>Finally got my very first owned vehicle, a Honda Aviator. Got the dealer to deliver it near my home since I only have a learners license and have never really ridden a scooter/motorcycle for anything more than 5-10 minutes at a time
Well, the dealer (Kothari Wheels in Pune, look them up, they’re good) was kind enough to show me how to start it, various controls (ignition, horn, lights, indicators, etc.). And when he realized that I have never seriously ridden a scooter before, he sat behind me and gave a brief 5 minute lesson around the block. I mustered up some courage and decided to take the scooter to fill up some petrol — it had only 1/2 litre and most of it was gone since he’d ridden almost 15 km to get the scooter here. Anyway, I took the scooter out and reached the gate, only to have it stall there — the tank was empty
I walked to the nearest petrol pump only to see that it was shut, walked back, walked my scooter back into parking and came back home. Now to get some petrol tomorrow and take her for a ride
This comment on Slashdot serves as a warning to everyone who is looking to try out Internet Explorer 8. Here’s what a Google search on ie8 brings up:
Don’t say I didn’t warn you guys
>I’m wearing a new hat now…. a Red one
I joined Red Hat on 27th January. Now I can finally work on FOSS during work hours and try to make something worthwhile out of myself.
Pune seems to be a real nice city except for the public transport. I’ll have to learn to ride a bike and get one myself soon. The weather’s great though…
I had thought of posting a pic of my new Red Hat cap but bluetooth’s not working on my new laptop (company provided ) yet… rest assured that it looks cool though
>Right now I am not tied to any employer; ended my 2 year association with TCS yesterday. It’s not that it’s not a good place to work; it is. But it just doesn’t do FOSS. It uses FOSS, just doesn’t contribute. Hence, I’m jobless for now… probably on Tuesday I’ll be wearing a different cap
I’ve had virtually no internet access since I came back from FOSS.in/2008. And now that I finally have it, things are changing big time and I have virtually no time left to spend on my laptop. Some changes are due after this Republic Day (26th January). Stay tuned
>A gas stove and utensils to cook, a mattress to sleep in, clothes, soap and water and…
… a laptop with internet access
>The four hour journey to work and back and our system performance issues at work are becoming a pain now. I started working on the facebook plugin last weekend and it’s just stuck at that. Hopefully there will be some respite next week.
Or probably not…
>Consulting is when four people are assigned to “Meet, Collaborate and Execute a Challenge Efficiently and Effectively” in a month; basically a job that can be mopped up by one person in two days.
Smriti Irani (Bahu of Saas bhi kabhi bahu…) is all set to launch a TV serial depicting the untold story of Gandhi. So we will finally get to see:
- A good looking, uncannily fashionable Gandhi
- Evil British officers with devillish looking smiles
- British officers’ wives with garish make-up and long bindis
- Gandhi having a car accident and losing his memory… to become Nehru for a while?
- Gandhi’s Ba outliving him by several generations out of public demand
Yup, it’s an untold story alright…
>* A career, which depends as much on whims of others as on my skills…
* A marriage, in which my wife lives far away from me and I can see her only once a month…
* A fat paycheck, which vanishes the moment the next month arrives…
* Wonderful mornings, which are either gone by the time I wake up or arrive after I’ve reached the perennial morning of my workplace
* A Wonderful city, which is burning itself to cinders over who is Marathi, Bhaiyya, Hindu, Muslim….
* A great country, which is pulling itself into the mud, under the pretext of going back to its roots….
* Children, who will grow under the influence of the malls, cartoon network and video games, for whom freedom means pocket money and going to malls alone, instead of playing in the open spaces and maidans…
So much to live for…