Came back home at about 4 PM. Took a really needed nap. I was really tired today. Woke up at 11 PM. Manish, Nikhil and Anshul had been to Apna Bazar. They brought some hindi movies. Watched “Qayamat“. The movie was pretty good despite the fact that it is “inspired” by “The Rock“. However there were too many songs in the movie and someone were totally unnecessary. The action scenes were pretty good.
Month: July 2003
Worked on tfstf.org throughout the night. This time I adopted a different design style. The design took about 7 hours to finalize. A sample is up here. The website turned out really good. It is one of the best that I have made till now in terms of design and overall layout.
Went to meet Dr. Draughon at 12 PM but she had left for the day. It seems that she had left for the day. Met Dr. Golden and Barbara. Sent an email update to Dr. Draughon.
Stayed for sometime in the library. Caught the 2:20 PM KAT bus. But there was a small accident on the way near Kinko’s. Luckily nobody was hurt. But had to stay there till 3:00 PM. UTPD and KAT guys came and took photos, reports. Got KAT bill today. It was $95.80. I wonder if there is a problem with the meter. We should not be getting such a high bill in summer.
New SEVIS I-20
Picked up the new Sevis I-20 from CIE today. Pady also picked up his. No grace period in the I-20. New rules, I guess.
Checked out bandwidth speeds in library and department. For details see this blog. Also there seems to be some problem with the blog stylesheet. Some of the text does not show up unless I “Select All” the page once.
Bandwidth Meter Checks
 UT Library [ 126.96.36.199 ] – 1:18 PM 7/23/2003 – 1567 kbps [screenshot]
 pitfall.cs [ 188.8.131.52] – 2:37 PM 7/23/2003 – 2967 kbps [screenshot]
OpenSSH for Windows
Installed OpenSSH for Windows. It is working properly. However, I am not able to access the C:\ directory in SFTP. In S-FTP, I am getting a UNIX-style listing and in S-Shell, I am getting a Windows style listing.
I had installed the SSH for Windows Servers before this. But it is an evaluation version only. However, SSH for servers is better than OpenSSH for windows.
Earlier today, had lunch at Dynasty with Damu. Tried to call up Nikhil but his cell seemed to be out of range.
Updated CS Website
Made some changes to the CS website. Had previously got an email from Web Services regarding the review of the site according to UT templates. Put the orange [#fb7115] line right of the navigation bar. Also changed the para headings to UT orange. The bullet is still red. I am not able to get a good matching bullet for the orange text. Maybe a dark gray [#333333] bullet will work???
Manish and I had another ride tonight in Nikhil’s car. Nice car – smooth and looks good too. Had scanned Atlanta Trip 2 photos earlier today. Cut the photos from the composite scans and organized them. Wrote to CD for Anuj and Nick.
Came across this Bandwidth Meter on ZdNet. It shows that my speed is 1013 kbps. See this screenshot. I am currently on UT DSL from home. I will test it later from other connections.
Update (7/23/2003): More bandwidth meter check results here.
Watched 2 movies – “The Whole Nine Yards” and “Absolute Power”. Had some pasta. And coke. I have to stop drinking so much coke.
Earlier today; Manish, I and Nikhil had gone to check out the car Nikhil plans to buy. It looked really cool. Seemed like a nice deal. Nikhil is really excited and a bit tensed. He should be ;).
Uploaded final design of foodscience website. Uploaded a couple of pages also. This page took a lot of time. Emailed status report to Dr. Golden.
Manish came back at 4:30 AM. He had a nice time at Liquid Knoxville. His experiences can’t be mentioned here 😉 – censored stuff!!!. Damu and Nikhil were also with him.
Rang up bS. Talked for 1 hour 24 mins. That’s a long long time in fact :). Well, it was morning when I finally put down the phone ;). Catching up with old times, I guess… And I sure do miss home.
FTP access to foodsafe website is not working. I was planning to update the database structure. Will try again tomorrow. Have to catch a wink now. Have a busy day ahead. Lots to do!
Movies and phone calls.
Watched 2 movies – “Encounters of the Third Kind” and “A Few Good Men”. Also called up Tamo and home also. I think the India Tele-Bridge calling card is not so good. Seems to be having less talk time than indicated. Also the call quality is not that clear. Talked with Mama, Cheche Naobi and Baba. Dada was not at home at that time.