Capping off a roller coaster year
2011 was a roller coaster year. Here’s the year in review, in bullet points
- Sold off my iPhone 3G and purchased a Nexus S
- Supposed long term US stay gets cut short.
- 3+ years of work on project gone down the drain. On the upside, learnt quite a lot.
- Met Manaa in person, after being a very close friend for 6+ years
- Was elected as Community Moderator for one of the Stack Exchange sites, Super User
- Wrote my first Chrome Extension to get around WebNonsense crap
- Bad security practice from the past comes to haunt me.
- Quit 3i and joined Logica at the middle of the year – after almost having joined TCS, rejected in final round of interview at Oracle & a bungled interview at Société Générale.
- Did a short term stint in Bangalore for training at Logica
- My beloved Nexus S got stolen, purchased a iPhone 3GS from Shivaranjan as it’s replacement
- Went on a road trip to Goa with Appy, AshwinSid and SwaroopH during the middle of the rainy season.
- Test drove the Swift & Figo. Waited for the new Swift to arrive in market and then went and booked the Ford Figo. Swift’s price put it out of my budget & couldn’t wait 6+ months for the Swift
- Met Harshad Sharma & Malcolm after having known them for *years* on twitter.
- Gatecrashed Ravi’s wedding.
- Ran all over Chennai in trying to get the paperwork & formalities done for the car loan
- Car loan got disbursed, did the payment, only to be told, couple days before taking delivery that I will be relocated to Bangalore
- Cancelled car booking, return loan since re-registration of TN car in KA === heavy losses. Total damages: 2.3k(loan processing fees) + 4k (first month interest)
- Got a permanent transfer to Bangalore! (woohoo!) Ashwinsid & 9_6 welcome me in style.
- Moved to a 1BHK house on rent. Much thanks to Dkris for allowing me to stay at his house and give expert tips on house hunting.
- Watched Poets of the Fall perform with front row, centre stage view at The Great Indian Octoberfest
- Got clicked for #TAD365, thanks Roycin!
- Met GeekGod & Waste-u Photographer, Waste-u Photographer’s bitch and Frequent Flyer Manish
- Finally, welcomed the New Year at a far-away coffee estate in Chikmagalur.
- Kingston V100 SSDNow 128GB SSD
- Belkin Gold 8-socket Surge Protector
- Mugen Extended Battery for the Nexus S
- iPhone 3GS
- Razer Goliathus Omega Control Gaming Pad
- DLink DSL-2520 ADSL Router
- Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23” IPS Screen
- Lava S12 Android phone
Overall, a fab year. Happy New Year – and best wishes for the year ahead.