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of blog names and christmas

Ravikiran writes about weblog names, and how it is hard to come up with an original title for a new weblog:

…of course, we early bloggers who are responsible for this. Firstly, we’ve taken all the good ones and secondly, the new bloggers think that they have to have some dramatic sounding name to get people’s attention. So we now have names like “The daily random ruminations of a demented maverick maniac” which, unfortunately, tells us only one thing – the blog has started recently and that they have expended all their imagination on the name.

This blog (and this website) has always been called Arnab’s World, a rather trite and generic title that many of my namesakes’ weblogs share. However, the advantage of having such a title is that you can’t really get bored of it; after all half of it is a word you’ve been trained to accept and love for the rest of your life. Changing it to a catchy “Notes from Las Vegas” would be nice, but it lacks permanency, I tend to get bored of my creativity very quickly.

Of course, “Notes from Las Vegas” would be a very apt title for this weblog during Christmas; for that is when yours truly will be trying to forget the horrifying semester that was, numbing his frayed nerves on the rides aboard the Stratosphere.

In other words, I have the most awesome cousin on this planet.

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Hey, it's Christmas. Buy me stuff. And merry whatever you you too.


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Somebody should shoot my university's schedule-makers. It's Christmas time, everyone's partying, and I have to study for exams! How does one expect me to study Artificial Intelligence (exam on the 29th) with this holiday season around? And I have nothing, simply nothing to say about my E-Commerce papers, which are oh-so-conveniently slated for, yes you guessed it right, the 31st of December. I wonder if they're planning a cute little party at the CompSci department at the end of it.

And if you thought this was the end of my rant about my the University of Delhi, Computer Science Dept.'s sadistic pleasures, I'm sorry, there's more. Some extremely wise and foresighted individuals decided that the exams shall be conducted from 2:30 to 5:30 in the afternoon/evening, which in this 6°C weather, makes it almost impossible to have any motor control over your hands by the end of it all. You might think it's funny to see a guy squirm in the cold trying to write somewhat legibly while at the same time control the urge to visit the bathroom in the dying minutes of an examination, but I assure you, it's not. I speak from experience.