PHP 5.0.0 Beta 1 launched

Having tested the Alpha, I am thrilled at the features of PHP 5 but at the same time not jumping up and down with glee, given the history it will be at least one more year before I use it in my production environment. See change log at That said, PHP5 for me will […]

Oh no not again!!

No this is not my entry for . This is a replication of a picture shown at The only change is that instead of black and white sheets I used the computer monitor as the background. This would have been perfect had the lemon slice been not touching the black part. See a larger […]

Open Mind == Screw Loose

Sometime yesterday evening, Just as Aasim walked into the room Swati said to me “You should have an open mind”, Aasim without even pausing his stride queried “Shall I get the screwdriver set?” (to loosen the screws) All of us had a hearty laugh – The kid is getting a wacko sense of humour.

Another Photochallenge…

This weeks challenge for was dreamy. Most people have been posting sunsets, landscapes, sleeping babies and the likes. I wanted to actually photograph a projection of clouds on Swati but the slide projector refused to co-operate… I am not too displeased with what I ended up with – A larger version is here. Although a […]

Finally Rains.

Yesterday it finally rained. Temperature dropped down by atleast 10C. We could go for our walk it felt so very nice. Later I fell asleep in the veranda with Aasim telling me a story. I know soon the rains will be the cause of misery all around, least of which is clothes not drying and […]

Sun finally says Java Sux

OK! the subject line got your attention but it is not very far from truth. It is well known that while Java may be great at server level for business processes it really sucks when it comes to web front ends. This initiative for making Java compatible to PHP by Zend and Sun attempts to […]

One LJ code deserves another

Some weeks ago I had posted an LJ code on someone’s journal. It was picked up there by sohnipreet I had forgotten all about it till today morning when I got a mail from her returning a replacement code – she had gone thru the trouble of finding out SANIsoft’s site, getting an contact email […]

Between Heaven and Hell

This is my picture for the theme Toys. With Aasim having toys and then some more toys the choice was a diffcult one. Finally decided upon using something simple and playing with light. The effect show is the result of a flashlight and a table lamp. A larger version is here, some other pictures which […]