Monthly Archives: July 2008

MIMANSA 2008: Overall Winners

ExunClan has bagged the overall trophy in MIMANSA 2008 held at St.Mary’s School on the 31st July. 2008. The results are as follows-

Weave-Ur-View – First

  • Rishabh Marya
  • Tanay Padhi

Pic-O-Poster – First

  • Manvi Arora
  • Adideva Sekhri

Congratulations to everyone, and let’s hope this is the beginning of a long winning streak!

Tanay

Quizzing Session

There will be a quizzing session on Friday the 1st of August which will (hopefully) be of a big advantage to Exun quizzers and non quizzers alike. It’ll be conducted by Dhruv and me. Hope to see you there!

Date: Monday, 4th August [as G@teway’s on Friday]
Venue: Just meet us at Web Resource Centre and we’ll see
Timings: 1.30-3.30

Also, we’ll be conducting a quiz next week. We’ll confirm it on Monday itself.

Randy Pausch: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Randy Pausch was a Carnegie Mellon University professor who suffered from pancreatic cancer. He died yesterday (25th July).

He gave a famous lecture on what he would like to tell the generation of today if he was to give a last lecture (ironically- as he suffered from a terminal disease). This “Last Lecture” was a series of lectures by many notable people which also included Randy Pausch.

From wikipedia

Quote:
Pausch delivered his “Last Lecture,” titled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” at CMU on September 18, 2007.This talk was modeled after an ongoing series of lectures where top academics are asked to think deeply about what matters to them, and then give a hypothetical “final talk,” i.e., “what wisdom would you try to impart to the world if you knew it was your last chance?”

Before speaking, Pausch received a long standing ovation from a large crowd of over 400 colleagues and students. When he motioned them to sit down, saying, “Make me earn it,” some in the audience shouted back, “You did!”

Here is the video of that speech.

“Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”

(The video is 76min long)

I think everyone should see it. It is really inspiring.

cyberfest 2k8 overall winners

The Exunclan has bagged the overall trophy in Cyberfest 2k8 held at Mata Jai Kaur Public School held on 18th of July. The results are as follows:-

Futuristic Gizmo (First)

  • Adideva Sekhri
  • Manvi Arora

Junior Quiz (First)

  • Manas Jha
  • Rohan Nagpal Well Done!

Senior Programming (First)

  • Rahul Bhatnagar
  • Ananth Govind Rajan

Video Editing (Second)

  • Aman Agarwal
  • Tanay Padhi

CEO Hunt (Third)

  • Aditya Jain

Senior Quiz (Second)

  • Sameer Mittal
  • Anuj Bhardwaj

Congratulations to all the winners. First win of the year.
Lets keep the momentum going (^_^)

Aditya Jain

3D in VB Fast Track Workshop

Date : July 3, 2008
Time : 09:00 am to 11:30 am
Venue : Computer Lab – 4

Theory
What is DirectX?
The DirectX SDK and 3D Engines.
What is a Scene.
Keyboard/Mouse Input – DirectInput.
Objects/Mesh.
Faces, Vectors and Points.
Creating primitive Shapes.
Texturing,Bump Mapping and Blending Modes.
3D Model Files – MDL, MD2, BSB, X , 3DS
Loading Models from file.
Landscape generation.
Atmospheric effects/Particle systems.
DirectDraw.

Application
Creating a Menu.
Creating a World.
Application of Vector/Matrix Algebra and Trigonometry.
Creating a SkyBox
Loading the Actors.
Collision Detection.
Keyboard/Mouse Input.
Finalizing a Game.

Sky Drives

You must be using Pen/Flash Drives for storing/sharing data.Now, you can have Free Online Storage and access it anytime, anywhere using SKYDRIVE. Windows Live Skydrive is a Free Online Storage facility offered by Microsoft at www.skydrive.live.com. The service currently offers 5GB of free storage, with a maximum upload file size of 50MB. Skydrive allows users to upload their files on the Internet and then access them from a web browser (Internet Explorer), It uses Computing Cloud storage model – a model of networked data storage where data is stored on multiple virtual servers, generally hosted by third parties) The Skydrive service utilizes Hotmail / Windows Live ID to limit access to the files the user has uploaded, allowing them to keep the files private, share with contacts, or make the files public. Publicly-shared files do not require a Windows Live ID to access.Optionally, an ActiveX tool can be installed to allow drag-and-drop uploading from Windows Explorer. Up to five files can be uploaded each time if that ActiveX tool has not been installed.

Please visit www.skydrive.live.com to know more.

[Contributed By KIPS]

Bill Gates: Looking Back, Moving Ahead

Bill Gates stepped down as chief software architect of Microsoft , and retired from his day-to-day role at Microsoft, the company he co-founded and led for most of the past 30 years.

Click on the link below to watch videos that look back to the story of Bill Gates from his early years, to founding Microsoft and what lies ahead for him and the company he started.

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/exec/billg/videos/default.aspx?videoID=0