For once I am at home and likely to be asleep before 10:30 pm
Chand si mehbooba ho meri kab aaisa maine soocha tha…
Haan tum bilkul waisi ho jaisa maine soocha tha!!
Spent a lazy Sunday afternoon taking pictures of her in Aasim’s room
Had taken upon myself the job to provide Swati with the best Linux workstation in the network, but there was a catch – the system had to be dual booting and then a nested trap, the same Winduhs partition should also be boot from within VMWare. Had it been just a straight forward Red Hat install it wouldn’t have taken more than an hour BUT this stupid M$ stuff made me do the complete thing thrice. Finally I dumped Win ME and put in Win 98 SR2 which worked fine all over. Anyway with CXO I dont think this is going to be used anyway.
BTW to get the hardware I had to disect 3 machines – who said doctors should stick to opening up humans ….
Any body wanting to argue about the authenticity of adipose and glandular tissues on this lady’s anterior thoracic wall take a look at this
Added one more picture and a picture in the last as to why Turkey lost that match.
Note: Viewer discretion advised.
I still can’t believe I did this to my journal, but I am sure Aasim will love it.
Have changed the style to match Aladdin, complete with a masthead of Agrabah, Cave of wonders, my name in the correct font.
On second thoughts – this is the only place where I can have design like this
4th July 1998, well rewind a bit more to mid October 1997, Swati was 8 months pregnant and facing the prospect of losing her job because the financial markets were in a bad shape, financial advertising was at its lowest. Back then her salary formed a major chunk of our income (now it is complete – I don’t get paid;) Thinks looked bleak – we had decided that once the baby is 3-4 months old she will move to Bangalore and try her luck at an opening which a friend had spoken about. I would stay back and look after the child till needed.
5th November 1997 Aasim was born!! he was in hind sight very aptly named by us, Aasim == Blessings. Parenthood changed our perspective, especially motherhood for Swati. Staying together as a family became a desperate need… … Nothing else mattered, whatever we do the three of us will not separate.
19th January 1998 SANIsoft was launched. Back then it was just me and Swati on a single 486DX2 in a corner of our bedroom. Swati did marketing and graphics – I did HTML, graphics and a smattering of perl, java (and PHP
Nearly 6 months passed – Swati used all her contacts with the industrialist and businessmen of the city, everyone promised but no one gave… … It looked like we had tried and failed.
4th July 1998 sometime in the late noon Swati got a call from Mr Vilas Kale (a prominent city businessman and chairperson of Vidharbha Economic Development Council) he wanted a website in 3 days. Same evening while going to the clinic I picked up our advance fee, a check for Rs5000/-
That was the end of the begining…
Still hanging on …
But most of the work is done or atleast delegated properly
Arrgh! a wicked Wednesday – there is so much work that I feel like crawling back into the bed and sleeping
Aasim’s school restarted – the time schedule of our life will change for the better, no more late nights and late mornings. Good, I am a morning person
Yesterday I read in ToI about a CA in Kolkatta who collects exotic birds as a hobby. The price he pays for the birds is not funny Rs1000K, Rs400K !!
You can lend the phrase “paise udana” a whole new meaning if you were to unlock the cages of these birds. Jokes apart but these are rarest birds of the planet and he is given a license to keep them just because they are not registered as endangered in India, thats Indian laws for you…
I finally got a gift of paid membership to LJ and have added half a dozen userpics. Have got several things planned – will do it whenever time and inclination are in proper conjunction.
On a wider perspective, I have been wondering about what next – I mean what next in life?
I have successfully been a Stock trader, Paediatrician, Forensic Expert, Programmer, Entrepreneur in past 15 years. In a year or two things will be ripe for change, SANIsoft will continue, it can right now run without me, well almost. I need a new vocation had SANIsoft not been there I would have perhaps said a new profession BUT right now I need a new vocation. In the past I have overlapped learning new skills with the existing profession, learnt Stock analysis/trading in MBBS, learnt Forensics when being a Paed, HTML/PHP programming when was working as a Forensic. Over past 4 years I have been too busy with SANIsoft for anything new, the restlessness is growing now…
Arts? I could draw and paint once upon a time, but then the urge is to always convert my work into money. That could be a limiting factor with my painting… It can be a hobby BUT that is it… Same is true for music…
One could say that now I can afford not to worry about money but the way I feel about money can be read at http://www.nagpurcity.net/netzine/money.html
That also puts social work and open source advocacy out of the list, besides I would prefer something which is not “about computers”
I am sure Swati will joke about this and say get a wife (for her
Which reminds me that the problem I faced in this post has been finally solved – Pics? he he he!