Summer Internships

I am working on securing an internship opportunity at Seattle, WA with
clients TeamOn.com.

This is really the piece de resistance of studying in the US. I now have the
opportunity to meet, to talk to and to work with all the Engineers who have
been so motivating throughout the two years that I worked with PSPL.
On the financial side, I suppose I will be a lot more secure than I am right
now.

Most of all, I will be staying at the second preferred location (personal opinion)
in the United States. San Fransisco can wait for another time, Seattle is the
place to be this Summer. As I sit and blog from my bed, basking in the weak
rays from the Winter sun, I know I can expect a lot more to come from
6 months at work with an innovative start-up.

[The co-op did not go through later]

Old friends

What stays true in a perpetually woven fabric of life? Is it the colors that gel together that make short work of strife?I got the following off mithuns page, its not in his archive yet, so here it is:

“I was thinking of old friends today
And how many of them have slipped away.
Moved, got married, or stopped calling so much,
Found new friends, got busy, and just lost touch.
It reminded me of falling leaves.
Every autumn the leaves fall from the trees.
Some stay longer than others, but eventually –
Each leaf must fall, I’ m told,
Leaving the tree alone to face the cold.
Why is it that in the time of utmost need
The leaves would seek to leave the tree?
And when we need our friends around
We look and they can not be found?
Of course these friendships come and go
And in the spring new leaves will grow.
But I prefer autumn friends of old
With crackling laughter and colors bold.
It saddens me now I must admit
How somehow, someway, I did forget
Laughing with old friends of mine
During summers when the sun would shine.
And then I thought of you.
That one stubborn leaf that won ‘ t let go.
That clings despite the winds that blow.
Fighting ice, and snow, and winter’s stings
Hanging on right through till spring.
So I guess that’s what you are to me –
The very last leaf to leave the tree.
I know it seems silly, but it’s true.
When I see that last leaf…
…I think of you.”

Another Personal Triumph

Santosh Dawara has done it again, having taken time off from the other
mundane activities of the world and fished out recipes for Egg Biryani and
Masoor Dal, he successfully executed “Operation Fill Tummy”. The egg
biryani was wonderful and the masoor dal could do with a bit of improvement.

Now with a satisfied and smug smile he can head off and take an afternoon
nap. 🙂

Tomato Rice

Tomato rice is easy to make and goes well with Yoghurt. This is
how I managed to make it. Chop up an Onion, need not do
it fine. Also leep two tablespoons of Tomato Puree handy and
a cup of rice. Heat up 2 tablespoons oil in a frying pan. When
the oils just about hot enough (this is the part that I find tough to
judge) add the Onions. Stir the onions around in the oil till you
get a consistent Golden Brown. Onions are fried mostly in high
heat.

Then add the Puree after reducing the heat to the pan. Once
again stir it around, let it cook for another 2 minutes. Then add
the rice, mix it up to get good consistency and cook for another
two minutes.

Now you can either boil the rice in 2.5 cups of water till its done
or pressure cook it with much less water.

Less than 2 cups of water and 3 – 4 whistles in a small cooker
works for me, I am considering adding in salt before I pressure
cook to simply experiment. Since I made this the first time, I
prepped just a little. If I could just get it right now 🙂

My First Blog

It has been an extra ordinary day.
Then I did attend a lecture by Jeff Sonstein, “Java for Programming”. It so happend that I had
to take notes for that class. Thats how I ended it up there in the first place. I checked out his webpage and found Movable Type !! Voila an hour later my website is up and running. This is way better than having to type in the text within HTML, makes my job a lot easier. Thank you Jeff 🙂

Now all I gotta do is keep blogging and I won’t have any excuses not to. Man laziness IS the mother of innovation.