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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Date with .NET...

Well, It's been really really really overdue. It should've been here on the 13th of February, but it's here only on the 26th of February. And, that's also because Shiva's Blogged about it before me. Well, well done Shiva, you beat me to it:D

Well, it's about the Date With .NET, my Second ever Microsoft Event. This one was only for Students, unlike my First Event, which was mainly for Professionals. But, as it turned out, they had a bit different interpretation of the word Students : College Students. Infact, we were the only School Students there. Kinda makes you feel good, doesn't it ? Especially if a College was answering "Amarnath Reddy"[Whoever it is] as the guy who sent the first Email....

The First event was[ofcourse] the keynote, by the Vice Chancellor of Anna University. The things that happened when he came on to speak virtually killed us six students from shock : The College Students started booing and clapping, virtually not allowing him to speak! He Virtually had to hasten himself to leave... Well, and I was thinking that our School kids were bad...

Then came the event about VC++2005. Well, it was quite some Mixed reactions in our Group, since one[Krihna] just hated C/C++, while two more, Shiva and Abu, just sorta Loved it. But, when that guy started Bashing Turbo C for obvious reasons and giving concrete reasons for them, both Abu and Shiva were won over. And, when he showed what you can do in VC++ but can't in TC, Shiva had become such a Convert that he had both the Windows Platform SDK, DirectX 9.0 SDK as well as VC++2005 Express installed in his system the very next day, notwithstanding that the next day was his Exams![And he's a guy who takes exams seriously, you know:P].

Anyway, poor guys, three of them had to leave at half-time for some sorta Dance Practice, which left Me, Abu and Krishna for the Quiz and the second event about Data Mining in SQL Server. Well, I think I got quite some of the answers in the Quiz correct : I got the $1 CEO Question correct, as Steve Jobs. And, thing is, I could answer quite a number of questions on the actual Quiz Finals. Sortof, looks like wherever I go, the final quiz is a lot easier than the Prelims[Wasn't that supposed to be the other way round ]. Anyway, most of the [troublesome] college Guys had left at half-time too, so this one was much Quiter, though that Amarnath Reddy Gang was still there....

Well, sorta looks like I'm allergic to Databases[Strange, considering my Cousin Sudar is an MCDBA/Linux-Sun-OSS Guy]. Even in the last event I attended, I sorta couldn't get a thing of that SQL Server Session. Maybe, I'd try learning more Database Stuff in my post-Public Exam Holidays...

But, the event started only at 12'O Clock, but we were there by 9:30, and the most eventful time was from 10:00 to 11:30. More on that later...

Anyway, My Brother's Started Cringing already, to play some stupid Cricket. So, fancy going to his blog and advising him to something useful, like, say write a Blog ?[If I say that, that'd be World War III].

Just one more bit added to this long long long post : I'm thinking of listening to some Podcasts/Vediocasts/Screencasts. First choice, ofcourse, was Channel9. But, I'm having a lot of trouble downloading Vedeo from Channel9 : First I was getting a Not Authorized Exception, and now a Device not Ready Exception. I was able to get the Screencasts and Podcasts in though, so this thing still Preplexes me. Any Help Guys ? I'm using Free Download Manager on recommendation from My Cousin Sudar.

And, What Podcasts do you Listen to ? I'm looking for some good Podcasts, so if you know of any, just drop in a Comment..

Thanks, and keep the Comments coming....

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3 Comments:

Blogger Sunil said...

Hi! I have tagged you and you need to respond to it with a blog post.
Check - http://suniljagadish.blogspot.com/2006/03/tagged-twice.html

3/01/2006 02:16:00 AM  
Blogger Sunil said...

I wonder where is Mr. Yuvi. Especially after getting tagged! :D

3/08/2006 10:11:00 AM  
Blogger Aswin Anand T.H. said...

yuvi, where r u??? how did u do ur exams??

3/08/2006 12:09:00 PM  

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