First half of my final year …

The odd semester working days of my final year was over. This is the first time the odd semester went very fast to me. This semester left many unforgettable memories to me -> placement, classes in Z0, Opensolaris day, FStival’06, Cyber’06 , the lowest attendance in my college history, final year project review and etc. Third internals are starting from next week and semester exams will come after third internals. Its time to study for internals. It may give a short break for blogging. Anyway I will try to update it atleast once a week. Hmm… I have only one more semester in my college life 😦

பூவே உனக்காக

பூக்கள் வாடுவது உன்னைப் பிரிய மனமின் றியே,

பூக்களுக்கு மனமிருக்கின்றதா? – இருந்தாலும்,

அதை உன்னைக் கண்டவுடன் அவை இழந்துருக்கும்.

பூக்கள் மலர்வது உன் கூந்தலில் இடம் பிடிக்க,

நான் என்ன செய்ய வேண்டும் உன் மனதில் இடம் பிடிக்க?

என் காதல் பூவை மலர விடுவாயா? – இல்லை

என் காதில் பூவை சுற்றி விடுவாயா…

First task and Process Management for Goatee

The above title “First task and Process Management Server for goaTee” is my final year project title. Praveen and VanniaPerumal are working with me. We looked into the documents written by our seniors who gave mexokernel, a new type of kernel to the kernel family and goaTee, the OS based on this mexokernel. Clearly written documents and their blog (SIGOS) about goaTee explained the path for our project. Yesterday we had a zeroth review and in that review we explained about our task in goaTee that is first task and process management. I am very happy to become one of the developers of goaTee, a great innovation in the OS world. Now its the time to start our project …

footie @ MC

After 4 years I played football in Madura College. There I met my school friends Karthikeyan, Dhivakar, Viswabharathy, Vishnu and Venkatesh. Also I added some new buddies Ram, Kamal, Kavin and Saravanan to my friends list. We created two teams among us and played from 7 to 9. After a small top I came back to home at 10AM. I am not a great player in football but my friends are good players and many of them are in their college football teams. Mainly I went to MC to meet my friends and share our experiences 🙂

எங்கே என் இதயம்?

இதயம் இருப்பவர்க்கெல்லாம் காதல் வரும்,

அது இருந்த போது எனக்கு புரியவில்லை,

இதயம் தொலைந்து போனது போல் உணர்கின்றேன்,

எனக்குள் காதல் மலர்ந்து விட்டதோ!!!


Sillunu Oru Kadhal

This year FStival’06 helped me to meet all the people involved in first FStival, which introduced Free Software World to me. Except Balamurugan other seniors Joe, Sap, Stylesen and Ranjani came to this year FStival. After celebrating the SFD successfully, Joe and Ranjani returned back to chennai on that day night 😦 While eating in Aarathy Drive Inn, we decided to go to ‘Sillunu Oru Kadhal’. At that time, the time was 10:10 PM. Then we went to theatre ‘Amirtham’ by an auto. We were late, so we missed the title song. From the beginning itself the story moved slowly. It was a mockai story about a couple who loved each other very much. When Surya was in Newyork, accidentally Jothika read the diary of Surya. Surya wrote about his love in that diary. Surya’s college life was somewhat ok to see but no logic, the same old cinema colleges. Boomika’s acting was good. Then, then … director pulled the story to make it as a 3hrs film. Baby shreya’s voice was so sweet. Santhanam and Vadivelu’s comedy was not good.
‘Avalukenna ambasamuthiram …’ and ‘Newyork nagaram’ were ok and ‘Munbae vaa …’ was really good. This film had some nice dialogues.

Sillunu Oru Kadhal – Summa Oru thadavai Parkalam


In Madurai, GLUGOT and GLUG-Madurai jointly celebrated the Software Freedom Day on last saturday. Students from various colleges and schools in and around Madurai participated in this Tech-Festival. Chief Guest for this year FStival was Mr.Kenneth Gonsalves,Associate, NRC-FOSS @ AU-KBC, Chennai. Chief Guest delivered a speech on the topic “How FLOSS makes you a great programmer”. After the tea break, the step by step Debian GNU/Linux installation was demonstrated. Then Amalan JoeSteeve, Founder of GLUGOT gave a short and smalltalk about FStival and handled the questions asked the audience. Audience’s hearts were stolen by Ubuntu DapperDrake’s 3D desktop demo. Many people thought GNU/Linux has CUI only. After seeing the attractive GUIs in our boxes they might said Bye to other proprietry operating systems.

People were amazed to see the abundant free softwares in our boxes. Members of GLUGOT and GLUG-Madurai explained about the following free and opensource softwares: XGL, Emacs, Latex, Openoffice, GCC, CMS, LAMP, GIMP, Blender, Edubuntu, Scilab, XMMS and etc. Ashok explained the Free Software philosophy and Vinoth talked about GNU/Linux in industries and the opportunity in
industries for FLOSS users. Various distributions of GNU/Linux were burnt and given to people. The stalls were opened untill 5 PM. Second and third years did their job well. Press people from popular newspapers covered this day and published this news in their newspapers. Thanks to people who made this FStival a grand success. Special thanks to Joe, Arun Ponniah, Senthil and Ranjani for spending their precious time with us.

I hope this day set free software fire in people’s minds and hearts.