Monday, May 26, 2008

Guest Lecture on “Introduction to IPv6 Networking” to TU M.Sc. Computer Science Students @IOE

Last Friday, Asst. Prof. Jivan Kumar Pant sir discussed with me about to give one lecture on IPv6 Networking and demonstration of IOE Pulchowk campus’s System/Network. As per the discussion the class had been set on Sunday morning at 7:30AM. I was in hurry up at that time preparing slides for conference presentation. I had to meet prof. sashi sir anyhow as soon as possible. My work load was just increased by the guest lecture too. Whole day on Saturday I started preparing slides for guest lecturing and planned for system/network demonstration too.

I was a bit felt uneasy to have lecture with M. Sc. Computer Science Students though I am teaching e-Commerce to masters student at Acme Engineering College. But it’s a way to disseminate knowledge. Teaching learning process doesn’t indicate senior/junior. I thought my slides were too summarized. The presentation just covered the introduction, addressing mechanism, current scenario of IPv6 in the world and transition mechanisms. I had prepared some IPv6 practical activities like unicast and multicast routing in my laptop with VMWare server.

When the day came, i had started my lecture and during the time, I surprised that the professor of computer network at TU central department of computer science himself was listening my lecture sitting behind the chair with students. I felt a bit happy that the way I delivered my lecture was more than sufficient for students. IPv6 is still new in Nepal though other countries have implemented on some network. The resource to study about IPv6 is really limited in Nepal. That’s why professor himself was expecting some input about IPv6 from me. When I did my research thesis with IPv6 Networking, my confidence toward IPv6 is drastically increased and the practical networking environment with IOE IPv6 network really makes me more confident.

After completing the lecture, professor and students both were seems happy with the contents what I delivered and it really felt me happy. With my co-worker Manish Singh, The demonstration of both IPv4 and IPv6 network was successfully completed. I hope this lecture and demonstration will help students encouraged towards networking and system administration.

Why did I share this feeling with my blog?? Really I did one mistake in my presentation slides. I had included one slide which compared header structure of IPv4 and IPv6 protocol. When I just reviewed my slides today, the version field for IPv4 must specify 4 and for IPv6 must be 6. But on both header structure, 4 was indicated. Hassssssssssssssss…what a mistake. Sorry students and professor, u didn’t indicate my mistake. Hope you correct that mistake.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Do You Like Piano?? Make your Computer Keyboard a Piano

There is no one in this world who hates music. Piano is a typical Musical Instrument which is frequently used to play while we become offset or we come into tension. Hence this device is used to play for peacefulness and coolness.

During my Masters study, I have developed a software package using Visual Basic as a project categorized under Multimedia which was an elective subject. Teacher suggested us to create a group and build a project which must cover objective of what we were studying in Multimedia Subject. Responsibility went to me to create a project anyhow. I thought to build a piano which is helpful to everyone because anybody if he has a computer, he could simulate the principle of Piano by his computer keyboard.

Some of the keys of computer keyboard are taken as piano keys. It is similar like real piano. If you are perfect in playing a piano, I confirmed that you will really enjoy with this software. Let me give you tips about how to install and play:

You can download a pianosetup.doc and serialkey.txt (key: 1111111111) from the following link:

(alternetive technique to download: copy these links to Browser's address bar and enter, if you could not download directly)

after download is complete, first rename the pianosetup.doc file to pianosetup.exe (you can run that file only after renaming to pianosetup.exe)

Just run the setup file and supply serial key what I have provided with.

After installation is complete, go to program file>>Easy Piano>> Projectmultimedia

You can see the following main screen and choose tools>>Piano

And start playing (note* your speakers connected to your computer must be working)

Enjoy Piano!!!!!!! ;)