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The importance of the simple personal computer

The most favorite of all technology is the personal computer. It is the single most taken for granted piece of tech that drives all our lives. From the registration of our birth, the education we receive, he games we play, the taxes we pay, our medical and marriage records, we rely on the PC for them all. It is for this reason alone that I salute the silent but omnipresent little personal computer.
Considering how little we appreciate these things, I have decided to write at least one post about them. It makes sense and irony that I am using a tablet to write it while I usually use my laptop. But nevertheless here I am.

Seminar on Human Computer Interactions

Wednesday is a day of freedom for us. There is only one real class and that too is rather light. After that we have a seminar on a few days in the late afternoon. This time we had an associate professor of the prestigious Lund University by the name of Jagtosh Santap. I will be writing live, while attending the seminar itself.
Method of presenting is very traditional. Very much of a monologue though well researched. He takes great pains to go into substantial detail but fails to make it clear why it is important for him to speak in front of us. That I believe is the primary goal of a speaker. One needs to sell his point of view. He shows us what he does, but not why he does it. Very soon the audience is busy dozing off and wishing the seminar to be over as soon as possible. This is very expected if the speaker does not engage the audience or simply refuses to feel the pulse of the people he is speaking to.
I also notice the colors used in the slides are also like the speech itself. Blac…

Back in Mumbai and back to school

This was a difficult decision. Coming back to Mumbai was easy. But getting back to an academic schedule was and is tough. The adjusting is not done yet and I face problems regularly. But that is kinda obvious and I remain rather undaunted by this. As time progresses, I am sure I will fit right in.

Unfortunately the rains are not doing me any good. The excess incessant rainfall dampens my spirit. Whenever I look at the sky, I find no trace of the Sun. During the day of course.

Anyway, this situation will last till my mid semesters, after things are going to improve rapidly. There will be Durga Puja, my mother may come and so on. So yeah, things will look up from here.