Archive for May, 2014


Life @ Jolu Senior year

Senior yearSo the summer passed by in kolkata. Made some new friends, some very good ones and had lots of fun in our apartment in Ghosh para. Anyways, back in college and it’s 3rd year or as the notation goes; the senior year of college life. Many responsibilities and work to be done. Deadlines and people looking upto you does really take the toll out of your head. So, I was now the secretary of Literary Society. As web head of Sristi, it was a hectic task to bring out the best of what we could have done with the little balance we had in our hand. But we did the best we could. And it couldn’t have been better than this. But I just remember all the days Mishra and I spent with the hope of recruiting new blood in our club. How to make it better and then the contract ended and nobody bothred renewing it. :/ Sad end really it was. Vishwakarma Puja was a special one. Anyways, the senior year was drawing to an end when we had this Indian Army campus selection in our campus. Not to say we didn’t had any formals even ๐Ÿ˜› So, we went to seniors and borrowed everything ๐Ÿ˜› well not everthing ๐Ÿ˜‰ And to my surprise I was selected even for SSB, sadly couldn’t go cause of other engagements. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Spent my winter in Internship @ CMRI, dhanbad under principal Scientist Dr. V. K. Kalyani and boy he was so good. Had a small project and completed it in like a week or so. Of course in the last week ๐Ÿ˜› and met with an accident too. Now, what’s life if not a few bruises. ๐Ÿ˜› And it was during that time I was doing my own research on Cloud computing. Though never completed it cause of other distractions. And thus ended my senior year with little fun and full of work and work. But I learnt a lot of things mostly worked on web though. Made the Sristi 2k12 which turned into Sristi 2013ย http://www.sristi.org.in/2012/index.php

 

 

 

I’m sure many of you also might be having this problem so I would like to share a hectic experience of setting up my Micromax 3G modem. Now, I have this Micromax 3G modem, and I inserted it in the USB port, but it was not being detected by Ubuntu 12.04. I even tried creating a mobile Internet connection, but still, there is no option to connect. I previously used Ubuntu 11.10, and it had automatically detected the modem and asked me to create a connection. Now I inserted my friend’s Huawei modem and it was detected with no trouble at all. So, I started digging.
On typing lsusbย in the terminal it gives the following:

Bus 001 Device 008: ID 1c9e:9605 OMEGA TECHNOLOGY

Amongst many other stuffs. So, detecting modem wasn’t a problem because usb was being detected but the connection wasn’t coming through. The problem as it seems was it had to be registered and Huawei modems are automatically registered. Boy, why don’t they mention the same on the modem box. ๐Ÿ˜› Anyways, here’s what I did to get it setup.

On typingย lsusbย in the terminal, you’ll get the vendor and product ID of your product, which in this case isย ID 1c9e:9605
Once you get that, go ahead and do the following to config.

gksudo gedit /etc/usb_modeswitch.d/1c9e:9605

Paste this code on the editor

DefaultVendor = 0x1c9e
DefaultProduct = 0x9605
TargetVendor = 0x1c9e
TargetProduct = 0x9605
MessageContent="55534243123456788000000080000606f50402527000000000000000000000"


Save and exit, then log in as root to your terminal:
su
In case you can’t login as root, addย sudo before every commands that follows.
Type & confirm your root password, and do the following:
modprobe usbserial vendor=0x1c9e product=0x9605

usb_modeswitch -c /etc/usb_modeswitch.d/1c9e\:9605

If you didn’t receive any error messages, you’ll then see a new Mobile Broadband Connection on your Network Manager (top right wifi icon)

you need to run this code every session but you can just add the code below to yourย /etc/rc.local(insert before the ‘exit 0’) so it will be part of your startup programs:

sleep 10
modprobe usbserial vendor=0x1c9e product=0x9605
usb_modeswitch -c /etc/usb_modeswitch.d/1c9e\:9605
sleep 20
nmcli nm wwan on
sleep 10
nmcli con up id "your connection name here"


And that would it all I suppose. That worked for me at least. ๐Ÿ˜€ Now, some of you might be using some old Micromax modem model which might give lsusb output as 1c9e:9800. Please update to the latest version of usb-modeswitch and you would be good to go. ๐Ÿ™‚ For more reading on usb-modeswitch http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/bb/viewtopic.php?t=692&sid=87157b1cfc5534def6ab31d64ae060b8

 

 

Life @ Jolu Sophomore year

So, the summer passed by with me @ Kolkata and it was a good experience. By now, I had been quite acquainted with the living alone stuff and I was enjoying it rather. Meeting new people, visiting new places, it was all so fun. In fact now, I preferred this life.Quite a few changes happened in the process but hell, I was too busy enjoying and getting amazed to notice what I was becoming..
Sophomore year
Anyways, Coming back to college, I was much bolder and smarter ย ๐Ÿ˜› or so I felt. There was this mixed feeling that clouded my, in fact most of friend’s thoughts. Ragging was not over ๐Ÿ˜› but we were given complete freedom on returning to hostel on time, so it was like a jail breaking time and we were all excited about it. We started staying out late and returning only to dine or sleep or classes, etc. But soon all those became boring and college clubs started to pour in all sorts of classes and responsibilities. There wasย just so much I wanted to do and time seemed so unfair when you have to do alot. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyways, I started with Abhishek da’s help web designing and development. I did a bit of coding in junior school too but most of them was for fun and never actually thought that to be serious ๐Ÿ˜› Soon, I got in touch with some old school friends and found out how deprived I was from the real world and that the real world was far beyond my reach. So, I paced up.. Now, among my strongest suite, ย what I can do best isย learn fast. Soon, I was coding in Java, C and a python beginner with html, css, js up my sleeve. Hell I thought and continued when semester exams got in between and the various clubs namely a few that I got involved with dragged us to classes ๐Ÿ˜› CFI, Literary Society were the ones where I actually went to. And then there was so much happening in there. Time sure flew by and I got but a few glimpses only of how quick I lost control over myself and let my horse run wild..
I also Started blogging around this time only. ๐Ÿ˜€ Here’s my old blogย http://goo.gl/mJEE2Q ย Had to discontinue it for a couple of controversies ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, winter came by now and I went to Delhi for vacation to my pintu’s place. It was a fun winter and the best Christmas and New year I ever had. A memorable trip it was ๐Ÿ™‚ My first visit to a Spanish concert. http://goo.gl/gr3ahDย Wow! It was amazing ๐Ÿ˜€ And the rest of my stay too was legen- wait for it- dary ๐Ÿ˜€ http://goo.gl/LfGS4eย Yes it was ๐Ÿ˜‰ I had an even longer holiday planned in Delhi with a training @ HCL, South Ex but had to cancel it and come down to college cause apparently our HOD called us in early. Damn it was a total waste cancelling that training.

Anyway I was back in college and we were again busy bees in the midst of all that silent humming. Which we never anticipated would sound so loud. My roommate during that time got committed and hence he became unavailable too. Either way, the even semester days were busy and not. I spent my evenings at anupam’s pg with somesubra both of them being my previous roommates moved out of hostel. ๐Ÿ˜› It’s funny cause SomeSubhra came in hostel in mid 1st sem and he left in 3rd Sem and again came back in 5th Sem ๐Ÿ˜› Either way, It was more or less a dragster semester with less to do in it.

So, the next summer I was going back kolkata. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

 

Life @ Jolu Freshman year

First time out of home. Excited, Enthusiastic, Dreamer, Afraid, Protective and all those things that you can think of in the early days of college life..

All those years at home where you never had to actually do anything. There’s always been a mom and a dad to take care of everything that you ever wanted. Of course nobody gets what they always wanted but at least you never had to turn a bone to get anything to needed. No suddenly you are in-charge and you need to get everything by yourself. Damn it! Who the hell made these rules anyway! How can you expect a kid to do everything by himself when he never cooked his own coffee in his previous 17 years of life @ home.
Anyways, somehow it’s more or less the same with everyone, why the hell am i complaining about it. Stumbled through my JEE exams and I reached the doors of Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College. Seems like a lifetime ago now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Freshman Year

Over the years movies and newspapers have shown extensive melodrama over ragging. And that was one of the loud voices that I heard about the college too. In fact the only loud voice that I heard about my current college. So I had a quite a lot on my mind when I first came to college but all that just shattered down as I went to the first day of college. But more interesting was the night before when my roommate didn’t get any sleep from him waking up and looking out of the door peeping and waking me up cause he thought he saw someone raging. Least that he knew it didn’t even begin yet. ๐Ÿ˜› So, both us got up somehow and went college next day. ย Trust me, all that Van Wilder and American Pie shit is only shit.. You won’t be getting any in here at least cause there ain’t any.. Anyways, the whole place was huge and it took like forever to find my class and my roommates. Oh wait, my roommates Anupam, Abhishek. Abhishek didn’t show up till a week or two and anupam. Well, let’s just say he was lost in a kind of his own world revolving around his gf, himself and his gf. ๐Ÿ˜› So the first day, hell the first time I met my classmates.. All intelligent minds gathered up and ready take down the world. And so continues the advanced version of school life. And they said we need to live like this. But we didn’t come all this way to live a school life. Wearing formals and following rules.
I’m quite good at making friends and in a few days I knew almost half the class and the other half via them. And then came P, my other roommate. He lived before in a hostel and he was quite the experienced one among us. So, we did what he said to do which was mostly he always slept whenever anybody came in. -_- So, we needed to re-discover ourselves and we did actually, quite a lot of changes.

Ragging

It was more of a make me laugh by doing crazy shit thing.
We didn’t knew what we were doing and why we were doing. We just did cause someone asked us to do. And we laughed so much about it when we came back to our rooms. This one time I was asked to sing and I can’t sing shit. So, I tried the only song I knew I could ๐Ÿ˜› And I was scared so I ย forgot even that. And that song became a poem and I was reciting it before I even realized. Soon I was asked to stop. ๐Ÿ˜› Sleepless nights with all the crazy shit and blabber in our ears, useless lectures with stuff that you already knew from before, no girls. Life couldn’t have been worse.
Just a few weeks passed by and everyone planned on a mass bunk. Dude, that was fun ๐Ÿ˜€ But soon everything started becoming monotonous specially with all the rules like getting back in hostel by 6pm, which was fine at first cause I used to living in home. But then there was this no electricity and no water scenario came. And we were asked to fetch water from a nearby canteen. So, we came out fetched our water and then went on to take a free tour around the campus at midnight, which was all fine and great except that we got caught while returning by some seniors who shouted at us to stop and we ran.. Damn, fools we were ๐Ÿ˜› Anyways, we somehow struggled through the walls to climb up to our rooms cause obviously we couldn’t come in through main door. It was past enter time already. Still some idiot gave us up and we found ourselves standing in front of them in next 15 minutes. It was mere one crazy act to many and we enjoy and cherish em for life.

Transition State

With FriendsEverybody has a transition state in their life. To me it was this first year in college. For the first time I felt the lack of female species and hence necessity is the mother of invention. Well of course I didn’t invent anything but I did re-invent myself. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Oh those were crazy times. And I was more crazy than even I knew. For the first time I saw people getting beaten down and real bad on their birthdays ๐Ÿ˜› Oh it was fun I admit ๐Ÿ˜› Many people from all over places taught many different things. Learnt to keep unity.
And then I was back at myself. Facebook never seemed more friendly than before. We were not allowed laptops in 1st semester so I brought my laptop in 2nd semester. Wi-fi was great but there were download restriction but hell with that. We ere computer science students after-all ๐Ÿ˜‰ Then came the love-life, which was brief of course. Some perks of being a teen and yea I just turned 18 ๐Ÿ˜› ย So, After a brief period of time, life was taking it’s own pace and I didn’t even realize when I changed so much yet not changing at all!

The first years are the most difficult ones they say. But the fun was most too they never said. ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

 

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