Friday, December 16, 2005

Personal website launch procrastinated

Two days have passed since the results came.The outcome was a new wave of determination & spirit.As always said "man proposes God disposes" last sem i wrote the exams too well but i could sum up a meagre 8.46 but this time i dont remember writing any theory exam flawlessly but as per the proverb things worked out for me.

I have drooled a lot about setting up a personal website in a professional manner.This has been in my mind for quite a long time but as always i had plans to do it big.At this point of time i didnot want to spend a penny either for the webspace or for the domain i surfed a lot for any good hoster who gave free webhosting name & also free sub-domains.but i could not get the thing needed. i mean eventhough they gave me 250 megs of space the Linux-Apache-Mysql-PHP(LAMP) and cgi support was not given.these supports are needed for setting up a content management systems(CMS). am not much interested in setting up a raw hand written html pages which i had done already many times before. i was looking for a perfect CMS which does everything in a elegant way. Eventhough setting up a CMS could be somewhat tedious once set it is what one could expect from a website.

Having set many other CMS already for various other reasons i easily figured out that the mambo was the talk of the town these days.since no free web hoster supports LAMP for free i totally postponed my plan of setting up a website for another year.To just satisfy myself i just setup the mambo in my personal system and enjoyed the grandeur of the website. he he...i think i figured out a place other than my personal website where i would be setting up a Mambo soon.........

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

servers & insomnia

This week was indeed interesting after days of unimportant turnabouts. Because i was exposed to higher end servers which i have never even had a glimpse before. The ambience of the rack mounted SAN and NAS gave me as though i was looking at a supercomputer.Special mention to itanium smp server and ML350 and octal blades. how could i forget the higherend xeons i am working on?

we successfully installed GNU/Linux on all those and got lot of never before experiences.Even for exams i couldnot remember a day staying awake so long except for the days when i work on things in which i am interested.These nightouts are infact quite exciting. On monday night we had night lab and i slept by 4.30 in the lab.but today i am going to stay awake.with the announcements of results tomorrow am keeping my fingers crossed and keeping my head as cool as a cucumber.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Ilya longtemp je t'ai ecrit

It has been long time since i have recorded my experiences.. the fifth sem holidays are here and am enjoying it watching many films in DVD (got a brand new DVD player combo he he esp for this purpose) Side by side am doing some useful work too. so far we have configured kerberos + ldap for linux systems successfully in a test bed. should do for other platforms too. Also under heavy pressure am studying for gre too. probably should write it in april. determined to give my best shot in the first try itself.

Things pending and should be doing quick are
* getting a passport
* getting a driving licence
* checking a eye doctor ( cant imagine myself wearing a glasses)

these days i am staying awake for a long time during night but could not get up early eventhough i tried all sorts of mechanisms to get up. things have changed in this regards since i left my school where i used to get up and sleep at any time i wanted ie it was under my control. once i achieve that stance i can do more.