Microsoft Clippy!

How well do you remember clippy? Here’s a hint. If you still don’t remember him then you’re too young. I was in standard one, 2001, when I first saw this guy. It was also when we bought our first computer with Windows 98 as its operating system.

Today while scrolling through my Facebook’s News feed, I found this picture posted on the official page of Windows*. It remembered me of the old times, the way I irritated my father, while he was working on Microsoft Word, pointing the monitor’s screen and asking the same question over and over again, “What does this thing do?” I don’t remember what my father’s response was.

Many people have much negative things to say about it. I came to know today that Microsoft removed Clippy from the later versions of windows, because it annoyed million computer users, as The Telegraph says.

So, how old were you when you first saw clippy?

*Wrote this a few months ago!

My Perceptions on December

December Already?

December! My favorite month of the year, there are two things which makes it special. 1) The cold weather 2) it’s when final exams end. But the way I look at it changed from time to time. In the year 2000 and 2001; I was in Bangla Medium school and the final exam ended in the last week of November which was followed by the a month long winter vacation in December and the results were given out at the end of December and gradually we were promoted to the next grade in the next year. Though I hardly remember anything but as far I can remember it was fun.

Year 2004; it was the year when I was shifted to an English Medium School. But in here my final exams ended in the mid of December, yet though we had a month long vacation which ended in the mid of January. But things were tough; I worked really hard in the last week of November to prepare for the final exams. And the panic of the results started right after the exams ended till it was given out. My life was more or less the same till the year 2009.

My IGCSE first sitting exams were on May 2011 then the second sitting was on January 2012. And it was when, on December 2011, again my perceptions on December changed. There were no final exams in this month as result there were no vacation either. But the suspense and the pre-exam tensions now shifted from the last November to the month of December, which was supposed to be a month of Holiday.

Well, as they say, all good things come to an end. This December, it’s no different either. My A-level exam starts from January. Wish me Luck!