Saturday, May 28, 2011

An opportunity

Saw this mail in one of a google group I follow.


Pardon if this is not exactly on topic, but I hope some
readers of this group will find it of interest.

I'm the author and maintainer of ftnchek, a venerable static
analysis program for finding bugs in Fortran code. In its
heyday, ftnchek was quite popular with Fortran programmers.
However, for some time now ftnchek has been kind of moribund
due to its only accepting Fortran 77 syntax with some
Fortran 90 extensions.

This situation is about to change. I have been awarded a
grant that can support a graduate research assistant for one
calendar year, including a stipend and 1/3 of tuition. The
project will involve rebuilding ftnchek to accept the full
current Fortran standard syntax.

If you are or know of a graduating senior who is planning to
begin a master's degree program in computer science this
September, with a good background and interest in compilers,
please contact me for details on the assistantship and how
to apply to Fordham's M.S. program in computer science.

Dr. Robert Moniot
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Fordham University
New York, NY 10023

office: LL-817-E
phone: (212) 636-6334

Yes this opportunity is available to international students provided they get themselves admitted to the MS program and being interested in this program will boost the admission process.

Go check it.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lets Join Hands and Make a Difference

Hi everyone.

In the last AeSIAA get together, after the fun and the dancing events, everyone got the opportunity to introduce themselves and express their views. There many of you have expressed the desire to be play a more active part in the activities of AeSIAA.

Well here is the opportunity for you to keep that promise.

As you may already know that AeSIAA is now in the process of electing the fresh Executive Committee for 2011-2013. The Election is being conducted by way of nomination of the life members to the EC.

The Executive Committee is the work horse of AeSIAA. It helps organise all the different activities like the Annual AeSI Family get together, SEMAA type seminars among many other activities.

The EC is the platform for you to shape the direction of the association. If you have ever wondered about making a difference in someone's life, then this is the opportunity for you.

I request you to kindly come forward and be a part of the EC. If you are interested, want to know more contact me or Mr Anuj Jha or Mr Kuldeep at the following phone number or email

Your participation is crucial for the future growth & development of the Association, so lets join hands and make a difference.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Action brings results.

Unless you begin, you won't know what you are going to accomplish.

Planining and planning and only planning will never accomplish you any

It's the action that produces results.

Start that routine you are planning for so many days. Load on that
software your are planning to learn. Create that first fortran program
than trying you that get a perfect compiler.

Action brings results.

My prefered method is fire and aim. I like to start shooting and then
adjust than spending loads of time perfecting my aim before even
firing a single shot.

So which category do you fall in? Do you shoot before you aim or do
you perfect your aim before you shoot?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


By now if you were not living under a rock, you will know about AeSIAA
or aeronautical society of India Alumni Association.

Anyway I will go ahead and repeat, AeSI Alumni Association is a
registered society that aims to formally unite and work for the
betterment of AeSI students and graduates.

In short spam of year it has made a mark on the Indian aerospace
scene. From conducting national level aerospace seminar to family get
togethers, from job fairs to aeromodelling, professional and overall
development of AeSI graduates is its primary aim.

So are you a member of this?

If you are not, please be. It's meant for all aesi graduates. Register
and become a part of this by sending a mail to Mr Anuj Jha or Mr
Kuldeep Kumar at the following emails.

In couple of weeks AeSIAA will be having it's Annual General Meeting
in Bangalore.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Total Immersion

Apologies again for failing back on the blog update.

Actually I am learning something totally new now a days. And any time
beyond work and playing with my daughter, I am spending it reading
more about that something.

As I have already written here a couple of time, total immersion is
how I gain the most. It's that thing in action.

When I was NAL, I was assigned the job of working with a vb code and
designing compressors. That was interesting but more interesting was
the way the cad designer used my coordinates and design data to create
a compressor. That very act fasinated me. Having no prior experience
of any cad program increased my curiosity in that job.

To cut the story short. Those days I stayed longer in nal just to
learn that tool. All free time I had was devoted in learning that cad
software. I was engrossed and that total immerssion was so successful
that I was designing my own compressors and cad modelling them for my
boss a couple of months later.

So what is your style? Do you take a deep dive? Let see what are your
style of gaining command of whatever you are interested in?

More on learning by immersion at this location

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Top 5 posts of myaesi that you might not have read!!

Following are the current hot posts of myaesi in popularity order. As you can see two of them were posted in 2008 and two in 2009 and one was posted in 2010.

So people still seeing those posts. Surprised to see the worst resume i have ever seen as the most popular post.

Have you read them?

Sep 5, 2008

Dec 14, 2009

Apr 10, 2010

Jun 2, 2008, 1 comment

Nov 13, 2009

Friday, May 06, 2011

The Future by Airbus

Its never easy to predict the future. But here's a preview of the exciting times and possibilities that lay before us, the aeronautical engineers...

Have a look at this video and be inspired.

At  just sigh of 2 mins, this video is great boost ahead of the exam seasons. :)

If you are unable to view the video click here

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Don't worry about moving slowly....

Read this beautiful quote.

As the ancients said: "Don't worry about moving slowly; worry about being stagnant"

So true and as you are progressing through your semester towards the approaching exams, stop worrying about doing things slowly. Just make sure you are are not stopping it.

Similarly, if you are in training phase, don't worry about the slow progress on your skill development. Focus on improving daily than worry about the pace.

As my mom says, regular tiny progress is way better than no progress at all!!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Online communities

Reacting to the previous post of some free online aerospace magazines,
Mr Mainak from Nal has this to add.

Hi ,
I think by accessing linkedin discussion students can get lots of
insight about what's going in industry. Create a profile then search
for the related content. There are some forums. Apart from that there
are pilot discussion available in web. This gives lots of insight in
to the systems. The following link gives lots of data regarding FCOM
manual and other essential aircraft information.


I fully agree with Mainak, online communities like linkedin, cfdforum,
google groups are best way to keep in touch with the current topics
that are happening in your chosen field.

Moreover participating in this forums improves your communication
skills, which in my opinion is the biggest skill needed for success in

These online communities also helps you network and expand your weak

Thanks Mainak for the email. Do you have anything to add? Don't be
shy. Chip in.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Some free online aerospace related magazines

Last post I talked about so much to read. In this post I will refer
you to some of my reading list that prompted that post.

Below is the list of some online magazines that are available for free
related to engineering, aerospace, and aviation. I am a regular reader
of these and the list goes on increasing.

ANSYS Advantage
ANSYS Advantage, the award-winning magazine about excellence in
engineering simulation, showcases a broad range of engineering
simulation capabilities through in-depth articles authored by industry
and ANSYS specialists

Aerospace America
Aerospace America is exclusive to AIAA members but archives are
available. Check them out

AERO magazine is published quarterly by Boeing Commercial Airplanes
and is distributed at no cost to operators of Boeing commercial
airplanes. AERO provides operators with supplemental technical
information to promote continuous safety and efficiency in their daily
fleet operations.

FAST from airbus
From flight testing to instruments, from aircrafts to engineering
support, it covers all.

The Aero Magazine
The Aero Magazine is issued twice a year. If you're interested in
aviation, it's a magazine for you.

Online Magazine from Rolls-Royce.
Not much to read but go there for cool wallpaper downloads.

Lectures from the Royal Aeronautical Society's Online Media Channel.
Great stuff. Absolute must if you want to listen to top aerospace
experts speak.

Indian specific aerospace news magazine.

Other mentions

If you know of any other publication, please do add to the list.


Monday, May 02, 2011

So much to read and so little time.

Yes this is the reality of today and for future. As information get
online and more freely available, this is the sentiments that you will

The earlier you realize this, the better.

Reading is and always will be an integral part of your life. With
rapidly evolving world, reading and keeping yourself current has
become must for everyone. Your earning abilities, knowledge
comptetiveness will need the sharpnessprovide by regular reading.

So start today. Make a habit of reading in whatever stage you are now.
This is one activity that will benefit you all your life. Read what
interests you but start the habit of regular reading.

Knowlege is compounding. The earlier you begin the more capital you
will accumulate.

This year I have made a point to read at LEAST 30 minutes a day
without distraction. I have not been super successful in this so far,
but this month onward I am aiming to improve.

3 things that I have learnt in starting this habit are

1. Decide a time for reading and stick to it.
2. Once you start, don't let yourself to be distracted. Focused half
an hour of reading is worth 10 times of a distracted effort.
3. And lastly be consistent. Daily routines are much easier to

Hope you will try installing this habit. Good luck!

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Myaesi blog is back.

Yes myaesi blog is back.

For last 3 years I had been constantly updating this blog for every single day. So in mid march I decided to have a life without myaesi for sometime.

So I took this long break. No updates.

This experience was revealing. There were 3 times when I had some new info that I wanted to pass on but I had to resist.

Although I wasn't writing posts, I still received some comments on the blog.

I needed this break so that I can bring something more useful to you guys. I don't know if I have got anything, but from now on myaesi is back.

Getting into the routine will take sometime, but hopefully the posts will become regular from now on.

Hope all of you guys/gals are doing well!

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