Computer History Museum - A visit

As a child, I used to imagine that when I grow up I will work in a bookstore. I will sell books and in spare time read all the books. Whenever I get a chance to visit a big bookstore or Library, I feel as If I have entered heaven, my spine is thrilled with electric spikes.
This August, I got a chance to visit San Jose (Was there to attend an international conference ASONAM 2016 in San Francisco). Feeling a bit adventurous I tried Airbnb for the first time and stayed with Venna, a very sweet lady. When we reached, she suggested that since I am into computers I should visit Computer History Museum, I accepted her suggestion and am very happy that I did. The museum kindled the child in me, and once again I was back to childhood (not that I have really grown old), seeing the Babbage difference engine, the PDP-1, the Jacquard loom, I was transcended into a new world. The museum showcased the history of computers bringing them back to life through their gigantic exhibits. The exhibition Rev…

Ghost of FYUP

The only B.Tech batch of DU, the so enrolled FYUP (2013-2017) now has another hurdle: the one year research project. The project work is spread in both VII and VIII semesters, and carries in total 300 marks out of total of 1200. Ideally, the students should get time slots in the labs to do their work, and for proper guidance by teacher, it should be also reflected in teacher's workload.  Department of Electronics, under good faith, has made specific guidelines to ensure proper running of these projects. The issue is will these guidelines be implemented in totality by the Principals/TICs, who are using different tactics to reduce the workload due to projects, some common being: Give them to guest  (Money matters one guest =four periods=Rs 1000 per week). Will a guest be able to do justice is another matter.If a permanent faculty is ready to take projects, then forcing them to increase their workload from prescribed 14/16. This in essence makes permanent faculty shy away from taking…

B.Tech Courses by University of Delhi

In year 2013, University of Delhi launched five B.Tech courses, in Computer Science, Electronics, Instrumentation, Food Technology and Polymer Science. At that time students from all over India flocked into Delhi to get admission to these courses. The admission was through cut-off based on their class twelfth marks. Most colleges over admitted the number of students, as no one knew the colleges would be so much sort after.
It seemed like a good option, students get to study in University of Delhi colleges, (still one of the good university in India) and the cost too was affordable, only Rs10,000/- per semester. Most teachers, teaching B.Tech students were also happy, because after many years they were getting chance to teach students with marks in 90s. All was well.
But, then as it happens all good things come to end, don't know who was responsible, DUTA, DUSU, or Private Engineering colleges, the government forced DU to roll back and scrap these B.Tech courses. 
Now, the issue w…

Programming is it difficult?

I love to learn, and so go on attending online courses at Coursera (For some strange reason I enjoy Coursera more than Edx!!)
In a course I am doing, there was an essay we were supposed to write, about why programming is difficult? 
Well, I want to give an honest answer! So here it comes.
I was first introduced to programming in the year 1993 during my second year of under-graduate course, and the first language I learned was FORTRAN 77. For me it was love at first sight. I cannot remember a single moment when I felt programming is difficult. Those were the days of sequential programming, DOS operating system and a specialized air-conditioned computer lab in the college. There was no internet, no emails, no android!!
I remember my friends struggling with programming, trying to mug up programs!!! But for me, from day one it was like me and computer understand each other. I know how to tell 'him' to do the work I want, and 'he' always obeys. I always had belief that if a p…

Etiquettes in the Digital world

Today almost every house hold has access to internet and smartphones. Yet even the most polite people lack the basic etiquette's of using these technologies. Being an avid user myself, I find this lack very irritating and so I attempt here to list few habits that one should do instead:
The most annoying thing on mobile is crazy ring tones. Keep your ring tones pleasant, something which does not make all eyes move on the direction asking, where the hell this noise is coming. Whenever you get a missed call from a number in your contact list, it is polite to call back. When you call somebody and person is not picking the mobile, do not go on calling every second!!! Unless you are his/her mother, girlfriend or wife. When you receive a message, you should reply back, acknowledging that you have read the message, even if it is short and sweet “OK”. Even dumb computers do it, you are better than them. (Remember that in Whatsapp and Facebook, sender do come to know if you have…

And the result is

The internal assessment marks for digital system design are: Results
If you find any discrepancy, kindly meet me on Monday 24th November 2014, between 10:00AM to 11:00 AM sharp, with proof.

Link for the digital Electronics Test 3

Link for the digital electronics test 3 It is available on 21st November from 8:00AM to 4 PM only. The test has a password, it is the name of your present class representative, all in small letters.