Jeffrey Archer's Cat O' Nine Tales

Tue 26 January 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

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

Sun 17 January 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

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

Tue 12 January 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

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"

Sat 02 January 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

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

Use the power of git to develop with both git and svn

Sun 27 December 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

I was one of the thousands who jumped on to Google Code when it was released sighing a relief that Sourceforge was no more a Hobson's choice.

But very soon github was released and showcased git's amazing power. Again like the thousands, I too switched but this time I …

read more

Riding on popularity

Tue 15 December 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya
A spurious Nokia charger

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

Some humourous shop salesman!

Tue 15 December 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya
Bargaining conditions

Seen at a shop (selling agro products) outside the Tribal Museum at Araku, Visakhapatnam.

read more

Confista: A conference management app

Tue 24 November 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

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

Thu 29 October 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

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.

Example of using the in-built comments app

  1. Follow …
read more

Git workflow for enterprises

Sun 25 October 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

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