Kya Karein Kya Na Karein Yeh Kaisi Mushkil Hai

Checked out Pownce again yesterday, and I seriously can’t figure out why anyone would want to use the service. I mean, gimmie a break, the service is supposed to allow users to be able to send text, links, files, and messages to friends on your profile. Erm… last I heard, you can do all that with email AND the messengers. Colour me unimpressed and beat ‘old fashioned’ all over me.

Completed the pesky article which required quotes yesterday. Finally. My writing for the Feb issue is finally closed so there is nothing more to do at office apart from playing around and doing nothing in general. The plans I have been making since the last few days are going on (or at least I hope they are), let’s see where this leads us to.

Last night I learnt something very important. NEVER MIX EGGS IN MAGGIE NOODLES. Yes, in one of those moments of brilliance where you abandon all reason, I broke an egg over an otherwise appetising boil of Maggie Masala Chicken simmering over a slow flame of my VERY combustible gas burner! The edibles sucked, so did the night, as I felt pukish after forcing all that crap past my gullet.

The ride to work was freezing! I’ve never felt Mumbai to be so cold and therefore it brought back fond memories of Bangalore 🙂 Had breakfast with my roomie in a hotel and the cheapskate in me allowed him to foot the bill.

Doing nothing right now but reading up on Linux From Scratch… my tool-chain keeps breaking mid way so I got read up on how to re-compile the kernel from scratch (yes, I know… sorry to be boasting, couldn’t resist).

In further proof of India’s technology prowess, ISRO put into orbit an Israeli satellite with its PSLV rocket. Did you people know that India has the best launch rate success in the world? Now that really makes me proud!

The Skoar gaming expo is going to be held between the 25th and 27th of this month and the Digit Team will be there, in our own stall. Hell yeah! So this is our time to be celebrities or just drown in misery with the fact that no one cares about the writers that write India’s largest selling technology mag.

Enough said… time to goof off now.

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Wonderful Week

Wow… the last few days have definately been a blur. There has been so much happening that its hard to keep track. Was in Pune last Sunday to meet up wid Trupti. We walked a lot, ate a lot and generally had a good time. Since I rode till there, I wanted to return back and atleast cross the ghats in daylight and thats why I couldnt spend a lot of time with her. She has become so totally cool and ‘bhindaas’ types. Totally cool. You can find pics of the ride to Pune >here<.

The week has been totally hectic. So much to do and so much effort gone to waste. We were planning on giving the 2 DVDs for the Jan issue but that bummed due to high cost. What this means is that I wasted one saturday looking for software and culling so much data feels horrible, its like so much of a time and energy waste.

Have stayed back on all the nights this week trying to complete my articles on deadlines and making sure that they are good. Apart from the small bits and pieces, i have to do only another 1 big article more, which i shall complete today.

I also got the oppourtunity to visit the OLPC pilot project site in Khairat on Tuesday and it was wonderful. The effort that has gone into the whole project is mind blowing. If you havent heard of it yet, you should search OLPC in Wikipedia. Agreed the laptops arent as mind blowing as what you read on web sites, its still good to have some sort of technology in the hands of the under-priviliged. You can look up snaps of that trip >here<.

I am going to Pune this weekend too. Kiran is there and he called asking if we could meet up. So I’ll be staying over the weekend with him there. I hope its fun and all. THis time, I wont be riding as my bike is still making spluttering noises from the last trip. I guess its time for that bike maintainence service again.

Will post pics when am connected again on Monday. So chow for now people.

– me.

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