Austin
Of Thanksgiving Trip, Gadget Overloads, Cancelled Christmas Trip & Back To India
· β˜• 4 min read · ✍️ sathya

I’ve been absent in posting here - more because there’s hardly anything interesting going on. Well, there’s laziness as well. So here’s a recap.

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For the past couple of months, my colleague had returned back to India, which meant me having no company. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I decided to pay a trip to my cousin sis’ place in Allen, TX. With no car with me & bus service from Austin to Allen non-existent – I decided to rent a car from Enterprise.


Two months on, I’m soldiering on…
· β˜• 5 min read · ✍️ sathya

Hard to believe, but it’s been two months sinceΒ I’ve been in Austin. Β Let’s rewind back to my flight details.

As mentioned in my previous post my flight was due to depart at 04:45, and I would have to reach at the Airport by atleast 2AM. Since I didn’t have a vehicle, I called up a call-taxi and arranged for it to come at 01:30. The airport was about 45 minutes from where I stay, and wasn’t sure about the traffic (if any - plus it was kinda stormy that night/early morning) so revised the taxi timings and asked him to come over at 01:15.


Heading back to Austin
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
Well, I’m heading back to Austin for a second stint. Had an amazing timeΒ the last time I was there - was there for almost a year. Learnt a lot - technically & otherwise. Unlike last time when I had a flight from Chennai to Mumbai and then a direct Mumbai to New Jersey flight ( with a Mumbai International Airport to boot) - this time, the flight will be from Chennai.

Back In India
· β˜• 4 min read · ✍️ sathya

Yeah, I’m back in India. Well, actually landed in Chennai long time [ damn it’s been more than a month o_0 ]. So let me recap what’s been happening and what I’ve bene upto.

First thing: the return trip. The return flight was rather uneventful, nowhere near how my flight from Mumbai to Austin was ( well, that’s a good thing).

My flight itself was rather long ( heck what do ya expect from a transcontinental flight anyway), covering 4 different flights – American Airlines from Austin to Chicago, and from Chicago to New YorkΒ  and Jet Airways from New York to Brussels (stop over) and from Brussels to Chennai.


Yes I'm alive!
· β˜• 5 min read · ✍️ sathya

It’s been Β a while hasn’t it, since I last blogged ? *goes to next tab to check last manual blog post* April 19. God! Hadn’t realized its been so long since I last composed. Yes, I’m alive (hey you’re reading this aren’t ya?). I can hear the collective yells of “where the hell have you been”. Well - work. Been drowned, swamped, overloaded - basically been busy with shit loads of work.

Next question - Am I in Austin ?


So what's been up with me ?
· β˜• 4 min read · ✍️ sathya

Its been a while since I posted eh… oh yea been busy with lots of stuff just work :|. Lot has happened, so let me get started.


I travelled time!
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya

hehe now that got your attention didn’t it? πŸ˜› Well I didn’t _actually_ travel time, just that effective yesterday, Daylight savings is in effect. Which means the states/countries following Daylight Savings set their time ahead by 1 hour. On Sunday, March 8 there were only 23 hours a day (at 2 AM the clocks were set to 3AM) so effectively I travelled ahead in time by an hour πŸ˜€


3 Months… And More to Come!
· β˜• 3 min read · ✍️ 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.


A Visit to North By NorthWest
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya

The day I landed in Austin, when I was being driven back, I’d seen this seemingly nice place - North by North West and my colleague told me its a beer brewery and restaurant, and I made a mental note to check it out. Somehow I never checked it out - till today. Yesterday while heading out to Bank of America to encash my Travellers’ Cheque I noticed that North by NorthWest is pretty close and walking distance from where I stay, so I decided to check this place out.


Hi I'm SJ
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
You know very few people know my full name. Most people call me as “Sathya”, my twittter friends “SathyaBhat”. Mainly that’d would because I’ve never mentioned it - not because of “privacy reasons” or I have a name which would cause certain problems - its just that it’s sorta too long - I mean who wouldn’t prefer calling “Sathya” to “Sathyajith Bhat?". Now that I’m here in US - I’ve had to further shorten my name.