Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I'm back!!

Hi ,actually it took me Long time to Come out of my Personal matters,Anyhow i'm Back.I Feel it is the right time to start our work and finish "Research Engine". Hope God will help us to give life to our dream...

- Saravanan @ Salaikumar

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Research Engine - Alpha (under way)

Research Engine Alpha, is under construction and will be out for testing soon. Its primarily built on Apache Solr server. Its plugin architecture helps a lot to include a custom components performing the required job, and still remaining to be a stable search server.

I thought it would be easy to start with Solr, and go as required.

ETA: 45 days

- Ashwanth Kumar

This is an update post, used as a log for me and my teammates working on the project to record the happenings of our work. This is a personal effort. If you plan to use this intelligent property, please drop a message at: http://goo.gl/nqkWs

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My 5th Semester Practicals - I

Just now, i came finishing my practicals examination. Paper today was "Computer Networks"; i got
  1. A Simple Firewall Implementation
  2. Ping this computer, and get its IP Address and its name. Also, ping other systems in the network to detect their IP Address and name. (Seriously this is so easy)
I took my paper to find these. I was a bit happy, cauz both are simple programs. Though Firewall is huge but easy to code, approx 150 lines of code thats it. I wrote the usual cover story on the answer sheet, it was then I heard something much worse than "PROFANITY".

"Write the Aim, Procedure, PROGRAM and result. After which you can use the system."

I just don't get it, or if i'm wrong please correct me. Why on the earth, in a computer science practical examination, we should write a program first, and then type it and show the output. Are they testing us, being in third year CSE, do we know to type with a keyboard and compile the program?

Seriously! when i asked my invigilator, he said, "NO! Write the program and only then you can type!". Why is the educational standard in SASTRA going so low?

Well, actually its not only here (in SASTRA), its the case in most of the Universities in India!

How do they propose to make better programmers and software professionals who actually mug the program for their practicals? How do they except us, to develop India by 2020 (i find this year fancy, and nothing more special)??

Do you have an answer for this??

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New "Web Page" Concept - Alpha - Work in Progress

Hello, After sleeping for 10 hours straight, and really pissing my gf off, I started working on our college Tech Fest, Theta '11; website (http://www.theta11.co.cc). I was browsing many templates online, but was happy with none! :(

So, i thought y not create my own template (1st time ever!). Concept!? I need a damn concept for the page; I ain't a designer in Photoshop or Flash not even in Rome! I still need to create stunning website to attract sponsors.

My understanding of the webpages' are as follows:
  1. Full multi page websites - In this category, entire website is composed of multiple pages. I found 96% of the websites on WWW fall under this category.
  2. Single portfolio websites - In this category, entire website is composed in a single page; but contains many sections within it. Each section is loaded on demand via Ajax or using scripts like Nivo jQuery slider, etc. I also found only certain websites like Portfolio, personal resume, etc fall under this category. It constitutes to around 4% of WWW.
I wanted to create a new web page concept, something that meets the Web 3.0 standards for WWW AI, and also being able to be accepted by Web 2.0 users.

  • Something that will replace conventional Menu bar by something else; Making the full use of CSS3 and HTML5 to its extent.
  • Something that targets modern browsers, and not some ghost browsers (IE 6 -).
  • Something that will replace the single-click information to fully user interactive page.
  • Something that will acknowledge the user and not the webmaster.
  • Something that can sustain for next decade!
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I need a damn concept! Any Ideas or suggestions, please post!

- Ashwanth Kumar

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Diwali Eve Logs

I've just now finished my dinner! Its around 10.30PM here. I don't generally sleep the day before Diwali. So, just wondering what can be done now for the entire night?!

Update: Nothing really happened~ I just slept off! Man, y don't i get ideas like Mark Zuckerberg?

- Ashwanth Kumar

Monday, November 1, 2010

My New Project - After Effect of "The Social Network"

Inspired by the movie "The Social Network" (still 45 min to go as on writing of this blog entry), i thought of this idea. I don't know if such ideas exist already or not, if you know of any please do enlighten me. I would really like to use it.

Idea in Abstract:
An operating system, or a system application, that logs all user interactions with the system and learns the user's tastes' of life. It monitors everything starting from scanning the directory structure, analyzing the movies, songs, pictures etc. available in the system. Live with the user and learn along with him/her. An artificially intelligent OS or a program, that can assist user in all his actions, with the system. Sometimes can also be a PA to him.

In Detail:
I want to create an artificially intelligent program or OS, that assist the user in everything. Making the OS customizable on the fly (dynamically). It can get the job done instantly, with the help of few or no inputs at all. Yes, it can be scripted or commanded over the mic or message or chat or email, virtually any means of communication can be understood and decoded by the system, and the corresponding actions shall be executed.
- Also, it can suggest you online movies or news articles or etc. after reading (analyzing) your browser history, file access history, etc.
- Provide updates for your Anti virus programs,
- Tell you if there are any new mails, or your girl friend is online.
- Analyse your phonebook and tell you if there are duplicate contacts.
- Sync all your email accounts, and suggest frnds from FB.
- Suggests new albums for your iPod or MP3 player
- Well the list is endless..

Well, i do know there exists separate pgms for doing all this crapy things. It has become a part of our daily life. I just want to integrate all the frequently done jobs into a single piece of application. Bring them all under one roof, make it install as components, etc. Its like this, it can read the chat or email msg, to find out the tone of the other person, and suggests you the same. It can play background music, when it feels you're really pissed off.

I don't know the feasibility of this project or say boredom blog post. I just wanted to know, if such a thing exist already or if we're really in need of such an app.

Please feel free to post your comments on this issue.

- Ashwanth Kumar