Following MediaTinker‘s lead, here is a recap of my year in 25 words: Snowboarding fun Lots of blogging Worked on Pylogger Made lots of new friends Left Japan after 5 years Settled in Pakistan Started my own company Nice idea Kristin.
Looks like Linux is starting to go to some interesting places. The “Robot Tarzan”, or Treebot, runs on Linux, has a webcam and a wireless link. It helps scientists monitor environmental changes in forests. More here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3340057.stm
Victor just sent in this article on the emergence of Japan as the next cultural superpower: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33261-2003Dec26.html It was quite an eye opener for me since initially I thought of Japan as devoid of local creativity and imitating Western culture. Now that I think about it, it has gone through a radical change during the […]
First of all, Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate today. It’s a public holiday in Pakistan, but not because of the birth of Christ. Today is the 127th birthday of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Yes, the same Jinnah that our favorite Saruman, Christopher Lee, portrayed in the movie “Jinnah’.
Until now, I was using the time stamp from my web machine for blog entries which has its timezone still set to that of Japan. I couldn’t find a clean way of changing this from within Pylogger so now I’m setting my “TZ” variable to “Asia/Karachi” in .bash_profile (export TZ=”Asia/Karachi”). Wish I had figured this […]
Last Saturday was Pakistan Linux Users Community (PLUC)’s December meeting for the Islamabad chapter. We had a nice discussion on different Linux distros and the recent progress made by Linux. After that, we tried out some Live CDs which can boot a whole Linux system from the CD without installing anything on the hard drive. […]
The moment we’ve all been waiting for: http://www.kernel.org It was in January 2001, just under 3 years ago, that I got back from the holidays and saw that the long awaited 2.4 kernel had been released. Though not as hyped as 2.4, 2.6 is another major step forward for Linux and makes it one of […]
Got my first one today. Not a problem for me yet. Just edit the file and remake, but will have to speed up my anti-spam module for Pylogger if this becomes more frequent. Funny that my original “manual” comment system took care of this nicely by emailing me the comment which I then copied into […]
Right after the good news of Saddam’s capture, here’s a bad one and much closer to home for me, which just came in as a breaking news on TV. Apparently, there was a bomb blast near Chaklala in Rawalpindi, a place not too far from my house, right after President Pervaiz Musharraf passed by. I […]
Steve invited me to join Friendster yesterday. Now I’m hooked. It’s a nice system to create a network of friends and make new friends through existing ones. If I haven’t already invited you, please join and let me know.