Monday, May 18, 2009

its me and my MAC keyboard

From the bunch of awkward situations, one most common and one dat can occur nywhr and nytym is Monkey-in-lab. For the one who is going out of the country for the first tym the occurrence of such situations are inevitable. Uptill now I too had many of them. My first was in my own office and my own computer, the very computer about which I proudly tell to my friends, a 8 core system with 6 GB RAM and Nvidia 8600 GTX. But the main problem with it is dat it is not only a MAC system and to add to ur hardships it has the Danish keyboard. One of the strange thing about the MAC keyboard is the Command button. Its functionality similar to the control button on the windows system but dere is one control button too(yet not sure abt its purpose). And dere is one ms ore extra button called Alt/Gr whose purpose is to act as the third character smthng similar to what shift does but now dere r thre characters on each letter rather than being two only(still amazed why MAC need so much of them characters).For initial few days, one could see the MAC keyboard shortcut or such stuffs opened in my browser, but soon realised their uselessness. Speaking of characters dere r some which still are nightmares for me. Of them are '{', '}', '[', ']' and '\'. I tried very hard and spent almost one of my whole weekend searching for these online but met no success. As one might know about the importance of these to a programmer, for the arrays, blocks and paths. Initially I used to copy them from one place and paste them whenever needed, it was clumsy and boring. But now I have found more elegant way to perform this. Now whenever I need them I just go to the top-right corner of my desktop and from there I toggle to US keyboard and I am with my Danish-MAC keyboard as a US keyboard. I perform my actions den back to Danish keyboard(I am not too good wid US keyboards either, so have to go back for typing ;) ). Hoping for some improvement in my present scenario wid my MAC in coming days.
Now it will be totally unfair and in some ways too rude of me if I donot mention some good(here I mean really good and cool) things about MAC. It has wonderful GUI interface along wid the UNIX kernel which gives me feeling of being at home. And above all is the magic of 8 core processor, Nvidia 8800 and 6 GB RAM(Now, my system will be happy when its RAM will read these stuffs as this page is loaded). There are many more cool things but I havnt explored so deep.

P.S.: This blog has its inspiration from g2's blog about monkey in lab and my prof's wish dat I should write about my experience wid MAC.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

getting started

Hmmmm .... atlast I have joined the group which I hated the most .. the group of bloggers .... I used to think that how can someone find so much time to write a blog when there are lots of other beautiful stuffs to do around you. But now I can fully understand the torchorous situation one would have gone through which compelled him become a blogger.
When you are in completely different time zone in which your friends live and you come back to home after tiring office work (mind you sitting in front of the computer and working can be pretty tiring) with the hope that you will chat with your friends tell them about your experiences, hear about theirs .. but ooops all are offline .. perhaps sleeping as its late nite over there part of the earth. And you after exausting all the TV serials episodes, are left with just nothing except staring at the online list as if someone pops up and then go back to sleep when you are bored enough. :P .
To add to the miseries of ur lyf is if you are missing someone very badly .. someone very dear to you, someone with whom you used to talk daily but now you just cant bcoz when they are free you arent and when you are free they are in their sound sleep and you dare not disturb their tender sleep.
All these things leave a blank space in your daily life. A SPACE which haunts you and you try all possible ways to fill this up .. and the most obivious and comfortable way is to sit in ur warm cozy bed with ur laptop on ur lap and write a blog as I am doing rite now.
So atlast compelled by the situations here I am writing my first BLOG. Hope this will fill in the SPACE in my daily life as I have so much to write about, the new city, country, culture people and above all how I adapt to them.
A whole new experience , the "EXCAVATION Of My LIFE"

Hoping to you soon over here reading my next blog, as I have no other thing to do. :P