I'm blogging from a Ubuntu Linux desktop in the awesome 24-hours Computer science lab in NIT, Calicut. This place is so big! Coming back to the event that we had come for - the FLOSS Meet @ NIT Calicut, it was very successful and we had a great time today. Actually, the morning didn't start … Continue reading Blogging from Calicut!
There is a FLOSS Meet tomorrow at NIT Calicut, Kerala and I will be giving talk on Python along with Pradeep. The organizers informed me that around 100-150 students are expected. Also, apparently, today's edition of the New Indian Express features news about the event as well :) Other speakers include Shanker Balan (talking about … Continue reading Talk at FLOSS Meet tomorrow
I guess you must've already heard that OpenSolaris is now 'open' for business. So, Sun has open sourced Solaris. Sun expects a cheering community and welcoming of OpenSolaris with a lot of fanfare ; but (unsurprisingly?) they are getting a lot of flak over the 'Common Development and Distribution License' that they have chosen for … Continue reading Code word Legal
After quite a while, I was reading again, Battelle's posts on Yahoo and Google and their role in media and technology . Its an interesting read. It got me thinking on how the cultures of Yahoo and Google are so different, yet they are so similar in what they do - the media and technology … Continue reading Soul and Role of Yahoo and Google
I just saw the PyCon 2005 schedule and the abstracts of the talks. Just one thing on my mind - I wish I could attend! The list of talks as well as of the speakers are simply amazing.
This is cool - 'A Byte of Python' is the most popular link for the python tag in del.icio.us! In fact, its been bookmarked by 53 people (as of now)! Thanks to Prem for telling me about it :) Update: Its bookmarked by 119 people as of now.
Gadling's photo of the day is a snake charmer in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. No, seriously, I'm not talking of Pythonistas, I'm talking about a real snake charmer! Maybe this can be the official logo for BaPy ? ;) Update: 'BangPypers' seems to be the frontrunner for the name of the group!
I just read the book 'How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories', its a splendid collection of short stories by Sudha Murty. She has a very poignant yet subtle way of explaining things and I was smiling throughout each story :) One of my favorite stories is 'I Will Do It' where … Continue reading Stories by Sudha Murty
As I had announced yesterday, we had a Python meetup at Ebony Restaurant today evening -- Ten Pythonistas arrived and we had a rockin' time :) I knew only Pradeep and Premshree before, I met the other 7 just today - Anand Pillai, Sundar, Owen, Suresh, Anish, Ramdas and Gurpreet. We met up at 7.30 … Continue reading First Bangalore Python meetup
Ladies and gentleman, I present to you a scenery painting by my 7th standard sister Swathi using GIMP !! :) Note that I've only taught her to use Linux and open GIMP, she learnt how to use GIMP by herself. I explained her the concept of 'Undo' - she says she'll use it to make … Continue reading My sister draws in GIMP