2nd day @Barasat: #Worst journey of my life

Really, that we can call a worst journey, and nothing else what I experience yesterday, while going Barasat for 2nd day.
We started the journey at 9:30 am, much before than the previous day. But the” benefit=/dev/null”. We asked the bus contractor if the bus will go to “Coloni more“. He said “no”. Then I took two ticket for “Dakbanglo more“. But in between rtnpro inquired from the bus contractor and told me “we will not go down in Dakbanglo more rather we’ll go some more further from where our destination will be closer.”

But our destination was our mistake. How a small, tiny mistake can make a big, worst effect, we faced it there. We had to go “Kajibari“. But we used the word “Kajipara“. And to increase our trouble there was really a place named “Kajipara” in Barasat. At that time we were thinking “ok, we’re going now , it will take maximum half-an-hour to reach to the university in riksha.” But when we reached Kajipara, there were not a single person who knew about that West Bengal State University. When our conversation proceeded with the person present there, what we heard that was really miserable. There was not only a single “Kajipara” rather there were 2 “Kajipara” in Barasat. The persons were telling, “you people probably have come the wrong “Kajipara”, but you have to go to the other.
And, still we didn’t know about our mistake (Kajipara instead of Kajibari). However, by that time, we became sure we have visited one “Kajibari”, the another one which we had not visited would surely be our destination.” So we again hired a riksha and went towards the other “Kajibari”. Again, another surprise was waiting for us. When were going, as the path seemed to be different from that of the previous day, we asked the “rikshawala”,”why he path is looking a little bit different today?” and he told us ” you were going from coloni more more yesterday, but now I’m going by another way.” Thus when we reached there, the same thing happened. Nobody knew about the newly built University. (How could they know! Our mistake was at the root level).
We called Kishan and asked him, “what is the exact lacation of the University, ask any person there?”. And he again told “You people just come to “Kajipara”. That’s the name”. We said “we visited both two Kajipara, one at Taki road and another at Jashohar road, there is no Kajipara left out in Barasat now”. He couldn’t help us. We began to inquired the local people and we understood something wrong to be happened.
Again we called Kishan “You first ask anybody, then only you tell the location’s name”. To increase our headache he said after some time “Sorry, I have told you wrong name at that time. The place is Kajibari not Kajipara.” Now, it seemed that we just woke up from our deception and everything became clear to us. And finally we reached to our destination. [:x]

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Published in: on July 14, 2009 at 8:54 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Barasat:1st day

Yesterday, I first time visited the West Bangal State University, Barasat. Me with Rtnpro, Kishan, Yevlempy(Harsh), Chandana first went to IndraDG’s home and from their we set out for Barasat. We reached the university around 12:30 p.m.

After reaching university IndraDG led us to the Server Room. He made us acquainted with the equipments in use there. He told us in a brief about the the batteries being charged by this big UPS which seemed to be like CPU[:x]. This UPS is used to charge some 20 batteries which are arranged on a shelf, blocks of 4 in each of the five rows.
After that, we set up a Desktop in place of the already-setup one. But the system was not working properly, so we had to install Fedora 10 again in it. After the installation was complete, rtnpro began his task: downloading the Fedora 11 repository.
By that time, IndraDG took me to the top of the building, showed me where from the 5mbps net connection was coming, another tower that to be set up. I have also seen the wiring in differnt places, and even the library, reading room,behind the tables.
But, rtnpro seemed to be having some trouble with it. Susmit da mailed some instructions to rtnpro and at last IndraDG had to helped him doing these all.

However, finally After all works been finished, we left the university at 5:30 p.m. I, along with other guys and IndraDG and SstephDG came home with the faculty bus and reached at around 8:00. I was so tired that I went bed as soon as I reached to my room.

Published in: on July 14, 2009 at 8:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

Helped to migrate a person to Fedora

On last Saturday, 11th July me and my friend, Ratnadeep went to install Fedora 10 in a system. Earlier the person was not accustomed with Fedora. And she was suffering from virus and anti-virus problem which made the system very slow. In my friend Ratnadeep’s hard-disk, he has all the repo of Fedora 10. So she was really interested to install and get everything working. According to our schedule time, we went there at around 1:00 pm. And we did all those stuffs and it took almost 4 hours to complete. Lastly one problem left-the DVD &CD issue. DVD could not be played in the system. But madam was busy at that time, and told us to come again on another day, and to see this issue. And then we both came back at around 6:00 pm. The all steps and everything done there is being documented. The link will be given shortly.

Published in: on July 14, 2009 at 4:02 pm  Leave a Comment  

Summer Project: Subtitle Downloader

This Summer Training of DGPLUG brought to us the opportunity to do a hands-on project. I have chosen the project Subtitle Downloader. Now, let’s come into what the project is all about.

Subtitle downloader is a software which downloads the subtitle for a particular movie. You will get details at http://subdownloader.net

What I, along with my friend, Kishan Goyal, my project partner, am  trying to do is to download lyrics for any songs, save it. And in the next time while playing the same song again it will automatically show the same downloaded lyrics again. No need of downloading again the same thing.

What I just thought is that it will automatically search the lyrics for a particular song according to the name of the song followed by it’s artist’s name i.e: Bailamos by Enrique.

But I can’t make out

a)how to set up link with lyrics downloadable site like lyricsdownloa.

b)How to download the lyrics from the particular site and show it.

c)Again if I would think about the scrolling lyrics then another task will be to maintain the perfect delay, while playing the song.

How to do this all. Just need your help. 🙂 If anybody knows anything of it, please help us.

Published in: on July 4, 2009 at 7:37 am  Leave a Comment