August 31, 2008


It cannot get any more frustrating... A few days back I have written an entry for the blog and saved it on my linux Desktop(I don't quite remember which one, there are four!) and was waiting for the weekend so that I can finish a sketch and post it... Now I can't find the document which has my entry for this week! May be someone deleted it or moved it somewhere else(I would've surely remembered if I did)...

Ironically the entry was about bad luck and superstitions!

If a white cat runs into a black cat... Is it a sign of bad luck for the white cat ???

P.S: In memory of c2 which I think, ran into a black cat like this before it went missing sometime during the summer.

August 23, 2008

I get nowhere...

SO... I have to say something about myself. Sometimes it is hard to introduce yourself because you know yourself so well that you do not know where to start with. When I start pouring my feelings into words, I worry that they will become the structure I give them; that my liquid essence will take shape of whatever phrases I choose, that my thoughts will be defined by the words I use, and confined to the rigid boundaries of a language unable to accommodate the fluidity of my mind; that they will be limited to one distinct avenue when a linear direction does not suffice to express these multi-variable musings. It is easier to float in the sea of my unarticulated thoughts than to build a language boat and sail on a definite course, but in allowing myself to drift at the whim of my mind's currents, I get nowhere…

i get nowhere

August 10, 2008

New CSE T-shirt

Ran into someone wearing the new dept. T-shirt the other day in the lab and the first reaction of most of the people around me was something like Eww! bordering on Yuck! It has something written on the back... something to do with hacking and Wall Street. One of those jokes i never get, I thought, and the worst thing about the T-shirt is this quote, To iterate is human, to recurse- divine. This quote actually inspired me to draw this.

So yet again I have one another T-shirt that I can never wear in public(read: outside the walls of IIT)

P.S: Drawing in GIMP takes so much time... from the next time on, I am drawing with my hand.

August 6, 2008

How do you name a blog ??

So here I am in the blogosphere finally, struggling with what would be my first official blog post. After all these years of writing diaries and penning down thoughts that no one else read, I wanted my first post to be prolific, grand in nature, broad in scope but when I actually sat down to type it, my mind went blank and I just couldn't think of anything. So, what was supposed to be 'broad in scope' is now just... scope.

I was reluctant to start a blog because I already write a diary where I bitch about the world and didn't quite find the need to bitch around in public. I always thought convincing myself to start blogging is the biggest hurdle but little did I know that naming a blog is even tougher. Most of the names are already taken. The name of the blog should be catchy and I have observed people around me and how they name their blogs and concluded that the most easiest way to name a blog is to choose two random words that stimulate your sense of smell or taste or color or a mix (preferably with some European etymology) and then join them with an AND. I went about trying a few names but I had to drop all of them because they either sounded really lame or they were already taken. So I gave up and wanted to name my blog as “i-don't-know-how-to-name-a-blog” or something like that but even those are taken!

So I had to ditch the tingling-your-senses formula for naming the blog and decided to try something new, something out of the ordinary, then I tried 'Salman's shirt – I write about things that don't exist' but eventually dropped the idea because I felt that Salman and his non-existent shirt joke were overdone in all circles. The next big idea was to append any two of the most random of words, so I decided to name my blog 'Blashedged and Quenosted – these are not even in the dictionary' or blasquenos in short. I liked the idea for a night or so but realized that I am already suffering from a really stupid gmail id because I thought it sounded cool a long time back and didn't want to make the same mistake again. So, I zeroed in on gtoosphere which makes sense and will continue to do so as long as I am g2. Anyways Sashi says that the concept of a blog is a tad greater than it's name so, it shouldn't really matter.

P.S: I just found out that a blog by the name Salman's shirt actually exists! I am not the only freak in town ;)