Localized Gujarati Geek

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

Category: Web

non-free (web) services

* I was thinking to move out of as many as non-free (FaiF) web services after reading mako’s this post and now zack wrote about it with good explanations and reasons.

What things I’m using? And its replacement:

– GMail [and related stuffs] – (I don’t own server/email setup, may be next year’s plan?)
– Facebook (Big question here – how will I keep touch with my wife?)
– LinkedIn (My profile there is crap, half baked. Can leave it without worry)
– Twitter (Identi.ca)
– Orkut (Already not using much)
– Github (Gitorious)

Thank God. WordPress is amazing and free. I can keep in touch with this amazing ‘blue pill’ virtual world with blog posts at least. Starting acting on the list from bottom-up. Lets see how far I can go.

lazy hosting for me

* After realize that I can book domain name with payment using Internet banking, I booked one. However, that hosting provider has crap schemes and I want:

a. Debian
b. Shell access
c. Payment using Internet banking from India (sorry – I has no Credit Card or intend to have one nearly).

Lazy lazy web – anyone?

Size doesn’t matter. I want ikiwiki and some static pages for random use.

Unsubscribe FAILed



First quote that makes sense..

from Ilug-bom mailing list

“All those who pull you out of shit might not always be your friends, and every one who puts you inside shit might not necessarily be your enemies”.

WP Feed

* So, WordPress.com feed weirdness has come again…

Book Meme

* From Kees and Jono,

  • Grab the nearest book.
  • Open it to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

My result:

“બાંયધરી (સ્ત્રી.) જામીનગીરી, ખોળાઘરી, હામી” — વ્યવહાર ઉપયોગી શબ્દકોષ (ભાષા નિયામક કચેરી, ગાંધીનગર).

(Book is Gujarati Dictionary:))


* Kunal sent this via IM. This shows why we should worry about Software Patents.

Say Cheeese!

Following Tuxmaniac, KillerX and many more…

1. Take a picture of yourself right now.
2. Don’t change your clothes, don’t fix your hair… just take a picture.
3. Post that picture with NO editing.
4. Post these instructions with your picture.

Yes. Cheese/iSight stopped working magically…

I’m Loving it…

Debian Project Patch Tracking System


… To meet Mom/Papa after one month!


* Sandro Tosi uploaded latest version of sitecopy. Give it try, test it, so it will have enough testing for our dear Lenny.

Thanks a lot Sandro and Joe (upstream) for taking care!

Managing Ideas

* What do you do for managing ideas..

– Any software?

– Sticky notes?

– Diary?

I always gets good (sometime even creative too) ideas during bath, loo or breakfast. And, from sometime, I started to maintain ‘Crazy Morning Ideas’ diary with me.

And these Google’ internal tools are also interesting..