Of friends and finding them

Found in the list of people who have me as their friend and since I don’t really have any personal friends apart from … Of Course Got curious… … I really liked what I read…. Hop over to http://justlikethat.blogspot.com to find more. Read a review of the movie “Bend it like Beckham” written by her […]

After running my internet gateway for almost 2 years with only TCP Wrappers for protection (and without any incidence) and scared me enough to implement some ipchains – yeah I know they have been superceded by iptables but then that is a different story. Amongst other things I discovered in a conversation with Vaibhav that […]


It is almost mid night, hot, humid and no electricity since past 5 hours. I am sitting in dark, the emergency lamps have long burnt out, writing this on my palm PocketLJ May be I should go to the office, there I can watch a movie – the UPS will last for ages if I […]

Was a nice weekend!!

Saturday and Sunday went past in a dull misty haze of movies combined with nostalgia and talking a lot with Swati. In-fact we started the the weekend on Friday night when we stayed awake till 3:45 am…. First we watched Devdas – more about the movie later – Then there was a good print of […]

Swati manages to run into the weirdest of bugs. There is a bug with gimp-print which gives streaky prints when connected to a SMB printer given a particular set of hardware. I have side stepped the issue by shifting the printer to her machine and making it a CUPS server!! Will file a bug report […]

I had to happen! The only person who uses printer to any significant degree in the office is unable to print properly from Linux !!! Same setup, same drivers, printer on same machine works perfectly from every other Linux/Windows machine Unfortunately it works properly from that very machine when booted in Windows and still more […]

Micro Payments

Micro Payments are the need of the hour!! I was just doing some rough calculations about the downloads of my Open Source softwares and figured that even if I got 25 Cents for 25% of the downloads that have happened over the past two and quarter years I would be sitting over nearly $100K Man […]

Evolving Beauty

http://www.evolvingbeauty.com is the website of Eric Boutilier Brown, a Canadian photographer who specializes in photographing nudes in black and white. This man’s talent is amazing!! I have been following his work for past two years and he has consistently improved on his quality and technique. I can personally vouch for the fact that photographing nudes […]

Anachronistic Remedies

An wide-angle analysis of the situation suggests a rather alarming thing… … I am kind of burning out mentally, and need to take a break from my programming work, I am sure my shrink friends will say that I am headed for a breakdown. Sounds logical – the feeling of boredom is the mind’s way […]

Anachronistic Emotions

Life seems to be stuck in a vortex of anachronistic emotions. Weeks are passing by so swiftly that I hardly seem to notice the gaps between weekends. There is a lot of work, good programming work, at the end of the day I am dead tired BUT I am also so very bored!! Even right […]