Nerdysahai’s World

August 6, 2009

Foss.in : December 1-5 : Bangalore (Bengaluru)

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Foss.in

Foss.in

May 27, 2009

Startup City : Event for startups : June6-Bangalore

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Just wanted to let you know about an exciting event siliconindia is organizing on June 6th (Saturday in Bangalore). There will be 100 most promising technology startups showcasing their products.

Please be sure to visit the event website. http://www.siliconindia.com/startupcity_09/index.html

Roll up your Sleeves. Meet over 100 cool startups of your city. Learn new Technologies
Come. Meet the Startups that will become tomorrow’s industry leaders.

Watch live product demonstrations
Get a peek into cutting edge technologies
Lay hands on the best-of-breed solutions
Meet young, energetic, passionate geeks
Experience the culture of innovation in small companies
Visionary Keynotes
In-depth Panel Discussions

This is undoubtedly the biggest event for startups.

There are limited seats. You can register yourself for FREE at:  http://www.siliconindia.com/startupcity_09/index.html

Thanks
Eureka

May 17, 2009

The future of SLAM BOOKS

Filed under: events,Internet,Life — Abhinav Sahai @ 4:06 pm
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Yesterday at a friend’s place I happened to come across a small tiny piece of notebook which most or rather I should say all of us would have come across at some point of life. Farewell time in schools or colleges is when these notebooks come out and then get filled in a weeks time, probably faster than any other notebook in a students life. If you’ve not guessed uptil now then I must tell you that I am talking about the Slam Book. Our favourite book which all of us get filled or fill for someone else when we leave our institutions or in better words when we leave our friends.

The ages old Slam Book

The ages old Slam Book

Yesterday when I came across another such book after quite a long time and as I went through an empty page just reading the questions I realized that what would be the future of these slam books. Lets see what would the questions turn out to be :

Name would be : Profile Name, Orkut Name, Facebook Name.

Instead of Address, there would be options like, twitter link, linkedin profile link, orkut link, facebook link and not to forget the email id. Maybe there would be added columns of telephone number.

Friends would be replaced by the number of orkut friends or better with the way twitter is growing, it would be “twitter followers”.

“Favourite phrase” would become “favourite tweet”.

“Favourite place” would become “favourite URL/link/website”.

“Favourite relative” would become “favourite orkut friend”.

“Hobbies” would get changed to “favourite applications used on orkut/facebook“.

“Favourite game” would look like “favourite gaming site”.

And last but not the least, the question we all look forward to :

“Lines for you”  would be replaced by “Testimonial” or maybe “Recommendation”.

And yes not to forget, I must say “my cool autograph” would look something like “my signature” and would have our fav one liners and our entire contact info, like most of us have on gmail.

Looks nice to me and would be more interesting is that really becomes a reality.

March 21, 2009

Formula1 changes bring in more excitement

Filed under: events,Sports — Abhinav Sahai @ 9:32 pm

This year the formula1 will be all together a different sport. With major changes announced by the F1 bosses, it seems like just taking care of fast driving or the pit strategy will not be sufficient to win the races and finishing in the top3 regularly though not winning the race is no longer sufficient to win the title.

The new rule says that the winner of maximum no of races is going to take the title home even though he may have scored less points, in case of clash in the no of race wins, the points will come into consideration. Apart from that there are major technicla changes that will come into picture, though not all are applicable are from this year, the next season will have them as compulsory. Being optional not all teams might adopt all the changes ths season.

The bosses now have started giving more stress on the aerodynamics of the cars. Also they have asked the teams to cut down the costs. One major change is that the cars can use only 8 engines per season which means that they will have to decide when to change the engine  in the season on 17 races. If a driver changes an engine for more times then each time the number exceeds, he will have to lose 10 spots on the grid, which would possibly mean the end of the race for the car.

A lot of other important restrictions have come into picture which are going to make this season a treat to watch. Also to facilitate overtaking, the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) will come into effect. Though optional, this would mean an extra 35 kgs to be added to the car and the interesting thing is that the overall car weight cannot go up. This implies that the drivers will have to keep a check on their weights now in order to satisfy the criteria. That sounds cool.

Well so many changes coming into picture, this year is certainly going to be the most interesting one. Gear up all the hamiltons and the raikkonens. Its gonna be tough. I hope I am able to catch all those races. Cheers !

March 18, 2009

My first blogger meet, that too in Bangalore

Filed under: events — Abhinav Sahai @ 7:41 pm
Indiblogger meet

Indiblogger meet

Though its been time now but I finally find time to blog about this. After thinking for so many days and missing out on a few events, I finally found time to go to the Indibloggers bloggers meet held at the Microsoft office on the last day of february.

Bangalore, though is not a much happening place but for those who have a presence in the online world, this place is not that bad either. Regular blogger meets/camps take place which is what i love. 3 of them i’ve heard about , 2 out of which been able to attend. Also came across a writers group meet, though I coudnt go even there.

My first meet courtesy the Indiblogger community was a good one. Though it was held at a place which is a hated place in my dictionary, still target being something else I went there. Although my image of the  Microsoft (read as M$ from now) even became more downgraded. Supposedly a bloggers meet it became a M$ Product presentation for most of us there.

It started well with the group introducing themselves and then trying to introduce everyone. We were given a timer of 1 minute and had to complete in that. Though some people had enough to say and made their presence felt in that minute, I finished off in a flash and had nothing much to say. It lasted only a few seconds, dont know why but I didnt gather enough confidence even though it was an informal meet I just cudn’t pull up the confidence. Anyways, had some interesting things to hear during that period.

The meet would have been awesome had the second session been held at the last, the windows 7 presentation. Bah !  As soon as it started people started leaving the room and as it went on and on it was really turn off. Normally I am not one of those who get out in the middle of a presentation as being a presentor I can feel how that person might feel, but even I couldnt control and got up to ask anwin that “how long is going to last and what is next on the agenda, because this is not what i have come here for!!”. Only thing he could tell me was there are no more sessions like this and there are there because they are paying for pizzas. Huh. Nothing much to say I sat down again and had to listen to one of the most arrogant presentors I have ever seen. Sorry fot that but can’t help it. Infact, there were two guys, 1 of whom I got a chance to interact with during the pizza time, actually told that even he had ubuntu on his laptop, though a dual boot machine.What an irony !

Anyways after the pizzas the meet continued and we had some brainstorming where everybody sat close and discussed about  blogging, twitting and all those things which regular bloggers talk about. I was a bit unhappy because the main topic that everything revolved was about how to earn from blog. I, on a personal front, dont blog for money. Its all about sharing experiences and things like that. Probably most people who came there were not there for money as well, but again it was the M$ guy who started all that shit and being the presentor previously, took advantage and had a substantial presence on the discussions. he even asked foolish questions as to “why should i use twitter??” Well answer to him is, as i could not say this there- “M$ guys can never think of sharing knowledge, what they want is to know how to earn the $$”. Probably now I am clear why M$ is the most hated company in the world as well. Apart from a few contacts and nice people and ofcourse a list of blogs of those who attended the list I found …

Phew, my summary of the blog meet turned out to be against a company, sorry for that but thats how I am, I write my experience and what I felt. Hopefully wont go to a meet that involves the M$ thing.

Till then cheers.

P.S. Pics of the meet here.

March 10, 2009

Sign the FOSS Manifesto

Filed under: events — Abhinav Sahai @ 11:54 pm

Below is a copy of an e-mail that i received from a mailing list, i am pasting a copy of it, because it was very well written and seems meaningful.

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Hi All, The FOSS manifesto has been put up as a petition – http://www.public-software.in/FOSS-manifesto Please go ahead and view the petition and endorse it. The idea is to collect as many signatures as possible and then submit the petition along with the list of signatories to various political parties. Hence, more the number of signatures, greater the weight of the petition. Please also pass on this message to anyone else you know outside of the community, who might be willing to endorse the petition. Thanks to Deeproot Linux for helping put this up!

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Click here to sign the petition

thanks vinay for mailing it

Click here to view those who have already signed.

February 10, 2009

The Pink Chaddi Campaign

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Dear Pink Chaddi donaters,
please courier/mail your chaddi’s to:

The Pink Chaddi Campaign,
C/O Alternate Law Forum,
122/4 Infantry Road (opposite Infantry Wedding House)Bangalore 560001
Karnataka

Contact persons:
Nithin (9886081269)
Divya (9845535406)
Nisha ( 9811893733)

LAST DATE OF COLLECTION FOR BANGALORE: 12 February

If you are in Delhi,
Bring your packages to
Nisha Susan
C/o Tehelka
M76, M-Block Market
Greater Kailash 2

LAST DATE OF COLLECTION FOR DELHI:
11 February

November 8, 2008

Blogging Contest

Filed under: events — Abhinav Sahai @ 12:07 pm
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On the occasion of Kanyakumari’s 53rd birthday, hikanyakumari.com announces
Rs.25,000 worth Blog Contest.

Send them your blog details and participate in the Rs.25,000 worth Blog Contest.
****One User can submit only one blog / language.****

Click here and send your entry

September 28, 2008

Abhinav Sahai shown the exit door on communication skills

Filed under: events,Life,Thought Provoking — Abhinav Sahai @ 12:07 am
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It may sound like I rate Sahai very high but I just couldn’t avoid writing this as it left me completely shattered and shell shocked. Yeah, Abhinav Sahai was asked to leave from the hall after he was not fit or did not score the required on the communication skill graph.

A looooooo….ong (maybe even more longer) as a 10 hour waited ended in just 20 seconds and all dreams lost in a flash. I cancelled my return ticket to home a few days back when I got an sms from Monster that Steria was conducting a walkin interview in its office on the 27th of this month. I decided to stay at ranu bhaiya’s place till then and enquired about the company. Found it good enough and was happy that finally some big company was conducting a walkin. Was confident and had already thinking that what joining date would I choose, where would I stay and all such stuff. That wasn’t over confidence I must mention. Sahai is normally never over confident though he does seem under confident sometimes. I guess thats what happened.

26th night he was busy preparing for the interview, little had he though that he wouldn’t be able to even appear for the interview. 27th morning as his elder brother had asked him, he reached the centre 1 hour before the scheduled time, but to no avail as the management was pathetic over there. Not much mentioning about it, I’d only say that he could only get entry after a wait of some 9 and a half hours at 6:30 in the evening. By then all the energy had drained off, shirt gone awry and awfullly smelling of sweat. Couldn’t help, thanks to the great management, which again I wouldn’t discuss.

Anyways got inside and had a sigh of relief, had water etc after which we were taken to the cafetaria where the energy came back within minutes. A tall, heavy personality was already seated there. He told us that

since we didn’t expect such a big crowd to turn up so we’ve decided to hold an elimination round before the interview. The round will check the communication skills of the candidates, his pronounciation and his fluency etc. The reason for this was that we have almost 99% of our clients overseas and the candidates need to talk to them, for which we hire people who can understand them.So I need all of you to tell us in 20 secs ‘why you wish to work for Steria ?

I straightaway started thinking about the reason and frankly telling couldn’t think of one till quite late ! Finally I thought of something and went there to utter my answer. When I finished I was shocked to hear what that man said, “Thank you Abhinav, you may please leave now”. For a few seconds I thought I heard him incorrectly. Without thinking and still in the state of shock, I picked up my bag and left the hall. Was asked to wait in the lobby before the security took me to the exit door. I walked almost a kilometre or maybe even more before I hired a rickshaw to bhaiya’s place. Its been around 5 hours since that incident but I am still unable to get out of it actually. Talked to a couple of friends, both of whom were in total disbelief and were saying that I was kidding, wish I was kidding and ofcourse bhaiya, ofcourse everybody trying to pacify me but all to no avail. Lets see how quickly I get out of this.

All I can say is that my phuphaji was right, this is your bad phase and it will take 3-4 months to pass. Till today I never believed in things like “bad phase” or “din hoga to nikal jaega” but today I am bound to change my perception. Though I have just one thought in my mind, “Something even bigger is waiting for me !”

June 14, 2008

It works !

Filed under: events — Abhinav Sahai @ 4:48 pm
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Aaaaahhhh! Gives you immense feeling when you see something like this. After hours of hard work and a deep study of the documentation when I could see my first “Hello World” program in PHP, I thought to express my happiness before moving ahead with it. Well those of you who know PHP must be thinking how damn easy it is and what took me so long to do it. Arghh, it was just something like not knowing what mistake I was committing and hence was unable to find the solution. Anyways its working now and I dont wanna waste any time before moving ahead. Wishing my self all the best, its time to do some coding.

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