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I am Pradeep Kumar .T, a 21 yr old software Engineer working in Bangalore.
Favourite Books
I love reading books. My favourites include HarryPotter, HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Three Men In a Boat,
I love science Fiction + Comedy!
I love playing games on computer..
Favourite Games are
Tzar
Age Of Empires

Favourite Actress
Emma Watson
I love children and enjoy playing with kids!
I love dreaming a lot, have plans to write stories...!

Well that's me, how about u?

   
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Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Water World!
                      It is a well known fact in our PG hostel room resembles the swamps of Amazon, meaning that whatever you keep sinks in a huge hole of dresses, tumblers,plates, shaving cream, mobile phones, Aldrin's bread packets,kurkure packets, endless papers and the swamp has been getting deeper every day. Everday we fish our day -to-day items out of it before going to work. We have got used to it! (except sundar! he tries to clean the SWAMP mumbling that one day we should clean the room.)

And then it happened. I was at office when this happened. it was a short sms from Ashok(my neighbour and friend at PG), it said "there is something coming out of your room"(oh oh it looks like the "Signs") ".. it looks like water, it is coming out of your room. The entire balcony is flooded. COME SOON". And then I realised someone has not closed the water taps in our room and our room was flooded.

It was an emergency, all our priceless possesions are neatly arranged on the floor. Had to make fast decisions. Dialed Aldrin whose office is closer to PG. "Hey Aldrin, our Room is flooded, CHECK IT OUT", Aldrin who was probably having a bad time with his boss, realised the situation only a full minute later. In seconds I too had started from office. But it takes atleast a hour from my place.
And then came a call from Aldrin(Disaster Management center) who had reached already, according to statistics our room was flooded with 5 cms of water with all our luggage and Baggage floating around, even Sundar's GRE book and the fat dictionary was adrift flapping theri covers to stay afloat. As Aldrin opened the door waves raised and fell and the room started draining.

By the time I was back all the water had drained out and our cots were put up in the terrace for drying(probably for the next few days). With the help of the servant maid, the room was completely cleaned up. Our room looked neat and shiny(completely alien). As I examined the dresses and books that were put up for drying I was told that the power had gone when someone had left open the sink taps. When the power had come back the room had started flooding slowly and steadily.
Sundar's reaction was double pronged, the room was clean and also washed out. He just stood there blinking. The night the room was damp and cold but it was fresh and dustless and we had a nice dreamy sleep.

06:11 pm

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Friday, March 19, 2004
Check out KuruviDotNet
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After being a ASP web application developer for quite for some time, I find ASP.NET to be a bliss. I use ASP.NET with VB.NET for my projects and it is quite interesting and powerful. --> check out KuruviDotNet for further details.


08:41 pm

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Oh God! What is happening
Today a weird thing happened. It was quite surprising. The project that I was working on in the 2 months was in the final stages of delivery and things were moving in a hectic pace to ensure that everything was in order to make the client delivery. All code was rechecked again and again with the testers going full time to break the code to find bugs. I had developed 3 of the 4 modules in the project and I had to ensure and all was fine in the integration and the deployment also went smoothly. Also I was running some stress tests on the web applications to ensure the app. was responding smoothly. The simulated tests were increased from 10 users to 15, 50 and 200 users simultaneously hitting the application. It must have been a hell time for the web server, but It chugged thru the tests. Clear!

But it doesn't end there. But the parameters were now changed and eventually a simulated 400 users were hitting the application.

And then came a surprise from Japan(where we have our head office) that there is a change request in requirements for one of the modules. And Then it was told it was in one of my modules. Omigosh! At this stage of delivery a change in the requirement and it had to be done in the same time frame, My mY! Really I got tensed off. Ok then I Was analysing the new requirements in a rather hot mood against the unfairness of the situation! The Japanese are never satisfied. They never give compliments., only more work and endless changes late in the project cycle.

Then I left a bit dejected after doing some aesthetics work for the existing modules from the multims. team and headed home, thinking of the new reqt. and how to go about and all .. throughout the night.

The next day I came to office with a bit grim mood. One of my teammates was still there and grinned at me. Said that I looked handsome (:-)). I returned the compliments and then he pointed at the notice on the notice bard. It was a short reply from our CEO who is in Japan. And guess what! he praised our Project -the latest version that was sent from here and ordered the Indian GM to party today with Biriyani from Imperial and as I finished reading the notice I broke into a smile and all my team mates who were keenly watching my face for reaction broke into smiles and congrats. Phew! everyone shook hands and things became pleasant. The Japan office had never complimented our work before. This was the first time. A nice day it was ......

And about the new reqt. I had reloaded enough to handle the demands of the Japanese ................ :-)

04:46 pm

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Tuesday, March 02, 2004
College Tours again
Just went for a trip with my cousin bro's college friends to my uncle's estate. My god, it was a nice experience. Had a gala time with the people, starting from O podu to dance was all there. Brought back memories of my college days.

02:34 pm

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Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Project Discussion
For project discussion please check out
http://projectwhiz.cjb.net

07:14 am

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Thursday, February 12, 2004
Preparing to host a projects page.
Soon we shall have a project's page

01:58 pm

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Wednesday, January 21, 2004
On Search
Just thinking abt. search in life sparked by a mail from Baby, checking it out
  • You can search for only things you have lost!(as everything u want has already been given to you by God!
  • You can not search anything outside you, only within you!
  • No needs can be satisified by any kind of search!(Search's purpose is not to satisfy needs)
  • Search's purpose is to realize oneself only
  • If you love someone as yourself then your search is over

02:05 pm

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Sunday, January 11, 2004
Buoyant New year!
This year seems to be too good already!
Loads of Good News!
JeyKu placed in integra microsystems!
Kamalama Placed in a home of Infy Couples.
Venkat Placed in Microsoft.
Fazlina and Geetha placed in Inautix.

Great!

All the best to all of them for a happy and superb career.

02:13 pm

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Thursday, January 01, 2004
Wish You All a Bubbly Cheery Happy New Year!!
Hi All,

I just want to wish you all a

A Wonderful Happy New Year!

02:18 pm

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Thursday, December 25, 2003
Freedom in MidNight!
Just had a experience of a lifetime! The Paying guest Hotel where I was staying was under trouble with owner trying to escape without giving back our advance! Myself , Aldrin, Sundar Anna and Venky were in severe argument over it! Things were very uncertain 2 days ago when there was talk that the owner family might move out of the place in night without giving our money! But the thing that really made us all angry were the way they illtreated 2 servant maids Kamalamma and Manju.


As all plans made by the owner was guarded heavily no one new  what was going to happen! and what would happen if they suddenly leave the place( a lot of FUD(fear uncertainity and doubt). The ICE started breaking when Aldrin broke the silence and threatened the owner that she tell the truth. Slowly things started rolling day before yesterday, when we refused to switch of the lights at 12 Night as we were packing our things and had a small celebration for Sundar Anna's birthday at Midnight.



The Owner's son rumbled a lot and tried to threw a tumbler at Aldrin, which in turn was stopped by Manju injuring her in the forehead , situation started to become hot as everyone of us got tensed! and all of us were giving hostile glances at the owner and her family! A friend of the owner's family intervened and said that he will settle our dues on the condition we should leave immediately! We gave the nod and started packing our things.


Then they checked our packed luggages like we were some terrorists and gave our money back! we had no choice but to leave the PG, after exchanging some words with the maids who were very close to our hearts, we departed with a ton of luggage exactly at 1:00 PM at night with no idea where to go.


Though that situation would have made some people worry , we were on the contrary very happy on getting our freedom from that place. We were even dancing in the middle of the road cheering each other. Then time came to take the next step that of finding a place to stay that night!Suggestions came forward of staying in the Madhavan Park nearby!


Then Karl Abraham another of our PG friends with a heart of gold came forward offering to put us up in his office close to the PG for the night.


So we got a call taxi and moved our luggage in 2 shifts there. Dumped our luggage in the office basement and slept on newspapers spread on the office floors. and we chatted all through the night on the recent events though we were heavily exhausted over the nights' events.


Early morning next day we started our search for a new place by going thru various ad's. Finally came up with some places and found a place close to our original place which suit our reqm. It is a PG situated close to a lot of Nurseries and looks like we are in Kodaikannal. we were very much releived and moved our things immediately there. That night myself and venky(Aldrin was in Office and Sundar had left for Chennai for Christmas) had a very hearty dinner and enjoyed being in the new PG which had a lot of tamils(Nowadays we wonder whether Bangalore is in Karnataka or TamilNadu)


More of our friends in the OLD pg are planning to stay with us.


THings are moving on now, and with the initiative taken by Sundar and Venky we are trying to find a new jobs for the maids who had really touched our hearts!

12:28 pm

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