I slept a lot today. Slept about 2:00 last night and woke up around 11:30 in the morning. I had a bit of headache so slept at about 1:30 – 2 to wake up again at 5:30 ish.
Now my eyes are wide open and it is hard for me to sleep, but I guess I’ll sleep by 1 coz I have to goto college tomorrow.
I just finished writing a script. I needed a utility for image manipulation for my site. Took me about an hour to get it to work exactly as I wanted. Its nothing special, just a script that reads a particular dir, looks for image files (basically jpeg’s), puts a watermark on them and then saves the new image. I googled and found a few watermark scripts, but all of them showed watermark for the viewer, which meas that the original image was not changed, but a copy of it is displayed to the user with the watermark. A lot of online photo galleries use this for image protection/advertisment but the original images can still be extracted as generally the original image’s path/name is passed thru the URL + it creates problems for the server. So, I think the best way is to embed the watermark on the image itself. If I get some time, then I would add this function to coppermine gallery’s image upload file. So, when an image is uploaded, it automatically gets watermarked. May be they already implemented this in some gallery.
I might have a good news from my Unversity Advisement Center.
I took a lot of units this quater (24) and I thought that I have to take about 22 – 24 next quater, but wait, that is probably not true. According to my latest calculations, I might only need 12 units (i.e. 3 classes)
It’ll be so un-stressful. Moreover, out of those 3 classes I can take 1 class online or offline. I’ll most probably prefer online. This narrows down to just 2 classes on campus. One of the class out of these 2 (Broadband Networks) , isn’t offered next quater :(. Someone told me that I can grad. now and take class in summers or whenever offered, but thats not true. I have to take that class nxt. quater. I talked with my dept. and they said that I can take that class as “Individual Study.” I asked them ki yeh kis chidiya ka naam hai and they told me that I can talk to a prof. who has taught this class or is capable of and then study from home. He will gimme the assignments/midterms etc. and would assign a grade by the end of the qtr. Which means I’ll have to take only one class :D.
The only bad part about the individual study class is that the prof. who has taught the class for last 4 qtr.s is on leave and won’t be back till fall. So, I need to look for another prof., ask (may be plead) him to take me as an indiv. student and then ask for chair’s permission. Life mein bahut lafda hai. Apart from this problem, everything should be ok. I have to reg. for next quater, on 14th or 15th feb, so. I ll know exactly about all this stuff by then
Graduation = Freedom!