August 8, 2010 by Sunit Nandi
So finally, my school is going to re-open tomorrow, as our month-long summer holiday is over. Just a matter of few hours, and we all will be able to see our friends again after a long pause. But I am quite worried, because I will be again busy in studies and may not get enough time to spend online. But again I think it doesn’t matter as most of the websites have been properly designed and served.
Right now I have done quite a lot of Mathematics and Physics lessons during these holidays, thanks to the gruelling competition in Brilliant Tutorials. I might drop dead soon when school starts, hehe!
And a good news. BSNL 3G has been launched in our area. Before this launch, we were unable to access 3G even if we had a 3G plan. We only got access in the city area. Now that 3G is in the home as well, I decided to test it. The results were quite unexpected and shocking. Despite good speed and bandwidth, the latency is horrible and the packet rate is very bursty and lossy. Pingtest.net gave it a poor rating, i.e, D. Also it passes through a lot of firewalls and accelerators, slowing the system even further. BSNL must realise that the days of GPRS are over and 3G guys do not need accelerators at all. Well, for now I can only say that it is good only for uploading and downloading data, but totally inefficient for real-time applications like TV and video-calling. I just hope that they improve this service and drop prices when private operators join the bandwagon. I am now still sticking to the IIT’s home network.
Well, so something good happened at the end of the day. All’s well, that ends well. And holiday homeworks? I completed that on Monday. So don’t bug me….!
Anyway, see you guys soon.
Have a nice day and enjoy the rest half of the year. Hope you had a nice holiday. 😉
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July 23, 2009 by Sunit Nandi
Hello everyone! I am back after a long time to write something. So my post today will be quite long, you see.
Relatives visit our place!
In the middle of June, my relatives came to visit us. We had quite a nice time with them and went on an outing to nearby destinations. I went with them to Hajo and had fun visiting the same places again! However, my digital camera started malfunctioning and I could not take any photos on the return journey. Other than that it was great fun.
1st Practice Test comes up
After my relatives left, the practice tests came up and had to study a lot. I gave my exams very well and hope to make a good score. The results shall be given in August.
Yay! Summer Holidays!
Now summer holidays are going on. This summer I have lesser homework because I am in class 10 and the teachers want us to put our holidays to study. So be it! I am feeling happier.
Also, we went to our hometown on 13th July. I enjoyed a lot there. It was raining almost every day there and I was having fun getting wet. I also went to stay for a few days in my mom’s cousin’s place. She is pretty good cook and I sat on the chair licking my fingers after wonderful meals :P. My dad did not wish to stay disconnected with his workplace, so he bought a Photon+ wireless broadband service to stay connected. It wasn’t that fast in my hometown, because its a tourist location. But when I was back home, it seemed to be faster than my DSL line.
Now I am back home, writing this stuff and trying to complete all my homework. I have updated the main web site and I am trying to put a new blog theme. I plan to finish all my homework and make a little discussion forum for my school friends.
By the way, how are you all, readers? I wish to notify that our site URLs have changed. The Nandi Family site is now available at http://nandi.uni.cc/ and Sunit’s Life at http://sunit.nandi.uni.cc/
I think its enough for today. Have to go back to work.
Take care. Will write again soon!
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