Monday, April 17, 2006

Finally free!!!

Attended my final day of college, seems now i am finally free of the college. Have to 'visit' the college for 3 more days and that’s it, goodbye to my engineering and look forward to other things .Engineering should have been a lot of fun, but since its our college, its been hell.

Whoever heard of taking permissions slips to get out of the college at the engineering level!!!! But that’s our college, more rules than the central jail. I mean come on, engineering is supposed to be a professional degree and when we come out of the college we are expected to be professional in our outlook and ideas. But seems my college has a different view, even if we don’t do any useful work we are supposed to stay in the college just because of WHAT? I can’t see how they can justify those damm rules. After we get into an organization, our professionalism comes into play, and we have to develop that from our college level. If the college can’t believe their students can manage their time and attendance, how the hell can companies trust us with their projects? .

This damm attitude of the college pisses me off; I didn’t have to follow these many rules even at my school and intermediate level.

Finally free of all this crap, there goes my rant about the college.

Have to attend the college for the project seminar, and then the 2 exams on 25th and 27th and hope I don’t ever visit the college again.

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so don't drink too much!!!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Stable computing

Finally everything has settled down, no more problems with the computers (phew!!). I had a problem with the older computer, suddenly it started showing BSOD and saying it has a problem with APIC or some other crap, it kept suggesting me to get a BIOS update.
I thought hey this is the first time windows suggested a bios update and I thought maybe the BIOS got corrupted and I should update to the newest version. So I got started with the flashing and the computer gets stuck, so knowing never to interrupt a flash, left it alone, then a sudden power failure occurs.

Tried starting the comp after that and it just wouldn’t boot, tried to re-flash which seemed impossible but thanks to my L33T (that’s elite in geek language) motherboard ASUS provided a way to flash the bios even if it was dead. The only problem was that I didn’t know which the default filename it would look for was. So long story short, I couldn’t find a way to flash the damm thing and had to take it to a chip level service center, and they said they would charge me 500Rs just for service (meaning taking the motherboard and looking for the problem) and they would charge more for repair. I was like WTF and tried to repair again but this time taking the help from the ASUS forum and it worked and now the comp is working again.

Now currently I am an expert on BIOS flash troubleshooting, thx to my research on BIOS’s.