Older blog entries for vivekv (starting at number 61)

Life

Last week a friend of mine died of a heart attack. He was a friend from high school. I felt absolutely shocked. I always went around with that feeling of invulnerability about myself and I guess my friends in the same age group. This came as a shock - kept thinking that it could be anyone among us. I guess we have reached that point where it is only downhill from here on :-(. Another highschool frined and myself went to see his mother and she was in tears. She just could not accept the fact. He was 32. Such a sad day.

Work

Been working all through the weekend. No breaks! Its been a tough thing to complete the work. I am hoping that it tapers down next week.

Open Source

I need to spend some time and work on adding some enhancements to CVSPermissions. I have put down all the requirements sent by one and all as feature requests. Now I just have to implement them :-)

Open Source

Folks, LDP stylesheets needs a maintainer. dyork who was maintaining it cannot take up the work load. Can someone who knows XLST take it up?

Work

Work is very busy now. Involved in proposing a multiyear deal that is sucking up a lot of my time. Hope to finish it by monday

Life Life - or the lack of it is very evident. Work is sucking up most of my time.

Work

Work work work... too busy nowadays. I am writing this entry at 11:47 PM on my PC clock after finishing a costing exercise for a proposal.

Open Source

Sarovar is working fine. I managed to copy a temporary "coming soon" page on the cvspermissions website. Raj is very helpful there.

ISP

My new cable connection is sorta OK. I dont get speeds > 28.8 K modem equivalent (this is supposed to be 64K :-( ) but the always on helps. So I dont have to run up huge phone bills.

Open Source

The Sarovar.org website is not working fine. Yay! I can actually host the source code in CVS on the server. Now the interesting part is how to make my public key, SSH and WinCVS working with each other - hmm... will keep reporting progress here if anyone is interested.

OK, I am back after a short haitus. Why the gap? just lazy I guess. DIdnt have much to write - actually that is not true. Here are events not in a chronological order

Technology

Got myself a cable modem connection in India. Nowhere close to what I have seen in the wonderful internet world of US of A. Atleast will keep my phone bills down. Cant seem to use it to talk to my wife though :-(

Open Source

India has a new opensource collaboration site similar to sourceforge. Take a look at sarovar Seems quite mature and wonderful. I plan to host my CVSPermissions tool over there. Possibly even the poster but I am not sure if anybody would be interested in such a small app :-)

They guys at the site are also very responsive and helpful. Hopefully they dont go under

Work

Life is a little relaxed nowadays. Work is OK, we are going live for sure so that is out of the way. NOthing new coming up which is a little sad.

Life

This is the wedding season in southern india (Actually these months are considered auspicious so everybody plans wedding during this time :-)) so I have been attending a few - colleagues, friends etc.,

18 May 2003 (updated 18 May 2003 at 01:08 UTC) »

Open Source Tried the tip that ade told me about to manage timezones for my advogato poster. Didnt quite work. Something I must have done wrong. It posted all the entries from my past diaries in one go! I am deleting all that and re-writing this one again.

Open Source

ade thanks for the tip. I will try to make the changes and see how it works out. Does anybody know where the advogato servers are located? I need to know the timezone. Secondly, will the XMLRPC call return the timezone information also? Apparently Apache's java client is not working right so I am not sure what the advogato interface returns.

13 May 2003 (updated 13 May 2003 at 17:34 UTC) »
Open Source

OK its official. I have my Advogato poster published on freshmeat. Now I will hopefully get a few hits :-)

Life

Planning to go with friends to a resturant called Cascade in Nungambakkam tomorrow evening for dinner. They serve good chinese food and I am looking for a change. A big group we have become - about 15 of us in all.

Life

My sister in law, husband,kid and his neice came over. They were running late so I had to cancel out on a wedding party that I had to attend for friends at work. Went to "Fruit shop on Greams road" again. Gawd! its going to turn into a habit :-)

Software

Spamihilator seems to be working - atleast it is actually only filtering out SPAM atleast most of it. Good! It did consider slashdot mails as spam and I had to tell it to be nice to slashdot mails.

Open Source

Nobody gave any feedback on my Advogato poster. I dont think anybody cared :-). I have decided to make a release on freshmeat. Maybe that will attract more attention :-)

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