Am alive, really!

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve done this–blogged. Life has been OK so far, nothing out of the ordinary. Since I’ve last posted, Granny has passed away and I’ve had some time to ponder over life, the universe and everything. What’s good though is that I am back with a bang and have quite a few thing s to look forward to.

The birthday went off surprisingly well and I didn’t think I could be wished by so many people too… feels good to know that so many people remember my birthday (or just say my birthday notification on FB or Orkut and didn’t forget to wish), it’s the thought that counts.

I’ve been having an interesting debate within myself and with a friend to move my blog to the WordPress platform. The advantages are moving to a more widely accepted blogging platform, the ability to have FULL control over your blog skin, and to have readymade plugins that can do all sorts of things.

The bad part of it all is that I’ll have to find hosting space AND pay for bandwidth charges, which am not willing to do. The move will also make sure that I interact with a WSIWYG editor that does not work too well with Opera. Also, if I move to WP from blogger, all my comments from blogger will be lost 🙁 Therefore, if you guys know of anyone who can make me a good three-column, minimalistic theme for blogger, let me know.

Nothing much happening apart from all this. Watch this space for new updates soon!

j j j

Life needs a reboot

I think the last time I wrote a blog post was well over a month ago, so I guess now will be a good time to resume where I left off from.

Let’s start with the family get-together shall we? It went off well… far too well for comfort. I thought my family was daft… but after the initial reactions passed I was actually starting to like the whole thing! I know this may sound doozy but I actually thought the picnic went off well. I thought the cousins were a tad stupid but surprise surprise, all the other cousins thought the same too and in the end, we came off as having ‘not so weird’ opinions of each other!!! The uncles and aunts drank and I soon realised that I am related to one of the most bhindaas families that I know! There was tons of dancing and tons of photo opportunities and I thanked my lucky stars that I didn’t forget my tooth brush at home. Photos were clicked and uploaded on facebook the next day, everyone got into the tagging act and soon everyone was tagged in all the photos (I think that clinched it for me), very impressive, IMHO.

Since then, life has been a steady roll. There have been a few downs but quite a few ups too, like attending most of the technology related industry conferences and getting to know loads of people. If you must have noticed in the last few days, the twitter updates have stopped rolling in. This is because I really don’t want to populate the blog with twitter entries! This makes me lethargic and not want to update more frequently, cuz I know at the back of my head that a new post is being created automatically every day.

I was at Pangea day yesterday and it was truly an event of a lifetime. It was great to see so many countries participating and getting the feeling of being part of a global event was quite something in itself. I got to meet so many people that I knew from the online/work sphere that it will now be stupid of me to say that I don’t have too many friends in Mumbai. The only down side about the event was that it got over at 3am and by then, I was totally sleepy-eyed and pooped. To add to the woes, I was made to wake up at 8am and therefore I now have eyes that look like tomatoes. Shit, that reminds me… I need to sleep!!!!

Ta ppl!

j j j