May 29, 2009

My Blog Post In Deepika

One of my posts, "Linux Adventures: The Beginning" was recently published in Deepika. Thnaks to VR Hariprasad and the Usenet Team for publishing the post. Here is the Scanned version..

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May 27, 2009

Travel Diaries

Never before in my life i have been so disconnected from Net. During my articleship i had traveled. But where ever i went i always had access to Net. But now everything has changed. I have to search for a Net caffee these days. Once am back in Trichur, am taking a wireless connection!!

Travel was the buzz word for me in the last couple of weeks (and looks like its gonna stay that way in coming weeks too). One day i was at Salem, next day day at Bangalore only to return to Salem the day after. Now am in Erode and looks like tomorrow i will be in Thiruppur the 'Textile hub' of TN. All these travels gave me enough time to brainstorm and to develop ideas to blog about. You can expect those in near future (i.e once i resolve my connectivity problems)

So Untill we meet again in blogospehere, Adios!!

May 17, 2009

Linux Adventures: The Beginning

Not many people understands the beauty of Linux. For many, Linux is just 'messier' and 'Geekier'. I dont blame them because untill recently Linux was like that (or so i believe). To be honest, i didnt like the whole command line affair of Linux. But now things have changed, for better. Linux has become cooler, friendlier and better.

My first  encounter with Linux was way back in 2001-02 and the one who introduced me to the world of Linux was my brother. He was studying Computer science and had formed a liking for this 'peculiar' OS. So he requested one of our relatives to install Linux in our PC and he obliged. But from the very beginning, problems began to pop up. Like i said the basic interface of Linux is 'Command Line' and the only way to get a 'Windows' like GUI is to intsall a 'X- Window' system, just as front-end for the Core OS. But, in our case, that version of Red Hat didn't support our video card and we were left with just the command prompt. We didnt had Internet those days, so getting the required driver file was out of the question. However my brother was very determined to make the X windows work without the right driver file and we spend a lot of time exploring Linux to find a way (He used to be the explorer and i used to be the bystander!! ;) ). Finally we managed to to find a way to get X windows without the file and the celebrations were.. well, Unforgettable!!!

From that moment onwards, Linux became much, much more user friendly!!

Thats it for now. More about linux later...

May 10, 2009

A week without Net

Bringing my laptop back from hibernation every morning to check my mail, scrapbook and blog stats is a daily routine for me. So it was not easy for me to spend a week in Mavelikkara, where a Net caffe is something that exist only in peoples' imagination. But somehow i managed to hold on.. i  survived. However a week without computer, a week without net did had its (positive) sideeffects.

I consider myself as a bookworm, atleast untill net became a part of my life i used to read alot. Thats exactly what i did during the one week of 'Disconection'. I managed to finish (almost) the biography - 'I too had a Dream'- of Dr Varghees Kurian, the man behind 'Operation Flood'. It was a good read.  It gives pretty detailed accounts of the difficulties he had to face (mainly from government officials) during the Initial stages of starting 'Amul' and later 'Operation Flood'. I recommend this book to anyone who are willing to read a book for a change!!

May 1, 2009

Ubuntu Adventures

May 1= May day= a Holiday. Something rare among lot of Working days!!!! Without further adieu i wish all a very happy May Day!

My last post, now at 13 days , has lost its shine:its time to add a new one to the collection. So what was keeping me away from blogging? Well, for starters i got a new job (my first, actually) in the Inspection & Vigilance Dept of The South Indian Bank Ltd. I joined on 22nd. Ubuntu was the other thing that kept me away from blogs. These days i spend more time exploring, learning and tweaking Ubuntu than browsing the net. More about those adventures later.I plan to do a series about that anyway. The third and the most powerful reason of 'em all is the good old fashion 'laziness'.

The third day of campus interview was another washout as BEL offered the job to some other guys. Well, LBW to BEL. It seems my position involves a lot of traveling, some things never change even when you change the employer!! It seems i will be away for the whole of next week too.

Now the following message is being displayed in public interest:
VOTE, If you have the Election ID card, if you don't....... Oh, even that thought scares me, may be because i didn't vote (For the first time since i got the 'sort of' ID card from Election Commission) this time as ICAI scheduled the Campus Interview right on Election day.


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