Of philosophy and analogy…..

Scorch,screech,hiss and hiss again
There goes the fire, rekindling its pain
Yet every moment a spark, brilliant-so-ever
A seductive invitation to come and get slain..

The light that doth become its notion of supreme beauty
Woo-ing it so strongly,making it forget its duty….
Pure,dazzling,inspiring – the fountain of its bliss
But why so full of strife if bathed in all sanctity ?

Happily it flies forward,blinded in the shimmer
Burnt,scorched, wings about to wither
Yet so at peace with itself, so full of its dreams
So oblivious of the reality awaiting thither…..

And for a moment it does stop, when truth does scream
When it finds reality pinching round the clock
But it only takes the light just another gleam
And there its flies again,dreaming of its ‘sun’ once more…

Dear God,why must it be so blinded? or so enchanted and fooled?
Becoming the object of all laughter and  great pity ?
For ‘it’ is the moth, and I can’t help but empathize
To be hurt by what it loves the most – that is its destiny.

A randomly jotted outcome of  some very vetti vague philosophical musings merged with a retrospection of reality.  Try as I might, I can’t stop my thoughts and writings from being  hijacked by the moth. Sigh.

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ACM Membership :)

Google’s choice of a surprise gift this time for the GSoC students – a one year ACM membership 🙂 Needless to say, I am so looking forward to this one. I haven’t as yet checked out things in detail, but this interested me a lot.It is not directly an ACM thing as such, but it did make a lot of sense for me.  More on this sometime later. For now, back to N800 emulation….

GS0C 2009 : The Fun Begins…

So I am almost like a month late…selection on 20th April and the  first update  today – fie on me ! And of course, need I mention the end-sems and the ‘God forsaken semester extensions”   (to put it in NG Srinivas’s  Godly words) ??

Anyways, like the good old Gujju saying goes….જાગ્યા ત્યારથી સવાર ! So here I am, with my first baby-steps with the Maemo SDK . While I am much more comfortable with Open Embedded and Bit-bake – that bit might also take quite some time, since I need to set up a build system from scratch. (don’t ask me why, for the answer leads to an issue I have been scoffed at many many times for, by classmates Arun and Suryakiran !)

Meanwhile, fellow GSoC-ers from the institute have been racing ahead with their projects and I only hope I can join the gang !

PS:  The post above skips the most important parts of the story… (talk about incoherency and inefficiency after night-out chains..)

1. My application and project details here and here is the wiki for the GSoC projects hosted by Maemo this year. Updates and technical details (which should follow soon) to be hosted here.

2.  On an unrelated note, Maemo is hosting 10 GSoC projects this year of which 2 are by Indians and 5 are Canola based.  There seems to be an astronomically huge amount of interest in Canola , after it going open source. I wish I was either a  multimedia freak (having lost touch with movies and quite a lot of music for I don’t know how long) or an application developer to be able to make some  sense of the hype.  Anyways, through the GSoC period I surely will…