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The list of selected organisations for GSoC 2008 was published and it was a sad news for a few of us that SMC is not in the list. The reason might be that Google is not concentrating on organisations related to language computing. As I checked the ideas from some of the selected organisations(including Coppermine, Drupal, WordPress, etc), I found some, which I could do. Since I am not participating, I am willing to help those who are selecting those topics.

More details about GSoC and the selected organisations can be found at

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I was not much interested in participating in Google Summer of Code this year due to the high work and study load in the first year of my B-Tech(Every one says that first year is a crucial year). As my friends inspired me, I at last decided to check out the topics. I was concentrating more on topics related to Malayalam, as it will be easy to get included as chances for SMC to be there in the selected organisations is high(SMC was the only organisation selected from India last year). But, when I read the rules and regulations, I found that only those who are of 18 years old on or before 14th April 2008 are allowed to participate. I am still 17 and will be 18 only during last of May. So, at last it was confirmed that I am not participating in GSoC this year.

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At last, the allotment results were published today morning, relieving the tensions of many students. As I hoped, I got a seat in MES Engineering Collage, Kuttippuram for Computer Science Engineering. My best friend Krishnaraj has also got a seat there for the same course. Some other students from our school has also got seats there. The collage is just 40mts journey by bus from my home and another plus point is that I know many of the students studying there.

Today, in the shop, Reliance broadband connection was fully configured. The service person said that we could start using it from tomorrow or day after tomorrow. The connection is so easy that plugging a wire to the LAN port, we can access net. The connection is similar to a prepaid mobile as we must recharge it using recharge cards. Also, a phone was provided with it, for free from which all calls to the Reliance broadband users in our area are free and there will be incoming facility until the broadband connection is in use.

Another crazy thing that happened today was that I got some server error from Google. Their popular services including Search, GMail, Orkut, Adsense, etc were not accessible today evening. Its the first time I came before such an error from Google.

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