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Shifting to Coimbatore

August 21, 2007

When I decided to moved to Coimbatore, I was looking for a job here and posted my profile in job sites. OMG, Eclipse plugin development is hot in India. Esp. for few of those who knew it well. I got so many calls from many consultants but the jobs are based in Bangalore. I clearly said “either get me a company which has a development center in Coimbatore or at least a company which will allow me to work from Coimbatore”. They are always confused of the second option. As Yadhvi said “It is better to knock on a closed door than to assume it will not open and walk past”. I was knocking and a door opened. Its Fiorano. I explained my situation, they understood it. Most of my friends still don’t digest the idea. The first question would be: “So you are a contractor now?” No dudes, I’m an employee but work from home.

I know working from home has its own disadvantages. Forget missing all the “Sweets at my desk” mails, I’m mising my basic rights to have coffee whenever I want. Its restricted to a maximum of 5 coffees a day. I was prepared for everything. I stayed back in Bangalore for 2 weeks to interact with the team personally; at home, separate room for office work; two DSL connections; inverter backup (yet to purchase); … But not everything goes as planned right. Disaster came on the day I left Bangalore and started work from here. My teammate resigned. So every week, I’ve got to fly to Bangalore on Mondays and fly back again on/before Wednesday. Staying in hotels; missing my daughter; waking up at 4 AM on Monday morning to catch a flight. Sigh. It ends this week. Hope I’ll be really working from home after this.

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பெப்சி உமா ஆண்ட்டிக்கு ஒரு கேள்வி …

August 21, 2007

பெப்சி உமா : blogன்ற பேர்ல படிச்சவங்க அசிங்கமா விமர்சனம் பண்ணி எழுதறது வெட்கத்துக்குரியது
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Priceless Expressions 4

August 16, 2007

This time its not a digital camera or Mac. But with my normal film camera. The first few are when we force her to have Cerelac and the last two are THE best photos I’ve ever taken. Click here for the slideshow.

From Priceless Exp…

One more year …

August 13, 2007

Another year has gone. Round up of this year:

  • A new addition to my family. Very very happy.
  • Purchased a house. Finally I made an investment. Good.
  • Shifted my job again (sigh) Good that I didn’t switch technology again. Still with Eclipse Plugin development. OK.
  • Shifted to Coimbatore. Great.
  • Bought a MacBook. Good.
  • Got a MacBook Pro from office. Cool.
  • After 3 successive failures, I finally co-founded a startup – Cypal Solutions. mmmm. No comments 🙂
  • I didn’t reach one my life time goals of becoming a CEO before 30. Sad.

Overall: A nice and wonderful year.

Legal music download in India

August 9, 2007

If you don’t want to download pirated MP3 files, the only option so far is to purchase an audio CD and rip it into MP3. I’ve been doing that way since I decided no pirated music. Simply, for Indians, there is no way to purchase music on the net. Sometime back HCL was talking about that (partnering with Apple for iTunes music store in India), but it didn’t happen.

Now there is a nice option (or at least only now I noticed). Raaga.com has an option to legally download our beloved songs. The advantage of online purchase is you don’t have to purchase the entire album, just because one song is nice. You can pay for and download individual the songs that you like (mostly @ Rs 12/- per song).

All looks nice, if not for the Windows DRM. For me, with both my laptops running OS X, I can’t play the songs. Only way is to get the songs into a Windows box, burn them into an audio CD, take use that CD and import the music to my iTunes. Ha! I would better stay with purchasing CDs 😦