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Homecoming is here…almost!
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Well the day is almost here. Have been waiting for this day for a looong time. Had planned for this more than a month ago. The D-DAY: March 18th, 2008. What’s so special? Homecoming! I will be taking a long (and much deserved I might add) break from work, and will be leaving for my beloved hometown of Mangalore. It’s been more than 3 months since I’ve been to Mangalore, and have been missing my family terribly.

Chennai Twitter Meetup
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Well, Kiruba decided to organise a Chennai Twitter Meetup. As the Wiki states, It’s really an excuse to have an informal get-together and some fun. A reason for us to get away from keyboards and make new friends in meatspace. We go dutch. Get your wallet along! Need directions? Call Kiruba at 98415 97744 Help tweet the news or slap the badge on your blog. If you’re a twitterer in Chennai and would like to be part of the meetup then head over to the Tweetup Wiki and fill in the details.

American Capsicum Noodles
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’d be knowing that most of the time my dinner is generally Rice Thaali + Chicken Curry / Egg Omlette(or all three, if I’m particularly hungry πŸ˜€ ) at a nearby Bengali restaurant named Maa Durga Hotel. Well I didn’t want to eat the same thing today, so decided to head over to a South Indian vegetarian restaurant called Balaji Woodlands, just outside the guest house where I stay. I was glancing through the menu deciding on what to order. I *almost* decided to order Naan+Kaaju Paneer Combo, when I saw an item, which somehow I’d missed earlier. What was it?
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"American Capsicum Noodles"

I was like WTF are American Capsicum Noodles? Undettered by not even *heard* about it before, I decided to order it. It was a good 15 minute wait before my order was served. So what are American Capsicum Noodles?

Have a look:


Of Handling Multiple Projects And Failed EVDO Connections
· β˜• 4 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Well it’s been a while since I updated my blog, so here goes. It’s been an event packed(and not-so-packed) past few weeks. Let start with what happened 2 weeks ago: The first half of the week was more or less the same. Just the same things that I’d mentioned in the previous post. It’s the latter half of the week where it got interesting. We(as in me and my team mates) received a mail from our onsite implementer stating that he needs all our support for the project as the project was supposed to go live on Feb 14th,and there would be testing at their end(their end meaning US).

My Laptop Chronicles: Obtaining(or trying to obtain) a BSNL EVDO connection Part 1
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
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 recently, and BSNL staff are ignorant about the service.

The reason why my room was raided
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
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 would be killed and that his assassins were already in Chennai.

My Room Gets Raided!
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
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 the door starts banging.

6 Months…
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
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 ecstatic to know that I’ve been selected for the job(My Mom told me I yelled out so loud she thought I received an electric-shock!