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16 May 2006
Posted by Senthil Kumaran.S

Yeah this is my final semester and am doing well. Still one more exam to go and the final review of my project (viva voce) is pending. Hope everything goes fine. Already people got the mood of going to jobs and so do I :) Waiting to join the company. Shall blog regularly after my exams :)

Posted by Senthil Kumaran.S

The migration of TCENet to Free Open Source Software is my final year
project. TCENet is more than a intranet portal to our college. It also
provides with central authentication, ERP solution and many more to
the users. We have completed the basic module of TCENet and its alpha
release was made. We were very happy to have Professor Tony Wasserman
from Carniege Mellon University West and Mr.Murugan Pal CTO, Spike
Source. Tony and Murugan launched our project on 04-02-2006. Also I
had an opportunity to be with Tony and Murugan for the whole day. We
had lunch at the Taj Coramendal that day, which was my first lunch at

Posted by Senthil Kumaran.S

Hmmm... till my yesterday is not over. What a wonderful thing, I have my yesterday still with me. I didn't had a chance to sleep tonight, hmmm yesterday night. We are very close to our deadline in our project. Coming saturday we are launching the alpha version of TCENet, inaugurated by Dr.Antony Wasserman from Carnigie Mellon University. Just now I finished my work and still am not dozing of :) Today I must give a presentation before our college Prinicpal, I hope everything should go well today and I should'nt get tired.

Posted by Senthil Kumaran.S

These days I forget to update my blog. Shall do it regularly here after :) Just today my internal exams got over. I wrote my internal exams on my own(Whats this???), everybody does the same... but there are people who doesnt do that. I dont know how much I ll score, but I ll be happy even if I fail in one or two subjects, because I ve put the maximum effort I can. Usually its during internals when thoughts pour in to me, not related to what I study but on the other improvements and other things which I can do. This time also I have a lot of plans, shall do one by one :) I must start concentrating on my project sincerely from today, what I ve been doing last week. Still I didn receive my Intel Contest resutls :(

Posted by Senthil Kumaran.S

On 16th November, 2005 we started to Bangalore for a Poster presentation on our research project at the Intel India Student Research Contest. We took the Mysore Express from Madurai Jn in a two tier AC coach (since Intel gave us reimbursement for the forward and onward journey we spent less time to worry about our travelling cost :)). Sri Ranjani and myself went for the presentation on the topic "Security in LAN through Autonomic Computing". On 17th NOv,2005 we reached Bangalore and were given accomodation in Hotel Ashoka Residency. Since our college had the maximum number (13 teams) of teams in the presentation, we were given shared accomodation with our college mates. Shanker Vinay Arul(BE,Mechatronics), Naganathan(ME,Production), VijayKumar(ME,CommSystems) and myself were given a double bedroom room in the hotel. On the same day we went to the Intel India Office which was in the Outer ring road at Bangalore and there we attended many seminars. We had a chance to listen to a lecture by Frank Jones, President Intel India. In the afternoon after lunch we were given separate display boards in which we placed our posters for display. These posters illustrated the idea of our project and the entire design of what we are proposing. It was a big competiton with teams from almost all the IITs, NITs, BITS and almost all the well known universities. We stood at our stalls and the employees of Intel came to our stalls and interested people were enquiring about the projects description. Each team was assigned a Intel mentor. For our team the Intel Mentor is Mr.Kothandaraman Rengarajan who is a very dynamic person, and helped us in coming out with ideas of how to design our posters and improve our projects scope. He conducted telephone conferences before we made to this presentation at Bangalore.

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Hmmm, I remember November 2nd, 2005. Sivaprakash, Selvamurugan, Muruga Prasad (these 3 guys are my friends) and myself were just having a bike ride in the Tanjore NH, near NIT (National Institute of Technology) Trichy at around 7:30 pm. I was sitting behind Siva in his bike (splendor), the other two guys were going in front of us (Muruga was driving) in a CRUX. When we were in front of NIT there were two buses in front of us trying to overtake each other. In order to be safe Siva made his way out of the road. Thats it, the road was full of small pebbles there... then the bike skidded and within a fraction of a second we were lying with the bike above us :) We fell to our right and I got scratches all over my left hand and leg (am still wondering how it happened).

Posted by Senthil Kumaran.S

On 25-08-2005 and 26-08-2005, I had an opportunity to stay at Karunya
Institute of Technology. It is really very pleasant and cool to be
there. Sri Ranjani and myself went to participate in various
competitons in Opzione'05. Opzione is the symposium organised by
Association of Computer Engineers (ACE as they call). We went to
participate in Paper and software presentation, fortunately we
cleared the prelims for quiz and we had an opportunity to take the
quiz also.

One interesting thing which urged us to put our efforts to go for
Karunya was their poster, which laid emphasis on Open Source