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2007 : The Year In Review

By on Dec 31, 2007 in Personal, Tech Takes | 16 comments

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Time for those lists which just HAVE to be made at the end of each year. I promise myself, this post’s gonna be the last for quite some, because I really need to study for the pre-Boards. However, I just HAVE to put this up, as I said…

Statue of Liberty image courtesy David Reeves.


  1. Prateek Vijayavargia

    December 31, 2007

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    Well, Ankur that was quite a good post….2007 was the year of “42” and much more :-)
    Tech Quizzer of the Year undoubtedly is bagged by u – The Quizzing Circuit at large will be missing something…
    Anyways, Inspirational yes u are – For other bloggers, quizzers, and those who want to miss classes ;-)
    Happy New Year!
    Best of Luck for all ur tough exams ahead and life!

  2. GQ

    December 31, 2007

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    @Prateek: Thanks for everything dude. :D Best of luck to you too for everything… :)

  3. rach

    January 1, 2008

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    uhm… i didn’t come up with ‘agent coDI banks’. i didn’t even know that anshul was into DI until that time!

  4. Apoorv Khatreja

    January 2, 2008

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    I subscribed to your RSS a long time ago, but this is my first comment. A nice blog, though could have been better, you should work more on eye candy.

    Considering that we are more or less in the same situation, 12thies with pre-boards round the corner, and the online world which refuses to leave you alone, I could relate to your blog, and find that 12thies all around Delhi are mostly in the same state as I am.

    And of course, I’m a big fan of H2G2.

    It’s good to see that teens here in India, are *aware* of Linux and enjoy it too. Now being the irritating fanboy that I am, I’d suggest you try out PCLinuxOS 2007. You’d be amazed by the ease of use, features, and rock solid stability it offers. Try it out.

    More on PCLOS –

    PCLinuxOS Rediscovered

    PCLinuxOS Desktop

    PCLinuxOS 2007 Review

    And if you are a fanboy too, help me out by solving some of the problems I faced when I shifted to Gutsy.

    Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10

  5. GQ

    January 2, 2008

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    @Rach: Yes, we BOTH together came up with it. :P

    @Apoorv: Thanks for all those nice words. :) Yes, I know, my blog’s design sucks. I’ve a whole revamp in mind, and I’ll be shifting to my own hosting on WordPress too. Blogger is getting stifling now. But…I’ve other stuff like exams to bother about now. So I guess I’ll be making the transition in May-June.
    Yeah dude, couldn’t agree with you more on the same state Delhi 12thies are in.
    Hmm, PCLinuxOS is something I’ve not tried out yet, and I guess I will do so if I get time. It’s nice to know that there are other people too who DON’T go ‘Linux whaa…?’
    And you’ve got a pretty good blog too. Just subscribed, and added you to blogroll. :)

  6. Sneezy Melon

    January 3, 2008

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    bwaah! PCLOS sucks. Nice and easy to use for noobs and you can play with the KDE apps/widgets for almost forever. But after one point of time KDE simply starts hurting your eyes. Ubuntu is much better. Considering you actually have a PC instead of the dabba that apoorv has.

    neways, u applyin to NTU? that’s cool! hope I get in this time. Interviews scare me.

  7. GQ

    January 4, 2008

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    @Sneezy Melon: Run KDE on dabba? He a godman or something? KDE don’t do dabbas, it only does RAM, loads of it. From what he says about Ubuntu 7.10, I don’t think he has too much RAM? Anyway, you applied for NTU too? Good. :) “Get in this time”. Is it the second year you’re applying?

  8. Apoorv Khatreja

    January 4, 2008

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    I have 256 MB of DDR RAM, out of which 32 is shared by the onboard video card. So I have 224 MB of RAM for the system. So I guess it does qualify to be called a ‘dabba’.

    And the wonderful thing is that KDE runs smoothly, without hiccups on only and only PCLOS. Thats because the basic framework is so light and stable, and is based on Mandriva.

  9. Sneezy Melon

    January 4, 2008

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    I think he has 256.

    bad-phrasing. my first time as well. waise I have a rather bad luck with singaporean authorities.

  10. GQ

    January 4, 2008

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    @Apoorv: Gee, you seem to’ve gone gaga over PCLOS. Seems like you’ll force me to try it out one day, eh? ;)

    @Sneezy Melon: Bad luck with them? Hmm, sounds interesting…

  11. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008

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    Ha! Ha! Ensei Tankado swims in your NSA, man…serious implications possible for technut…abortion for soSmall.G possible…Ha! Ha!

  12. Anuj

    January 8, 2008

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    Well you were certainly one of the best if not the best on the quizzing circuit this year-several people have an opinion on this matter so I am trying not to be controversial. But what’s the plan for the future?

  13. GQ

    January 10, 2008

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    @Anuj: Future. Right. First well, need to get in somewhere. Anywhere. Preferably NTU. Because it’s on 42 Nanyang Avenue. Otherwise, well, the college quizzing scene is more fun anyway. :) I *will* keep on visiting school symposiums as an uninvited guest from DPS VK if I’m in Delhi though.

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