Friday, April 27, 2007

My PSP has Internet too ...

Enlarge the pictures to marvel at the interface that's as detailed as the one you access through your PC.

-| AG.

Friday, April 20, 2007

The kitten.

The day before yesterday, when I came back from gym, I was informed by my mother that a cute little kitten had been discovered meowing incessantly in our backyard, and that my father had already given it some water to drink. I couldn't help but feel enthralled. I rushed to the spot only to find the ground devoid of anything remotely kitten-ish. No kitten was to be seen, or heard of. Appearances suggested that the kitten's mother had decided to take it back to where the rest of the family were holed up. I was disappointed and spent the next few minutes making sounds that the kitten might respond to. But no such luck befell me. I returned back inside.

After about 10 minutes, my father called out and informed me of the kitten that was yet again visible in the backyard and making sounds. But these sounds were far from the cute "meow!" I might come across while reading comics or perhaps while watching an animal movie. Furthermore, the kitten itself looked nothing like the kind you may have seen in Shrek 2. It was hardly a week old, and hardly bigger than the palm of my hand. Its body was hairless and its eyes yet to open. It was flopped helplessly onto its side, perhaps because its legs weren't yet strong enough to hold it straight. For a few minutes, I squatted near it and watched with interest, unable to decide what course of action should be taken.

Finally, fearing that someone might step on it accidentally, I decided to move it away from its present spot. I quickly ran inside and asked my mother for a "spare cloth", which she reluctantly handed over after knowing my intentions. I ran back outside, nimbly picked the kitten up with that cloth, and transferred her to a much safer spot. Wondering how one would nurture such a young kitten that's been abandoned by its mother, I decided to look it up on the internet and found some useful information. I immediately understood why the kitten had been making sounds incessantly: it was because it was cold, by the virtue of the thin layer of water that it had been lying in. The guide suggested that I move the kitten to a dry and warmer place, preferably place it on dry cloth and place another cloth on top of it. I ran back to my mother and asked for another "spare cloth". Not too keen to have any of her cloth - spare or otherwise - be used to grasp a stray, dirty animal, she very reluctantly searched around for some old pieces of cloth. Eventually, she dug out a piece of an old curtain. I ran back outside, folded the curtain to make a considerably thick layer and placed it in a safe corner. I went to where I had placed the kitten, only to find that it had crawled sideways to a corner, perhaps in the search of a warmer spot. I gently picked it up and took it to the safe spot. I placed the other cloth on top of it and stood back. The kitten immediately stopped making uncomfortable sounds. It seemed much more comfortable now. In a few minutes, it went to sleep.

-| AG.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Where's my iPod?!

Ok, so something really serious has just been brought to my attention: my iPod nano is no where to be found. Although I can see where the earphones are at, I have absolutely no idea where the actual ipod is. I mean, this really is serious considering that I just downloaded 3 awesome songs which I must transfer to my nano. Although I have already listened to them a dozen times on itunes, I still must transfer them to the nano because it's just not the same when listening to songs on a computer. Why? Because a computer cannot emanate the sound effects to the levels that a song is meant to be played at, something which goes without saying in an ipod. So, anyway, getting back to the point, where is my ipod? Have you seen it? Is it tangled in the many networks of the world wide web? Or is it stuck somewhere much worse? I do not know. And ofcourse, neither do you, how stupid of me to even think that you would have even the slightest trace. Hmm, I think I should try and concentrate and use ESP to locate it, or perhaps I should lease a global positioning satellite from the United States Surveillence Agency; that is, if there even is such an agency in operation. Now that I think of it, I have been pretty careless with this particular piece of electronic luxury, the iPod nano that is, not a global positioning satellite. Maybe when I find it, and caress it and pat it, I will pledge never to leave it lying around just like that. Maybe I would be a lot more careless careful with it from then on.

Now, if you will excuse me, I have an iPod to hunt for.

-| AG.

Update: After about 15 seconds of some serious hunting, I found my nano hidden between the many files and sheets in my computer table's drawer. So, whew!

Monday, April 09, 2007

I say, 'tis beyootiful ...

Some of the many buildings on the campus of Drexel University, which happens to be one of the 4 universities I got accepted into. Looks cool, huh? :-)

(Main Building, over a 100 years old)

(Main building in the background)

(Randell Hall)

(The Quad at night)

(Nice fountain)

(Paul Peck Center)

(The Open-book Fountain)

(a Residence Hall)

(a part of the Hagerty Library)

(Student Center - a place to hang-out)

(Engineering Building - designed by the same folks who designed The Louvre)

(Inside the Engineering building)

(College of Information Science and Technology - or simply "iSchool")

(ceiling of the Theater lobby)

(Dining hall)

(Mario the magnificent - Drexel's mascot)

(Visit this Flickr collection for more of such beautifully captured pictures)

-| AG.