Sunday, August 30, 2009

Enjyoing @ IOTA

Well I am writing this blog just after half an hour since the programme finished. It all started on 28th Aug when some of my friends and I were asked to be as part of the IOTA,a programme in which teachers from various colleges were to be given free training on open source and how to use it.It all started in not an expected manner as just before the start, the lights went off and worse still the weather turned cloudy making the ambience all very gloomy. The day ended like this and we thought that the next day the attendance would drop markedly.the next day was sort of compensation and we really enjoyed "teaching" the teachers. On the second day we showed them the installation procedure and they looked quiet satisfied,nodding as they understood.we had our lunch too and wrapped up the day with a few slides on open office.. The third and the ultimate day was the most satisfying, both for the teachers and us. This day we gave them details on how to use open office and gimp and showed them the advantages it had over ms office.. They really looked amazed at the progress open source had made .. the day went on and where we would return to our rooms , there was hardly anything left in us ..Hats off to the teachers round the globe who spent relentless hours like these upon us. At the end of the day during closing ceremony , came the moment of the day when one of the teachers said that she was very much pleased with the way we had taught them. and one of them even said that "if we would have had teachers like you then we could done much better!" ..well that was the most satisfying moment for us and then I realised how happy the teachers feel went they find their students doing well .... hoping for some more IOTA next year :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Protect your grub!

hi all , here is an important and useful tip as to how one can protect the grub through password.

type " /sbin/grub-md5-crypt " on command line(without quotes )
you will be asked to enter the password and then re enter it. After that you will be provided with a md5 cncrypted password .. Copy it and paste it to the /etc/grub/menu.lst file at the top of the page just after the commented lines as:
password --md5 "encrypted password "

hope dats useful!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dynamic programming is amazing!

Well its an awesome field to work on in algorithms.By this technique one can do DNA sequencing,find the longest common sequence ,and even the minimum transformations required to transform a sequence to another! [:)]

Friday, August 21, 2009

Change wallpapers automatically

hey i recently found that a tool in linux called wallpapoz exists by which one can change the wallpapers automatically. its really cool tool....