2013: Year just passed

[Warning: Not ¬†a tech blog] I will keep it simple & try to summarize what all went to my life in 2013 in all fronts.   Personal: Made few friends & some walked away, part of life. Trips: Traveled to cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Sf, Portland & Hong Kong for conference/presentations or …

Please don`t build your community this way

I been seeing a new trend which is bad for any community. Just added few points here 1. Doing senseless Press Release out of anything. 2. Instead of your product talking SHIT about opponents/competitors product 3. Creating fake twitter accounts for bitching [This one got deleted thankfully] 4. Last but not the least by making …

People(tech) would like to meet before i die

Linus Torvalds¬† The man who wrote Linux kernel & maintains the overall project. He is also behind a distributed version control and source code management (SCM) system.¬†I know many people hate him¬†because¬†of his response to devs in kernel¬†mailing list. ¬†He has his own unique way of addressing issue. Eric S. Raymond ESR is wrote¬†The Cathedral …

Things i like about Chennai

I been here for over two and half years. So felt like writing what i feel about this place. Food Most people think Chennai only famous for veg food like dosa/idli/appam that is not correct. I was lucky to try nice Chettinad non-veg food along with variety of seafood. Yes thats me eating drumstick chicken …

2012 passing, 2013 welcome!!

To start with Happy New Year 2013 in advance!!     I been in Chennai for almost 2 years now, i don`t have anything good/bad/ugly 2 say on that. Foss confs I been lucky 2 attend OSCON, UDS, and many other conference happening in India like Gnunify, Pycon, OpenStack Day. It was great¬†experience¬†meeting so many …

Smart auto-wala in Chennai, for a change!!

Chennai is known for there fucked up/creepy autowalas. They will literally rob you if they realize you are not local. Even they act like morons with locals. So like every weekday i was out from my office around 8.30 pm waiting for auto and i was welcomed by an autowala. So my rule is just …

Bull temple, Bangalore and friends

I was in¬†Bangalore¬†last week for OpenStack Day. I spent my Sunday meeting Bhavi and Shastry. It was great meeting them both. Also not to mention i had awesome lunch at Bhavi`s house cooked by her mom. A traditional kannada food i would assume, 3-4 varieties of rice and it was delicious. I should have taken …