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Today's date (25th February) is very special in my life for the past 2 years and it will continue to be like that till my end of life. This date for the past couple of years had given me happiness, satisfaction and a sense of achievement. This year is no exception to that and I decided to visit Spastics Society of TamilNadu (SPASTN) located at Taramani, Chennai. It was in 1996 I last visited this place for my project "Care for the Uncared" which I did in my 7th standard along with my friends for "National Children Science Congress". I was with the children for 3 full days and spent lot of time with them in "The Spastics School". Its been more than 15 years now and I visited today as a man with a good cause, it was really joyful to be in the School and speak with people who are closely associated with it. There was lot of changes in the School from my previous visit!

SPASTN visit pic

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OpenSource book wrapperI wrote a book on OpenSource in Tamil and it got published by New Horizon Media (Kizhakku Pathipagam) on last Saturday ie., 07-jan-2012 in Chennai Book Fair 2012. If you get a chance to visit Chennai Book fair drop in at Kizhakku Pathipagam stall and grab a copy of the book.

Following are the link to purchase the book online:

1) https://www.nhm.in/shop/978-81-8493-489-2.html

2) http://www.infibeam.com/Books/open-source-tamil-sa-senthi-kumaran/9788184934892.html

3) ChennaiShopping

4) Flipkart

Introduction about this book are available in the following links:

http://www.tamilpaper.net/?p=5347

http://www.badriseshadri.in/2012/01/blog-post_08.html

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/OpenSourceTamil

Joined BankofAmerica

22 Sep 2011
Posted by stylesen

I joined Bank of America, Chennai on 16th of August 2011. My work here in Bank of America involves programming in Python language. I ve joined Bank of America as a Lead Analyst in the Global Markets and Research Technology (GMRT) team.

My last day at NetApp was 11th August, 2011. NetApp was a great company to work with, I miss the company and the very friendly team there in NetApp. Unfortunately, I could not help it, but I need to take this decission since, I had some really compelling personal emergencies which drove me to this path in Bank of America. 

So, back in Chennai! Lot more fun to go! Will make a note to blog more frequently in future!

Posted by stylesen

In work I wanted python2.7 for using some latest modules. I run Debian 6.0 ie., squeeze in my laptop, but python2.7 is available in Wheezy or Debian testing. In order to install python2.7 from the testing repository add the following in your sources.list file ie., /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://mirror.cse.iitk.ac.in/debian/ testing main contrib

After adding the testing repository, do an update and then install python2.7 package as follows:

$ sudo aptitude update

$ sudo aptitude install python2.7

Joined NetApp

03 May 2011
Posted by stylesen

I joined NetApp, Bangalore on 2nd of May 2011 ie., yesterday. My work here in NetApp involves programming in Python language, which I was dreaming a long time, to get a career which allows me to completely program in Python and it is fulfilled now. I ve joined NetApp as a Python Developer in the tools development team. NetApp is the next best employer after Google this year, listed by fortune magazine - http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2011/snapshots/5.html and it has been listed in this space for many years in the past too! I look forward  for all the fun ;)

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My first article - "Creating Professional Presentation with Latex" - for Muktware got publised. This article explains how to create presentations with latex beamer. Following is a gist from the article, to read more visit - http://www.muktware.com/a/14/2011/830/creating-professional-presentations-latex

"If you are a fan of versioning presentations and not convinced with versioning binary files then this article is for you, of course it makes you stand out among your friends since this is how geeks prepare presentations. Latex is a popular document preparation system which provides a document markup language to edit your documents which looks beautiful in paper.