Thursday, April 26, 2012

"Whenever you’re called on to make up your mind,
and you’re hampered by not having any,
the best way to solve the dilemma, you’ll find,
is simply by spinning a penny.
No—not so that chance shall decide the affair
while you’re passively standing there moping;
but the moment the penny is up in the air,
you suddenly know what you’re hoping."
Piet Hein.

Wonderful words by Piet Hein.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

DIS – Day One

Physics: Finally nailed projectile motion. Can’t believe it was so easy. Maybe the problems that I solved were easy, all I had to do was plug in the formula and voila. I got the answer. Other than that, solidified my understanding of basic kinematics. Looking to complete fluid kinematics and circular motion tomorrow.
(PS : I thought Khan Academy would help in learning Projectile motion. Apparently, it wasn't the projectile motion that I was looking for. I was searching for the projectile motion of a body thrown making an angle with the horizontal. )

Math: I’m not particularly a big fan of math problems. Every time I attempt one, I get a feeling that my knowledge doesn’t suffice to solve that. I did solve a few problems today. None on my own. I did get the idea on how to solve them but that was as far as I could go. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day.

Chemistry: Read through a lot of chapters. Correction, skimmed them. Not sure how much of it went into my brain but yes, I did learn some new things. The difference b/w Molarity and Molality being one.

That’s pretty much it for today and uh, I wish I wasn’t bogged down by the pressure of performing well in these entrance exams. If I had to learn just for the sake of learning then maybe I’d have been more at ease but then again, can’t really change that.

And uh, I’m planning on gaining 200 hours of experience in programming in 2 months once I’m finished with these entrances. Let’s see how that goes.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Project DIS

Now that MUWCI is behind me, I can concentrate of some other things that require immediate notice.

I hereby launch

Project D.I.S.
Project D.I.S. has come about at a time of urgency when the ghosts of the past and the aliens of the future threaten the well-being of the present. This project aims to give the mind something else to worry upon.

In the event that I do not get into MUWCI, I’ll be studying in some college in Hyderabad. Well, I’ll be taking Math, Physics and Chemistry in my intermediate. No doubt about that. 

So, uh,
I’ve got 5 entrance exams ahead of me.

Ramaiah, Sri Mega, Delta, Krishna Murthy and FIITJEE

They are all exams that test the students in Math, Physics and Chemistry. Students aim at clearing the cut-off so that they can join the respective institutions which are known as the best in the field.

Objective: Ace the exams/clear all the cut offs
Time Frame: 12 days (from the 17th of April to 13th May)
Subjects: Math, Physics and Chemistry
Estimated time to be spent per day: 9 hours (3 hours for each subject)

Well, they’re on 21st, 22nd, 23rd of this month. That’s less than 6 days to brush up everything I know and learn some new things as well.

Anyway, as an attempt that plans on killing 2 birds with one stone, posting on the blog as well as giving me a reason to study, I’ll be posting here what I learnt daily and uh, some other interesting stuff that I learnt while I was studying for them.

Until next time,

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

AmaPh - 5

That's a hailstone that fell during a recent hailstone rain.

Hail is not common in the tropics and the most recent one (on the 6th of April) was my first ever experience of it. I always told people that hail doesn't fall in the tropics even when they told me that they actually saw it fall. I guess they had the last laugh.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Here's a game that's on every Windows PC yet people have no idea how to play it.

The game I'm talking about is - "Minesweeper"

Until about a few months ago, even I had no idea how to play. All I knew was that the objective was to click on a square that didn't have a mine on it.

I thought the game was based on luck. Then, a few months ago I finally decided that I'll google "How to play Minesweeper". Turns out the numbers that appeared after our clicks signified the number of mines in the adjacent squares. I was like "voila" and finally understood how to play the game.

Once you figure out how to play it, it turns out to be a fun game!

Try it out!

Here's a short guide explaining how you can play minesweeper

Until next time,