Friday, February 04, 2005

I gave you something, so I own you

There is almost a fortnight remaining before graduation and every senior hillbilly is busy burning CDs of movies available in the LAN to take home. Your's truly isn't spared either. I saw this guys have a couple of CDs and I ask him to lend it to me so I can burn it. This guy agress reluctantly and gave them a few days back. But, the CD drive in my comp is shot and have to rely on others for etching CDs. After two whole days, I burn it but forgot to give it to him promptly, which he reminded me whenever he saw me. Not believing in me that I would return it, he asks a mutual friend to collect it and give it to him. OK, the CDs are transferred to that mutual friend, but him asking for them doesn't stop. After a couple of days, he still asks me in an irritated tone when I was going to return them, and I equally irritated remind him of the fact that he asked that friend to get them from me.

Today afternoon, I saw an Austin Powers CD with that friend and wanted to get it too. He agrees saying that he will give it to me which I can burn when he was in class. I agree and promptly go to sleep (too bad, eh?) The friend and the guy come to my room in the evening and ask me for the CD, which I said will return tomorrow.

Cut back to midnight and the guy sees me in the mess. He is sitting with an gal and two other guys chewing the paratta. The conversation goes on something like this

G: (very bad tone) when are you going to return the CDs, remember when you took them?
M: Do you remember what happened this afternoon? You came with (the friend)...
G: (quickly) No, not those CDs, the other one - the Austin Powers one, you took it a long time back...
M: I got them this afternoon!
G: You must atleast have told him that you are taking the CDs, he doesn't know that you took it
M: Look, just because you gave me some CDs can't think you can bluff around like this... Did the friend tell you that he didn't know that?
G: Yeah, he told me
M: Bullshit... (or some other word), look, I have your CD doesn't mean you can bullshit like this...
G: You could have burnt the CDs this afternoon, give it to me tomorrow..
M: Before I could say anything, the conversation was over as the other three people got up to leave and he quickly joined them

In an unrelated event, corporatedom scored one over hippiedom when I had to crop my luscious long hippie hair short for the upcoming interviews. This could be the end of afternoon siestas and latenight solitaire and many other things.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

GMail - Naughty! naughty!!

A weird thing happened today. As I tried to login into gmail, instead of showing my inbox, the browser took me to the 'page blocked' page. You know why? Coz the bloody url generated by gmail had a naughty word in it. The random characters generated and placed after this part: '' had a naughty word. Aaargh!

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

naughty websites and pictures

Just a few minutes back, I was waiting at the printer for my print to come out when this printout of the page of a web forum came out. The title was captivating (something on the lines of) - 'Aishwaraya Rai Nude pictures'. There were no pictures in it but it did tell how to get those pictures. Frankly, my dear! I don't give a rat's ass to who visits what websites. But then, I had to laugh at it. Must've pressed the print button accidentally. The name was innocuous enough to pass through the rudimentary internet filter, which blocks only the urls.

Just a few hours back, a certain person who named himself after a fruit and kid, asked me how to 'bypass the proxy server', after looking at this post on internet filtering software.

Movie Idiots

Movies make fun of everything and everyone who is different from 'normal', that is the 'hero'. Everybody is a caricature, except the 'normal' people in it. Something serious? make tons of fun of it. Disabled? fair game! mentally ill? it is either someone who is violent or someone who is the nuttiest person, doing things that will never happen in real life, ever. When they say the movie reflects reality, it reflects the 'reality' that happens in bizarro world, inside their demented little minds. They give people want they want, they say. Bullshit, I say, that's not what I want! They think what idiots like them want is what the 'public' want. If we want something better, something classy, we are ridiculed by these nit wits as 'elitist' and 'snobbish'. That is one reason why I don't watch Tamil movies. Oooh, the guy in Ratchagan is 'patriotic', that chimp simbu is the 'next superstar', everybody lead their lives as seen in '7G Rainbow Colony' because some drooling duffer called Selvaraghavan says so, the pathetic dorks you see in Boys are exactly how the college kids in Chennai behave. Really, cinema reflects the society! If you think so, kiss my chocolate arse. After that, go sing a duet in the rain with your girlfriend. Where else in this universe can you copy a 'poreen sinima' and butcher it worse than a McDonald's slaughterhouse than India, Tamil Nadu in specific? Of course Sivaji and Rajnikanth are larger than life, so were the droppings of dinosaurs. If you disagree with whatever I say, you can go eat that.

One guy puts them in a forum where they have to pick the worst Tamil movie

i'm a little hesitant to list my pick of worst movies.. coz..

1. i'll have to admit that i saw them in the first place !
2. there are too many to choose from !
3. i would prefer to be an optimist (and make it easier for myself) by listing the GOOD movies..

Sunday, January 30, 2005


Being an unfettered donkey from a liberal college and what it seems a liberal high school as well, I was scared to death of b-schools and how life there would be, like this story here - I never got to know how the story ended. Finally, this place turned out to be slightly restrictive but not too much, except for the internet and no going out of campus at nights and vacations rule and some other academic rules.

We had someone sending in a couple of pretty disturbing blogs that talk about the 'life' in a certain place where one of my classmates studies. Looking at what happens there and discounting some, it looks like, grass looks greener on the other side and there must be no grass there.

The class mate in college who studies there came here a few months back, and brought stories of his 'escapades' with a foreign exchange student, a French girl. A blog talks about that incident, so, if he is not impersonating someone else, my belly burning has just increased 10 times; no, make that 25 times.

Ofcourse, they have banned downloading movies and accessing some stuff, the blogs talk about how even intranet data transfer is limited and a cap exists for it. Politics seems to rule the roost there and we have an effective democracy here. Not the kind of 'democracy' we had back in college, a daft punk for college president and the council only interested in making money on the side and getting a cellphone and an expense account during the college fest. More on this later.