Four Year Mile

It was 4 years ago, blogs had just captured the attention of newspapers and the offline world. I had joined Engineering. I had started writing about 2 years ago when i decided to test if i had inherited it from my genes. What started off with autobiographical writings and dark poems eventually culminated in this blog Aninosaintlife, which after second opinions resulted in the wp.com version you now see before you. Eventually i broached out to this, largely kept hidden until recently, where i blogged as Insomniac. ‘An Inosaint Life’ gave way to ‘An Innocent Life’ and in somewhere in 3rd year of engineering ‘Life is not all Ha-ha hee-hee’ was replaced by the newer namesake’s name. ‘Mad Hunter Skozaken‘.

The Blog and the online world taught me a lot i should say. In addition to finding some awesome people online, it made me develop my writing style. This has changed from an ‘everyday blog’ to a more My Article Blog.The Old Gang of bloggers is almost all gone. I myself disappeared for long stretches in the past two years when offline life kept me pretty preoccupied. When i did eventually come back, the blogosphere was changed. I really didnt feel the need to ‘publicize’ my blog. I still maintain contact with some of the ‘Old Gang’ but thats pretty much it. Nowadays i just follow some of my friends blogs (who arent very regular when it comes to updating).

In these 4 years, I have started and blogged at more than 7 blogs writing around 350+ posts in all. The Mind Clutter Blogger blog, A Quiz Blog survived Ignitte.in and is now on WP.com, a Posterous and finally, in July Absolutely Filmy! came into being. I also re-wrote my ‘About‘ Page and created a ‘Downloads‘ page. Thats been my journey so far.
I really feel Blogging/Writing is my Chicken Soup for the Soul. I dont care if people dont read what i write. I know this gives me a way to archive my thoughts. Some day when i am old and worn, counting that the interweb survives, i would look back to the decades of history i intend to chronicle here. I write happy thoughts here. There s a lot left unsaid ; why should i reveal my emotions to all and sundry? Humans are fickle minded creatures. But thats another blog post in itself.

For People who visit/read, Thank You.
For Friends who support, Thank You.

Disconnected

I realised this the other day as we were called to take stage and enjoy the moments as final years. It would perhaps be our last opportunity. But in the midst of it all I knew that it was not something that I wanted to do. The people on stage were largely a hostile bunch. Reluctantly I climbed up when a friend asked me to. I chatted for a minute and I was back down. People asked me why? I replied I was just not into it. The truth is I was feeling disconnected. When my engineering ends this june, I probably wont miss most of my class mates. Who I’ll probably miss are a bunch of people spread across the college. These have been the people who have shared the same ideals, lived the same experiences and have had fun for the last 3-4 years.

I realise that certain people have changed for the worse and certain others have become distant. There are some that have been misunderstood and some that have hurt me. But I really don’t care about all that. I’m happy with the effort that I put in being part of anything. I may be eccentric and whiny but then also I know certain people appreciate me. My goal to bring about certain awareness in Nitte has been partially successful. Grey matter being the biggest success. I truly hope that someone will carry it forward and guide juniors towards excellence. The unified fest which suddenly looks like a reality will probably happen in the coming years but its success is only limited by the people at its helm. I seriously wish that people become more aware of university culture in the coming years. Another project, The Labyrinth, probably will go online soon.

So looking back on these 4 years, there have been a lot of memories. Aloysius never gave me much of an opportunity to represent them during PUC but Nitte sure gave me a lot. I’ll surely miss the fests that we used to attend, the anticipation and the effort on stage and well, the final glory!

Academically speaking I am an EC illiterate. I can barely remember anything that I have learnt. Decent above average marks dictate a different story. What I have realised is that I’ve become more inclined to modern technologies and computer science.

Oh and for the future of Nitte , there seems to be some hope. The second year teams show promise. I am glad that there are people who can continue what our batch started and perhaps improve on it. For now, the next big thing is VTU fest 2010. What happens next, depends on it.

Information Overload

Thats what happens when you dont know what to give priority, who to reply to and in what order you do everything especially when you are online. As i usually sit on the comp to write a blog post or something.. Beep! goes the cell and i need to answer that.. the IM windows just start popping up and i get all confused on what the hell i need to do next. As i get ready to reply, The cell inbox says that my inbox is full and more smses are waiting..aahh!! thats what i wanna scream out loud!! but being me i do that in mind. and get back to the hectic life of mine. Thats the problem if you have too much of a social life.. All around blogosphere you are seeing that more and more of the old bloggers blog less frequently. Its because somewhere along the line they grew a social life. And social lives or for that reason any lives are VERY demanding. You get caught up with your studies and ur job and dont feel like penning down those thoughts when you can use that time for something better. Like entertainment like a movie or something 🙂 So thats why you see lot less of the older wiser bloggers blogging less frequently just so that they can handle the information overload. Like me for an example., i took a break in November when i stopped blogging for a while. Yeah it obviously didnt make any impact on the world, sadly.  So obviously i may be blogging less frequently because i’ve got a lot of issues to sort out and i dont exactly get the online time that the rest of you people do so Cheerio! damn! the inbox i full again :O AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!

p.s. thinking about shifting my blog to http://kenneth.ignitte.in What say people??

Of Chapsticks and Chopsticks.

The first hint that im coming back to normal..
The insanity rings the bell,
throwing away all things formal..
The cure works i can tell..

yup chapsticks and chopsticks with gay people thrown in for good measure was one of the most recent crazy conversations that i’ve had in a long time.. on sms atleast. The two of you who read my blog would have realised it 🙂
Exams coming up with dsp and lic labs on 10th and 12th. The End semesters are also scheduled from 18th-31st. On the brighter side.. i’ ll be getting the New Years!!! There’s lot left to study but the cure has been working..
Cya People.. i may be back with exam updates.

p.s. WordPress is looking kewl!