Out of office experience these past two days.
Quick update – as expected, Fabmart delivered the CD I ordered without any issues – the same CD that Planet M said it couldn’t source (of course only *after* I complained 2 weeks later). Q.E.D.
Interesting thing happened a couple of days ago. I woke up really late. Curious to know what time I went to bed the night before, I booted up the home machine and checked the logs. Showed activity at around 4:30am. So what had I been doing all that time?
Well for one, I apparently destroyed my Mandrake Linux 8.1 installation and installed RedHat Linux 7.2 in its place. I apparently did not make any backups, though this isn’t critical, since all data is backed onto the office servers ASAP anyway.
IAC – it appears that the saying “I can install Linux in my sleep” bears some merit
Short article on Mrinal’s alternate group Cryptic in the Bangalore Times today. No photo, and the article isn’t online either. Basically a straight (and rather dry) description of the band and its plans. Will provide a link when I find one.
Update – here it is.
Finally succumbed and bought a new hard disk for Anjali’s machine – we were spending more time fighting diskspace problems than getting any work done! The new 40 GB disk should fix that issue.
Of course, it now means a lot of reinstallation, but it should be worth the while.
Brother-in-Law Abhijeet Rane finally succumbed to the lure of the lyre – he bought a guitar! It took him just 18 years to make up his mind
Thankfully, he has the basic traits (a sense of tune, a sense of beat and paitience) that any budding guitarist needs, so I look forward to jamming with him in the hear future. Pity that he lives in Seattle instead of Bangalore.
He asked me for some hints to get started, and I pointed him at GuitarNotes.com – definitely a great place to get all sorts of information and instructional material from.