Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Back at Bangalore

Reached here on monday - staying at Aparup's place , and having an great time !
We end up having really nice chats pretty late into the night - me and Shireen pulling Aparup's leg , Aparup reminiscing , discussions , etc , etc.
Shireen makes really neat food (really spicy) ... so not yet missing mom's cooking :-)

Dharma, a friend of mine (from office) indicated that there was a house really close to the office which might be pretty much ideal for me (the house being within 5 mins walk from office is pretty high on my list of requirements :) ) ... will be checking it out today.
Hope everything goes fine - in which case , will get my stuff shifted by next week and will be fully settled back in Bangalore !

I could not inform some of you guys about my actual trip date ... original idea was to read here on this friday - but last minute change of plans pulled it to monday.

In case anyone knows of any place close to Divyasree chambers which is nice , available for rent and not exorbitantly expensive , please let me know ! Thanks.

Will meet some of you in the coming days ... preferably sooner than later (will definitely try to watch mmn's new movies this time - hopefully without me fainting ;) )


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9/28/2005 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous NY said...

bloody foole... no call nothing before u left. curse of the thousand crazy ants on ya

9/29/2005 10:10:00 AM  
Blogger V said...


Hope to meet you sometime.

9/29/2005 06:42:00 PM  
Blogger semantic overload said...

did ya get a chance to look at MMN's movies? post your reviews :)

10/17/2005 12:03:00 PM  

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Friday, September 23, 2005

Knuth & Validators and other interesting links

Latest modifications to the W3C validator seems to be breaking Knuth's page !
Here is a post by him complaining about it - in his own words : he is flaming :)

This is a nice blog on REST , Webservices and "enterprise web" - interesting posts.
This is an awesome interview with Ken Arnold on designing distributed systems : I should find the others and finish them off too.
I am a big fan of Atom - I dont know enough of it as I would like to , but the idea seems to hold really interesting promise for the future. Here is a post discussing its applicability in a not so related field.
Another interesting article about atom.

JSR 199 and JSR 269 might be part of next JDK release (1.6) should be really interesting to see the potential usecases of this - for one , jackpot will be released !

Bryan Cantrill has been honoured by MIT as one of the world's top 35 young innovators - he is the guy who made dtrace possible in solaris 10 ! Here is an interview with him.

In other news , moving back to Bangalore this month end.
I will be arriving there on 30th , will get my stuff shipped as soon as I find a house near office. Until then , will crash at some unlucky friends place :-)


Blogger Moonjungle said...

Knuth & The Validators, sounds like a new band.

9/23/2005 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Rakshanda Khan said...

Hey Mridul,

Howz your new Green Shirt?

- Rakshanda Khan

9/24/2005 10:17:00 PM  
Blogger Mridul said...

The green shirt seems to be missing.
Do you have it by any chance ? :)

9/25/2005 10:21:00 PM  

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Been busy

Been a bit too busy with work ... and this is going to ramp up a bit more until we get into feature freeze. (Heres to hoping there will be no showstoppers !)
Some really cool stuff is going to be part of the next release - and since is running on our IM server (and netbeans collab module has our API to talk to any IM server) , the benefits will come to anyone who is using that server :) - unless you fork out money to buy the server from Sun and deploy it locally/internally ofcourse!
You can use the opensource api from collab module and dish out your own client to talk to any xmpp server (including the new gtalk server) - the featureset is quite rich and a lot of the popular JEPs are supported.

I will start blogging about our IM API and the server , its features , etc in my "official" blog pretty soon ... as soon as the features are frozen. Will post link here in case anyone is interested.

Went for Fali's sendoff party yesterday - he is relocating to Pune.
Met Shrinath , Raj and Shyam there - after like aeons ! Shyam and Shrinath are doing their MBA here in Bombay and Raj is still in TCS - really nice to catch up with them ... had my first late night Bombay train journey (12 at night from Andheri to Vashi) - uneventful luckily :)
I dont really have any pics (or a camera for that matter ;-) ) of the dinner gettogether ... think Neeraj or Shrinath have it - not sure.

Vincent is going to release Diep3d pretty soon - I am impressed by the UI from the demo he showed me , should be interesting to see how well it does commercially.

Unfortunately , I am going to enable comment validation against my usual stand about it - I am begining to dislike the spam that is coming in : sorry about it people.

And , before I forget to note this down - all those comments about my leg , comments from weird sounding people (Kill Black Mamba , etc) are by Aparup Banerjee who works in Bea systems - so please disregard those ... his idea of pulling my leg :-P

Thats it for now ... there might be more quiescence from me for a while now - depends on the workload.


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9/19/2005 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Nadir Shah Tiwari said...

Hello Mridul...Did dad come to take you from station?

- Nadir

9/19/2005 10:30:00 PM  
Blogger V said...

late night Bombay train journey... Ha! of course it was meant to be an uneventful. People need to be able to "see" you for any of such events to happen.

9/21/2005 04:50:00 PM  
Blogger Mridul said...


I am not going to be nasty and make a retort about you being "more visible" than me ;)

And Mr. Nadir a.k.a Aparup , you will be very slowly and painfully made to suffer when I get to Bangalore next weekend x-(

9/23/2005 02:57:00 AM  

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