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Last month itself there were talks that the final year BE/BTech results will be available by January first or second week. When it became January there were posts in various unofficial blogs that the results will be coming out by January 4th. Blogs said that on worst case it will be postponed to January 5th and they even stated the time University will be updating it in the database. But days passed, nothing happened. And this cycle is still going on. I was thinking how much traffic will they be getting during these days. I just wanted to know how much clicks they will be getting for using those particular keywords in their posts. Even if they are providing fake news they will be getting lots of hits. Even i am checking those blogs twice daily. They are exploiting students’ eagerness to know about their examination results. Let me check the increase in number of traffic to this blog after posting this. I will come up with an update to this post if there is considerable increase in number of clicks.
BTW, now one of the University site says that the results are expected to come out by January 12th.

Update: Yeah, This post did bring more than 100 hits in a single day as expected.

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Two months before i lost 10rs from my mobile balance without using it. When i contacted Reliance customer care they told me that “A joke pack has activated in your account by me last month and this is for the second time they are taking money,It is not possible to refund the money now, but they will deactivate it. It is possible to refund the money only within 24hours after activation of the pack.” I told them that i didn’t activate any such packs and told to deactivate it. On this month 25th i again noticed a decrease in balance by 10rs. So i contacted the customer care executive on 25th morning. He told that a joke pack has been subscribed that’s why i lost the money and it is possible to refund the money as no activation has yet taken place.So i told him to refund. As it didn’t got activate after an hour, i contacted the Customer care again. They told me to wait for 24hours. I waited for 24 hours and contacted them again on 26th evening and what they said was the same, to wait for 24hours. Told the same when i called them on 27th. When i called on 28th one CC executive told me that a complaint has been registered and that i have to wait for two days and i will be getting the complaint no as sms. Within two days i got two messages from them one containing the complaint number and the other informing that the offer pack has been deactivated. But the money was still not refunded. So i contacted them on 31st (yesterday), a CC executive told me that i will be surely refunded within 24hours and told me to wait. Today when i called them one guy telling me that my pack is not yet deactivated, i can deactivate it through an sms and it is not possible to refund the money. WTF??????

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Yesterday i went to village office to get income certificate. To get subsidy in interest of educational loan from central govt we have to give income certificate to the bank. Village officer asked me about my native. I told him Palakkad. Then he asked about my father’s native. i told him Kottayam. Then he asked me if we have any property there, i nodded my head and told him we are living here for the past 30 years and we have nothing left there. He told me to get a report from the village office in Kottayam that we don’t have any property there. Then only he will give income certificate. i told him several times that we don’t have anything left there and we have property here. But he kept on saying the same. I should have lied that my father’s native is Palakkad. TIMES I HATE BEING A KOTTAYAM NATIVE

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Yesterday my ubuntu installation went wrong when i misplaced an essential lib. Even the tab completion feature in gnome-terminal and cp, mv commands were not working. Some how i backed up some *important files* i stored in my root filesystem to my usb drive and installed ubuntu again, and moved back the *important files* to root filesystem. But again ubuntu stopped working after i installed some debs. But this time before reinstalling ubuntu i forgot to backup the important files from my root filesystem to the pendrive. I realized this only after the installation process reached 50% . What to do???. Today classes were suspended at 12 because of Ayodhya verdict, so came home earlier, sat in front of the lappy and started googling. While searching i found a tool named ntfsundelete, but really disppointed when i came to know that it works only for ntfs filesystems. My pendrive is having Fat32 filesystem. Again continued searching and found a blog discussing about a component of testdisk application named photorec. I ran apt-get install testdisk and photorec got installed. i ran photorec at the command line and it told me to run it as root. so ran it as root and it asked me to select the disk. i selected my pendrive, it needed some info about parition table and the directory where the recovered files should be stored which was defaulted to home directory. And it started recovering. When the recovery process completed there was about 45 directories in my home directory. After spending some time in searching those directories i found 4 out of 5 *important files*. Four is a lot better than none, isnt it?.. thanks photorec!

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Last wednesday night my friend Adhil called me to ask if he can use my internet connection to send some sms using his bulk sms account for his cousin. He wanted to send them that night itself as the govt was about to freeze bulk sms account from 12am due to Ayodhya verdict. I agreed and he came to my home with Shibin (sorry shib.in, yeah! recently he registered the domain shib.in to put coming soon banner 😀 ). When they reached home only i knew that my internet connection is down due to some problem in the phone line (it is a hobby of monkeys around here to bite down phone lines). There is no question of going to internet cafe as it was already 10:30 pm and the nearest cafe is 12kms away. Surprisingly Shibin’s netbook detected a wifi connection named wifi-anil. He tried to connect, it got connected without requiring authentication. He typed google.com in a browser and tried to load, yes it got loaded.I opened the closed window doors in my room for better reception and Adhil without wasting a single second did his work. Even though his bulk sms account got banned by 11 30 he was able to send some part of messages. And thats the first time i am stealing someone else’s internet connection. The next day itself i added WPA authentication to my wireless router.

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My Intel P4 2.67 ghz  PC with  1gb + 256mb ram

My Intel P4 2.67 ghz PC with 1gb + 256mb ram

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അങ്ങന്നെ ഞാന്‍ ആദ്യമായി ബ്ളോഗ്ഗിങ്ങ് തുടങ്ങുകയായി..അക്ഷരപിശകുകള്‍ വളരെ സജീവമായി തന്നെ എന്റെ പോസ്റ്റുകളില്‍ ഉണ്ടാകുമെന്നതില്‍ സംശയമില്ല..നിങ്ങളുടെ സഹായത്തോടെ ഞാനതു കുറയ്ക്കാന്‍ ശ്രമിക്കുന്നതായിരിക്കും.

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