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Writing a simple guestbook script using DBX

Personal Homepages often contain a small section called a guestbook - a place where people can come and write stuff about how they liked the website, or just to let the person know that they've visited the page. And mostly, these pages are the ones with very less traffic.

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No, I wasn't suffering from writer's block.... it was more of a guilt sort of a thing - trying to cope up with the overdose of holidaying, and not working. Now that I'm back in my geek-workaholic-sit-in-front-of-computer-all-day mode, things should become normal soon.

The first thing I want to write about is where I'm writing from. As you can see from the header graphic, I'm writing live from Mumbai, more specifically from the Informatics lab at the Computer Science department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, which is in Powai. The work environment at IITB is quite different from what I'm used to. The networks here are built like fortresses; everything is secured. It took me hours to get past the firewalls and figure out a way to check my own (outside) email. IITB(or atleast the part I've seen so far) is a linux country; windows machines are harder to find than girls on the campus.

happenin!

I just realized I've become such a happening person! Here's some of the things I haven't told the world about, so here goes:

idya rocks IP Univ.: We took our software to InfoeXpression 2003 at Indraprastha University, and won 1st prize! IP Univ labs have 100kbps internet... wow.

5th Sem results out:I'm second in class, 7th in the whole university! Thank you God!

Writer, Hindustan Times: Make sure you read the GenNow page on Saturdays in HT - the Weekly Web Wonder column is where I get to scrawl my sentences.

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