Thursday, August 21, 2008

(Re) Introduction - README.1ST

Hi Folks! A few of my previous posts will be surely visible below, those were from a gloomier, depressed and maybe even psychotic period of my Life that I'd like to forget, (a.k.a My B.Tech)... Maybe I’m making it sound worse than it really was, but truth is I'm much better off now than I was back then...


For those of you who don't know me, well I'm Suhail Rehman, now officially MS-2k7 here at IIIT-H. I was born approximately 23 years ago in a place called Doha, Qatar (known more famously for the Asian Games, Al-Jazeera and the 'Doha' round of the WTO talks). I spent my entire childhood there and finished my 12th in 2003, came back to India as an ABCD (Abroad-Born Confused Desi), and spent 4 years of my prime in a Village (kind-of) in mid Kerala to pursue my much coveted (or so I thought) degree in Computer & Engineering at the MES College of Engineering.


As a kid, I was fascinated by computers. My dad brought home an old 80286 desktop when I was in second grade, and back then I started fooling around with DOS 5.0 and all the games that I could find that fit on either a 5.25" or a 1.44" Floppy. The rest was then, basically history, and I was fortunate enough to witness the evolution of personal computing and grow up to be absolutely crazy about them.


Crazy enough not to care about the other things actually, so I was pretty much an 'above-average' kid in school, which is why I landed at the above said college. Life was miserable there, we had no decent Internet access until year 4, and the rest of the posts you see below are remnants of my attempt to blog using my GPRS connection. I'll rant about how messed up life was there in another post, but here, I’m just trying to restart something that I’ve not bothered to do for a very long time...


Meanwhile, now that I'm in IIIT-H, having the time of my life, and indulging in my favorite geek work, let me take this opportunity to thank god and everyone who's supported me throughout the years as I finally ended up in an Institute that actually matters. With this blog, I'll probably post things about my life, maybe a bit of tech, and the occasional rant about missing home (just to justify the existing blog title). And this time, I hope there will be people to read and comment, and I also hope I can do my part to revive the blogging culture here at IIIT, which according to an interestingly anonymous fellow, was once flourishing. Meanwhile, explore the following few posts that I managed to put out on the blogosphere ages back, when the anger was intense and the internet speeds were abysmal.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you Fazil's Cousin by any chance ?

Suhail said...

Yes I am...

Shiben Bhattacharjee said...

nice blog man, good 2 know u r feeling good in the insitute. this post can only make any IIITian proud :)

so

waazzzzzzzzaaaaaaaaaaa ???? :P

kulbirsaini said...

good to see you in the blogosphere... hope you'll have fun :D

Suhail said...

@shiben: whazzzzzzzaaaaaaaaaaaa KTHNXBYE
@saini: thnx man...

jinsbond007 said...

keep going Suhail!
Nice one and hope you will write about the things you miss also!

aniket said...

What can one say... welcome aboard!

skp said...

Voila ! Welcome dude !!

I wonder why you call some one anony when you know him :P