And till that time comes live your life as in the words of David Wood,


College is the best time of your life.  When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?

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Thanks to Sagar for the video.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

You gotta check these sites

Hey guys...
You need to check these out. The sites I mention here are not your 'ordinary' sites. Or should I say they have 'WOW' factor associated with them.

Okey...
May be I am exaggerating a little bit, but I really found these site out of the blue, either by a typo error or by clicking the wrong link, but whatever it was I was really fascinated when I cam across these sites..! Here, I mention some of them, may be you would like them..!


  1. Temporary.cc - Do check it out fast because you delay it further and you would never know even it existed. Yeah, I mean it. For each unique visitor it receives, it deletes a part of itself. These deletions change the way browsers understands the website's code and create a unique (de)generative piece after each new user. So, it can never be indexed and very soon it would fall apart entirely, becoming a blank white website. So, HURRY...!!
  2. Sixminutes.com - Aaahhh... What to say..?? It declares itself as a mystery site. And I have not been able to solve it. So try your analytical skills, logical skills or any other skills, and solve it but only if you can..! Its, SixMinutes -- The Mystery Site.
  3. http://www.shibumi.org/eoti.htm - The last one... But may be the bravest of all. It shows you The End Of The Internet..! It seems, the movie 2012 has to do something with it..!! 
So, these were some of the cool sites that I have came across while surfing the net..! May be not much there in these sites, but at least I found them worthy of a look and thought it would be nice if I shared it with you guys...!

Send me the links of more of such sites that you came across or just stumble be chance...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I only Loved her...

I was always a very shy guy, never talked to anyone I don't know. I never bunked any classes, always could be found studying. I was one of those persons that you could even found me sitting alone in the class during the break with my head deeply buried into books. I never used to hang out with my friends. My friendship was only till school boundaries. I was who I was. And then it changed, not much, but at last I talked to someone I don;t know.

It was a winter morning when I first met her. Though we knew each other for a long time because of common friends, but never talked. But that day we met, we talked and I don't remember what we didn't talked about that day. But I do remember when I reached home I told myself, " Hey buddy, you met today a gem of a person. Don't ever lose her...".

But that was not to be...! We lost contact.
Now thinking nothing could be done, I let it go and moved on. Then one night, out of the blue, I received a text message saying, how are you..?? Not knowing the person, when I inquired about it, I was more than happy to know it was her. And that night we talked again and didn't stopped until morning. And when it was over, I said to me, "She's back in your life. Don't let her go this time." And I listened to me this time.

Our chats continued.. We became friends, then best friends and then something more. She was always there when I needed her, she was there when I don't require her. She was always there when I was alone, she was there when I was not alone. She was a constant companion and I was loving every bit of it. My life was finally looking up, at last I had found the true love.

It was all passing good. I was having the time of my life but God had some other plans...
It was 23rd of Jan.
It was the day when I didn't received a single call from her, not a single message. She didn't pick up my calls, she never replied to my messages. I was worried, what happened to her..? How come she is not picking up the call..?? Is she alright ?? If yes, then why not picking up the calls and if not then what happened to her..?? I waited all day but there was no call back, no reply nothing.

24th January,
When I reached school, I saw a friend of hers standing. I ran towards and asked about her whereabouts..??
She told me, she is in class and seemed really upset. I made a dash towards the class and there was her, my sweet angel sitting alone with her heads down in the class. I approached her and said a hello. But no response. I sat around her and asked, "what's the matter..??" She hugged me and started crying. I was too worried and then she asked, "Do you love me..?". Though surprised I poured my heart out and said, " You are the best thing that had ever happened to me. You are my little angel. I love you sweetheart and would do it until the end of world. I am nothing without you. You are my life. Yes, YES, I LOVE YOU.".

And then I heard roars of laughter.........!!! And entered my class. They were all laughing. It was just a prank and I was the center of attraction. The 'SHY' guy was shouting in the class, I love you..! It was the joke of their life. But it didn't matter to me. My eyes were finding my angel and then I saw her laughing with everyone else, imitating me. She laughed and laughed and I just kept staring.

And then I got to know about the complete story, it was nothing but a bet between my angel and her friend. The bet was could she make a shy boy fall in love with her. She succeeded..! She was happy. but I was devastated. I could not hold my tears back and that day I cried, cried in front of whole class. The complete day I cried.

When I got aware of my senses I asked her why..?? And she said she was enjoying it. My feelings was her fun. She never liked me. But I was not ready to believe her. For 3 whole months I kept begging her to come back but she just laughed, laughed and laughed.

Today, nearly after 3 years, I have changed a lot. Once an introvert person now wants to be everywhere. Once a coward, afraid to speak up for himself is ready to speak for anyone. Once a shy person is now tagged as a rebel. But still I can still hear her laughing along with her friends. I can still see myself crying and running. I can still feel the pain. And till today I kept asking myself, why she did this to me..?? WHY?? But no one answers. No one answers...



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DISCLAIMER -
Everything said above is fictitious and any resemblance to any person living or dead is purely coincidental.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Direct TV : The next Big Thing

I include surfing the web as one of my hobbies..? But more and more it is looking to me that I should consider it more seriously. Whenever I am surfing the web I always somehow tend to stumble on some web page that offers a lot. And same happened to me recently when I came across Direct TV. So I thought it would be nice to share it with you people..!




Direct TV is a satellite TV that's an alternative for cables. Or should I say a far better alternative to it.Some of its benefit over cable are -
  • HD TV (this is something huge..)
  • Setup is more covenient
  • Digital Quality
  • Weather is no problem..!



What I really like about is how cheap it is in comparison to traditional cables. It offers more than 150 digital quality channels for $55.99 per month. That's something which cable providers can only dream of  providing.

Direct TV provides many exciting packages. You could check them on Direct TV. There exist the Family, Choice, Choice Xtra, Plus DVR, Plus HD DVR, and Premier. You would find these deals so tempting that you would not even give it a second thought. Its easy to setup and you can and ordering Direct TV now would give you free standard installation which includes just about everything. You can found them here. So, what are you waiting for, go and check out Direct TV and get a quick quote now. 

These things make me think where these innovations are going to stop..?!! But what are you waiting for..?? Go and try one of these..!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Terrible Feeling...

This has been quite an eventful day. Nice exam first of all, then good result. New friends made, some lost. A lot has happened today. But the end could not have been worse, doing text book programming for more than 3 hours now and don't know how much longer would it take to complete my Data Structure's practical file.
I really wanna sleep but this programming thing is keeping me awake. And believe me, it's a terrible feeling..!

Also, would like to share some thoughts that have been doing rounds in my mind lately -
   
  • Why does a friendship break when both of the friends don't want it to happen..?
  • Can a person can change a person so much that he/she forgets his/her individuality..??
  • Why does people hide their feelings when they know it could really hurt in the end..??
  • Is it right to lie so that someone can be happy..??
  • Does a good friendship give you the right to forget your self esteem ?
  • Do anybody have answers to these questions..??
  • If yes, would  I ever meet that person..??
So, did you get a glimpse of my over stressed mind..?!!
Well you can say that, I tend to think too much or can be relieved that you are not alone who thinks such useless things. Whatever you think or say, but if you can get me close to any of these answers, I would be really grateful.

Now is the time for me to go and complete my file and leave this obession of mine for some other time..!
So, the quest for the answers continues...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Google eying Mobile Market too..?


First came the news of a GPhone..!
And then the android.
Then Google Voice did the round. (Still doing it..!)
Now Google is on a buying spree...!
It bought the admob and then Gizmo5. (Acc. to TechCrunch )




So, are we going to see now Google enter the mobile market and quite possibly destroy the competition..!
My guess is as good as yours. No one can be sure when we talk about Google except one thing, Success..!

Google has been the driving force behind Internet for quite some time now. And it does looks it would continue to rule the roost for quite some time too.

There has been rounds that Real Time Search would kill Google or even Facebook and Twitter could possibly be the Google killers. May be. But I don't think so.

And the reason why I think so is Google keep on revamping itself. It keeps on entering new markets as time depends. It is always developing and innovating. And why not, its GOOGLE.

So, does it mean Google is the undisputed king of web..??
No, I have not said. And there are two reasons for that.

  1. First of all, internet is expanding so fast, you never know when a startup uproots Google from its throne..! Then Microsoft and Yahoo can bring a surprise any time. Also something like Kosmix can challenge Google.
  2. But what I really think the real threat to Google is Google itself. It's aims and aspirations.
Yes, Google might be digging up a hole so big that could engulf Google itself. We have all heard about Alexander, the great. He had conquered the whole world and there was no stopping him, but his rule ended up. We had seen many great collapses, be that of USSR or that of Yahoo (Though it is said they have started their road "back to respect"..!!). 
Something like that could possibly be the end of Google rule. Though I don't see it in near future. But that's a possibility.



Till then, Google rules..!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Banner Advertising

Banner...! Banner..! Banner..! Everywhere, you can find some type of banner. ( I am talking in context of web only, though it applies everywhere else too.) What are these..??
We don't know. But when we click on it, a whole new world open in front of us or simply a new tab opens and we see the advertiser's website.

Physical Properties..

  1. They come in all shapes and sizes.
  2. They can be found anywhere, on top, sidebar or even popups.
  3. They are very beloved to any publisher.
  4. They can be annoying sometimes to a reader.
  5. They all end up taming the golden goose, make money online.

Why are they so Popular..??

  1. Helps in reaching to a someone new and a potential customer.
  2. Brand Building : Used extensively when trying to build a brand's value.
  3. Build Buzz : These are also used many a times to build buzz for an upcoming startup or a new venture.
Who makes them..??
  1. Many...! Professionals, Amateur, Freelancers, Small Business holders etc. etc. Why..?? For advertisers. And they get money from it. Basically they sell their services.
  2. Their prices vary from $0 to thousands...!
  3. Here, I would like to declare even I am ready to it for free..! Just to test my skills and creativity..
Buying and selling of Banner takes everyday on the net. Some do it through Specialized Advertising networks, some do it directly. But in end, its only Banner, Banner and Banner..!

So, Banner Advertising is good...! And all depends on Banner itself, I mean design. So, I take this opportunity to unveil the Banner for Jammyspeaks.com : I SAY WHAT I FEEL






So, How is it..?? Did you like it..?? Review it...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Google Page Rank, Back to 2

Hey guys,
Exams are really taking a toll on me. I am already tired after just a week of exams. And still there are a lot to come. But I have to manage them and there is no escaping from it...!

Though there have not been much to cheer about since exams started but here comes something that had really given me a reason to forget about those deadly exams and be happy or in more philosophical terms be content with myself.


I always knew that when these lengthy exams would start my blog is bound to suffer and so it has. I just checked out its Real and Alexa rank, both have taken blows. So when I saw my Google page rank was 2, I was over the top. It was really exciting to know. I am overwhelmed...!

If you would check out the archives, you would notice I had also posted earlier that my blog had got a page rank of 2. Then what is this..?? As you must know, I earlier used to blog on www.jammyspeak.blogspot.com and few months back shifted to www.jammyspeaks.com.
And due to this change my page rank was nullified. As I had told earlier in my posts that when you change your domain name all your data gets lost..! Same was the case with me.

But now all is well and my blog is again ranked 2. So, its time to celebrate..!!
Finally, jammyspeaks.com : I SAY WHAT I FEEL is looking up..!