Archive for February, 2007

Delhi_01

Monday, February 19th, 2007

The work started at the moment I got introduced to the Team. SAP Exchange Infrastructure [XI]; now (well)known as Process Integration [PI] was the module I need to take care for the three system landscape implementation.

Hooray!!! the entire landscape is gonna happen on RedHat Linux AS. Let the g00d time r0lls!!!

Delhi_00

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

Woof…! I am lucky that I put on an extra woolen kind of brown T-Shirt, which I got from my brother.

It’s really chilling at the Airport and I walked towards the pre-paid taxi stall. Shown up my forefinger “Eak, single aadmi… mein….….taxi chahiye; Maruthi Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon”

Smiles exchanged, paid the bill and I move out of the airport premises. It was five minutes past 1 AM when I search for a telephone booth outside but it was locked.

My mobile was dead in both SIGNAL and battery charge.

What’s next…? I need to make some calls, and a call to my counterpart at Gurgaon office. The next best option was to ask for a favor from the young man who was sitting inside the Airtel shop, [New] connection/service provider.

Hi, this is Sagar…new to Delhi……hmmm… can I borrow your Nokia mobile charger for a while, if ya keep one.

:> ahha ..Yes no problem.

I kept my mobile charged and walked out of the shop, saying “I shall get some coffee for you”

:> No Sir… that is ok…. You can come and sit here.

I sat with him and we had some general conversation over the hot Nescafé. In the middle I found the first person/friend I met in Delhi was a mallu [Keralite, who speaks my mother-tongue]

Spent around half-an-hour with him, exchange numbers, he made some arrangements for the taxi; remind me to ask/call for any help needed…. Thank you so much and goodbye my friend!

Tail: He doesn’t have any balance to make a single call from his mobile. No problem I adjusted with the Taxi driver :)

Broke up with B’lore

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

I don’t have any valentine’s story… (hmmm…do I…? ) may be I am not blessed by The Cupid.

For me today is the day to pack-up my stuffs, have a short break over Bangalore…. I am flying to Delhi on a project at our client location by hoping fun since it’s an assignment on PI Implementation, first time flying to Delhi.

Hey… B’lore I will be back, let me have some chill-out at Delhi.

Eclipse | Mono, don’tNET

Monday, February 12th, 2007

This post is an excerpt of a discussion happened over a couple of drink at one of my close friend’s apartment. To some of his understandable queries, I mailed him after the fun…

Dai,

Hope you would be interested the following texts and some keywords [highlighted] :)

I just gotta flash of the discussion, which we had at your flat.

“Porting your Application/Software from Windows to Linux”

There are two choices available:

Eclipse with the C# plug-in and MonoDevelop.

Eclipse is now bundled with latest Linux distros these days.

MonoDevelop is not as mature as Eclipse as a complete IDE, but it provides a very tight integration with Mono, auto-completion for all the class libraries, support for various programming languages (C#, Visual Basic, Boo, Nemerle, and ILASM) and a GUI designer specifically designed for Gtk#.

Mind you, Mono’s goal is not to create an exact replica of the .NET Framework. There seems no point in that. Rather, Mono places a high priority on implementing in open source those components that are essential to let applications run on alternative platforms — and Linux in particular. This means that it looks at what features and libraries are required for existing .NET applications to run, and focuses on correct implementations of those.

A dedicated team of engineers at Novell is working on Mono. Mainsoft (NOT a typo) also has a dedicated team working on the project components shared in common. Both companies are highly focused on implementing those parts of the .NET platform that Microsoft has placed with the ECMA standards body.

Reference:

https://eclipse-tutorial.dev.java.net/

http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_Project

Good Luck

~sagar

Classic [blue to black]

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

It’s been a while I put some text here, in fact there were many under the drafts section.

Frequent visitors, may find a little change on the look and feel of my page…classic [blue to black]…eha…???

I went for an up-grade of my wordpress-1.5 to 2.1 (gotta something to fiddle around for today’s night). The upgrade went like a breeze…and I go to bed at 6:00 and some stubs left behind.

Common Linux myths dispelled

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

Linux is lousy for games, Windows is a memory hog, OSX will force you get a Liberal Arts degree and recycle… but, I digress. We’re here to dispel the myths, not spread them.

By the way, have any Qs like…

. Linux is great, too bad there aren’t any good applications.

. On Linux, you can’t open files other people send.

. Linux won’t allow you to watch your favorite video files.

. Linux doesn’t have a modern 3d desktop like Vista’s Aero or OSX’s Aqua.

…but, if I use Linux I won’t be able to run Word/Photoshop/Internet Explorer/____.

. I can’t play Half Life 2, Prey, or World of Warcraft on Linux

Check the links down.

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