I’m preparing for competitive entrance exams

1.2 Million people write this exam each year & it’s really tough to get a good rank

I’ll be focusing more on text posts, back to blogging & learning C++ during the 2nd half of this year. Good videos take time to produce, especially when editing on a broken [16:8.9956076] display. Not that they are well edited lmao, it feels better in my head. Hopefully I’ll cope up with school work during the the course of this year & find pockets of time to make videos. Let’s see how that goes.

I’m taking a break from uploading often on PeerTube & Odysee

Focusing all you’ve got in these 2 years is a good investment. Every mark counts ~ 1 mark alters your position by 4 ranks assuming you’re in the 150+/300 bucket in your JEE Mains exam. I’ve already come this far, so why waste these 2 years? So the exam starts in Jan 2023 ~ 18 months from now. After that I’ll get into college, meet people who are interested in the same things, collaborate, build things, even faster! I think it’s an OK compromise missing out on some things as of today.

Another goal to tick off my bucketlist

To learn from the best hackers (clever people) in the realm of Computer Science & Research

To do that it means working with people from the best colleges in India like the NITs, IIITs & IITs of India. Possibly get help via college connects & professors there. I don’t exactly know if Computer Science is the way I want to go, probably something related. I like the research side of things and not the CoDInG part of it - to impress someone in a FAANG job interview.

I don’t wanna work doing a 9 to 5 cOdInG job for for some random big-tech company. That sucks, for all my effort I’ve put in this far. The combo is uncertain ~ I am flexible, as long as it’s related to CS or research. It might be CSE, AI, Biotech, Electronics, or pure theoretical computing research. JEE is a way to get into these colleges, to earn a degree in college. Even though it means writing subjects that have no relation to CS, like Chemistry, Physics or some parts in Math. The Indian Education System is a joke.

Testing a fish, to climb a tree

There’s no other option for me, some of my friends have gone abroad, because they can afford it, parents got jobs (visas) or permanent citizenship in foreign countries. Frankly, the government here do not care about education, they only focus on elections. After all; there’s always a star performer in that 1.2 million crowd - natural selection. I haven’t found any other way to get in to college. So this is what I’ll be focussing on for the next 2 years.

This video accurately describes what millions of people & I am going through right now

Totally different from 10th grade

Last year sucked. The pandemic had affected our learning environment, physical schools were redundant. I never went for an offline class the whole of last year! There was zero emphasis on live classes or laboratory classes, like I had 2 years ago in 9th grade. I still remember those days. No need for proprietary apps like OneNote, Google xyz (whatever they use nowadays) - aren’t going to replace the good old chalk & board in offline class.

There’s no proper guidance, a bridging or career counselling session from the educational department. No real action plan. You’d have to figure it out by yourself. You’re at the verge of becoming 18. Time to run in the rat-race. At least back in high-school there was an emphasis on humane, holistic growth with regular extra-curricular activities like essay competitions, programming competitions, music & drama fests. Where you could enjoy your time, plus get good grades. The teachers were wholesome & supportive and didn’t really pressurize you.

Let’s hope things get better - here’s a short video of Diesel

Reminder: Today is a good day to #degoogle and delete your google account, after the Google Photos / YouTube Ads - terms of service update.

And congrats you’ve probably wasted half of 2021. 😮‍💨 How has your year been?