Saturday, November 20, 2004

Lovely little critter

Today I thought id post the picture of my cat, Casper. He is not with me and is with my parents back home. This is a picture my dad took while Casper was yawning and really sleepy. It might look he is hungry and about to attack but heh that would be wrong.

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Thursday, November 18, 2004

Belated Update

Things have been hectic and theya re going to become more hectic and gung ho as it is the end of the semester and everyone is scrambling to meet deadline dates and get prepared for exams. I still have to do a lot of my assingments including the Parser assignment and the PERL assignment.

On the home front, there is still no news about the VISA for my parents. Let us hope they get it and get to see me after about 2 years. I will be going tomorrow and reserving my seats for the graduation ceremony regardless my parents come or not.

From now on I plan to update regularly. It has been a hectic week but I started this blog and now it is my duty to keep it updated :D.
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Saturday, November 13, 2004

Happy Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all muslims around the world on this festive ocassion. May you have many more and have lots of merriment and all that good stuff :D. For me, im going to the Junoon Concert on Monday the 15th :D. It will be one hell of a blast. I've never been to a good concert before from a good band. This one will be my first.

On the apartment front I have been allowed to wait until December 1st for a decision on whether i want to stay in my current apartment for the next semester or not. The reason being my parents having no idea about their VISA status and me not sure of getting an OPT. I will find out hopefully between Nov 24 - Dec 1 if I am getting an OPT.

Pakistan won the Jubilee Celebration match against India at Eden Gardens in Kolkata today. Masterful run chase and great composure of the Pakistani batsmen. Salman Butt was amazing at just 20 years of age. Showed a lot of maturity and good temprament in his unbeaten 107. Kudos and congratulations to the Pakistani team and to India good luck in getting their form back. It was a hard fought match fitting for the Jubilee celebrations.
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Thursday, November 11, 2004

Getting things done.

As it happens, life seems to go by and things get done somehow. I decided to stay in my current apartment on Campus with the option to transfer my lease from this apartment to another 2 bedroom apartment should my parents arrive. I still have to ask what if I dont get my OPT and the assurance of a two bedroom apartment. With that out of the way things will become a little less complicated and stressful for me in the coming days. All in good time as well, since I crunch month is coming up. Almost the end of semester and a lot of work to do.

Why is it that all teachers remember to increase the speed during the later days of the term? I got 3 assingments in the space of a week to do. Wonderful isn't it?

Non-Technical People are welcome to ask me what the things I will speak of now below mean.

The first one is from my Programming Languages class. I have to make a parser which will parse in both top down and bottom up parsing. An external program like Prolog will make the decision based on whether the grammer is complex enough to do a bottom up parse or simple enough to do a top down one. It will tell this to the actual parser.

The second assingment is also for the Programming Lanugages class where I have to first learn PERL and then design a SQL/PERL interface and database program.

One a side note: Firefox 1.0 was released on Nov 9th. It is one hell of a program and has finally been released. It is much better than Internet Explorer. For those of you who have never tried it, give it a try. It is faster and more secure.
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Tuesday, November 09, 2004

In the state of Limbo

So finally I was to find out about my Parent's getting a visa today and found out that they will get a reponse soon. They still havent gotten a response. I hope they get one soon so I can start looking for a definate plan on where i want to stay. Other than that everything is going A OK. I have finalized my Application for OPT, concluded almost all of my given assingments. Need to catch up on my sleep though. That is about it for today.
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Saturday, November 06, 2004

AH belated updated

Ah sorry to all the people that come here looking for an update and dont find any. I have been really busy witha lot of stuff recently and totally didnt get time to post.

All is well. I am going to apply for my OPT on monday so I can stay in the US for another year after I graduate. I have been busy doing my assignments and stuff. I have still to decide on where i want to live and if I sign my lease or not. That depends on if my parents get a visa or not. Lets see.

Apart from that nothing much is happening. Will update more regularly now :)

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Monday, November 01, 2004

More assignments and school stuff

The assignment is proving to be a real challenge. I have been trying for the last 12 hours trying to figure it out. Hopefully, I will be able to make some sense out of it. Other than that, I didn't do much of anything else today. No University replied as of yet to my questions about admission. I called up a few Apartments and talked to landlords but it is increasingly becoming clear to me that I might have to get one in my current apartment complex in a 2 bedroom configurations so that my parents can have a place to stay when they come here.
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