The week that was

Well this week.. well it was just another week gone by. Don’t know when it started… and guess what Saturday’s gone too. Sigh. Working as a software developer means you won’t know how the time flies by, and that’s how the case has been. My routine is now more or less settled. Get up at 6:45 – 7, take a bath, get dressed and hurry off to catch the bus

My Laptop Chronicles: Obtaining(or trying to obtain) a BSNL EVDO connection Part 1

Ever since my guest house owner denied me permission to draw a 2MM cable for TATA Indicom broadband, I’ve been searching for alternatives, so that I can get atleast a decent net connection. For the past month or so, I’ve been trying out AirTel’s EDGE USB modem option, but this net connection sucks harder than the blackhole. Another good alternative is BSNL’s EVDO service, but then the service was launched

I’m a twitter-bug now

Preshit had introduced me to twitter a while ago, but I’d never bothered to check it(don’t ask me why). Seeing twitter updates on Preshit’s blog, I thought I’d give it a try. After trying it out, I’m cursong myself — for not having tried it earlier! In case you guys are wondering, twitter uses the concept of microblogging, where you send short updates of upto 140 characters(or “tweets”) to Twitter’s

The reason why my room was raided

Well in my previous post I’d posted that my room was “visited” by cops. Few people had even suggested reasons: Drugs, porn, while my assumption was that it was because of hookers. Well I got the update from the Guest House manager, and nope. It wasn’t for drugs. Not for porn. Not for hookers. Not for piracy either. The reason? THIS. 😐 Apparently there was a tipoff that Mr. Modi

My Room Gets Raided!

Well there are somethings which I thought I’d never see. Now as I’ve seen it all(ok, almost all!) The setting: Yesterday night/today early morning The time: 2:00 AM The Place: Cristal Guest House, Chennai, the guest house where I stay. I was sleeping blissfully, having a good night’s sleep. Then all of a sudden, I hear a faint buzz. Thought that was just me dreaming. Then, BUZZ again. And then

When 2 Mods Meet

I’ve been posting on Tech2 forums for over 8 months now(strictly speaking according to my join date, it’s been more than a year but I was active from April onwards) & I’ve made some good friends with fellow techies. I always wished to meet up with them. Last month, my wish came true. You see, Reetesh(another Moderator at tech2) had informed me couple of days ago that he’ll be on

6 Months…

That’s how long I’ve been in Chennai, working for 3i Infotech. I can’t believe that 6 months have gone by so fast. I still remember the days after I’d given my interview for the job at 3i, checking mails every hour after the prescribed day(ie, a week after the interview) to check for status on whether I’ve been selected or not. On the D-Day(it was a Saturday), I was pretty

Here I go again

No, this post has got nothing to do with the song “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake(great track by the way!). This post deals with my third(!!) attempt at blogging(yup, that’s right right third!). My first attempt was through BlogSpot–I just signed up, that was it I guess(I think I made a post–hell I don’t even remember the site URL. That died out real soon! With my second attempt, I