Friday, 30 April, 2004

Handling things a little better.

Thursday, 29 April, 2004

Talk about the weirdest shit ever.

Making this post from a newly installed windows xp. Thats right. Downloaded notes for my finance exam and was very calmly reading them in ms word when suddenly *boom*.

Just 13 hrs before my finance final, my computer just HAD to crash now did it not.

Cooled down, installed windows, grabbed some Red Eye Double shot expresso coffee and so here we are.

Going through the motions.

There is nothing that can be done. Had to install windows as one of my folders contains all of my saved notes and other hw saved.

Hopefully I will not have to re-install ms office now but with only 11 hrs to go, looks like this one is gonna be a long-ass night....... for me atleast.



Zap2it - TV features - 2004 Season Finales

I just realized that alongwith Friends, two other of my favorite shows also end this year.

These are Frasier and The Practice.

Still, there is the O.C and That 70's show to look forward to.

Wednesday, 28 April, 2004


Just one comment.

The O.C is now among my all time favorite tv shows

Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
I'm just out to find
The better part of me

I'm more than a bird I'm more than a plane
More than some pretty face beside a train
It's not easy to be me

Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home I'll never see

It may sound absurd but don't be naive
Even Heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed but won't you concede
Even Heroes have the right to dream
It's not easy to be me

Up, up and away away from me
It's all right You can all sleep sound tonight
I'm not crazy or anything

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
Men weren't meant to ride
With clouds between their knees

I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me
inside of me ...... inside of me ...(x2)

I'm only a man in a funny red sheet
I'm only a man looking for my dream
I'm only a man in a funny red sheet

It's not easy ... wu.. hoo.. hoo..
It's not easy to be me...

Five for Fighting
Discovered Friendster again yesterday.

The 6 degrees of seperation are amazing to behold.

search for me if you wanna be my friend. My name is pretty evident.

Monday, 26 April, 2004


Need I say more.

Expect the postings to not be funny this week.

Wow, its 5:20 am as I post this.

I did not realize time flew so fast. I have been studying for 7 hrs now.

Had to watch 6 lectures avg 1hr and 10 mins which means total of 7 hrs.

Now I am just gonna chill for a while and maybe watch a lecture tonight and then the rest will be done tommorow morning in another marathon session.

Sunday, 25 April, 2004

Final Playlist Update of the Spring

Comments welcome as always.

98 tracks in playlist, average track length: 3:57
Playlist length: 6 hours 28 minutes 4 seconds
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Playlist files:

1. Tan Dun- Coco Lee - Track 15- Crouching Tiger- A Love Before Time(Chinese) (3:39)
2. Tan Dun- Coco Lee - Track 14- Crouching Tiger- A Love Before Time(English) (3:45)
3. Tan Dun - Track 03- Crouching Tiger- A Wedding Interrupted (2:15)
4. Tan Dun - Track 01- Crouching Tiger- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (3:24)
5. Tan Dun - Track 09- Crouching Tiger- Desert Capriccio (4:33)
6. Tan Dun - Track 13- Crouching Tiger- Farewell (2:25)
7. Tan Dun - Track 10- Crouching Tiger- In The Old Temple (3:46)
8. Tan Dun - Track 04- Crouching Tiger- Night Fight (3:10)
9. Tan Dun - Track 05- Crouching Tiger- Silk Road (3:08)
10. Tan Dun - Track 12- Crouching Tiger- Sorrow (4:02)
11. Tan Dun - Track 08- Crouching Tiger- The Encounter (2:40)
12. Tan Dun - Track 02- Crouching Tiger- The Eternal Vow (3:01)
13. Tan Dun - Track 07- Crouching Tiger- Through The Bamboo Forest (4:23)
14. Tan Dun - Track 06- Crouching Tiger- To The South (2:21)
15. Tan Dun - Track 11- Crouching Tiger- Yearning of the Sword (3:34)
16. Various Artists - Gin Blossoms - Til I Hear It F (3:47)
17. Various Artists - Cranberries - Liar - The Cranb (2:21)
18. Various Artists - Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like Yo (3:55)
19. Various Artists - The Martinis - Free - The Mart (4:24)
20. Various Artists - Toad The Wet Sprocket - Crazy (4:17)
21. Various Artists - The Innocence Mission - Bright (3:33)
22. Various Artists - Better than Ezra - Circle Of F (3:27)
23. Various Artists - Ape Hangers - I Don't Want To (3:15)
24. Various Artists - Cracker - Whole Lotta Trouble (2:27)
25. Various Artists - The Meices - Ready, Steady, Go (3:05)
26. Various Artists - Drill - What You Are - Drill (4:25)
27. Various Artists - Lustre - Nice Overalls - Lustr (5:18)
28. Various Artists - Please - Here It Comes Again - (2:41)
29. Various Artists - Evan Dando - The Ballad of El (3:43)
30. Various Artists - Coyote Shivers - Sugarhigh - C (2:37)
31. Gone In 60 Seconds - Track 01- The Cult- Painted on my Heart (4:27)
32. Gone In 60 Seconds - Track 02- Gomez- Machismo (3:36)
33. Gone In 60 Seconds - Track 03- Moby- Flower (3:25)
34. Gone In 60 Seconds - Track 04- Groove Armada- Rap (4:15)
35. Gone In 60 Seconds - Track 05- The Chemical Brothers- Leave Home (5:13)
36. Gone In 60 Seconds - Track 06- Method Man- Da Rockwilder (2:20)
37. Gone In 60 Seconds - Track 07- Ice Cube- Roll All Day (3:01)
38. Gone In 60 Seconds - Track 08- Caviar- Sugarless (3:07)
39. Gone In 60 Seconds - Track 09- BT- Never Gonna Come Back Down (3:47)
40. Gone In 60 Seconds - Track 10- A3- Too Sick to Play (4:46)
41. Gone In 60 Seconds - Track 11- DMX- Party Up (3:49)
42. Gone In 60 Seconds - Track 12- Apollo Four Forty- Stop the Rock (3:33)
43. Gone In 60 Seconds - Track 13- Citizen King- Better Days (6:25)
44. Gone In 60 Seconds - Track 14- Trevor Rabin- Boost Me (2:49)
45. Thomas Newman - Dead Already (3:17)
46. Elliott Smith - Because (2:19)
47. Folk Implosion - Free To Go (3:31)
48. Free - All Right Now (5:29)
49. Bill Withers - Use Me (3:42)
50. Eels - Cancer For The Cure (4:44)
51. Who - The Seeker (3:24)
52. Bobby Darin - Don't Rain On My Parade (2:55)
53. Better Carter - Open The Door (3:12)
54. Gomez - We Haven't Turned Around (6:28)
55. Peggy Lee - Bali Hai (3:09)
56. Thomas Newman - Any Other Name (4:09)
57. Braveheart - 01 - Main Title (2:49)
58. Braveheart - Main Title (2:49)
59. Braveheart - 02 A Gift Of A Thistle (1:37)
60. Braveheart - A Gift Of A Thistle (1:37)
61. Braveheart - 03 Wallace Courts Murron (4:24)
62. Braveheart - Wallace Courts Murron (4:24)
63. Braveheart - 04 The Secret Wedding (6:34)
64. Braveheart - The Secret Wedding (6:34)
65. Braveheart - 05 Attack on Murron (3:00)
66. Braveheart - Attack on Murron (3:00)
67. Braveheart - 06 Revenge (6:23)
68. Braveheart - Revenge (6:23)
69. Braveheart - 07 Murron's Burial (2:13)
70. Braveheart - Murron's Burial (2:13)
71. Braveheart - Making Plans,Gathering the (1:51)
72. Braveheart - Sons of Scotland (6:20)
73. Braveheart - The Battle of Stirling (5:57)
74. Braveheart - For the Love of a Princess (4:07)
75. Braveheart - Falkirk (4:04)
76. Braveheart - Betrayal & Desolation (7:48)
77. Braveheart - Mornay's Dream (1:16)
78. Braveheart - The Legend Spreads (1:09)
79. Braveheart - The Princess Pleads for Wa (3:37)
80. Braveheart - Freedom,the Execution,Bann (7:23)
81. Braveheart - End Credits (7:13)
82. Braveheart - Amazing Graze (Bagpipes) (3:35)
83. Celtic Bagpipes - Scotland the Brave (3:15)
84. The Neptunes - The Battle: Speed (1:07)
85. Instrumental - Neptunes Mix (2:52)
86. Irish - Celtic Bagpipes - Outlawed Tunes (2:03)
87. Unknown - Schubert - serenade (3:55)
88. Tchaikovsky - SwanLake (2:50)
89. Yo Yo Ma - Cello Concerto No. 1 In C Major- I. Moderato (9:02)
90. Yo Yo Ma - Cello Concerto No. 1 In C Major- II. Adagio (8:13)
91. Yo Yo Ma - Cello Concerto No. 2 In D Major- I. Allegro Moderato (14:19)
92. Yo Yo Ma - Cello Concerto No. 2 In D Major- II. Adagio (6:00)
93. Yo Yo Ma - Cello Concerto No. 2 In D Major- III. Allegro (4:23)
94. Yo-Yo Ma - Haydn cello concerto (4:29)
95. Yo Yo Ma - Theme to Crouching Tiger (3:24)
96. timberland - Rap Instrumentals (2:42)
97. Ry Cooder - Guitar Instrumental (2:58)
98. Mobb Deep - Shook Ones 2 (Instrumental) (3:59) - Delhi's Shahi Imam backs BJP

Finally, some one sees through the deceit and makes a good decision.

Talk about a creepy situation.

Just downloaded the soundtrack of American Beauty cause I remembered I hadn't listnened to it in a long time. Turn on the tv, browsing through the channels and on the campus movie channel guess which movie comes on?

American Beauty off course.


Friday, 23 April, 2004

DeSi TriAngLe

Just had to be put here.

Will be posting cc's so don't have to keep checking it every day
Saw ' The Butterfly Effect ' last night. Have to say it is one of the most disturbing movies I have seen.

Awesome special effects and the direction is also very good. Amazing work by the Punk'd kid......

So got my group paper back in organizational behavior today.

Side comment made my day....

It said,

"This is probably the most well argued and written paper I have ever read"

Imagine that for an ego boost.

Wow, I simply love my gmail account.

Thursday, 22 April, 2004

Woo hoo.

Finally I am along the elite.

I was given an opportunity to beta test google's new spankin g mail service. What do YOU think I did.

Signed up off course.

New email id created. ruman.agarwal at

" There is a closet, and there is a little american in it. YOu throw clothes at him and he turns them into little hot dogs."

" Tell them Raj, tell them"

Quoting my room mate KTown as he talks in his sleep and leaves the rest of us totally dumbfounded.

Your Age On Other Worlds

A really cool and funny link

Wednesday, 21 April, 2004

The Geek Test



a must try for all

Tuesday, 20 April, 2004

Hail to the potheads on this day of pot.

Hitler's birthday is today

Just a random inane fact

Gmail Sneak Peek

Awesome First Look.

Now I can't wait to test it for myself.
Gmail: Stop the Whining!

The facts behind Google's new email service.

Monday, 19 April, 2004

And its election time in India

Sunday, 18 April, 2004

Site Meter - Counter and Statistics Tracker

Thank you folks.

2000 page views and counting

What do you guys think about the NY Yankees.

Comments welcome

Saturday, 17 April, 2004

Grammar God!
You are a GRAMMAR GOD!

If your mission in life is not already to
preserve the English tongue, it should be.
Congratulations and thank you!

How grammatically sound are you?
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Friday, 16 April, 2004

Back from classes.

Done for the week.

Next week will be my last for this year which is my junior year.

Can't believe I have already spent 1/10th of my life at UB


Woo Hoo.

Sachin bowls, Ganguly takes the catch.

India win by an innings

Pak 244/9 (Asim Kamal 59* Danish Kaneria 0*) - Wisden CricInfo

Thats right.

Just ONE wicket stands between India and destiny

Thursday, 15 April, 2004

Subservient Chicken

A very amazing webssite.

Wonder how many hrs it took for them to do this.

[H]ard|OCP - GeForce 6800Ultra Preview

Nvidia accepts ATI's challenge and what a way to do it.

Take a look at the Sphere

Awesome concept.

I hope they pull it off well.

Chilling with what canadiens would call Molson Ice biere.


celebrating yet another successful completion of a tough project.

Wednesday, 14 April, 2004


Finally a warm week forecasted for Buffalo.

Hopefully, the weather gods (who ever they are) will not interfere and let things flow the way they currently are.

Finally got done with the huge OB presentation.

Also completed the Operations Management project which took a ludacris amount of time.

Post soon

Tuesday, 13 April, 2004

Blame India Watch

Big plans ahead for this week.

Anyway, popping in just to post a link that I feel is trying to do the best they can in these turbulent times.

India is getting the low end in the news lately for outsourcing and taking away American Jobs, hence the link for this day.

Any comments can now be posted on this website itself.

Go ahead and comment

Monday, 12 April, 2004

Cricket history made.

Brian Lara becomes the first player to reclaim the individual test batting record.

Next Target 400???

Going through my entire enigma playlist one harmony at a time.

I love enigma. Thank you Ronney for introducing me to Enigma

Missing all friends back home

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Sunday, 11 April, 2004

To celebrate the b'day, a new commenting system added

Leave your comments
It is official.

Ruman's Blog turns 1 year old.

I would just like to take this moment to thank everone who motivated me to keep posting and also anyone who has ever clicked on my link and added another number to the hit couter I have become so addicted to

Thanks again for reading

Boozing tonight to celebrate 1 year of web blog publshing .

Thats right. Ruman's Blog celebrates 1 year b'day Sunday, 11th of April.

No Windows XP SE as Longhorn jettisons features | The Register

Finally, some sensible actions taken by Microsoft

Saturday, 10 April, 2004

A day left for 1 year hoopla

Worth reading:-

Read this story about history of Taj Mahal which is not known to us.
> The Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal
> built the Taj Mahal. It was built in 22 years (1631 to 1653) by 20,000
> artisans brought to India from all over the world. Many people believe
> Ustad Isa of Iran designed it.
> This is what your guide probably told you if you ever visited the Taj
> Mahal. This is the story I read in my
> history book as a student in India. No one has ever challenged it except
> Professor P.N.Oak, who believes that the whole world has been duped.
> In his book Taj Mahal: The True Story, Oak says the Taj Mahal is not
> Queen Mumtaz Mahal's tomb but an ancient Hindu temple palace of Lord
> Shiva (then known as Tejo Mahalay! a).
> In the course of his research, Oak discovered the Shiva temple palace
> was usurped by Shah Jahan from then Maharaja of Jaipur, Jai Singh.
> ShahJahan then remodeled the palace into his wife's memorial. In his
> own court chronicle, Badshahnama, Shah Jahan admits that an
> exceptionally beautiful grand mansion in Agra was taken from Jai Singh
> for Mumtaz's burial. The ex-Maharaja of Jaipur still retains in his
> secret collection two orders from Shah Jahan for surrendering the Taj
> building.
> Using captured temples and mansions, as a burial place for dead
> courtiers and royalty was a common practice among Muslim rulers. For
> example, Humayun, Akbar, Etmud-ud-Daula and Safdarjung are all buried in
> such mansions.
> Oak's inquiries begin with the name Taj Mahal. He says this term does
&! gt; not occur in any Moghul court papers or chronicles, even afte r
> ShahJahan's time. The term "Mahal" has never been used for a building in
> any of the Muslim countries, from Afghanistan to Algeria. "The unusual
> explanation that the term Taj Mahal derives from Mumtaz Mahal Is
> illogical in at least two respects. First, her name was never Mumtaz
> Mahal but Mumtaz-ul-Zamani," he writes. "Second, one cannot omit the
> first three letters 'Mum' from a woman's name to derive the remainder as
> the name for the building." Taj Mahal, he claims, is a corrupt version
> of Tejo-Mahalaya, or the Shiva's Palace. Oak also says the love story of
> Mumtaz and Shah Jahan is a fairy tale created court sycophants,
> blundering historians and sloppy archaeologists.
> Not a single royal chronicle of ShahJahan's time corroborates the love
> story.Furthermore, Oak cites
> several documents suggesting the Taj Mahal predates Shah Jahan's era,
> and was! a temple palace dedicated to Shiva worshipped by the Rajputs of
> Agra city. For example, Professor Marvin Miller of NewYork took a few
> samples from the riverside doorway of the Taj. Carbon dating tests
> revealed that the door was 300
> years older than ShahJahan. European traveler Johan Albert Mandelslo,
> who visited Agra in 1638(only seven years after Mumtaz's death),
> Describes the life of the city in his memoirs. But he makes no reference
> to the TajMahal being built. The writings of Peter Mundy, an English
> visitor to Agra within a year of Mumtaz's death, also suggest the Taj
> was a noteworthy building long well before Shah Jahan's time.
> Oak points out a number of design and architectural inconsistencies that
> support the belief of the Taj
> Mahal being a typical Hindu temple rather than a mausoleum. Many rooms
> in the Taj Mahal have remained sealed since Shah J! ahan's time, and are
> still inaccessible to the public. Oa k asserts they contain a headless
> statue of Shiva and other objects commonly used for worship rituals in
> Hindu temples.
> Fearing political backlash, Indira Gandhi's government tried to have
> Oak's book withdrawn from the bookstores, and threatened the Indian
> publisher of the first edition with dire consequences.
> There is only one way to discredit or validate Oak's research. The
> current Indian government should open
> the sealed rooms of the Taj Mahal under UN supervision, and let
> international experts investigate.
> Do Circulate this to all your friends and let them know about this
> reality

Thursday, 8 April, 2004

W.'s Second Term: If you Think the First is Bad ...

This might be the future

Wow, 3 posts in one day
Small edit.

My awake time was clocked at a personal best of 64 hrs.

Nuff said.

I proceeded to sleep for 10 hrs

Pakistan romp to series-levelling win

Even before India left for Pakistan, I had predicted that Pakistan will will the ODI series 3-2 and that the test series will finish in a draw ay 1-1.

India proved me wrong in the ODI series by winning 3-2. They proved me right by losing the 2nd test match.

Maybe for the first time, I would not mind if they proved me wrong once again.

Wednesday, 7 April, 2004

60 hours awake straight.

Tuesday, 6 April, 2004

My agenda for the day and then for the rest of the week.

Class in 50 min. Assignment due. Have to pick up the printout from Capen Lib.

OB exam at 5:00. Need to get studying done.
Then driving to Bm's for dinner.

Tommorow at 11:00 HR annual edition due.

Thursday, OB group project due.

Friday, Finance Final HW due. (Yet to start that one)

All that on 1 hr of sleep since Sunday 5 pm.

Wow, I love my life....... <------------ Not sarcasm

Any comments???

Fight Club!

What movie Do you Belong in?(many different outcomes!)
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Monday, 5 April, 2004

The Ten Commandments of College:

I- Thou Shalt Nap
II- Thou Shalt Get Sick All the Time
III- Thou Shalt Write Witty Away Messages
IV- Thou Shalt Wear a Hoodie
V- Thou Shalt Shit a Lot
VI- Thou Shalt Eat EasyMac
VII- Thou Shalt Hook Up
IX- Thou Shalt Wake Up Confused
X- Thou Shalt Gain Weight

Sunday, 4 April, 2004

2 nights ago, I downloaded this two part documentry type movie titled ' The 50 years war. Israel and the Arabs'

I have to say. I did not have the foggiest idea it would be so beautiful and though provoking.

A definite must see for anyone interested in the past and not just the future.

p.s Thank you pharo

Saturday, 3 April, 2004

Welcome to Gmail

Delurking to inform.

G-mail has started testing and should open up signing soon.

These are very exciting times.
Wow, this week just flew back so fast.

Nothing much happened this week.

Been shooting hoops a lot recently.

Havin a blast plus getting plenty of excercise in the process

Post more soon