Archive for September, 2007

My anna’s close friend Senthil working at SiRF Technologies,Bangalore. He is a person of different thoughts and my anna use to say lot of stories about him. Now this anna with couple of his friends have started a new venture called varnathoorigai. The idea of this venture is to sell the paintings and artworks done by people at their leisure time. Thus they do a service of bringing out the hidden talents of the people who are interested in artwork to the external world. To know more about it visit here People who are interested in it can contribute to it and get benefited.

FStival’07-a Software Freedom festival

Posted: September 15, 2007 in FOSS
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Today(September 15th) we celebrated a festival FStival’07 in our college which is a part of Software Freedom Day celebration. The function started around 10 am. The foss enthusiasts and our alumni Mr. Praveen, Mr. Senthilkumaran, Mr. Subramani also participated in it and made it a successful celebration.

The welcome address was given by Mrs.Shalinie, HOD of our department. Then the presidential address was given by Mr. Rajaram, Dean of Computer Sciences. Then the report on GLUGOT and GLUG-Madurai was given by my friend Keerthi. The next was a talk by Mr.Praveen an alumnus of our college who is now working in HP, Bangalore. He gave a wonderful talk on what is FOSS, said how it differs from the proprietary software and how it is useful in educational institutions, industries and listed the companies using GNU/Linux. That was continued by Ubuntu installation demo and a demo on looking glass and compiz fusion showed by Mr. Subramani – another alumnus of our college. After few minutes break there was demo on various GNU/Linux tools in the stalls in our department. Some of the tools that were demonstrated : GCC , LAMP, CMS (Drupal) , LaTeX, GIMP , Emacs , Databases , Open Office , Debuggers , GTK/Glade , KDevelop , Beryl(one of the stalls that attracted many ppl), VIM, Games(Supertux). These demos were done by our second and third year students. They really did a good job and hats off to them. I and my friends just visited all the stalls and enjoyed it.

All the stalls were closed around 1.30 and there was a little photo session. Then the hunger started killing us as we didn’t have the breakfast also and we started to Bell hotel where there was a treat by our seniors(Praveen,Senthil and Subramani). We filled our tummies and had lot of fun there. Then on return, myself and Keerthi went to vinayagar temple in our college and reached hostel.Thus it was a wonderful day 🙂

Favourite Pass time

Posted: September 2, 2007 in FOSS, Myself

Now a days i feel bored doing nothing. Now i have started overcoming that by playing Supertux that i have on my Debian etch.I used to play super mario in my childhood. I was so crazy about it. One could see me always jumping along with Mario crossing the hurdles. Now i am getting the same pleasure from Supertux where the tux(mascot of linux) plays the role of Mario.Its really cool and i have started loving it.I have started spending more time playing that.It has become my favourite past time. Kids will really love it.Then i put my hands on gimp and finally designed the header for my blog(the header that you see now)