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September 29, 2006

Some Site/Software updates

Filed under: Website Updates — Suramya @ 3:04 PM

Here’s a brief update on the various portions of suramya.com and various projects I have been working on:

  • mirror.suramya.com has been temporarily shut down till I fix some issues with it
  • Found a bug in photo gallery that causes it to display photos in random order when viewing individual photos. Am working on a fix for this.
  • Gimpshop package for Debian had an issue and I need to recreate it on my system. Will probably do it over the weekend.
  • email2IM and IM2email projects haven’t been worked on for a while but since I got a few requests asking about their status I will be updating them. Have a lot of cool ideas for stuff to add to them, lets see how much time I get to work on it.
  • gWiFi is on hold till further notice. Have to rebuild it from scratch to incorporate the new stuff the updated API’s offer and thats going to take time. Don’t know when I will get to it
  • Have sorted through a lot of photos over the past few days, will be uploading them to the photo gallery over the next few days.
  • Well this is all for now. Will post more later.

    - Suramya

September 17, 2006

Niagra Falls Trip photos posted

Filed under: My Life,Website Updates — Suramya @ 2:12 PM

Posted some of the photos taken during my trip to Niagara falls last weekend. Will post the remaining when I get them from Aarti and Amit:

- Suramya

September 13, 2006

Updated the photogallery after a long time

Filed under: Website Updates — Suramya @ 11:08 PM

Today I went through my image folder and sorted it out properly, so now I can actually find photos I am looking for without searching in multiple locations (My desktop, laptop and website).

Once I was done with that I uploaded the following photos to the photogallery:

Still have a lot more pics to post. Will do that when I get some more free time.

- Suramya

September 4, 2006

Experiences on my flight to the US

Filed under: My Life — Suramya @ 8:39 PM

As promised here’s a brief writeup on my flight to the US and what I saw during it…

This time I flew in Business class on Aeroflot because due to the late date tickets in Business class in Aeroflot were cheaper that tickets in Economy class on other airlines. So mom and dad dropped me at the airport at ~ 1 am, and I walked up to the check-in desk where this one guy asked me if I was a business class passenger and when I told him yes, he told me to follow him and really speeded up my checking by letting me bypass the queue. Then I got the pass for the first class lounge in Delhi which was nice. They have complementary food and drinks over there so I had a couple of sandwiches and then after waiting for a while went through security and waited for the flight to board. They changed the departure gate a couple of times but then they finally let us board.

The flight was ok, as they didn’t have any in flight entertainment for some reason. So I listened to music and read my book. The best part of that flight was the meals. While in the economy class they give you a weird looking/tasting meal, in the Business class they literally give you a Five course meal and the service was awesome. Basically as soon as I sat down I was offered champagne with unlimited refills. I had a glass and then switched to orange juice and I drank a lot of it. Basically anytime during the meal if my glass was empty they would refill it without my asking.

Landed in Moscow and had a 5 hour halt over there.. Moscow airport has this weird rule that they only give you access to the Business class lounge two hours before the flight so since I had about 5 hours to kill I spent 3 hours roaming around the airport and reading a book and when I finally got access to the lounge I was hungry again so had sandwiches and juice. They had a cyber cafe also but the internet connection was down for some reason.

Then I boarded on the flight to NY on time and we departed pretty much on time. The service again was awesome and this time they even had in-flight entertainment. The thing was that they didn’t have the standard LCD displays mounted on the back of the seat, they gave out these portable players which had the movies/stuff stored on it so you could lie down and still watch the movies. I saw V for Vendetta. The seats recline to ~20-30 degrees from the floor and are flat so it was easy to sleep. They even had power sockets where I could plug in my laptop and work on it.

I arrived on time in NY and since I was in business class I missed most of the rush at the immigration and customs. Surprisingly even my bags arrived on time and without getting lost. In total it took me less than 35 mins from the time I got off the plane to the time I was out of the airport.

It was an interesting trip, and if the tickets didn’t cost so much I would fly business class again. But prob not Aeroflot.

Well this is all for now. Will write more later.

- Suramya

September 3, 2006

Arrived in one Piece

Filed under: My Life — Suramya @ 11:15 PM

Arrived in one piece in the US.
Details on my trip when I am not so tired/sleepy.

- Suramya

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