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Kartik Mistry’s meta thoughts on life, foss and beyond that..

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Barcamp Bangalore 6

* I will be there. Say ‘hi’ to me. Although, I officially hate Web2.x and startups discussions, I will be there to see ENV and IIMB and yes ofcourse some dear friends 🙂

Ahmedabad Office Visit

* Even it was short notice, I got ticket (last ticket in Bhavanagar Express) luckily! Thanks to our receptionist Rochelle! Reached early in the morning on Friday and again it was headache to get rickshaw with meter working properly! I have to pay 50 Rs (Standard rate for any place for stranger ;)). We have got nice guest home at Ahmedabad. With warm welcome, my all usual weakness from traveling went away in seconds. Took some pictures from 8th floor. Buildings, Houses, Peacocks!

* Day started with meeting, thank God, it was really good meeting than our imagination from previous experiences. Fixed some technical issues. And then we went to our new office. Awesome furniture, spacious area and yes, very good connectivity 😛 Again, went to GVP and came back late evening. Ah, before that, Ashok helped me to book tickets for Freed.in! Again thanks to Rochelle and of course Ashok. You rocks man! We then visited Reliance Fresh near Vijay Char Rasta. Damn good (and cheap) vegetables and food things.

* Nirav came early in the morning. Had nice tea and breakfast. Office and GVP visits. Nice trip so far, except my wifi in laptop, didn’t worked. Came back in Shatabdi Express yesterday night.

* How can I forgot to say thanks to Komalbhabhi for nice food 🙂


* From gmail webclip:


One more meme from me

Updates of April 1

* At early morning, I got call from home: “Your pic is in DivyaBhaskar Newspaper!”. I told: “Today is 1st April!”. And I just recalled that I had send some information regarding ‘Gujarati Blog World’ and it might got published. You can see more information on this on My Gujarati Blog.

* Again switching to CLI 2 theme. Doesn’t work well but can’t resist myself..

Microsoft at LA’07

* I was thinking to attend currently on-going Linux Asia 2007 event before I saw that Microsoft is ‘Interoperability Partner’! Now, I am still thinking what the hell is Interoperability? Can any one let me know? I see clearly that its Money things! Looking at speakers list only Philip (I heard that he is not going!), Dr. Louis, Zaheda Bhorat and Divya Prakash are Only worth attending! Good thing is that ILUG-D is not going to participate this event 🙂


* Oh, I need to remember that fortune stays at /usr/games/fortune !

GPG Session at Office

* I knew that it will be heavy, but I was committed to do that. I took session about GPG in my office during MM. Or May be I need to make such session more simpler 🙂 Well, Slide and other things can be download from here. I did some research and found nice page about generating your own ‘Web Of Trust’ graph! I spend some time of 31st to convert these scripts to Python also! Here is my graph!

Web of Trust Graph of Kartik Mistry

WordPress MU 1.0

* I forgot to notice this great news! I was waiting for it so long time!!


* I gave session on subversion aka svn at office for  MM (Monday Meeting). More practical plus depth will be covered for new trainees. We are going to implement it for all teams! People were amazed with ‘svn blame‘ and ‘svn log‘ command 😉

The book is also amazing

ASCII Football

* Got link from here. If you are at office and missing Football Worldcup, Just do the following:

$ telnet ascii-wm.net 2006


$ nc ascii-wm.net 2006

The official site is here.