Today morning, the first session was a Linux Kernel roadmap by Jonathan Corbet. Although I've never been a kernel-level guy, the talk was interesting and he clearly explained how features have been added and improved over the various versions, and how the development process has improved and become more "professional." ![Thumbnail] Then, it was my … Continue reading foss.in day 2
Niara is wondering if that's the right approach for her problem.
Today's the first day of foss.in/2005 and I actually managed to wake up early. When I reached the venue, I saw a looooong queue of people waiting to get into the place. It seems there was a power outage and because of that, they couldn't do the registrations. But one of the privileges of being … Continue reading foss.in day 1
I have been happily using Sify Broadband for many months now. Today, they made some changes to their setup, and boom! no more Sify access for me. All that the client says is a "Internal error. Unable to parse the XML." I called them up and they asked me to upgrade the client from 2.8 … Continue reading Sify trouble
"Yahoo is like Dravid." "Google is like Dhoni." "Microsoft is like Ganguly."
Continuing the nostalgia, here are pictures of the LinCDs.com shirts that Yashwanth (it was his idea) and myself wore at LB/2003. The LinCDs.com name is a bit worn off now. Those numbers you see below the name is the version numbers that we had at that time. 9.0 was Red Hat, 9.2 was Mandrake, 3.0r1 … Continue reading LinCDs
Last Thursday (24th November, 2005), there was a FOSS Day at PESIT, my alma mater. Typically, I managed to leave office and reach PESIT at 4.10 when I was supposed to be there at 4. The venue had shifted from the hall in the "new" building to the MCA seminar hall, because of confusion on … Continue reading PESIT FOSS Day
When Atul commented about open source being "seen as some kind of 'hobbyist' thing" in India, I was reminded of another incident in college. In 6th semester of VTU B.E., we had a DBMS (Database Management Systems) lab. We were supposed to write some software that demonstrates database design, 'understanding' of SQL and using databases … Continue reading It’s a small utility
Manjunath Shanmugham, an IIM Lucknow graduate, was recently murdered in Uttar Pradesh for trying to expose corrupt petrol pump owners. I am really speechless. Sharad expresses how I feel right now: In today's world, where do you see this kind of courage and bravery - To say no to someone with a gun, because you … Continue reading It doesn’t pay to be honest
Parshu (a colleague in Y! Bangalore) is presenting a session on REBIEX: Record Boundary Identification and Extraction Through Pattern Mining at the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, New York.