Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fuel Telugu workshop @ ANU , Guntur

This is how it all started . Rajesh Ranjan has called me and we had h to organise FUEL workshop during 2008 . We couldn't oragnise a discussion on telugu aspect of FUEL because of lack of interest in the language .

2 Years back when I returned to #l10ncappune at RH I met Rajesh Ranjan who discussed with me and Karunakar about how he or karunakar or me couldn't organise a FUEL workshop in telugu at Hyderabad .

Now that I am back in the state , I wanted to do it and I kind of liked the concept of guntur or vijayawada as I always believe in telugu language neutrality,quality in that region one because vijayawada is where the press /print telugu has origniated .
Well one fine day in my grandmoms village I was going to meet a friend in guntur so made a plan to go to the college . Thanks to my friends contact venkat adaka who is a telugu tweep has taken me on bike and assisted me in forming our initial talk .

After some initial discussion and rajesh ranjans discussion one fine day we thought of deciding a date . And then after a call to the HOD who asked me to come to the dept to finalise the date . Well Guntur is almost at a stone throw from khammam a train to vijayawada and a bus took me directly to the department .

Then in 5 minutes we decided the date to be the last weekend of the december . We called the caterer to decide on food . I called rajesh & anjun rao chavala and told him about the confirmation . We then focussed on getting travel and rooms in vijayawada . I ended up deciding a stupid hotel called 'shri pada '

Well then was the entire conference calls from Krishna in RH to arjun and me ,later joined by Rajesh Ranjan .. we went on planning schedule , press letter which took most of our time .

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Installed Fedora 13 ( again ! )

I started with F13 Alpha Netboot long back and today the same CD failed during installation probably due to bad media or some bug , anyways I reinstalled F 13 KDE live ISO and everything was so smooth because I had installed previous F13 as /home and / . Hence a format of / did make lot of things easy :)

The reason why I had to re-install is quite a strange one and might be funny . From F13 alpha I was regularly updating to observe the changes ,and as I had previously mentioned , it was becoming very stable . It reached a point where I couldn't stand it . Hence I choose to go to rawhide and that was at a very wrong point of time when F14 is no more the raw hide while F15 is becoming rawhide. It would still have been very easy if I hadn't the rpmfusion repo's . Well I did enter into a yum mess and I am amazed yum behaved very well , only that I messed it the wrong way .

Before any one reading has doubts like " how complex GNU/Linux or fedora is ? " . Well I opened my firefox to restore the tabs of last session which I had in my previous installation !

Mapping companion

You know how much it helps to have a companion during mapping ?

Well its a BIG thing to have someone who is your friend and understands whats going on . We could share the driving , recording POI's , catching the GPS device and lot more of things . My compoanion here is a person with similar backgrounds hence didnt take much time to even edit the trails .

We did cover a lot of roads . Despite one roadblock and a dissapointing evening which led us to a mountain peak where the wind did give us the right idea for us . We didn't have enough time to finish it as per our expectations and plans but we did get into a cool template which we would be using for the future :)