Wasting time needlessly

Been trying to get the lj client running for my linux machine.. Downloaded the client Found out it needs curl 7.9 Downloaded curl 7.9 it tells me libcurl.so.2 is needed. Realised it is faster to make a journal entry (for those who prefer calling events, experiences, and observations – a diary entry) from the LJ site itself!!

Bottom line – not to waste time when the deadline for submitting the year’s accounts to the CA was yesterday

Random Thots

Days pass by so quickly… Next month it will be eight years to our marriage and it still seems like yesterday.

Financial year ending means so much work

Going out of station demands extra hours of work – shopping, packing, buying gifts and taking care that Aasim doesnt fall ill (100% home cooked meals No Pepsi, No Icecream)

Wow! I lost one more pound

Ah! must go back to the kitchen else everyone will have to eat burnt dinner

Desktop Dilemma

I am not a geek, I don’t use Linux as a hobby. I need it my desktop applications as any manager would. I am a power user.

I choose to use Linux because of the stability it promises to offer but every time I realise that Linux desktop is just as (un)stable as MS windows.
For almost 10 months I refused to touch the Linux desktop. After being told that things are much stable now, I picked it up again.. things were better.. but not good enough. Not good enough for Linux.

Why do I keep going back to Linux

I am back to using Yahoo messenger on Linux. It was very nice of Madhu M Kurup (person developing Yahoo client for *Nix) to chat with me and tell me that he will work on the problem I faced and told me a workaround. This is what makes me go back again and again to keep using Linux desktop.

Someone cynically told Tarique yesterday that I basically *don’t* want to shift to Linux and I will never. I would like to tell him how wrong he is, an ostrich like attitude never works there is a problem which has to be sorted out and it can be solved only if it is acknowledged.

I complain. Yes I do. I am a demanding user and Linux desktop has to satisfy users like me to be better than the more popular Windows.


Aasim today collected some wild flowers (gulmohar) and brought it for me 🙂 My son is growing up to be a fine gentleman!!

The weather today was mostly cloudy so he could play outside. He now wants rabbits as pet and Dinesh has promised to get him a couple.. wonder where will I keep them specially when we are not in town.

Saw that Tarique has scanned one of my very old photographs.. wonder what he wants to do with it.

Why Me???

X on my machine just did not start today… Saturday it worked fine today morning Veena started the machine in windows and when I rebooted and did a StartX It just did not start.

Somebody please help.. .. If no one can.. then I go back to using Windoze.. and all geeks reading this will be held responsible.

NO! I did not do anything to the config files.. All I did on Saturday was install Yahoo messanger – link to the RPM given by Atul

Here are the last few lines of the error message:

Just a little life update.

Aasim has fever today… the heat is just too much

Tarique got a haircut today – his head now looks like a neatly mowed lawn

New business from old client for the financial year starting 1st April

Painting will be over tomorrow – implying Sunday is going to be busy for me… lot of cleaning up.. and this is just the first phase of painting -the second phase starts next month after chiya’s wedding

Reminiscing the summer we got married.

Hectic day!!!

Tarique unwell, all the mess the painters make has to be cleaned up in the evening and the office work cant be ignored – so i end up with no time to cook..

Friends at bangalore call 92 F hot.. In Nagpur summers are just begining and its already 106 F – the month of may touches 118 F you can actually fry an egg on the pavement

The year we got married – 1994- was specifically bad.. it was 11th of May – got married at 11:45 AM in the court.. from there to home for Lunch and I came to this household at 2 PM.. no wonder our marriage still holds the heat …. He He He..

After we got married, Tarique use to come back post lunch.. .bunking his office at the Govt. medical College.. we just couldnt stay away form each other. Abbaji would get pretty ragged.

Woh bhi kya din the!!! This 11th of May it will be eight years to our marriage!

Alright! I am down to 56.8 kgs

OK. Yesterday i felt it was darkness all around, today i see the bright rays of sun in the horizon.

To begin with my day started with an accomplishment – my weight barrier of 57 has been broken. I now weigh 56.800 kgs 🙂

On the work front, I felt cheated yesterday after Neha left us for another job -she was with us for two months during which we trained her in PHP… .. Today I went and met at the NIIT folks who had referred her and they say it wasn’t her descision to leave SANIsoft, it was sombody else who decieded for her.. IAC, i dont want people who cant take their own descisons working for SANIsoft.

Another good news is that we can now keep trainees from NIIT SANIsoft will act as mentors for students who want to be professional PHP programmers – Mentors are required under the GNIIT program of NIIT.

Aptech too showed interest in sending us their students.. so things are not so bad afterall..

House being painted.. my allergies are bad.. taking precautionary medicines that make me drowsy..

Mom is going to Delhi and may not return before we leave for Vizag.. bad….