Wednesday, April 01, 2009

First Vehicle

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 :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

End of the Interweb

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 ;)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

And Speaking of head gear....

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 ;)

Saturday, January 24, 2009


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 ;)

Saturday, January 10, 2009


I've had virtually no internet access since I came back from 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 :)