Jeffrey Archer's Cat O' Nine Tales
Cat O' Nine Tales was my first Jeffrey Archer book. I picked it up with great hesitation because I hadn't read any of his previous books and a friend warned me that his books required lot of patience to finish.Luckily, Cat O' Nine Tales was Jeffrey Archer's fifth instalment … read more
How cricket can save other sports
The recent impasse between the Indian hockey players and the federation that finally caught the attention of the nation, might have been resolved till the hockey world cup next month. During this impasse, the media highlighted some disturbing questions like "Why other sports are meted step-motherly treatment?" and "Why is … read more
5 funny myths on losing weight
With the new year day past us, lots of us would have made resolutions. It's another matter that most of the resolutions would have already been forgotten by now. A couple of friends resolved to lose weight and regain their shape.
In India, where every Tom, Dick and Harry gives … read more
R.K Narayan's "A Tiger for Malgudi"
R.K. Narayan happens to be my favourite author because most of his stories are timeless and make for a light reading at the end of a heavy work day. He is undoubtedly the widest read author in India, right from high school kids to retired grandparents. Clearly, this reflects … read more
Riding on popularity
A Nokia phone charger that rides on a popular name! (SCO should check this out) Another interesting fact is that this charger costs 1/3rd that of the original and is as good ala lower TCO using Free Software (some might call it a rotten analogy but my creative :-P … read more
Confista: A conference management app
I can't believe I had been living under a rock all this while!
How could I have missed Pinax? I knew it existed but was under
a wrong impression that it was only for the social stuff.
Recently, I forced myself to look at Pinax for a project and
after … read more
RFC: Comments framework usage documentation
This is my attempt at ticket #9819 which aims for better documentation to the comments framework. This is my second attempt at writing documentation
and I have uploaded a patch to the ticket but wanted some feedback here without spamming the timeline.
Git workflow for enterprises
Git is a super-cool VCS that encourages a distributed workflow. Sorry, this post is full of enterprisey jargon because it is meant for them.
Usually, most enterprises have development teams that consist of smaller independent sub-teams with little communication among them. They have a workflow where the code is first … read more