Saturday, January 17, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

100 Things that Bug Me

Why the beep would I want to write down this stuff here, you'd ask.

This was supposed to be my "MEP202: Design Innovation and Manufacturing" course assignment

But Billie Jean Still Aint My Lover...

WARNING: Some material might be incriminating, or even downright confusing for Non-IITians. Anyways, here goes

1.
Academic Scoring System
2. Ankur Badonia
3. Butler of our Mess
4. Bad Toilets
5. Unclean Room
6. Delhi Winters in IIT Hostel
7. Geyser Not Working
8. Rush for Toilets in Mornings
9. Construction of IIT Hostels
10. No Canteen in SAC
11. Mess food is bland
12. Choosing courses
13. Buses not available
14. Dusty construction of road near Juice Corner
15. Making this List
16. Poor LAN speed / Internet speed
17. Nalanda ATM not working
18. Old classrooms
19. Pens keep getting lost
20. Can't wake up early enough
21. Compulsory 75% attendance
22. Practical courses
23. MEP202
24. Cycle not working
25. Internship hunting
26. Unavailability of courses
27. Bad Quality of SCOOPS Notebook
28. Roommate losing the door lock
29. Antique Lab Facilities
30. Space Constraints
31. Less Number of IIT Girls
32. Humanities
33. Security System of our Hostel
34. Manish Bansal
35. Redundant Report Submissions
36. No bookshop in campus
37. Faulty electrical switchboards
38. Not getting Computer Science Department
39. Spiders
40. Mosquitoes
41. Bad cable TV in Hostel
42. Politics in Hostel
43. 8 to 5 Classes
44. Birthday Bumps turning into slugfests
45. Water cooler only on ground floor of hostel
46. Ankur Badonia singing
47. Bad image of gaming
48. 1 km walk from Hostel
49. Maddus in IIT Delhi
50. Auto Fares in Delhi
51. DTC Buses
52. Lack of entertainment venues in Delhi
53. Blueline Buses
54. No metro station near IIT
55. My mom!
56. Limited hard disk space
57. Java
58. Department change system
59. Assignment deadlines
60. No TT Table from hostel
61. No inter-hostel LAN
62. No Rapidshare account
63. No position of responsibility
64. Saurabh Jain
65. SAC Barber
66. Salman Khan
67. Cricket
68. NSS
69. UG Section
70. No paranthas in Sassi
71. Uth Café / fX
72. Arjun Singh
73. Computers in CSC
74. Non-availability of books in Library
75. Japanese Language Course in IIT Delhi
76. PHP100
77. Group Making in MEP202
78. Early Closing of Sip-n-Bite Canteen
79. Earphones not working
80. Micro$oft
81. Cold hands
82. Roommate waking up late
83. Burning CDs
84. Over-enthusiasm for Counter-Strike
85. Broken extension cable
86. My Brother!
87. Outdated Software
88. Craze for Graphic Cards
89. Overpriced food at Malls and Cinemas
90. Unorganized study table
91. Terrorism
92. No Dustbin in Room
93. Mess Dues Payment
94. Manish Bansal playing loud music
95. Lack of good magazines in Common Room
96. Misuse of Hostel Property by Mess Workers
97. Old Configuration of my Laptop
98. Washing Laundry
99. Being Lazy
100. Not doing anything about this list

Yippee! I got a 100 things to bore you with now :)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Choises, Fingerprinting, Ghajini and Password Cracking

Wake me up, when semester ends...

It was back to the usual, waking half an hour before class by the great Tennosama, and believe me, fitting hagga, breakfast, and a 1 km walk in half an hour are things that IITians swear by. Ghoomte, ghumate, we rounded up our lecture classes ("Choise of Chemical Reactors") My scheduling was excellent, 8-9 then 9-11 free then 11-12, so if i could skip the first lecture, then i could get good sleep till 11 :) Tutorial sessions were the real deal, and when our Energy Conversion prof publicly humiliated us (publicly because there were two chem guys also in our mech course) on not knowing basics of thermodynamics, it really hit the spot. So, we get a graded assignment (punishment) for Monday.

No, the other finger please..

The babudom of IIT Delhi had a field day in registering courses. And fingerprint biometric scanning was supposed to be the miracle method to speed up the process. What ended up was a long queue outside UG Office, rampant line jumping, and chants of 'MAARO! MAARO!' in the corridor. With outdated software crashing randomly and only one fingerprint machine, it was almost a 1.5 hour affair. These shameless babus should respect the time of iitians :)

Maddu fight scenes, Excellent romance, Asin Rocks !!

That pretty much sums up the PVR Saket Ghajini experience with Mittal-san, Jitu Bhai, Kitty, Gabbu and the great Tennosama. Apart from missing the dinner ofcourse...

Day destroys the night,
Night divides the day,
Try to run, Try to hide,
Break on through to the other side

Last night I started simultaneous attempts on cracking our hostel server,academic site server, our dns server, and our ftp sunfire server. After several blocks along the way, and a better understanding of network functioning in IIT, i was able to extract 17 passwords from Sunfire, what we all better know as "the linux machines in CSC", or "the 4mb ftp server".

As an example:
User: ee1040313
Password: matrix

Just try out if you dont believe me. I dont even know the poor chap, if someone does, please tell him to change his password.

How'd I do it you ask? Well I will give you the keywords and leave the rest to you..

Cain, JTR, FSCrack, FireFTP, Firefox, wordlists, ARP Poisoning, SuperScan, telnet, passwd.yp

It wont hurt to put comments once in a while dudes. More next time :)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Guess Who's Back.. Back Again...

Shady's back... Tell a friend....

Cutting the crap on the rap, I'm back in IIT, way before the wayward text messages and greetings drift ashore my digital beach-life.

"And all I wanna do is
BANG BANG BANG BANG
and Ka-Ching
and take your money.."

Everyone decided to dump their plans for RNBDJ and Ghajini for Slumdog Millionaire, and in hindsight, I feel it was a good idea. SM is a masterpiece, in terms of artwork, and character portrayal. Some might say it is just another art movie, but give it a dekko once atleast before commenting.

Begun the timetable planning has. Discussed the courses we have. Attend the classes tomorrow we must. May the force be with me :)