There are days where you wake up normally, read about some violence, politics and gossip. There are other days where you wake up to stuff like this.
Anyways, my semester exams are nearing and here are the announced dates for B.Tech IT (The course I am in)
Anna University Timetable for U.G. (B.Tech IT) 5th semester
- 06/11/08 – Telecommunication Systems
- 10/11/08 – Database Management Systems [DBMS]
- 13/11/08 – Object Oriented Analysis and Design [OOAD]
- 17/11/08 – Operating Systems [OS]
- 20/11/08 – Computer Networks
- 24/11/08 – Environmental Science and Engineering [EVS]
The resulting pattern is oddly nice, 3-2-3-2-3 day gaps.
I’ve been busy being lazy lately, and very lazy indeed. Though I managed to finish up my lab work and other things, I’ve not written down even a small function for self’s sake. While resolving that now, I’ve also moved from Gentoo to ArchLinux having learnt enough and wanting a functional distro now rather than a testing one.
Arch is very fast at installing things, too fast to even compare it with something! But I could be wrong, having not used any other distro for like 8 months now. But comparing to how apt, yum and smart had behaved on my system earlier, pacman is the creamy layer on the cake!
I need to do some serious studying on system calls and the memory management parts of Operating Systems, else this semester would seem a total waste for me. Telecommunication Systems didn’t turn out to be bad at all, its very interesting, being application-oriented. OOAD and DBMS passed by without notice since they are more necessities to learn than something you can ‘try and experiment’ with. Networks has me in a puzzle with so many header formats, but it was great to finally learn something in that field. I’ve got to implement programs to understand the standards more, which I haven’t till date. The EVS class ender with ‘An Inconvinient Truth’ being played was a fantastic way. That pretty much sums up my current semester. The semester where I literally fell asleep in class twice.
Now onto implementing some system calls in C, for the OS lab examinations.