Monday, June 19, 2006

I shudder to think ...

What would happen when COEP turns 175 years old. Going by the Wikipedia list of anniversaries it would be Terquasquicentennial. Wow! and you thought Sesquicentenary was bad enough.

BTW, on all other fronts great things are happening in college. The Comp dept. now has a lab where we can access great fast internet from morning till night. Dunno if this will continue after the vacations and when we have no specific work, probably not, but still its a start.

Then the (previously) absolutely shambolic COEP website is being ramped uo. Do check it out if you have not been there in some time. OK, some old bits of the page still irritatingly show up and it is not exactly going to win design awards, but still...

Then there is this exciting thing called Aarewah, a COEP community portal started by enthusiastic alumni. I like eveything apart from the name, but you can't have it all can you. Do see.

The to round up the COEP Vaarta for today, COEP's wiki page is coming along better than when I checked last time. There is a page on Punt Formation (though horribly incomplete), and our dear old friend is listed alongside, the first student of COEP, among others. Any guesses as to who put that up ?

(PS : If you are wondering why I have suddenly become so chivalrous to the lady by the river, this is to let you know that I did it on presciprtion. With all the previous mud-slinging that I had indulged in at my so called 'Alma Mater', i was close to getting pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, so my doc suggested that this was the only was of ever recovering. Sigh!)

10 comments:

Kunal said...

Criticising PIET's COEP almost gave you "a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, mostly found in volcanos"?! Man, and I thought VIT was hard on blogosphere criticism!

Abhishek said...

no, it was the throwing mud part that did me in actually.Bad for the lungs you see.

George said...

since mud is wet, I wonder how you ended up inhaling so much ... did you prepare this mud yourself at the workshop;)?

Abhishek said...

now, george, you can never trust the specially manufactured mud in the COEP workshop. What do you think about JR figuring in the list of 'prominent' alumni. And we thought you were the most prominent of the BCQC lot. ;-)

Ajay said...

JR (and all other prominent alumni) going up there is Saket Jamkar's(E&TC '02) handiwork.

The site re-vamp has been a long time coming.

Anup Mankar said...

Hey...nice to know things are happening in college. Need to pay a visit.
Meanwhile, do you know who's designing (rather re-designing) the college website. Please give him/her a solid kick on the derriere and ask that person to please change the f***in' glitter n gloss. It's not characteristic of any institute's website. And yes a better look n feel and browser compatibility is expected if the renovation is not just a nominal change.

Abhishek said...

i know things change, not always for the better. But the website will improve. Yours truly will try.

KT said...

your new college website isnt looking good on FF or is it just me?

Anup Mankar said...

@zaphod...that's exactly what i'm pointing at...COEP being the 150 yr old institute, the one fact we alumni harp on, deserves a better look *at least* on the web.
@abhishek...i'm sure you'll do well, boyo!

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