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3 Monthsโ€ฆ And More to Come!
· โ˜• 3 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya

Its been a while since I’ve posted (crap nearly a month) on my blog - so what have I been upto and what’s happening ?
For starters, work, work, work, more work - did I mention work ? There’s just 2 people here in Austin for the project I’m with and as we hit the project go live date, there’s tons of work to be doing - and the 2 of us are just about struggling. My colleague being the Business Analyst & Implementer -means that he’s got to report to his managers about what’s going on and and analysis of bug reports, calls resolved etc. That leaves him busy - and leaves me with a frikkin’ huge set of things to do - test the test conditions in advance and report any bugs found.


The RubyHall Chronicles
· โ˜• 6 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya

This piece of work was written(and is continuing to be written, as of now) by my buddy, fellow rocker and 3i-ian Ankit. Its basically on our journey in 3i, from day 1. Note: This is NOT my article, all due credits to Ankit.


My Last few days in Indiaโ€ฆ.
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya
Yup, this upcoming week will be my last week in India. I’d mentioned earlier about me getting an onsite gig.ย This week will probably be the last week here in India, before I fly off to Austin, Texas. I still have my Visa interview due this Wednesday, November 12th though. Earlier today I’d come to know that the most probable date for mr flying would be November 16th, but then it was pushed to November 19th to give some buffer time incase my visa gets delayed and all.

And The Passport Arrives
· โ˜• 3 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya

After running about the Mangalore passport offices, running behind the cops to get verification done, and running to Bangalore passport office and converting the passport application to Tatkal, I finally received my passport in Chennai yesterday.

It wasn’t all smooth sailing though - I could’ve gotten it a LOT earlier but Ayudha Pooja, Vijaya Dashami, holidays caused the Passport application processing to be delayed by a week.


Layoffs galore
· โ˜• 3 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya

SInce the past couple of days, Iโ€™ve been reading lot of email forwards regarding X or Y Company laying off Z people, and frankly it never really bothered me much โ€“ mainly because the forwards arenโ€™t that reliable.

But then today, that whole thing of a layoff really hit me.


Onsite opportunity beckons
· โ˜• 3 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya

Couple of days ago I’d posted a small text on my Tumblelog which went like this:

next couple of days could give me a very important break in my career. Will it happen or wonโ€™tย ? Hoping for the former.

That was cryptic, wasn’t it ? Atleast Reetesh thought so!

So to clear up, did it happen? Did I get the break: the answer is YES! ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

And what’s the big break? Well, I’ve been” identified” as a technical resourceย for onsite implementation of the current project I’m working on. Quite a mouthful eh? Basically, I will be accompanying the implementor(the functional guy) and lending him assistance with regard to technical issues, data migration etc.

So why was I so cryptic in the first place? And what’s with “identified”, ย you may be wondering huh ? Read on.


Of Tumbles, Disabled NT accounts, And BarCampBangalore 7
· โ˜• 3 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya
I’ve finally done it. Been contemplating it for a while, but past couple of days’ turn of events have made me do what I’ve been contemplating about. What am I writing about? My tumblelog of course! I get lots, I mean LOTS of email forwards. Those subscribed to my forwards mailing list would say I send lots of forwards. But then I forward only the best of the lot, and that’s like maybe 10% of what I get.

Forget Monday Blues, Presenting Tuesday Blues
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya
I was checking my office mail inbox to check if I have any important mails clearing out junk forwards, and this mail from the HR Department caught my eye.Dear All, As per the request from the Government of Tamilnadu, we will be working on all Saturday’s effective 23rd Aug 2008. We will be observing Sunday and Monday as weekly holidays until further notice. Regards Human Resources Department Soooooooo, till further notice no more monday blues, and its replaced by Tuesday blues eh?

The Confirmation Process Starts!
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya
Most of you must be knowing that Iโ€™ve been working at 3i Infotech for about 11 months now. Yup 11 months โ€“ thatโ€™s how long Iโ€™ve been in Chennai โ€“ canโ€™t believe, but Iโ€™ll save that post for later. As per the 3iโ€™s joining conditions, I would be a trainee for a minimum of a year, though the trainee period maybe extended. The good news is that few days ago I got a mail asking me to fill in details about my reporting authority โ€“ i.

Appraisals, Appraisals
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya
Past couple of weeks have been sort of “important” for most people in 3i. Reason being: appraisal time. It’s that time of the year, where you are judged and rated for your performances. It’s a 3-tier appraisal, the immediate appraiser being the project manager, then the group head, and finally the HR. Appraisal mean everything for most - whether you get promoted/demoted, whether you get a salary hike or not.