csa website.

After listening to a religious talk by a lady on Astha channel who talked about “Going beyond…”, bhOndOO was very much inspired. He wished to go beyond his current academics and do something more, that would give him more satisfaction. He started thinking of possible options:

  • getting two degrees by the end of my tenure at IISc — too unrealistic.
  • learning swimming — not again!
  • topping in a course — I would have done that, but one mid-sem is already over and I know how I performed in it. Moreover, Gullu topped it.
  • doing a job along with the courses — a bit too much.
  • getting Infosys fellowship — hmmm, I can try that.

So bhOndOO decided to try for Infosys fellowship. To know about the details and criteria of the fellowship, he opened the CSA website and in the search text box, entered “infosys fellowship”, and pressed the button titled “Search CSA!”. He landed up with a 404 Not Found page and understood the meaning of the exclamation mark on the search button.

“Stupid! This is Computer Science department and we cannot even have a working search mechanism! This is ridiculous!”. He suddenly realized that he can implement a robust search for the department and can get the appreciation of many people. He felt great! He remembered another quote from a personality development course (bhOndOO has so far undergone nine such courses — including one in which he got the best student certificate), “Make it big.”. bhOndOO’s gray cells started working and bhOndOO hit upon the idea: How about recreating the whole CSA website?

bhOndOO was overjoyed. He calculated, “Next mid-term is after two weeks. I can work on the website for a week and study for another week. That sounds doable. I will get appreciation from students, faculty, and it will make me a hero of the department! Done.”.

After a week, he had developed a very nice looking website containing most of the information from the original site, but with different layout, different organization, and better clarity. He was very anxious to send a mail to Dr Ajay Chopra who was in charge of the CSA website. At 02:02 in the night, he sent a mail to Dr Chopra mentioning the link to the website he created in a subdirectory of his homepage. He went back to the hostel, fell asleep, and dreamt about the next day when his appreciation was to begin.

Next morning, after having a hurried bath, bhOndOO rushed to the department, came to the lab, logged in, opened pine, saw a reply from Dr Ajay Chopra, smiled, and pressed Enter. The mail read as below:

Dear bhOndOO:

You have really created a nice website. However, we have already given a contract to a firm named SurfZone to create a new website for the department. They have created a demo version at this link. Please go through it and if you have any suggestions, please let me know.

Best.

Ajay

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4 Responses to “csa website.”

  1. Abi Says:

    Tsk, tsk.

    Where is your version? Can we see it?

  2. iisc Says:

    :). No, I did not really create it. It was part of fiction.

  3. some of you will get famous. « iisc life. Says:

    […] And of course, the modified draft of the new website coming up: http://www.csa.iisc.ernet.in/draft/ (check out the post on the earlier draft). […]

  4. Roseanna Geiken Says:

    Exactly, what i was searching for. thx

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