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March 4, 2006

Released Ver 2 of DFS Install Guide

Filed under: Article Releases,Linux/Unix Related,Website Updates — Suramya @ 5:10 PM

Hi Everyone,
I have released Ver 2 of my DFS (Debian From Scratch) install guide. This version covers the installation of dfs-0.6.19

Article URL: How to install and configure DFS.


March 2, 2006

Geekcorps: A Peace Corps for techies

Filed under: Interesting Sites,My Thoughts — Suramya @ 12:56 PM

This is another volunteer outfit that can essentially be thought of as a Peace Corps with a focus on PCs. The organization recruits technical experts to conceive ideas for integrating technology into local economies in a self-sustaining way.

This is extremely interesting, they pay you (airfare, accommodation, insurance and a monthly living stipend) to goto places like Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania), Central Asia (Armenia, Kyrgystan), Northeast Asia (Mongolia), Southeast Asia (Thailand), Sub-Saharan Africa (Ghana, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Mali) and the Middle East (Lebanon, Jordan).

I will be taking part in this sometime next year as this year I have pre-existing obligations. The average tour is 4 months.

Group Website:
More details: TechRepublic Article

Thanks to Sonja’s Blog for the link to this.

– Suramya

March 1, 2006

Life is fun… esp when you are too busy to enjoy it

Filed under: My Life — Suramya @ 5:25 PM

Yup, life is fun. I havn’t been posting stuff because I didn’t feel like it because of a hectic schedule but the past few days have been fun:

The weekend of 18th Feb:

Went to the 81st birthday of Padmashree Mr. Ram V Sutar, a sculpturer whose sculptures have been put up everywhere. Check out this site for a list of some of his works. This was the first time I met a Padmashree reciepient and it was an awesome experience. I wish I had my camera with me at that time but…

Also met Richa, my cousin sister when she came over for lunch on Sunday. It was fun talking to her after such a long time.

The rest of the time:

Staying up late working on stuff. Waking up even later. Couple of times I went to bed at 11am – 12 pm. The only bad part was that since I was up my parents would ask me to come for a walk with them to the plot where we are building out house. Other than that it was just work/sleep/read books/watch TV.


Didn’t sleep all night (Was working), then left for Rajkumar Mama’s place at 6 am, came back at 12:30 pm (Didn’t sleep the entire time, ’cause I hate sleeping in a car.) Then when I got back I couldn’t sleep, so I read a book for a few hours and finally fell asleep at about 3:30 pm. Then at ~ 4:30 pm I got a call from a friend. I spoke to her for a while but I really have no idea what I talked about. I only remember who it was because I had wished her all the best for her exams earlier in the day. I hope I was making sense on the phone…

Then I went back to sleep and work up at 7:20 pm to start work. Now its almost 4 am but I still don’t feel sleepy.

Lets see… I think I will read something and then crash.

Oh, I also watched Final Destination 3. Its pathetic. No match for the original and even the sequel. Didn’t even bother to finish watching it.

Well there was a lot more stuff that happened since I last posted but I don’t feel like typing any more.

Will post more later (maybe).

– Suramya

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