A hot tiring day – already feel like dropping off to sleep. BUT I have to complete Bob’s work before that… as entered in her journal “What is this life so full of care” – to fall asleep I do not dare!! apologies to W.H. Davis
Rajesh was here for lunch – talked with him for more than an hour he will be back in USA in ten days. God! I miss my friends… and the best one I had, I married her!!
God! I miss friends…
Tommorow Vinay will be back – will have some semblance of sanity on atleast two of the projects
Husbands of the world unite!!
I invite Swati to LJ and it has not even been a day and she gets paid membership for herself $25 only
She even hijacks my LJ client ….
I have been asking her to spare that $25 for me since exactly a week and I am still waiting …
Now she wants me to rig up something which rotates her pic at LJ based on days of the week … …
With the philosophasters of LI blasting PHP with their corybantic mails several (three to be precise) people asked my why I did not defend PHP. Well just for the same reasons that I dont defend my religion.
Besides, why me? Who am I? I am a good PHP coder, fine! BUT that is it, that no way implies that I have to be the knight in shining armour rushing to defend the cause of PHP right into the heart of every flame war that takes place on Indian list.
One, PHP does not need that kind of advocacy, and consequently two, I dont have that kind of time to waste.
Was a nice Sunday – Shopped in the evening till we dropped, mostly essentials, hey we purchased it so it better be essential!! Also picked up nice crystal (real crystal) paper weight with a sunflower engraved in it – a very very essential item in our day to day life.
This was followed by the still more essential dinner of Malai Kebab, Muglai chicken and Roomali roti, calorie count be damned. Oh! it was a Sunday and we don’t count calories on Sunday.
Thank God, tomorrow is Monday…
Just invited (and she accepted Swati as an LJ user
Is that how “The magic of Palm” will translate into Hindi? I am already tickled pink thinking what will happen if a Hindi movie was made where everyone uses a Palm pilot!!!
In the very least the Palm will transform itself into a combination of Phaser, Communicator and Teleporter. Then when the hero and heroine beam each other bellet daux it will be heard in 40 piece orchestra surround sound … … The possibilities are endless even to begin witting them here.
Well the fact is I already feel naked without my Palm, It was the same with the mobile phone more than 3.5 years ago and I am sure it will be same with the Notebook, Don’t be so shocked! I don’t own a notebook/laptop. I heard (read read) the Atul’s old IBM will soon repaired – , , do you any of know how many people are in the queue for that
Nagpur Traffic Police aping the metros have installed countdown watches at prominent crossings which give time in seconds till the light changes to green and vice versa – A good concept BUT it has the Nagpur janata jostling each others vehicles for the best “pole positions” and the jack rabbits running past in the last 2 secs … …
Talk about good intentions
Both are offline HTML readers for Palm, AvantGo (http://www.avantgo.com) is commercial and you have some things like channels which you subscribe to …
AvantGo has the advantage of having the basics of Forms – where values are stored and submitted to the web server on the next sync – this is the feature which makes things like PocketLJ – the Palm based client for Live Journal work !!
But I prefer to use Plucker (http://plucker.gnu-designs.com) the reasons may be very specific to my case – I use web clippings for reading FreshMeat and Linux Today both of which I read when I am at the clinic. Plucker offers a very nice feature which allows me to copy the URL which I have tapped BUT is not on my palm to a memo – this can be edited and used from the PC for further reading. AvantGo just offers an irritating error box in the same situation. AvantGo also imposes limits on download – I have never been able to get the complete daily Freshmeat page using AvantGo. Besides using plucker I can also use sites which are on my local network (now why would I want to do that
Plucker also has a better looking UI, and last but not the least it is Open source
Also in my re-search into the world of palm computing I found two very good resources php-pdb (http://php-pdb.sourceforge.net) – a set of modules which allow you to read and write Palm docs and databases, now palm enabling my PHP apps is child’s play, and also the specs for the various file formats used by Palm, forgot the URL ;-(
Despite what friend achitnis wrote on his website and the thread which was at kalyan‘s journal, I picked up a copy of PCQ from the vendor cause emblazoned across the cover was the word “LINUX” in bright red!!
The mag has 145 pages out of which about 60 are ads + product reviews + letters to editor – OK! they need to earn money somehow, times are tough!!
BUT what really turned me off was the misleading title page – It talked about “the Desktop Linux GUI” – What I really found inside was few pages about KDE (no mention of GNOME or any other WM) to top it all the KDE version they are talking about is OLD!! most probably even older than what they had distributed with the PCQ 7.1 CD
I fail to understand what has gone wrong at PCQ – when I started writing, writing for PCQ was a dream come true but now it is sheer disillusionment.
I hope someone takes the things to task and restores the mag to its past glory
Advice : “Never let an employee think that he is indespensible”
Fact: “No one is indespensible”
That said – it is still early in the day – looks like will be one of those burning midnight oil, grinding fingertips to knuckles on the keyboard kind of a day.
Had taken Swati to “Dr Shailesh Pitale”, My school and college buddy – now an endocrinologist, returned recently after a long training and job stint in USA and UK. Looks like Swati may finally have diabetes, well not so bad a news we expected this since Aasim was born and we know it can be held in control for atleast next 10-15 years by lifestyle modification (read no medicines needed)
Talked for almost an hour with Shailesh and his wife Uma (also a doctor) – basically bitched about Nagpur people “Aapana Nagpur aaisach hai!!”
Yeah! men also bitch
The heat is on!!
Nagpur is getting hotter – the daily evening walks will have to be taken even later now …
The day passed in a whirlwind of activity – with me having to code and troubleshoot for three projects simultaneously.
Am too sleepy even to think what all I did – roughly around 1800 lines of code … …
Wish these two Jr Programmers show some signs of gray matter real soon