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wallpaper

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

wallpaper

Its been my wallpaper for years now. Around 4 years.
Makes me wonder, how insanely boring a person can I be to stick to this stupid wallpaper for so long.

I remember keeping it for the purpose of decent background while using transparent konsole, keeping the text readable.

It is now even wallpapered on my phone, as theme named ifeelgood. And you can see the same on the blog, up there (not in feed u dickhead).

While I’m at wallpapers, let me go into my wallpaper memories.
In Btech 1st year I remember using wallpapers of Britney (a lot), and Kajol and Drew Barrymore. A few times I even heard objections from Cdr Raman and BSRao on my Britney wallpapers.
Then I kept Koudelka and Parasite Eve 2 wallpapers for a long period.
I also remember using a few of Quake, Linux, Tux, Matrix, KT, Osho wallpapers.

‘Tis prolly time to get a new wallpaper.

and
Finally upgraded wordpress to 2.3.1. It took only a while to restore my customizations.
Is there any nice captcha plugin for wp ?
Whats the follow comments on email plugin ? Does it have time frame as well, like follow comments for a week. Would prefer it that way.

Google Reader really got better. Hey folks, start sharing. I’m reading.

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.

me.marriage.dancing

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.

The Fountainhead

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

finished reading it.
feel defended. though it was not needed and also doesnt matter much.
its more than a masterpiece.

i took almost one month to finish it. it was really difficult to stop once started, but stopped when i though i have got enough stuff to think about.

will read it again sometime. i will now continue with other Ayn Rand stuff.

btw.. its the first novel i have read. and i read it for the sake of its philosophy. thanks to Nir for giving great reviews and hence forcing me to read it. i didnt think novels can be so good. i still think most of them arenot (in a way i want them to be). i tried a few before but left them before reaching anywhere. they were mostly meaningless fiction or some literature work on which i didnt want to waste my time on.