Saturday, November 18, 2006

Update on myself!

It has been quite a while since I posted anything on my personal blog. Occasionally, I have posted couple of posts reviews on couple of Web2.0 sites on my work-space blog & have been posting few pictures bi-weekly on my foto blog.

Personally - Have been doing quite a bit of travelling over last 4 months. Had two good road trips to Pondicherry & Goa, during the long weekends. Travelled to different parts of Karnataka to witness my buddies from school & engineering get settled in life. Over the last 2 months have attended 6 weddings, with one of my cousin's wedding slated @ the end of this month. I am not sure if all of them have made the right decisions to marry early in their lives, hope they have thought enough before making them. I wish them all the very best for their future. I found this quote quite introspecting, from a man who led our nation's struggle for independence.

'I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage' - M. K. Gandhi

Apart from that, have been spending my time capturing moments from all my travels and places I visit. Have been trying my hand on the post-processing of the pictures, the results are quite satisfying; but still a long way to go before I get comfortable with Photoshop CS2 - one of the best softwares around.

Socialising - I would say,it has been decent. Meet my close chums - Rags & Malhar - almost every week; couple of weeks back had a re-union party with quite a decent number of ppl from my batch of engineering; also happened to have a small get-together during the last week of Oct'er with my ReadiMinders. The only people I haven't been able to keep in touch are those from the photography & bloggers. It has been almost 5 months since I met them, have been in touch with few of them over mails, IM or phone calls. Firang Squirrel, was virtual up in arms, because I had not met her nor shown myself @ her home, from the day she got married and settled in Bengaluru. It was great to catch up with her over lunch & get an update on how she has been living & adjusting to the way of life in 'Namma Bengaluru'. My network has swelled to quite a number on Orkut in the recent past. This has increased my interactions with friends who are living in different parts of the world.

Professionally - Things have been quite hectic & challenging, working on demos & use-cases for our client. Getting insights into various domains and also dealing with the constant changes in the requirements which shape the demos & use-cases. Been part of couple of GeekNights which are held @ Thoughtworks, Bangalore. It has been a good experience so far, with AOP - Aspect Orieneted Programming and the other being Sahi - Web Automation and Test Tool & Google GWT - Google's AJAX API.

Gadgets - Got myself an iPod, a gadget which I had been waiting to accquire for quite sometime. Upgraded my mo-fone to Sony Ericsson's K610i, one of the best 3G handset around.