Monthly Archives: January 2008

Force Fest 2008 Results

‘Force Fest 2008’ was organised by Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai on 24th and 25th January 2008 and our school was the ‘OVERALL RUNNERS UP’. The individual results are as follows:-

1. Think Y? Senior Quiz – 1st position
Kartikeya Asthana
Aditya Jain

2. Think Y? Junior Quiz – 1st position
Shubham Goel
Tanay Padhi

3.Recreate the web – 1st position
Varun Dubey
Tushar Talwar

4. DJ Mixing – 2nd position
Vishesh Kumar
Aditya Grover

5. Logo Programming – 2nd position
Annaye*
Satvik*

6.Animate in PPT – 2nd position
Shaurya Mittal*
Prateek Swail*

7.Fancy Dress – 2nd position
Mallika Khanna*

8.Animatrix – 3rd position
Rishabh Marya
Pranav Obhrai

9.Paint Your Imagination – 3rd position
Dhrici Chawla*
Sara Aggarwal*

Note: The participants marked with * are from DPS Vasant Vihar.

Exun Farewell

It is that time of the year when The Clan says goodbye to the overgrown Knights and Dames. This year we bid farewell to some people who have been at the very heart of EXUN. The Clan wishes these people a very bright future ahead. Remember, the doors of the E-Gurucool lab are always open for you.

EXUN FAREWELL

Venue:- Nirulas, Basant Lok
Date:- 13th February, Wednesday
Time:- 3:00 PM onwards

On a personal note here is a message: So Long And Thanks For All The Fish

Signing off
Aditya Jain

Team For ‘Force Fest’ 2008

The Following students will be going for Force Fest 2008 to be held at Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai on 24th and 25th January 2008:-

1. C++ Programming
Sakshi Gupta
R.Dwarkesh

2. Logo Programming
Annaye*
Satvik*

3. Think Y? Senior Quiz
Kartikeya Asthana
Aditya Jain

4. DJ Mixing
Vishesh Kumar
Aditya Grover

5. Think Y? Junior Quiz
Shubham Goel
Tanay Padhi

6. BattleField Gaming
Digvijay Singh

7.Recreate the web
Varun Dubey
Tushar Talwar

8.Animatrix
Rishabh Marya
Pranav Obhrai

9.Animate in PPT
Shaurya Mittal*
Prateek Swail*

10.Paint Your Imagination
Dhrici Chawla*
Sara Aggarwal*

11.Fancy Dress
Mallika Khanna*

Note: The partcipants marked with * are from DPS Vasant Vihar – Junior School, DPS RK Puram

Force Fest 2008

‘Force’, the computer Club of Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai is organizing its annual computer symposium ‘Force Fest 2008’ on the 24th and 25th of January 2008.
The following are the events in the symposium:

OPEN EVENTS

Battle Field (Gaming)
Number of Teams: 1 | Number of participants per team: 1
Event Duration : 60 minutes in prelims and 120 minutes in finals.

Recreate the WEB (Web Designing)
Number of Teams: 1 | Number of participants per team: 2
Event Duration : 120 minutes | Softwares : Flash MX, Dreamweaver MX, FrontPage 2003

Animatrix (Flash Animation)
Number of Teams: 1 | Number of participants per team: 2
Event Duration : 60 minutes | Softwares : Flash MX, Photoshop 7

SENIOR EVENTS

Code your Dreams (Programming C++)
Number of Teams: 1 | Number of participants per team: 2
Event Duration : 120 minutes | Language : Turbo C++

Think Y? Senior (Quiz)
Number of Teams: 1 | Number of participants per team: 2
Top 6 teams will qualify for the finals.

DJ Mixing (Digital Music)

Number of Teams: 1 | Number of participants per team: 2
Event Duration : 60 minutes | Software : EJAY
Participants to bring headphones with them.

JUNIOR EVENTS

Think Y? Junior (Quiz)
Number of Teams: 1 | Number of participants per team: 2
Top 6 teams will qualify for the finals.

SUB – JUNIOR EVENTS

!! LOGO !! (Logo Programming)
Number of Teams: 1 | Number of participants per team: 2
Event Duration : 60 minutes | Language : Logo

Animate PPT (Power Point Presentation)
Number of Teams: 1 | Number of participants per team: 2
Event Duration : 60 minutes | Softwares : MS – Powerpoint

Fancy Dress

Number of Teams: 1 | Number of participants per team: 1
Event Duration : 3 minutes per participant | Topic : Anything related to IT

Paint Your Imagination (MS – Paint)
Number of Teams: 1 | Number of participants per team: 2
Event Duration : 60 minutes | Software : MS – Paint

Open Events : Class VI and above
Sub – Junior Events : Class III – V
Junior Events : VI – VIII
Senior Events: IX – XII
Note : Participation in all events is must to claim the overall trophy.

MacBook Air : It’s official !

Apple launched it’s latest product, the MacBook Air and take my word for it, it is absolutely beautiful. It is ultra thin, it’s thickness being just 0.76″.

It has a WiFi, bluetooth, EDR, everything you need. But, there is no optical disk drive. Apple insists that we don’t need one, and they have developed this new technology, that lets you read a disc wirelessly from another Mac or PC (a feature called Remote Disk), or you can just go for the USB optical drive.

It has an Intel Dual Core processor, that has been specially made for it, and it is 60% thinner than what it was before.

The keyboard is backlit.

You can go for a 80GB hard disk or a 64 GB SSD. And guess what, it has 5 hours of battery life.

It starts from $1799 and the most expensive model is $3098. It is a bit pricey, but if you see how thin it is, those Sony laptops just seem to fizz away.

Apple also launched movie rentals over iTunes , and they have a new UI for Apple TV, whose prices have been cut down to $229 from $299.

Reporting from Auto Expo 2008

For those of you who were not lucky enough to go to Auto Expo (pre-boards, stuff you hate), here is all that was meaningful there.

This is Prashant from Delphi (He does have a striking resemblance to me), standing next to a Merc SLK (Steve Jobs owns one)

This time there were loads of cool bikes, like the ones above.


I spotted a Porsche and a Suzuki Hayabusa tucked away in a corner.


This is the Suzuki Concept Car called Kizashi (boy was this place crouded) .


The Honda Hybrid, FCX.


This was one of the coolest cars there, the DC Ambierod.


And then there were the supercool cars. The pic above was in the Audi section and the one below was in the Honda section.

And lastly the Hyundai concept car. Looks really cool actually.

I couldn’t see the Nano (not the iPod, the Rs.1-lakh/$2500 car introduced by Tata), because of overcrowding ( and then this security guy wasn’t really happy with Prashant’s stupid attitude, he is one hell of a pest you know)

And for people who don’t know (I can bet there are a lot), Macworld 2008 begins on the 15th of January with El Jobso’s keynote (20:30 IST) (It seems something really cools gonna be launched, you know, there is something in the air).

Tracing IP Aaddresses

OK, here is a new thing I recently learned about.
Do you know that you can open up other people’s router pages ?
Mind you, this is not exactly legal (Even my telling you this is not legal).
So having told you that, let’s begin.

First of all, you need to know your own IP address.
Try this link : http://www.ip-adress.com/

Now that you know your IP address,download this free program,
called Free IP Scanner (Yeah,that is what it is called).
It is a free download. Link :http://www.eusing.com/ipscan/free_ip_scanner.htm

Now run the program and type in your IP address in the box. Instead of the last
3 digits (after the 3rd dot) type in 1 and in the other box type in the same thing
accept this time enter the last digits (Yes, after the 3rd dot) as 255. Now press
scan.

A whole list will pop up with numbers in the left hand corner. Some will have a
tick before them, others will have a cross. Now choose any number with a tick.
Enter this number into the address bar of your browser and press enter. A
dialog box opens up asking for username and password. Now the guess work
begins. Most of the times, username is admin and password is also admin or
password. Try out others as well. And yeah, it is ILLEGAL. I have tried it
once or twice and it has worked. Also, change the password of your router
because the same thing can happen to you.

And one more thing, like ethical hackers, please do not change the settings of
the router who’s homepage you’ve opened. Or else you’ll be in serious trouble

By the way, have you people seen the cool curved monitor that Alienware
showcased at CES ?