Wednesday 31 March 2004

Cost of War


You know how they say that the truth is out there, well guess what here it comes.

Da Vinci Code


Yes, I can hardly wait.


Tuesday 30 March 2004

And so the countdown is truly on.


Date to remember.

11th of April.

Thats right. One year aniversary of Ruman's Blog.


What a long and strange journey its been so far.

I was reading through some of the first posts and realized how this blog has given me so many memories which I will certainly treasure long after I stop writing,

Monday 29 March 2004

And Sehwag crosses 300.

The first Indian to do so.


Is 380 a possibility?

Sunday 28 March 2004

Went to Duff's for some buffalo wings last night.


Had a blast.


Choosing a hotness level just below suicidal turned out to be a good decison as the wings were just super.


Yeah, they were the bee's knees.

Anyway, going to the indian buffet at Taste of India later today for lunch.

Here were the people at Duffs.

Justin, Julia (his main squeeze), Sumedh, Mike J, Darren, Dell and Moi.


Good times.

Alumni Arena Renovation



Some pictures from the future.


What our b'ball stadium will look like for my senior year.


Public Library of Science



Just wow.



Thank you wired


Saturday 27 March 2004

Wired Subscriptions

Reading my first subscriber issue of WiReD magazine.


Its really awesome stuff.

If you are reading this, better goto the link above and subscibe to it.

Thursday 25 March 2004

MoveOn.org: Democracy in Action


Another good link courtesy of KTown


get Bush out of office

A must read for anyone voting in the upcoming US elections



Tuesday 23 March 2004

PCI EXPRESS


This could easily end up being THE technology debuting this year.



Monday 22 March 2004

What an amazing comeback victory I witnessed today.


Hats off to The Wall and Kaif for crushing Pakistan in a handsome yet calm and collected manner.


Sadly I will be unable to watch the Final game which will be played on Wednesday morning as I have 2 exams on Wednesday and then on Friday night.

insert [frustrated expression] here



Sunday 21 March 2004

Back in Buffalo.

What an awesome week it was. Tons of fun.

And this time, it really felt like spring break.


Thanks Shruti for having us over.

Thanks Mr. Whiskerson for providing lot of entertainment.

To all my soudside homies, always remember.:-

it fits to a T.


Khakhee - The Pants

Saturday 13 March 2004

The passion of the agarwal




Take notice.

Today was one of the, if not the weirdest day of my life.



Last day of college, we decided today would be the day Sumedh and me would travel to the Canadian Consulate to get our visas for the trip we are making to Toronto tomorrow, the first day of Spring Break,


I woke up at 6:30 am having decided to leave at 7:30 to get to the consulate by 8:15

Got ready quickly even though my bed was looking so inviting and all I wanted was to go back to sleep because I was averaging 3 hours of sleep the past 4 nights. For everyone's ease of calculation that’s 108 hours of being awake in the past 120 hours.

Freaky


Sumedh came over and we got out of there as quickly as we could.
Got to the main door and I realized that I had left my car keys in my drawer in my room, went up only to remember that they were in my jacket the entire time.


Opened the door only to be greeted by the type of weather they did not talk about even in the bible.

SNOW SNOW and then some more SNOW

Got to the Union, Sumedh withdrew some money from the ATM there and as we walked to the shuttle stand where we could catch a bus bound for South Campus, a bus left just as we got there. Got into the next shuttle that showed up. It was just Sumedh and me by then. The driver waited a little before taking off. In the next 3 minutes, he realized there were some problems with the bus. He stopped and started it again.

Later I would learn that the bus's transmission had failed.

I believe in fate and jinxes and other paranormal phenomenon, hence I looked at the newspaper in my hand to check the date, only to find that the date was Friday the 12th.

Damn, I though cause 13 is my lucky no. This by far was the worst date we could have planned this trip I though.

The driver stopped at the next scheduled stop in front of another shuttle telling us that we would have to switch. Upon switching we realized that the driver of the new shuttle kept muttering that her wipers were not working.

I just looked at Sumedh without saying anything. I think he realized what I wanted to say.

We got down on South, crossed over to the subway and took the escalators after buying the ticks.

I glanced down the escalators only to feel dizzy cause I had no idea the escalators were so damn steep.

We got down on Seneca Street only to be partially blown away by the freakin wind.

Got to the Canadian Consulate on the 30th floor only to find there were 30 other people there……

EDIT::::: There were 30 other Indians there.

Paid the money and then proceeded to wait another hour and a half for the damn visa. That was fine but then people who had come after us started getting their visas and I was super pissed. I was sleepy and hungry at this point.

Well, we kept ourselves busy by making fun of every single person that passed us, including a group of 10 people of south Indian origin who just did not know to shut the hell up.

Eventually we got the visas and proceeded to the Subway located under the lobby to get some food. But it was our day after all, the same 10 southies were there and they proceeded to talk the soul out of my body.

We got the food, got out of there. The trip to Seneca Station should have taken us no more than 1 minute, it was snowing and windy remember. This time the weather had intensified to such a degree that I remember thinking that the City of Buffalo wanted me to never forget this day.

We entered the train and I remembered that the train had a no eat policy. So we had to wait until we got back to north to eat the subs. On the very next station after Seneca, 3 ladies of Latino origin entered the car and totally killed everyone’s mood. I am not being racist here. They talked about everything and anything including spending about 6 minutes discussing a hat that was perched on one of their heads.

Personally I though the hat sucked. That just made it all worse.

An old man just got up and stood at the doors a full 2 minutes before University Station, the final stop. I had crushed the part of me that wanted to strangle the 3 women thinking I might be questioned by the police and I might have to miss the trip to Toronto, which would negate the whole experience and suffering in the first place.

Entered the shuttle due north and the driver proceeded to make an unscheduled stop for a full 10 minutes. I bet he was thinking,” How can I prolong this man’s suffering?”

We got down at North only to realize we had all been dropped off at Flint Circle instead of Lee Loop were we could catch the shuttle to go to our dorms.

We were so tired, sleepy and hungry at this point. We got to the Union again and decided to just eat there. I had just finished my sub and Sumedh was eating his when the fire alarm rang loud and clear. Now I have been here since the Fall of 2002 and such a thing has never happened. I was too worn out to even ponder the mysteries and function of this universe. The two of us got up silently and walked to the shuttle, got in and got out at Ellicott.

We decided to check our mail before heading to our respective rooms. I needed my combination though having lost it yet again.

In the Area Office I found an application form for the Campus Judiciary Committee, something I had wanted to be a part of for a long time.

While walking back to the mail room I something told me to turn the application around. Upon doing so I read the last date of submission.

By now it should come as no surprise to those still reading this piece.

The deadline was 5pm Friday the 12th of March.

I just laughed at the irony of it all.

Got the mail and went back to my room having decided to log the day’s activities on the blog.

What do you think I did when I went back to my room?

Slept like Tupac and Biggie off course.

Woke up a few hours ago only to find most of the hall deserted and Sumedh working???????

My reaction was what the hell.


Today seemed like a dream, no more like a night mare,

But this will without a doubt strengthen me.



I will walk on.




All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)



















Thursday 11 March 2004

Done with the Finance exam.

I really studied for it.

I mean really really studied.


The case before the Campus Judiciary Commitee

The Facts:-

There has been no new file on Ruman's computer, downloaded or otherwise for more than a week now.

There has been no playing of any kind of computer games, period.

He have no idea wtf is going on in the world.

The Jury's Judgement:-

Ruman, for the crime of not having any fun for 2 weeks apart from occasional b'ball games, we the Jury find you guilty and sentence you to a road trip to Cleveland to watch the bulls and the immediate drinking of a forty and a visit to Toronto during Spring Break where you must get wasted atleast 3 nights in a row.


}Insert my voice here{

Your Honor, the defence rests.


Sunday 7 March 2004

Saw Dances with Wolves a couple of hours ago.

Have to say, it is one of the most powerful movies I have seen.

Next on the menu: Mystic River
Secret Societies - Priory of Sion - Contents - Mystery Files


This link goes out to my cousin Sameer who is at Duke right now


Saturday 6 March 2004

FIREINTHEDORMS




BAAH


Friday 5 March 2004

Tuesday 2 March 2004

Ruman's Blog Feed


Thats right.

This blog now serves up a atom enabled feed.

I use Sharpreader for feeds like atom and blogexpress for simple RSS feeds.

Just download, plugin and have the time of your life.

This might be a distinct possibility.

A great website if you want to research jobs.


http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos259.htm#nature
http://www.webspinstudios.com/byline/portfolio/fund5.html

Interesting stuff
Woah.

Changed the layout of the website.
I felt it was time to move on to better and brighter things.


This one feels like structure which is what I need on this monday.



Tons of work to do still. Taking a quick break and then back to some brainstorming.


drop off some comments if you read this stuff.

You all know the 'addy'


Monday 1 March 2004

Just remembered that I just had to post something on this day.


Who knows if I'll be around to post 'ANYTHING' 4 years from this day.


One of the strangest days time created.



So long Feb 29th............................ for atleast another 4 years