Archive for November, 2007

17
Nov
07

Surveillance cam’s in School

Big Brother is Watching.

First the metal detectors, now this. Yup, They’re going to fix cameras all over the place. Sometime soon, I think, Because they’ve already fixed the wires and stuff. I might even be captured by one next Monday…

WHY??? Are we that dangerous? When was the last time there was a report of even a pocket knife in a school? I doubt many of the students have even seen a gun, let alone posses one. If this was America or someplace, then fine, but here?

Okay, say it isn’t about security. What if it’s for enforcing discipline? Do we need to go that far to get students to stay in class during school hours? Would not that money be better spent on something like, say, renovating classes? Even if the students WERE so unruly as to require constant vigilance on the part of the administration, surveillance like this would completely ruin the fun that is school. Pretty soon our parents will stop saying “Enjoy your school years, they’re the best you’ll get”. I don’t think even prisons here have surveillance yet…

Where’s the fun in letting out the air from a particularly despised teachers car tire when you’ll be shown photographic evidence of your crime the next day? Or of stealthily avoiding the rector only to be caught on tape?

Good thing I’m only here till next August. I just hope the younger students are able to make the best of it…

04
Nov
07

Farticles

“A farticle with a mass ‘m’ is connected to a…”
“A WHAT? Sir?”
“Farticle oi! Farticle!”

Yes. Particles. So be the plight of the english medium students in Mahindaland( Actually, they DID name a village somewhere “Mahindapuram”). Where the economics teacher introduces himself with

“Hello boys, I am the Lal!”

Lal being his actual name. Anyway, instead of making my first November post yet another rant about school, I provide here some links that people might find useful for everyday use, and some links to various tutorials on software like Photoshop.

Humour/Satire

http://www.maddox.xmission.com – Updates are few, but content is extremely bone-tickling

http://www.satirewire.com – This is the written form of Dilbert

http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/comic.php – Great web comic

Tutorial sites

http://www.tutorialized.com – Any design program, You’ll find tutorials here

Communities

http://www.hardwareanalysis.com – Very helpful and informative computer hardware forum

http://www.lame-duck.com/forum – The Alternative Forum. Is the new TNL radio forum. Hosted by my brother.

Useful programs

Just search Google for these.

VLC media player – Will play any media format under the sun, With no codecs required. Just install and run.

K-Lite Codec Pack – If you want to install codecs system-wide, this is great.

WinRAR – Will read most of the compressed file formats.






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