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> blog year 2009
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 10:39:13 A modern family First look at photo... This is how I sit here every night, in my Darjeeling hostel-room. Staring out into the black of night like a seaman's wife; a widow of the sea. Hoping to catch a glimpse of my coveted cdma telephone internet network. A blinking green light means a signal. A continuous green light means a connection. But my signal is always red.. < ... > five comments


Fri, 18 Dec 2009 10:32:49 The Rock Yea, so I'm lying in my bed, right. And I'm kinda contemplating. Got nothing to do really. It's a loadshedding free-zone over here. And it's loadshedding freezing. Once again I forgot to ask extra blankets. I'm afraid that when I breath upwards my breath will freeze and will attack me from above as ice shards; which is ridiculous of course. The cold has surpassed my gloomiest predictions. All my blankets and all my clothes can't make me warm again. < ... > three comments


Sat, 12 Dec 2009 06:20:57 Darjeeling jani ho! Am in Darjeeling right now. Just got myself settled after two days. The preamble to the trip there from Kathmandu was memorable. Just wrote a humongous rambling Facebook post about it to a friend of mine. If you like ramblings, read on: < ... > nine comments


Tue, 03 Feb 2009 03:17:17 the semicolon and I; past, present and future Yesterday I was rummaging to my bookshelf, filled with books of people long gone from here, looking for some excitement. Boy did I get it: Eats, shoots and leaves, by Lynne Truss. You native English speakers probably already heard of it. It's a book about punctuation; as in the stuff that is not letters or whites-space in a sentence. < ... > one comment


Mon, 02 Feb 2009 23:20:19 Custom activity-update howto After a discussion on #sugar, I noticed that setting up a custom update-mechanism for Activities/XO bundles on XO's is a bit of a lost art. I had to dig through the Sugar code a bit to get a clear understanding. I've updated the laptop.org wiki (see http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Software_updater), but it might be useful to give other deployments a heads-up on what's involved through this syndicated post. < ... > one comment


Mon, 26 Jan 2009 04:00:01 Twit As I reviewed the posts I made on this site, I found them a bit on the long side. They were very much against the grain of current internet practice. Internetters unfortunately have lost the power of concentration these days. It was different in my time you know! < ... > zero comments


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