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my worst nightmare

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

is pc reboot.

those who aren’t familiar, try to imagine the pain of restoring 50 firefox tabs and 10 xterm* instances, and psychological reboot fear.

this is happening 10 times a day.
coz of frequent power cutoffs, much longer than my ups can take.
god! i hate gurgaon for poor electricity, and my society for limited backup.

* mrxvt actually

PS :
Showed Darbari some love. A little (pending) to Chandu too. Had a good time with them.
Met Sam. Fker is having strange(,nice) feelings. Lucky bastard! Best Wishes.
Miss CS. Plan for playing soon (Reliance Web World prolly); dingad+tanny vs chuza+cyborg.

The one with the missed flight

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

A post in the memory of July 31st night bliss, and for missing the morning flight.

I was there as planned, about 25mins before departure, but they didn’t allow me to board. rules, they said. For sure, had nothing to do with the bliss factors.

Was in Bangalore, and Hyderabad for few days. Was nice to see Unni after long, and Majj too. Was too nice to be with iiit (ms) buddies for a while. Miss you guys.

Watching FRIENDS these days, finally. From scratch. Reached 308. The one with flashback was superb. Had left watching friends in college after ross and raschel had a split. btw, hence the title.
Also watching ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy. its nice.
Just returned from ‘Chakde! India’. Nice movie. They have completely hacked the human mind, for making feel good movies. SRK did fine job. I was developing a stereotype image for him otherwise.

Mere Yaar ki Shaadi Hai

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Mere Yaar ki Shaadi Hai
Rakesh got married to Seema on 8th at his native place Palojori, Madhupur, Jharkhand. I with Vidit, Khare and Madhukar reached there. Nir also reached from home. More details are in Khare’s blog. Was a long long journey by train. Hyd - Kolkata - Madhupur and Madhupur - Asansol - Bardhaman - Howrah - Hyd. Yes, we ditched single reserved train and changed 3 trains from Madhupur to Howrah to accompany Khare as he had missed his 4 hrs late train. How can someone miss a 4 hrs late train? That you must ask Khare only. And Nir didn’t get down from train at right station ‘coz he was sleeping.

First marriage of a close friend. So it was surely a special marriage, which i didn’t want to miss. First marriage of college mate, that I attended. I surely had a great time at the marriage. Rakesh disappointed me though, didn’t allow me to give bumps.

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Added few more states - Orrisa, West Bengal and Jharkhand to my visited list and visited the last metro - Kolkata.

Cards @ journey
Got a satisfying dose of cards all along, especially in the trains. Played mostly 29. There weren’t enough people who knew my favorite game - sweep. Sweep is a very popular game in my native place, which I found surprisingly unfamiliar at many other places. It is similar to casino, and probably is pahari derivative of it. Will consider writing this sometime.

Pics from the journey are here. None are from marriage. They are on Khare’s and Nir’s camera.

Reading @ journey
Also finally got time to finish iWoz which I’ve been reading once in a while for more than 6 months now. A really nice book. He does share lots of thoughts with me. Clears lots of misconceptions about history of Apple. He does show an ugly face of Jobs many times, which wasn’t really required; I believe it to be true though. His stand on engineer vs manager was cool. This books gives a nice definition to engineering and innovation. He will remain an inspirational figure for me. I wonder if I will ever be able to pull pranks of the order he did. A must read for engineers.

Also got time to read In Spite of the Gods, a book Vidit was carrying along. It was ‘a fine introduction (of Indian politics) for unacquainted outsiders’ (in one of the reviewer’s words) to me. Definitely a nice read, but of not much values to me.

party, poker

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Nir is back from usa, a few of us gathered at his place.
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Had a few good hands of sweep (my fav cards game) while vidit and sachin where cooking dinner. Me and Adi against Paresh and Rocky. And we rocked. [Confession: In of the the game, parry forgot to count the _three_ aces he had. :) ]

And the dinner was great. Great cooking by Vidit and Sachin.

Among a few interesting things that nir has brought, one is a poker set. So played a few games of it (Texas hold ‘em). It was nice. Everyone enjoyed. I managed to win one round. Other winners were Nir ( big time, everyone played most of his money. we had to do some socialisation after that, as in redistribution of the money), Paresh, Rakesh (twice, one was 1 on 1 with me at the end, i bet a lot in the game and lost :( it all ). I am a long time fan of the game ( any cards game infact ) and following it for years but never got chance to play it in real. Have played a lot on computer ( kpoker ) and it was lot different to play in real. A great game, keeps one excited throughout. Dude.. never play for real money.. will end up screwed. Nir and I did a post analysis of the game later in morning, like probability of different winning suites. It was interesting.
I am long time fan of Blackjack team, and waiting for the movie on it.

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Nir got a whooping 32x optical zoom camcorder. most of the game is recorded on that.

And who says there is no free beer. You must meet Nir and Vidit once.

A minor B6. and a long hangover.

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