Tuesday, August 31, 2004
I'm looking for accomodation near office, either single room or single
bedroom house with attached bath and no water problem. Accomodation on
a sharing basis with exisiting tenants is also fine by me provided I
get my own single room, (preferably) with an attached bath. Rent around
1.5K max pm. OK to commit to a short term lease if required.
For the sake of those who are ready to share accomodation, my interests
include, but are not limited to, music, watching TV, reading
novels/comics/magazines, computer gaming, linux, ... I'm fun loving,
easy going person who enjoys spending quality time with friends. I am
looking for people who don't just stay in their rooms, and whom I can
enjoy spending my time with. I'm comfortable with room mates of either
gender. I will be mindful of your privacy and your boundaries. My only
constraint is that my roomie(s) _must_ be teetotallers and non-smokers.
If you feel I am someone you would like to live with, do contact me and
I shall get back ASAP.
Those who have pointers to rentals, please do pass on the information to
It's been a wonderful (almost) 4 years young association with this
place. It's with a sad and heavy heart that I have to bid good bye
to some of you as I have to move away due to reasons beyond my
For those who are interested in reaching me in the future, please
visit http://www.symonds.net/~sudhir_lp/future-contact.txt for
detailed contact information.
I ended up borrowing an Archie's Double Digest and "The Last Juror" (John Grisham). The Archie book is done and am now reading the other one.
Monday, August 30, 2004
Monday, August 23, 2004
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Wipro's headed a list of Indian companies that included second-ranked Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys Technologies, which ranked third in the survey.
The community Internet kiosks, named Akshaya, have been set up by the Kerala State IT Mission Department. More than 550 of the kiosks have been opened in the Mallapuram district, spread over 3,500 square kilometers. The local government plans to introduce kiosks in other districts later this year. The centers will offer services such as Internet access, Net-based phoning and videoconferencing to state offices as well as private businesses. Five Wi-Fi hotspots have also been established around government offices and a tourist resort.
Complete article @ http://news.com.com/2100-1039-5311730.html
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Just for reference; if Margret returns from having her hair cut and says, 'What do you think?' and you reply, 'I'd love you whatever your hair was like,' well, that's very much The Wrong Answer, OK?
Margret flooded the kitchen last week. Turned the taps on, put the plug in the sink, and utterly forgot about it (because she'd come upstairs and we'd got involved in an unrelated argument). She goes back downstairs, opens the door and - whoosh - it's Sea World. The interesting thing about this is, if I'd flooded the kitchen, it would have been a bellowing, 'You've flooded the kitchen, you idiot!' and then she'd have done that thing where I curl up in a ball, trying to protect
my head, and she kicks me repeatedly in the kidneys. As it was, however, there's a shout, I run downstairs and stand for a beat in the doorway - taking in the scene, waves lapping gently at my ankles - and she turns round and roars, 'Well, help me then - can't you see I've flooded the kitchen, you idiot?
Where to sit in the cinema. On those occasions when we a) manage to agree to go to the cinema together and, b) go to see the same film once we're there. (No, really).
Our sink is blue and we're not talking about it. It happened over a week ago; I was leaning over the sink, brushing my teeth, when I noticed that there was a sort of lazuline patina that had seeped over most of the surface. Margret hasn't mentioned anything about this. Why she hasn't is that she's obviously tried to clean the sink with, well, I don't know, some fluid used for stripping entrenched cerriped colonies from the hulls of submarines or something (they were probably offering three bottles of the stuff for the price of two at Aldi). She is waiting for me to mention it. But I am a wily fox, and will be doing nothing of the sort. I'm no wet-behind-the-ears, naive youth anymore, not by a looooong way, and I can perfectly see the spiked pit the seemingly innocent words, 'Did you know the sink's blue' are covering. It would go - precisely - like this:
Me: Did you know the sink's blue?
Margret: Yes. I did. I used a jungle exfoliant produced by the Taiwanese military to clean it, and it discoloured the surface.
Me: Oooooooo. K.
Margret: Well maybe, just maybe, if you cleaned the sink once in a while...
You see what she did there? Now I'm facing a whole day of 'When did you last...?' Well, not this canny fellow - not this time, my friends.
Our sink is blue and we're not talking about it.
Monday, August 16, 2004
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Friday, August 13, 2004
Thursday, August 12, 2004
Here are the freshers jobs this week:
1. (0-1 Yr exp) Software Associate
2. Fresh Programmers Wanted
3. (0-5 Yrs Exp) Software Professionals (Job Code : ERP01)
4. Fresh Engineer (Electronics/ Computer)
5. Fresher trainee in L & T INFOTECH LTD
6. Fresher - Jr. Programmer
7. Fresher - Technical Support Executive
8. Fresher - Implementation Engineers
9. Freshers for .net Technology
10. Freshers - Java - Web Development Company Ltd
11. Graduate Trainee - L&T INFOTECH
12. Freshers - Software Trainee - JSP, JAVA
13. Freshers - Sun I Tech India (P) Ltd
14. Freshers - Infosys Technologies
15. Freshers Required in UbiNetics
16. Freshers Reqd in Yash Technologies
His shareholding in Bharti makes him worth over $2 billion. Using CMIE data, the Hindustan Times has put together a list of Delhi’s wealthiest based on the promoter’s shareholding and the market capitalisation of the company.
Tech visionary Shiv Nadar who lives in Sacremento emerges as the number two on the list through his shareholding in HCL Tech and HCL Infosystems. He is ranked second behind Mittal (Rs 10,437 crore) with personal wealth of Rs 8,226 crore. Brothers Malvinder Mohan and Shivender Mohan with the help of various investment companies emerge as number three followed by the Hero Group's Munjals.
Many of Delhi’s high-profile business families — Burmans of Dabur, O.P. Jindal family, Jaiprakash Gaur, Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi and Gautam Thapar are all part of the A list. Some like Gaur and Oberoi have their registered offices outside Delhi, but reside in the capital.
Interestingly, the gap between the top three and the rest is extremely large. Assets are not part of the computation, as only the stockmarket's wealth has been considered for this exercise which is the global paradigm for this purpose.
Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Friday, August 06, 2004
As noted below, TheServerSide.net is providing a free download (single PDF in an 8.82 MB ZIP) of Essential XML Reference, courtesy of DevelopMentor. Note: Free registration on TheServerSide.net is required prior to download.
Developmentor has exlusively provided TheServerSide.com with the entire book of Essential XML Quick Reference for free download. Essential XML Quick Reference is for anyone working with today's mainstream XML technologies. It was specifically designed to serve as a handy but thorough quick reference that answers the most common XML-related technical questions.It goes beyond the traditional pocket reference design by providing complete coverage of each topic along with plenty of meaningful examples. Each chapter provides a brief introduction, which is followed by the detailed reference information. This approach assumes the reader has a basic understanding of the given topic.The detailed outline (at the beginning), index (in the back), bleeding tabs (along the side), and the page headers/footers were designed to help readers quickly find answers to their questions.
By way of Brian Ritchie's Blog.[Microsoft community blog posts]
Tuesday, August 03, 2004
via PGCBM - Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management
For more info visit
Here's a write up (from the course co-ordinator) on my recent campus visit (5-10 Apr 2004). Photo's from the XLRI trip are available here.
Business Standard - New Delhi,India
N Casimir Raj has replaced PD Thomas as director of the Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur. Raj has over 30 years of experience in marketing.
He has taught at some well-known institutions, including St Louis University, Missouri, Wheeling Jesuit College, Wheeling, and the Xavier Institute of Management (XIM), Bhubaneshwar. He is also a former principal of Loyola College, Chennai.
Meanwhile, Pingali Venugopal, professor of marketing at the institute, has replaced E M Rao as dean (academics). Venugopal is a visiting faculty at XIM and the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
For more information on what I'm studying at XLRI, visit http://www.hughes-escorts.com/services/dwge_individuals/pgcbm02.htm
Monday, August 02, 2004
Online scan and clean only (not downloadable):
AVG anti-virus scanner/cleaner:
(their home page is @ http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php)
From [Daily Quote]
To join: firstname.lastname@example.org
To leave: email@example.com
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It was called EMP (didn't catch what it meant) or some such and when used, could simply knock out a computer from every being operational again. Not probably rocket science given that everything in a computer is mostly electronic/electrical and that some amount of purposefully directed electomagnetic radiation could cause quite a significant amount of influence on it's operation.
However the thought that someone was working on it actively and had it as part of the country's national defense strategy (or so to speak) was quite alarming :)