Thursday, July 25, 2013

Came as strangers, leave as Friends

College was a lot more than it promised. Taking back a tonne of awesome memories the highlight of it being my F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” It is more fun to talk to someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?” (Well not my line ;) )

Introducing the sheer variety of people with whom I did LIVE my college life, without whom I probably can’t imagine having completed my degree. All with different characteristics, backgrounds, ideas, dreams and tastes united by just one word of friends, we the Special 6. We have learnt and re-learnt a lot together. As said Friendship is like a fruit shake; you may not like the fruit individually but when blended you appreciate the sweetness of one, the sourness of the other and the overall flavor in the end. 

Well no specific order to place you so just sorted by your names ;) 

Neha – The Machokali   
Aamche Maria! The wanderer (lost in thoughts and her phone at times),  looks best in a red top she has, the dude as a junior once called her :D, a peeceelicious fan like me, always fired only one in our class, last at assignments and so teachers favourite, her photographs are a treasured collection I have, designs and edits magazines (best at it), our Mafia Lord, School chalein hum,  And Forever 21!

Pooja – Miss Talkative 
She can just talk on any topic, anytime. The IMDb of Bollywood, u just can’t beat her at Hindi songs, always hunger struck, ready to roam, people stalk her( I have many screenshots :P :P), the shazam app, forever ready for everything, Kalki hater, reality show fanatic(CP,SMJ), an always inquisitive mind (she may question u on anything :P), explains the best, still owes us her placement treat, gonna miss your talks!

Prachi – Tupperware Ambassador
Shopaholic( any day, anywhere, anytime) , the fastest at texting, the sweet kid among us, may not understand certain jokes faster, the max I talk with on phone, poor eater, the phone directory, born sweet girl, loves balloons, collection of clothes, hairbands, umbrellas n pouches, nail art every day, cares more about her Tupperware , Belgaum anytime, shifted from BB to Android, not an adrenaline junkie, the Maths tutor (inherited), few forwards you sent only me, everyday new profile pic!

Rucha – Total Nautanki
The Khalli!! Fun and laughter all time if you surround her, naatak company (part of a drama circle) in real life, can write a comic on her anytime, loses things around everywhere, her phone many times (max. frequency 3 times in 8 hrs), awake at night by sleeping during the day, can lecture well on global warming( taking Aishwarya Rai and Rajnikanth into story), forever smiling, laugh at wrong situations, will never buy clothes if someone else has the same one, self-inventor of many words n theories, (hiiidis-fidis, jhingri-fest,etc), the longest feet n nice teeth, refined taste buds like me, to be shocked if she comes with a text book! 

Tanvi – Godmother
Our teacher (n cleared few subjects only because of her), saviour during vivas, from lab partner to project mate, the quiet n well aware among us, can’t control laughter, we all laughed too much n she got caught once for nonsense I had told them, animal lover (cats n dogs), won’t mind getting bruised by a cat n getting vaccinated by dog bites, the good cook among us, sweet simple, the best singer!

Another 3 idiots which joined us a little later

Mayur  --  Mr. Vaaz (loves boredom) 

Sahil – Paashiyas Kami friend (no patience)

Suraj – Aamcha Suraj with the X-factor (do not go over his first impression)

Another few from different branches but made the amigos
Anuja – The Biker and the camera gal

Rhuddhi – The best smile, wanderer

Padmakshi – The enthusiast, forever smiling

Sadhvi – The smarter n sweeter one

Shoma – Famous for #Shomapana (babdo mhalkiryad, fonyacho jauun itlo style kaso maarung shakta)

Tanvi – Lots to write in short my partner in crime for eating at Soyaras, countless waits just to talk in bus

Pranav – My expressionless friend, watches Hindi movies with subtitles

Jayesh – Nature explorer, snakes are his friends, under the hood guy

Some of the few things I just jotted. Times are just awesome when we are together. Lots of stuff we did. The groupism as few called us, bunked and attended together, ate during lectures, funny conversations to our self-defined theories, the 6 on 1 bench at times, group study and assignments always, nonsense we spoke, from Facebook to Whatsapp groups, birthdays we planned, the fun and laughter, Umesh’s Maggi, the natural photographs, the gossip we did, the tour we enjoyed (which got us together), the treats at Ponda restaurants, the boring lectures we attended, Aamchi Swift, Z – Marathi, night out, long phone calls, the messages sent during World Cup, the private waterfall, also my twitter buddies ….. And the list goes on . . .

Enjoyed everyone’s company and created a lot of memories. The bitter fruit of college education is saying good byes to all. I don’t say we are leaving but stepping forward into a new life as we move on further together!

As the climax arrives Thanks everyone! :)


Monday, July 8, 2013

ENGINEERING: 4 years of Life lived!!

I describe it as wonderful, superb, priceless, worth it, proud Engico (copyright only to my college) and much more!! But was also of roller coaster ride, unorganized chaos, the uncertainty principle, etc. Yes!! this all goes to the 4 years of holiday (or may be not) well spent, time well managed(with friends for obvious reasons ;) ), a journey spent with nerds, geeks, extroverts, all-rounder’s, etc. well we all belonged to the same set. The set of ‘wannabe ENGINEERS’!!

ENGINEERING by definition is the application of scientific, economic, social and practical knowledge in order to design, build and maintain structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes. To me it’s a must have experience, hilarious but amazingly true. And engineering college is the place where you are rewarded (or may be punished) for your 12th standard and entrance marks. A place where your efforts may not be tangibly recognized or awarded. But the mantra lies in enjoying the journey more than the destination. The process matters more than the end. 

This is how it passes:
  • Lectures are meant for physical presence (unless you wanna derive something useful from it).
  • Attendance is very important (you never know, may get screwed anytime) so try maintaining it … Proxy is the saviour!
  • Back bencher’s party always rock. Once joined never leave it. Our well-formed opinion may hardly matter to anyone though (sad  but happens :D)
  • Practical’s: learn a way to pass your time.
  • Assignments: master the art of googling (if u do it first!) else it’s all copy paste.
  • Events (Tech or non-tech): Always participate, they help you grow. No harm in loosing. Bonus! They at times give you attendance.
  • Xerox (the photocopy actually) machine: Is your favourite machine. You spend tremendous amount of pocket money on it.
  • Preparatory holidays pass in serious STUDYing (S= Sleeping(study for the smarter clad), T= Troubling friends, U= Unlimited texting (thanks to message packs and now whatsapp) , Y= Yawning all time)
  • Notes: Master the art of studying via notes (couldn’t yet still). Books are at times just too much overload. Notes tend to be precise. Plus they are return on investment. :P
  • Exams are the times where you are tested for what you have not studied.
  • Passing is also statistics (go through previous years papers)Also master at least two modules of the syllabus to get through (safer side).
  • Vivas: During viva Examiner: Is there any topic that you know?? Moreover you may feel a criminal. If you can’t convince CONFUSE ;)
  • Once out people bombard you with questions, make you feel nothing less than a celebrity.
  • Every point of time somebody knows the answer, you just need to ask.
  • Marks above 40 are bonus. But somehow manage to get an average of 60% (the higher still better). Most people prefer employing machines.
  • Results are always shocking. Revaluation results are the greatest hope. Fall and rise of marks is a share market. More of luck then your efforts.
  • Project : Hell put all your efforts to gather information, research a lot, analyse, design, etc. In short backtrack what you have learnt in 4 years to implement something new. Be proud of your work finally results may or may not turn up good.
To to sum it up:
  • F.E. Fond of Engineering
  • S.E. Sick of Engineering
  • T.E. Tired of Engineering
  • B.E. Bachelor of Engineering (Finally :))
P.S.: Friends make it all better to live. Professors and rules may be hell.
                                                      More entropy to be added . . .

Friday, April 20, 2012

Another season of Abhivyakti done

Abhivyakti - the power of expressions to let the creativity be unmasked and sculptured to bring out the artist within us. Think all we can and shape it up to an innovation that could envision and transform the world. Abhivyakti is here again. It strives to provide the much-awaited platform to vernal minds who have a thirst for logic and a vision that could bring about a radical change in years to come.

Abhivyakti, a National Technical Event organised by the Goa College Of Engineering and INTENSA(Information Technology Engineering Students Association).It was initiated in the year 2006 as a National Level Technical paper Presentation providing the obligatory platform for ideas that are achievable, original and beneficial in today's methodical and industrial world. Since its inception it continues to make excellence a habit and innovation routine growing at an astonishing rate to become largest of its kind in the region and a formidable contender on the national scene. Since 2010 it got more defining and phenomenal to emerge out as a National level Technical Event comprising of Project and Paper Presentations, Business Events, Workshops, Technical, Creative and Gaming Events and this has achieved a spectacular success since then.

Abhivyakti has built up for it a foundation getting stronger with each year of its existence. It started off as a slight beacon to enlighten the young minds as a knowledge fest promising fun, enthusiasm and scientific dynamism. Suggestive of its name, 'EXPRESS' is what we have always aimed for and as years passed. It stands forth as the platform for students all across the country to bring to the eye, talents that have always been nurtured and encouraged.
So many years of aspiration, acknowledgment and accomplishment  and with another season of it coming to an end Abhivyakti now goes bigger and better accentuated in all dimensions.\m/

Sunday, February 19, 2012

iToo ...Could Have Known Steve Jobs. Or Did I?

What are the real bones of the narrative of Steve Jobs? That’s the question we’ve been asking ourselves. Can we imagine writing about him because everybody’s doing it? Jobs , the late co-founder of Apple Inc. and Pixar Animation Studios, would hold his nose at such odious, conformist thought. He was a titan and a revolutionary. The only thing conformist about him was the black turtleneck.

To focus on a single point that I believe goes to the marrow of the man. Defining quality of Jobs, the quality admired most about him, was his capacity for independent thought and action. When it comes right down to it, it’s a characteristic that’s not as prevalent in humans as we think, or at least it lies dormant in most of us. Steve Jobs had it in abundance from the beginning. “Don’t be trapped by dogma,” he said. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” Strong personalities have this quality of independence. The question is what to do with it, how to give it expression. Steve Jobs was bound to influence a lot and be influenced a little. He was born an independent variable — a cause rather than an effect.

Certainly he deserves our admiration, but he also deserves our study. His life was many things. He had galactic vision, was a great technologist, a genius of design, a charismatic showman and peerless marketer. He cultivated a penetrating and discerning eye for consumer preference and taste. He may be the greatest CEO in history. And it is so unbelievably unlikely. He was ousted from Apple in 1985, cast out from the company he had co-founded only to return 11 years later “a very different person” as he would later say. But it was more than an unlikely comeback. His trajectory from that point was beyond imagination. In his second act, he would launch the iMac, the iPod, iTunes, the iPhone and the iPad. He would literally change the world.

When Jobs was young, he was an enfant terrible — a loner, disruptive and curious. After high school, he went to college for six months and then dropped out. He became a smelly hippie and by his own admission, had no idea what he wanted to do with his life. But he loved technology, so he wandered back home and we all know the rest of the story. He and his partner Steve Wozniak started Apple in the garage of Jobs' parents. It was here that his unencumbered personality would find meaningful expression. Out of his disdain for convention, out of his prickly, brash, narcissistic demeanor, out of his vision, high drive and confidence, out of his aesthetic instincts and a deep emotional need to create something of elegant form and hyperfunction came an unprecedented string of exquisitely designed products and platforms.

He had made heroic mistakes in the past. He had crashed and burned. But out of his failures he fine-tuned his judgment, refined his taste and elevated his unreasonable expectations. He developed an empathy for and connection to the consumer that was astonishing. “A lot of times,” he said, “people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” He proved true his theory that “simple can be harder than complex.” As we look at iPhone,  think it is: Simple? Yes. Banal? Not a trace.

Steve Jobs did not practice conventional corporate leadership. He was its implacable foe. Most organizations in the world foster incremental growth through incremental improvement. Most corporate leaders compete as a direct response to their competitors. They benchmark the herd. They look for best practice, and in the context of that arena, figure out what to do next. They lead in response to the measures and countermeasures of others. How much time did Steve Jobs spent looking for best practices among his competitors?

Did he come up with all of the ideas? Of course not. And that’s part of the point. He cultivated a culture of independent thought and action because he had the seeds to plant it. We can only hope the seeds he planted will grow a few more of the disruptive and curious variety — the kind that change the world.

Concluding,Jobs has been undeniably an extraordinary man by any standard. He has left his mark on no less than five industries: personal computers with Apple II and Macintosh, music with iPod and iTunes, phone with iPhone, and animation with Pixar. The middle-class hippie kid with no college education that who has built a computer empire and became a multi-millionaire in a few years, was fired from his own company before coming back a decade later to save it and turn it into one of the world’s most influential corporations, with millions of fans around the world. He has also contributed to the creation of the new leader in animated movies for decades to come. He has been called a fluke for years, but is now widely acknowledged as one the world’s most eminent business executives and an unrivaled visionary. He has changed millions of lives by making technology easy-to-use, exciting and beautiful.… And the best part is? He’s not done yet.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Google...(I wanna be here after graduation in 2013)

  1. Lend a helping hand. With millions of visitors every month, Google has become an essential part of everyday life – like a good friend – connecting people with the information they need to live great lives.U r screwed if google has no answer.
  2. Life is beautiful. Being a part of something that matters and working on products in which you can believe is remarkably fulfilling.
  3. Appreciation is the best motivation, a fun and inspiring workspace you’ll be glad to be a part of, having an on-site doctor; massage and yoga; professional development opportunities; shoreline running trails; and plenty of snacks to get you through the day.
  4. Work and play are not mutually exclusive. It is possible to code and pass the puck at the same time.
  5. Employees are loved, and  want them to know it. Google offers a variety of benefits, including a choice of medical programs, company-matched 401(k), stock options, maternity and paternity leave, and much more.
  6. Innovation is the bloodline. Even the best technology can be improved,endless opportunity to create even more relevant, more useful, and faster products for our users. Google is the technology leader in organizing the world’s information.
  7. Good company everywhere you look. Googlers range from former neurosurgeons, CEOs, and U.S. puzzle champions to alligator wrestlers and Marines. No matter what their backgrounds, Googlers make for interesting cube mates.
  8. Uniting the world, one user at a time. People in every country and every language use google products. As such we think, act, and work globally – just our little contribution to making the world a better place.
  9. Boldly go where no one has gone before. There are hundreds of challenges yet to solve, creative ideas matter here and are worth exploring. You’ll have the opportunity to develop innovative new products that millions of people will find useful.
  10. There is such a thing as a free lunch after all. In fact its provided every day: healthy, yummy, and made with love.A foodie like me ..wat more do i want??
These r not written allover by me people ...but yes i wanna work here soon after my grad

Monday, March 14, 2011


Awesome  fest organised by 2 b doc's in GOA,,although missed d 1st day,,,
GEC rocked!!!.wid was lyk GENESIS in GEC,,
Engico's v truly ROCK!!!
Agnee Band greatest attraction of all
& finally v win d trophy lyk last year..."PROUD ENGICO's"

Friday, February 4, 2011

5th Jan to 5th Feb '11

5th Jan tour journey b'gins wid frnds excited spendin nearly 50 hours in train 'coz of delays & diversions....
nice sleeper class Indian Railway from pantry tellin us "aapka khana chhut gaya" at Jhansi.....
an old man tellin us stories wat ma frnz called it as 'raggin',S.E. guys raggin juniors to which old man's reaction, "GHOR Kalyug"....d train being converted 2 local halfway......

7th Jan -----Delhi ,...v move on directly for site seeing after dis hectic train journey
Qutub Minar ,Lotus Temple & India Gate al awsum & nice food ......missed shoppin at karol bagh dat day....nite to shimla

8th Jan------Shimla....visited Kufri had d best & dangerous of al Horse ridin.... thanx to al organisers for bringin us down safely in dark,&  my frnz teasin me on "Bhaiyya mera Ghoda snow kha raha hai",i wasnt scared 2 play antakshari wid u al while cumin ....missed d church

9th Jan-----Manali..on d way 3.5hrs wait outside 3rd class 3star Raja Restaurant....only njoyed clickin pics & playin wid F.E.'s(my Juniors)....& Manali coldest of al,enjoyed Solang valley (i was literally sweatin der in snow)....Vasishta Kund, Hadimba Temple ate d worst gol gappa
 next day ----shoppin ----bargained a lot,DJ nite was awsome

12th Jan ----couldn't do River Raftin, visited Vaishnodevi Temple,luved sulphur springs at Manikaran,
had food at worst of al 3star Raja Restaurant....leave 2 Amritsar

13thJan----Amritsar--visit 2 Golden Temple,Jallianwala Bagh...evenin njoyed like hell at Wagah Border...runnin wid flags ,dancin for an hour ...wat it feels 2 b d Proud INDIAN.....had d best of Punjabi food 

14thJan-----Chandigarh-Rock Garden worst of al(tried findin d emergency exit)..missed phase3 which was d nly good thing der....nite journey 2 Jaipur by bus 'coz train gettin delayed by 11hrs+10hrs journey.....happy coz no wait at Ambala Station in d freezin cold

15thJan-----Jaipur saw d Ajmer fort troubled d guides("o.k... o.k") dey'll never forget us,visited R.T.D.C,
enjoyed at Kanha day Jantar Mantar,Birla Mandir,City Palace(v al searchin for a bachelor prince or princess)......... shoppin done annoyed wen people called uslike "aap Goa ke ho iss dukaan mein aao",, who d hell told dem?coz of which i couldnt bargain der....leave to Agra by local intercity....wat platform confusion....full on fun on d way----raggin,playin, friend being mistaken by a drunk men for "10 bucks" he had actually said ,"time pass".....thanx 2 ppl for carryin my heaviest of al tour no such bags .....

16th-----Agra roamed at nearly 12 at nite for food,best of al chats til 2......
17thJan---(College already started).mornin Agra Fort, Taj Mahal..... eve leave 2 Goa.....back journey sad of by keepin a junior awake wid us,listenin 2 ghost stories.....
best of al the UNO game  cheatin & fun...sum1 scarin us about results, screw u for fake news...finally makin us sleep for d last of al nights....
thanx 2 my frnzz Sheri,Bhagi,Paddu,Poooo,TB,Rucha,Anu,Sho,PP,Raddi,PRK,Shashank,,etc for makin it a memorable xperience....luv u al

19thJan----back to Goa

19-23jan--full rest
24th Jan onwards worst of al ---"lectures"--screwd for attendance,,me not taken in twice coz m late(by just a few mins)al b'coz of colg bus....professor tellin students to write an algorithm 400times as a punishment..hate 2 call it a colg...only endin wid time pass lecs & pracs(our lect. was absent for pracs),m learnin TASM...& d inaugral of Intensa movie club

Monday, September 27, 2010

- justified agression !

......tym for TANDAV

Many many years ago, in a land known by mortals as Farmagudi, Goa, India, there arose a race of individuals, distinct in name, race, religion, and character, who united under the cult known as Engicos, divided into six exclusive sects. They took the world by storm, and quickly became known far and wide as the best in their genre.

But with fame came competition. The sects started arguing amongst themselves as to which one amongst the six was the best. The aggression began to build up, the fire began to grow, and the tipping point was reached. And thus Tandav was born, to allow these Engicos to battle it out amongst themselves, to determine who amongst them truly deserves the tag of best amongst equals.

So pledge your allegiances, sharpen your weapons, mark your positions, strengthen your offences, and    get ready for the brutal battle!   I.T.'s lets win dis tym........                      

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

17th Sep 2010

poor  sis  she  had  2  call  me  on  her  b'de  2  wish  her,
missin u a lot dis year last year v clbrtd 2gether,
HAPPY B'De to U......................

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Don’t Waste Money on a New Computer for College

Heading off to college? Here’s my suggestion: buy a used laptop from Craigslist and installUbuntu onto it. Seriously. You don’t need a new computer for college. If you’re pursuing a liberal arts degree, you really don’t need a brand new computer just to write all the papers you’ll write. If you’re pursuing an engineering degree, the chances are high that your department’s computer labs are better than anything you can buy for yourself.
The value of computer labs should not be underestimated, even for liberal arts students. In addition to hopefully beefy hardware with properly installed and maintained software, there’s a very important social component to using computer labs. This is not to say that’s just an opportunity to watch lulz videos on YouTube with your pals, of course. The people you meet in your classes and your degree program are kindred souls, and you should get to know some of them. Whether it’s a team project, or help with a tough assignment, or simply making smalltalk, the interactions you can have in the computer lab are an important component of the social college experience, and you should not avoid them by locking yourself in your dorm room to plug away on your fancy new workstation.
That janky old laptop you buy from Craigslist will not be as attractive a target for theft as a brand new computer. If it does get stolen, you won’t be out as much cash. No, it won’t be a speed demon, but what do you seriously plan to do with it? Type some papers, read some emails, Facebook, maybe watch some Internet pornography? It’ll sit unobtrusively on your desk, under a pile of papers, until you need it. Even if the battery doesn’t work, you can still lug it with you to plug in at the library or the coffee shop when you need a change of scenery.
You’re not going to play games on your college laptop. Your roommate, or someone in your hall, will have an Xbox 360. Someone else will have a PS3, and there’s a strong chance that there’ll be a Wii somewhere, too. Make friends with these people and play their games. Save yourself the grief of soda spilled into your own precious gaming console. Save yourself the trouble of kicking people out of your room when they want to play RockBand every night during Finals Week. Take the time to learn a couple new card games, too: Euchre, Golf, whatever. Going old school — you know, without electricity — can be a fun and super portable way to enjoy games and meet new people, too.
You’re also not going to use your used laptop as a media PC to stream movies in your room. Oh sure, you can, but you’ll be watching those things alone: none of your friends are going to want to crowd around your 14″ laptop screen to watch anything. For more social viewing opportunities, rely on those friends with XBox 360s and PS3s and big TVs. You can, however, load up your laptop with MP3s so that you can rock out (with headphones on if you have a roommate) while cranking out that paper on Plato’s Republic.
The used laptop you buy from Craigslist should be used to help you get some schoolwork done, and little else. Ubuntu provides everything you need. OpenOffice can open and save files in Microsoft Word format, so you’ll have no real trouble integrating with most of the campus systems. In the event that your school uses a classroom management system like Blackboard or Desire2Learn, you may have the occasional situation that requires some goofy ActiveX control, or proprietary shim component. See the paragraph above about the computer lab.
Ubuntu will keep you safe from the Wild West that is a dorm network. You can be absolutely sure that a good many of the computers on the dorm network are compromised by malware. There’s also a slim chance that some miscreant in your building fancies himself a hax0r, and will probe and poke at every device he or she can find. Your Ubuntu laptop will not easily become a victim, and it might even become a conversation starter.
  1. Download the latest version of Ubuntu and burn it to a CD.
  2. Search Craigslist for a decent, moderately priced used laptop.
  3. Buy that laptop.
  4. Boot that laptop from your Ubuntu CD and follow the instructions.
  5. Enjoy your college experience.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ganesh 2mrrw.......

Celebration  2mrrw  frnz,family  get2gether  wow...
couldn't  find  good  decoratives  2de
had  2  use  d  old  1's  now
as old as  probably  bought  on  my  1st  b'de
&  dey  r  still  so  proper

Eid  Mubarak  for  2de


Facebook is used mostly by narcissists and those with low self-esteem, says a Canadian study.

These type of people use Facebook as a self-promotional tool, says psychology researcher Soraya Mehdizadeh of York University. 

Mehdizadeh, who extensively examined the online habits and personalities of 100 Facebook users aged 18 to 25 years old, found that individuals higher in narcissism and lower in self-esteem spent more time on the site and filled their pages with more self-promotional content. 

"We all know people like this. They are updating their status every five minutes and the photos they post are very carefully construed,'' she says. 

"The question is, are these really accurate representations of the individual or are they merely a projection of who the individual wants to be?" 

Mehdizadeh says she was struck by the fact that those with lower self-esteem were more apt to use this social networking tool. 

As part of her research, she examined five features of participants' Facebook pages for self-promotion: the 'about me' section, the main photo, the first 20 pictures on the 'view photos of me' section, notes, and status updates. 

Describing self-promotion by Facebook users as any descriptive or visual information that attempted to persuade others about one's own positive qualities, Mehdizadeh assessed facial expression (striking a pose or making a face) and picture enhancement (using photo editing software) in the main photo and 'view photos of me' sections. 

Further, she examined the use of positive adjectives, self-promoting mottos, and metaphorical quotes in the 'about me' section. Self-promotion in the notes section could include posting results from Facebook applications including 'my celebrity look-alikes,' which compares a photo of the user to celebrities, or vain online quiz results. 

After this, she used the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale to measure participants' self-esteem. Narcissism was assessed by using the Narcissism Personality Inventory, according to a university release. 

From the gender perspective, Mehdizadeh says she found that men displayed more self-promotional content in the 'about me' and notes sections, whereas women demonstrated more self-promotion in the main photo section. 

"I thought this was an interesting way to apply theoretical paradigms in psychology to online self-presentation, which is still a fairly new concept,'' says the Canadian researcher. 

"I believe the next question to be answered is whether or not the use of such websites could be used to improve one's self-esteem and overall sense of well-being. This sort of finding may have great implications in the lives of the socially anxious or depressed,'' according to the researcher. 

The study has been published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tired of waiting the tenths of a second it takes to get Google search results?

Google promises it'll get faster.
The search giant on Wednesday introduced Google Instant, which will give users suggested results before they're even done typing.
"It's not quite psychic, but it is very clever," said Othar Hansson, a senior software engineer at Google.
Using the new system, as a query is typed, the search box immediately jumps to the top of the search page, and a constantly changing list of suggested pages appears. If the user finds the right site, they don't need to finish typing or hit "enter."
Google Instant will begin rolling out on most browsers to users in the United States on Wednesday and be introduced afterward in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and other countries.
If someone doesn't like the feature, they can disable it from the search page.
The feature builds on Google's existing auto-complete feature.
At an event at San Francisco, California's Museum of Modern Art, Google executives brought up a local weather report simply by hitting the "w" key.
Typing "king cha" and "cavalier k" both rendered web pages about the Cavalier King Charles spaniel dog breed.
"The results just stream to you, giving the results that are most likely, given what you've typed so far," said Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president for search products.
Anticipating partial queries turning up unfortunate results, potentially offensive search terms like "porn" still require the user to finish typing the word and hit enter for suggestions to appear.
"We care a lot about child safety and these kinds of issues," Mayer said. "We had to think a lot about auto-complete and how that works."
Google says the average web search currently takes about 25 seconds: nine second to type it, less than one second for Google to return a result and 15 seconds to pick the best result.
They say Google Instant will shave two to five seconds off of that time.
The company said the newly created actions are not expected to slow down the user's computer.
"Even though we are serving more results pages, the additional load this enhancement creates is very small when compared to other types of web services such as streaming video and online gaming," read a post on Google's blog.
The announcement came after a couple of days of speculation, stoked in part by Google's tweaking of its trademark logo on the search page.
Visitors to the U.S. version of Google's search page early Wednesday found that its usual multicolored logo had turned gray. But with each keystroke in the search box, one letter got its color back.
This "doodle," as it's called by Google staffers who tweak the search-page logo to commemorate holidays and other special events, came a day after the logo was animated to disintegrate into colored balls or dots.
The update-as-you-go design seemed to foreshadow the real-time results, which Google was reportedly testing last month.
Google stayed tight-lipped until Wednesday's event, but certainly worked to gin up interest in the announcement.
"Our doodle is dressing up in its brightest colors for something exciting coming very soon," the company wrote on its Twitter feedshortly after midnight Wednesday.
The world's most popular search engine, Google processes more than 80 billion searches a month.
According to analytics company Experian, in July, Google was responsible for about 71 percent of all Web searches, followed by Yahoo with about 14 percent and Microsoft's Bing with just under 10 percent.
The feature initially will work only on the homepage. It is expected on mobile devices soon and for built-in search boxes on browsers like Google Chrome in the next few months.
Google Instant will initially work on the browsers Chrome (versions 5 and 6), Firefox (version 3), Safari (version 5) and Internet Explorer (version 8).
It will require users not on the domain to sign into their Google accounts.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

INTENSA Inaugral 2010-11

A very good inaugral function 2de...
"100% placements" luvly slogan
njoyed it even though i went for attendence

gud talk by Mr.Gurpreet Singh of Dotahead Technologies
only few things of which i remember 
may b JQuery,Ruby on Rails,Google Analytics,...
wanna try out sumthn on
but got bored for d talk on "Data Mining",coz nthin went in my head wanted 2 sleep badly

Participated in C-Coding thnx 2 Gayeetri for accompanying me

got a seat cmin back hom,
& met my frnz halfway back 2 my house...

Monday, September 6, 2010

Bus  strike  call  off  upset  me......
   ppl  can't  stick  2  deir  words.........

Sunday, September 5, 2010

lotsss of shoppin don 2de.......
njyed evry bit of it..........:)
Happy Teachers day...................

Saturday, September 4, 2010

My Sunday 5th Sep 2010

bored at home
bored 2 clean my room,can't meet a frnd dis weekend whose dwn wid flu...
don wanna go out of my hous ...
bored , bored ,bored.............................