Vedanthangal trip Chennai

I should have blogged about it long.
So for those who don`t know, i am in Chennai and occasionally i get chance to roam around the city.Vendanagal trip was one of those occasion , me Rashid/Yogesh/Johnson in Johnson`s car made a trip to this place.

Vendanagal  is a place where u see all kind of migratory birds coming in. I loved the trip and took some photographs as well

Not to forget got some photography tips from Johnson and Yogesh. 🙂

Book Review: OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

Publisher : Packtpub

Author: Kevin Jackson (@itarchitectkev)

This is one of the few published book on OpenStack. It uses Essex release of OpenStack. It uses Ubuntu Linux as base Operating System. All components Glance, Horizon, Keystone, Nova & Swift are explained along with installation steps along with both native OpenStack API and Eucatools(Ec2 API).  One just needs a laptop with Virtualbox installed on his machine to play with each components step by step following the chapters. The book also covers advance topics like image bundling, monitoring. For experienced Cloud Admins the book also covers about stuff like HA. It also provides Orchestration using Juju and MAAS Last but not the least the book also has a detailed troubleshooting chapter.

I would strongly recommend this book to someone who wants to get his hand dirty with OpenStack technology.

Event Report: Ubuntu Developer Summit, UDS-r

Returned yesterday from UDS after successful week long meetup. Thanks to Canonical for sponsoring me.

It was great meeting all Canonical/Community folks. I attended most of the cloud & server tracks.

Last not the least party was great and i had an amazing/terrible experience drinking Pisco bought by my friend from Peru. 🙂



Looking forward to keep contributing to Ubuntu with my help towards documentation around OpenStack, Juju, MAAS.




One more thing on left on screen we have Super Hero < 😀 > @daviey I have troubled/bugged him a lot with all stupid/crazy questions and bugs with OpenStack related packages. I loved his presentation and looking forward to repeat in some  of my talks soon. 🙂

Software Freedom Day in Chennai and Pondicherry on Sep 22, 2012

Last week i participated at SFD conducted by the folks from ilug-chennai and fsf-tn. The event was good and i had chance to interact with lots of college students. There were many booths with students explaining about it like Ubuntu,  Mozilla, Mysql others. You can find all details about it in official ilug-c blog here

At same time i got connected with guy name Prasanna Venkadesh, the guy who leads lug-Pondicherry. I was excited to know about there plan for similar event in Pondicherry, although i could not attend it but my friends from Blue Light were there. It was an eventful event with lots of question answer session about Linux and free software. Photos of the events can be found here  I am happy that Igor and Blue Light team participated in the event and spread the word of free software to students and attendees.